Freedman’s Way-Too-Early 2019 Rookie Dynasty Fantasy Football Rankings (Updated: Feb. 3)


USA Today Sports. Pictured: N’Keal Harry, Dwayne Haskins, Damien Harris

Feb 04, 2019, 09:10 PM EST
  • The 2019 NFL Draft doesn't begin until April 25, but Matthew Freedman has his way-too-early rankings for rookie drafts in dynasty fantasy football leagues.
  • Arizona State WR N'Keal Harry tops the rankings, which also feature Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins and Alabama RB Damien Harris.

The 2018 NFL season is over, so it’s time to look ahead to the 2019 NFL draft.

Here’s an updated version of my way-too-early rankings for 2019 rookie drafts in dynasty leagues, with the caveat that my perspective on these players will change throughout the coming months as we get more information.

Round 1

1.01: N’Keal Harry, WR

  • School: Arizona State (junior)
  • Height: 6’4″ | Weight: 213 pounds
  • Age for 2019 season: 22
  • Projection: Round 1

Harry was a five-star recruit and the top-ranked receiver in his class by some scouting services. He leaves Arizona State with two 1,000-yard receiving seasons and 26 career touchdowns as a receiver, rusher and punt returner.

1.02: A.J. Brown, WR

  • School: Mississippi (junior)
  • Height: 6’1″ | Weight: 230 pounds
  • Age for 2019 season:  22
  • Projection: Round 1

Thicker than molasses, Brown dominated the SEC over his two final seasons, averaging 111.8 yards receiving per game over that span. With back-to-back campaigns of more than 1,250 yards, he might be the 1.01 in many leagues depending on landing spot and athletic measurables.

1.03: D.K. Metcalf, WR

  • School: Mississippi (redshirt sophomore)
  • Height: 6’4″ | Weight: 230 pounds
  • Age for 2019 season: 22 
  • Projection: Round 1

As good as Brown was, he might not even be the most promising prospect from Ole Miss.

Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: D.K. Metcalf

Although Metcalf lacks Brown’s overall record of production, he is younger and bigger and was on pace for a 1,000-yard, 10-touchdown performance in 2018 before a neck injury cut his season short.