The NFL Draft is finished, and it's fantasy football time. I am personally already conducting a rookie draft in one of my leagues. New Oakland Raiders running back Josh Jacobs was the first pick. Here's a look at the top 10 rookies to watch out for when putting together a fantasy football team for the 2019 season.
1. Josh Jacobs (RB, Oakland Raiders): Jacobs jumps into a perfect situation, especially with the news that Isaiah Crowell is done for the year. He should be a 20- to 25-touch guy from the start.
2. Kyler Murray (QB, Arizona Cardinals): Not only did they draft Murray to run head coach Kliff Kingbury's offense, the Cardinals added playmakers as well. Running back David Johnson and receivers Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk form a solid foundation with which to start a career.
3. N'Keal Harry (WR, New England Patriots): When the Patriots take a first-round wide receiver ... you should as well.
4. Deebo Samuel (WR, San Francisco 49ers): This is the perfect sport for Samuel. Could he be the top receiver in San Francisco with Dante Pettis moving to the slot?
5. David Montgomery (RB, Chicago Bears): Only Mike Davis is standing in Montgomery's way of being a 20-touch, goal-line back in an offense that wants to run the ball. Tarik Cohen will take the third-down and passing-down work, but "Monty" could be a double-digit touchdown guy this season.
6. D.K. Metcalf (WR, Seattle Seahawks): If the rumors about Doug Baldwin are true and he does have to retire, no receiver jumps into a better spot than Metcalf.
7. T.J. Hockenson (TE, Detroit Lions): Tight ends take some time to develop in the NFL, but "Hock" should be the pass-catching tight end from the start in Detroit.
8. Noah Fant (TE, Denver Broncos): See Hockenson above, switch in Fant and Denver and bingo.
9. Miles Sanders (RB, Philadelphia Eagles): There are a bunch of mouths to feed in Philly in the backfield, but Sanders at worst should split carries with Jordan Howard and be the goal-line back.
10. Mecole Hardman (WR, Kansas City Chiefs): This has more to do with Tyreek Hill then Hardman, but if Hill does not play for the Chiefs, Kansas City will figure out a way to use Hardman's speed often
Just missed the list:
Andy Isabella, WR, Arizona Cardinals
Jace Sternberger, TE, Green Bay Packers
Marquise Brown, WR, Baltimore Ravens
Darrell Henderson, RB, Los Angeles Rams
A.J. Brown, WR, Tennessee Titans