Posted on May 16, 2019by Monty Phan
Credit: David Dennis/Icon Sportswire Pictured: Josh Jacobs
Having the top pick in a high-stakes dynasty league is typically a double-edged sword: According to recent history, the consensus pick at the 1.01 has at times in their careers been valued as among the most coveted assets in fantasy. But, unless you traded for that pick, having it means you likely spent hundreds (and in some cases, thousands) of dollars to buy into a league in which you finished last, thus “earning” you the top pick.
In previous seasons, that pick (used correctly) could have given you Todd Gurley in 2015, Ezekiel Elliott in 2016, Leonard Fournette in 2017 or Saquon Barkley in 2018, all of whom were elite starters their rookie years. In…