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Ranking the fantasy rookies for 2017

Manuel Margot of the San Diego Padres just might end up as the best value among 2017 rookies. Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire

Value is almost everything in a fantasy draft or auction, and it’s often tough to find when focusing on the consensus top rookies. There seems little doubt that Boston Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi and Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson are going to be terrific players. Neither real-life, first-round selection appeared the least bit overmatched in their 2016 debuts and the hype machine will be in full force this preseason as they get projected for awards and greatness. The annual dilemma for fantasy owners will be separating actual reasonable statistical output with, well, these lofty dreams.