Dynasty Watch: Time to Buy the Rookie WRs

Hello! This is Hasan Rahim filling in for series regular John Lapinski, who’s currently accompanying Metallica on their Speed of Sound tour as a roadie. In his absence, I’ll be taking a look at several rookies who’ve missed time due to injury and will try to forecast what their playing time will look like for the 2017 season and beyond.

John Ross

Drafted ninth overall by the Cincinnati Bengals, Ross has yet to see meaningful playing time. In Week 2 Ross played five offensive snaps, touched the ball once, and fumbled. He’s been sidelined with an injury since. Ross practiced for the first time since September 20th earlier this week, and it’s likely that he plays this upcoming week. Despite being a first-round draft pick, Ross has a polarizing prospect profile, but one that’s better than generally appreciated.1
  1. That terrific piece is by Ben Gretch. Also this one.  (back)

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  1. There was some late breaking news over the last few weeks, so I'll add some additional thoughts here:

    1) Marlon Mack: I forgot to mention him, but now with Robert Turbin done for the rest of the season Mack should see an increase in carries. Honestly, it behooves the Indy coaching staff to turn this backfield over to Mack ASAP. They're likely done this season and its best for all involved if they see what they have in Mack. I don't think Mack's a three-down workhorse, but I can see him carving out a role similar to that of Alvin Kamara going forward.

    2) Dede Westbrook: Looks like he's on track to return Week 9. Should be rostered in leagues that need a WR. He seems to be a good athlete and produced quite well in preseason. Could end up seeing a heavy target share in the coming weeks once activated from IR.

    3) T.J Logan - With Carson Palmer's injury, sadly the Arizona Cardinals' season is likely over. Although David Johnson is the crown jewel in this backfield, they should give Logan some opportunity when he's able to return in November. Not sure if he should be rostered, but if the Cardinals are eliminated from playoff Logan should see some opportunity down the stretch.

    4) Taywan Taylor - Eric Decker's been awfully quiet this season and could lose his job to Corey Davis. Taylor looks like he's started to factor more into their game plan and we should follow the snap/target distribution going forward.

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