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Cleveland Browns vs Baltimore Ravens
The confidence for Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco didn’t waver after two interceptions stalled potential scoring drives. Instead, Flacco and the rest of his offensive squad bounced back with their most impressive outing of the season. Flacco threw three touchdown passes and Baltimore kept the Cleveland Browns winless with a 28-7 victory on Thursday night. Cleveland is 0-10 for the first time in its 66-year history. Baltimore (5-4), meanwhile, has won two straight and extended its lead atop the AFC North (Play Now).
Flacco completed 30 of 41 passes for 296 yards. He was also picked off twice inside the red zone. Terrance West had 65 of the Ravens’ 119 yards on the ground. The 28 points were a season high for Baltimore. The Ravens took a 13-7 lead when Flacco found Darren Waller on a 4-yard pass with 9:36 left in the third quarter. Baltimore had gone 17 consecutive drives without a touchdown before that score. It was also the first career touchdown for Waller, a second-year player from Georgia Tech.
Cleveland quarterback Josh McCown took over for rookie Cody Kessler on the next possession and threw an interception to Baltimore cornerback Jerraud Powers. Flacco could not take advantage of this turnover as Joe Haden got his second interception of the game in the end zone. However, he redeemed himself with a 11-yard touchdown pass to Steve Smith. A two-point conversion on a slant to Kyle Juszczyk boosted the margin to 21-78 with 2:05 left in the third quarter. On the Ravens’ next possession, Breshad Perriman caught his first career touchdown pass on a 27-yard lob from Flacco that was upheld after a review.
Baltimore linebacker Terrell Suggs, who is playing with a torn biceps, forced a fumble on the Cleveland 30 to continue the misery for the Browns. Cleveland has been outscored 157-51 in the second half this season, including an overtime loss to Miami. The Ravens now lead the all-time series 27-9. Baltimore, which relocated from Cleveland in 1996, has also won five of the past six games, including a 25-20 victory on Sept. 18. The Ravens hope to maintain their momentum next week against Dallas.
Cleveland Browns vs Baltimore Ravens
The Cleveland Browns will be looking to avoid moving one step closer to a dubious league record when they visit the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night (Enter Contest). The Browns not only are attempting to avoid matching the worst start in franchise history, but also end the chances of joining the Detroit Lions as the only team to finish 0-16.
One of the reasons the Browns are in this predicament is a 25-20 loss to Baltimore in Week 2, when they blew a 20-2 first-quarter lead. Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta had nine catches for 102 yards (both season highs) in that game. John Harbaugh’s team were mired in a slide of their own heading into their bye, but snapped a four-game skid with a 21-14 win over visiting Pittsburgh on Sunday. That victory moved Baltimore back to the .500 mark and, more importantly, into a tie with the Steelers atop the AFC North.
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Cleveland has had a revolving door at quarterback, losing starter Robert Griffin III in the season opener and watching Josh McCown suffer a broken collarbone against the Ravens. While McCown returned to the lineup in a narrow loss to the New York Jets in Week 8, coach Hue Jackson went back to Cody Kessler on Sunday and will stick with the rookie Thursday despite a nondescript effort against the Cowboys. The Browns managed only 45 yards rushing versus Dallas, including four on six carries by Isaiah Crowell, who ran for a season-high 133 yards and a touchdown in Week 2. Rookie wide receiver Corey Coleman returned to the lineup Sunday for the first time since catching two TD passes against Baltimore. The Browns are yielding 421.7 yards and 30.3 points per game, each ranking 31st in the league.
ABOUT THE RAVENS (4-4)
Baltimore’s defense came up big in the win over bitter rival Pittsburgh, holding the Steelers to 277 total yards and 36 on the ground to build a 21-0 lead in the third quarter. There remain plenty of concerns over the offense, which produced one touchdown scored by wideout Mike Wallace. They’ve also labored on the ground, rushing for 50 yards on 29 carries. Baltimore ranks 28th in the league with 81.8 yards rushing per game and is averaging 2.2 yards per carry over the past three contests. It’s a full two yards less than in the first five games. Quarterback Joe Flacco has more interceptions (seven) than TD passes (six) and a paltry 76.0 passer rating. The Ravens have won 15 of the past 17 meetings, although Cleveland won at Baltimore last season.
