2024 NFL Draft Best Landing Spots for Fantasy Football

by Jon Witt
2024 NFL Draft Best Landing Spots for Fantasy Football

In the ever-evolving landscape of Fantasy Football, few events carry as much weight and anticipation as the NFL Draft. Between free agency, trades, cuts and draft day selections, one undeniable truth emerges: the landing spot of a player can often overshadow their individual talents. Let's take a look at the best landing spots for the 2024 NFL Draft class to have a successful Fantasy Football rookie campaign.

Sometimes, the allure of individual talent can blind us to the realities of team dynamics. A top-tier wide receiver may find himself stifled in an offense that lacks a capable quarterback or a competent offensive line. Conversely, a lesser-known prospect could flourish in the right system, surrounded by talented teammates and coaching - see Puka Nacua, C.J. Stroud & Tank Dell.

We have no idea what plans Eliot Wolf, Jerod Mayo and Alex Van Pelt have for this new-look New England Patriots team, or how (or if) Ran Carthon, Brian Callahan and Nick Holz will shape the Tennessee Titans offense around Will Levis.

In Atlanta, is the single focus of Terry Fonteno, Raheem Morris and Zac Robinson to secure a veteran quarterback (at all costs?) to lead the Falcons offense?

Will guys like Marvin Harrison Jr, Malik Nabers and Rome Odunze get paired with NFL-caliber quarterbacks?

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2024 NFL Draft Best Landing Spots for Fantasy Football

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Chicago Bears

Ultimately, I think Williams will just be too hard to pass up on for the Bears. I think they trade Justin Fields to a QB-needy team for any picks they can get their hands on. Williams should come in on day one and take command of the offense.

Even if they do not take a playmaker at nine, they have DJ Moore, Cole Kmet and the cap space to be a player in free agency. The hype is real on Williams. Also, do not sleep on his ability to run. His arm strength gets all the attention but he is very mobile and a threat on the ground - 27 rushing TDs in three years.

With the ninth pick, the Bears should look to give Williams another weapon or a top lineman to help keep him protected in the pocket. Either one would benefit Caleb Williams and Chicago's offense. Rome Odunze or even newly rumored Brock Bowers would be great picks for all parties, including Fantasy managers!

Washington Commanders

Brand new leadership will look for their Franchise QB. Is it Drake Maye or Jayden Daniels? That NFL Draft Day Debate is happening in the front office and on the interwebs amongst fans.

Sam Howell will most likely still compete for the job but ultimately succumb to a backup roll. Whoever the QB is, the Commanders will try to get him some help via free agency. Terry McLaurin and Jahan Dotson are a good start for a rookie QB, but he needs more then that to succeed, including a tight end!

New England Patriots

This is where it gets tricky. The Pats will most likely go QB or WR. However with so many holes on the team, trading down to gain assets may be in their best interest. They need so much help on this team that no matter the pick, it may take a year for the player to put up stats.

Marvin Harrison Jr. is likely to struggle with a mid level QB and a rookie QB in this offense, as currently constructed with a lack playmakers, would be set up to fail in year one.

Arizona Cardinals

Regardless if Marvin Harrison Jr. goes before them or not, getting a reliable weapon for Murray is priority number one. If MHJ is off the board, look for the Cardinals to take Malik Nabers. It is evident that Murray needs help and Harrison Jr. or Nabers would both become Fantasy relevant rookie receivers as early as Week 1.

Los Angeles Chargers

Rumors of Mike Williams getting cut would have me thinking that the Chargers are going offense early. Brock Bowers would be an ideal fit with Justin Herbert. Not only can Bowers become a red zone threat, but he has the ability to get open underneath and generate yards after the catch.

New York Giants

Do the Giants really trust Daniel Jones? With that contract, what choice do they really have? That is the major question going into this draft, and the direction they take with the pick will answer that. If they believe in him, giving Jones and Brian Daboll a weapon like Malik Nabers or Rome Odunze would be the route to take.

On the other hand if Jayden Daniels or Drake Maye is sitting there at six, the Giants could take one that would be an upgrade to Jones. Daniels or Maye would fit nicely in Daboll's offense as dual threat options that Daboll has had success with in the past.

Atlanta Falcons

Please, please get this offense a legit QB. The Falcons are a prime candidate to either trade for Justin Fields, sign Russell Wilson (maybe?) or move up in the draft to select one.

Bijan Robinson, Kyle Pitts and Drake London would all benefit greatly from a legit QB as would all of us Fantasy owners with stock in those guys.

Should the quarterback situation already be resolved come draft night, look for the Falcons to draft an EDGE rusher - Dallas Turner or Jared Verse.

New York Jets

Lets be honest, whoever Aaron Rodgers wants the Jets to take is who they will take. For real though, an offense lineman would make the most sense - protect Rodgers at all costs.

From a Fantasy Football perspective, Brock Bowers would be an ideal fit here. Rodgers has shown in the past that he has a knack to find his tight ends in the red zone.

Quarterbacks

J.J. McCarthy/Bo Nix/Michael Penix Jr.

Out of these three QBs, McCarthy has garnered the most attention to get drafted in the first round.

The Vikings are serious candidates to draft a quarterback if they don't bring back Kirk Cousins or bring in a veteran via trade/free agency. Keep our NFL Transaction Tracker bookmarked for up-to-date news and initial reactions!

Potential First Round WRs Outside the Top 10

Brian Thomas Jr./Adonai Mitchell / Ladd McConkey

I love the skill set Brian Thomas Jr. brings to the table. A team like the Buffalo Bills or the Kansas City Chiefs would be an ideal real life and Fantasy landing spot. There is a case for Thomas Jr. to be the third WR off the board.

It will be interesting to see if the Detroit Lions or Baltimore Ravens invest in a first round WR.

Day 2 Wide Receivers

Keon Coleman/Troy Franklin /Xavier Worthy/Roman Wilson/Ja'lynn Polk

Unfortunately for Fantasy Football purposes, the Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots are both WR needy teams and have the top two picks in the second round. There would be some serious opportunities on both teams, but most likely not one that would produce a successful rookie season for redraft purposes.

The Cardinals would be a great spot if they pass on wide receiver (twice) in the first round, as would the Chargers.

Running Backs

We have become so accustomed to running backs being drafted early in the NFL Draft but this draft class just does not have one of those guys. Frankly it may even be a reach to see some of these guys go in the second. One will have a good combine and rise up the draft boards but outside of that, RBs will fall.

Jonathon Brooks is the best out of the bunch followed closely by Blake Corum and Trey Benson. None of them pop off the charts. Brooks was viewed as a first round talent before he tore his ACL but it is yet to be seen how he will return from it.


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