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
Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU (Sophomore)
26 carries, 244 yards, two touchdowns, one catch, seven yards vs. Syracuse
I see you, Leonard. The sophomore star had another huge week and had another 80-something yard run called back thanks to a holding penalty. He’s long gone in devy leagues, but will be a top two pick in 2017 non-devy leagues.
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Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia (Sophomore)
15 carries, 131 yards, two touchdowns vs. Southern University
This week, Chubb’s historic accomplishment was tying Herschel Walker’s consecutive 100-yard game streak for the school. Walker actually had 13 in a row, but the 13th was a bowl game which doesn’t officially count. Walker went 25 out of 26 games with 100 yards, so Chubb still has a ways to go.
Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss (Junior)
Eight catches, 135 yards vs. Vanderbilt
Treadwell is one of the most polished receivers in college football and the Rebels needed all of his skills to hold off a spunky Vanderbilt team. Look for him to be an early-round draft pick.
Lorenzo Nunez, QB, South Carolina (Freshman)
12/22, 184 yards, two touchdowns, 18 carries, 123 yards vs. UCF
The youngster had a coming out party against UCF. Every week Steve Spurrier has let him off the leash a little bit more, culminating in this week’s explosion. He will be tested as his next two games are at Missouri and at home against LSU.
Alex Collins, RB, Arkansas (Junior)
26 carries, 151 yards, one touchdown vs. Texas A&M
Collins did all he could and more in the loss. He is a solid-built back but does seem to always be nicked up. A feature back in a run-heavy offense, he has shown his ability to carry the load.
Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama (Junior)
13 carries, 52 yards, one touchdown vs. Louisiana-Monroe
Henry didn’t get much action and didn’t look great with the work he got. The Tide’s running game was unimpressive overall and will need to return to form sooner rather than later.
Maty Mauk, QB, Missouri (Junior)
15/30 180 yards, one touchdown, 11 carries, 49 yards vs. Kentucky
YOU LOST TO KENTUCKY!!! I’m not a big believer in Mauk anyway and he did not have a good day, including getting benched for a short period.
De’Runnya Wilson, WR, Mississippi St. (Junior)
Five catches, 43 yards, one touchdown vs. Auburn
Wilson is supposed to the be the Bulldogs’ WR1, so he should have had a better output this week, especially since quarterback Dak Prescott had himself a nice day.
Antonio Callaway, WR, Florida
Five catches, 112 yards, one touchdown vs. Tennessee
His 63-yard score came with 1:26 left to win the game for the Gators.
Premier Conference Performer
Josh Doctson, WR, TCU (Senior)
18 catches, 267 yards, three touchdowns vs. Texas Tech
In a shootout of epic proportions, Doctson stood head and shoulders above everyone else. His 18 catches marked the first time a TCU receiver posted at least ten receptions in a game since quarterback Treyvone Boykin got 10 as a receiver against West Virginia in 2013.
Seth Russell, QB, Baylor (Junior)
12/16, 277 yards, six touchdowns, two carries, 27 yards vs. Rice
Let me reiterate that in case it didn’t sink in the first time – half of his completions went for touchdowns. Yes, the Bears offense is pretty electric won a weekly basis, but that touchdown percentage is too high to ignore.
Skyler Howard, QB, West Virginia (Junior)
21/33, 294 yards, four touchdowns, one interception, 12 carries, 13 yards vs. Maryland
The Mountaineers scored early and often on the Terrapins and Howard was in complete control during his time. The only downside was he threw his first interception in 178 attempts dating back to last season.
Aaron Green, RB, TCU (Senior)
28 carries, 162 yards, two touchdowns, two catches, four yards, one touchdown vs. Texas Tech
Most of the fireworks happened through the air in this game, but Green managed to ring up a big day on the ground too. This is the second week in a row he’s gone over 160 yards on the ground.
Ke’aun Kinner, RB, Kansas (Junior)
15 carries, 23 yards, two touchdowns, three catches, 49 yards vs. Rutgers
The two scores were nice and Kinner showed good receiving skills, but a 1.5 yards per carry in a loss isn’t going to get it done.
Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma St. (Sophomore)
22/34 290 yards, one touchdown, two interceptions, six carries, -32 yards vs. Texas
This was a case of a team winning in spite of its quarterback, not because of him thanks to three turnovers on the day. Rudolph struggled all day and needed a special teams mistake by Texas to hang on.
Jerrod Heard, QB, Texas (RS Freshman)
9/17 119 yards, one interception, 19 carries, 48 yards vs. Oklahoma St.
When you play a young quarterback, you’ll have some good weeks and you’ll have some not so good weeks. This was one of the down weeks for Heard. He’s been playing well up to this point, so he should bounce back.
Jarrison Street, WR, TCU
Five catches, 88 yards vs. Texas Tech
In a game where they were passing out yards like candy on Halloween, Street got his, easily surpassing his three catches for 27 yards he had coming into the game. Checking in at 5-foot-11, and 177 pounds, he has the quickness to put up big numbers in a wide-open TCU offense.