College Football Fantasy Football News 10-7-2015
Oklahoma Sooners versus Texas Longhorns College Football Fantasy Preview 10-10-2015
It’s the Red River Rivalry game as the Texas Longhorns will face the Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday afternoon. Fantasy college football draft managers can tune to ABC TV at 12PM Eastern Time on October 11th from Dallas Texas to track the results of their roster picks.
Oklahoma has won four of the previous five meetings in this series. Last year the Sooners defeated the Longhorns 31-26 despite gaining just 232 yards to the Longhorns 462 offensive yards for the game. The Longhorns lost the turnover battle with a -2 margin. Oklahoma earned a touchdown on a kickoff and interception return.
The Sooners enter this rivalry contest with a record of 4-0. They opened up their Big 12 conference season with a 44-24 victory at home to the West Virginia Mountaineers. Oklahoma forced five Mountaineers turnovers in the win and had 320 yards passing. The Sooners is tenth in passing yards per game (358) and is eleventh best in college football in points scored per game (42).
It has been a bad start to the year for the Texas Longhorns as the club is 1-4. They must go 5-2 the rest of the way to get bowl eligible. It was bad 50-7 road defeat last week at the TCU Horned Frogs. The Longhorns are now 0-2 in the Big 12 after with a 30-27 home loss to Oklahoma St two weeks ago. In their loss to TCU the Longhorns were down 37-0 at the half. For the game Texas surrendered 604 yards to the Horned Frogs offense along with six touchdown passes to their quarterbacks. The stats look ugly for Texas ranking 120th in college football in yardage allowed per game (507) and are 110th in yards gained per game from their offense (338).
Oklahoma Sooners QB:
The Sooners junior quarterback is hitting on 65% of his passes for 1382 yards with 13 touchdowns and three picks. Last week against West Virginia he completed 14 of 25 passes for 320 yards with three touchdowns and one pick. Mayfield averaged nearly 25 yards per reception in the victory. The Oklahoma signal caller ran for 138 yards and four touchdowns.
Oklahoma Sooners RB:
Perine leads the Sooners with 72 carries for 328 yards and two touchdowns. He is running for 4.6 yards per carry on the season. The Oklahoma sophomore running back had 65 yards last week on 16 carries.
Oklahoma Sooners WR:
Senior wide receiver Sterling Shepard has seen significant action in all four of his years in the program. In 2015 Shepard has 20 catches for 321 yards and three touchdowns. He is averaging 16.1 yards per catch.
Texas Longhorns QB:
The Longhorns are looking at a freshman quarterback now under center. Heard has hit on 55% of his throws for 661 yards with two touchdowns and two picks. He struggled in the TCU loss going 8 of 20 for just 48 yards. Jerrod Heard leads Texas in rushing with 318 yards and three touchdowns on 67 carries.
Texas Longhorns RB:
The sophomore running back has 44 carries for 211 yards and two touchdowns. In the TCU loss Foreman ran for 112 yards on 18 carries as he averaged a very good 6.2 yards per rush attempt.
Texas Longhorns WR:
The Longhorns freshman wide out has made big plays in the passing game. He has nine catches for 222 yards and a touchdown. Burt is averaging 24.7 yards per catch on the season. John Burt caught just two passes last week at TCU for 36 yards.
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:
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:
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.
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:
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:
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:
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:
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.
College Football Fantasy News 10-5-2015
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.
Mississippi Rebels versus Florida Gators College Football Daily Fantasy League Picks 10-3-2015
The Florida Gators will be at home in SEC conference competition to meet the Mississippi Rebels. College football draft managers can tune to ESPN TV at 7PM Eastern Time from Florida on October 3rd to track the results of their fantasy rosters.
Ole Miss is undefeated at 4-0 with SEC conference wins at Alabama and last week they went into Vanderbilt and came away with a 27-16 victory. The Rebels had trouble separating from the Commodores as the game was tied at 13-13 midway through the third period. Mississippi struggled offensively in the win with 3.6 yards per carry from their run game and 3 of 13 conversions on third down. They also lost the turnover margin by -2. Prior to this Vanderbilt game the Rebels have piled up the points with 73 on Fresno St in week two and 43 points on the Alabama defense in week three. Defensively Ole Miss is 34th ranked in points allowed at 19.2 per game.