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USC vs. Wisconsin
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One month after Clay Helton was hired as the permanent head coach at USC, he’ll experience his first bowl game when the Trojans meet Wisconsin in the Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium on Dec. 30. Helton was hired Nov. 30, two days after USC beat rival UCLA to advance to the Pac-12 championship game, but the Trojans lost to Stanford and ended up in San Diego rather than at the coveted Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Helton fired several of his assistants in the week following his hiring, which could leave the Trojans vulnerable in certain areas.
If the Trojans hope to extend their all-time record to 7-0 against Wisconsin, they’ll need to find a way to protect quarterback Cody Kessler. USC has allowed 35 sacks this season, which is tied for eighth-most in the Pac-12, and the Badgers have a premier pass rusher in outside linebacker Joe Schobert. He has produced 18.5 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks and forced five fumbles, which ties the single-season program record; he could turn it into a long night for Kessler.
Wisconsin hasn’t defeated a team with a winning record this season, losing a pair of nail-biters to Iowa and Northwestern, the teams that finished ahead of the Badgers in the West Division of the Big Ten. If they hope to get their first win against a team with a winning record, they’ll likely need another big game from running back Dare Ogunbowale, who carried the ball 33 times in the regular-season finale against Minnesota, totaling a career-high 155 yards and a touchdown. There’s also a possibility that injury-plagued but talented running back Corey Clement could be available, though he wasn’t practicing with the team earlier in the month, instead working with the strength and conditioning staff.
USC Season Overview (8-5, 6-3 Pac-12): Adoree Jackson was voted the most valuable player for the Trojans this season, contributing as a wide receiver, defensive back and punt returner, but the real game-changer is teammate JuJu Smith-Schuster, the talented wide receiver who has caught 85 passes for 1,389 yards and 10 touchdowns. Smith-Schuster, Jackson and the other receivers will be up against a Wisconsin pass defense that has allowed six touchdown passes all season. Steven Mitchell Jr. could become a prime target in this game, as he specializes in the shorter routes that might come in handy for Kessler.
WISCONSIN Season Overview (9-3, 6-2 Big Ten): Badgers quarterback Joel Stave will look to punctuate his college career on a high note, something he failed to accomplish in his Big Ten finale. He threw for just 79 yards in the 31-21 victory against Minnesota with no touchdown passes and an interception, giving him six picks in the last four games. Stave is expected to have one of his favorite targets back as second-leading receiver Robert Wheelwright has been practicing after missing the final four games with a broken fibula.
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Texas A&M Aggies vs. Louisville Cardinals College Football Fantasy Preview 12-30-2015
The Music City Bowl will feature the Louisville Cardinals to meet the Texas A&M Aggies. College football daily fantasy league GM’s can tune to ESPN TV on Wednesday December 30th at 7PM Eastern Time to track the results of their DFS roster picks.
The once explosive Texas A&M Aggies offense has shown issues getting points on the board. They have been held to 10 points of fewer in three of their past six games with the opponents being LSU, Auburn and Ole Miss. The Aggies have fallen to mid-pack in scoring offense in 2015 as they push across just 28.3 points per game.
Louisville finished the regular season at 7-5. They got off to a slow start behind a freshman quarterback but rallied winning five of their past six games. They continue to be a solid defensive team ranking 14th best in college football holding teams to just 323 yards per game.
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Running back Brandon Radcliff came on during the latter half of the season. In their final regular season game the junior running back had two touchdowns on the ground against Kentucky. He had 146 yards rushing on November 14th against Virginia with two touchdowns. Radcliff will be running against the 106th rushing defense from college football.
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USC Trojans vs. Wisconsin Badgers College Football Real Money Fantasy Preview 12-30-2015
The Holiday Bowl features the Wisconsin Badgers to meet the USC Trojans. DFS draft managers can tune to ESPN TV on Wednesday December 30th at 10:30PM Eastern Time to follow the scoring results of their daily fantasy football roster selections.
The USC Trojans were an inconsistent team in 2015. They finished at 8-5 after a loss to Stanford in the PAC 12 title game. The team possesses the 30th ranked passing offense from college football behind quarterback Cody Kessler and wide out Juju Smith. They had issues defending the dynamic passing attacks from college football but that is not Wisconsin behind quarterback Joel Stave.
