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2019 Fantasy Football Devy Week 5 in Review

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Welcome to the 2019 Fantasy Football Devy Week 5 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 from the WR position, some gaudy QB play and two RBs that continue to shine.

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 5 In Review

Quarterbacks

These two quarterbacks really balled out on Saturday both throwing for over 400 yards with a combined 11 TDs.

Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama

Tua put on a show against Ole Miss on Saturday, proving why he is in the talks to be the first QB drafted in 2020.  He was stellar all game, going 20/36 for 418 yards and 6 TDs through the air.  He finished with a 94.5 QBR and added a rushing TD.  Despite the monster numbers, what sticks out the most, the Tua has yet to throw an INT on the season.  Yes, you can argue that the competition he has faced may not have been up to par, but none the less, to go five games without throwing an INT is impressive.

Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma

Tuas’ old teammate did not disappoint either on Saturday.   He lit up Texas Tech both in the air and the ground, combining for 485 all-purpose yards with 4 TDs.  Hurts has now thrown for at least three touchdowns in every game, with only one INT on the season.  The transition to Oklahoma has been an easy one, and scouts have noticed.  Hurts continues to climb the QB ranks with each stellar performance.

Running Backs

Two highly touted Devy running backs continue to shine week in and week out.

Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin

Each out Taylor has been giving it his all and running with a purpose.  He ran for 119 yards and a TD in the win against Northwestern on Saturday.  By eclipsing the 100-yard mark again, Taylor has rushed for at least 100 yards in every game this season, with 8 TDs to boot.  He is the consensus #1 running back prospect in the 2020 draft right now.

Chuba Hubbard, Oklahoma State

Hubbard exploded for 296 yards on Saturday, gashing the Kansas State defense every chance he got.  He averaged 11.8 yards per carry, scoring on a long 84-yard scamper.  Hubbard has surpassed 200 yards in three games this year, leading the FBS (Division 1-A) in rushing with 938 yards.  284 yards separate him and the next closest RB to him, that says a lot.

Wide Receivers

The two wide receives below really broke out in a big way this week, opening the eyes of many.

Devonta Smith, Alabama

Often over shadowed by the talented, more talked about WRs around him in Alabama, Smith was not having any of that on Saturday.  Smith was targeted early and often by Tua to the tune of 11 receptions for 274 yards (24.9 average) and six touchdowns.  He accounted for six of the seven that Tua threw.  The 274 yards is a new single-game record for an Alabama WR.  After this game, Smith showed that there is now a big three at WR in Tuscaloosa.

Seth Williams, Auburn

Ahhhhhh, Seth Williams, this is the performance we have been waiting for.  The uber-talented sophomore finally broke out this week, going over 100 yards for the first time this season, actually, this was the first game he surpassed 50 yards.  Williams caught eight balls for 161 yards and two touchdowns in the win against Mississippi State.  He is way too talented of an athlete to be held down for as long as he was.  Williams was running crisp routes and found ways to get open.  Hopefully, he continues his upward swing next week.

News and Notes:

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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