Football has officially started!
Well, not NFL football, just college. But for many people (myself included), this was just as exciting as the NFL kickoff will be next week.
Week 1 was as entertaining and unpredictable as you’d expect, and with this, there was a lot of NFL prospects who shined, and some who showed cause for concern. I wasn’t able to watch every player on every team who had a good week, but I was able to watch a few. I will highlight a few players from OU vs FAU, Ole Miss vs TTU, and OSU vs Missouri State games. Each of these teams has a few players who should find a way to your devy squad.
OU vs FAU
The Sooners kept their foot on the gas in this matchup, winning 63-14.
Rodney Anderson, RB, OU. 5 carries, 100 yards, 2 TD,
Trey Sermon, RB, OU. 9 carries, 69 yards, 1 TD.
Marquise Brown, WR, OU. 6 rec, 133 yards, 1 TD.
Ceedee Lamb, WR, OU. 2 rec, 43 yards.
Devin Singletary, RB, FAU. 18 carries, 69 yards, 1 TD, 1 rec, 13 yards.
Singletary didn’t have any chances to get going, as the Sooner defense played surprisingly well. Although he was bottled up at the line most plays, he flashed excellent ability to make tacklers miss and took one run 26 yards, as well as forcing many misses at the line.
Ole Miss vs TTU
TTU was somehow favored to beat the more talented Ole Miss team, but Ole Miss took control from the start and won 47-27.
AJ Brown, WR, Ole Miss. 7 rec, 93 yards, 1 TD.
I loved Brown’s tape from this game. Nothing too flashy, but he never goes down on first contact and always gains another smart yard or two. Runs routes anywhere on the field, excellent after the catch, and isn’t afraid over the middle.
DK Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss. 4 rec, 81 yards, 1 TD.
Damarkus Lodge, WR, Ole Miss. 6 rec, 96 yards.
Dawson Knox, TE, Ole Miss. 1 rec, 6 yards.
OSU vs Missouri State
OSU got the lead early and kept it throughout winning 58-17.
Justice Hill, RB, OSU. 10 carries, 122 yards, 1 TD, 1 rec, 22 yards.
The opponent was rather weak, but Justice Hill balled out here. He broke off an incredible 92-yard run and somehow didn’t score. OSU looked ready to give him the ball early-and-often, so Hill is in line for a huge workload this year.
I will be giving weekly updates on different games and players that need to be monitored and drafted in your devy leagues, or to just monitor for your rookie draft next year. Hopefully these recaps will help you gain more knowledge on whose stock is going up or down and for potential sleepers to win your leagues! The best time of the year is officially here.