Wisconsin was able to avoid the heavyweight teams in the Big Ten conference in 2015 in Michigan St, Ohio St and Michigan who were not on the schedule. Their losses in the Big Ten came against Iowa and Northwestern where they could only score 7 points on the Wildcats and a mere 6 points on the Hawkeyes. The Badgers have put together solid defensive numbers but they have not seen the speed and skill level of this USC Trojans team.
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Trojans senior quarterback Cody Kessler will be playing his final game for USC. He is an NFL prospect so expect the Trojans game plan to be passing the football downfield to help his draft status. Kessler completed 67% of his throws in 2015 for 3315 yards with 28 touchdowns and 6 picks. The game is being played in nearby San Diego where the weather figures to be good for the Holiday Bowl. Kessler has thrown for multiple touchdowns in four of his past five games. He passed for 365 yards at Notre Dame and 375 yards at Arizona St both are bowl teams. The Trojans receiving corps are healthy and will have success spreading out the field and finding open targets against a slower secondary that Kessler will have success throwing against.
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Leading wide receiver Juju Smith is healthy for the Trojans entering the Holiday Bowl. He has caught 85 balls for 1389 yards with ten touchdowns. Smith has averaged 16.3 yards per reception on the season.
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Christian McCaffrey did it all! Run, pass and catch, delivering a record setting performance that will place him high on the Heisman Trophy contender list as well as clinching a third Rose Bowl berth in four years. As the most renowned fantasy college football DFS site, Fanpicks.com is proud to provide the highlights of this exciting PAC-12 Championship game.
McCaffrey led the number 7th ranked Stanford to the PAC-12 Championship by rushing 207 yards and a score, throwing a touchdown pass and catching another as they trounced over USC for 42-22 win. Coach David Shaw praised McCaffrey by saying, “To my left here is the best player in the nation, there’s nobody in the nation doing what he’s been doing. It’s not even a debate.”
The Trojans (8-5; No. 20 CFP, No. 24 AP) Cody Kessler, threw for 187 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score. USC coach Helton said of the loss “Got some hurt kids in that locker room, they’ve given tremendous effort to get to this point and obviously are extremely saddened by not finishing the job.”
Stanford’s win became apparent as they took control of the game with a pair of touchdowns in a span of just over 3 minutes late in the third quarter. After blowing an early 13-point lead, the Cardinal faced a third-down in their own territory. Hogan then found McCaffrey open in the middle of the field and he ran with for a 67-yard reception down to the USC 7. Hogan ran it in on the next play to put Stanford back on top.
Playing with an injured ankle, Blake Martinez, sacked Kessler and caused a fumble on the very next possession which Thomas was able to recover and ran in for the score… making it 27-16 at that point. “The center came up on me and tried to wall me off and I just went right around him,” Martinez said. “I saw the quarterback still had the ball and I was like, ‘All right, time to make a play.’ When I saw the ball on the ground, I was like, ‘Pick it up, pick it up.’ I saw Solly pick it up and I was like, ‘Yes!’ He scored and it was amazing.”
McCaffrey, who was left completely open in the middle of the field, then caught a 27 yard pass for the touchdown. McCaffrey’s feats led him to break Sander’s 1988 record of 3,250 yards in single season, albeit it took McCaffrey two additional games to achieve it.
The Trojans were completely outplayed for the first 25 minutes into the game, yet the bounced back with three straight scoring drives. Kessler was impressive in driving a 15 play sequence the set up to a 40 yard field goal by Alex Wood cutting Stanford’s lead to 13-3. Kessler rose to the occasion once again in the opening minutes of the third quarter by throwing a 1 yard touchdown pass to Jahleel Pinner further cutting Stanford’s lead to 13-9. The on their very next possession, Ronald Jones II then scored on 27 yard rushing play giving the Trojans the lead at 16-13.
The Cardinal dominated the game early but led only 13-0 due in part to problems converting in the red zone. Stanford held a 210-9 advantage in yards gained but was unable to break the game open. A holding penalty on Rollins Stallworth negated a TD on the first drive, forcing Stanford to settle for a field goal. Stanford later was stopped at the 1-yard line, leading to another short field goal by Conrad Ukropina and Hogan got sacked on a fourth down from the 1.
The only touchdown in the first half came on McCaffrey’s trick play. Hogan pitched to Barry Sanders Jr., who then flipped it to McCaffrey, who had lined up as a receiver. McCaffrey then threw to a wide-open Hogan for his second TD pass of the season.
