There were a lot of teams on a bye this past week, but plenty of players had great games nonetheless. For anyone playing in devy leagues, it seems like now is a great time to try to acquire some devy players if you have veteran depth to spare or are rebuilding.
Across my league chats, various owners have announced they are willing to move devy players to help accommodate injuries and bye weeks on the NFL side. Take advantage and buy low on some college talent.
This week, I preview the top of my wide receiver rankings. You can find my full set of devy rankings here.
The wide receiver group is loaded for the next several years. Both the 2020 and 2021 classes have some identifiable studs and the 2022 group looks promising as well.
You will notice I have three Alabama wide receivers in my top eight, not even including Devonta Smith. Their receiving group is one of the best in recent memory.
Three players I am higher on than the consensus are Henry Ruggs, Rashod Bateman, and Jaylen Waddle. Ruggs’s speed and playmaking ability fit the direction the NFL play-calling has been heading the past couple of years and he is going to break the combine with his 40-yard dash. At least one team is going to fall in love with his potential and select him in the first round of the NFL draft.
Bateman has gained at least 100 yards in three of five games so far this year while playing alongside senior Tyler Johnson. Most have Johnson ranked ahead but I see more potential in Bateman. He is going to explode once Johnson graduates next year.
Jerry Jeudy, Henry Ruggs, and Devonta Smith have received a lot of buzz this year, leaving Waddle as somewhat of a forgotten man. Do not forget he was an elite recruit and has flashed as well. Tua Tagovailoa can only pass so many times. Waddle’s time will come.
Below are some of the top performers of the week. Of course, I could not list everyone who played well, but here are a few who stood out. You can find the full set of statistics from the week here.
Jonathan Taylor, RB Wisconsin (186 yards rushing, 4 TDs, 3 rec, 29 yards, 1 TD)
If you play college fantasy football, Taylor is a cheat code. He has rushed for over 100 yards in every game this season and scored multiple touchdowns in all but one. It is tough for a non-quarterback to win the Heisman Trophy but Taylor could be the one to do it.
Joe Burrow, QB LSU (344 yards passing, 5 TDs, 1 INT, 42 yards rushing, 1 TD)
In a matchup of two potential first-round NFL quarterbacks, Joe Burrow outplayed Jordan Love. Burrow continues to impress every week and is one of the most improved players in the country. I cannot wait to see him play Alabama.
JK Dobbins, RB Ohio State (172 yards rushing, 1 TD)
I will admit I was down on Dobbins entering the year but he has looked solid in the lead role. Ohio State has one of the best offenses in the country with Justin Fields and Dobbins leading the way.
Isaiah Hodgins, WR Oregon State (10 rec, 123 yards, 3 TDS)
Hodgins is another player who has risen up my rankings this year. He does not get as much exposure playing in the PAC-12 but he has put up monster numbers so far this year. He has caught at least seven passes for 80 yards and a touchdown in all five games.
Below are some of the games I will be sure to tune into for this upcoming week’s slate. You can check out the full week seven schedule here.
#6 Oklahoma @ #11 Texas – 10/12 @ 12 PM EST on FOX
In a matchup of two Heisman candidates, Jalen Hurts and the Sooners travel to take on Sam Ehlinger and the Longhorns. I am surprised this game was not slotted for the primetime night matchup because it could be the best of the week. It figures to be a high-scoring battle between two high-powered offenses.
#1 Alabama @ #24 Texas A&M – 10/12 @ 3:30 PM EST on CBS
Could Alabama faces its first test of the season when they travel to take on the Aggies? Quarterback Kellen Mond will need to be at the top of his game to make it interesting. Tua Tagovailoa is a Heisman favorite yet again and looks to continue his historic start to the season. In just five games, he has thrown for 1,718 yards, 23 touchdowns, and zero interceptions.
Florida State @ #2 Clemson – 10/12 @ 3:30 PM EST on ABC
Trevor Lawrence is a joy to watch play football but I will be focusing on the running backs in this one. I am excited to see Cam Akers against a tough Clemson defense. He has had a great start to a bounce-back season this year. Travis Etienne has been held in check since week one and will look to get back on track.
#7 Florida @ #5 LSU – 10/12 @ 8 PM EST on ESPN
After a nice win over Auburn last week, Florida’s schedule does not get any easier as they take on the high-powered LSU offense this week. Quarterback Joe Burrow has thrown at least four touchdowns in all but one game this year.
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