|Daily Blog • October 28, 2010|
My QB’s of the week are: Garrett Gilbert, Texas, Carson Coffman, Kansas St and Alex Carder, Western Michigan
Garrett Gilbert, Texas-Gilbert comes in with just a 6-8 ratio on the season and is completing less than 60% of passes for the unranked Longhorns and is coming off a loss at home to Iowa St where he threw 3 crucial interceptions (did have 344 pass yds). This week he takes on my #81 pass efficiency defense, which is giving up 235 pass ypg and a 64% comp rate and last week allowed 298 yds passing to a Kansas St team that is known more as a running team. This week my computer forecasts Texas to have 308 pass yds and if that happens Gilbert will should have one of his best performances in his young career and the Horns get the win over #25 Baylor.
Carson Coffman, Kansas St-Here is a name many of you may not know but Coffman has been very efficient for the 5-2 Wildcats this year completing 66% of his passes with a 8-4 ratio and has added 128 rush yds with 7 TD’s. Last week he threw for 231 yds and this week takes on a Oklahoma St pass defense that is allowing a 284 pass yds per game (#115 in NCAA) and last week allowed 323 pass yds and 5 TD’s to Nebraska’s Taylor Martinez who is primarily known as a running QB and hadn’t even thrown for 150+ yds in any game up until that point. My computer calls for 240 pass yds for the Wildcats and 432 total yds and I would not be surprised to see Coffman have 250+ yds passing and running with a couple of TD’s.
Alex Carder, Western Michigan-Carder is avg 277 pass ypg (62%) with a 15-9 ratio and has easily leads the Broncos with 6 TD’s on the ground. The Bronco offense has avg 352 pass ypg in their 3 MAC conference games but will be clearly tested here against a solid Northern Illinois pass TD that has a 6-12 TD-Int ratio this season. While Carder may not have career numbers in this game, I’ll call for him to lead the Bronco offense to 350+ total offense yds (N Illinois D allowing just 271 in MAC play) and Western pulls the upset at home.
My RB’s of the week are: Damien Berry, Miami, Fl, Alex Green, Hawaii and Ronnie Weaver, UCF
Damien Berry, Miami, Fl-In a wide open RB competition with LY’s leading rusher Cooper out with an ACL injury, I called for Berry to win the starting job and he has come on with 4 straight 100+ yd games and leads the Canes with 648 yds (5.0) and 3 TD’s. This week he takes on a Virginia defense that is allowing 291 rush yds in their last four games and last week allowed 290 rush yds (7.1) to Eastern Michigan! Berry could have a career-day this week as my computer calls for 228 rush yds for the Canes with Berry easily topping the 100 yd mark for the 5th straight game.
Alex Green, Hawaii-Green has quietly rushed for 488 yds (6.9) and 6 TD’s for the Warriors and last week ran for 172 yds (12.3) in the blowout win over Utah St. This week he faces a Idaho defense that will be focused on stopping the high-powered UH passing attack which should leave running lanes open for Green. Anytime you take a Hawaii RB it has to be considered as a surprise and this week Green could top 100 yds again.
Ronnie Weaver, UCF-Weaver leads the Knights with 458 rush yds (4.5) and 8 TD’s and this week takes on a East Carolina defense that is allowing 173 rush ypg (4.4). My computer calls for 201 yds rushing for the Knights and I think Weaver has a great shot at getting 100 yds in this game as UCF takes command in the CUSA East race.
My WR’s of the week are: Derek Moye, Penn St, Marquess Wilson, Washington St and Patrick Edwards, Houston
Derek Moye, Penn St-Moye leads the Nittany Lions with 25 rec (18.3) and 3 TD’s and the last two weeks has 6 rec (31.2!) and 3 TD’s. This week he goes up against a Michigan pass defense that ranks #117 in the country allowing 296 pass ypg! While the Lions have questions surrounding the QB position this week, it should not matter here and I’ll call for Moye to have a great game as my computer projects 283 pass yds for PSU which would easily be a season-high.