USC Trojans versus Colorado Buffaloes College Football Real Money Fantasy Picks 11-13-2015
From college football on Friday night it will be action from the PAC 12 conference as the Colorado Buffaloes are home to the USC Trojans. DFS draft managers can tune to ESPN2 TV at 9PM Eastern Time on November 13th to track the scoring results of their fantasy roster picks.
In their recent meetings the USC Trojans have had success moving the football and putting up points on the scoreboard. They have scored no fewer than 42 points in their four previous meetings and in their last stop at Colorado in 2013 the Trojans produced 47 points. USC should be able to showcase a speed advantage on the Buffaloes. They got their run game going last week in their 38-30 victory at home to Arizona as the team ran for 229 yards. The USC defense has been exploited for much of the season but last week they made a very good defensive stand against the Wildcats run game by allowing just 60 yards rushing for 1.9 yards a carry. With the run game working last week the Trojans got only 243 yards from their passing game. On the season the Trojans are 18th from college football in both passing and scoring offense. The team throws for 305 yards and scored 37.4 points per game on the campaign.
The Colorado Buffaloes will host the USC Trojans with a record of 4-6 but this is a team that has shown improvement on the field from previous versions in recent years. Buffaloes are moving the football for 424 yards a game good for 46th from college football and in the top half of the nation. Defensively they struggled stopping the run by giving up 208 yards a game ranking 111th in the nation. That has to be a concern for Colorado as the Trojans run game was sharp last week in their victory. Colorado is on a two game losing streak with losses at UCLA 35-31 and last week they were blown out at home to Stanford by the score of 42-10.
USC Trojans QB:
The Trojans senior quarterback is completing 69.3% of his throws for 2511 yards with 20 touchdowns and five picks. With the run game working last week Kessler only threw for 243 yards with two touchdowns. He has just three touchdown throws over his past three games which could be hurting his NFL stock.
USC Trojans RB:
Jones has rushed for 710 yards on 89 carries and six touchdowns. He is rushing for 8 yards a carry on the campaign. The freshman running back has his best game of the season last week as he ran for 177 yards on 19 carries and a touchdown against the Arizona Wildcats.
The Trojans junior running back is running for 361 yards on 53 carries and a touchdown. He posts a 6.8 yards per carry average. Last week in their home victory Justin Davis ran for 85 yards on 16 carries and two touchdowns.
USC Trojans WR:
The star wide out for the Trojans has caught 60 passes for 1094 yards and nine touchdowns on the campaign. He is averaging 18.2 yards per reception this year. Smith caught eight balls for 138 yards and a touchdown in the win last week at home to Arizona. The sophomore receiver has caught passes for 100 yards or greater in six of his past eight games.
Colorado Buffaloes QB:
The junior signal caller for the Buffaloes has seen play as a starter in all three years at the school. In 2014 he is hitting on 61.6% of his throws for 2307 yards with nine touchdowns and six picks. He has run a lot this year with 245 yards rushing on 105 carries and five rushing touchdowns. Luifau has no touchdowns and three picks in his past two games all resulting in losses to Stanford and UCLA.
Colorado Buffaloes RB:
Lindsay has 108 carries on the year for 508 yards with five touchdowns. He is rushing for 4.9 yards a carry but has been contained the past two games for 38 yards on 11 carries.
Colorado Buffaloes WR:
The senior wide out has caught 67 balls for 728 yards and only two touchdowns. That’s ten touchdowns less than a year ago.
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QB: Cody Kessler (USC Trojans)
RB: Ronald Jones (USC Trojans)
WR: Juju Smith (USC Trojans)
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Utah Utes versus USC Trojans College Football Fantasy Preview 10-24-2015
It will be a PAC 12 conference matchup from college football as the USC Trojans will host the Utah Utes. DFS draft managers can tune to FOX TV at 7:30PM Eastern Time from LA Coliseum on October 24th to follow the results of their roster picks.
When these two teams met last year it was Utah posting the 24-21 victory at home. Utah is 6-0 as they defeated the Arizona St Sun Devils at home last week by the score of 34-18. It was a big fourth quarter for the Utes in the win as they outscored the Sun Devils 20-0. The Utes running game struggled for 72 yards on 31 carries. The team got production from their passing attack throwing for 297 yards. It was nice defensive performance by the Utes by limiting ASU to just 257 yards with only 15 rushing on 28 carries. Utah is 26th best in college football in scoring defense as they limit their opponents to just 19.5 points per game. Offensively the Utes score 36.5 points a game good for 29th best in the nation.
