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 Rankings/Projections > Rookie Superflex Rankings  
By: Doug Orth

Updated: 8/14/2021

Upside = Upside   Risk = Risk
Rookies: Superflex
Chg Rk Pos Rk Player Tm Age
  1 QB1 Trevor Lawrence JAC 22
  2 QB2 Trey Lance SF 21
  3 QB3 Justin Fields CHI 22
  4 RB1 Najee Harris PIT 23
  5 TE1 Kyle Pitts ATL 21
  6 WR1 Ja'Marr Chase CIN 21
Tier 2
  7 RB2 Travis Etienne JAC 22
  8 QB4 Zach Wilson NYJ 22
  9 WR2 DeVonta Smith PHI 23
  10 WR3 Elijah Moore NYJ 21
Tier 3
  11 RB3 Javonte Williams DEN 21
  12 WR4 Jaylen Waddle MIA 23
  13 RB4 Trey Sermon SF 22
  14 WR5 Rashod Bateman BAL 22
  15 QB5 Mac Jones NE 23
  16 WR6 Terrace Marshall Jr. CAR 21
  17 RB5 Michael Carter NYJ 22
Tier 4
  18 WR7 Kadarius Toney NYG 22
  19 WR8 Rondale Moore ARI 21
  20 WR9 Josh Palmer LAC 22
  21 WR10 Amari Rodgers GB 22
  22 WR11 Dyami Brown WAS 22
  23 TE2 Jacob Harris LAR 25
  24 RB6 Kenneth Gainwell PHI 22
  25 WR12 Nico Collins HOU 22
  26 WR13 Amon-Ra St. Brown DET 22
Tier 5
  27 RB7 Rhamondre Stevenson NE 23
  28 TE3 Pat Freiermuth PIT 23
  29 QB6 Kellen Mond MIN 22
  30 WR14 D'Wayne Eskridge SEA 24
  31 RB8 Chuba Hubbard CAR 22
  32 RB9 Javian Hawkins ATL 24
Tier 6
  33 TE4 Brevin Jordan HOU 21
  34 WR15 Tylan Wallace BAL 22
  35 RB10 Elijah Mitchell SF 23
  36 RB11 Larry Rountree III LAC 25
  37 QB7 Davis Mills HOU 23
  38 TE5 Hunter Long MIA 23
39 TE6 Kylen Granson IND 23
Tier 7
  40 WR16 Ihmir Smith-Marsette MIN 22
  41 WR17 Jaelon Darden TB 25
  42 RB12 Chris Evans CIN 24
43 WR18 Frank Darby ATL 25
  44 WR19 Cornell Powell KC 24
45 TE7 Noah Gray KC 22
Tier 8
  46 TE8 Tre' McKitty LAC 25
  47 WR20 Dazz Newsome CHI 22
  48 TE9 Tommy Tremble CAR 21
49 RB13 Jake Funk LAR 24
  50 RB14 Khalil Herbert CHI 23
  51 RB15 Demetric Felton CLE 23
  52 RB16 Jermar Jefferson DET 21
  53 QB8 Ian Book NO 23
  54 WR21 Tutu Atwell LAR 24
55 RB17 Kene Nwangwu MIN 23
  56 QB9 Kyle Trask TB 23
  57 RB18 Jaret Patterson WAS 22
  58 WR22 Dez Fitzpatrick TEN 24
  59 RB19 Kylin Hill GB 23
60 RB20 Gerrid Doaks MIA 25
  RB Najee Harris, PIT: Only real downside is age (23); should be a RB1 constant throughout his stay in Pittsburgh.

  TE Kyle Pitts, ATL: A 20-year-old likely to be a perennial high-end TE1 in two years or less? Yes please.

  WR Ja'Marr Chase, CIN: Considered one of the most dynamic WR prospects in at least 10 years.

  RB Travis Etienne, JAC: More than likely the next Urban Meyer Swiss army knife (Percy Harvin, Curtis Samuel).

  RB Javonte Williams, DEN: Youth and 2022 opportunity negated somewhat by likely short shelf live due to physcial running style.

  RB Trey Sermon, SF: Kyle Shanahan's constant churning of backfield a concern, but Sermon is a great fit for his offense.

  RB Michael Carter, NYJ: Should emerge as starter quickly, but will size (201 pounds) keep his ceiling is a 1B back in an RBBC long-term?

  WR Josh Palmer, LAC: Likely to serve as Keenan Allen's long-term complement in likely Mike Williams moves on in 2022.

  RB Chuba Hubbard, CAR: Set to be Christian McCaffrey's long-term handcuff.

  TE Brevin Jordan, HOU: A bit of a Jordan Reed/Irv Smith Jr. clone headed to an offense lacking in playmakers.

  RB Larry Rountree III, LAC: Has a fair chance of beating out Joshua Kelley for banger role alongside Austin Ekeler.

  TE Tre' McKitty, LAC: Pay no attention to his six catches last season; has great chance to replace Jared Cook in 2022.

Doug Orth has written for FF Today since 2006 and been featured in USA Today’s Fantasy Football Preview magazine since 2010. He hosted USA Today’s hour-long, pre-kickoff fantasy football internet chat every Sunday in 2012-13 and appears as a guest analyst on a number of national sports radio shows, including Sirius XM’s “Fantasy Drive”. Doug is also a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.