Ranking The Top 21 Rookie Fantasy Options for the 2017/18 NFL Season

17. Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine


Washington recycles running backs faster than any team in the league. Alfred Morris looked to be team’s starting back for the next decade, then Matt Jones took his job and swiftly gave it up to undrafted rookie Robert Kelley. It’s a volatile situation in Washington’s backfield, and whoever can impress enough will reap the benefit of an above-average Redskins offensive attack.

Perine might start as Kelley’s handcuff, but could certainly see some work in the redzone early on. Chris Thompson is there also but figures to be mainly featured on passing downs. If Kelley slips up even a little bit, Washington has proven they could be quick to make a change and Perine has the body and running style to become the team’s new workhorse.

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16. Denver Broncos WR Carlos Henderson


Henderson looks to be a relative lock for the third-receiver role on a team filled with quality offensive skill players. The quarterback spot is still a question mark for Denver, but playing alongside Demyarius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders, Jamaal Charles and C.J. Anderson will allow for plenty of one-on-one opportunities that Henderson thrived in during his time at Louisiana Tech. Henderson should be seeing the field regardless of how he fits in the offense as he’s beneficial on special teams as a return man. His top-end speed will add a needed dimension to a Denver offense that should be improved from last year.

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