Marquess Wilson, Washington St-Wilson along with USC’s Robert Woods maybe the top two freshman WR’s in the country as he leads the Cougars with 791 yds (19.3) and 4 TD’s and this week takes on an avg Arizona St pass defense that is giving up 227 pass ypg. The Cougars pass offense has gone over the 200 yds mark in every game this season and my computer calls for 225 pass yds here with Wilson leading the way.
Patrick Edwards, Houston-New Houston QB Piland seems to have found a go-to receiver in Edwards who has 15 rec (17.1) and 4 TD’s the last two weeks. This week they take on a poor Memphis pass defense that is allowing 258 pass ypg (64%) with a 19-5 ratio and ranks #115 in my PDR. My computer calls for 318 yds passing and Edwards should top the 100-yd mark here.
My Top Defenses of the Week: Arizona, Illinois and South Carolina
Arizona vs UCLA-The Wildcats defense outside of the Oregon St game has been very impressive this season allowing just 285 total yds per game including just 90 rush ypg (2.6). This week they take on a UCLA team that will be playing with a backup QB and after three straight wins (30+ pts in each) has scored just 20 pts the last two weeks and avg just 219 yds. My computer calls for just 14 pts for the Bruins and I agree.
Illinois vs Purdue-A year after giving up 30 ppg and 403 ypg the Illinois defense is one of the most improved in the entire country this season giving up 18 ppg and 315 ypg. This week they get a Boilers offense that was shutout last week and didn’t cross the 100 yd mark until their final drive. My computer calls for just 10 pts and 241 yds this week, which would be the best numbers put up by the Illini defense this season against FBS teams and they should get an easy win here.
South Carolina vs Tennessee-The Gamecocks defense had one of their best performances of the season last week allowing just 250 yds and 7 pts on the road to Vanderbilt. This week they get a beat-up Tennessee offense that is avg just 13 ppg and 267 ypg the last three weeks against tough SEC competition. My computer calls for just 12 pts and 263 yds for the Volunteers and I think Spurrier and Co. get some revenge from last season’s 18 pt loss.
Upset of the Week:
Western Michigan over Northern Illinois
This is the key game in the MAC this week as the winner takes command of the MAC West race along with Toledo. The Broncos have won 3 of their L/4 vs Northern and their QB Carder is avg 277 pass ypg (62%) with a 15-9 ratio and has easily leads the Broncos with 6 TD’s on the ground. The Bronco offense has avg 352 pass ypg in their 3 MAC conference games but will be clearly tested here against a solid Northern Illinois pass TD that has a 6-12 TD-Int ratio this season. NIU QB Harnish is avg 153 ypg (67%) with a 10-3 ratio and also has 526 yds rushing (6.4) while RB Spann leads the MAC with 854 (5.3) and 11 TD's. This should be a tight game throughout but I'll go with the home team in a upset.
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CollegeFootballGeek.com’s Sneaky Plays – Week 9
By Kevin Mount, CollegeFootballGeek.com
The ninth week of the college football season is already here and there may be some owners looking for some under the radar fantasy options. Check out who we think could fill in nicely for fantasy teams in Week 9.
Austen Arnaud QB Iowa State vs. Kansas:
Arnaud has not been spectacular this season, but he could fair very well against a shoddy Kansas defense. The Cyclones are coming off a huge win against Texas and may be in for a let down game, which could lead to Arnaud having to put up numbers to pull out a victory. This veteran is not a bad option this week.
Dayne Crist QB Notre Dame vs. Tulsa:
The play of Crist has been less than desirable lately, but a visit from the worst pass defense in the country might prove to be just what he needs to get back on track. The Golden Hurricane give up a staggering 330 yards per game in the air and have allowed 19 passing touchdowns on the season. A 300-yard effort looks to be well within reach this week.
Jeremiah Masoli QB Ole Miss vs. Auburn:
Masoli is coming off a game in which he threw for 327 yards and 3 scores and also chipped in with 98 yards on the ground. While he may not duplicate those rushing numbers, he could very well find success passing against the Tigers and their 101st ranked pass defense. The Rebels may need to throw the ball often to keep up with the high-powered Auburn offense, so Masoli could be a busy guy on Saturday.
