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Fantasy Football Rankings 2023: Dynasty rookie superflex top 65

2R41FT9 Detroit Lions running back Jahmyr Gibbs runs the ball during an NFL football practice in Allen Park, Mich., Thursday, May 25, 2023. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

  • Bijan Robinson and Jahmyr Gibbs lead the way despite the scoring system: They are the two best running back prospects of the past five seasons and are safer bets to thrive than most of the quarterback class.
  • Three quarterbacks in the top five: The three first-round quarterbacks round out the top five. While quarterbacks are very valuable in superflex leagues, there is no guarantee they will be the long-term answer for their franchises.
  • Plenty of late-round quarterback options: Fourteen quarterbacks were picked in total during the NFL draft with every team looking for the next Brock Purdy.
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This most recent version of my dynasty fantasy football rookie rankings for superflex PPR leagues. For help on other rankings, draft strategy or more details about the players, check out the rest of my summer content below. For rankings with better filtering along with auction values, check out our draft rankings page.

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1. RB Bijan Robinson, Atlanta Falcons (RB1, Round 1-Pick 8)

Landing in Atlanta was the best-case scenario for the top running back prospect in years.

  • The Falcons were the only team to run the ball on more than half of their offensive plays last season, which included maintaining the run even when playing from behind.
  • They ran 48.8% of the time while losing, which was 5 percentage points more than any other team.
  • Those rates remained similar when Desmond Ridder took over as the team’s starting quarterback.
  • The Falcons' depth was a talented Tyler Allgeier and a 32-year-old Cordarrelle Patterson. Allgeier can allow Robinson to rest at times, but that shouldn’t stop Robinson from seeing 20 touches per game.
  • He will be running behind some of the best interior linemen in the league. Chris Lindstrom and Matt Hennessy are two of the five interior linemen to earn a 90.0-plus PFF run-blocking grade over the past two seasons.
  • He should be an early first-round pick in redraft leagues — and the top option in single-quarterback dynasty drafts, rookie or not.

2. QB Anthony Richardson, Indianapolis Colts (QB1, 1-4)

Richardson leads all quarterbacks on this list thanks to his rushing ability.

  • Each of the top six quarterbacks last season ran for at least 250 yards.
  • Five of the 10 quarterbacks to average 18.4 fantasy points per game or better gained at least 700 rushing yards.
  • Richardson was clearly the best runner of the class, both on tape and through combine measurables.
  • He will benefit from having Shane Steichen as his head coach.
  • Steichen was most recently the Philadelphia Eagles‘ offensive coordinator during Jalen Hurts’ breakout seasons.
  • Steichen was also the offensive coordinator for Justin Herbert in his rookie season where he finished at QB9.
  • There is no guarantee Richardson hits the same heights as past rushing quarterbacks, but his odds are the highest among the 2023 signal-callers.


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