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Early 2024 NFL Dynasty Rookie Rankings

USC quarterback Caleb Williams
USC quarterback Caleb Williams (13) scrambles during the second quarter against UCLA during the teams' 2023 meeting. (Jason Parkhurst-USA TODAY Sports)

It’s never too early to get familiar with the 2024 rookie class and how they rank as prospects — especially when the class appears to be one of the best we’ve seen in dynasty fantasy football. 

If you’re looking for more in-depth descriptions about each prospect listed here, check out our positional rookie rankings.

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Early 2024 Rookie Dynasty Rankings

Tier One

  • 1. Caleb Williams (QB, USC)

Caleb Williams should absolutely be in a tier of his own, even this far away from the 2024 NFL Draft. Until Williams, no first-round quarterback prospect posted at least 25.0 points per game in every season since their freshman year since 2006. He will be one of, if not the, best quarterback prospect ever.

Tier Two

  • 2. Marvin Harrison Jr. (WR, Ohio State)
  • 3. Drake Maye (QB, North Carolina)
  • 4. Jayden Daniels (QB, LSU)
  • 5. Malik Nabers (WR, LSU)

There hasn’t been a top-five group this stacked since dynasty fantasy football was inaugurated. The top five projected picks in the NFL Draft are the same as the top five projected picks in rookie drafts. Marvin Harrison Jr. and Malik Nabers have dynasty WR1 in their range of outcomes, while Drake Maye and Jayden Daniels instantly slot in as top-10 dynasty quarterbacks.

Tier Three

  • 6. Brock Bowers (TE, Georgia)

Brock Bowers would easily be a top-five prospect in nearly any other rookie class. His profile has a chance to join a tier that includes Vernon Davis, Rob Gronkowski and Kyle Pitts as the best tight end prospects ever. Bowers also has a chance to be the TE1 in dynasty by the time his rookie season is over. That his profile is ranked as the sixth-highest should tell you everything you need to know about this draft class.

Tier Four

  • 7. J.J. McCarthy (QB, Michigan)
  • 8. Rome Odunze (WR, Washington)
  • 9. Troy Franklin (WR, Oregon)
  • 10. Michael Penix Jr. (QB, Washington)
  • 11. Bo Nix (QB, Oregon)

Tier Four consists of solid wide receiver profiles and possible first-round quarterback profiles. Rome Odunze and Troy Franklin had sensational 2023 seasons, both posting at least 22.0 points per game, and deserve to be considered top-10 prospects. Even if you aren’t the biggest fan of the profiles of J.J. McCarthy, Michael Penix Jr. or Bo Nix, you can’t let a potential first-round quarterback fall outside of the top 12 prospects.

Texas wide receiver Xavier Worthy
Things are looking up for Texas wide receiver Xavier Worthy. (Austin American Statesman)

Tier Five

  • 12. Xavier Worthy (WR, Texas)
  • 13. Brian Thomas Jr. (WR, LSU)
  • 14. Keon Coleman (WR, Florida State)
  • 15. Jonathon Brooks (RB, Texas)
  • 16. Ja’Tavion Sanders (TE, Texas)
  • 17. Blake Corum (RB, Michigan)
  • 18. Trey Benson (RB, Florida State)
  • 19. Bucky Irving (RB, Oregon)
  • 20. Will Shipley (RB, Clemson)
  • 21. Audric Estime (RB, Notre Dame)
  • 22. Braelon Allen (RB, Wisconsin)

Between now and the draft, a few of these players will solidify themselves as solid first-round prospects. There will inevitably be solid production from this tier, but it’s going to take the draft process and draft capital to separate them. There is a solid upside in each of their profiles.

Georgia wide receiver Ladd McConkey
Georgia wide receiver Ladd McConkey makes a catch and runs for a touchdown against Florida State during the first half in the 2023 Orange Bowl. (Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports)

Tier Six

  • 23. Adonai Mitchell (WR, Texas)
  • 24. Ladd McConkey (WR, Georgia)

Currently available at the end of the second round in rookie drafts is the start of Tier Six prospects. There are plenty of question marks in the profiles of Adonai Mitchell and Ladd McConkey, but with both currently projected for adequate draft capital, some of those question marks can be erased. That there are possible second-round, or even first-round, prospects ranked this low should make you feel even better about this class.