Week 1 Devy Recap
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,
Rodney Anderson lived up to the hype with TD runs of 30 and 65 and hit the 100-yard mark on only 5 carries. He showed excellent burst and strength with his broken tackles.
Trey Sermon, RB, OU. 9 carries, 69 yards, 1 TD.
True Sophomore Trey Sermon is going to have limited work this year, but he has a very high ceiling in the NFL and has proven he can be a lead back.
Marquise Brown, WR, OU. 6 rec, 133 yards, 1 TD.
Hollywood Brown showed his big-play ability and again why he is an excellent sleeper prospect.
Ceedee Lamb, WR, OU. 2 rec, 43 yards.
Ceedee Lamb is another true sophomore who was under-utilized, but what can you expect when they jumped out to the lead they did? He has the size and route-running ability to compete at the next level. He will get chances to flash his potential as the season goes on.
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.
Metcalf had a quiet day, outside of a 58-yard bomb for a score. Metcalf is a giant human and showed great long speed on this score that left the corner leaping after him.
Damarkus Lodge, WR, Ole Miss. 6 rec, 96 yards.
Lodge isn’t as high-profile as the first two WR’s on the roster but was consistently targeted and the Senior showed great promise.
Dawson Knox, TE, Ole Miss. 1 rec, 6 yards.
Knox was very quiet only notching one catch. There is a lot of quality targets in this offense and it can be expected to have some inconsistency stat-wise.
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.