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Fantasy football rankings: Top 60 college players for devy leagues

Sep 16, 2017; Lubbock, TX, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils running back N'Keal Harry (1) rushes against the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the first half at Jones AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Over the past two months, I’ve covered over 60 college players that dynasty fantasy football players should be aware of as we approach the 2018 season in my devy spotlight pieces for the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac 12, SEC, and non-Power-5 schools. Many (but not all) of those players happened to be 2019 NFL draft-eligible because the focus was on players who will be producing this season.

I wanted to conclude this summer’s Devy Spotlight series with a piece that had my true top 60 (enough to cover five rounds in a deep startup devy draft) for the 2019, 2020, and 2021 classes. These are players who are worth grabbing at least a year in advance of their rookie-eligible season because of their elite pedigree, recruiting profiles, production or metrics. These tiers are based on 1-QB leagues.

Tier 1

Player Position School Draft Eligible
N'Keal Harry WR Arizona State 2019
Cam Akers RB Florida State 2020
Kelvin Harmon WR North Carolina State 2019
David Montgomery RB Iowa State 2019
D'Andre Swift RB Georgia 2020
Jonathan Taylor RB Wisconsin 2020
A.J. Brown WR Ole Miss 2019
J.K. Dobbins RB Ohio State 2020
Bryan Edwards WR South Carolina 2019

Tier 2

Player Position School Draft Eligible
Ahmmon Richards WR Miami (FL) 2019
Dekaylin Metcalf WR Ole Miss 2019
Stephen Carr RB Southern Cal 2020
Devin Singletary RB Florida Atlantic 2019
Noah Fant TE Iowa 2019
Travis Etienne RB Clemson 2020
Jhamon Ausbon WR Texas A&M 2020
CeeDee Lamb WR Oklahoma 2020
Rodney Anderson RB Oklahoma 2019
Bryce Love RB Stanford 2019
Tee Higgins WR Clemson 2020

Tier 3

Player Position School Draft Eligible
Anthony Johnson WR Buffalo 2019
Damien Harris RB Alabama 2019
Trayveon Williams RB Texas A&M 2019
Jerry Jeudy WR Alabama 2020
A.J. Dillon RB Boston College 2020
Tarik Black WR Michigan 2020
Donovan Peoples-Jones WR Michigan 2020
Justice Hill RB Oklahoma State 2019
Collin Johnson WR Texas 2019
Najee Harris RB Alabama 2020
Trey Sermon RB Oklahoma 2020
Juwan Johnson WR Penn State 2019
Tyler Vaughns WR Southern Cal 2019

Tier 4

Player Position School Draft Eligible
Zamir White RB Georgia 2021
Justin Shorter WR Penn State 2021
Lorenzo Lingard RB Miami (FL) 2021
Master Teague RB Ohio State 2021
Jaylen Smith WR Louisville 2019
Myles Gaskin RB Washington 2019
Deebo Samuel WR South Carolina 2019
Jalen Reagor WR Texas Christian 2020
Amon-Ra St. Brown WR Southern Cal 2021
Demetris Robertson WR Georgia TBD due to transfer

Tier 5

Player Position School Draft Eligible
Greg Dortch WR Wake Forest 2019
Caleb Wilson TE UCLA 2019
David Sills WR West Virginia 2019
Tyrie Cleveland WR Florida 2019
Tua Tagovailoa QB Alabama 2020
Justin Herbert QB Oregon 2019
Jake Fromm QB Georgia 2020
Drew Lock QB Missouri 2019
Will Grier QB West Virginia 2019
Hakeem Butler WR Iowa State 2019
Michael Pittman WR USC 2019
Ricky Slade RB Penn State 2021
Parris Campbell WR Ohio State 2019
Ryan Finley QB North Carolina State 2019
Denzel Mims WR Baylor 2019
Miles Sanders RB Penn State 2019
Terrace Marshall WR Louisiana State 2021
Derion Kendrick WR Clemson 2021
Benny Snell RB Kentucky 2019

 

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