Florida is also 4-0 as they enter play on Saturday. They are 2-0 in the SEC with a 14-9 road win at Kentucky and last week they pull out a wild 28-27 home victory to Tennessee. Down 27-14 late in the fourth quarter the Gators scored two late touchdowns including a 63 yard TD reception with a minute and a half left for the game winner. Like most recent seasons the Gators are defending very well. They limit opponents to 298 yards gained per game which ranks 22nd best in total defense in college football. Opponents score just 18 points a game on the Gators defense ranking 30th best in the nation.
Mississippi Rebels QB:
The junior QB is completing 61.7% of his throws for 1219 yards with ten touchdowns and three picks. Last week Kelly did throw for 321 yards but he completed 57% of his throws and threw two picks.
Mississippi Rebels RB:
The Rebels running back had 42 carries on the year with 269 yards with three touchdowns. Walton had his best game of the year last week at home to Vanderbilt with 21 carries for 133 yards and a touchdown. He averaged 6.3 yards a carry in that game.
Wilkins is averaging almost seven carries a game and is rushing for 5.4 yards a carry with a touchdown.
Mississippi Rebels WR:
The junior wide out has caught 22 balls with 332 yards and a touchdown. He had his best game of the season last week against the Commodores with eight receptions for 139 yards for nearly 17 yards per reception.
Florida Gators QB:
Grier has passed for 62.6% accuracy for 725 yards with six touchdowns and three picks. In the home victory against Tennessee last week the freshman quarterback threw for 283 yards completing nearly 55% of his throws with two touchdowns and a pick.
Florida Gators RB:
The junior running back leads the Gators in carries with 59 with 256 yards and five touchdowns. He has seen significant action in all three years at the school. He ran for 102 yards and nearly 5.4 yards a carry last week against Tennessee with two touchdowns.
Florida Gators WR:
Callaway has made big plays in the passing game during his freshman season as he is averaging 19.1 yards per catch. He has nine grabs for 172 yards and a touchdown. Last week against Tennessee Callaway caught five balls for 112 yards and a touchdown.
Powell is a sophomore and has caught 12 passes for 162 yards and two touchdowns. He had five catches against Tennessee for 64 yards and a touchdown.
Alabama Crimson Tide versus Georgia Bulldogs College Football Daily League Fantasy Preview
From the SEC conference the Georgia Bulldogs will meet the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday afternoon. College football draft GM’s can tune to CBS TV on October 3rd from Georgia to follow the results of their roster picks.
The Las Vegas oddsmakers believe that points will be put up in this game as they set the over under total at 55 points. Also worth noting they believe that Georgia could score some points on the Alabama defense because they made the Bulldogs a two point favorite in this game. Very rarely is Alabama an underdog in a game.
Part of the reason the experts believe that Georgia could score on Alabama’s defense was the fact that Mississippi was able to score 43 points on the Tide in week three. That was Alabama’s lone loss of the season. In that game the Crimson Tide shot themselves in the foot with three interceptions and two fumbles for a -5 turnover margin. The Alabama defense did allow 341 yards passing to the Rebels but only 2.9 yards a carry on the ground.
Georgia is 4-0 on the year. Their toughest competition resulted in a 52-20 home victory to South Carolina in week three and a 31-14 road win in week two at Vanderbilt. In their SEC home win against the Gamecocks the Bulldogs threw for 330 yards in the victory.
Alabama Crimson Tide QB:
The Crimson Tide senior quarterback has completed 55% of his passes for 786 yards with eight touchdowns and four picks. In the Ole Miss loss Coker completed 21 of 45 throws for 201yards with three touchdowns and two picks.
Alabama Crimson Tide RB:
Henry is running for 6.3 yards per carry this year. He has run for 422 yards on 67 carries with eight touchdowns. Derrick Henry rushed for 127 yards with a touchdown and 5.5 yards a carry in the loss against Mississippi. Henry had a monster game against Wisconsin rushing for 147 yards on 13 carries and three touchdowns.
The senior running back has rushed 37 times for 215 yards and a touchdown. He had a poor game against Mississippi with 11 carries for 33 yards for 3 yards per rush.
Alabama Crimson Tide TE:
The tight end has caught 13 balls for 183 yards. He had four catches against Ole Miss for 70 yards which averaged 17.5 yards per reception.
