12 Crew Leagues
QB – N’Kosi Perry, FAU | 27% Rostered
Previously a extremely touted recruit at Miami who received an opportunity to imagine the beginning QB function earlier than D’Eriq King transferred in final yr. He then understandably selected to switch up the highway to Boca Raton the place he performed properly sufficient in coaching camp to earn the opening day nod. Since then, Perry has been a revelation for the Owls, main them to a 14.8% explosive play price whereas rating ninth nationally in factors per scoring alternative.
FAU’s 73.2 performs per recreation ranks twenty ninth within the nation whereas their 39.1 yards per drive common is the twenty ninth greatest in FBS. He’s ranked twenty seventh in air yards whereas the Owls are hitting performs of 20 or extra yards at a 9.3% clip, thirty fourth greatest. Perry has been at his greatest in blitzing conditions, posting a blistering 42.7% success price in such eventualities whereas hitting on huge performs on 11.1% of them.
Although Perry has clearly been extra explosive than environment friendly, his eager potential to increase drives has been distinctive. He helped FAU convert third-and-long conditions at a 38.7% price (eighth nationally) whereas excelling in third-and-medium eventualities at a 63.6% clip (14th). Although he solely put up 21.9 factors towards an excellent UAB protection on the highway final week, his schedule for the rest of the yr is a dream:
Week 8 – at Charlotte
Week 9 – UTEP
Week 10 – Marshall
Week 11 – at Previous Dominion
Week 12 – at Western Kentucky
Week 13 – Center Tennessee
With that creampuff slate to finish the season, Perry remains to be woefully under-owned at his present 27% price.
RB – Kobe Tempo, Clemson | 14%
The advice for Tempo’s pickup shouldn’t be seen by means of the prism of how Clemson’s offense has carried out by means of the primary 4 the season. Which is to say, egregious. Regardless of their general incompetence offensively, their speeding assault was fairly efficient towards Boston School final recreation. For his half, Tempo went from 9 offensive snaps in Week 4 towards NC State, to 46 snaps in Week 5 after Will Shipley went down. Although he has been constantly used to spell Shipley over the primary 4 video games, Tempo logged solely 20 totes in that span versus 18 carries towards BC alone. His elevated utilization bodes properly for him going ahead till the five-star freshman returns. As does his potential to provide out of the backfield, with Tempo securing all 4 of his targets on the yr, together with catching two passes for 41 yards final recreation.
Clemson’s move assault has been nothing in need of morose – rating within the bottom-15 in completion price (54.8%), Passing Success Fee (32.9%), Air Yards Per Cross (7.1) and Passing Marginal Explosiveness. Nevertheless they’ve been a lot better on the bottom, rating thirty fifth in Dashing Marginal Explosiveness, thirty fourth with a 52.6% Alternative Fee and thirteenth in Stuff Fee. It’s cheap to counsel the Tigers will lean on Tempo and the operating recreation over the following three weeks towards Syracuse, which ranks 68th in defensive speeding success price, a Pitt group that ranks 121st in suppressing speeding explosiveness and Florida State who’s…Florida State. He must be an immediately playable possibility in most codecs till Shipley returns.
RB – Rahmir Johnson, Nebraska | 2%
A 3-star recruit from the 2019 prep class, Johnson was rated because the thirty second operating again in accordance with the 247Sports composite rankings. A barely constructed all-purpose again at 5’10/185, he was ignored in favor of 2020 prospect Sevion Morrison and USC switch Markese Stepp heading into the season. Nevertheless after three video games of poor efficiency and attrition within the operating again room, Johnson earned his first begin towards Oklahoma when he rushed 11 occasions for 42 yards along with securing all three targets for 48 yards within the slender loss.
His versatility, toughness and dependability, he’s by no means fumbled in 119 profession touches, confirmed HC Scott Frost that Johnson is as much as the duty of being Nebraska’s beginning operating again. His alternative has confirmed to be prescient, as Johnson has posted 47 rush makes an attempt, 214 yards and two touchdowns along with 9 receptions and 121 yards receiving during the last three video games. He would assist to spice up the Cornhuskers’ speeding metrics, because the group ranks twenty sixth in speeding explosiveness and thirty third with a 52.9% alternative price with an general speeding efficiency rating of thirty eighth within the nation in accordance with the wonderful CFB Successful Edge’s superior analytics.
With HC Frost lastly infusing Nebraska with the explosiveness that had been a trademark of his UCF groups, Johnson stands to realize from the offense’s ascension, as they at present rank 14th in explosiveness per play. With two video games on faucet towards the gentle underbelly of the Massive Ten in Minnesota and Purdue, Johnson ought to be capable to prolong his present 4 recreation streak of double-digit level showings for not less than a pair extra video games.
WR – Konata Mumpfield, Akron | 3%
A former backup QB to NFL legend Payton Manning and head coach of UT-Chattanooga, Akron HC Tom Arth was employed because the Zips’ eighth head coach since 1960 instantly after the conclusion of the 2018 season. He needed to rebuild this system from scratch, as Akron was unquestionably one of many dirt-worst applications within the FBS for a number of years previous to his arrival. Within the three years since, Arth has reformed the Akron program with a fast, rhythmic passing recreation that ranks thirteenth within the nation with a 69% completion price. Relaxation assured, the Zips rating within the top-15 in something was not a actuality previous to his arrival. That’s to not say Akron is an offensive juggernaut, however their 53rd general passing explosiveness ranking and sixty fifth move effectivity rank is a drastic enchancment.
