NFL ROOKIE FANTASY RANKINGS
With another draft in the books, it’s time to project which rookies will be factors from a fantasy perspective along with those who will be forced to wait in the shadows behind established veterans.
1. Christian Ponder (MIN): The draft’s most NFL-ready signal caller will put his high football IQ to good use by reading defenses and taking advantage his talented safety valves in Percy Harvin and Vishante Shiancoe. Bringing back free agent Sidney Rice would put young Ponder in the driver’s seat. Comparison: Chad Pennington (with a better arm)
2. Andy Dalton (CIN): As last check, Carson Palmer has no plans on donning the orange and black tiger stripes next season, leaving the offense in the hands of the plucky redhead. Dalton projects as more of a move-the-chains game manager than a mad bomber and should only