D'Eriq King
QuarterbackQB
Houston Cougars
OFS
Injury Not Injury Related
2019 Fantasy Outlook
On a per-game basis, no quarterback was more prolific than King in 2018. Not Kyler Murray, not Dwayne Haskins, not Tua Tagovailoa. King is the total package. A converted receiver, King uses his athleticism as a devastating rusher, as evidenced by his 674 yards and 14 scores on the ground. But he’s also polished as a passer (36:6 TD:INT) and his passing could reach a new level with Dana Holgorsen installing his spread offense. King has all the physical tools, along with the system and supporting cast, to repeat as college fantasy’s top asset. Read Past Outlooks
Plans to return to Houston in 2020
QBNo Current School
Not Injury Related
September 23, 2019
Updating a previous report, King doesn't intend to transfer and plans to intends to return to action at Houston for the 2020 season after using his redshirt and sitting out the remainder of the 2019 season, according to Joseph Duarte of the Houston Chronicle reports.
ANALYSIS
Shortly after word surfaced Monday that King planned to sit out the remainder of the current season, Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston relayed via the player's father, Eric, that D'Eriq would pursue opportunities elsewhere in 2020. The younger King has since refuted that notion and plans to honor his commitment to Houston, though he won't dress for any further contests this season after appearing in the maximum four games to retain eligibility for a redshirt. While King has struggled to follow up his breakout 2018 campaign in which he accounted for 50 touchdowns, he should return in 2020 as a top-flight college fantasy football quarterback after having some additional time to familiarize himself with first-year coach Dana Holgorsen's offensive system. The 1-3 Cougars are expected to proceed with Clayton Tune as their starter for Saturday's tilt with North Texas. King said in a statement that he's on track to earn his degree by next spring, so he could still theoretically explore his options as a graduate transfer if he changes his mind about sticking with the Cougars.
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
King followed the Greg Ward blueprint of starting out at receiver for the Cougs only to supplant a high recruit at quarterback. And, like Ward, King proved to be a natural. He took over in October and completed 64 percent of his passes for 1,238 yards, six TDs and two picks. King also proved to be a rushing threat with a nose for the end zone, racking up eight rushing touchdowns. King won't have his top wideouts from last season, but he's more experienced and will be the do-it-all threat in Houston's offense.
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Will leave Houston
QBNo Current School
Not Injury Related
September 23, 2019
King's father, Eric, confirmed Monday that his son will use his redshirt and sit out the remainder of the 2019 season to pursue a transfer from Houston, Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston reports. "It's the best decision for him at this point. Very, very tough [decision]," the elder King said of his son. "He's got a lot of teammates riding on him. Sometimes you got to be a little self-centered and do what's best for you."
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Set to redshirt, likely to transfer
QBHouston
Not Injury Related
September 23, 2019
King will sit the remainder of the 2019 season to preserve a redshirt and is expected to explore transfer options, Joseph Duarte of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Sets FBS records in loss
QBHouston
September 19, 2019
King completed 16 of 33 passes for 229 yards with one touchdown and one pick, also rushing 17 times for 116 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's loss to Tulane.
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Held to career-low passing yards
QBHouston
September 14, 2019
King completed 13 of 24 passes for 128 yards and a touchdown while rushing 17 times for 94 yards and two touchdowns in the Friday night loss to Washington State.
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Struggles again in Week 2
QBHouston
September 8, 2019
King completed 15 of 26 passes for 139 yards with one touchdown and one pick in Saturday's win over Prairie View A&M.
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