As most fantasy players look forward to the first week of NFL action, we will have a great way to pass the time on Saturday as nearly every top 25 team is in action, including a pair of games featuring ranked teams going head-to-head. Whether you are a devy dynasty owner tracking your player or simply trying to stay ahead of your competition when prepping for 2019 rookie drafts, following the weekly world of college football can pay dividends for fantasy players.
Each week this season, I’ll focus on a trio of games throughout the day, along with some key future pros you might want to focus on as you watch.
Wake Up and Watch
UCLA at Oklahoma (FOX, 1:00)
The Bruins got the Chip Kelly era off to a rough start when they lost at home to the Cincinnati Bearcats. Now, they travel to 6th ranked Oklahoma, where they are wasting no time in moving on from Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield. Texas A&M transfer and future baseball pro Kyler Murray is at quarterback now and the Sooners put up 63 points in last week’s opener. Mayfield may be gone but running back Rodney Anderson and receiver Marquise Brown are back and both had huge games. Anderson picked up where he left off during his breakout season a year ago, rushing for 100 yards and two score, while the underrated Brown posted a 6/133/1 stat line in the blowout win.
While UCLA might be on their way to 0-2 barring a big upset, they do have some players to watch. After an injury to starting quarterback Wilson Speight last week, the Bruins turned to their true recruit freshman Dorian Thompson-Robinson, a big-armed who looked a bit lost in his debut, which is understandable. Tight end Caleb Wilson is one of the top prospects at his position and is likely to declare for the NFL Draft following this season as well. He should be fun to watch.
Other teams in early action include:
- New Mexico at Wisconsin (Big Ten Network, 12:00)
- Mississippi State at Kansas State (ESPN, 12:00)
- Western Michigan at Michigan (Fox Sports 1, 12:00)