The USC Trojans 2015 season has been a disappointment. They have lost two straight and three of their past four games. The team is 3-3 on the year and has played poorly defensively in losses to Stanford at home and at Notre Dame where the team surrendered 41 points in both games. Last week in the defeat at Notre Dame the Trojans appeared faster and stronger than Notre Dame but were having a difficult time reading the run-option plays that was run. As a result USC was lit up for 214 rushing yards for 6.1 yards per carry. The Trojans did pile up 590 yards of offense but had trouble sustaining drives by going 6 of 16 on third down.
Utah Utes QB:
The Utes senior quarterback is completing 68% of his passes with seven touchdowns and three picks. In the win against Arizona St Wilson completed 26 of 36 passes for 297 yards with two touchdowns. He had a monster game on the road at Oregon passing for four touchdowns.
Utah Utes RB:
Booker has been a workhorse for the Utah offense. He has rushed 161 times for 783 yards and eight touchdowns. Last week in the win against Arizona St Booker had 21 carries for 118 yards and two touchdowns.
Utah Utes WR:
The senior wide receiver has seen action in all four years at the school. Scott has caught 21 balls for 274 yards with two touchdowns. He is averaging 13 yards a catch this year. Kenneth Scott is coming off his biggest game of the year as he caught five passes for 116 yards and a touchdown.
USC Trojans QB:
The Trojans signal caller is completing 68% of his throws for 1818 yard with 17 touchdowns and five picks. During the Trojans two game losing streak Kessler has thrown two picks in each game. Kessler had 365 yards passing and two touchdowns in the loss at Notre Dame last week.
USC Trojans RB:
Ronald Jones II
The freshman running back has made the most from his carries. Jones II has run for 380 yards on 44 carries with three touchdowns. He is averaging 8.6 yards per carry.
USC Trojans WR:
Smith-Schuster leads the Trojans with 39 catches for 758 yards with seven touchdowns. He had a good game at Notre Dame with six receptions for 139 yards and a touchdown. The USC sophomore wide receiver had a long gain of 75 yards on the Fighting Irish. JuJu is averaging 19.4 yards per catch this year.
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Washington Huskies versus USC Trojans College Football Fantasy Cash League Preview 10-8-2015
A PAC 12 conference contest is scheduled for Thursday night college football as the USC Trojans will host the Washington Huskies. Fantasy football draft GM’s can tune to ESPN TV on October 8th at 9PM Eastern Time to follow the results of their roster picks.
These clubs are from separate divisions in the PAC 12 so they last faced one another back in 2012. Washington is off to a disappointing 2-2 start in their 2015 campaign. They were competitive in week one in a three point road loss at Boise St and in week four they dropped a 30-24 home decision to California. With the retirement of Cyrus Miles during the spring the Huskies were forced to break in a first year starting quarterback. Jake Browning is a freshman who is learning under fire against some tough competition this early in the season. He faces another test against a USC defense on the road. Washington has to lean on a defense this year that ranks 28th in yards allowed and 17th in points allowed. The Huskies give up just 16 points and 321 yards per game to their opponents. Huskies head coach Chris Peterson built some outstanding defensive teams in his years at Boise St so he may try to follow that formula where the defense will be very good prior to the offense coming around The Huskies are rushing for just 107 yards per game ranking 119th in college football.
The USC Trojans responded after a 41-31 home loss to Stanford by going on the road in week four and defeating the Arizona St Sun Devils by the score of 42-14. After a bad defensive performance against the Cardinal the USC defense shut out the Sun Devils in the first half as the Trojans went into the locker room up 35-0.
USC Trojans QB:
The Heisman candidate is completing 73% of his throws for 1297 yards with 15 touchdowns and one pick. In the win against the Sun Devils the senior quarterback was 19 of 33 for 375 yards with five touchdowns and one pick.
USC Trojans RB:
Ronald Jones II
The freshman running back has 30 carries for 242 yards and two touchdowns. Those big numbers were achieved early against Idaho and Arkansas St. He has combined for 73 yards on 16 carries against Stanford and Arizona St.
Madden leads the Trojans with 37 carries and has run for 213 yards and four touchdowns. He is averaging 5.8 yards per carry. But against Stanford and Arizona St Mason has combined for 71 yards on 18 carries.
