Identifying rookie fantasy football players to roster on your fantasy football team can be a bit overwhelming. They obviously don’t have a proven track record that you can use to evaluate their potential fantasy production, and their general lack of predictability makes putting them in your early season lineups a risky proposition. Of course, when you take risks, there’s an opportunity for a reward.

Fantasy football managers who took a chance on rostering and starting James Robinson (17.9), Jonathan Taylor (17), D’Andrew Swift (14.9), Antonio Gibson (14.7), and Clyde Edwards-Helaire (13.5) were all rewarded with rookie running backs who finished in the top 24 in fantasy points per game (FPPG).  

Many quarterbacks seem to benefit...