Alabama Crimson Tide vs LSU Tigers Preview

Top-ranked Alabama is soaring toward the College Football Playoff and seeks its 21st consecutive victory when it visits No. 13 LSU on Saturday (Enter Contest). The Crimson Tide are also atop the first CFP poll of the season but will have to overcome the loss of senior star safety Eddie Jackson (broken leg) down the stretch. The team has scored a stunning 12 non-offensive touchdowns (nine on defense, three on punt returns) during its dominating campaign but is certainly wary of the Tigers, who are 3-0 since interim coach Ed Orgeron replaced Les Miles. It’s something that Nick Saban’s made clear his squad won’t be overlooking this weekend.

ABOUT ALABAMA (8-0, 5-0 SEC)

Jackson has scored three of the Crimson Tide’s 12 non-offensive touchdowns. Losing his 23.0 average on punt returns will cost the squad some of the field-position advantages it has enjoyed. The defense’s other major star are still around though. Senior defensive end Jonathan Allen has six sacks to raise his career total to 24, one behind second-place Kindal Moorehead (1998-2002) on Alabama’s all-time list. The Crimson Tide have forced 16 turnovers this season with nine resulting in defensive touchdowns.

Freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts has accounted for 20 touchdowns (11 passing, nine rushing) this season. Sophomore running back Damien Harris has a team-leading 697 rushing yards and sophomore wideout Calvin Ridley has 43 receptions for 504 yards and five scores. Alabama has won the past five meetings, holding a 50-25-2 series edge.

ABOUT LSU (5-2, 3-1)

LSU junior running back Leonard Fournette is back on his game after dealing with an ankle injury earlier this season. He’s set a school record with 284 rushing yards in a victory over Ole Miss on week 8. Fournette has rushed for 670 yards and five touchdowns despite a three-game absence. He hasn’t forgotten that his 2015 Heisman hopes were squashed against the Crimson Tide when he had just 31 yards on 19 carries. The Tigers are 15-4 when Fournette rushes for 100 yards and 5-0 when he tops 200.

Sophomore Derrius Grice is also running well with 621 yards and seven scores while junior quarterback Danny Etling has thrown for 1,129 yards and seven touchdowns against three interceptions. The Tigers are allowing 15 points per game, which ranks fifth nationally. Thanks in large part to sophomore outside linebacker Arden Key (team-high eight sacks) and senior middle linebacker Kendell Beckwith (team-leading 69 tackles) who are enjoying solid campaigns.

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Texas A&M (6-0) vs Alabama (7-0)

Even the tougher opponents are finding it hard to compete with top-ranked Alabama, which looks for its 12th straight victory over ranked programs when it hosts No. 6 Texas A&M in Saturday’s SEC showdown (Enter Games of the Week Contests). The Crimson Tide are looking for their 20th consecutive overall win and are coming off a complete dismantling of then-No. 11 Tennessee as they delivered a 49-10 shellacking. Alabama has scored an amazing 11 non-offensive touchdowns (eight on defense, three on punt returns). Unbeaten Texas A&M is Alabama’s lone remaining challenger in the SEC West.

ABOUT TEXAS A&M

The Aggies lead the SEC in total offense (532.8 yards per game) and rushing offense (274.3) and will be trying to penetrate an Alabama unit that leads the nation in rushing defense (69.2) and allows just 2.2 yards per carry. Standout freshman running back Trayveon Williams (SEC-leading 704 rushing yards, five touchdowns) has been superb with an 8.6 average per carry while senior quarterback Travis Knight has been effective as both a runner (502 yards, nine scores) and a passer (1,500 yards, nine touchdowns). Junior defensive end Myles Garrett (28 career sacks, team-leading four this season) is getting closer to full strength from an ankle injury and senior strong safety Justin Evans leads Texas A&M with 48 tackles and three interceptions. Aggies sophomore WR Christian Kirk leads the SEC with 40 receptions but is averaging just 8.8 yards per catch.

