Fantasy football rookies: What to expect in 2023 and beyond

Bijan Robinson is expected to put a smile on the face of Falcons fans and fantasy managers alike in his rookie season. AP Photo/Ben Gray

Every year, the NFL draft ushers new talent into the league, which provides fantasy football managers new names to speculate on. The potential these players possess and when they are expected to receive the opportunity to produce is what separates the rookies you should consider drafting from those you will need to be more patient with. In this draft, some players' landing spots weren't as fantasy-friendly as they could have been for their redraft value. Here are the top players who could be factors in redraft leagues of varying sizes, followed by those best viewed as dynasty targets.


Anthony Richardson, Indianapolis Colts

With Richardson, it's the physical tools at 6-foot-4, 244 pounds, the big-time arm talent and the 4.4 speed, which creates rushing totals from the quarterback position. Under new head coach Shane Steichen, who called the plays for Jalen Hurts in Philadelphia last season, Richardson will be set up in a system that caters to his rare dual-threat ability. The playmaking element Richardson brings to the table gives him an extremely high fantasy ceiling. He's a top dynasty target and he has the upside to produce top-12 QB numbers in redraft leagues this season if he wins the starting job in camp.

Bryce Young, Carolina Panthers