Five offensive rookies to pick up in Fantasy Football

T.Y. Hilton #13 of the Indianapolis Colts participates during a rookie minicamp at the team facility and continues to look impressive. Keep an eye on him this year to see if he can be the leading receiver for the Golden Boy Andrew Luck in Indy.

Usually you want to stay away from rookies in Fantasy Football, but this year there are several young guys that I believe are going to come in and contribute right away, and might be a very good option for you in any league, but since I am running an IDP league here at Mocking The Draft, I will be putting up a Five best defensive rookies to pick up as well later on today. So check out the offensive rookies that I expect to come in and contribute right away first, which could all be great options in your league after the jump.

Trent Richardson, RB, Cleveland Browns – This kid if healthy is going to be a huge work horse in Cleveland. Everyone knows that the Browns are a ground team, especially in the winter time. If you can remember some of the Jamal Lewis games against Buffalo in the snow, you will understand what I mean by a running team in the winter time. Richardson will be the featured back in Cleveland and will get tons of touches. I expect him to be on the list for rookie of the year this year, because they will rely on this rookie quite a bit this year. He will be a huge pick up for you in this year’s fantasy draft.

Robert Griffin III, QB, Washington Redskins – I would not take RG3 to be my starting quarterback, but I would take him later on in the draft to make him my bye week quarterback. If you are in a league that gets major bonus points for running the ball as a quarterback, RG3 could be a huge option for you this year. RG3 is a very accurate quarterback, and has great weapons in Washington, plus he is in a Mike Shanahan offense, which means they will run the ball effectively. RG3 could be a mid-round steal, especially if your quarterback has injury issues you should be considering him as a back-up option.

Doug Martin, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – After listening to some of the readers here at MTD, I wanted to see a little more about Doug Martin. I went in and watched a little more film on Doug Martin, and to be honest this kid could be extremely special this year. Martin is already pushing Lagarrette Blount as the starter, and will see a number of carries from the beginning of the year. If that is the case, Martin could be a good RB3 option on your roster. Even a # 2 running back if you are in a deep draft of 16 teams. Make sure to keep an eye on Martin if he begins to fall in your fantasy draft.

T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts – This kid is special, he is a very small wide receiver, who will be a stud in the slot this year in Indy. He could be a very good option in a deep draft if you are looking for wide receiver depth. Hilton has already been impressive in workouts and I am sure will be a head turner in the pre-season. If Hilton is there in the later rounds he might be one of the steals of the draft. He will be a rookie that comes in right away and contributes, so keep an eye on him.

Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago Bears – I love this kids ability but he had problems taking plays off in college. Well he has a huge chip on his shoulder this year, since he fell to the second round. Watch out for Jeffery to explode as a huge wide out option in most leagues. He will be opposite of Earl Bennett and Brandon Marshall, they will be a very difficult team to cover, and let’s not forget Jay Cutler and Matt Forte. They have tons of targets in Chicago, but Jeffery will be a guy that takes away from guys like Dane Sanzenbacher. Only a deep league option in my opinion right now, but keep an eye on him.

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