Dynasty Leagues: Draft prospects to watch in first set of Bowl games

  • Myrtle Beach Bowl
  • New Orleans Bowl
  • Cure Bowl
  • New Mexico Bowl
  • LA Bowl
  • Independence Bowl
Nov 25, 2022; Boise, Idaho, USA; Boise State Broncos running back George Holani (24) runs during the
Nov 25, 2022; Boise, Idaho, USA; Boise State Broncos running back George Holani (24) runs during the / Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports
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J. Michael Sturdivant, UCLA Bruins
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George Holani, RB, Boise State: This is definitely a RB to have on your radar as Holani has two 1,000-yard rushing seasons for the Broncos while scoring 32 career touchdowns at the school. He ranks fifth in school history with 3,458 rushing yards and all four names ahead of him on that list all made it to the NFL (Jay Ajayi, Brock Forsey, Ian Johnson, Cedric Minter).

Jonah Dalmas, K, Boise State: In dynasty leagues that use kickers, they can be invaluable in many ways, particularly when you find a good one. They usually go the undrafted route, so here is one to put on your list. Dalmas has made 88.5 percent of his kicks while at the school.

Stefan Cobbs, WR, Boise State: Cobbs has never had more than 34 receptions in a season and will almost certainly go undrafted, so considered him a deep, deep sleeper.

Carson Steele, RB, UCLA: The Bruins' leading rusher this year, Steele is a bruising back. He transferred over from Ball State, where he rushed for 1,556 yards and 14 touchdowns last season. He has about half of that production this year, but has still shown that he could be a decent piece at the pro level. He can also chip in as a receiver out of the backfield.

J. Michael Sturdivant, WR, UCLA: Perhaps the most intriguing name on Saturday's slate, Sturdivant has mid-round appeal in the NFL draft and is a player you need to know about. That is mostly because of his size at 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds.

Also, for any leagues that play IDP or even as a fan of the game, UCLA edge rusher Laiatu Latu is one of the best players in the entire draft.

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Tahj Brooks, RB, Texas Tech: The 5-foot-10, 220-pound RB has had a nice season for the Red Raiders, rushing for over 1,400 yards and nine touchdowns. He should be considered as early as the fifth round in the draft and could be a nice find in your dynasty draft.


Jeremiah Hunter, WR, Cal: Hunter is the leading receiver for the Golden Bears this year with 669 yards on 58 catches with seven touchdowns. He should have some late-round appeal in the NFL draft but if not, will certainly get a look as an undrafted guy. He has good size at 6-foot-2 and could be a good developmental piece for an NFL team, one you could place on a taxi squad and see what happens.