With college football in full swing, we’ll be bringing you a review each and every week. These recaps will feature sections for “Premier Conference Performer,” “Rising Players,” “Falling Players” and a special Freshman spotlight. These weekly reviews will keep you up-to-date on all the happenings in devy leagues and allow you to keep tabs on future dynasty league assets. By the time the NFL Draft rolls around, you won’t see too many strangers.
Premier Conference Performer
Chad Kelly, QB Ole Miss (Junior)
20/25, 346 yards, four touchdowns, five carries, 26 yards, one touchdown
The Rebels have looked strong in the first two weeks and Kelly has been at the heart of that production. If he can keep it up, Ole Miss become an SEC title contender.
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Nick Chubb, RB Georgia (Sophomore)
19 carries, 189 yards
Chubb isn’t really “rising” per se, at this point, there’s not much higher he can go. But as long as he keeps throwing out crazy numbers (like almost 10 yards per carry) you’ll keep seeing his name in these reviews.
Jalen Hurd, RB Tennessee (Sophomore)
24 carries, 106 yards, one touchdown
He became the first Oklahoma opponent to run for 100 yards since Alabama’s Derrick Henry in the 2014 Sugar Bowl. He has a good power/speed combo and is definitely someone to try and acquire in your devy leagues.
Derrick Henry, RB Alabama (Junior)
18 carries, 96 yards, three touchdowns
Speaking of Mr. Henry, he didn’t have a shabby day at the office either Saturday. He’s the bell cow on a powerful Tide offense, so big days should be the norm.
Pharoh Cooper, WR South Carolina (Junior)
Nine catches, 100 yards
Mr. Do-It-All showcased his receiving skills and turned in a 100-yard game in a conference loss to Kentucky.
Jeremy Johnson, QB Auburn (Junior)
21/32 236 yards, two touchdowns, two interceptions
The Tigers might have won, but this is the second week in a row that Johnson has not looked good. I don’t know if it’s an undisclosed injury or what, but he has struggled this season so far.
Alex Collins, RB Arkansas (Junior)
20 carries, 54 yards, one touchdown, two catches, nine yards
Arkansas is a run-first team and when your No. 1 runner averages less than three yards per carry that leads to a loss, which they had.
De’Runnya Wilson, WR Mississippi St (Junior)
Eight catches, 89 yards, one touchdown
The final numbers were okay, but Wilson only had one catch at the half in a loss. He needs to be a difference maker if the Bulldogs want to make noise in the SEC this year.
Kwame Etwi, RB Texas A&M
12 carries, 116 yards
His big day was highlighted by a 42-yard run in the fourth quarter.
Premier Conference Performer
Trevone Boykin, QB TCU (Senior)
18/27 285 yards, four touchdowns, one interception, three carries, six yards
Boykin was much sharper this week, and managed to do it without a big effort on the ground. If he can keep up this efficiency, his draft chances will only go up.
Shock Linwood, RB Baylor (Junior)
18 carries, 130 yards, three touchdowns
A week after only getting eight carries, Linwood exploded against a weak Lamar squad. His 22-yard run highlighted his day.
Jakeem Grant, WR Texas Tech (Senior)
Seven catches, 141 yards, one touchdown
Anytime you can average over 20 yards a catch, even for Texas Tech, that’s a good day, especially when one of the catches goes for 60.
Mason Rudolph, QB Oklahoma State (Sophomore)
23/35 401 yards, two touchdowns, one interception, one carry, -7 yards
The young signal caller had an efficient Saturday in a 32-8 win over Central Arkansas. He distributed his 23 receptions to 11 different receivers on the day.
Tyler Brown, RB Iowa State (Sophomore)
Nine carries, 19 yards
The Cyclones were in the game until the fourth quarter, yet the running back with the most carries couldn’t generate more than two yard per try. Couple that with a long run of just six yards and Brown really didn’t help his team’s cause.
Montell Cozart, QB Kansas (Junior)
13/28 118 yards
When your quarterback doesn’t play well, your whole offense doesn’t play well. Cozart had a lousy day and the Jayhawks got beat down.
Baker Mayfield, QB Oklahoma (Junior)
19/39 187 yards, three touchdowns, two interceptions, 14 carries, 46 yards, one touchdown
Take everything I said about Cozart and copy and paste it down here, with the exception of the Sooner came back and won, but they trailed much of the day.
Jerrod Heard, QB Texas
4/7 120 yards, two touchdowns, 10 carries, 96 yards
Making his first career start Heard threw two long touchdown passes and breathed some life into a Longhorns offense that had been stagnant for the past couple of seasons.