The 5 Yard Devy Stock Report – Week 1
It feels like forever during the off-season waiting for football to arrive back on our screens. Then week one of college football arrives and is over in a flash. Most importantly, Devy players across the land will be rushing to see how there assets have faired. However, with 50+ games a week, it’s hard to maintain with how every player is getting on. Each week ill give a run down of a handful of players who have impressed, or disappointed over the weekend.
Anthony Richardson, QB, Florida – Stock Up
A guy who I was quite high on entering the season started well for Florida in a big game against Utah. After a turbulent 2021 season, Richardson was installed as the starter for week 1. However, Richardson impressed, especially on the ground. The Florida native rushed for 106 yards and had 3 touchdowns on the ground. Although we knew he was electric as a runner, we wanted to see him devolop as a passer. Richardson only had figures of 17-24 for 168 yards through the air. However, he did pull out a remarkable play to make a two-point conversion pass to Ja-Quavion Fraziars. He also showcased better composure and accuracy when passing. It is early, but it’s a great start for Richardson owners.
Drake Maye, QB, North Carolina – Stock Up
With Sam Howell departing to the NFL, top 2021 recruit Drake Maye was installed as the Week 0 starter. Maye beat out Jacolby Criswell for the starters job and has not disappointed in his two games this season. With the defence floundering, Maye has taken this offence by the horns and dragged it two a 2-0 start. However, both teams play outside the power 5 with Appalachian State being a solid group of 5 team. Over the games Maye has figures of 53-72, 646 yards and 7 TDs. He also has rushed for over 100 yards and 1 TD. Although, bigger tests are ahead for Maye, its a solid start to his college career.
DJ Uiagalelei, QB, Clemson – Stock Down
The pressure was on Uiagalelei heading into the 2022 season after a below average 2021 as a starter. With talented 5 star recruit Cade Klubnik entering the team from the 2022 class, that pressure will have intensified. The last game of the week 1 slate saw DJ struggle early against a poor Georgia Tech team. However, he did appear to settle later in the game and make a couple of important plays. Those early game concerns will have Devy shareholders worried. Klubnik came in late and showcased his abilities that had fans excited about the future. When the time arrives who knows, but for now it seems DJ is still the starter.
Jacob Cowing, WR, Arizona – Stock Up
Jacob Cowing was a late round flier in lots of deep Devy drafts. Cowing has established himself as one of the best group of 5 wide receivers at UTEP. However, he made the switch to the power 5, albeit to an Arizona team who managed 1 win last season. Head coach Jedd Fisch worked wonders in the transfer portal and recruiting heading into the new season. Cowing had 8 receptions for 152 yards and 3 TDs, against the mountain west runners-up in 2021.. Arizona welcome Mississippi State in week 2 and a good performance against an SEC team will have people on watch.
Sean Tucker, RB, Syracuse – Stock Up
Sean Tucker is going to be a real fantasy darling next season in your rookie drafts. However, in Devy he gets picked up in the first 2 rounds most of the time. As a runner, he is built for the NFL. Speed, power and intelligence, Tucker is certainly a player that people are already high on away from fantasy football. However, one thing fans wanted to see more off was Tucker as a pass catcher. In the week 1 match-up against Louisville, Tucker led in receiving yards with 84 from 6 receptions. He also scored an excellent 55 yard touchdown, weaving around tacklers and into the end zone. Those 84 receiving yards were already around a third of what he accumulated last season (255 yards from 20 receptions). As a result, Devy players who have shares in Tucker will be hoping that continues.
Kayshoun Boutte, WR, LSU – Stock Down
I know it is only week 1, so to have somebody with the talent of Kayshoun Boutte on stock down seems drastic. However, after catching just 2 targets for 20 yards in a disappointing loss to Florida State, Boutte reacted. The 3rd year receiver went on to social media and removed LSU content. Although, when you have the talent of Boutte, you usually dont go unwanted in the draft or as a college transfer. However, this will raise a few red flags with the reaction, while also catching 2 receptions from 26 team catches.
Jordan – @jordm87