Developing Assets: Week 13

Ray Garvin

Dynasty is a game of chess not checkers. Whether you are tracking players for your devy leagues or are looking ahead to the 2020 class in a more traditional dynasty format, the goal is still the same. As an owner, you want to put your team in the best position for short and long-term success. Following the weekly world of college football can pay dividends for fantasy players who follow this advice.

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.

For the prospects to watch section, I will be excluding the players who are currently ranked inside DLF’s top-five devy positional rankings.

WAKE UP AND WATCH: Penn State at Ohio State (11:00 ct, fox)

We are greeted with a treat early Saturday morning with this Big-10 showdown. There will be devy goodness all over the field on both sides of the ball in this matchup. Let’s start with Ohio State led by Heisman-contending quarterback Justin Fields. He has been lights out this season, throwing for 2,164 yards and 31 touchdowns to only ONE interception; while rushing for another 377 yards and ten touchdowns.

J.K. Dobbins enters this contest as one of the nation’s leading rushers with 1,289 yards and 13 touchdowns. His backfield counterpart – Master Teague III – is top-ten in the Big-10 in rushing with 744 yards and four touchdowns; his true breakout is coming next season. Watch out for sophomore receiver Chris Olave who has quietly established himself as the best pass-catching option on the Buckeyes and is starting to generate buzz as a sleeper prospect in the 2021 class.

It looks like Penn State has found something in sophomore running back Journey Brown. He stands 5’11”, 206 pounds and has speed and power to burn. He has rushed for 521 yards and six touchdowns on 86 attempts this season, while adding 11 receptions for 130 yards. Brown is a player you should be targeting in your devy drafts next year.

KJ Hamler and Pat Freiermuth are dangerous weapons in the passing game that will face a tough test in the Ohio State defense that gets monster defensive end Chase Young back. At 6’5” 256 Freiermuth is a very intriguing player who could see his draft stock soar in what looks like a weak draft class for the tight end position.

Other teams in early action include:

Oklahoma State at West Virginia (11:00 CT, ESPN2) Prospect to Watch: WR, Dillon Stoner

Kansas at Iowa State (11:00 CT) Prospect to Watch: RB, Breece Hall

MIDDAY Marquee: tEXAS at BAYLOR (2:30 CT, FS1)

Baylor is coming off of a devastating home loss versus Oklahoma and looks to rebound against the sinking ship that is Texas. One of the more disappointing teams in college football, Texas has let college football fans down in 2019, and us in the fantasy football community. Colin Johnson has been non-existent this season and talented sophomore runner Keaontay Ingram has not popped like we thought he would.

While quarterback Sam Ehlinger’s play has been very up and down, senior wide receiver Devin Duvernay has been a Rockstar. He’s one of the nation’s leaders in receptions and has over 1,000 yards on the season. Duvernay has seen his stock skyrocket this season and a strong performance at the Senior Bowl could continue to push the speedster up draft boards.

Baylor has a dynamic wideout that Texas will have their hands full with in Denzel Mims. He is 6’3” 215 pounds. He can run, displays some solid run after the catch ability and outstanding body control. Dynasty owners will want to target Mims in rookie drafts next spring and is someone could slip to the third round due to the depth of the class, not his talent.

Other teams in mid-day action include:

UCLA at USC (2:30 CT, ABC) Prospect to Watch: WR, Michael Pittman Jr.

Purdue at Wisconsin (3:00 CT, FOX) Prospect to Watch: WR, David Bell

Memphis at South Florida (3:00 CT, ESPNU) Prospect to Watch: RB, Kenneth Gainwell


Oklahoma is still in the thick of the college football playoff mix and they are being led by one of the best players in college football Jalen Hurts. On the season, he has thrown for 3,039 yards, 28 touchdowns and five interceptions. He has also carried the ball 152 times for 983 yards and 15 more scores. Hurts is a monster, and with the evolution of the NFL game, he is someone that has the potential to be drafted a lot higher than most expect and his rushing floor combined with passing upside makes him a dynasty buy.

CeeDee Lamb missed last week’s game but is expected to suit up in this contest which will help the Oklahoma passing attack. On the other side of the ball, TCU wide receiver Jalen Reagor has had a very disappointing statistical season. After a breakout sophomore campaign, he only has 36 receptions for 545 yards and five touchdowns. Do not let these numbers distract you from the fact that he’s still should be first-round rookie lock in your drafts next spring. Allow me to remind you just how dynamic Reagor is with competent quarterback play.

Other teams with evening games include:

Oregon at Arizona State (6:30 CT, ABC) Prospect to Watch: WR, Brandon Ayiuk

Utah at Arizona (9:00 CT, FS1) Prospect to Watch: RB, Zack Moss

Boise State at Utah State (9:30 CT, CBSSN) Prospect to Watch: QB, Jordan Love


As the NFL Draft has grown in popularity, that means it has become a year-round business and we no longer have to wait until the end of the football season to see where the top players project to land. Multiple sites and writers are nor regularly producing mock draft months out from the actual event and I’ll now be including those in these weekly updates.

Here’s the latest projection from Josh Edwards of