Alabama Crimson Tide WR:
Stewart has caught 21 passes for 177 yards with two touchdowns. In the Mississippi game the sophomore receiver caught eight balls for 73 yards and a touchdown.
Georgia Bulldogs QB:
The junior signal caller is completing 76% of his passes for 733 yards with seven touchdowns and no picks. Lambert had a great game in the blowout win against South Carolina hitting on 24 of 25 passes for 330 yards with three touchdowns and no picks.
Georgia Bulldogs RB:
Chubb made a strong impact in his freshman year running for 1547 yards on 219 carries. He averaged 7.1 yards a carry and had 14 touchdowns. In the four games this year Chubb has 71 carries for 599 yards and six touchdowns. Nick Chubb had a great game at Vanderbilt with 189 yards and nearly 10 yards per carry.
Georgia Bulldogs WR:
Senior Malcolm Mitchell has 20 catches for 306 yards and three touchdowns on the year. He is averaging 15.3 yards per catch on the year. In the win against the Gamecocks Mitchell grabbed eight balls for 122 yards with a touchdown.
College Football Weekend Leaders
Daily Fantasy College football is often overlooked in the fantasy world. It typically serves as a Saturday side note to the Fantasy focus of the weekend, the NFL Sunday action. However, by skipping the amateur football contests, you may be missing out on some volatile and exiting Cash Drafts where you can make a lot of money.
Look at this weekends leaders for example. We saw the leading Quarterback score 45.3 fantasy points, the leading wide receiver score 51.9 fantasy points, and the leading receiver score an unreal 65.7 fantasy points. In the NFL these totals would be historic, even record breaking, but in the NCAA, this is the norm. College games are more fast paced and with the constant scoring, there is much more to the fantasy excitement.
The top quarterback of the weekend should be no surprise. Brandon Doughty from Western Kentucky has been consistent in providing fantasy value all season. While he comes at a premium price, he provides fantasy return week after week. Doughty scored his massive point total of 45.3 fantasy points with pure passing, no rushing touchdowns or yards (he actually had -29 rushing yards). Rather he stayed in the pocket and threw 6 touchdowns and 457 passing yards to lead the list of quarterbacks.
The second quarterback on the list scored his points a little differently. Greg Ward Jr. from Houston scored 39 fantasy points, but he did a lot of work with his legs. He scored 6 touchdowns like Doughty, but only 4 of those were passing and he ran in the rest. He only scored 274 passing yards, falling short of the 300 yard fantasy bonus, but matched that with 91 rushing yards, almost enough for the rushing yards fantasy bonus.
Deandre Washington from Texas Tech had a dominating 51.9 fantasy point performance this weekend. He rushed for 188 yards with 4 rushing touchdowns. Once a player exceeds that 100 yard mark and attains that rushing bonus, they get most of their fantasy value from touchdowns. Compare Washington to Leonard Fournette of Louisiana State who ran for 244 yards, but only got 2 touchdowns, and therefore ended the day with 41.1 fantasy points, far less than Washington. The key to maximizing fantasy value in your running back draft picks is to find a back who gets enough attempts to surpass that 100 yards mark yet still gets the red zone attempts. A running back who does all the work down the field, just to hand off the duties in the red zone has little value in a Daily Fantasy CFB contest.
Way above the competition at the receiver position was Josh Doctson of Texas Christian. He scored a total of 65.7 fantasy points this weekend with 267 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns. The next closed on this list was Ed’Marques Batties from Middle Tennessee with 45.5 fantasy points from 2 touchdowns and 175 receiving yards.
The point differential here is key. At the quarterback position, if you swap out Ward for Doughty that only costs your lineup 7 fantasy points while swapping out Doctson for Batties costs your lineup a huge 20 fantasy points. The key to winning Daily Cash Drafts is to spend a little extra money on those positions with high point differentials, and maybe save a little cash at those positions like quarterback where there is a lot of depth to be found.
Miami Hurricanes versus Cincinnati Bearcats College Football Fantasy Preview
College Football Fantasy Draft News 9-29-2015
College football action for Thursday night features the Cincinnati Bearcats at home to face the Miami Hurricanes. College football fantasy draft GM’s can tune to ESPN on October 1st at 7:30PM Eastern Time to track the results of their roster picks.
