Wow, week 10. A week with plenty of importance in fantasy circles as regular season titles are won, hearts are broken, playoffs are set and it can be defined as a make or break week. For you to take advantage of this with a little bit of notice, here is a quick look ahead.
A rivalry for the ages, Georgia vs. New Mexico State
In an oddly-timed game for the first weekend in November, the Dawgs get a cookie as the Aggies travel cross country for the matchup. Not only is the Georgia defense a sneaky play, but so is the entire offense including Aaron Murray, Isaiah Crowell, Malcolm Mitchell and Orson Charles.
How many can Case Keenum hang on UAB?
This is one of those weeks where you love owning Case Keenum, but then you don’t. The Cougars, who are on the outside looking in at a BCS berth, may look to run up the score against the hapless Blazers who have now lost their starting quarterback for the season and are playing without star back Pat Shed. The Cougars should hang 50+, it is just a question of how long Keenum is left in to pad his record-breaking stats.
Anything Keenum can do Kellen Moore can do better?
That may be the case as Boise State is in a similar position as Houston in that they may need to run up the score against their opponent, UNLV, to continue to impress the voters and computers. With that in mind, expect Moore to continue to dominate the weaker competition, find his playmakers like Tyler Shoemaker, and watch for Doug Martin to have a 150+ yard/2 or 3 TD day.
Start your Red Wolves all of your Red Wolves
If you polled 10 college football fans and asked them who the Red Wolves were, maybe two would know Arkansas State, a team that travels to face winless (of this writing) Florida Atlantic. Ryan Aplin is already a must-start because of his dual threat ability. But in a week where they face a team searching for answers, receivers Dwayne Frampton and Josh Jarboe can be considered solid options as well.
Other solid matchups to exploit:
Darius Reynolds, Iowa State WR vs. Kansas
Javonti Greene, Eastern Michigan RB vs. Ball State
Morgan Williams, Toledo RB vs. Western Michigan
Tino Sunseri, Pitt QB vs. Cincinnati
And that is it right? Nothing else going on at 8pm?
Oh yeh, that little battle between #1 and #2, a true classic. Get your excuses out of why you need to stay home and not go to the movies or out to dinner or anything. For fantasy purposes it is tricky, as both defenses are amazing. Both of those units are startable because they can score just as easily as their respective offenses.
Of the offensive players, the only must-start is Trent Richardson of Alabama. Outside of T-Rich, the next best option may be Rueben Randle, but that is a stretch. Rather then get bogged down in the fantasy game, sit back and enjoy, should be a classic.