Complete Week 13 Player Rankings & Projections l More Sit & Starts
While the rest of the country is focused on eating, boozing, giving thanks and getting to Best Buy at 4:00 a.m. Friday, those college fantasy owners still swimming in the playoff pond are a nervous wreck. After all now is the time to take that final step, win that gaudy trophy and pick up a few bucks.
Go get em Tiger.
Last Week's Running Back Starts: Kendall Hunter (12), Montee Ball (42), DeMarco Murray (30), Montel Harris (17), Bobby Rainey (40), Lance Dunbar (19), Chad Spann (26), Tim Cornett (13)
Grade: A. All double digits, with only Hunter really failing to meet expectations.
Last Week's Running Back Sits: Jay Finley (8), Cyrus Gray (20), Tauren Poole (17), Doug Martin (15), Robbie Rouse (7), Jared Hassin (2)
Grade: C-. While no one exploded, many of last week's sits would have been solid starting options.
Start Em! Running Backs
1. Daniel Thomas, Kansas State at North Texas
Now these are the tough road trips that Bill Snyder has in mind. You can tune in to ESPN3 to watch this epic battle. Hey coach, GIVE IT TO DANIEL THOMAS!
2. Daniel Herron, Ohio State vs. Michigan
Herron has become a touchdown glutton this season, and the Wolverine defense is an all-you-can-eat buffet.
3. DeMarco Murray, Oklahoma at Oklahoma State
DeMarco in primetime, against OSU for the final time. Big numbers on the horizon.
1. Chad Spann, Northern Illinois vs. Eastern Michigan
Our #1 back this week gets to take on an improved Eagles squad, but one that is still pretty damn lousy. Two Spann scores and he's got 20 on the campaign.
2. Bobby Rainey, WKU at Troy
Rainey is only averaging about 38 carries the last three weeks, and Troy boasts the 107th-ranked defense.
3. Sam McGuffie, Rice vs. UAB
McGuffie is averaging about 22 touches the last three weeks. He's proven that's all he needs.
Sit Em! Running Backs
1. Rodney Stewart, Colorado at Nebraska
The Huskers held Cyrus Gray out of the end zone, and they'll do it against the top Buffalo back.
2. Isaiah Pead, Cincinnati at Connecticut
31-213-4 last week for Pead. He hasn't been the most consistent back this season, so don't look for anything close to a repeat.
3. Cameron Marshall, Arizona State vs. UCLA
Don't play anyone in this pending snoozefest.
I've scoured the top-50, looking for anyone whom you may want to sit, and no one jumps out. It seems like every non-BCS back is going up against a lousy defense. Play em if you got em. And have a wonderful Thanksgiving!