Written by Dan Heins @Dan_DFW

The day is here DFW members and patrons!  This day is arguably more exciting for us dynasty snobs than the Super Bowl.  I know it is for me.  So much anticipation, so many unexpected outcomes, twists, turns, and fantasy implications.  I don’t know about you, but I am as giddy as a school girl today.  Three days of guesses, predictions, waiting, and analyzing all the picks made by not only your favorite NFL team, but also analyzing the future picks of your fantasy teams.  Today is the day where we take our pre-draft rankings, walk them over to the shredder, and restart our analysis… LOL.  This is EXACTLY the type of insanity I live for!

By tonight we will know the “situation” for a few offensive rookies and the speculation will get kicked up yet another notch.  By the end of the weekend, our rankings will look different, our mocks will look different, and we will see draft picks going for a premium in dynasty leagues across the globe.  So get your picks ready to move because they will never be more valuable except maybe on your league’s draft day.   DFW has been very busy building some awesome tools for you Dynasty players and our ROOKIE ADP has tons of value in that regard.  After this weekend we will be locking that down and starting our post-draft ADP to help you even better prepare for your rookie draft.  Before we do that, we had better have one final look at our most recent 4-round rookie only mock to see how this group of 12 guys see the offensive side of the draft shaking up:

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For months now we have ranked our rookies based solely on their perceived talent levels.  We all perceive talent differently and different talents can be applied in a number of different ways, which is why this list will probably not look even remotely similar to the one you will see right after the draft.  Teams will fill needs with some of these guys and some will take them because they are the best player available.  Some will be able to start right away and some (even some of the studs) will have to wait their turn and learn the offense behind an NFL veteran.

Anyone who says situation doesn’t matter is either lying or doesn’t know what they are talking about.   Talent will usually triumph at some point, but the right situation will make any talent shine.  I really don’t have much to say today.  No “bold” predictions, no words of wisdom.  Just sit back with your buddies, grab your favorite beverage, throw some $$ down into the pot and try to not look like as big an idiot as those clowns on the four-letter-network do every year.  Rejoice in dynasty leagues around the world as THIS is why we love DYNASTY!

Oh, and feel free to comment on this last rookie mock.  Happy Draft Day DFW!!