Miami has a record of 3-0 on the year and will be coming off a bye week. They were in a high scoring game in week three as they defeated the Nebraska Cornhuskers 36-33 in overtime. The Hurricanes are putting up 41 points per game and that is good for 16th best in college football. The other victories for Miami came against Bethune Cookman at home and a road win at Florida Atlantic. This road game at Cincinnati precedes a road contest the following week at Florida St.
Cincinnati is a 2-2 team this year. Their losses came against Temple at home and last week they lose 53-46 at Memphis. In that loss the Bearcats rolled up 752 yards of offense. Turnovers were a factor in the loss as Cincinnati had a -2 margin in defeat. The teams combined for 1000 yards of passing offense so the Hurricanes could be game planning to exploit them.
Cincinnati Bearcats QB:
With the injury to Gunner Kiel it looks as if Moore will get the start in this one. The freshman signal caller has hit on 56% of his throws for 782 yards with five touchdowns and four picks. In the Memphis game last week Moore hit 31 of 53 passes for 557 yards with four touchdowns and two picks.
Cincinnati Bearcats RB:
The Bearcats have distributed carries to many running backs on the season. Green leads the club in carries with 61 on the year for 293 yards with three touchdowns. He is rushing for 4.8 yards a carry.
The senior running back has rushed for 271 yards on the year with a touchdown and 4.8 yards a carry average.
Cincinnati Bearcats WR:
Moore leads the Bearcats with 15 catches for 315 yards with two touchdowns. He is averaging 21 yards per catch. In the game against Memphis Chris Moore caught five balls for 153 yards and a touchdown.
The senior wide receiver has grabbed 19 passes for 290 yards and two touchdowns. Morrison had a monster game at Memphis with nine catches for 162 yards with two touchdowns. He is averaging 15.3 yards per reception on the campaign.
Miami Hurricanes QB:
The sophomore quarterback for the Hurricanes has completed 61% of his throws for 839 yards with five touchdowns and a pick. Kaaya threw for 379 yards in the win against Nebraska and had two touchdowns and a pick. Fantasy football draft managers won’t earn many points from Kaaya on the ground because he has not run much at all.
Miami Hurricanes RB:
The Hurricanes sophomore back has 41 carries for 311 yards with three touchdowns. In the game against Nebraska Yearby had 125 yards rushing with a touchdown and 7.4 yards a carry average.
Walton is just a freshman and has run 34 times for 150 yards and four touchdowns. He ran for just 2.3 yards a carry in the win against Nebraska on ten carries.
Miami Hurricanes WR:
Scott leads the Hurricanes with 18 catches for 273 yards with a touchdown. The senior wide receiver came up big against Nebraska with nine catches for 151 yards which averaged out to 16.8 yards per catch.
This is another senior wide out for the Hurricanes. He has caught 11 balls for 194 yards for 17.6 yards per catch average.
USC Trojans versus Arizona St Sun Devils College Football Real Money Fantasy Picks 9-26-2015
The two PAC 12 South contenders meet when the Arizona St Sun Devils will host the USC Trojans on Saturday night. College football draft managers can tune to ESPN on September 26th at 10:30PM Eastern Time to track the results of their roster drafts.
The Trojans have had recent difficulty facing the Arizona St Sun Devils the past seasons. ASU has piled up the points combining in their past two meetings 100 points. Two seasons ago it was Arizona St winning 62-41 at home and last year it was 38-34 at the Coliseum in Los Angeles.
USC enters play off their first loss of the season as they dropped a 41-31 decision at home to Stanford. It was a bad defensive night for the Trojans as they surrendered 474 yards of offense to a Stanford team that appeared to be trending downward. USC failed to get off the field on third down by allowing 8 of 12 conversions. Turnovers were not a problem because USC committed none. The Trojans offense moved the football for 427 yards and even gained 5.5 yards per carry. USC had played a soft schedule leading up to the Stanford game having met Idaho and Arkansas St at home to begin the season.
Arizona St is also a 2-1 team as they take the field at home. Their lone loss came in week one on a neutral field as they are defeated by Texas A&M 38-17. The Aggies have been the best offense up to now that the Sun Devils faced. It was close for three quarters with ASU down just 17-14 after three quarters. But then Texas A&M scored 21 points in the fourth quarter to win convincingly. Their run game struggled against the Aggies with just 2.2 yards a carry. Third down conversions were brutally bad as well as Arizona St converts just 5 of 18 in defeat.
