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Dynasty rookie rankings: Rotoworld ranks Jeff Driskel No. 9 rookie QB

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Think Driskel ever makes an impact?

The San Francisco 49ers spent a sixth round pick on quarterback Jeff Driskel, which indicates a long development path. Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick would seem to be the guys ahead of Driskel at this point. Driskel has a lot of raw tools, but there is a development process that will take some time. Odds are not in his favor given his draft position, but anything is possible.

Over at Rotoworld, Evan Silva put together some rookie dynasty league rankings following the 2016 NFL Draft, and Driskel was the only 49er to make the rankings above "other" for his position. The rankings are not about guys who will necessarily be starting right away, but a combination of early playing time and long-term viability. He ranked Driskel No. 9 among rookie quarterbacks, with the rankings as follows:

1. Jared Goff, Rams
2. Paxton Lynch, Broncos
3. Carson Wentz, Eagles
4. Cardale Jones, Bills
5. Cody Kessler, Browns
6. Christian Hackenberg, Jets
7. Dak Prescott, Cowboys
8. Jacoby Brissett. Patriots
9. Jeff Driskel, 49ers
10. Connor Cook, Raiders

He had this to say about Driskel:

Driskel is the longest of shots, but he couldn't have landed in a better situation from a deep Dynasty league standpoint. An incredible athlete for a quarterback, Driskel posted an 88th-percentile SPARQ score before the draft and improved greatly as a passer at Louisiana Tech after flopping as a five-star recruit at Florida. Colin Kaepernick's future remains murky, Blaine Gabbert is #bad, and Chip Kelly's offense plays with a fast pace and has a history of manufacturing quarterback production. At very least, Driskel's progress is worth monitoring.

The 49ers drafted three offensive skill position players. Along with Driskel, they drafted running back Kelvin Taylor and wide receiver Aaron Burbridge. Coincidentally enough, they used all three of their sixth round picks on these players. Silva ranked 17 running backs and 20 wide receivers, with Taylor and Burbridge listed in the "Other" category.

The 49ers rookies will not be drafted this year in regular drafts, or even in basic keeper leagues. Taylor could have some value as a late round stash in those leagues, but for all three of these guys, any value is in dynasty leagues. If you've never played in one of those leagues, you keep a sizable portion of your team. Keeper leagues might have 4 or 5 keepers at most. I've been in dynasty leagues where you keep a 20-man roster. The draft is then four or five rounds and focuses on rookies, with the occasional veteran selected as well. Dynasty leagues are a lot of work, but they can be a lot of fun.