Kolton Browning QB Louisiana Monroe vs. Troy:
Browning has been inconsistent so far, but has shown flashes of his big play ability several times this season. He gets to attack a lousy Troy pass defense that ranks 109th in the nation this year. The Warhawks will be hard pressed to stay with the Trojans and Browning may be forced to throw early and often in this match up.
Jared Hassin RB Army vs. VMI:
Hassin is the 2nd leading rusher on an Army team that runs, runs, runs, and then runs some more. He rumbled for 118 yards and a score in a tough loss to Rutgers in Week 7. The Army rushing machine should be in top gear against VMI and Hassin has a good chance at posting solid rushing totals in this one. He could easily top the 100-yard plateau.
Adonis Thomas RB Toledo vs. Eastern Michigan:
Thomas exploded last week with 130 yards and a score in a win over Ball State. He has scored three times in the past two games and could easily find the end zone again this week. The Eagles are an abysmal 117th in the country against the run and have given up 25 touchdowns on the ground. Thomas could be in for a big fantasy effort this week.
Knile Davis RB Arkansas vs. Vanderbilt:
Davis is really starting to post nice numbers and was huge last week with 176 yards rushing and 3 trips to pay dirt. With the Commodores coming to town this week, Davis could be in store for a repeat performance. Vanderbilt ranks 92nd in the nation against the run and might struggle to stop Davis and the entire Hogs offense. With Ryan Mallett all banged up, the Razorbacks may lean on Davis even more heavily this week.
Cameron Marshall RB Arizona State vs. Washington State:
Marshall splits carries with Deante Lewis, but it might not take many carries to have a successful day against Wazzu. The Cougars are pathetic against the run while allowing over 237 yards per game on the ground. The Sun Devils have struggled recently to run the ball, but that should change when they line up against the Cougars in the desert.
Wide Receivers & Tight Ends
Derek Moye WR Penn State vs. Michigan:
Moye has been solid his past two games totaling 187 yards and 3 scores over that period. His hot streak could continue this week, as he will be running routes against a Wolverines pas defense that ranks near the bottom at 117th in the country. Another 100-yard day and a score could be in the cards for this Nittany Lion in Week 9.
Ryan Tannehill WR Texas A&M vs. Texas Tech:
This is where it gets tricky. Depending on your league, Tannehill may be eligible to be played as a WR and that is huge considering he is expected to get half the snaps this week as the Aggies quarterback. If your league allows it, play him at WR this week and watch the points pile up. Be sure to check what his eligibility is in your particular league because he holds little value if you have to play him as a QB.
Alex Torres WR Texas Tech vs. Texas A&M:
Torres is finally starting to put up some fantasy numbers and could continue to produce this week against A&M. He is fresh off a 133 yard and 1 score performance against Colorado. The Aggies pass defense is suspect at best and comes in at 85th in the country this season. Another solid performance is very possible from Torres is what could be a very high-scoring game in College Station.
DeVier Posey WR Ohio State vs. Minnesota:
Posey has beena huge fantasy disappointment this season, but is showing signs of coming to life. He has scored in two of the past three games and 16 receptions over that time period. He should enjoy going against a shaky Gophers pass defense in prime time this week.
Lucas Reed TE New Mexico vs. Colorado State:
Reed is a hot name this week after his 100 yard and 2 score performance last week against San Diego State. He may be a one-week wonder, but he is worth a shot with the weak TE pool this season.
