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Bloom 100: Post-Draft Rookie Rankings - Footballguys

A look at the top 100 players to target in dynasty IDP rookie drafts

The Bloom 100 is ranked with the following type of dynasty fantasy football league in mind:

  • Full IDP lineups including DT and CB
  • PPR, start 3 WR
  • Deep lineups and rosters

Of course, depending on your league scoring and settings, the placement of some positions can change, but the tier breaks and rankings within position should be good to use across all league formats.

Note: Pre-draft Bloom 100 ranking listed in parenthesis

1(1). Saquon Barkley, RB, NYG - The Giants completed over 100 passes to running backs last year and Pat Shurmur is also a fan of throwing to backs, so Barkley should get that 70-80 reception base that will make him an RB1 in PPR leagues even if the Giants struggle to establish the run. From a dynasty perspective, Barkley will need the Giants to effectively replace Eli Manning in the next 2-3 years, but this destination isn't materially worse than Denver from a long-term perspective, and better than Cleveland from a short-term perspective. Tampa might have been the best of both worlds, but Barkley landing with the Giants wasn't an L for folks holding the 1.1

2(2). Derrius Guice, RB, WAS - Guice's fall was perplexing, but shouldn't alter his fantasy draft stock too much. He is #2 on my board in terms of talent and he should have lots of chances to show that in Washington. Samaje Perine is just a memory as the future of this backfield, and Chris Thompson shouldn't significantly limit Guice's high ceiling. He was enough ahead of the backs at 3-5 to stay at two despite the allegedly personality-based tumble on the board.

3(3). Ronald Jones II, RB, TB - Jones gets a dream destination in Tampa. With a deep passing game and two strong tight ends, the Buccaneers should be able to establish the run in a way that has eluded them in the late Martin era. Lanes for long runs should open as long as Jameis Winston is consistent. The Buccaneers have zero established long-term on the roster at running back, so Jones will have a chance to make this backfield his in time. He showed enough as a receiver in very limited opportunities to believe that he can be productive in the passing game.

4(4). Sony Michel, RB, NE - Michel will at least inherit the role vacated by Dion Lewis and he could get more short yardage looks than Lewis did. The first-round price paid by the Patriots could implore them to use Michel even more than the 15 or so touches he got when Rex Burkhead was healthy. He's the most valuable back in one of the most productive fantasy backfields in the league. It was a good draft for Michel's fantasy stock to land in New England, don't overthink this.

5(5). Nick Chubb, RB, CLE - Chubb going to Cleveland is a hit in the short term because Duke Johnson Jr and Carlos Hyde are still excellent backs. This isn't a Dalvin Cook/Latavius Murray/Jerick McKinnon situation - Chubb isn't the receiver that Cook is to take over the backfield completely, and Hyde is clearly better than Murray. Whether it is a long-term hit to his value hinges on the Browns getting it together. They certainly have the offensive line, and now a quarterback and receivers to make a quality offense, but the line looked just as good on paper in recent years and Isaiah Crowell was still a dud because of game script. Chubb's talent is worth gambling on, but to me, not over talented backs in their own right in better situations.

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