USC Trojans Quarterback:
Senior quarterback Cody Kessler is having a good season for the Trojans hitting on 78% of his throws for 922 yards with ten touchdowns and no picks. In the loss to Stanford Kessler completed 25 of 32 throws for 272 yards with three touchdowns.
USC Trojans RB:
Madden leads the Trojans this year in carries with 28 rushing attempts for 206 yards and four touchdowns. Against Stanford last week he had nine attempts for 64 yards and a touchdown. Madden is averaging 7.4 yards a run this year.
USC Trojans WR:
The sophomore wide receiver leads the Trojans unit by far with 22 catches for 434 yards with four touchdowns. In the Stanford game Smith-Schuster caught eight balls for 153 yards with a touchdown. On the year he is averaging 19.7 yards per reception.
He is second on the club with five receptions for 98 yards and a touchdown. That is a huge drop off from the team leader to the second in line. Whitney is averaging a very good 19.8 yards per catch and had two grabs for 32 yards last week versus Stanford.
Arizona St Sun Devils QB:
The Sun Devils signal caller is completing 62% of his throws for 799 yards with seven touchdowns and one pick. In the Texas A&M game Bercovici threw for 199 yards with a touchdown.
Arizona St Sun Devils RB:
Richard leads his team in carries with 56 rushing attempts for 298 yards and two touchdowns. In week one the sophomore running back had 16 carries for 73 yards on the Texas A&M defense. He was busy out of the backfield catching four balls for 27 yards.
Arizona St Sun Devils WR:
Lucien leads the ASU wide outs with 13 catches for 147 yards. He has yet to find the end zone after three games. He had only two catches against Texas A&M for 25 yards.
A senior wide out Chambers has five catches for 93 yards. He had just one catch for nine yards against Texas A&M. Chambers has had just one reception in each of the first three games.
College Football Daily League Fantasy Tips
QB: Cody Kessler (USC)
RB: Demario Richard (Arizona St), Tre Madden (USC)
WR: Juju Smith-Schuster (USC), Devin Lucien (Arizona St)
Boise St Broncos versus Virginia Cavaliers
College Football Daily Fantasy Picks 9-25-2015
The Boise St Broncos are on the road in out of conference play to meet the Virginia Cavaliers on Friday night college football. Fantasy college football draft GM’s can tune to ESPN TV on September 25th at 8PM Eastern Time to follow the results of their roster picks.
Boise St makes the road trip east to Virginia with a record of 2-1. In week one the Broncos had a defensive struggle against the Washington Huskies winning just 16-13 as they were held scoreless in the second half. In week two the Broncos travelled to BYU and coughed up a fourth quarter lead in a 35-24 road defeat. Last week they crushed an FCS school Idaho St. Bad news for the Broncos as they are without starting quarterback Ryan Finley who is out for two months with a broken ankle. The Broncos have put up some pedestrian offensive numbers this year ranking mid-pack in most categories. On defense the Broncos are 21st in yards allowed by allowing 286 yards a game.
Virginia Cavaliers are 1-2 on the campaign with a head coach on a hot seat. They opened up the year with a 34-16 road defeat at UCLA then in week two lost to Notre Dame at home by the score of 34-27. Last week the team struggled past FCS school William & Mary 35-29. Virginia has not been good on both ends of the ball. They are 90th in total offense by averaging 375 yards a game and struggling running the football. On defense the Cavaliers rank 102nd in yards allowed by giving up 102 yards per game and doing poorly against both the run and pass.
Boise St Broncos QB:
With the injury to Finley the Broncos will go with a two quarterback system. In relief last week Rypien completed 8 of 9 throws for 126 yards. He had a long throw of 46 yards. Rypien is a freshman quarterback.
A sophomore Stuart saw action last week against Idaho St and completed 9 of 13 throws for 69 yards with a touchdown. He took three sacks against his FCS opponent.
Boise St Broncos RB:
The sophomore running back has seen the bulk of the carries this year with 54 rushing attempts for 204 yards with seven touchdowns. He has scored two touchdowns or greater in each of his three games this year. In the passing game McNichols has caught eight passes for 73 yards and a touchdown.
