revolutionary tools.  groundbreaking articles.  proven results.

What If the 2019 Rookie Draft Happened Today? Redrafting Round 1

With the 2019 regular season wrapped up and our 2020 prospect coverage in full swing, the arrival of a new year offers an opportunity to look forward and look back. It provides a chance to play with the past. What would 2019 rookie drafts look like if they took place today?

The RotoViz dynasty crew had some serious hits back in May. We were much higher on A.J. Brown and much lower on David Montgomery than the community at large. Where else did we hit and miss? Check out the re-selected 2019 rookie draft and my picks for big 2020 breakout performances.

The 2019 Rookie Draft If It Happened Today

Dynasty ADP taken from the Dynasty ADP tool where you can explore the trajectories of fantasy stars through the years.

1.01 A.J. Brown

Rookie ADP: 10.6

Brown was our No. 2 rookie during draft season after a college campaign that gave him comps like Michael Thomas and JuJu Smith-Schuster. His collegiate dominance was most clearly illustrated by a breakout sophomore season that saw him roll up 1,252 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns in 11 games while averaging 16.7 yards per catch. Sharing the field with D.K. Metcalf, he was responsible for 35% of the receiving yards and 42% of the TDs.

Brown transitioned seamlessly to the NFL, ranking No. 3 in fantasy points over expectation (FPOE) among all receivers. He became the 19th rookie receiver to reach 200 points in the last 20 years. Rookie breakouts go on to average 212 points in their follow-up campaigns. Odell Beckham, A.J. Green, and Marques Colston all scored 280 or more. During this 20-year period, only Beckham was more efficient from an FPOE perspective, and history tells us that's a very good sign.

It gets even more exciting when we pull up the rookie season comps for Brown in the RotoViz Screener.

Keenan Allen, A.J. Green, and Smith-Schuster are among the other big names near the top of the list.

When you consider the names that start popping up with multiple connections to Brown, it's hard to contain the enthusiasm for his future prospects. Julio Jones may be his top comp, but Brown's late-season run was more reminiscent of mid-career Andre Johnson. Already a top-15 dynasty player in my rankings, Brown would be my top choice if drafts were held today.

Join now or log in to keep reading the best value in fantasy sports

 

SUBSCRIBE | LOG IN 

 


 

Tired of Receiving the Same Advice? Ready to Take Your League by Storm?

RotoViz has you covered. Leverage our high-stakes experts, experienced writers, and killer apps to have your best season yet! RotoViz is famous for its groundbreaking content, evidenced-based approach, and pushing the fantasy industry forward.

The site's app suite boasts some of the absolute best fantasy tools in the industry and continues to grow. 

*per the RotoViz Strength of Schedule Streaming App

Powerful, Actionable, Must-Use Apps

 

NFL STAT EXPLORER

 

The NFL STAT EXPLORER is arguably the most efficient, comprehensive, and interactive tool in the entire industry. How many times did Julio Jones finish as a WR1 in 2018? Is Stefon Diggs scoring more points than expected based on game situation? How difficult is Matt Ryan's upcoming schedule? Is Lamar Jackson targeting Marquise Brown deep down the field? Check out the NFL STAT EXPLORER to answer all of these questions, and more, with just a couple of clicks.

Subscribe

 

WEEKLY GLSP PROJECTIONS

 

How many points will Nick Chubb score this week? 10, 15, 20? Wouldn't it be great to have an idea of what a poor, average, or strong performance would look like? Better yet, why not get a sense of how players similar to Chubb have fared when playing defenses similar to the one he will oppose? 

The RotoViz WEEKLY GLSP PROJECTIONS do just that. You select a player and the tool finds instances in which similar players faced defenses similar to his current week matchup. The tool then summarizes the results of these matchups -- generating an average stat line and fantasy point range of outcomes. Quickly export the entire set of projections, draw conclusions based on the included graphs, and compare specific players.

Subscribe

 

DFS LINEUP OPTIMIZER

 

The RotoViz DFS LINEUP OPTIMIZER leverages the power of the WEEKLY GLSP PROJECTIONS to generate DFS lineups based upon a variety of parameters and constraints. Efficiently diversify your Yahoo!, DraftKings, and FanDuel lineups by selecting positions to stack with your QB, filling your flex with a specific position, ignoring specific players, and including others. Given your selections, the optimizer will review the GLSP projections and player salaries to find value and generate 'optimal lineups'. 

Subscribe

 

2019 App Suite Highlights

NFL STAT EXPLORER

DFS LINEUP OPTIMIZER

WEEKLY GLSP (PROJECTIONS)

SOS STREAMING APP

FANTASY POINTS SUMMARY

THE GAME SPLITS APP

THE ROTOVIZ SCREENER

PLAYER USAGE APP

THE AYA APP

THE TEAM SPLITS APP

Get off the sidelines and make the most of 2019 by subscribing to RotoViz today!  

Subscribe

If you have questions please shoot us an email at rotovizmain@gmail.com!

recent and related...

in case you missed it...

Connect
Support

rotovizmain@gmail.com

Sign-up today for our free Premium Email subscription!

© 2019 RotoViz. All rights Reserved.