ABOUT ALABAMA

Freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts has become a big-time star and has accounted for 17 touchdowns (nine passing, eight rushing) while passing for 1,385 yards and rushing for 428. Sophomore running back Damien Harris (572 yards) averages an impressive 8.3 yards per carry while sophomore wideout Calvin Ridley has 39 receptions for 477 yards and four touchdowns. Senior defensive end Jonathan Allen has five sacks to raise his career total to 23, two behind second-place Kindal Moorehead (1998-2002) on the Crimson Tide’s all-time list while senior safety Eddie Jackson has a superb 25.8 punt-return average and has scored three total touchdowns (two on punt returns, one on an interception).

Alabama holds a 6-2 series edge after posting a 41-23 road victory last season. The Crimson Tide had three interception-return touchdowns in last year’s win over Texas A&M. Two of them came from now-sophomore cornerback Minkah Fitzpatrick and the other one came from Jackson.

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College Football Primetime

USC (1-2) vs Utah (3-0)

Trojans Breakdown

USC is off to its worst start since 2001 and its upcoming schedule won’t get any easier as the Trojans travel to face No. 23 Utah in a Pac-12 game Friday night (Enter Contest). USC is coming off a 27-10 loss Saturday at No. 6 Stanford, which dropped its record to 1-2 for the first time since Pete Carroll’s first season with the Trojans 15 years ago, and coach Clay Helton responded by replacing starting quarterback Max Browne, a junior, with freshman Sam Darnold.

Adoree’ Jackson is one of the most versatile and entertaining players in Division I and may need to take over this game to get the Trojans back on track. He’s a three-year starter at cornerback and also plays wide receiver and returns punt and kickoffs, putting him in the rare position of scoring touchdowns on a reception, interception return, punt and kickoff return during his career. Jackson, who limited Alabama sophomore wide receiver Calvin Ridley to two catches for nine yards in the season opener earlier this month, figures to draw the task of covering Utah’s senior wide receiver Tim Patrick.

Utes Breakdown

The Utes won’t have any pity for USC after the Trojans upset them 42-24 last season when they came to Los Angeles ranked No. 7, spoiling a 6-0 start. That game was the debut of Helton, who was made the permanent coach later in the season but has gone 1-4 since. Utah is led by quarterback Troy Williams, an L.A.-area product who is coming off a 20-for-28 performance last weekend against San Jose State, finishing with 257 yards and a touchdown. The Utes didn’t throw a touchdown pass until their third game last season. They already have four in 2016, with all of them caught by Patrick.

Utah’s defense delivered 10 sacks against San Jose and look to get after Darnold against one of the most experienced offensive lines in the country. Hunter Dimick leads the way with three sacks for Utah and brings plenty of experience, starting 23 games in his college career. Kylie Fitts was expected to be a key part of the defensive line, but suffered a season-ending injury two weeks ago, increasing the role of Filipo Mokofisi, who move from defensive tackle to Fitts’ former spot at defensive end last week and produced two sacks.

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Alabama Crimson Tide versus Clemson Tigers College Football Real Money Fantasy Picks 1-11-2016

 

The college football championship game will feature the Clemson Tigers meeting the Alabama Crimson Tide. DFS draft managers can tune to ESPN TV on Monday January 11th at 8:30PM Eastern Time to track the scoring results of their one day league roster picks.

 

Alabama is 13-1 as they put on an impressive performance on both sides of the ball in their 38-0 victory in the semifinals to the Michigan St Spartans. The Crimson Tide showed off their tremendous skill on defense by limiting the Spartans to just 239 yards. It is worth noting that Connor Cook the Michigan St quarterback is a drop back style quarterback with no threat to run much. The Clemson quarterback is mobile and these styles of quarterbacks have given Alabama trouble in the past. The Crimson Tide operates the number two defense in all of college football as they surrender just 256 yards to their opponents. They are tops against the run.

 

Clemson is 14-0 as they defeated Oklahoma in their semifinal matchup on New Year’s Eve winning 37-17. The Tigers shut out the Crimson Tide in the second half. The team has the number 11 ranked offense as they run and pass very well on the season. Clemson is sixth overall on defense by allowing 302 yards per game.

