Fantasy Falters: Week 6

This is a new section of the blog where I want to look at some players that are not good options to start this week. You can compare it to a Sit Em’ section of other sites. I will base my selections based on their current week’s matchup and any injuries that may affect his performance.

Quarterbacks

C. J Brown, Maryland (at Florida State)- This is by far the biggest game the Terrapins have had to play thus far. They are 4-0 and are surging with confidence heading into this week. The problem is, Florida State is also 4-0 and are extremely talented on defense. They give up an average of 15 points per game so Maryland could have some difficulty scoring like they have so far. Brown is a very good player and has looked great so far this season but I don’t expect supreme numbers out of him this week.

Keith Price, Washington (at Stanford)- Price is having a great season so far and is a great athlete. This week though, he will be tested by a great Stanford defense. He is certainly capable of beating this defense but I just don’t see it happening as Stanford is playing at home and on a mission to get to the national championship game. They also have been tested by some good offenses and have played well against them. I am recommending that you bench Price this week because I think he will struggle but I also would not be shocked if he plays the game of his life and pulls off the big upset. I think the former is more likely.

Taysom Hill, BYU (at Utah State)- Hill has put up impressive stats this season not with his arm but with his feet. He averages 141.25 yards rushing per game but he faces a pretty stout rush defense in Utah State. They held Air Force to 130 yards less than there current average of 296 yards rushing. Hill does get star wideout Cody Hoffman back this week but I don’t think it will be enough for me to play him.

Running Backs

Treyvon Green, Northwestern (vs. Ohio State)- The Buckeyes are a very stout defense as they held the powerful Wisconsin rushing attack to 104 yards. Northwestern will be looking to pull of the big upset but I don’t think Green will have many lanes to run in as this Ohio State front seven will make it very difficult. If you have Green on your roster, it is probably best to sit him out this week.

Mark Weisman, Iowa (vs. Michigan State)- Weisman is the workhorse of the Iowa offense, but he will have his work cut out for him on Saturday. Michigan State is a phenomenal defensive team. They are extremely impressive against the run so far this year. They are giving up an average of 58.3 yards rushing per game, and to take it a step further, they are only giving up 2.04 yards per rush.  Weisman will get the carries but it will be tough to get much out of those carries.

Alex Collins, Arknasas (at Florida)- This freshman has had a wonderful start to the season but he now gets into the teeth of his schedule. This Florida defense ranks #1 in the nation in rushing yards allowed per game only giving up 53.5 yards per contest. It will be tough sledding for the Razorbacks this week especially on the ground

Wide Receivers

Albert Wilson, Georgia State (at Alabama)- Wilson is one of the best players that hardly anyone knows about. He has caught 22 passes for 457 yards in four games. However, in his game against West Virginia, he was held without a catch. It could be a coincidence or something may have been wrong with him but I don’t expect him to find much room against Alabama. The only hope he has is that the game gets ugly early and does some damage in garbage time.

Quinshad Davis, North Carolina (at Virginia Tech)- The expectations were high for Davis coming into this season and he started off very slow. He finally had a game we were expecting out of him last week against ECU. This week though, he will have a tough time against a very good Virginia Tech defense. It may be smart to keep him out of your lineup this week.

Ryan Grant, Tulane (vs. North Texas)- This one is more of a gut feeling choice. Grant is the Tulane passing game but North Texas is actually not a bad team. They have beaten a good Ball State team and put up 21 points on possibly the best team in the SEC in Georgia. Ok that doesn’t have anything to do with their defense but they are only giving up 26.3 points per game. That doesn’t sound great but if you take out that loss to Georgia it would look a lot better. Combine that with the fact that Tulane is averaging only 197.2 passing yards per game, it may be a tough day for Grant again.

 

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