There is a growing movement in the Dynasty community toward “devy” players. The term “devy” refers to developmental players carried on the dynasty league rosters. These devy players are usually college players but can even be high school athletes. During each week of the offseason and season, we will look at a different set of devy rankings.
We began the season looking at the top devy players, beginning with the Top 10 devy quarterbacks overall without regard of position or class. This week, we are looking at running backs. In general, we value the players entering the 2018 NFL Draft higher than future classes just due to the added risk associated with projecting into the future.
As we survey devy prospects, we will be looking at traits, abilities, and skill sets that will translate to the NFL. Since it is still early in the season, we expect these rankings to be fluid and there to be some fluctuation as the year progresses.
10. De'Andre Swift (Georgia) – Swift has elite athleticism and his role as a receiver and runner will grow after the veterans leave for the NFL. The Bulldogs have Sony Michel and Nick Chubb exiting after the season and Swift could inherit the top spot on the depth chart. While just a few games into his true Freshman campaign, Georgia is getting Swift involved in the offense. Swift is short (5’9”) but not small (at 215 pounds). He had a stellar pedigree coming into college named as a USA Today First-Team All-America team and Prepstar Magazine 5-star prospect, number 48 player nationally on the Top 150 Dream Team.