 

Alabama Crimson Tide QB:

 

Jake Coker

 

The senior quarterback has completed 67.1% of his throws for 2775 yards with 19 touchdowns and 8 picks. In the win against Michigan St Coker completed 83.3% of his throws for 286 yards with two touchdowns. He has thrown for multiple touchdowns in three of his past four games. Coker won’t give daily fantasy GM’s much points with his legs as he has rushed for 88 yards on 66 attempts on the year.

 

Alabama Crimson Tide RB:

 

Derrick Henry

 

The Heisman Trophy winner has run for 2061 yards on 359 carries with 25 touchdowns. He is rushing for 5.7 yards per carry on the campaign. Henry has rushed for two touchdowns in six of his past eight games. He has a rushing touchdown in every game this year. Against high profile teams he had three rushing touchdowns on LSU and two in the semifinal victory against Michigan St.

 

Alabama Crimson Tide WR:

 

Calvin Ridley

 

The Crimson Tide freshman wide out has 83 catches for 1031 yards with seven touchdowns. Ridley had a big game in the semifinal victory against Michigan St with eight receptions for 138 yards with two touchdowns. He averaged 17.3 yards per catch on the Michigan St defense.

 

ArDarius Stewart

 

Stewart has caught 61 balls for 637 yards with four touchdowns. The sophomore receiver has a touchdown reception in two of his past three games.

 

Clemson Tigers QB:

 

Deshaun Watson

 

The signal caller is completing 68.2% his throws for 3704 yards with 31 touchdowns and 12 picks. In the ACC title game Watson had 289 yards passing and three touchdown passes on North Carolina. He had a good game in the semifinal victory against Oklahoma with 187 yards passing with a touchdown. He ran 24 times for 145 yards and a touchdown. On the year Watson has 187 carries for 1032 yards with 12 touchdowns. He is averaging 5.5 yards per reception on the year.

 

Clemson Tigers RB:

 

Wayne Gallman

 

The sophomore running back has 268 carries for 1469 yards with 12 touchdowns. He is rushing for 5.5 yards per carry on the campaign. Gallman had 150 rushing yards on 26 carries and two touchdowns in the victory against Oklahoma. Wayne Gallman has rushed for over 100 yards and a rushing touchdown in six of his past seven games. In the ACC championship game against the Tar Heels, Gallman ran for 187 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries.

 

Clemson Tigers WR:

 

Artavis Scott

 

Scott has caught 89 passes for 868 yards with five touchdowns. He has not caught for 100 yards receiving in eight straight games and has just one receiving touchdown in only one of his past eight games. With a running quarterback it definitely impacts the fantasy value for the receiving corps.

 

College Football Fantasy League Picks

 

QB: Deshaun Watson (Clemson Tigers)

RB: Wayne Gallman (Clemson Tigers)

WR: ArDarius Stewart (Alabama Crimson Tide)

 

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Fanpicks.com College Football Bowl Game Preview

GOODYEAR COTTON BOWL

Michigan State vs. Alabama

 

Fanpicks.com is proud to bring you the Goodyear Cotton Bowl game preview featuring Michigan State against Alabama. I had to gaze into the crystal ball to predict the outcome of this bowl game… two of the best college football teams will square off; but my Spidey sense  tells me that Michigan State will take 27-23 over The Crimson Tide. Play the best fantasy college football contests at Fanpicks.com

 

Second-ranked Alabama is in the College Football Playoff semifinals for the second straight season as it faces third-ranked Michigan State in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl on Dec. 31 at Arlington, Texas. The Crimson Tide were ousted by Ohio State in last season’s semifinals and are again matched up against a Big Ten program. Only a one-point loss to Nebraska in early November prevented the Spartans from entering the playoffs with an unbeaten record while Alabama has won 10 straight games since losing to Ole Miss in mid-September.

Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook said his sprained throwing shoulder is improving and will be close to 100 percent New Year’s Eve. Cook has a 34-4 career mark as a starter, has thrown a school-record 71 career touchdown passes and ranks second in passing yards (8,984) behind Kirk Cousins (9,131 from 2008-11). “I’m pretty much doing everything in practice now,” Cook told reporters in mid-December. “I’m pretty confident.”

Alabama junior running back Derrick Henry topped 100 yards nine times – and 200 on four occasions – while rushing for an SEC-record 1,986 yards to go with 23 touchdowns en route to winning the Heisman Trophy. The Spartans know they will be seeing a lot of Henry with the football as he carried it a combined 90 times over the Crimson Tide’s last two games. “Whatever I have to do to help my team win,” Henry told reporters. “I don’t care how many carries it is. As long as it’s successful and we’ve got the ball, I’m all for it.”

 

MICHIGAN STATE Season Overview (12-1, 7-1 Big Ten): Cook has completed 56.9 percent of his passes and been intercepted only five times and has a big-time target to work with in senior Aaron Burbridge, who has 1,219 yards and seven touchdowns on a school-record 80 receptions. Freshman LJ Scott rushed for a team-high 691 yards and 11 touchdowns and his last score was the biggest as he kept his legs churning on third-and-goal to score the decisive 1-yard touchdown to beat Iowa in the Big Ten title game. The Spartans allow 20.5 points per game with senior defensive end Shilique Calhoun (10.5 sacks) leading the way while sophomore nose tackle Malik McDowell (12 tackles for losses) and junior middle linebacker Riley Bullough (team-most 95 tackles) are also standout players.

 

ALABAMA Season Overview (12-1, 7-1 SEC): Henry carries the offense and takes pressure off of senior quarterback Jake Coker, who has thrown for 2,489 yards and 17 touchdowns against eight interceptions. Freshman receiver Calvin Ridley emerged as a solid target with 75 receptions for 893 yards to help the Crimson Tide average 34.1 points and complement a defense that allows only 14.4 per game. Junior strong safety Eddie Jackson has a team-leading five interceptions – he has returned them for 230 yards and two touchdowns – while senior middle linebacker Reggie Ragland has recorded a team-high 90 tackles and junior defensive Jonathan Allen has a team-best 10 sacks.

 

 

 

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Alabama vs. Florida College Football Recap

It’s raining confetti on Alabama’s parade as they cruised to 29-15 victory over Florida in the Southeastern Conference Championship game. The Crimson Tide’s Derrick Henry delivered a Heisman Trophy-worthy performance along with a superior dominating defensive plays. Simply put, the Crimson Tide’s ability to dominating their opponents enabled them to overpower the Gators and clinch a playoff berth. No surprise that Alabama’s ability to impose its dominating style of play has helped them be ranked No.2 in the nation. This echoed in quarterback Jake Coker’s statement; “As tight as this group is and how hard we play together and how we have each other’s backs, I’m real confident in this team. I think we can do whatever we want to do, based on how we practice and prepare. It’s going to be an exciting playoff.”

Many fans felt that Alabama’s title hopes were on the ropes in mid-September when five turnovers allowed Mississippi to pull off a 43-37 upset at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Since that loss, The Tide was able to regroup and focus their game and bounce back to win 10 straight. Their impressive 12-1 record will likely earn them a spot in the national semifinals at either the College Football Playoff Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic or College Football Playoff Capital One Orange Bowl on New Year’s Eve.

Derrick Henry was outstanding during the game certainly capping his Heisman Trophy campaign rushing for 189 yards for 44 carries against Florida’s defense which is ranked as one of the nation’s best. The Tide’s quarterback, Jake Coker also contributed immensely making 18 completions out of 26 throws for an amazing 2014 yards gain with 2 touchdowns to secure the win. The Crimson Tide’s defensive maligned Florida’s offensive unit, which were held to 3 yards offense gain in the second and third quarters.

However, Florida, who came into the game as an 18-point underdog, briefly grabbed a 7-2 lead on Antonio Callaway’s 85-yard punt return for a touchdown early in the second quarter, spurring Alabama’s domination to take over.

