As the NFL draft approaches, many dynasty players have their sights set on their rookie drafts. Incoming NFL rookies have been studied, analyzed and heavily debated over the last few months and they will continue to be throughout the spring and summer. With so much focus on the rookies, it is sometimes easy to forget many owners also have upcoming devy league drafts. In fact, I just participated in my first devy startup of the season.
Devy-league participants and other savvy owners can use this time to learn more about Collegiate and High School players and possibly give themselves an advantage in their devy drafts. In this article, I dip my toes into the mystical devy waters and offer some high-level notes on prospects I am looking to acquire in devy leagues. For a more in-depth look at the top devy players, check out Rob Willette’s Devy 100, his annual series that provides great insight into his top 100 devy players and their 2018 outlooks. While my list below includes a general overview of players to target, Rob’s series provides more detailed analysis for anyone wanting to take a deeper dive into “Devyland.”
Likely only available in devy startups. These players are the cream of the crop for the time being. Get familiar with these names if you are not already.
N’Keal Harry, WR ASU
If you play in a devy league and have not heard of Harry, you are simply doing it wrong. He possesses prototypical size may teams look for in their lead receiver and is silky smooth both during his routes and with the ball in his hands. In addition, his catch radius is outstanding. Combined with his size, it helps him win many contested catches. He is many people’s top devy player at the moment.
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