Dynasty League prospects playing in December 26 college bowl games

  • Quick Lane Bowl
  • First Responder Bowl
  • Guaranteed Rate Bowl
Kansas Jayhawks running back Devin Neal ranks 5th in school history in rushing yardage.
Kansas Jayhawks running back Devin Neal ranks 5th in school history in rushing yardage. / Carter Skaggs/The Enquirer / USA TODAY

With the Christmas holiday behind us, the meat and potatoes of the college bowl game schedule is heading our way. For those players in deep fantasy football dynasty leagues, it gives you another chance to start scoping out some of the talent that will be in next year's rookie draft.

I have been covering these prospects for each college bowl game thus far and Tuesday's slate has three more games that will have some players to keep an eye on, even if they are not going to be top prospects in April's draft.

Minnesota Golden Gophers tight end Brevyn Spann-Ford (88) stiff-arms a defensive player for Purdue.
Minnesota Golden Gophers tight end Brevyn Spann-Ford (88) stiff-arms a defensive player for Purdue. / Alex Martin/Journal and Courier / USA

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Quick Lane Bowl

Bowling Green takes on the only sub .500 team in the bowl mix.

Connor Bazelak, QB, Bowling Green: Bazelak has played at much bigger programs in Missouri and Indiana and has solid size at 6-foot-3. He has over 9,000 career passing yards during his college career. Still, he will likely be an undrafted free agent but one who could start to get on dynasty league radars with a big performance in this game.

Harold Fannin, Jr., TE, Bowling Green: Fannin leads Bowling Green with 573 receiving yards this season on 39 receptions. He also has six touchdowns. Most likely an undrafted rookie as well, he could play his way onto a practice squad next season.

Brevyn Spann-Ford, TE, Minnesota: A tight end with a draftable grade by most analysts, Spann-Ford may be considered more of a blocker and special teams guy early in his career but his 6-foot-7 frame is intriguing and the right team could turn him into an offensive weapon.

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First Responder Bowl

For a lower ranked bowl with lesser-known teams, this game features some really intriguing prospects.

T.J. Finley, QB, Texas State: Though Finley may decide to stay in college, he is absolutely a name to get onto your radar. The 6-foot-7 QB began his college career at LSU before moving to Auburn and then to Texas State where he threw for over 3,200 yards and 24 touchdowns this season.

Luke McCaffrey, WR, Rice: The name alone is going to get Luke McCaffrey a look as he is the son of Ed McCaffrey and the brother of Christian McCaaffrey. But he was also quite productive for the Owls this season, finding the end zone 12 trimes.

Dean Connors, RB, Rice: If Connors decides to pursue the NFL, he will be a lowly-rated prospect but one who could certainly contribute on the back end of a roster. He has rushed for over 700 yards with five touchdowns this season but where teams will really appreciate his potential is as a receiver out of the backfield.

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Guaranteed Rate Bowl

Devin Neal, RB, Kansas: The value of running backs has greatly decreased in the recent era of the NFL, but it is still an important position. Though Neal may be a Day 3 prospect in the NFL draft, he is one of my favorite RBs in this class.

He has rushed for 3,006 yards and 32 TDs in his career with the Jayhawks but he can catch the ball out of the backfield and has incredible vision and athleticism. He could easily be a team's every-down back down the road in the NFL. Make sure you keep tabs on this guy.

Ricky White, WR, UNLV: White is another player who should be selected in one of the draft's seven rounds this spring after a solid career that began at Michigan State before leading to Vegas. He has 81 catches for 1,386 yards and seven touchdowns this season.


Only three wide receivers in the nation had more receiving yards. Between Neal and White, this will be a great game for future prospects.