Fantasy Impact: Rating the Rookies

Fantasy Impact: Rating the Rookies

While plenty can change between now and Week 1, here's a preliminary rankings list of the Class of 2014's key skill players, from a fantasy perspective.

QUARTERBACK

Johnny Manziel, Browns: As soon as he gets the starting assignment, Manziel's rushing ability will allow him to make an immediate fantasy splash.

Teddy Bridgewater, Vikings: Will eventually overtake Matt Cassel and the Vikings do have some solid receiving weapons.

Blake Bortles, Jaguars: May have to work behind Chad Henne for a spell before he gets to run the offense.

Derek Carr, Raiders: Behind Matt Schaub for now, but gives the Raiders some long-term upside at what has been a trouble spot for the team.

Tom Savage, Texans: Has to contend with Ryan Fitzpatrick, T.J. Yates and Case Keenum, but could see action as the season progresses.

Jimmy Garoppolo, Patriots: Will be groomed as Tom Brady's potential successor, but destined for third-string duties as long as Ryan Mallett remains on the team.

RUNNING BACK

Bishop Sankey, Titans: Likely to seize control of the team's backfield before long, with only Shonn Greene (who has knee issues) in the way.

Terrance West, Browns: Given Ben Tate's injury history, he's a break away from making an impact.

Jeremy Hill, Bengals: Destined to work in tandem with Giovani Bernard, but for now the Bengals still roster BenJarvus Green-Ellis.

Tre Mason, Rams: Hampered by the presence of Zac Stacy, but figures to

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