CeeDee Lamb, Jerry Jeudy Top List of Rookie Wide Receiver Rankings

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Henry Ruggs may have been the first wide receiver selected in the 2020 NFL Draft but CeeDee Lamb and Jerry Jeudy are in much better landing spots with the Cowboys and Broncos, especially when it comes to fantasy football dynasty leagues. Both Lamb and Jeudy find themselves playing alongside young quarterbacks in offenses on the rise. 

Where should fantasy football players participating in dynasty leagues and preparing for their rookie-only drafts take Jeudy or Lamb? That’s what we asked Sports Illustrated’s fantasy analyst Shawn Childs and CowboysMaven Mike Fisher. Check out their analysis in the video above.

Read the full transcript from their conversation:

Corey Parson: Hey, what's up is Corey Parson, the fancy executive with SI.com here, getting ready to talk a little Dynasty Fantasy Football. Joining me to do that is SI fantasy and gambling analyst Shawn Childs and Cowboys insider Mike Fisher. Mike, in a dynasty format, fantasy owners try to project it’s not so much about this season. When you look at Ceedee Lamb moving forward, do you think it's a chance that he could become the Cowboys No. 1 wide receiver in years to come or that spot still belongs to Amari Cooper?

CeeDee Lamb, Dallas Cowboys, Oklahoma Sooners

Mike Fisher: Yeah, it's really interesting. If you get beyond the guy's age and get beyond their talent and look at the contracts, Amari Cooper's contract, long term in big numbers and a bunch of zeroes, is actually in terms of structure, a two-year contract. He's got 20 million guaranteed this year, 20 million guaranteed next year. And then there's escape capability after that. I'm not predicting that Amari Cooper is only going to be in Dallas for two years, but the escape hatch leaves open the possibility that two years from now, Ceedee Lamb is the No. 1 guy here. And you're absolutely right. That should be considered in fantasy.

Corey Parson: So when you look at the rest of the rookie wide receivers, what do you think about guys like Justin Jefferson and Jerry Jeudy?

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Shawn Childs: Jerry Jeudy stands out. He moves to that Denver offense and really, really upgrades them. I actually think that he hurts Courtland Sutton's value a little bit. Great Roadrunner, he can actually be a dual player where he can be a possession type guy, make big plays in a deep passing game. Needs to get a little bit stronger, a little more physical against physical corners off the line. But he has the talent to improve. I think he's going to be pretty spectacular out the gate. I set the floor at maybe 60 catches, 800-something yards, and maybe 6 touchdowns.

Justin Jefferson, LSU Tigers, Minnesota Vikings

 As far as Jefferson, he slides into a great opportunity with Stefon Diggs leaving the team. He's moved to the slot last year after a great season with LSU. 111 catches, 1540 yards, 18 touchdowns. LSU had a great season and but Minnesota would like to run the ball. They really didn't have a lot of pass attempts last year. So his upside is pretty good, but it's not going to be a wide receiver 2 unless the Vikings throw the ball a lot more. But the switch to the slot, his ability to beat a guy when he gets behind him is pretty impressive.

Corey Parson: All right. Thanks a lot, Shawn. Thanks a lot, Mike. For the latest fantasy football news and information, keep it locked right here to SI.com.