Good, Great, and Gamble Plays Week 7

Week 6 was not one of the better weeks as far as the GGG plays are concerned. There are some good matchups this week and hopefully these picks can help you make those final roster decisions.

Quarterbacks

Good QB: Blake Bell, Oklahoma (vs. Texas)- We know how Bell can be used running the ball but he has developed into a pretty good passer as well. He is looking down field a lot more and against a Texas defense that is used to giving up points, Bell could be in line for a nice day. 

Good QB: John O’Korn, Houston (vs. Memphis)- Houston’s offense calls for the quarterback to throw the ball 40+ times. O’Korn has filled in nicely for David Piland who recently quit football due to injuries. O’Korn has one of the best wide receivers in the country in Deontay Greenberry so look for him to throw too. This Memphis defense has been better than expected but still should be over matched on the road at Houston.

Good QB: Bryce Petty, Baylor (at Kansas State)- I feel as if this is cheating. It seems as if any QB can be thrown into the Baylor offense and the stats stay the same—which is stellar. Petty is surrounded by some of the best skill players in all of college football now and it seems like nobody can stop them from imposing their will. Look for Petty do have a great game and if you own Petty, he is a must-start for certain. -Matt

Great QB: Brett Smith, Wyoming (vs. New Mexico)- Smith is one of the better quarterbacks in the country that many don’t know about. He as the ability to throw for 350+ yards on a weekly basis. He has thrown for 1607 yards and 14 touchdowns in just five games. He also has rushed for 282 yards this season. Against New Mexico, he should have a big day as the Lobos are ranked in the bottom half defensively.

Great QB: Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville (vs. Rutgers)- Going into the season as one of the best pro-ready quarterbacks, Bridgewater had some pretty big expectations to fulfill. He certainly is meeting them and doing very well as he is posting some pretty solid numbers so far. I’m gonna keep this pretty short and sweet—Look for Bridgewater to have a great game against a Rutgers team that can give up a lot of points in a hurry. -Matt

Gamble QB: Vad Lee, Georgia Tech (at BYU)- I like Vad Lee, but I really like the BYU defense. They are getting better as the season goes along and could give the option attack of Georgia Tech trouble this week. Lee will make his share of plays but I would think twice about playing him this week.

Running Backs

Good RB: Adam Muema, San Diego State (at Air Force,  Thursday)- Muema is back on my radar after a promising performance last week. It was looking like Muema may be a lost cause moving forward but then he proved me wrong. He ran the ball 24 times for 134 yards and two touchdowns in the win against Nevada. He should have plenty of opportunity against an Air Force defense that is giving up over 200 yards per game on the ground.

Good RB:  Paul Perkins, UCLA (vs. California)- Perkins is on here solely because starter Jordon James is doubtful to play. Perkins ran the ball 16 times for 94 yards last week when replacing James. This game could be closer than UCLA would like so Perkins could and should get plenty of opportunities to rack up some nice stats.

Great RB: Tim Cornett, UNLV (vs. Hawaii)- After being one of the biggest hit-and-miss players of the season in 2012, Cornett has shown that he seems to be a little more consistent in 2013. After having one of the best games in his career against New Mexico in Week 5, look for the UNLV game plan to center around Cornett, which could lead to a very nice day statistically. -Matt

Great RB: Darrin Reaves, UAB (at FIU)- UAB has a great running back in Reaves and should be able to use him in this one. I’m not so sure that FIU would have won a game if they didn’t play Southern Miss last week. Reaves is coming off of two disappointing performances but should bounce back against a terrible FIU defense.

Gamble RB: Storm Woods, Oregon State (at Washington State)- Woods is returning from a concussion and may have a hard time running against a good Cougars defense. He should get quite a few opportunities to make plays but I am not sure he will be able to take full advantage especially with backup Terron Ward playing so well. Start Woods with caution this week.

 Wide Receivers

Good WR: Eric Thomas, Troy (at Georgia State)- Thomas has caught a touchdown in every game this season and should have no trouble finding the end zone again in this one. He isn’t going to get a ton of yards but he should catch at least five passes for a good 70 yards and a touchdown.

Good WR: Eric Ward, Texas Tech (vs. Iowa State)- Being among some of the top WRs taken in the draft has caused owners of Ward to become a little frustrated for sure, but I believe in this kid. He is involved with an extremely pass-heavy offense and he seems to have a nose for the football. After coming off a good game against Kansas, look for Ward to be the target of choice and accumulate another good day against Iowa State. -Matt

Great WR: Devante Davis, UNLV (vs. Hawaii)- Davis is one of the nation’s better fantasy wide receivers and should have another great game this week against Hawaii. Davis has caught eight touchdowns so far this season and I would be shocked if he didn’t find the end zone against a Hawaii team that is not nearly as good on the road as they are at home.

Great WR: Allen Robinson, Penn State (vs. Michigan)- Let’s face it. Robinson might be one of the most consistent players in the Big Ten this year. Aside from a throw-away game against Kent State, Robinson has had over 100 yards and at least a touchdown in every single game. Also, Michigan loves to make games interesting, so look for this to be a decent game with some solid numbers for Robinson to boast. -Matt

Gamble WR: Martavis Bryant, Clemson (vs. Boston College)- Bryant is a total boom or bust player right now. He has the ability to be Clemson’s WR2 but also has a tendency to disappear when he is expected to perform. He has picked it up as of late but definitely hasn’t had that big break out moment yet. If you are looking for an emergency start in a BCS league, Bryant may not be bad.

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