The backup has seen 12 carries and has rushed for 106 yards with a touchdown. Demas has a long run of 47 yards on the year.
Boise St Broncos WR:
The Broncos wide out had his best game in week two against Boise St where he caught 11 balls for 107 yards with a long gain of 23 yards. On the year he has grabbed 18 passes for 173 yards.
The junior wide out had his best game last week against Idaho St where he caught seven passes for 99 yards. A troubling stat is he didn’t produce much against FBS schools Washington and at BYU.
Virginia Cavaliers QB:
A junior quarterback Johns has completed 66% of his throws for 790 yards with six touchdowns and three picks. He played well at home to Notre Dame in week two as he threw for 289 yards on 26 of 38 completions with two touchdowns.
Virginia Cavaliers RB:
Mizzell leads the Cavs in carries with 39 attempts for 155 yards. He is averaging just 4.0 yards per carry and hasn’t found the end zone yet. In three seasons the running back has just three touchdowns rushing. He has caught 17 passes for 233 yards and two touchdowns.
Virginia Cavaliers RB:
A senior wide receiver Severin has 19 catches for 264 yards with a touchdown. Against Notre Dame Severin grabbed 11 balls for 153 yards.
Johnson has three receptions for 59 yards and a touchdown. Against Notre Dame he had a touchdown catch for 42 yards.
College Football Best Fantasy Picks
QB: Matt Johns (Virginia)
RB: Jeremy McNichols (Boise St), Taquan Mizzell (Virginia)
WR: Canaan Severin (Virginia), Shane Williams-Rhodes (Boise St)
UCLA Bruins versus Arizona Wildcats College Football Fantasy Preview
A PAC 12 conference contest is scheduled in prime time as the Arizona Wildcats will welcome into town the UCLA Bruins on Saturday night. Fantasy football draft GM’s can tune to ABC at 8PM Eastern Time on September 26th to track the results of their roster picks.
The matchup in the 2014 season saw UCLA defeat Arizona by the score of 17-7. Arizona dominated the line of scrimmage in the win as they gained 460 offensive yards while limiting the Wildcats to just 255 yards. UCLA ran for 271 yards while the Wildcats rushed for just 80 yards.
UCLA is 3-0 on the campaign and needed a fourth quarter comeback last week to beat the BYU Cougars last week at home 24-23. The Bruins have run the ball effectively ranking 22nd best by piling up 240 yards on the ground per game. They have gained 477 yards per game good for 34th best from college football. Defensively the Bruins are 16th best in scoring defense by allowing 14 points a game. They suffered a huge blow as their best defensive player Myles Jack has been listed as out for the year with a knee injury.
The Arizona Wildcats are 3-0 and have not played very difficult opponents thus far in the season. They have home wins to Texas San Antonio and Northern Arizona with a road win at Nevada. On defense facing three weak opponents the Bruins have allowed 254 passing yards per game ranking 94th in the nation.
UCLA Bruins QB:
The freshman quarterback is hitting on 61% of his throws with five touchdowns and four picks. Rosen has digressed badly since his week one good outing. Last week against BYU Josh Rosen hit on just 11 of 23 passes for 106 yards with a touchdown and three picks. Rosen does not handle pressure very well thus far in his young career.
UCLA Bruins RB:
The NFL prospect at running back for the Bruins has rushed 58 times for 429 yards and three touchdowns. He is averaging 7.4 yards a carry on the year. Against a good defense in BYU Perkins had a great game running for 219 yards on 26 carries with a touchdown and 8.4 yards a carry.
UCLA Bruins WR:
The senior wide receiver has 12 catches for 183 yards and two touchdowns. Last week he had four grabs for 59 yards and a touchdown.
In the 2015 campaign Duarte has caught eight passes for 108 yards with a touchdown. He was a big play receiver in 2014 as he caught 28 passes for 540 yards with four touchdowns. That averaged into 19.3 yards per catch.
Arizona Wildcats QB:
Sophomore quarterback Anu Solomon has completed 68% of his throws for 778 yards with ten touchdowns and no picks. These numbers were not put up against good competition.
Arizona Wildcats RB:
The Wildcats featured back has been a workhorse this year with 434 yards rushing on 62 carries and five touchdowns. He has a long carry of 43 yards.
