Rookie keeper rankings overall

In case you haven’t noticed, we posted on Friday our “Post-Draft” Rookie Report. We did so after our annual pow-wow at the FantasyGuru.com nerve center on Friday. Each year, we gather our main contributors and go over all 32 teams and their key players to prepare for our magazine and the whole season.

Speaking of the gathering, we did so in our new office building. I’ve been looking to buy a building for quite some time, and with this current economy and real estate market, this year was the time. We literally just moved in officially last week, and the building is awesome. We’ve got high-speed internet, of course, but also Direct TV with TIVO so we don’t miss a thing during the season. This is a big relief for me, since I’ve been going out of my mind the last 3-4 months coordinating the building improvement and doing a lot of work myself. But it’s now done – just in time for the magazine push.

Heres a shot taken from the FantasyGuru.com nerve center on 5/1. Each year after the draft we gather with our key staff members to go over all 32 teams, their players, and everything else. Its 8 hours of hardcore football talk that gets us ready to publish our mag, and for the season. From left to right: Greg Cosell, Adam Caplan, Matt Camp, and Joe Dolan. John Hansen took the pic.

Here's a shot taken from the FantasyGuru.com nerve center on 5/1. Each year after the draft we gather with our key staff members to go over all 32 teams, their players, and everything else. It's 8 hours of hardcore football talk that gets us ready to publish our mag, and for the season. From left to right: Greg Cosell, Adam Caplan, Matt Camp, and Joe Dolan. John Hansen took the pic.

We are officially in magazine mode, but rather than laying low for 4-5 weeks, I do still plan to post up a bunch of content. This week we’ll get our preliminary rankings and projections posted. After that, my plan is to release one large article/feature per week the next two months.

We also updated today our keeper rankings, if you’re interested. One thing we didn’t do yet is rank the rookie players overall for the next 2-3 years. This is a challenge because ranking players overall for keeper leagues should really depend on your team needs. If you really need a QB, for example, Matthew Stafford should be #1 on your list.

But for those interested, here’s a quick ranking of the top-45 rookies overall. If you’re looking for analysis, check out the post-draft rookie report on the site.

1. Knowshon Moreno, DEN

2. Matthew Stafford, DET

3. Michael Crabtree, SF

4. Chris Wells, ARI – Would be higher, concerned with durability.

5. Donald Brown, IND

6. Jeremy Maclin, PHI

7. LeSean McCoy, PHI

8. Percy Harvin, MIN

9. Brandon Pettigrew, DET

10. Darrius Heyward Bey, OAK

11. Shonn Greene, NYJ

12. Mark Sanchez, NYJ

13. Kenny Britt, TEN

14. Hakeem Nicks, NYG

15. Josh Freeman, TB

16. Brian Robiskie, CLE

17. Brandon Tate, NE

18. Jared Cook, TEN

19. Chase Coffman, CIN

20. Louis Murphy, OAK

21. Brooks Foster, STL

22. Pat White, MIA

23. Derrick Williams, DET

24. Juaquin Iglesias, CHI

25. Andre Brown, NYG

26. Shawn Nelson, BUF

27. Mohamed Massaquoi, CLE

28. Austin Collie, IND

29. Patrick Turner, MIA

30. Deon Butler, SEA

31. Rashad Jennings, JAC

32. LaRod Stephens-Howling, ARI

33. Travis Beckum, NYG

34. Cornelius Ingram, PHI

35. James Davis, CLE

36. Cedric Peerman, BAL

37. Gartrell Johnson, SD

38. Glen Coffee, SF

39. Javon Ringer, TEN

40. Ramses Barden, NYG

41. Mike Wallace, PIT

42. James Casey, HOU

43. Javarris Williams, KC

44. Bernard Scott, CIN

45. Tom Brandstater, DEN

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9 Responses

  1. Dan says:

    Congrats on the new office – nothing like owning. And NOW it gets better since you’re done refurbishing. Enjoy.

    ONE article a week for two months, you exceed my expectations. Thanks this is a hard time of the year to get through. Looking for o the Auction League info, I’ve been studing that for a couple years now. I might start another league, I need another.

    I did 5 leagues last year – cashed in all of them and won 2 it can’t get much better than that.

  2. John Hansen says:

    Thanks, that’s 1 large one per week in addition to publishing the mag in early June.

  3. Law Firm says:

    Congrats on the office as well. I hope you get Sirius pumped in so you can listen to “Traaaaaaaaadio!”

  4. MI-5 says:

    Hakeem Nicks seems way to low. Fantasy Football is about opportunity and this guy has the fast track to a starting job, since the Giants have two starting position in open competition. Unless this guy is a total slug, he will be a first day starter. He has to be ranked around #5, no way he should he ranked outside the top 10.

  5. bonscott says:

    Congrats on the new office!

  6. bonscott says:

    By the way, your rookie article has been a HUGE help in my rookie dynasty draft. We always start the Saturday after the NFL draft and it was great you got your info out in a week, just in time.

  7. John Hansen says:

    Well, there’s no way Nick should be ranked over Moreno, Brown, Wells, Crabtree, and Stafford, so that’s 5 right there. Opportunity is only part of the equation; Reggie Williams was a #1 pick and had a great one – but he’s slow and played in a run-heavy offense. Not saying Nicks will be that way but he’s not a burner, and the Giants are a power-running offense.

  8. Anthony says:

    love the rankings, though i think i’d rather have Percy over Maclin. I think Percy, like DeSean last year with the Eagles, automatically steps in and become the best WR in the Vikings. Off-field issues aside, I think Percy’s upside comparison is Steve Smith. thoughts? I know that’s pretty high to compare someone to SSmith, heard a comparison of Laveranous Coles with more RAC ability, and i was thinking that’s exactly Steve Smith. thoughts?

  9. labbless says:

    It agree, your idea is brilliant

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