Sneaky Play Defenses
Army vs. VMI
North Carolina vs. William & Mary
Arkansas vs. Vanderbilt
Arizona State vs. Washington State
There you have it everyone, enjoy this week’s action and always remember to have fun playing college fantasy football
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|QUARTERBACKS||RUNNING BACKS||WIDE RECEIVERS|
|1||Cameron Newton||AUB||1||Kendall Hunter||OKST||1||Greg Salas||HAW|
|2||Bryant Moniz||HAW||2||Vai Taua (inj)||NEV||2||Jeff Fuller||TXAM|
|3||Colin Kaepernick||NEV||3||LaMichael James||OREG||3||Michael Floyd (inj)||ND|
|4||Andrew Luck||STAN||4||Jacquizz Rodgers||OREGST||4||Alshon Jeffrey||SCAR|
|5||Matt Barkley||USC||5||DeMarco Murray||OKLA||5||Kealoha Pilares||HAW|
|6||Kyle Padron||SMU||6||Daniel Thomas||KSU||6||Jermaine Kearse||WASH|
|7||Dan Persa||NW||7||Stepfan Taylor||STAN||7||Ryan Tannehill (QB)||TXAM|
|8||Mike Hartline||KNTKY||8||Ed Wesley||TCU||8||Juan Nunez||WMICH|
|9||Taylor Martinez||NEB||9||Bernard Pierce||TEMP||9||DJ-Koulianos||IOWA|
|10||Austin Davis||SMISS||10||Daniel Herron||OHIOST||10||Aldrick Robinson||SMU|
|11||Robert Griffin||BAY||11||Ronnie Hillman (inj)||SDST||11||Robert Woods||USC|
|12||Andy Dalton||TCU||12||Chad Spann||NO.ILL||12||Patrick Edwards||HOU|
|13||Dayne Crist||ND||13||Shane Vereen||CAL||13||Armon Binns||CINN|
|14||Ben Chappell||IND||14||Adam Robinson||IOWA||14||Ryan Broyles (inj)||OKLA|
|15||Darron Thomas||OREG||15||Alex.Robinson||IOWAST||15||Randall Cobb (inj)||KENT|
|16||Austin Dantin||TOLED||16||Bobby Rainey||WKU||16||Eric Page||TOLEDO|
|17||Landry Jones||OKLA||17||Jacquise Terry||KENTST||17||Dwight Jones||UNC|
|18||Blaine Gabbert||MIZZU||18||Damien Berry||MIA-FL||18||Jerrell Jernigan||TROY|
|19||Terrelle Pryor||OHST||19||Lance Dunbar||NTEX||19||Ronald Johnson||USC|
|20||Denard Robinson||MICH||20||Jordan Todman||CONN||20||Jeff Maehl||OREG|
|21||Taylor Potts||TTECH||21||Montel Harris||BC||21||Tandon Doss||IND|
|22||Brandon Weeden||OKST||22||Adonis Thomas||TOL||22||Jeremy Ebert||NW|
|23||Ricky Dobbs||NAVY||23||Ronnie Weaver||UCF||23||Demarlo Belcher||IND|
|24||Kellen Moore||BOISE||24||Bryce Beall||HOU||24||AJ Green||GEORG|
|25||Ricky Stanzi||IOWA||25||Jared Hassin||ARMY||25||Leo. Hankerson||MIA-FL|
|26||Chandler Harnish||NILL||26||Eddie Wide||UTAH||26||Alex Torres||TTECH|
|27||Tino Sunseri||PITT||27||Zach Line||SMU||27||Jordan White||WMICH|
|28||Stephen Garcia||SCAR||28||Vick Ballard (inj)||MISSST||28||Armand Robinson||MIA-OH|
|29||Nathan Enderle||IDAHO||29||Bilal Powell||LVILLE||29||Torrey Smith||MARY|
|30||Trent Steelman||ARMY||30||Mike LeShoure||ILLINI||30||D. Sanzenbacher||OHIOST|
|31||Jake Locker (inj)||WASH||31||Alexander Teich||NAVY||31||Kamar Jorden||BGREEN|
|32||Jeremiah Masoli||MISS||32||Alex Green||HAW||32||James Cleveland||HOU|
|33||Jeff Tuel||WAST||33||Andre Ellington||CLEM||33||Juron Criner||ARIZ|
|34||Matt Scott||ARIZ||34||Dion Lewis||PITT||34||Dwayne Harris||ECU|
|35||Austen Arnaud||IWST||35||Johnny White||UNC||35||Marcus Rivers||BUFF|