Heisman Trophy favorite, Derrick Henry improved his chances to win with an MVP showing, due to the fact that his game play efforts put went a long way to secure the Alabama win. “My main focus is on finishing and helping the team win,” Henry said. “I’m going to do whatever it takes to help this team win.” Henry tied He tied the SEC record for touchdowns in a season (23) and eclipsed Herschel Walker’s 34-year-old conference mark for rushing yards in a year, pushing his total to 1,986 with likely at least one more game still to come.

Both teams did not disappoint fans, who expected a defensive slugfest; although through the course of the game it became apparent that Alabama was the superior team. The Tide led 12-7 at the break, scoring a safety off a blocked punt, settling for a field goal after a long drive, and turning it over deep in Florida territory.

From then on, it was apparent that the Gators simply couldn’t focus enough offensive strength to make it a game. Their aerial attack consisted of numerous wobbly passes which were dropped, in the end, Harris was 9-of-24 for 165 yards with one interception. The Gators also had a woeful running game, which was held to 21 yards rushing. Their only offensive score coming on Treon Harris’ 46-yard pass to C.J. Worton at the very end of the game. Florida will likely settle for a spot in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl. Yet the sun still shines bright over the Gators an coach Jim McElwain pointed out; “We’re a program on the rise, we’ll have a good football team here — a lot of them — in the future.”

The Crimson Tide on the other hand, complemented its pound-and-ground offense with a couple of huge passing plays. Calvin Ridley leaped between two Florida defenders to pull down a 55-yard pass at the Florida 2, setting up Henry’s touchdown. ArDarius Stewart made an even more spectacular grab in the third quarter, going up in traffic to snare a 32-yard scoring pass before flipping to the turf on his head. Yet Stewart hopped right back up, a clear sign that no one was going to keep this team down. Coker then finished off the Gators with a 9-yard touchdown pass to Richard Mullaney with 8:50 remaining.

The defense turned in quite a performance for coordinator Kirby Smart, who is expected to be named head coach at Georgia in the next few days. But whatever happens with Smart, Alabama’s defense still has some goals left to achieve.

The Tide are likely heading back to the College Football Playoff.

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LSU Tigers versus Alabama Crimson Tide College Football Real Money Fantasy Picks 11-7-2015

It’s the big one on Saturday as the Alabama Crimson Tide will be home to the LSU Tigers. Fantasy college football draft GMs can tune to CBS TV on November 7th at 8PM Eastern Time to follow the results of their DFS roster selections.

The Alabama Crimson Tide has won the past four meetings with the LSU Tigers. Last year it was a low scoring game as Alabama was able to win 20-13 in overtime on the road. The Tigers gained just 259 offensive yards in the loss as they rushed for 183 yards. NFL prospect Leonard Fournette had 21 carries for 79 yards in defeat.

LSU is 7-0 on the year. The team has notable wins at Mississippi St and home to Florida by seven points. Tigers will have the benefit of a bye week after a 28 point home victory to Western Kentucky. LSU is fourth from college football in running the football as the club rushes for 308 yards per game on the campaign. On defense LSU is 40th in the nation in points allowed by allowing 22.6 points per game.

Alabama is 7-1 and will also come off a bye week. They squeaked past Tennessee two weeks ago by the score of 19-14. Their lone loss came back on September 19th with a 43-37 defeat at home to Mississippi. The Crimson Tide had difficulty defending the passing game for the Rebels as Alabama allowed Chad Kelly 341 yards passing and three touchdown passes. The Crimson Tide self-destructed in their loss by turning the ball over five times and taking none away from Ole Miss. In their win against the Volunteers, Alabama needed a touchdown with just over two minutes remaining for the win. Their run game struggled as they rushed for 117 yards on 42 carries.

LSU Tigers QB:

Brandon Harris

The Tigers signal caller is completing 58% of his throws for 1098 yards with nine touchdowns and no picks. He is a threat to run the football as Harris has rushed for 136 yards on 41 carries and three touchdowns. He had his best game two weeks ago at home to Western Kentucky with 286 yards passing and three touchdowns.

