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September 21, 2023

With such a massive Week 4 slate coming up, there is no doubt that the Heisman futures market is about to have a major shake-up. But who should you be buying before a big shift? Senior editor Max Meyer has his pick for the player that is a solid investment right now.

A lot of people have been in on Sam Hartman recently ahead of the Notre Dame quarterback’s showdown against Ohio State. Since Heisman odds went back up this past Sunday, Hartman’s price has swung from +2000 to +800. I understand the thinking behind the action, I just don’t think the Irish ☘️ upset the Buckeyes. That potential value is also zapped now that Hartman is already down to +800.

There is another QB further down the board that will get similar national exposure and is a massive favorite to win his Week 4 contest. That’s Oregon signal-caller Bo Nix, whose Heisman odds have actually worsened from +1600 to +2200 since the start of the season. Yet, his numbers have been excellent – 77.6% completion rate, 8 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. He also has a nice early victory under his belt after a big performance at Texas Tech.

Now Nix gets to face Colorado, and he will be the benefactor of the Buffaloes’ hype train. The Ducks 🦆 are up to 21-point home favorites and Colorado will be without two-way superstar Travis Hunter. Colorado’s defense has already shown some cracks against TCU and Colorado State, and now it faces an Oregon offense that has been absolutely lethal at Autzen Stadium.  

Even with Colorado as a sizable underdog, Oregon will get major national headlines if the Ducks beat up the Buffaloes to give them their first loss of the season. Not only would Nix get a nice Heisman bump, but he also has several more opportunities later in the season to pick up signature wins. I bet you’ll see Nix at a lower Heisman price than +2200 going into a mid-October matchup at Washington.