If you're reading this then you're still alive. Or you are at work and you have nothing better to do. Either way you're well aware that we're pushing towards mid-November, which means it's playoff time.
Time to arrive late for that dinner date because the 3:30 game has run long. Time to save money on that bottle of Cristal, hair gel and Drakkar Noir, because who needs that discotheque when you're playing Jimmy Clausen at Heinz Field on Saturday night?
Of course I'm still a factor in my long-standing leagues; after all I am a college fantasy football guru, a man to be feared and respected. And I've drafted and molded my teams with championships resulting and now I'm coming to you as an expert. So yes, I am the anti-Matt Millen.
It's time to start em and sit em. It's playoff time boys and girls!
Tyrod Taylor , Virginia Tech at Maryland
While I'm sure he'd be on-time to pick a friend up from the airport, Tyrod Taylor is far from reliable when it comes to a fantasy perspective. Thankfully, the Maryland defense can be relied upon to give up a whole bunch of yards.
Those that partake in a little ACC fantasy fun should seriously give the Hokie signal caller a shot, as Va. Tech is about to break out...well, as much as Beamer's boys can break out.
Daryll Clark , Penn State vs. Indiana
Senior day in Happy Valley, and the Lions welcome the 98th ranked defense to town. The Hoosiers are an equal opportunity defense; they're lousy against the pass and the run. And Clark will post very nice numbers in his final contest before the blue and white faithful.
Kellen Moore , Boise State vs. Idaho
Since the season opener against Oregon we've seen Moore emerge as one of the nation's most consistent quarterbacks, essentially a lock for three scores each week. And this week he welcomes Idaho, the nation's 97th ranked defense, a unit that's 104th against the pass.
This one will get ugly and remain ugly, as the system seems to dictate that the Broncos earn some style points.
Did you know that Bill Fagerbakke, assistant coach "Dauber" Dybinski from Coach, is a graduate of The University of Idaho? Well there you go.
Jacory Harris , Miami at North Carolina
Harris takes on the Tar Heels, a squad that ranks both 5th against the pass and in total defense. Having won their last two it would appear that UNC is coming into its own. And Harris has thrown five picks in his last three games.
Tim Tebow , Florida at South Carolina
Call me crazy, but I think that Florida is about to stroll into a roundhouse right, compliments of a Ball Coach. The Gamecocks are coming off two road losses, but they still have a top-20 defensive unit. It's time for a signature performance.
Many owners have likely abandoned Tebow Almighty during the season, only to reconsider him now during money time. And this is not a bad idea...play him next week.
Jonathan Crompton , Tennessee at Ole Miss
Crompton's eye-popping 49-point fantasy performance against Memphis last week is hard to overlook. But I'll do it anyway.
The Vol signal caller has exceeded all expectations this season, accounting for 22 scores with three games remaining on the slate. However Ole Miss will be ready for this offense, and this one has the makings of a defensive affair.
Seth Smith , New Mexico State at Hawaii
Prior to running into a Buckeye buzzsaw a couple of weeks week, Smith had been on a nice little roll. He's seen a whole bunch of carries this season (168) and gained a nice bit of yards (714). However he's only scored one time.
Thankfully the Hawaii defense will be willing to let Smith toss the ball to the refs on a couple occasions. They rank 108th nationally against the run, a spot behind New Mexico State. For Smith it'll be just like running in practice.
Jared Tew , Air Force vs. UNLV
UNLV's run defense is even worse than New Mexico State's and Hawaii's. And this week they travel to take on the Air Force Academy.
Jared Tew averages about 20 carries each week, and he's scored six times on the season. This equates to 120-2 against the (Can't Stop the) Running Rebels.
John Clay , Wisconsin vs. Michigan
The Wolverines have done a fine job of bringing Big Ten runners back into the fantasy discussion. Owners had given up on Mikel LeShoure before he blew up against Michigan two weeks ago. Purdue's Ralph Bolden had only scored once in his previous seven outings before he and his friends traveled to Ann Arbor, but the fellas in winged helmets were kind enough to let him score thrice.
John Clay's season doesn't need any reviving. The Badger back has scored 11 times on the season, with four in the last two weeks.
Vince Murray , Navy vs. Delaware
He's on a roll, and while the Delaware defense isn't horrible, it also isn't Wake Forest or Notre Dame, two teams that have seen Murray run wild against them.
Anthony Dixon , Mississippi State vs. Alabama
Mississippi State is playing Alabama. The Crimson Tide.
Toby Gerhart , Stanford at USC
Remember a couple of years ago when Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh was making plans for Pete Carroll to leave USC for another job? Pete Carroll probably remembers, too.
Stanford was fortunate to get the Oregon Ducks the week following an exhilarating win. And now USC welcomes Harbaugh's boys after they upset the aforementioned Ducks. Letdowns are sometimes too easy to predict.
The Trojans will be ready, and both Andrew Luck and Toby Gerhart are going to find it hard to breathe.
Eddie Wide , Utah at TCU
TCU is 7th against the rush, and they welcome a Ute offense that prefers to compile their yards by keeping the ball out of the air.
This game will be a low-scoring, bruising affair; and this doesn't spell fantasy success.
Wide Receivers & Tight Ends
James Rodgers , Oregon State vs. Washington
Start anyone with the last name Rodgers in this one. Does Buck have any eligibility?
The Huskies rank 111th against the pass, and they'll have to dedicate considerable resources while trying to stop Jacquizz. Look for James to break free on a few occasions.
Greg Childs , Arkansas vs. Troy
Troy stinks against the pass. Arkansas can wing it against anybody. Look for Childs to have a huge night as Ryan Mallett will blow up this defense.
Luke Ashworth , BYU at New Mexico
We LOVE every BYU Cougar this week, but we're especially enamored with the passing attack. Mike Locksley's boys won't have any fight in them, not even a puncher's chance.
Joe Halahuni (TE) , Oregon State vs. Washington
Halahuni is a tight end that we absolutely love this week. He's caught more than 100 yards of passes in two of his last three weeks, thus he's now a fantasy tight end superstar.
Dezmon Briscoe , Kansas vs. Nebraska
Not going to say that things aren't going well in Kansas, but it may be time for Bill Self to send his basketball team over to give the football players a little kick in the tail.
Reesing isn't the same, and this doesn't bode well for the Briscoe Kid.
Arrelious Benn , Illinois vs. Northwestern
He caught his touchdown last week. Consider a Benn touchdown reception like winning a radio contest: it can only happen once every ninety days.
DeVier Posey , Ohio State vs. Iowa
Posey has been on a nice run of late, though this battle doesn't look like one that will be waged through the air.
This Iowa trip to Columbus has the makings of a Hayden Fry and Earle Bruce special. Look for a knock-down, drag-out football contest. It's one that would make this Sloopy fan, the late, great Neutron Man, proud.
Go Get Em Kids!