The fantasy football off-season is a long and arduous journey for many. You battle through the final weeks of winter with a forced smile and a warm, potentially spiked beverage. Yet for many in the fantasy football community, the off-season is a busy time in which you’re recalibrating rosters and forecasting the future.
Devy is one such area this occurs. Devy owners are constantly seeking the next fantasy star, often discovering them during a review of the previous season. The Devy 100 is intended to forecast those next stars and identify which talent is worth investing in. For the first time, these are in a superflex format due to this becoming the default at DLF.
75. Jahleel Billingsley, TE Texas Longhorns (2023 Draft-Eligible)
Profile: After a year of residence in Nick Saban’s doghouse, Jahleel Billingsley is taking his talents to Austin. He popped towards the end of the 2020 season, operating as a versatile weapon who even returned kicks for the Tide following the loss of Jaylen Waddle to injury. In 2021, he struggled to earn looks, as Saban turned to Cameron Latu as his top tight end. The reasons for his mothballing are not entirely clear, but it is clear the relationship went sour in Tuscaloosa.
At Texas, he reunites with former OC Steve Sarkisian. The tools Billingsley possesses are obvious. He is a loose athlete who can line up essentially everywhere and create mismatches with his frame (6’4”, 230). His light frame prevents him from being a bully in the blocking game, but we are here for fantasy points; blocking is for the birds. Billingsley has the upside to be a fantasy factor at a very thin position, but he needs to re-establish his credentials after what was essentially a lost year.
2022 Outlook: Transfer fits can always be somewhat of a mystery, but Sarkisian’s familiarity with Billingsley should allow the tight end to hit the ground running. The Longhorns have another explosive athlete in Ja'Tavion Sanders but Billingsley’s experience should help him retain his status atop the depth chart. If Quinn Ewers is as advertised, this passing game could allow for numerous stars in addition to Xavier Worthy.