Arizona Wildcats WR:
The senior wide receiver leads the Wildcats with 14 catches for 203 yards and three touchdowns. He had eight receptions against FCS school Northern Arizona last week.
Jones has grabbed 11 passes for 172 yards and a touchdown. The junior shined on the road at Nevada where he caught six passes for 103 yards for 17.2 yards per catch. In 2014 he caught 73 balls for 1019 yards and nine touchdowns and had a very good 14 yards per catch average.
College Football Fantasy Draft News 9-23-2015
Utah Utes versus Oregon Ducks College Football Real Money League Fantasy Preview
A good one is scheduled from the PAC 12 conference on Saturday September 26th from college football as the Oregon Ducks will host the Utah Utes. Fantasy football draft GM’s can tune to FOX at 8:30PM Eastern Time to track the scoring results of their roster picks.
These two PAC 12 foes met last year with Oregon posting a 51-27 road victory. In the win the Ducks had balance offensively as they ran for 269 yards and threw for 239 for a total of 508 gained on the Utes defense. Utah was one of the better defenses from the PAC 12 last year as they were very competitive against their opponents and seldom got blown out.
Utah is a perfect 3-0 on the year. They have a notable home win to Michigan in week one. This is their second road game of the year. Last week the Utes were at Fresno St and won 45-24. It was not a clean game for the Utes as they lost three turnovers and didn’t get much yardage from their passing game. Defensively they allowed 241 yards to the Bulldogs offense with three touchdown passes.
Oregon is 2-1 with their loss coming on the road in week two at Michigan St losing 31-28. Their home wins this year have come against weak opponents in Georgia St and Eastern Washington. In the Ducks loss at the Spartans the team struggled on third down converting 4 of 13 tries. The Oregon run game did not perform rushing for 123 yards on 43 carries for less than three yards per carry.
Oregon Ducks QB:
Vernon Adams Jr
The senior sat out the Georgia St game to get ready for this PAC 12 tilt against the Utes. In the loss to Michigan St Adams Jr. threw for 309 yards with a touchdown but two picks. He had only six rushing yards on his 14 carries in the game.
Oregon Ducks RB:
Freeman is getting the bulk of the work at running back. The sophomore has 55 carries for 373 yards and five touchdowns. Against Michigan St the toughest opponent thus far the ball carrier had 92 yards rushing on 24 carries and a touchdown but only 3.8 yards per rush.
Oregon Ducks WR:
A junior wide receiver Addison leads the team by far with 13 catches for 185 yards with a touchdown. He shined in the Michigan St game grabbing seven balls for 138 yards with a long gain of 30 yards.
Utah Utes QB:
Thompson a senior has been forced into action due to the injury to Travis Wilson. At Fresno St last week Thompson completed 19 of 25 throws for 159 yards with a touchdown and pick.
Utah Utes RB:
The senior running back for the Utes has 345 yards rushing on 84 carries and four touchdowns. At Fresno St last week Booker had 156 yards rushing on 31 carries and two rushing touchdowns. Booker is a workhorse with 31 carries in back to back games. Devontae Booker is a fantasy football draft managers dream as not only does he get tons of carries but he co-leads the team in receptions with 14 catches for 126 yards.
Utah Utes WR:
It is a freshman wide out who leads this unit in catches with 14 on the year for 127 yards. Covey had just three catches in his first road game of his college career last week for eight yards. He caught five balls against Michigan in week one with a long gain of 20 yards.
College Football Weekend Recap
If you take the top performers at each position from Saturdays College Football games you get the following lineup.
QB: Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma): 50.4 points
RB: Jalen Richard (Southern Mississippi): 51.7 points
RB: Leonard Fournette (Louisiana State): 45.7 points
RB: C.J. Prosise (Notre Dame): 42.3 points
WR: Roger Lewis (Bowling Green): 54.1 points
WR: Trent Sherfield (Vanderbilt): 49 points
WR: Daniel Braverman (Western Michigan): 45.7 points
WR: Aaron Burbridge (Michigan State): 44.6 points
TE: Ben McCord (Central Michigan): 33.7 points
This totals up to 416.9 points. If you happened to enter a CFB Daily Fantasy tournament this weekend look at what the winner of that tournament scored, it definitely wasn’t within 100 points of this value and probably more in the range of 200 less than this point total.
