The fantasy football stock market is constantly fluctuating and it is always important for us to know which players have a price that has become exploitable whether it be to buy or sell. Pieces like this one have been fairly commonplace in the industry for a while in both redraft and dynasty, but I will be focusing on college players for devy dynasty leagues and how their week-to-week performances are affecting their price in those leagues.
The Cook Is Back In The Kitchen
Dalvin Cook, RB Florida State
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After writing Dalvin Cook as a stock down last week, he returned to his 2015 form in week four of the college football season, leading the nation with 267 rushing yards and two touchdowns against the USF Bulls and averaging 9.5 yards per carry on the game. Cook averaged less than 4.1 yards per carry in two of the first three games, and any buy low window on Cook has slammed shut after the big week four performance.
Another Baylor Bear Breakout
Ishmael Zamora, WR Baylor
Last week, we covered K.D. Cannon’s return to prominence with Corey Coleman now in the NFL. This week, sophomore wide receiver Ishmael Zamora showed why he needs to be on devy radars. Zamora had eight catches for 175 receiving yards and two touchdowns in his 2016 season debut. As I’ve also talked about in the past, I’m a resident member of #TeamBigWR and Zamora weighs in at 6’4” 220 pounds, profiling as a player who could be a legitimate red zone weapon in the NFL. With Cannon and Zamora both at wide receiver, the Bears offense should be pass happy as usual during the 2016 season.
Lavon “Don’t Call Me Sankey” Coleman
Lavon Coleman, RB Washington
Coleman has had a relatively quiet college career thus far with only 1002 rushing yards and two touchdowns through two+ seasons. However, he had the best game of his college career last week against the Arizona Wildcats with 11 carries for 181 yards, good for an average of 16.5 yards per carry and a touchdown. Odds are this is just a career game, but I will be monitoring Coleman in the next few weeks to see if he becomes more involved in the Husky offense after his first big game.
Davis Webb Scoffs at Goff
Davis Webb, QB California
After spending his first three college seasons at Texas Tech, Webb transferred to California to be the successor to Jared Goff. Webb has had a very impressive start to the season, leading Division 1 in passing yards with 1837 passing yards and 18 touchdowns, surpassing 395 receiving yards and four passing touchdowns in each of the first four games this season. Webb has NFL size at 6’3” 240 pounds and after four games, it looks like he has the makings of a high rookie pick in Superflex devy leagues in 2016. Any time you can land an NFL starting quarterback in a devy league in the rookie draft, it is an opportunity I want to take advantage of.
Cardinals Rise Like A Phoenix
Jamari Staples and James Quick, WRs Louisville
The breakout of Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson has been much ballyhooed to start the season and that has resulted in breakouts from a pair of wide receivers. Staples and Quick each have 300+ receiving yards and both are averaging 22+ yards per catch this season.
Both will be on the big stage this week against Clemson, so if you are able to buy either in deeper devy leagues right now, that would be a solid move before devy players realize it isn’t Lamar Jackson by himself out there. As a Senior, Quick is having the best season of his college career thus far, hitting about half of his season totals the last two seasons through only four weeks. Staples spent his first two college seasons at UAB, and now as a Senior at Louisville, he is taking advanage of his opportunity with the Cardinals, averaging 22.4 yards per catch, good for 15th in the nation.
Ford Builds a Garage of value
Isaiah Ford, WR Virginia Tech
Isaiah Ford has been a productive wide receiver in each of his three college football seasons. Ford started his college career at Virginia Tech with a solid line of 56 catches for 709 receiving yards and six touchdowns. Ford followed that up with a breakout Sophomore campaign, hauling in 75 passes for 1164 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns. Ford has continued his stellar play in his Junior season with 3 91+ receiving yard performances and he has reached the end zone in three of four games with four touchdowns in the first four games. Ford has NFL speed and profiles as a deep threat at the next level.