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.

Burks Burns Defensive Backs – Treylon Burks, WR Arkansas

Burks has quietly been one of the best players in the SEC in 2020. Burks has 804 receiving yards on the season, good for a market share of 35% of Arkansas receiving yards, an impressive percentage for an SEC school. Burks has at least 90 receiving yards and a touchdown in six of eight games this season.

He had his most impressive performance of the season last week with ten catches for 206 receiving yards and a touchdown against Missouri. The 6’3”, 232-pound sophomore will be one of the most highly-coveted wide receivers in devy drafts this off-season.

Robinson Keeps Running – Bijan Robinson, RB Texas

One message will be clear for Texas head coaching staff: get the ball in the hands of Robinson more often. He has a season-high of only 17 touches and is averaging only 12 touches per game on the season. Last week, Robinson made the best of his limited touches with 12 total touches for 223 total yards and three touchdowns. After that big performance, hopefully we see more of him for the rest of the season.

Robinson was one of the rare freshmen who did get drafted in most devy leagues. Any buy window has slammed shut, and in the leagues where he isn’t rostered, he will be one the top running backs selected in 2021 devy drafts.

Broussard Bruising Defenses – Jarek Broussard, RB Colorado

Broussard was not a coveted prospect in college football as only a three-star recruit per Rivals and he didn’t play in his first collegiate season in 2019. In 2020, he has started off his collegiate career scorching hot. Broussard has been a workhorse for the Buffaloes, averaging 28.75 carries per game, and even with that high volume, efficiency has remained high with 6.4 yards per carry and at least 121 rushing yards in each of their four games this season.

Broussard had his biggest game of the season against Arizona, rushing for 301 yards with 12 yards per carry. He has gone from relative unknown to devy prospect quickly in this abbreviated PAC-12 season. I expect Broussard to be a second/third-round pick in devy drafts next off-season.

Trojans Tearing It Up – Kedon Slovis, QB USC and Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR USC

Slovis had his best game of the 2020 season last Sunday with 287 passing yards, five passing touchdowns, and zero interceptions. Four of those touchdowns came in the first quarter in connection with St. Brown. Slovis remains one of the top quarterbacks in college football.

St. Brown has 26 catches in only four games, averaging 82 receiving yards per game, and he scored his first touchdown of the season against Washington State and proceeded to score three more in this same quarter. St. Brown is the best NFL prospect in a trio that USC has at the wide receiver position with Drake London, Tyler Vaughns and St. Brown. Many project him to be a day two pick in the 2021 NFL draft, with some having him as high as a late first-round projection.

Gilbert Going Elsewhere – Arik Gilbert, TE LSU

Gilbert was looking like one of the best tight end prospects in recent memory this season, and now he has entered the transfer portal. Not many tight ends see a lot of action as true freshman, but the five-star recruit per Rivals was a big part of the LSU offense. Gilbert had a market share of 15% of the LSU receiving yards, which is an impressive number for a freshman tight end. He had at least three catches in seven of eight games and eclipsed 50 receiving yards in three of those games. Now, Gilbert is in the transfer portal citing being homesick.

The transfer portal and the rules around them seem to be ever-changing. Just a few years ago, any player transferring was a stock down due to likely missing a season, and I would think that would be the case for Gilbert because he played eight games this season, but his 2021 season is up to the NCAA. Devy player Shane Hallam mentioned on Twitter the schools that are within three hours of Gilbert’s hometown: Georgia Tech, Georgia State, Georgia, Tennessee, Auburn and Clemson. I think it is unlikely he is able to stay in the SEC, so I would expect Georgia Tech and Clemson to be the favorites for his services.

There is a window to buy or sell Gilbert here. If you think he will be able to play in 2021, this is an obvious buy. If you think he will have to sit out due to transfer, this is an obvious sell window due to the ambiguity of his 2021 season.

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