This tells you a couple things. If you did happen to enter even 6 or 7 of these players in a Cash Draft this weekend, you are probably a very rich person right now. But it also tells you that with the volatility that is related to sports, experts can make their best estimates of what each player will do, but nobody can really predict the future.
The number of possible lineups that can possibly be made with the pool of active college players (521 receivers, 179 quarterbacks, 358 running backs, and 129 tight ends) is 1.48 x 1020 meaning that your chances of choosing that lineup are .00000000000000000068%. The odds are greater with other sports since there is a smaller player pool but the general idea applies to all DFS contests.
But this should not be viewed as a negative aspect, this means that there is always a better lineup you can enter. The lineup that won $1,000,000 dollars in DFS College Football this weekend was still inferior to this optimal lineup as well as thousands of other lineup combinations of these players with other college football performers.
There were several other quarterbacks who could have been substituted in for similar fantasy value. Trevor Boykin from Texas Christian threw for 454 passing yards and throwing 5 passing touchdowns and running one in himself. This totaled 46.2 fantasy points. Matt Johnson from Bowling Green threw 443 passing yards for 5 touchdowns, also running one in himself, for 42.72 fantasy points.
Texas A&M Aggies versus Arkansas Razorbacks College Football Fantasy Preview
From SEC conference action the Arkansas Razorbacks will face the Texas A&M Aggies from college football. Fantasy football draft GM’s can tune to ESPN TV at 7PM Eastern Time to track the results of their one day league roster. This game will be played on a neutral field in AT&T Stadium the home of the Dallas Cowboys.
These teams meet every year in conference action and these meetings have been played in the Dallas area as well. Last year the Aggies posted the 35-28 overtime victory. Arkansas ran the ball effectively with 285 yards on the ground while the Aggies threw for 386 yards. In their past four meetings the Aggies have scored no fewer than 35 points.
This will be the first conference game for both teams. Texas A&M had one major test as they defeated Arizona St 38-17 on a neutral field. The surprise this season has been the play of their defense. The club is allowing 22.3 points per game ranking in the upper half of college football.
Arkansas has a losing record after three games with a mark of 1-2. The sad news is they have been the home team for all three games. They have lost their past two straight losing at home to Toledo 16-12 two weeks ago and last week it was a 35-25 defeat at home to Texas Tech. The Razorbacks are averaging 28 points per game ranking 82nd in all of college football. They are giving up 232 yards passing on defense which is 78th in the nation.
Texas A&M Aggies QB:
The sophomore signal caller is hitting on 61% of his throws for 594 yards with nine touchdowns and two picks. Last week in their home win to Nevada Allen hit on 18 of 31 throws for 270 yards with four touchdowns and one pick. He ran ten times for 55 yards and a touchdown. Allen has two rushing touchdowns on the campaign.
Texas A&M Aggies RB:
Carson leads the team by far with 61 carries for 292 yards and two touchdowns. He is rushing for 4.8 yards a carry. Against the Aggies toughest opponent the senior running back averaged 3.3 yards a carry on his 29 rushing attempts which averaged out to just 3.3 yards a carry on the Sun Devil defense.
Texas A&M Aggies WR:
The freshman wide receiver leads Texas A&M unit by margin with 16 catches in 2015 for 269 yards and two touchdowns. He had a great game in the Aggies step up contest against Arizona St with six receptions for 106 yards with a 66 yard touchdown catch.
Reynolds had a great game against Nevada last week catching three balls for 55 yards with two touchdowns.
Arkansas Razorbacks QB:
The Razorbacks senior quarterback has hit on 67% of his passes for 916 yards with six touchdowns and two picks. In the loss to Texas Tech last week Allen completed 16 of 21 throws for 196 yards with two touchdowns and one pick.
Arkansas Razorbacks RB:
Collins has 60 carries for 351 yards on the 2015 campaign with three touchdowns. He is averaging 5.9 yards per carry with three touchdowns and a long run of 70 yards. The junior running back was used heavily in the loss to Texas Tech with 28 carries for 170 yards with a touchdown. Collins averaged 6.1 yards a carry last week with a long run of 26 yards.
Arkansas Razorbacks WR:
The leading wide receiver for the Razorbacks after the first two weeks of the season missed the Texas Tech game due to injury and is out on Saturday against Texas A&M.