Good, Great, and Gamble Plays Week 12


Good QB: Bryce Petty, Baylor (vs. Texas Tech)- Petty has been amazing this year. Simply put. Amazing. Texas Tech isn’t the best at playing defense. Look for this to be a good game once again and give some consistent stats for his owners. -Matt

Good QB: Rakeem Cato, Marshall (at Tulsa)- Cato has been a bit of a disappointment this season but he seems to have found his stride as of late. Look for him to carve up a bad Tulsa defense and throw for multiple touchdowns and top 250 yards. 

Great QB: Bo Wallace, Ole Miss (vs. Troy)- Wallace is one of those players that can be a hit or miss regardless of the match-ups he faces. He has a backup that can steal touchdowns, but regardless of that, I fully expect Wallace to accumulate over 300 yards and three TD’s against an overpowered Troy team. -Matt

Great QB: Keenan Reynolds, Navy (vs. South Alabama)- This may be a little strange to have a quarterback that doesn’t throw often be a great play but Reynolds has been fantastic the last few weeks. Last week, he rushed for over 200 yards and four touchdowns. He also added a passing touchdown in the win against Hawaii. Look for Reynolds to have another great day against the Jaguars. 

Gamble QB: Brett Smith, Wyoming (at Boise State)- Smith has been a workhorse this year for Wyomingand it might be taking it’s toll on him as Smith has been up and down in the past couple of weeks. It seems like he might be ready to have a breakout game, but I do not expect this week to be the one that he breaks out in. Traveling to Boise isn’t the best thing for Smith and his owners. -Matt

Running Backs

Good RB: Bishop Sankey, Washington (at UCLA)- In my opinion, Sankey is the best running back in college football right now and is an automatic must-start regardless of who he plays. He goes up against a pretty darn good UCLA team this week, which could mean that Sankey will be used a ton. Look for him to have good stats in a very meaningful game. -Matt

Good RB: Jeremy Langford, Michigan State (at Nebraska)- Langford has rushed for 100 yards in four straight games and should be in line to make it five. Nebraska has a 7-2 record but their defense has been average at best. They are giving up an average of 160 rushing yards per game so look for Langford to have a nice day.

Great RB: Kapri Bibbs, Colorado State (at New Mexico)- It seems that Colorado State has found it’s superhero in Bibbs and they plan to abuse teams with him at the helm. He has had the hottest of hot streaks over the past month or so, and look for this week to just be a continuation of those. -Matt

Great RB: Jarrod Lawson, San Jose State (at Nevada)- Lawson has quietly been one of the best backs on the West Coast in the second half of the season. He has rushed for 580 yards in the last five games and should be in for a fantastic week against the nation’s 2nd worst defense against the run. Nevada is giving up 265 yards per game on the ground and Lawson should have a very nice game.

Gamble RB: Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska (vs. Michigan State)- Abdullah is having one of the best years anyone can imagine. He is less explosive than others, but is extremely consistent week in and week out. This week is a little different as he goes up against one of, if not the best defense, in college football. This is one of those picks that shouldn’t kill someone if they choose to play him, but if you have a serviceable backup, it might be time to play him. -Matt

 Wide Receivers

Good WR: Brandin Cooks, Oregon State (at Arizona State)- I’m gonna make this pick pretty short and sweet. This game is going to be a shootout and with Cooks being the force that he is, will surely have a fantastic game. -Matt

Good WR: Levi Norwood, Baylor (vs Texas Tech)- With the injury to Tevin Reese, the “next man up” philosophy kicks in for the Baylor offense. Norwood should naturally be in line for more targets as Reese gobbled up quite a few. If you are looking for an emergency start at wide receiver, Norwood could be your guy.

Good WR: Tony Pierson, Kansas (vs. West Virginia)- This one is my wild card pick this week. Pierson is the Jayhawks primary weapon in the passing game. Sure, Kansas is currently on a 26 game conference losing streak and probably won’t win but Pierson is going up against a terrible pass defense that gives up 276 yards per game.

Great WR: Justin Hardy, East Carolina (vs. Alabama-Birmingham)- Coming into the year, Hardy was considered to be the best receiver in the new Conference USA, but Hardy had some bumps in the road at the beginning of the season. The thing is, Hardy figured out how to get over those bumps and has become the force everyone thought he would become. Look for Hardy to find the endzone at least once against a lackluster UAB defense. -Matt

Great WR: Jared Abbrederis, Wisconsin (vs. Indiana)- Abbrederis  is clearly the Badgers’ best receiver and should be able to get behind an awful Hoosiers’ secondary that gives up over 300 yards passing per game


(evident in the picture). Abbrederis should be a nice play this week.

Gamble WR: Deontay Greenberry, Houston (at Lousiville)- I absolutely love Greenberry but I listed him as a gamble play this week because of the defense he is facing. Louisville ranks 2nd in the country in passing yards allowed per game as they only give up 165 yards per game. They also have only given up seven passing touchdowns this year. I personally would still play Greenberry but I also wouldn’t be shocked if he disappointed.

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