Top 5 early targets in 2024 Fantasy Football drafts ft. Bijan Robinson

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Top picks in 2024 Fantasy Football drafts

Having a top pick in any fantasy football draft is a luxury because it gives managers more options to build their roster around. It is also more crucial to get one of the top selections correct due to the longer wait to make a second pick. Missing at the top of the first round can often ruin an entire fantasy season.

Weighing ceilings and floors is important when making any pick in a fantasy football draft. When it comes to the top of the order, it's extremely important to capitalize on the ceiling. The goal should be to pick someone who has a legitimate chance at being the highest-scoring player when the season is over. Here are the five best options to potentially do so.

Best picks at the top of a 2024 Fantasy Football draft

Bijan Robinson
Bijan Robinson

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#5. Christian McCaffrey

It's been made perfectly clear that a healthy Christian McCaffrey has the safest floor of any fantasy football running back. His two season-long RB1 finishes in his career with two different teams also demonstrate his incredible ceiling. Todd Gurley is the only other repeat RB1 finisher in the past 15 years, so history is against McCaffrey doing it again. However, he will still be extremely difficult to pass on in drafts, given his ideal situation with the San Francisco 49ers.

#4. Amon-Ra St. Brown

The Detroit Lions decided to make Amon-Ra St. Brown one of the highest-paid non-quarterbacks in NFL history. His increased receptions, yards and touchdowns in each of his three seasons are a big reason for this. His averages of 105 receptions for 1,196 yards and seven touchdowns, along with the annual increase so far, make him one of the top fantasy football players to target, especially in PPR formats.

#3. Bijan Robinson

While his usage was frustrating at times last year, Bijan Robinson still managed to turn in 1,463 scrimmage yards and eight touchdowns. The Atlanta Falcons made major changes to their offensive structure in the offseason, including a new head coach and play-caller. This should earn Robinson an even larger role this season, and in an improved offense with Kirk Cousins, he could threaten the RB1 title.

#2. Breece Hall

Despite playing in one of the worst offenses in the NFL last season, Breece Hall still managed to post a massive 1,585 scrimmage yards. With Aaron Rodgers expected to be with the New York Jets this year, their offense as a whole should improve, giving Hall more scoring opportunities. The franchise also improved their offensive line, making the Jets running back extremely attractive this year.

#1. CeeDee Lamb

Two of the most important factors to consider when analyzing the top tier of wide receivers in fantasy football are target competition and quarterback continuity. CeeDee Lamb has both of them working in his favor, and he may be the only elite wide receiver that classifies. He finished as the overall WR1 last year and will enter almost the exact same situation with the Dallas Cowboys this year, with Dak Prescott as his quarterback and no legitimate threat to his workload.

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Edited by Ribin Peter
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