2024 Dynasty Football Rookie QB Landing Spots

by Taylor Michel
2024 Dynasty Football Rookie QB Landing Spots

The 2024 NFL Draft is in the books and what a draft it was! An unprecedented six quarterbacks were drafted in the first twelve picks, leading to some very interesting 2024 Dynasty Football Rookie QB Landing Spots.

There was definitely no shortage of surprises, and as always a lot of great landing spots for Fantasy Football, accompanied by some terrible ones.

I'm here to go over the Dynasty Rookie QB Landing Spots and discuss the Dynasty implications. I am going to mainly focus on the top seven QBs because beyond that we are getting into guys that probably won't be cracking our starting Fantasy lineups barring a world shattering catastrophe.

2024 Dynasty Football Rookie QB Landing Spots

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Caleb Williams, Chicago Bears

There is really not much to say here. We all knew this was going to happen five months ago. The best quarterback prospect since Trevor Lawrence is walking into probably the best situation a first overall pick has ever walked into. D.J. Moore, Keenan Allen, Cole Kmet, D'Andre Swift, and now Rome Odunze operating behind a retooled offensive line is going to be scary for opposing defenses.

Of course there's always a chance it doesn't work out but Caleb Williams feels about as safe of a pick as we could possibly make in Dynasty Rookie drafts. His improvisation skills, arm talent, football IQ, and rushing upside are all elite. People question Williams' ability to play in structure but I think those concerns will be put to bed rather quickly.

He's my unquestioned 1.01 in Superflex Rookie Drafts. I have him ranked as my QB9 overall in Dynasty Startups as of now.
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Jayden Daniels, Washington Commanders

In the weeks leading up to the draft this felt more and more like a sure thing for the Commanders. We all know about the rushing upside this 2023 Heisman Trophy winner is bringing to Washington, but he's also the most accurate of the top six QBs in this class. He throws a beautiful deep ball so Terry McLaurin and Jahan Dotson stocks are on the rise. The Commanders also brought in tight-end Ben Sinnott and wide receiver Luke McCaffrey to give Daniels some more weapons.

I have some concerns about his slim frame, and his tendency to put himself in vulnerable situations. He's going to need to learn how to better protect himself when he takes off running. The only other "knock" I have on him is that when things break down around him he tends to just take off running immediately and doesn't keep his eyes downfield. Of course we love those rushing yards for our fantasy teams but if he wants to be the long term franchise QB I think he needs to develop in that area. Love this fit though. The ceiling is massive for Daniels.

He's my 1.02 in Superflex Rookie Drafts. QB12 overall in Dynasty Startups.
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Drake Maye, New England Patriots

I liked Maye's overall profile a little more than Daniels' from a real life perspective. Daniels has the ridiculous rushing upside so that pushes him ahead for fantasy reasons. This is a great fit for New England and a perfect way to start off the Jerod Mayo era. Maye reminds me of Justin Herbert when he came into the league. Huge arm, can make every throw. Are there some mechanical issues and footwork issues? Yes, but people said those same things about Justin Herbert and the guy just signed a $262.5m contract.

What did New England do after signing their new franchise quarterback? They gave him new "high floor" weapons in Ja'Lynn Polk and Javon Baker, and have started retooling that offensive line. Polk, Baker, and Douglas is a nice little wide receiver trio for the rookie to work with. Stevenson and Gibson in the backfield gives Maye two great targets out of the backfield as well.

Maye also has a good bit of rushing upside as well as we saw from his last two seasons at UNC where he rushed for a combined 1,147 yards and had 16 rushing touchdowns.

Maye is my 1.05 in Superflex Rookie drafts. QB15 overall in Dynasty Startups.
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J.J. McCarthy, Minnesota Vikings

McCarthy wasn't asked to do a lot with his arm at Michigan, but when his team needed it he got the job done. He was clutch on 3rd and 4th down for the Wolverines and led them to a College Football Championship victory. Going 10th overall to the Vikings might be just as good of a spot as Caleb Williams landing with the Bears if not better. Justin Jefferson, Jordan Addison, T.J. Hockenson, top 10 offensive line, young offensive minded head coach who was a former NFL QB. That said I do not believe he is a day one starter. I think it would be unwise to throw such a young kid into the fire right away without letting him develop a little more.

