College Fantasy Football: The top five freshman WRs
There are all kinds of interesting storylines in the college fantasy football game, including how many true freshmen are making an impact across the country. Today, we look at the top five freshmen wide receivers with the most fantasy points so far.
1. DAVID BELL, Purdue
With star receiver Rondale Moore sidelined because of injury, Bell has become the top target in Purdue’s offense and it’s helped him put up impressive stats. The former four-star has 39 receptions for 635 yards and four touchdowns, all team highs. When Moore returns, Bell’s production should drop off, but until that time he’s a valuable asset on any fantasy team.
2. WAN’DALE ROBINSON, Nebraska
Bell is the only freshman among the top 25 receivers nationally, but Robinson has a chance to break into that group with a few big performances. The only question is whether those games come, because the Nebraska quarterback situation remains up in the air due to injuries. So far this season, the former four-star has a team-high 27 catches for 336 yards and two touchdowns. No Nebraska receiver is putting up impressive stats, and the quarterback situation will be important to watch.
3. JALON CALHOUN, Duke
A former Georgia Tech commit who didn’t have many Power Five offers, Calhoun has been a big surprise early on in his career at Duke, leading the Blue Devils with 31 catches for 257 yards and three touchdowns. Owned in only one percent of leagues, Calhoun could be a major steal late in the season, but Duke’s passing game is hardly top-notch.
4. ZAY FLOWERS, Boston College
Boston College loves to run the ball, and that’s understandable with AJ Dillon in the backfield (the Eagles have 355 rushing attempts and only 189 passes so far this season), but Flowers is an emerging talent who is having a terrific freshman season. A mid-level three-star, Flowers has only 14 catches for 247 yards and two touchdowns this year, not phenomenal numbers by any stretch, but good for second on the Eagles. Yeah, they love to run the ball.
5. TREY KNOX, Arkansas
Not much is going well at Arkansas right now, but the Razorbacks do have some young, talented receivers and Knox is leading the way. A four-star and the No. 19 receiver in the 2019 class, Knox is second on the team with 26 catches for 357 yards and two touchdowns this season. The Razorbacks are still juggling quarterbacks and the schedule remains brutal with Auburn last weekend and now Alabama, but Knox is a talented kid and should be a top target down the stretch.