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First Round Recap: Impact Rookies

Chris Liss

Chris Liss

Chris Liss is RotoWire's Managing Editor and Host of RotoWIre Fantasy Sports Today on Sirius XM radio.

NFL Draft - First Round Fantasy Recap

Typically, running backs make the biggest fantasy impacts for rookies, and like last year, none were taken in Round 1. That leaves receivers, quarterbacks and tight ends, none of whom usually alter the fantasy landscape too significantly. Consider that when Keenan Allen had 1,000 yards last year, he was only the fifth rookie wideout to do so since 2000 (Anquan Boldin, Michael Clayton, Marques Colston, A.J. Green). And the track record of rookie tight ends is even worse.

We've seen unusually good quarterback play from rookies in recent years, but with the exception of Robert Griffin, Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson in 2012, and Cam Newton in 2011, few are worth using in 12-team leagues.

That out of the way, let's take a look at some of the key developments from Round 1 as they affect the fantasy landscape.


Blake Bortles, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jaguars took Bortles thi

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