N'Keal Harry's Early Chemistry With Tom Brady Could Prompt Fantasy Breakout in Rookie Season

By Ian McCafferty
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N'Keal Harry didn't exactly have the draft night many expected. Once projected as high as a top-15 pick and even the No. 1 wide receiver prospect available, Harry fell down the board.

Harry was even passed over by the Baltimore Ravens for fellow WR prospect Marquise Brown. But just as it looked like Harry would drop out of the first round entirely, the New England Patriots grabbed him at No. 32 overall.

A month later, he's already getting reps in with a future Hall of Famer in Tom Brady.

Harry has only been a Patriot for a month, and he's already gotten the private invite to Chateau Brady. In a Twitter post from Brady himself, it appears Harry and Julian Edelman were the only two receivers working out with Brady this Saturday.

This early chemistry between Harry and Brady certainly bodes well for Harry's fantasy potential in 2019. The Patriots are fairly thin at receiver heading into this season, which is why they drafted Harry, so he should have plenty of opportunities to make plays early in the year.

Harry also profiles as the kind of bigger athletic receiver that New England has rarely had under Brady, as Harry stands 6-foot-2 and 230 pounds with a 4.53 40-yard dash from the NFL Draft Combine.

We already know he can produce, as Harry was spectacular in his last season at Arizona State, recording 73 receptions, 1,088 yards and nine touchdowns in 12 games.

And if Harry's already gained Brady's attention and trust to the point that the two are sharing private workouts in May, then it could be a huge year for both the rookie WR and his fantasy owners.


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Ian McCafferty is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Ian McCafferty also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username itmccaff. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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