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
Oklahoma at Iowa State (ABC, 12:00)
The good news for Oklahoma is they got a huge home victory over UCLA last weekend by a dominant 49-21 final. The bad news will linger with the top-five ranked Sooners for the remainder of the season as running back Rodney Anderson suffered a season-ending knee injury. Anderson has had multiple serious injuries, mixed with some off-field issues, which essentially kills his devy value. The redshirt junior probably should’ve turned pro after his strong end to the 2017 season.
Oklahoma will now turn to another devy favorite, former top recruit Trey Sermon, who led Big 12 freshman with 744 rushing yards and five touchdowns a year ago. Wideouts Marquise Brown and CeeDee Lamb are NFL prospects and lead the team in receptions and yardage early in the season and quarterback Kyler Murray is drawing early Heisman buzz.
The Cyclones lost their opener a week ago to rival Iowa as their top two offensive stars got off to a slow start. Running back David Montgomery is considered by most to be the top-ranked rookie back in the class of 2019, while Hakeem Butler is one of the more underrated wideouts in the country.