Rookies are exciting. As soon as the first night of the NFL Draft is over every April, fantasy players around the world start projecting stats and getting excited at the possibilities that lie ahead for rookies. Did the best RB in the draft just get taken by a team with a great offensive line? Think about Ezekiel Elliott a couple of years ago. That was one of the highest rated runners in recent years going to an offense that had 2 Pro-Bowlers on the line. Fantasy players everywhere were salivating…and for good reason. In cases like that, you know there are going to be some great numbers put up, but it isn’t the case with every rookie.
Keep in mind that for a lot of guys, it takes a while to adjust to the NFL. I have no problem with drafting several rookies that you think will do well; just don’t load your roster with a bunch of them in the first 6 or 7 rounds, or you’ll be disappointed.