With college football in full swing, we’ll be bringing you conference reviews 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
Leonard Fournette, RB LSU (Sophomore)
19 carries, 228 yards, three touchdowns, one catch, nine yards vs. Auburn
Fournette has had a big couple of weeks as his 387 rushing yards in the past fortnight is the most for any LSU player in the first two games in school history. His big start to the 2015 season has people talking Heisman.
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Dak Prescott, QB Mississippi St. (Senior)
10/11, 227 yards, two touchdowns, six carries, 54 yards vs. Northwestern State
Yes, the competition is lacking, but a 10-for-11 line is one of Prescott’s most efficient outings. If he can continue to improve his efficiency, he can change the balance of power in the SEC.
Chad Kelly, QB Ole Miss (Junior)
18/33, 341 yards, three touchdowns, eight carries, 21 yards, one touchdown vs. Alabama
You knock off Alabama on the road and play well in process, you’ll end up on this list. Kelly has been nothing short of sensational this season and may have jumped into the Heisman race with this victory.
Nick Chubb, RB Georgia (Sophomore)
21 carries, 159 yards, two touchdowns vs. South Carolina
This was a down week for Chub with only a 7.6 yard per carry and that should tell you exactly how dominant he has been. South Carolina isn’t sporting a lot of big-name defenders anymore, but they aren’t exactly slouches either.
Greyson Lambert, QB, Georgia, (Junior)
24/25, 330 yards, three touchdowns, two carries, 10 yards vs. South Carolina
Lambert had his best game as a Bulldog, making throws all over the field. He set an NCAA record and his only incompletion was an overthrow in the back of the end zone in the first quarter.
Maty Mauk, QB Missouri, (Junior)
14/22, 145 yards, one interception, nine carries, 13 yards, one touchdown vs. UConn
The Tigers won a 9-6 defensive struggle, but Mauk did not play well. He was quoted as saying the team came out sluggish, which was evidenced by Mizzou not scoring a touchdown until the third quarter.
Jeremy Johnson, QB Auburn (Junior)
11/19, 100 yards, two touchdowns, one interception vs. LSU
It says Johnson, but this is more of an indictment of the whole Auburn offense. Saturday’s showing was one of the five worst of Gus Malzahn’s career.
Pharoh Cooper, WR South Carolina (Junior)
Five carries, 34 yards, one catch, six yards vs. Georgia
Cooper is one of the most dynamic playmakers in all of college football. I was honestly shocked to see his box score from Saturday.
Christian Kirk, WR Texas A&M
Six catches, 120 yards, three kick returns, 72 yards vs. Nevada
Kirk has shown show the propensity for the big play early on in his college career. He has the speed to run away from defenses and is an emerging devy asset.
Premier Conference Performer
Jerrod Heard, QB Texas (Redshirt Freshman)
20/31, 364 yards, 0 touchdowns, one interception, 24 rushes, 163 yards, three touchdowns vs. California
Ignore the no touchdowns and one interception thing or the fact the Longhorns lost. This kid brings a Johnny Manziel-level excitement to Texas games. He single-handedly accounted for over 500 yards of offense and went toe-to-toe with top quarterback prospect Jared Goff.
Baker Mayfield, QB Oklahoma (Junior)
32/38, 487 yards, four touchdowns vs. Tulsa
Mayfield was clicking on all cylinders Saturday and found nine different receivers as the Sooners rolled.
Josh Doctson, WR TCU (Senior)
Five catches, 171 yards, two touchdowns vs. SMU
Doctson is the topoption for the Horned Frogs, but it took until Week Three for him to break out. This week he had more yards than he had the first two games combined. He has a good size/speed combo and odds are extremely high that he is owned in your devy league.
Chris Carson, RB Oklahoma St. (Junior)
17 carries, 104 yards, two touchdowns, one catch, four yards vs. Texas-San Antonio
Carson led the ground attack in a blowout win.
Joe Hubener, QB Kansas State, (Junior)
15/26, 195 yards, three touchdowns, eight carries, nine yards vs. Louisiana Tech
Hubener didn’t play great, but he didn’t play bad, either. Actually the entire conference had a good day, with those in the falling category were mostly just mediocre this week.
Sam B. Richardson, QB Iowa State (Senior)
25/42, 269 yards, one touchdown, 10 carries, 18 yards vs. Toledo
Only two Big 12 teams lost, Texas by one and the Cyclones in overtime. Richardson had an okay day, but one touchdown just wasn’t enough on this day.
Johnathan Gray, RB Texas (Junior)
11 carries, 46 yards, two touchdowns, four catches, 71 yards vs. California
Gray had over 100 all-purpose yards and a couple of scores, but he didn’t show much burst against Cal. He needs to have solid outings once teams start keying on Heard.
Mark Andrews, TE Oklahoma
Three catches, 87 yards, two touchdowns vs. Tulsa
Andrews had himself a big day with two scores and a 61-yard reception. Checking in a 6’6” and 247 pounds, Andrews makes for a big target.