LSU Tigers RB:

Leonard Fournette

Fournette leads the Tigers with 176 carries for 1352 yards with 15 touchdowns. The sophomore running back is not featured much in the passing game with seven receptions for 58 yards.

LSU Tigers WR:

Travin Dural

The LSU junior wide receiver has 24 receptions for 426 yards with two touchdowns. Two weeks ago Dural had a good game at home to Western Kentucky with five catches for 132 yards with a touchdown. On the year Dural is averaging 17.8 yards per catch.

Malachi Dupre

Dupre has caught 21 passes this season for 397 yards with five touchdowns. The sophomore wide out has four touchdown catches in his past three games. In the win at home to Florida on October 17th it was Dupre catching four passes for 115 yards and two touchdowns. Malachi Dupre has an outstanding 18.9 yards per reception on the 2015 campaign.

Alabama Crimson Tide QB:

Jake Coker

The senior quarterback for the Crimson Tide has completed 63.8% of his passes for 1623 yards with 11 touchdowns but seven picks. Coker has hit on 72% of his throws or greater in his past three games which came against Arkansas, at Texas A&M and home to Tennessee. In the big second half comeback win to Arkansas, Coker passed for 262 yards with three touchdowns and two picks.

Alabama Crimson Tide RB:

Derrick Henry

Henry has rushed for 1044 yards on the year on 180 carries for 5.8 yards per carry. The Crimson Tide running back has combined in two games for 379 yards with four rushing touchdowns. Two weeks ago at home to Tennessee it was Henry rushing for 143 yards and two touchdowns.

Alabama Crimson Tide WR:

Calvin Ridley

The freshman wide out leads the Crimson Tide with 48 catches for 525 yards with three touchdowns. Ridley has seven receptions or greater in his past three games all against SEC schools in Tennessee, Texas A&M and Arkansas.

College Football Fantasy League Picks

QB: Jake Coker (Alabama)

RB: Leonard Fournette (LSU)

WR: Calvin Ridley (Alabama),  Travin Dural (LSU)

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College Football Fantasy Draft News 10-20-2015

Tennessee Volunteers versus Alabama Crimson Tide College Football Fantasy Preview 10-24-2015

From the SEC conference the Alabama Crimson Tide will meet the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday college football. DFS draft managers can check out this game at 3:30PM Eastern Time on October 24th on CBS TV from Alabama to track the results of their fantasy football roster picks.

In their meeting in 2014 it was Alabama defeating Tennessee by the score of 34-20 on the road. Alabama has had good offensive success in their previous recent meetings with the Volunteers. The Crimson Tide has scored 34 or greater points in their past five meetings with Tennessee dating back to the 2010 season.

The Volunteers will be entering this game off a bye week and is 3-3 on the season. Their three losses have been by four points or less. They played Florida tough losing 28-27 on the road on September 26th. Two weeks ago the Volunteers hosted the Georgia Bulldogs and came away with the 38-31 victory. They moved the ball very well on the Bulldogs defense by putting up 519 yards of offense. They struggled against the run allowing 165 yards rushing to the Bulldogs for over 5 ½ yards per carry. On the year Tennessee is 92nd in college football in passing defense as they give up 248 yards per game.

Alabama had a major test last week as they had to travel to a hot Texas A&M Aggies team. The Crimson Tide was a bigger and stronger team and came away with the 41-23 victory on the road to Texas A&M. After allowing 43 points to Ole Miss in a loss the Crimson Tide has given up no greater than 23 points per game since. In the victory against the Aggies the Crimson Tide ran effectively for 258 yards for over 5 ½ yards per rush. The Alabama defense stuffed the A&M run game giving up just 32 yards on 25 carries and the picked off four passes. The Crimson Tide ranks third in total defense by allowing 271 yards per game.

Tennessee Volunteers QB:

Joshua Dobbs

The junior quarterback has seen significant work in all three years with the program. Dobbs is completing 58% of his throws for 1101 yards with eight touchdowns and two picks. He is a major threat to run as he ran for 118 yards and 18 carries with two touchdowns in the win against the Georgia Bulldogs two weeks ago. Joshua Dobbs completed 25 of 42 passes for 312 yards with three touchdowns and a pick against Georgia.

