2013 Positional Rookie Rankings

By: Nicholas Kaminski

Just a few years ago, it was almost always a mistake to draft rookie in fantasy football as they usually took a year or two to be given their opportunities and be able to shine. In today’s NFL, however, rookies are having an impact much earlier than they used to, as witnessed by four rookies finishing in the top 10 overall fantasy scorers at their positions (Robert Griffin III, Andrew Luck, Doug Martin and Alfred Morris) and leading many fantasy teams to a championship.

This year, with a much weaker draft class, I wouldn’t go into the season expecting anyone to rank in the top 10 again, but that doesn’t mean that they won’t be helpful to your fantasy teams.

With that said, here are my positional rankings for the 2013 rookie class.



Geno Smith


  1. Geno Smith, New York Jets
  2. EJ Manuel, Buffalo Bills
  3. Tyler Wilson, Oakland Raiders
  4. Matt Scott, Jacksonville Jaguars
  5. Matt Barkley, Philadelphia Eagles
  6. Landry Jones, Pittsburgh Steelers
  7. Tyler Bray, Kansas City Chiefs
  8. Ryan Nassib, New York Giants
  9. Mike Glennon, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  10. Zac Dysert, Denver Broncos


Monte Ball

Running Backs

  1. Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
  2. Montee Ball, Denver Broncos
  3. Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers
  4. Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals
  5. Johnathan Franklin, Green Bay Packers
  6. Stepfan Taylor, Arizona Cardinals
  7. Zac Stacy, St. Louis Rams
  8. Andre Ellington, Arizona Cardinals
  9. Joseph Randle, Dallas Cowboys
  10. Knile Davis, Kansas City Chiefs
  11. Mike Gillislee, Miami Dolphins
  12. Kenjon Barner, Carolina Panthers
  13. Christine Michael, Seattle Seahawks
  14. Kerwynn Williams, Indianapolis Colts
  15. Latavius Murray, Oakland Raiders
  16. Marcus Lattimore, San Francisco 49ers
  17. Miguel Maysonet, Philadelphia Eagles
  18. Jawan Jamison, Washington Redskins
  19. Michael Cox, New York Giants
  20. Rex Burkhead, Cincinnati Bengals


Robert Woods

Wide Receivers

  1. Tavon Austin, St. Louis Rams
  2. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans
  3. Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota Vikings
  4. Robert Woods, Buffalo Bills
  5. Keenan Allen, San Diego Chargers
  6. Markus Wheaton, Pittsburgh Steelers
  7. Justin Hunter, Tennessee Titans
  8. Aaron Dobson, New England Patriots
  9. Stedman Bailey, St. Louis Rams
  10. Da’Rick Rogers, Buffalo Bills
  11. Terrance Williams, Dallas Cowboys
  12. Quinton Patton, San Francisco 49ers
  13. Marquise Goodwin, Buffalo Bills
  14. Josh Boyce, New England Patriots
  15. Aaron Mellette, Baltimore Ravens
  16. Ryan Swope, Arizona Cardinals
  17. Kenny Stills New Orleans Saints
  18. Ace Sanders, Jacksonville Jaguars
  19. Denard Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars
  20. Charles Johnson, Green Bay Packers


Tyler Eifert

Tight Ends

  1. Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati Bengals
  2. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles
  3. Vance McDonald, San Francisco 49ers
  4. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
  5. Levine Toilolo, Atlanta Falcons
  6. Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins
  7. Chris Gragg, Buffalo Bills
  8. Gavin Escobar, Dallas Cowboys
  9. Joseph Fauria, Detroit Lions
  10. Dion Sims, Miami Dolphins

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