USC Trojans WR:
The sophomore wide out leads USC by far with 27 catches for 537 yards and six touchdowns. At Arizona St Smith-Schuster grabbed five balls for 103 yards and two touchdowns. He has had a 50 yard or greater reception in all four games this season.
Washington Huskies QB:
The young signal caller is completing 65% of his throws for 996 yards with five touchdowns and four picks. Against Cal in week 4 the freshman threw 17 of 28 for 152 yards with no touchdowns and two picks in his first game against the PAC 12.
Washington Huskies RB:
The freshman running back has 39 carries for 209 yards and three touchdowns. Most of those yards came against Sacramento St as Gaskin has gained 63 yards on 25 carries in the three other games.
Washington Huskies WR:
Mickens has played all four years at Washington. The senior has 13 catches for 121 yards. He was contained in the PAC 12 opener with three catches for nine yards.
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Stanford Cardinal versus USC Trojans College Football Fantasy Preview
It will be the PAC 12 opener for both teams as the USC Trojans will meet the Stanford Cardinal. Fantasy draft GMs can tune to ABC at 8PM Eastern Time from LA Coliseum.
The Trojans have beaten USC in their past two meetings with the Cardinal scoring no more than 17 points in the two games. Stanford is 1-1 with a 31-7 home victory to Central Florida last week after losing at Northwestern in week one by the score of 16-6. USC is 2-0 with blowout home wins to Idaho and Arkansas St.
USC Trojans QB:
The Trojans senior quarterback has hit 79% of his throws for 650 yards with seven touchdowns. That came against Arkansas St and Idaho.
USC Trojans RB:
Ronald Jones II
This freshman running back has seen some time in blowout games and rushed 14 times for 169 yards and two touchdowns.
This game doesn’t figure to be a blowout like the first two games for the Trojans so Madden should get more carries. The senior back has 19 carries for 142 yards and three touchdowns.
USC Trojans WR:
JuJu Smith Schuster
Shuster is the top receiver by far for the Trojans with 14 catches for 281 yards and three touchdowns. He has averaged 20.1 yards a catch this season.
Stanford Cardinal QB:
Hogan a senior is completing 57% of his throws for 496 yards with three touchdowns and one pick. His touchdowns passes came at home to Central Florida. At Northwestern Hogan threw for just 155 yards with no touchdowns and one pick.
Stanford Cardinal RB:
Christian McCaffrey leads the Cardinal in carries with 32 rushing attempts for 124 yards with just 3.9 yards per run attempt. He has caught nine balls for 82 yards with a touchdown catch.
Stanford Cardinal WR:
Michael Rector has five catches for 96 yards and a touchdown. At Northwestern he grabbed just one ball for 10 yards.
BYU Cougars versus UCLA Bruins College Football One Day Fantasy League Preview
Two undefeated clubs meet as the UCLA Bruins will host the BYU Cougars. Fantasy football draft managers can tune to FOX at 10:30PM Eastern Time to track the results of their roster picks.
BYU is 2-0 with some come from behind victories at Nebraska in week one and a road win at Boise St 35-24 last week. UCLA is 2-0 with a home blowout win to Virginia and last week a 37-3 road victory at UNLV.
BYU Cougars QB:
Tanner Mangum was forced into action with the season ending injury to starter Taysom Hill. Mangum is hitting 61% of his throws for 420 yards with three touchdowns and two picks. He rallied the Cougars in fourth quarter comeback wins at Nebraska and home to Boise St.
BYU Cougars RB:
Adam Hine leads the club with 23 carries on the season with 130 yards and a touchdown. He is averaging 5.7 yards per run on the year.
BYU Cougars WR:
Junior wide out Mitchell Juergens has caught eight passes for 202 yards and two touchdowns. In the win against Boise St Juergens had two touchdown catches with 172 receiving yards.
UCLA Bruins QB:
Freshman quarterback Josh Rosen has completed 65% of his throws for 574 yards with four touchdowns and one pick. In his first road game Rosen completed just 52% of his throws last week at UNLV with a touchdown and pick.
UCLA Bruins RB:
The junior running back has rushed 32 times for 210 yards and two touchdowns. Perkins is averaging 6.6 yards per rush average this year.
UCLA Bruins WR:
Payton a senior wide out has caught eight passes for 124 yards and a touchdown. At UNLV he had a touchdown grab.