Once he gets his feet under him I believe he can be a very solid NFL QB. He's very accurate on the run, and is sneaky athletic so the rushing upside for fantasy is there as well. McCarthy needs to improve his accuracy and consistency on deep passes, which I think will come with repetition. He has the clutch gene, and is a proven winner. That mindset will take him far.

He is my 1.06 in Superflex Rookie drafts. QB19 overall in Dynasty Startups.
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Michael Penix Jr., Atlanta Falcons

The most controversial pick of the entire draft has to be Penix Jr. to the Falcons at 8th overall. I could write an entire article about the sanity of the selection but for now I'll just focus on what this means for fantasy.

I have always thought Penix Jr. was underrated. He is an elite passer, and he is an incredibly smart football player. He led Washington to the College Football Championship where they ultimately lost to J.J. McCarthy's Michigan Wolverines. At Washington we didn't see much rushing upside from Penix Jr. but the athleticism is there (4.46 40-yard dash at his Pro Day). He just has a massive arm and is a very accurate deep passer.

Penix Jr.'s injury history was concerning but when he got selected as the 8th pick I believe that has to become less of a concern for our evaluations in fantasy. If an NFL team is willing to spend that kind of capital on the guy we can't knock him for his past injuries.

My biggest thing is I think Penix Jr. was arguably the most pro ready of the quarterbacks in the 2024 draft class. Now, he is going to sit behind Kirk Cousins for at least two years so he will be 26 going on 27 years old when he finally gets his chance to play. Age is not as big of a deal for QBs but still we need to consider that when we are in our drafts.

If Penix Jr. gets his shot in the next 1-2 years with London, Pitts, and Robinson I think he could be a nice addition to a fantasy roster.

He is my 2.06 in Superflex Rookie drafts. QB24 overall in Dynasty Startups.
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Bo Nix, Denver Broncos

Nix is unique because the Broncos are the only team I think he actually fits the scheme perfectly. He profiles more as a back up QB in my opinion, but under Sean Payton I think he can be an NFL starter. Nix is a very accurate passer in the short and intermediate game, which fits what Payton wants to do. He also has enough skill and IQ to manage the game. He will be able to do exactly what Payton instructs him to do, make the correct pre-snap reads, and make the smart plays. He's just an all around low-ceiling player, but he is smart and experienced.

The Broncos do not have a lot of weapons for Nix to operate with. They drafted Troy Franklin, his college teammate, but he was still a fourth round selection. Courtland Sutton is a decent WR, but outside of that they really do not have a lot of help on the offensive side of the ball.

I do not see tremendous upside for Nix, but because he was taken 12th overall, it's such a good fit with Sean Payton, and he will start right away I think we need to be spending a first round rookie pick on him.

I will take him at the 1.09 in Superflex Rookie drafts. QB22 overall in Dynasty Startups.
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Spencer Rattler, New Orleans Saints

This may be a controversial take but I had Rattler and Nix tied as the QB6 in this class. Rattler lacks a lot of the tools that Nix has athletically, but I think he has a superior arm. Rattler also just is not as experienced as of yet, but I think with the right development he could be a higher ceiling player. He is accurate to all levels of the field, very good at maneuvering the pocket and keeping his eyes downfield, and can stand tall and make throws under pressure.

This is a dream landing spot for Rattler. The Saints have an out on the Derek Carr deal in 2025, and if they like what they see from Rattler development wise he could very well be the starter. I thought Rattler would go a little bit earlier, but I like this fit a lot.

Because he was a fifth rounder there are a lot of WRs, RBs, and TEs I would take over him but I'd start thinking about picking him mid 3rd round in rookie drafts.

SuperFlex Rookie draft range mid 3rd to early 4th round. QB35 overall in Dynasty Startups.

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