News:Jalen Saunders had nine catches for 63 yards in a loss to Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl on Friday.
Analysis: Despite being ineligible the first four games of the season, Jalen Saunders managed to grab 62 catches for 829 yards and three touchdowns. Saunders is one of two junior wide receivers for the Sooner's that may opt for the NFL draft this spring.
Oklahoma's Jalen Saunders Will Play in Cotton Bowl
News:Jalen Saunders will play in the Cotton Bowl, ESPN.com reports.
Analysis:Jalen Saunders was arrested on Dec. 2 for possession of marijuana and was expected to miss the Cotton Bowl. However, coach Bob Stoops said Friday that he will play.
News:Jalen Saunders had seven catches for 108 yards and a touchdown in a win over TCU on Saturday.
Analysis:Jalen Saunders missed the first four games of the season before being granted eligibility. He finishes the regular season in which he played just eight games with 766 yards and three touchdowns. It'll be interesting to see if he returns for his senior season or opts for the NFL.
News:Jalen Saunders had 10 catches for 162 yards and a touchdown and added a 81-yard punt return for a touchdown in a win over Oklahoma State on Saturday.
Analysis:Jalen Saunders has been great since being granted eligibility in October and put up his third huge game this season. He finishes the regular season in which he played just seven games with 658 yards and two touchdowns. It'll be interesting to see if he returns for his senior season or opts for the NFL.
News:Jalen Saunders was the leading receiver on Saturday in a game that saw Oklahoma throw for 554 yards, Saunders had seven catches for 123 yards and a touchdown in the win over West Virginia.
Analysis: Fellow transfer Justin Brown also eclipsed the 100-yard mark and Kenny Stills added 10 catches and four touchdowns. Jalen Saunders has been a great addition to a potent Sooners receiving corps. Should he return for his senior season he could be a top wide receiver in all leagues.
News:Jalen Saunders had five catches for 50 yards on Saturday in a win over Baylor.
Analysis:Jalen Saunders has been a welcome addition to the Sooners offense and should continue to be a significant part of their offense for the remainder of the season.
News:Jalen Saunders and the Sooners play Baylor on Saturday.
Analysis: Baylors weak defense should provide plenty of scoring chances for Jalen Saunders and the Sooner offense. He should be started in all Big 12-only leagues and the majority of other leagues.
News:Jalen Saunders had four catches for 54 yards in a win over Iowa State on Saturday.
Analysis: It's pretty clear that Jalen Saunders is already an impact receiver for the Sooners. Even leaving out his big game last week he still has 142 yards in three games for the Sooners. He'll look to find the endzone for the first time next week against Baylor.
News:Jalen Saunders will look to stay hot on Saturday against Iowa State.
Analysis: The Cyclones defense has been able to hold other impressive offenses in check so far this season so Jalen Saunders may have a difficult time producing. He's already limited by a very crowded OU receiving corps.
News:Jalen Saunders turned in an amazing game Saturday against Notre Dame with fifteen catches for 185 yards in the loss.
Analysis: In only his third game with the Sooners Jalen Saunders put up career numbers. It'll be interesting to how consistent he'll be given how much talent the Sooners have at receiver.
News:Jalen Saunders had two catches for 59 yards in his return after being granted eligibility in a win over Texas on Saturday.
Analysis:Jalen Saunders looks like he'll be able to have an immediate impact with the Sooners and is a good pickup in all Big 12-only leagues.
News:Jalen Saunders has been granted eligibility for this season and could suit up against Texas on Saturday, ESPN Sooner Nation's Brandon Chatmon reports.
Analysis:Jalen Saunders should have an opportunity to carve out a significant role in the Oklahoma passing game as a second option behind Kenny Stills. He had 50 catches for 1,065 yards and 12 touchdowns for Fresno State last season, so he is worth watching in all applicable fantasy formats.
News:Jalen Saunders filed an appeal for immediate eligibility but was denied Monday by the NCAA, NewsOK.com reports.
Analysis: Coach Bob Stoops informed the media of the NCAA's decision during his Monday news conference. Jalen Saunders will have to wait until 2013 to make an impact with the Sooners.
News:Jalen Saunders still has received no decision from the NCAA regarding his eligibility for the 2012 season.
Analysis:Jalen Saunders and coach Bob Stoops were expecting to find out this past Tuesday whether or not he would be able to play this season. Expect a decision some time next week.
News: Fresno State wide receiver Jalen Saunders had another solid game in the loss to Nevada, catching four balls for 76 yards and a score.
Analysis: If you scratch out the Boise State game, Saunders has scored in his last five games and is clearly one of Derek Carr's favorite targets. With a potentially great schedule for Fresno State to finish the year, Sanders is a solid receiving option.
News: Fresno State receiver Jalen Saunders had his second consecutive big game, catching 5 balls for 142 yards for 2 scores in the win over Idaho.
Analysis: Saunders is a deadly big-play receiver, and with Derek Carr getting better each week, Saunders should continue to rack up the big plays.
News: Fresno State wide receiver Jalen Saunders had a monster first quarter against North Dakota with scores of 56 and 86 yards.
Analysis: I've been surprised at how few touches Saunders has had this season given his pure speed. As Derek Carr continues to develop, expect Saunders to be a direct beneficiary, and for his number of touches to increase.
News: Fresno State receiver Jalen Saunders says his dislocated thumb is "100 percent".
Analysis: With Derek Carr taking over at quarterback, Saunders becomes a dangerous weapon in the Bulldogs offense. He's a burner and could very well double his 30 catch, 462 yard effort from last year. Definitely worth a late round sleeper pick.
News: ![CDATA[The Fresno State wide receiving group is very deep this year with Jalen Saunders, Rashad Evans, and Devon Wylie all vying for looks from Derek Carr. Evans just returned to practice from a minor injury and Saunders is in a soft cast until the team's opener. It is Wylie who hasn't been able to stay on the field an entire season that has stayed healthy throughout camp.
Analysis: ![CDATA[If Wylie can stay healthy, which is a huge "if", then I think he will breakout as the number target for Carr. Evans is more of a possession receiver and Saunders is a field stretcher, but Wylie has the talent to do it all and has worked very well with Carr in Spring and Fall camps.
News: The Fresno Bee is reporting that Jalen Saunders, the leading returning wide receiver for Fresno State, dislocated his thumb during practice and might need to wear a splint up until September 3. They also report: "the entire group of Bulldogs receivers is banged up, with five hurt in all: Isaiah Burse (hamstring), A.J. Johnson (ankle), Victor Dean (foot) and Gerome Surrell (hamstring)."
Analysis: This isn't the greatest of news for the work in progress Fresno State passing game. There is excitement around quarterback Derek Carr this season, but an inexperienced offensive line along with a slate of injured wide receivers isn't exactly what a first time starting QB needs.