Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa (shoulder) expects to play against Rice this weekend, per coach Pat Fitzgerald.
This seems dicey. Persa sat out the entire second half against Nebraska so it is hard to get a real warm and fuzzy feeling starting Persa on your fantasy squad. But Northwestern is going up against one of the worst pass defenses in college football. If you're a gambling man, Persa is your guy. We assume this will also mean Kain Colter will go back to his hybrid QB/RB/WR role. Still a great option if you can use him as a non-QB.