When it comes to fantasy football rookies can play an intrigal part, especially with bye weeks and dynasty leagues. The bigger name rookies are expected to have an immediate role on the team that drafted them. Today we will take a look at 5 rookie sleepers that could make an impact on your fantasy team.
1. Hunter Henry TE - San Diego Chargers. Henry was the 2015 John Mackey Award winner as the nations best TE. He caught 51 passes for 740 yards and 3 TDs in 2015. He is also a very capable blocking TE. He should become the heir apparent to TE Antonio Gates.
2. Braxton Miller WR - Houston Texans. I know that the Texans drafted WR Will Fuller out of Notre Dame in the first round. However, Miller could become more valuable early. Both Fuller and, incumbent, WR DeAndre Hopkins will draw the coverage, leaving Miller. The converted QB should come off some boards in late rounds.
3. Devontae Booker RB - Denver Broncos. The Broncos are looking for a consistent back. They may have found it in the way of Booker. Booker averaged 133 yards in 2014. He missed the final 10 games of his senior season with a torn meniscus. Booker could make an immediate impact in the Broncos running game.
4. Pharoh Cooper WR - LA Rams. Cooper came on the scene at South Carolina in 2014. He produced over 1100 yards on 69 catches. He also had 11 TDs. His production fell a little in his senior season with just over 900 yards on 66 catches. He had only 9 TDs. He should make an immediate impact on a wide open Rams receiving corp.
5. Rashard Higgins WR - Cleveland Browns. Higgins was one of the most productive WRs in college football over the last 2 seasons. He set school record for receptions (239), receiving yards (3649), and TDs (31). He led the nation in 2014 in yards and TDs. The Browns are looking to finally establish something on offense. This WR should help.
The rookies in this class are exceptional. You should be able to get them in your later rounds and have a pretty strong roster. If you are waiting for free agency and bye weeks keep your eyes open. Do not shy away from 1st year talent.