Each week, we outline a few college fantasy football players to start and sit at each position. This week, we condense everything into one article—one-stop shopping for all positions.
QB Corey Robinson, Troy (vs. La-Lafayette)
Through five games, C-Rob has averaged 300 passing yards and thrown a total of 11 TDs. With backup Jamie Hampton out for the season, he will no longer have to look over his shoulder. The Troy offensive machine has scored 30, 38, 33, 35 and 42 points this season. When Troy and ULL played last fall, it was a 48-31 shootout. Expect another high-scoring affair on Saturday.
QB Dayne Crist, Notre Dame (vs. Western Michigan)
Notre Dame welcomes the Western Michigan Broncos to South Bend. This should be a great time for Brian Kelly to open up the offense a little bit. With Armando Allen limited, look for Crist to put up a big number.
QB Blaine Gabbert, Missouri (at Texas A&M)
When the season started, this looked like a great matchup for Gabby. But he's banged up with a hip flexor that caused him to leave last week's game, which is a concern. Plus, Mizzou has discovered that they have a pretty solid defense and that they don't have to chuck it 50 times a game to compete. As a result, Gabbert only has seven TD passes on the season.
QB Ryan Lindley, San Diego State (vs. Air Force)
Lindley has thrown for three TDs in each of his last two games, but this Air Force defense is pretty stout (eighth in pass defense). I wouldn't mess with it, even with it being a home game.
Ed Wesley, TCU (vs. BYU)
Judging from the e-mails we receive, it seems as though Wesley is being looked over this year. I'm not sure why. Other than the SMU game when he left in the first half with a concussion, he's been rock solid (20, 15, 29, 21 and 17 points). BYU and their 113th-ranked rushing defense are up next.
Steven Ridley, LSU (vs. McNeese State)
It's McNeese State. Sure, you run the risk of Ridley only playing a half of football. Don't bench one of your normal studs for him, but if you have an iffy RB2 or RB3 matchup, plug Ridley in his place.
John Clay, Wisconsin (vs. Ohio State)
This is obviously his worst matchup of the year. Big John's statlines the last two times he faced the Buckeyes: 20-59-0 and 10-69-0. if you are in a deep league with few alternatives, keep him in there and hope for the best. If you have other RB options with some upside, you might want to go in another direction.
Donald Buckram, UTEP (vs. anybody)
Sorry, but I'm tired of reading all of the reports about how Buckram is looking good in practice. Look good in a GAME, then we'll talk.
WIDE RECEIVERS & TIGHT ENDS
WR Juron Criner, Arizona (vs. Washington State)
The Wazzu pass defense is ranked 108th in the land. Criner has proven to be explosive at times this year, with 11-187-1 and 12-179-1 statlines on his 2010 resume.
WR D.J. Woods, Cincinnati (vs. Louisville)
A Friday Night Special. Woods has scored a TD in all but one game this year. I expect him to reach paydirt against a suspect Louisville team.
TE Ted Bolser, Indiana (vs. Arkansas State)
Bolser scored a TD in each of his first three games. Ohio State and Michigan were able to quiet him down the past two weeks. He stands a pretty good chance to score this weekend against an inferior Arkansas State squad.
WR Chad Bumphis, Mississippi State (vs. Florida)
Bumphis is easy to figure out. When he plays a tough opponent, sit him. When he faces a cupcake, start him. The numbers don't lie (7 ppg vs. 23 ppg).
Houston WRs not named Cleveland
I have a feeling that David Piland is going to produce at a decent clip the rest of the way out, but we need to see more of a sample size before we could advise plugging Tyron Carrier or Patrick Edwards into a fantasy starting lineup.
TE Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame (vs. Western Michigan)
Eifert is replacing the injured Kyle Rudolph in the Fighting Irish starting lineup this week. I would wait and see how he is used in the passing game before I recommend him as a fantasy option.
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