Devon Achane Dynasty Rookie Profile

Devon Achane Dynasty Rookie Profile: High School

Devon Achane attended Thurgood Marshall High School in Missouri City, Texas. During his high school career, he rushed for 4795 yards with 87 touchdowns, he was ranked as a 4-star recruit and 96th overall in the nation. In addition to football, he also ran track in high school and was the 2020 Texas Gatorade Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year. Upon completing his high school career, Achane committed to Texas A&M University to play college football.

Devon Achane Dynasty Rookie Profile: College

In his three seasons at Texas A&M, Achane appeared in a total of 28 games for the Aggies. He played a limited role in his freshman season, appearing in six games. In his sophomore season in 2021, Achane’s role increased substantially. He totaled over a thousand all-purpose yards and led the SEC in yards per attempt. In 2022, Achane became the starting running back for Texas A&M and posted a new career high in rushing yards with 1,102.

Devon Achane Dynasty Rookie Profile
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Devon Achane Dynasty Rookie Profile: NFL

Devon Achane is pound-for-pound one of the best backs in this draft class. Now nobody ever calls a big man the best pound-for-pound anything. Size matters at the running back position and size is the one area in which Achane does not excel. Achane is listed at 185 pounds, historically fantasy-relevant running backs are 200+.

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Speed is the name of his game, he possesses game-breaking speed with the ability to turn any play into a trip to the house. After being selected by the Miami Dolphins with the 84th pick in the NFL Draft, Achane finds himself in an offense that leverages the speed of its players. In addition to his speed, he cuts well, is very elusive, and has great vision.

Dolphins Head Coach Mike McDaniel runs a creative Kyle Shanahan-like offense, one that is likely to find ways to get Achane the ball which is not exclusively between the tackles. Devon Achane has the ability and upside to be an outlier in the NFL.

The RotoHeat team has Achane in the top 10 in our 2023 Dynasty Rookie Rankings, and in the top-12 in our Dynasty SuperFlex Rookie Rankings 2023.

In the Dolphins offense, Achane should take most of the passing-down work, as he is the most dynamic passing catching back on the roster.
His role in the passing game in addition to his workload on the ground, puts him in the RB2 range as a rookie.

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