Tennessee Volunteers RB:

Jalen Hurd

Hurd has 126 carries for 572 yards with seven touchdowns. In the game at Florida Hurd ran for 102 yards and two touchdowns.

Tennessee Volunteers TE:

Ethan Wolf

The Volunteers sophomore tight end has made big plays in the passing game. Wolf has caught 15 passes for 213 yards and two touchdowns averaging 14.2 yards per reception.

Alabama Crimson Tide QB:

Jake Coker

Coker is hitting on 62% of his passes for 1376 yards with 11 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. He had a season low 138 passing yards last week at Texas A&M with no touchdown passes for the first time this season.

Alabama Crimson Tide RB:

Derrick Henry

The junior running back has 901 yards rushing on 152 carries with 12 touchdowns. Henry had a monster game in the win at Texas A&M with 32 carries for 236 yards with two touchdowns. He averaged 7 ½ yards per carry.

Alabama Crimson Tide WR:

Calvin Ridley

Ridley leads the Crimson Tide with 38 catches for 437 yards with three touchdowns. The freshman wide out caught seven balls for 52 yards at Texas A&M.

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College Football Fantasy Draft News 10-14-2015

 

Alabama Crimson Tide versus Texas A&M Aggies College Football Real Money Fantasy Preview 10-14-2015

A nice matchup from the SEC conference is on tap for Saturday October 14th as the Texas A&M Aggies will be home to the Alabama Crimson Tide. College football fantasy draft GM’s can tune to CBS TV at 3:30PM Eastern Time from Texas A&M to follow the results of their roster selections.

Alabama is 5-1 on the year as they carry a three game win streak since dropping a 43-37 home decision to Mississippi in week three. They had a struggle with Arkansas for three quarters until they separated from the Razorbacks with 17 fourth quarter points in their 27-14 victory. The Crimson Tide run game stalled as the team had 46 rush attempts but only 134 yards which amounted to less than three yards a carry. The Alabama defense kept them in the game as they stuffed the Arkansas offense to just 220 yards for the entire game. The Crimson Tide brings in the sixth rated defense in all of college football as the team surrenders just 264 yards per game.

Texas A&M has a mark of 5-0 as they face this stern home test. They are 2-0 against the SEC with a 28-21 overtime victory to Arkansas and two weeks ago the team hosted Mississippi St and came away with the 30-17 victory at home. What has been a surprise to many this year has been the play of the Texas A&M defense. They have shown much improvement from previous years. In their win against the Bulldogs the A&M defense got off the field limiting Mississippi St to just 5 of 14 on their third down conversions. Texas A&M is ranked 40th in college football in scoring defense holding their opponents to just 21 points per game.

Alabama Crimson Tide QB:

Jake Coker

The senior quarterback has completed 60% of his throws for 1238 yards with 11 touchdowns and six picks. He had two touchdowns and two picks in the win last week at home to Arkansas. Coker threw two picks in the loss to Ole Miss.

Alabama Crimson Tide RB:

Derrick Henry

Henry has run 120 times this year for 665 yards with ten touchdowns. He is running for 5.5 yards a carry this season. His numbers last week were just 95 yards on 25 carries and a touchdown with a season worst 3.5 yards per carry.

Kenyan Drake

The senior running back has 50 rushing attempts on the year for 244 yards and a touchdown. Drake is running for nearly five yards a carry. He ran for 29 yards on seven carries last week.

Alabama Crimson Tide WR:

Calvin Ridley

Ridley has caught 31 passes for 385 yards and three touchdowns. He had his best day of the season against Arkansas with nine catches for 140 yards with a touchdown. He had a long reception of 81 yards.

Texas A&M Aggies QB:

Kyle Allen

The sophomore quarterback has hit on 64% of his throws for 1274 yards with 13 touchdowns and two picks. In the win against Mississippi St Allen threw for 322 yards and two touchdowns. The week prior against Arkansas Allen passed for 358 yards and two touchdowns.

