2019 Fantasy Football Devy Week 2 in Review


Welcome to the 2019 Fantasy Football Devy Week 2 in Review!

Each week the focus will be on two to three Devy players at each position and their key performances of the week.  This week will focus on some breakout performances that really opened some eyes in the Devy world.

For those not familiar with Devy leagues, take a look back at the Quarterback, Running Backs and Wide Receivers Devy Rankings for a bit of an explanation to the leagues.

2019 Fantasy Football Devy Week 2 In Review


These three quarterbacks really put on a show on Saturday two threw for over 400 yards, and two of them carried their respective teams to victory.

Joe Burrow, LSU

What a performance Burrow put on, on the road at the #9th ranked Texas Longhorns.  Burrow showed no fear, relentlessly driving his team down the field, answering anything Texas threw at him.  The redshirt senior tossed four touchdowns with 471 passing yards.  Burrow was under pressure all night, which made his 79.5% completion rate even more impressive.  This performance showed that Burrow can hold his own against almost anyone, and he has but the SEC, and scouts alike on notice.

Kedon Slovis, USC

Slovis made his first start of his collegiate career on Saturday for the Trojans.  Not expected to play this season, Slovis was forced into the starting gig when USC lost its starter, JT Daniels, to an ACL tear.  The freshman did not disappoint, leading the Trojans to a hard-fought win.  He finished the game with 377 and three touchdowns.  With more performances like this, owners in Devy leagues need to take notice.  Slovis may very well be the present and future of USC football.

Sam Ehlinger, Texas

Despite the loss, Elhinger went toe to toe with Burrows (see above), slinging the football all over the field for 401 yards and four touchdowns.  Ehlinger is a big-bodied QB, who is a weapon with both his feet (60 yard vs LSU) and his arm.  He showed a lot of grit, passion and leadership on Saturday that should translate well to the NFL game.

Running Backs

Three highly touted Devy running backs broke out this week, finally showing what made scouts and Devy owners fall in love with them.

J.K. Dobbins, Ohio State

Dobbins ran all over Cincinnati on Saturday to the tune of 141 yards on 17 carries with two touchdowns.  He came into to this season as one of the top Devy running backs in college football.  The backfield in Ohio State is his alone, so more games like this should be on the horizon for him. Devy owners can just sit back and enjoy the ride.

Cam Akers, Florida State

Akers exploded on Saturday for 193 on 36 carries, five receptions for 55 yards and found pay dirt twice!  This is the type of performance that had scouts drooling over him early last season.  With FSU struggling early this season, Akers will be asked to handle the ball as much as he possibly can.  This will be a good test to see if Akers can handle a full workload and be a true three-down workhorse.

Jermar Jefferson. Oregon State

One of my person favorites coming into this season, Jefferson finally went over the century on Saturday.  He rushed for 183 yards on a heavy 31 carry workload, scoring once.  Jefferson has yet to catch a ball this season, which is a bit troubling, but Oregon State has struggled as a team this year, so that could contribute to that.  Being only a sophomore, Jefferson has plenty of time to gain some chops in the passing game.

Wide Receivers

This entire article could have been solely on the wide receiver position, as so many players but on a show, heck I could feature the wide receivers from the LSU/Texas alone and that would have sufficed.

Justin Jefferson, LSU

Talk about showing out in prime time against a legit top ten opponent. Jefferson dominated the Longhorns secondary all night, torching them for nine catches, 163 yards and three touchdowns.  He was virtually uncover-able.  With this performance, Jefferson has jumped way up the Devy rankings.

Devin Duvernay, Texas

Not to be outdone by his opponent, Duvernay but on a show of his own, catching 12 balls for 254 yards and two touchdowns.  He was Elhingers go-to weapon all night and seems to have developed a good rep-ore with his QB.  Still, a bit of an unknown, Duvernay needs to build on this performance to grow his draft stock.

News and Notes:

Rondale Moore showed out once again, securing 13 receptions to the tune of 220 and a touchdown.  He now has 24 receptions for 344 yards and two touchdowns, leading the NCAA in both catches and yards.

A few players to keep an eye one that very well may end up in this article in future weeks:

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About Jon Witt

Buffalo Boy born and raised. He loves his Buffalo sports unconditionally, despite them driving him nuts more often than not. Bleeds Dodgers Blue during the summer and wishes he had an NBA team. Plays all sorts of fantasy sports, has been for a very long time. Hit him up @JPW2542 with any comments or questions.

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