|36||Jordan Wynn||UTAH||36||Knile Davis||ARK||36||Jared Karstetter||WAZZU|
|37||Jacory Harris||MIAFL||37||M. Lattimore (inj)||SCAR||37||Kris Adams||UTEP|
|38||Boo Jackson||OHIO||38||Noel Devine||WVU||38||Derek Moye||PSU|
|39||Russell Wilson||NCST||39||Alfred Morris||FAU||39||Jonathan Baldwin||PITT|
|40||Kirk Cousins||MCHST||40||Washan Ealey||GEORG||40||Casey Robottom||TUL|
|41||Ryan Lindley||SDST||41||Rodney Stewart||COLO||41||Kendall Wright||BAY|
|42||GJ Kinne||TULSA||42||Keola Antolin||ARIZ||42||Marquess Wilson||WAZZU|
|43||Ryan Mallett||ARK||43||Deantre Lewis (inj)||ARIZST||43||Cole Beasley||SMU|
|44||Carson Coffman||KANST||44||Chris Polk||WASH||44||DeMarco Sampson||SDST|
|45||Garrett Gilbert||TEXAS||45||Tauren Poole||TENN||45||Chris Matthews (inj)||KENT|
|46||Dominique Davis||ECAR||46||Ray Graham||PITT||46||DJ Woods||CINN|
|47||Jerrod Johnson||TXA&M||47||Shaun Draughn||UNC||47||Greg Childs (inj)||ARK|
|48||Christian Ponder||FSU||48||Cameron Marshall||ARIZST||48||DeVier Posey||OHIOST|
|49||Jeffrey Godrey||UCF||49||Nic Grigsby||ARIZ||49||Owen Spencer||NCST|
|50||Steven Threat||AZST||50||Jay Finley||BAY||50||Joe Adams (inj)||ARK|
|1||Michael Egnew||MIZZU||1||Devin Barclay||OHIOST||1||Ohio State|
|2||Rob Housler||FAU||2||Nate Whitaker||STAN||2||TCU|
|3||Tyler Eifert||ND||3||Alex Henery||NEB||3||Miami (FL)|
|4||David Paulson||OREG||4||Dan Bailey||OKST||4||North Carolina|
|5||Ladarius Green (inj)||ULL||5||Dan Conroy||MICHST||5||Oklahoma|
|6||Ted Bolser||IND||6||Joe Phillips||UTAH||6||Arizona|
|7||Collin Franklin||IOWAST||7||Rob Beard||OREG||7||Temple|
|8||Allen Reisner||IOWA||8||Ross Evans||WASH||8||Utah|
|9||Coby Fleener||STAN||9||Danny Hrapmann||SMISS||9||Florida|
|10||DJ Williams||ARK||10||Wes Byrum||AUB||10||Navy|
|11||Johdrick Morris||SMISS||11||Scott Enos||HAW||11||South Carolina|
|12||George Bryan||NCST||12||Blair Walsh||GEORG||12||Army|
|13||Joe Halahuni||OREGST||13||David Ruffer||ND||13||Illinois|
|14||Virgil Green||NEV||14||Collin Wagner||PENNST||14||Georgia|
|15||Lucas Reed||NMST||15||Casey Barth||UNC||15||West Virginia|
|16||D. Dunsmore (inj)||NW||16||Kai Forbath||UCLA||16||Florida State|
|17||Dwayne Allen||CLEM||17||Michael Taylor||TROY||17||Iowa|
|18||Eric Lair||MINN||18||Matt Szymanski||SMU||18||Iowa State|
|19||Jack Doyle||WKU||19||Brandon McManus||TEMPLE||19||Kent State|
|20||Brandon Barden||VANDY||20||Dan Hutchins||PITT||20||Michigan State|
|21||Cameron Graham||LVILLE||21||Trey Farquhar||IDAHO||21||Texas|
|22||Ben Guidugli||CINN||22||Grent Ressel||MIZZU||22||Notre Dame|
|23||Danny Noble||TOLEDO||23||Derek Dimke||ILLINI||23||Connecticut|
|24||David Blackburn||CMICH||24||Thomas Weber||ARIZST||24||Arkansas|
|25||Ben Thayer||EMICH||25||Matt Weller||OHIO||25||Florida State|
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|Scoring System Used for CFG Rankings:|
|4 points per passing touchdown|
|6 points per rushing/receiving touchdown|
|25 passing yards = 1 point|
|10 rushing/receiving yards = 1 point|
|1 interception = -2 point|
|1 reception = 0.5 points|