Don't have an account?
Join the Best Live Fantasy Chat Community!

Lost password? [X]

Receive free daily analysis:


Already have an account? Log in here.


Forgot Password


NCAA Prospects To Watch: Week 10

With the college football season nearing its postseason, this will be the last edition of this article in its current format. Starting next week, we'll begin looking at specific positions of interest so that we can watch the games over the weekend and evaluate the players against one another at the same position.

But for this week, let's give you a guide to which potential fantasy assets to watch in the games this weekend.

This series will cover players featured in nationally televised games who could likely emerge as fantasy assets after next year’s draft.

Editor's Note: Get any full-season NFL Premium Pass for 50% off. Our exclusive In-Season Lineup Tools, Lineup Optimizer and over 150 days of Premium DFS Research. Sign Up Now!


Week 9's Featured Players

First, let’s look at how last week's featured players performed:

Darrynton Evans, RB Appalachian State – Evans had a disappointing game in a blowout win over South Alabama, totaling only 46 yards on 19 carries in a game in which Appalachian State rushed for over 300 yards. As a late-round player, he can’t afford to have games like this, and it could knock him down to being a useful priority free agent.

James Gilbert, RB Kansas State – Gilbert was effective in the upset win over Oklahoma, rushing for 105 yards and a touchdown on only 13 carries. Since Gilbert was previously known as a gadget player, seeing him be this productive on the ground, and also converting a red-zone carry from two yards out, is encouraging. He should be a day three pick who could produce if the opportunity presents itself.

Jalen Reagor, WR TCU – Reagor only had two catches in the win over Texas, but he made them count, totaling 55 yards and a touchdown. The touchdown came on a 44-yard pass in which Reagor just burned the corner on a go route. He’s a dynamic playmaker who is potentially moving into the back of the first round.

Tylan Wallace, WR Oklahoma State – Wallace is cementing himself as another dynamic playmaker in a deep wide receiver class. He caught eight passes for 131 yards and a viral-sensation touchdown in a big win over Iowa State. He’s one of my favorite day two wide receivers right now. (UPDATE: Tylan Wallace apparently tore his ACL in practice. If true, it would be a brutal injury, but he's put enough good film on tape that it shouldn't affect his draft stock much.) 

Cam Akers, RB Florida State – Akers put on a show versus Syracuse, rushing for 144 yards and four touchdowns. I still would love to see him be more involved in the passing game, but he’s explosive and elusive as a runner and is locking himself in as a day two pick and potential starter at the next level.

Jordan Love, QB Utah State – It was another disappointing day for Love in a loss to Air Force. He threw for only 114 yards and a touchdown while completing 14 of 23 passes. He has failed to capitalize on last year’s momentum and seems likely to be a day two or early day three pick; albeit, one with upside.

DeVonta Smith, WR Alabama – Smith was off to a strong start with four catches for 67 yards in the first half before suffering an arm injury and spending the second half in a sling. He’s reportedly back at practice, which is essential for the dynamic receiver to keep rising up draft boards. He seems like a day two lock right now, but his big-play ability could move him up if he comes back healthy.

C.J. O’Grady, TE Arkansas – O’Grady did catch a touchdown against Alabama but only totaled 13 yards on four catches. He has yet to make a name for himself as a consistent receiving threat and might be limited to a day three pick with potentially unrealized upside.


Week 10 Matchup to Watch - Early Games

Boston College - Syracuse 12:00 PM ET

A.J. Dillon, RB Boston College – Dillon is another aggressive, hard-nosed runner in a deep class but not top-heavy. He may not be the fastest back coming out, but he has good vision and hits the holes hard when he gets to the line of scrimmage. Most importantly, Dillon is showing that he has some receiving chops, already catching seven passes for 138 yards after catching eight for 48 all of last season. Dillon isn’t the elite athlete who jumps off the tape, so he’ll likely fall late in day two or into day three. But like similar backs, James Conner and Jordan Howard, he could emerge as an effective fantasy back if he’s given the chance.

North Carolina State - Wake Forest 12:o0 PM ET

Jared Pinkney, TE Wake Forest – Pickney has struggled through injuries and poor quarterback play this year. When healthy, he has enough athleticism to beat linebackers in coverage and has shown strong hands to make catches in traffic. He does show some inconsistent technique, and he isn’t going to make many people miss after the catch; however, he has good promise as a blocker which will help keep him on the field and make him a potential starting tight end option in fantasy due to his receiving chops.

Week 10 Matchup to Watch: Afternoon Games

Virginia Tech - Notre Dame 2:30 PM ET

Cole Kmet, TE Notre Dame – Kmet is an inexperienced tight end in his first year as a starter. He’s also an athletic tight end that has shown the ability to make plays over the middle of the field. His catching and blocking technique is inconsistent, which has led to some struggles, but he has clear upside as a receiver which could make him an intriguing pick on day three considering the dearth of quality fantasy tight ends in the NFL.

Utah - Washington 4:00 PM ET

Hunter Bryant, TE Washington – I guess it’s just a big tight end day on Saturday. Bryant might be my favorite option on the day from a fantasy perspective. He’s the smallest of the group (6’2”) and has dealt with a few injuries during his college career, but he could carve out a role for himself as an interesting TE/WR hybrid at the next level. He likely needs to bulk up to block more effectively, but he has great speed for the position and solid athleticism to go up and make tough catches. His size will cause him to drop in drafts, but if he gets into the right offensive situation, he could be an interesting fantasy option.

