With the 2015 NFL Draft in the rear view mirror and training camps just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about fantasy football! SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio polled their fantasy football experts to rank the top rookies heading into this season to help you get a jump on your competition. Football Diehards’ Mike Dempsey and Bob Harris break down the list below.


SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio’s Top 15 Rookies of ’15

 

15. Maxx Williams, TE, Baltimore Ravens

“Joe Flacco has been very friendly to tight ends fantasy-wise over the years […] [Williams] will get opportunities to catch passes. Local observers already saying it could be 50 to 60 receptions for as a rookie.” – Mike Dempsey

14. David Cobb, RB, Tennessee Titans

“David Cobb has a chance to walk into at least an early-down, if not a three-down role, with the Titans. […] Question is, does he have the breakaway speed?” – Mike Dempsey

13. Marcus Mariota, QB, Tennessee Titans

“[The Titans] are going to have to test Mariota’s football acumen and see if he and Whisenhunt can find the right mix of the coach’s vertical passing system against the spread offense Mariota operated at Oregon.” – Bob Harris

12. Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Tennessee Titans

“He can run and jump and do a lot of special things […] but he comes with a lot of off-field baggage. […] Dorial Green-Beckham is far from a polished product.” – Mike Dempsey

11. Jameis Winston, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

“Weapons aplenty for Jameis Winston…[he] walks in as the Day-1 starter […] his confidence will give his receivers a chance to make plays.” – Mike Dempsey

10. Breshad Perriman, WR, Baltimore Ravens

“Perriman runs the 40-yard dash in 4.22 seconds. That’s FAST […] The problem? Hands. […] but the opportunity is there and Joe Flacco’s big arm won’t hurt.” – Bob Harris

9. Tevin Coleman, RB, Atlanta Falcons

“He’s got breakaway speed, there’s no question about that […] the question is workload with Devonta Freeman.” – Mike Dempsey

8. DeVante Parker, WR, Miami Dolphins

“[Parker] would have been a fit anywhere in the National Football League […] the question is, can Ryan Tannehill unlock all the aspects of him? Will he drive the ball down the field more this year than he did last season?” – Mike Dempsey

7. Ameer Abdullah, RB, Detroit Lions

“Shifty but strong […] it’s not a reach to envision Abdullah filling the [Reggie] Bush role better than Bush.” – Bob Harris

6. Nelson Agholor, WR, Philadelphia Eagles

“Count me on the side that thinks that offense is going to produce good numbers with Nelson Agholor manning both the inside and outside wide receiver positions.” – Mike Dempsey

5. TJ Yeldon, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars

“He’s going to prove to be quicker and stronger than some people think […] he’s a candidate for 300 touches right out of the gate.” – Mike Dempsey

4. Kevin White, WR, Chicago Bears

“White should have an immediate starting spot opposite Alshon Jeffery […] he could be the fastest Bears receiver since Willie Gault, certainly the fastest since Curtis Conway.” – Bob Harris

3. Todd Gurley, RB, St. Louis Rams

“Jeff Fisher will run the football and he’s proven he’ll do it with a foundation back […] I think Todd Gurley will be the next in line […] he’s that good. Question, how does he help you this year [recovering from a torn ACL]?” – Mike Dempsey

2. Amari Cooper, WR, Oakland Raiders

“He’s going to top the depth chart […] should get the most targets. My question is how productive will he be with those targets? […] Derek Carr, will he drive the ball down field to make Amari Cooper as valuable as he can be?” – Mike Dempsey

1. Melvin Gordon, RB, San Diego Chargers

“Right guy in the right place at the right time […] opportunity alone should be sufficient for the 6-1, 215 pound Gordon […] to have the greatest immediate impact among this year’s incoming rookie running backs.” – Bob Harris


“Upon Further Review…”

What does Jeff Mans think of the Top 15 above?

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