Texas A&M Aggies RB:

Tra Carson

Carson has carried the ball 95 times this season for 430 yards with four touchdowns. He rushed for 110 yards against Mississippi St with a touchdown.

Texas A&M Aggies WR:

Christian Kirk

The A&M freshman wide receiver leads the team by margin with 32 catches for 519 yards and four touchdowns. Kirk had eight grabs for 77 yards against the Bulldogs. His big game came against Arkansas with eight catches for 173 yards and two touchdowns.

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College Football Fantasy Draft News 10-6-2015

Arkansas Razorbacks versus Alabama Crimson Tide College Football Fantasy Preview 10-10-2015

A prime time SEC conference showdown is set as the Alabama Crimson Tide will host the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday night. College football fantasy cash league draft managers can tune to ESPN TV at 7PM Eastern Time on October 10th to follow the results of their roster picks.

It was a defensive struggle when these two teams met in 2014 with the Crimson Tide with the 14-13 victory on the road against Arkansas. Alabama was a fortunate winner in that game with just 227 yards of offense. Neither team ran a bit with the Crimson Tide rushing 32 times for 66 yards and the Razorbacks running for 89 yards on 39 carries. Brandon Allen the Razorbacks quarterback passed for 246 yards with a touchdown and pick.

Alabama had an impressive victory last week as they crushed the Georgia Bulldogs on the road by the score of 38-10. The team got off to a great start leading 24-3 at the half. Their run game produced 189 yards and the Crimson Tide forced four Bulldogs turnovers. The team survived an anemic 1 of 12 on third down. It was a great defensive effort by Alabama as they held Georgia to 106 passing yards. On the season the Crimson Tide limits opponents to just 16 points per game which is 19th best in all of college football.

Arkansas enters play with a 2-3 record. They were sitting on a three game losing streak last week at Tennessee and down 14-0. The Razorbacks showed some reliance by rallying for the 24-20 victory. The team had a good offensive showing gaining 507 yards of offense and rushing for 288 yards. Arkansas averaged 6 yards per carry on the ground in their victory. The Razorbacks are 24th best in college football in total yardage as they gain 478 yards per game and do it in a balanced fashion.

Alabama Crimson Tide QB:

Jake Coker

The Crimson Tide senior quarterback is completing 56% of his throws for 976 yards with nine touchdowns and four picks. In the Georgia game he completed 11 of 16 throws for 190 yards with a touchdown.

Alabama Crimson Tide RB:

Derrick Henry

The leading running back for Alabama has 93 carries for 570 yards with nine touchdowns. He is rushing for 6.1 yards a carry. In the victory against Georgia Henry ran for 148 yards on 26 carries and a touchdown.

Kenyan Drake

Drake is second on the team in carries with 43 on the season for 215 yards and a touchdown. He does have a long run of 43 yards on the year and is averaging 5 yards per rush attempt. The senior back was smothered in the Georgia game gaining no yards on six carries.

Alabama Crimson Tide WR:

Calvin Ridley

Only a freshman Ridley leads Alabama with 22 catches for 245 yards and two touchdowns. In the victory last week Ridley caught five passes for 120 yards and a touchdown.

Arkansas Razorbacks QB:

Brandon Allen

Allen has completed 66% of his passes for 1360 yards with eight touchdowns and three picks. He was just 11 of 24 last week at Tennessee for 219 yards with a touchdown and a long pass for 52 yards.

Arkansas Razorbacks RB:

Alex Collins

The junior running back leads the Razorbacks with 113 carries for 656 yards with six touchdowns. He had a nice game last week at Tennessee with 27 carries for 154 yards and two touchdowns.

Arkansas Razorbacks WR:

Drew Morgan

Morgan has 23 grabs in the 2015 season for 413 yards and three touchdowns. He caught five passes last week at Tennessee for 110 yards and had a long gain of 52 yards. Morgan is averaging 18 yards per catch.

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