Most people make the mistake of completely avoiding rookie players or they fill their bench with them. I think the best strategy is to look into getting one or two rookies before your draft starts, and if you can get them at a good value then you pick them up.
Kenbrell Thompkins actually went undrafted in my league, and I think he is going to have a great year with the Patriots. Danny Amendola has a hard time staying healthy, and Brady is going to need someone to throw it to. Thompkins had a great preseason, and anytime Tom Brady is throwing you the ball I don’t mind having you on my team.
I actually drafted DeAndre Hopkins in the 11th round, but after his concussion I dropped him and picked up Kenbrell Thompkins. I still like Hopkins, but my bench is too deep to have both Hopkins and Thompkins on it. If Andre Johnson or Arian Foster is hurt, it means that Hopkins stands a chance these season to be Houston’s #1 wide receiver on a team that may be forced to pass more.
I wouldn’t take either of these guys before the 11th round, but they are two rookies that are great pick ups for this year.
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