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Best Fantasy Fits from Round 1 of the 2024 NFL Draft

After the First Round of the NFL Draft was completed, it would be natural to think that the GMs and Coaches for all your favorite teams are huge Fantasy Football fans after selecting a record-shattering  23 offensive players on Day 1. That included 6 QBs, 7 WRs, and 1 TE to go along with 9 OL prospects to boost offenses around the league.

It’s a massive development considering the downturn in offensive production across the league last year. NFL teams saw an opportunity in an offense-heavy draft and took advantage.

For Fantasy Football managers, the influx of talent provides a ton of excitement for Rookie playmakers who will fill out draft boards and represent the next generation of Fantasy studs.

We won’t hit every offensive player that was taken in the Top 32 picks, but let’s take a look at the best Fantasy fits from the Round 1 selections.


The Bears landed their QB of the present and future with the 1st Overall Pick and followed it up by adding an incredible outside threat at WR in Odunze. The combination of these two guys is what makes each one very fantasy relevant right away in 2024.

Caleb Williams will likely be a consensus QB1 for Fantasy Football as a rookie, and adding Rome Odunze to a supporting cast that already boasts playmakers like DJ Moore, Keenan Allen, DeAndre Swift, and Cole Kmet gives him an elite group to work with right away. His creativity playmaking ability and field awareness in and out of structure are already elite. He should be a high priority for both Dynasty and Redraft formats

Odunze’s ceiling is a bit limited in year 1 with so many mouths to feed in this offense, but the good news is he has a chance to be the team’s best receiver right away. He’s just that good. He should get a big boost in Dynasty leagues and will likely be a mid-round pick for Redraft leagues. Overall, Chicago put themselves on the Fantasy map for good with these selections.


MHJ was always going to make this list no matter where he went, but going to Arizona to play with Kyler Murray is maybe the best-case scenario for the former Buckeye. He’ll immediately step in as the best player on the offense, and could be a 100+ catch guy in Year 1.

Harrison, Jr. can line up anywhere on the field and win with speed, physicality, and high-end route-running ability. He’ll compliment young pass catchers like Michael Wilson and Trey McBride well, and give Kyler (who shouldn’t be slept on as a potential Top 10 Fantasy QB in 2024) a solid receiving corps to work with this season. Harrison, Jr. would be my pick at 1st overall in Dynasty Rookie Drafts.


This is all about the supporting cast and offensive system in Minnesota. If you’re JJ McCarthy, you couldn’t ask for a better landing spot for early success. There is a chance that Sam Darnold could start the season, but I believe the calls for McCarthy will come early, if not right away in Week 1.

McCarthy walks into a very QB-friendly offensive system with high-end weapons across the board. Aaron Jones and the running game should be efficient, allowing McCarthy to use play action to get on the move and make easy throws in the middle of the field.

As a Rookie, he probably won’t be a QB1, but his upside is incredible down the road. He’s a valuable asset worthy of a 1st Round selection in Dynasty Rookie drafts and should be a late-round flyer in 2024 Redraft leagues.


Huge pick for Jacksonville and a great landing spot for Thomas, Jr. heading to North Florida to play with Trevor Lawrence and give him a reliable down-field, big-play threat. This was my best landing spot for the former LSU stud in the pre-draft process.

An immediate field-stretcher and Red Zone powerhouse, he’ll have a solid target share in Year 1 and only grow from there. Brian Thomas, Jr. should be a 1st Round pick in Dynasty Rookie drafts.


The reason I like Worthy to Kansas City? We’ve seen this work before for Patrick Mahomes and Chiefs. Worthy compares very favorably to Tyreek Hill from a stylistic perspective, and is obviously a threat to go all the way every time he touches the football with his speed. KC can also use him underneath in the screen game and on crossers as a runaway receiver with great YAC ability. Still, I envision his biggest impact coming when Mahomes gets out of the pocket and starts playing backyard ball. We might see a bit of a throwback offense for the Chiefs now that they have a reliable field-stretching weapon who can play anywhere.

For fantasy, Worthy will likely be a weekly boom or bust FLEX player in Year 1, with the chance to develop into a steadier producer as his career advances and he learns how to play in the NFL. Worthy feels like a back-end 1st Rounder in Dynasty Rookie drafts, and he should be a late-round, high-upside addition in Redraft leagues as well in this offense.

Just Missed:
Malik Nabers | New York Giants
Brock Bowers | TE | Las Vegas Raiders

We’ll be running another Fantasy Fits article tomorrow for Day 2 of the Draft, so stay tuned to fansfirstsports.com for all the latest Draft news, notes, and analysis!

Also, be sure to check out the FFSN NFL Draft RECAP with myself and Andrew Wilbar breaking down the entire 1st Round of the NFL Draft! Click on the link below or find it wherever you get your podcasts!

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