Maybe the first purpose, and beneficiary, for Akron’s elevated proficiency is Konata Mumpfield (6’1/180). Since a Week 1 60-10 evisceration by the hands of Auburn, Mumpfield has been one of the constantly productive receivers within the nation. Over the past 5 weeks the Akron wideout has secured 25 passes on 34 targets for 331 yards and 6 touchdowns. He has scored a landing in each a type of video games whereas incomes a stellar 136.5 passer ranking when focused in accordance with PFF School. His spectacular marketing campaign peaked final Saturday in Akron’s gorgeous 35-20 upset over Bowling Inexperienced as Mumpfield caught all six of his targets for 106 yards and two touchdowns within the contest. He has posted a minimal of 16.9 factors in every of the final 4 video games and has been extraordinarily efficient within the 0-20 yard vary, catching 18-of-20 targets to go along with a 92.6 PFF receiving grade on short-to-intermediate routes.
Merely put, Mumpfield’s 3% possession price is embarrassingly low given his constant playability this season. With the Zips coming into their MAC schedule, count on to see their prime receiver proceed to be related in leagues of all sizes going ahead.
WR – Dante Cephas, Kent State | 3%
I received a entrance row seat to the “Dante Cephas Comes Alive” present this previous weekend towards Buffalo, when the ascending sophomore incinerated the Bulls’ secondary to the tune of 13 receptions on 18 targets for 186 yards and three touchdowns in a 48-38 barn burner. It wasn’t his first big recreation of the yr nonetheless, because the Golden Flashes’ major outdoors wideout additionally put it on Maryland two video games in the past by grabbing 10-of-12 passes for 151 yards and a landing. And after I say he’s the first outdoors wideout, I imply it, as Cephas has logged 80, 81 and 79 snaps during the last three video games.
Though he’s operating, by a major margin, probably the most routes on the group, Cephas is averaging 2.82 yards per route which ranks twenty second within the nation in that metric. For perspective, Ohio State extensive receiver and premium NFL Draft prospect, Chris Olave, is tied with Cephas at twenty second in YRR. He does the vast majority of his receiving work inside 10-yards of the road of scrimmage, catching 28-of-37 targets for 276 yards and three touchdowns in that vary. Nevertheless 18.5% of his seems to be have been not less than 20-yards downfield, with Cephas catching 4-of-10 targets for 162 yards, 40.5 yards per reception and a landing on deep pictures.
Whereas his 12.2% drop price is just not optimum, it’s anticipated that high-volume collegiate extensive receivers are going to have some hiccups. With Cephas ranking sixteenth nationally in targets, his overwhelming utilization price makes the drops an appropriate hazard. Cephas will see his possession skyrocket this week, leap on board and take the journey.
TE – Zack Kuntz, Previous Dominion | 15%
Money in your preseason CFF Bingo card for those who predicted Zack Kuntz being one of the extremely utilized tight ends within the nation to this point. With the lone exception of Colorado State’s all-world tight finish Trey McBride, no different TE within the land has acquired greater than McBride’s 48 targets. That’s to not say there aren’t faults to Kuntz’s recreation, as he’s mired in an inconsistent offense that sports activities a horrible 34% success price and 53.1% completion share along with a punchless 122nd ranking in marginal explosiveness. The poor offensive effectivity helps to elucidate Kuntz’s 56.3% catch price that ranks among the many lowest of all tight ends with not less than 30 targets.
Nevertheless once we peel again the layers on Kuntz’s utilization, it reveals the larger image concerning his sub-standard catch price. In terms of downfield targets, Kuntz leads the complete nation in targets of 20+ yards with 13. The following closest tight finish by way of deep pictures is Derrick Deese with 9, with a third-place tie between Cole Turner and Xavier Gaines with seven. He’s nearly doubling the downfield utilization of the third place tight ends, merely unbelievable. With deep pictures being clearly tougher to attach on than quick passes, Kuntz has solely reeled in two of these 13 passes, for 62 yards and a landing to go along with his 81.8 PFF receiving grade on such targets and nil drops. Should you management out the 13 deep passes, Kuntz has snagged 25-of-35 targets of 20-yards or much less for a robust 71.4% catch price.
Previous Dominion has a pleasant stretch of C-USA video games lined up towards Western Kentucky, Louisiana Tech, Florida Worldwide and FAU. Kuntz ought to have ample alternatives to provide constructive fantasy worth in leagues of all sizes and styles for the rest of the yr.
Deep/Dynasty Format Provides
QB – Max Bortenshlager, FIU | 2%
RB – Sean McGrew, Washington | 3%
RB – Antario Brown, NIU | 2%
WR – Blake Hester, Akron | 0%
WR – Quian Williams, Buffalo | 8%
TE – Benjamin Yurosek, Stanford | 1%