It has been a long and beautiful week of college football. I can't remember an opening weekend with so much drama, intrigue and down-to-the-wire matches. From the Blount punch to the shootout in Tallahassee, it doesn't get much more exciting than last weekend.
Here is a second look at the late week action and waiver wire.
If last night is any indication, the balls will be flying at Miami and Florida State. Miami wide receiver Travis Benjamin and his speed lived up the hype as did Florida State wide receiver Jarmon Fortson.
It may of also been a preview of Miami running back Graig Cooper's coming out party. We always knew he had wheels but with Jarrvis James also in the mix, he has not been much of a fantasy factor. Cooper looked like the better of the two backs lMonday night and I suspect his touches will increase.nbsp; With so many fireworks last night, you have to wonder how good (or bad) the defenses for both school's are going to be. Still, it is time to make some investments in Cooper, Benjamin, Fortson, Jacory Harris and Christian Ponder.
It is hard to imagine Cincinnati quarterback Tony Pike being available in your league as he is showing as taken in 80 percent of U-Sports leagues. Still Pike's performance against Rutgers should give fantasy owners confidence in starting the strong-armed gunslinger against Southeast Missouri State this week.
Once you get past the gaudy stats that Detron Lewis put up, Texas Tech wide receivers Alex Torres and Lyle Leong put up numbers worthy of remaining on your roster. Edward Britton (and Torres) got the start, but Leong bested him on the stat sheet. We may finally have some clarity at the Tech outside wide receiver spots. Hold Torres and Leong for now.
Finishing the week a measly 1-2 in head-to-head leagues and a decent showing in a total points league, I spent some time perusing the waiver wire myself. Some guys I picked up include: Washington tight end Kavario Middleton, Auburn running back Onterio McCalebb, Auburn kicker Wes Byrum and Duke wide receiver Johnny Williams. Williams, who is coming off a seven catch, 115 yard and one touchdown day against Richmond has Army up next.
One other notable I picked up was Hawaii wide receiver Rodney Bradley before the week started. Bradley should cash in against Washington State next week.
Let's hope next week's action is just as intense.