We continue to roll out, update, tweak, edit and revisit our projections and previews prior to your fantasy draft. And while doing so we're going to occasionally take a more-detailed look at some of the nation's more intriguing stars for 2012.
The players featured over the next month or so may not be the top player at their respective positions, but they'll be ones that caused the most discussion around our roundtable or appear poised for a breakout or letdown campaign.
Breakdowns of college football's top offensive stars can of course be found in the CFFInsider.com 2012 Draft Kit.
2012 Position Rank: How does Sims stack up in PPR leagues?
2012 Draft Kit Preview:
A once-crowded Cougar backfield and really thinned out, and Charles Sims is the last man standing. A true dual-threat back, Sims has averaged 121 carries and 60 receptions in his two years of action. And he makes the most of these touches, having scored 23 times during this period. Note that Sims' numbers have come in the 2009 and 2011 campaigns as eligibility issues cost him his entire 2010. In some ways, his willingness to stick it out and bounce back in the fashion he has makes him an even more impressive talent. So, we've got a talented, experienced and productive back who is the only real threat in an offense that has been an offensive machine, and his new RB coach Travis Bush loves him. This all bodes well for a huge 2012.
Sims becomes even more valuable in those PPR leagues, and in these leagues a case can be made that he's the top back in the country. Make sure to insert your scoring system as the rankings will adjust accordingly.
He's simply a do-it-all, tough-as-nails, insert-your-own-damn-hyphens kind of back. And go ahead and look at their schedule. When UCLA is the defensive powerhouse on your slate then things are going to be good, real good.
Sims will be the focal point of an offense that is still going to spread 'em out and look to wing it like madmen. Look for about 6 yards per carry, about 60 receptions and continued status as one of the nation's most overlooked tailbacks.