Week 10 Matchups to Watch: Night Games

Ole Miss - Auburn 7:o0 PM ET

Scottie Phillips, RB Ole Miss – I’ll be honest, Phillips is likely a day three pick who won’t immediately challenge for major fantasy value, but it’s a bit of a down week in college football. The senior is solidly built at 5’8” 210 pounds, but he likely lacks the size to be a feature back in the NFL. However, Phillips has been a workhorse on a below-average team in his two years since coming from JUCO. He’s shown solid ability as a receiver and is a good enough run blocker to remain on the field. In short, he’s likely a back-up running back at the next level who could produce startable fantasy numbers if he was thrust into a role - think Mark Walton type of production.

SMU- Memphis 7:30 PM ET

Xavier Jones, RB SMU – Now, Jones is somebody I’m far more excited about. After only carrying the ball 69 times in 10 games last year, Jones wasn’t on many people’s radars, but the senior has exploded this year for 884 rushing yards and sixteen total touchdowns on a vastly improved SMU offense. He needs to show more consistent ability in the passing game to convince NFL scouts that he has the ability of a feature back, but he’s proving to be a dynamic enough runner, with good long speed, and a potential value day three pick.

More NCAA Football Analysis

More Recent Articles


Deeper League Free Agent Pickups for Week 15

The first week of the fantasy playoffs is in the books, and hopefully you're still writing another chapter in it. Week 14 was absolutely brutal from an injury perspective, with several big name players getting carted off the field and burying multitudes of fantasy teams in the process. Mike Evans, Calvin Ridley, Devante Parker, Alshon... Read More

Fantasy Football News and Injuries - Running Updates

Below is a quick-hit list of running notes on relevant injuries and player news, including pre-game reports and live in-game updates. Stay tuned for updates all throughout the week and on Sunday morning game day:   Week 15 Le'Veon Bell (flu) is back at practice and should return for TNF. Bilal Powell (ankle, flu) is likely... Read More

Week 14 Surprises? We Must Overreact Immediately!

In Week 14, the quarterback position was littered with surprises. Drew Brees dropped over 40 fantasy points on a 49ers Defense that's given up the second-fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks on the season and Jameis Winston hung 456 yards and 5 touchdowns on a Colts Defense that's been solid against the pass all year. Mitch... Read More

The Cut List - Players on the Chopping Block (Week 15)

This is your weekly list of players to drop. I will do my best to limit this list to injured players and players you might consider holding. If you roster pure handcuffs or backups, obviously you can let them go at any time. The players on this list will, ideally, be guys that aren't clearly... Read More

Week 15-16 Playoff Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2019 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Still doing things a little differently this week--for those of you who are still alive. I want to take a look at the playoffs as a whole (and in this case we are considering Weeks 14-16) and determine which DSTs you can ride all the way through and which ones you should stream this week.... Read More

Week 15 Kicker Streamers and Starts - 2019 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Week 15 is here and for those of you that won the first week of your fantasy playoffs, congratulations. If you had a bye week, good luck to you this week. Kicker lives still matter, and three different kickers had 15 or more points last week. Three different kickers outscored Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick... Read More

FAAB Bidding - Week 15 Waiver Wire Targets

Assisting our famous waiver wire pickups list, and our weekly waiver wire columns by position, this column focuses on suggested waiver wire bidding percentages for fantasy football owners in leagues using a Free Agent Acquisition Budget (FAAB). As a caveat, these prices do not by any means indicate how much these free agent players will... Read More

Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups & Adds

You have to love fantasy football. You have to, otherwise you would have given up by now. In a week that most likely represented the first matchup of the fantasy playoffs or a must-win in some form for the vast majority of players, we were treated to the following: Alvin Kamara netting three fantasy points,... Read More

Running Back Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 15

It is almost inconceivable that we are progressing into the second week of fantasy postseason matchups. Congratulations to those of you whose teams are still competing in the playoffs. Your meticulous planning during the draft process and the regular season has been rewarded with an opportunity to win your leagues' championships. This critical week provides the opportunity to... Read More

Wide Receiver Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 15

Week 15 is upon us, which means that even the holdovers who play in leagues with four team playoffs and no byes are now in fantasy playoff mode. This is it: the home stretch. Are there any wide receivers left on the waiver wire who can help you in the playoffs? Let's look at some... Read More

Week 15 Tight End Waiver Wire Picks and Streamers

If your fantasy football season is over, either because you did not make your league’s playoffs or because you have had enough of failing in DFS contests, then this column is not for you. Congratulations if you HAVE qualified for your fantasy league’s playoffs! To reach the postseason you must have received some decent play... Read More

Quarterback Waiver Wire Pickups and Streamers - Week 15

The first week of the fantasy playoffs in almost in the books, and if you're fortunate enough to have advanced then it's already time to start thinking about Week 15 lineups, especially for those who stream quarterbacks. Luckily, there are plenty of viable options available as eliminated owners have stopped making moves, and if you... Read More

Waiver Wire Express - Week 15 Lightning Round

An injury-laden Week 14 decided many matchups, with several big names going down in a Red Wedding-esque affair. Not only was Josh Jacobs was a late inactive, but Jared Cook, Devante Parker, Albert Wilson all left with concussions, Mike Evans pulled up with a hamstring injury, Calvin Ridley and Ryan Griffin hurt their ankles, Derrius... Read More

Monday Night Fantasy Football Starts/Sits - Week 14

Finally, we had a good fantasy matchup last week. And now, as punishment, we get this. The Eagles against the Giants is a good rivalry game. But for fantasy? Not so much. Even key players Saquon Barkley and Carson Wentz have been severely disappointing in 2019. The game is not going to be something to... Read More

Week 14 Chat - Live Fantasy Football Game Day Q&A

It's Sunday Morning Week 14... Do You Know Who to Start? Each Sunday morning of the NFL season, RotoBaller's experts will be moderating the industry's leading live chat room and answering a bunch of your fantasy football questions, from around 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM ET. Come join in on the fun, and get your... Read More