Devy Stock Market

Nathan Powell

The fantasy football stock market is constantly fluctuating and it is always important for us to stay on top of player stocks going up and downs. In devy stock market, each week I cover the best and worst performances of the week and how they impact the value of these players in devy fantasy football leagues.

Ole Miss Making Memories – Matt Corral, QB Ole Miss and Elijah Moore, WR Ole Miss

The stock of this pairing has been rising throughout this abbreviated season, but they have had their two best games of 2020 in the last two games against Vanderbilt and South Carolina. Over those two, Corral is averaging 462.5 passing yards, 5.5 total touchdowns with an 86.8 completion percentage and Elijah Moore is averaging 13.5 catches for 231.5 receiving yards and 2.5 touchdowns along with 45 yards on the ground against South Carolina.

Outside of a porous six-interception game, Corral has a 20-3 passing touchdown-interception ratio with a 10.9 AY/A. good for 13th in the nation. The more performances we see like the last two weeks, the less likely we are to see another season of Corral at Ole Miss. Last week, we talked about the depth of this quarterback class growing, and while Corral is a volatile prospect, he’s another example of the depth of this class and is a possible day two pick in the NFL draft.

Moore leads all of FBS football with 74 receptions on the season and has continued his 2020 ascension with three 200-yard performances and at least 92 receiving yards in six of seven games. Moore isn’t rostered in most devy leagues, so he will be among the top rookies selected if he declares for the NFL.

Sam Slings Six – Sam Howell, QB North Carolina

Howell was valued as the top 2022 quarterback entering the season and he has lived up to expectation for devy players. Howell boasts an 11.4 AY/A, good for ninth in FBS and he had his best performance of the season against Wake Forest. Howell threw for six touchdowns and ran for one more, while throwing for 550 yards with a 71.1 completion percentage.

Howell has three passing touchdowns or more in five of his last six games and in startup 2021 devy leagues, Howell will likely be valued as the QB1 and a top-five overall pick in superflex devy drafts. On the trade market, if there is anyone down on Howell because North Carolina hasn’t had the win/loss record at 6-2 that many expected as they were #18 in the preseason AP poll, that may be a small opportunity for the population of devy players who thought Howell could lead North Carolina to playoff contention in 2020.

Harris Houses Five – Kevin Harris, RB South Carolina

Harris had some big plays in limited action in 2019, averaging 8.5 yards per carry with 179 rushing yards in five games. In 2020, Harris has gained the lead back role for the Gamecocks and has had some impressive performances. Harris has 100 yards or more in four of seven games, averaging eight yards per carry in those games. Harris had his best performance of the season against Ole Miss, rushing for 243 yards with a 9.7 yards per carry and five touchdowns.

The 5’10” 225-pound running back, Harris has nice size for a running back. He has had multiple touchdowns in five of seven games this season and if he continues to show his big-play ability the rest of the season, Harris will be a selection in devy leagues in the 2021 off-season.

Greene With Envy – Donavon Greene, WR Wake Forest

Donavon Greene was not a top recruit entering college football, being ranked a three-star prospect and #62 at his position by Rivals. Teams that didn’t recruit him are surely envious of the Demon Deacons after his performance against North Carolina. Greene was a big-play threat in limited time in 2019, averaging 19.2 yards per catch with 249 receiving yards as a true freshman.

Now, as a redshirt freshman, the big-play ability has continued with 20.0 yards per catch and he had the best game of his career with eight catches for 170 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Greene has also served as a kick returner for Wake Forest, returning a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown against Campbell earlier this season.

The 6’2” 198-pound wideout has the potential to be a 2021 devy pick with continued performances like the one against North Carolina, his second 170-yard performance in only 11 games. Last week was the first time this season that Greene eclipsed five catches in a game, and after 170 yards and two touchdowns, I expect Greene to see more targets and catches the rest of the season.

Milton Meltdown – Joe Milton, QB Michigan

There were some who had high hopes for Milton entering the season, thinking that he had a shot to be one of the top quarterbacks in college football. That has not been the case in 2020, as Milton is looking like another failed quarterback prospect in the Jim Harbaugh era at Michigan. Michigan has lost three straight games, including four interceptions and a 51% completion percentage in his last two games against Indiana and Wisconsin.

Milton was likely not rostered outside the deepest of devy leagues, but any devy hope some may have for him can be put to rest after four games this season.

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