Complete Week Three Player Rankings & Projections l More Sit & Starts
To many Week Three may not have the great buildup that accompanied last weekend's tilts, however as always, there is more than enough out there to wet the beaks of owners. And the fantasy matchup of the week takes place at Oklahoma State, where the Cowboys welcome the Golden Hurricane in a game where the winner may be the first to 50. But that's not the only one to watch.
Kevin Riley vs. Colin Kaepernick will be an outstanding Friday night appetizer, Nebraska at Washington a fine entree and Iowa at Arizona a tasty dessert.
No four-letter network is going to tell me when I can deem a week a big deal!
Last week's Quarterback Starts (points in parenthesis):
Dan Persa (29), Robert Griffin (37), Jake Locker (37), Zach Collaros (26), Jeremiah Masoli (24), Kyle Padron (24), Zac Dysert (15), Logan Kilgore (DNP), Ryan Radcliff (6)
Grade: Lots of good ones, but the misses (Kilgore and Radcliff) are horrific. B-
Last Week's Quarterback Sits:
Sean Renfree (32), Aaron Murray (6), Garrett Gilbert (16), Cameron Newton (25), David Isabelle (12), Bryant Moniz (30), Jeff Van Camp (13)
Grade: Three guys over 25 points is not good D-
Brandon Weeden, Oklahoma State vs. Tulsa
Weeden was a bit uninspiring in the win over Troy, tossing two picks. The Golden Hurricane (107th in scoring defense) will get him right.
Darron Thomas, Oregon vs. Portland State
The Ducks have been dynamite while Thomas has been good. It's his turn to break out.
Kevin Riley, Cal at Nevada
Riley has thrown seven touchdowns through two games. Nevada is 70th in total defense, and they haven't faced a team in Cal's stratosphere yet.
Ben Chappell, Indiana vs. Western Kentucky
Going back to Chappell...what is my fascination with the Indiana offense?
G.J. Kinne, Tulsa at Oklahoma State
Tulsa is going to head to Stillwater believing they can outscore the Cowboys. I think they're right. Kinne, the former Longhorn, will be ready for the Saturday night lights.
Bryant Moniz, Hawaii at Colorado
I'm a believer now. After two impressive starts which included a trip to West Point, Moniz and his friends head back towards their time zone to face a team that's been weak against the pass. A Warrior win and Coach Hawkins may be packing his bags.
Alex Carder, Western Michigan vs. Toledo
Carder is winging it all over the place, and he looks good doing it. Seven touchdown tosses in two games, and he gets to face the nation's 107th ranked team in Pass Efficiency D (and yes, I know Toledo played Zona).
Ryan Colburn, Fresno State at Utah State
Colburn was a stud in the opener against Cincy (234 and four) and he'll look to continue this against Utah State after a bye in Week Two.
Sit Em! Quarterbacks
Nick Foles, Arizona vs. Iowa
Foles has looked great against Toledo and The Citadel. Iowa DC Norm Parker will make those crossing routes underneath a little tougher.
Robert Griffin, Baylor at TCU
I've ridden Griffin in my big league to date, however RG3 will take a break this week. The Horned Frogs defense has again set up shop in the Top Ten of overall rankings.
Taylor Martinez, Nebraska at Washington
Sure, there will likely be about 15,000 Husker fans in Seattle. However this game will be lower-scoring than expected, and the Huskies will make this impressive youngster throw it to win.
Matt Barkley, USC at Minnesota
I know that Minnesota stinks. However I don't think the Trojans are a bunch of world-beaters, either. USC wins an ugly one on the ground.
Colin Kaepernick, Nevada vs. Cal
The Wolfpack welcomes the Bears to town for a Friday night fiesta, and I think I'm among the very few that thinks Cal could be in for really big things this season. Kaepernick will struggle to make plays.
Case Keenum, Houston at UCLA
I know the odds of most owners sitting Keenum are not good. However this game has bad news written all over it. He got his bell rung on Friday night, and he's facing a UCLA team that is backed into a corner. Do the Neuheisels come out fighting or sit back and strum the guitar? I'm betting there's still a little fight in Westwood.
Brian Anderson, Marshall at Bowling Green
I just told you to sit Kaepernick and Keenum. Can't I throw out a Brian Anderson?