Complete Week Five Player Rankings & Projections l More Sit & Starts
Normally when a wide receiver's #1 quarterback is a little banged up it's not the optimal time to start that wide receiver. However not all receivers are like Mohamed Sanu.
Week Five Wide Receiver/TE Starts: Ryan Broyles (16), Conner Vernon (19), Daymond Patterson (4), Nick Provo (2), Damaris Johnson (12), Greg Salas (25), Lester Jean (5)
Grade: B-. 12 point average isn't horrible, but recommending Jean and Provo was.
Week Five Wide Receiver/TE Sits: Randall Cobb (13), Darvin Adams (5), Jarrett Boykin (1), James Cleveland (7), Antavious Wilson (24), Kamar Jorden (6)
Grade: B-. Nine points per player isn't a bad Sit Average.
1. Mohamed Sanu, Rutgers vs. Tulane
Tom Savage is a little beat up, thus it seems reasonable to expect Sanu to see a bunch of snaps at quarterback. A big game is on the horizon.
2. A.J. Green, Georgia at Colorado
I have no idea what will happen in this game, but I do know that Green is chomping at the bit to get out there and make up for lost time. The Buffs are not good against the pass.
3. Chad Bumphis, Mississippi State vs. Alcorn State
Bumphis is not seeing the looks/targets/catches of other top receivers, so he needs to make them count. He'll find paydirt against Alcorn.
4. DeVier Posey, Ohio State at Illinois
Terrelle Pryor went nuts against EMU last week, and Posey had very little impact. He'll get his and then some in the Big Ten opener.
5. Lance Kendricks, Wisconsin at Michigan State
The Spartans can only pay so much attention to John Clay. Kendricks is a matchup nightmare, especially with the returns of Gilreath and Toon.
1. Greg Salas, Hawaii vs. Louisiana Tech
Last week finally saw Salas find the endzone. He's been a pass-catching machine (nearly 8 per game) and Louisiana Tech is among the nation's worst defenses...even when they're not traveling to the Island.
2. Titus Young, Boise State at New Mexico State
Titus has been on a roll over the last couple of weeks, and New Mexico State flat out stinks. I mean stinks.
3. Juan Nunez, Western Michigan vs. Wyoming
Coming off 13 receptions two weeks ago, Nunez and the Bronco offense is humming. Wyoming has had a hard time stopping anyone.
4. Aldrick Robinson, SMU at Rice
SMU has played a tough slate of games to open the season, and Robinson has gone for 16-273-4. Now he and his Mustang friends travel to Rice to face the nation's 101st ranked defense against the pass.
Sit Em! Quarterbacks
1. Michael Smith, UConn vs. Vanderbilt
This game will be a run-first and run-second contest. Vandy is decent against the pass, but I'll admit Cody Endres does worry me a bit.
2. Theo Riddick, Notre Dame at Boston College
Riddick has been very impressive in losses to Michigan State and Stanford. He'll be slowed a bit this week in what could be a monsoon.
3. Julio Jones, Alabama vs. Florida
Just banking on what have traditionally been Jones' numbers: about five catches for 70 yards.
1. Dwayne Harris, ECU at North Carolina
The Tar Heels are 4th nationally against the pass; they'll know where Harris is lining up on every play.
2. Greg Ellingson, FIU at Pitt
Pitt rolls bigtime in this one. Their defense is much, much better than the numbers state.
3. Donald Scott, EMU vs. Ohio
Don't be fooled by his touchdowns over the last two weeks. He simply doesn't catch enough passes to maintain this production.