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Top-5 Fantasy Football Players for Dynasty League Drafts Ahead of 2019 NFL Season

By Leo Abbe-Schneider
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With the 2019 NFL regular season starting in 84 days, it's time to get serious about fantasy football. No more hanging around and watching tennis that's happening in a country 10,000 miles away. It's time to lock in, scour the internet for positional rankings and start knocking out a minimum of 10 mock drafts per day.

On that note, here are the top dynasty league assets for 2019 and beyond.

5. Alvin Kamara, RB New Orleans Saints

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What Alvin Kamara was able to do while splitting touches in his first two seasons with the New Orleans Saints is remarkable. The running back tallied more than 1,500 total yards in each of the last two seasons, and he combined for 32 touchdowns during that same span. Now that Mark Ingram has signed with the Baltimore Ravens, Kamara could be even more productive going forward.

4. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Houston Texans

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The only WR to make this list, DeAndre Hopkins has put up at least 1,200 yards in four of his first six NFL seasons. He is averaging 1,239.5 yards and 7.8 touchdowns per year since entering the league in 2013. While there are younger WRs who have produced at similar levels (Odell Beckham Jr., Davante Adams, etc.), Hopkins' durability is what sets him apart. He's only missed one game in his career due to injury, and Hopkins should be able to consistently produce for years to come.

3. Christian McCaffrey, RB, Carolina Panthers

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After a decent rookie season in 2017, Christian McCaffrey put up nearly 2,000 yards from scrimmage and 13 total TDs in 2018, proving he is one of the best do-it-all backs in the NFL. Considering he just turned 23 last week, McCaffrey is a good bet to remain an elite fantasy option for the foreseeable future.

2. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Dallas Cowboys

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Ezekiel Elliott has been one of the most-discussed NFL superstars since he entered the league in 2016. So far, he's led the NFL in rushing two out of his first three seasons, only failing to do so when he missed six games due to suspension in 2017. Elliott is still only 24, so there's no reason why he shouldn't be atop the NFL leaderboards for the next few seasons.

1. Saquon Barkley, RB, New York Giants

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Saquon Barkley was a beast during his rookie season. Even while playing on a below-average New York Giants' offense, he still dominated opposing defenses, posting 2,028 total yards and 15 combined touchdowns. Dynasty owners who had the foresight to draft him early last year should have their RB1 spot filled for quite some time.


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Leo Abbe-Schneider is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Leo also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username leoabbe2. 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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