When I was throwing this together, I was listening to “Hootie and the Blowfish” headed eastbound on Interstate 94 towards Ann Arbor. Pretty pumped to be at “The Big House” tomorrow to watch the Gophers. Should be a good experience, hopefully we can bring the Little Brown Jug back to Jerrysota. I wrote this while on the road, so if there are any errors please bare with me. Here are this weeks GGGs:
Good QB: Cody Fajardo – Nevada (at San Jose State)
San Jose State has given up 264 yards and 2 touchdowns on the ground to opposing quarterbacks over the past two games. This matchup should bode well for QB Cody Fajardo who can beat you both with his arm and legs. Fajardo has thrown for over 300 yards in 2/3 games this season. The one game he didn’t throw for 300, he ran for over 100 yards.
Good QB: Tyler Murphy – Boston College (vs. Colorado State)
CSU is giving up 213 yards on the ground per game this season. Meanwhile Murphy has been absolutely putting on a display on the ground so far. In four games he’s ran for 500 yards and 5 touchdowns. He has basically been a lock to eclipse the 100 yard rushing mark each game this season. Murphy should have a solid day for fantasy owners.
Good QB: Tommy Armstrong – Nebraska (vs. Illinois)
This Illinois defense has not been good so far. Their toughest opponent so far has been Washington. Through four games the Illini defense is giving up nearly 33 points and 430 yards of total offense per game. There is a lot to like for Armstrong owners in this one. Armstrong should be good for 200 yards and 2 touchdowns passing to go along with 60 yards and 1 touchdown rushing. Tommy has been very consistent this season.
Great QB: Kenny Hill – Texas A&M (vs. Arkansas)
Arkansas will have trouble stopping the Aggie offense. Arkansas should be able to put points on the board as well. There is a lot to like in this matchup for Kenny Hill. Arkansas gave up 3 touchdowns to Davis Webb and the Texas Tech Red Raiders in week 3. I think Hill throws for at least 4 touchdowns in this one. The Razorbacks will have to figure out a way to get a couple of stops in order to give themselves a chance in this one.
Gamble QB: Cyler Miles – Washington (vs. Stanford)
Stanford has been a force this year. I’d be hesitant to insert Miles into a fantasy lineup. The freshman hasn’t seen a defense like this all year. Stanford is only giving up 4.3 points per game this season, which leads the nation. There is always a chance Miles athleticism allows him to make some plays, but I doubt it. Sit him.
Good RB: Donnel Pumphrey – San Diego State (vs. UNLV)
UNLV is giving up over 300 yards rushing per game this season. That stat alone leads me to believe Donnel Pumphrey could have a huge game this weekend. Pumphrey’s worst outing this season was an 89 yard 1 touchdown performance. He could be in for a breakout performance. Start him with confidence.
Good RB: Travis Greene – Bowling Green (at Massachusetts)
UMass is giving up 221 yards rushing per game. They’ve also yielded 11 rushing touchdowns this season. Bowling Green RB Travis Greene could be in for a monster performance on Saturday. He’s been extremely productive besides last weekend against Wisconsin. I wouldn’t be shocked if he runs for 150 yards with a couple touchdowns.
Great RB: Shock Linwood – Baylor (at Iowa State)
Last year Iowa State gave up 71 points to Baylor. Ouch. This year the Cyclones have given up 10 touchdowns and are giving up 221 yards per game on the ground. Shock could have himself a day. Linwood has reached the end-zone in every game this season. He could be in for a monster performance on Saturday.
Great RB: Tevin Coleman – Indiana (vs. Maryland)
Maryland has had one of the worst defenses in the country this season. Maryland is giving up 461 yards of total offense. This game has the makings to be a shootout. Indiana is coming off of a big win at Missouri and no player has made a bigger impact for the Hoosiers then Tevin Coleman. Coleman’s worst performance this season was a 132 yard 1 touchdown performance. In three games, Coleman has 6 touchdowns and 569 yards on the ground this season.
Gamble RB: Jarvion Franklin – Western Michigan (vs. Virginia Tech)
Virginia Tech has been very good against the run this season. They are only allowing 127 yards on the ground per game this season. This will be the best opponent Western Michigan has faced this season by far. Franklin has been a stud so far as he has 542 yards and 9 rushing touchdowns in 3 games. I wouldn’t expect the world from him this weekend.
Good WR: Colby Listenbee – TCU (at SMU)
SMU has been awful so far this season. They are giving up nearly 49 points per game this season. Listenbee has world class speed evidenced by 5th place finish in the Big 12, 100 meter dash. In TCU’s game against Minnesota, they targeted him often. Minnesota’s Eric Murray is one of the better corners in the Big 10 and kept him relatively quiet. This could be Listenbee’s coming out party. I wouldn’t bank on him, but he could be a sneaky play and provide great value.
Good WR: Joshua McCain – Idaho (vs. South Alabama)
South Alabama has been pretty good against the pass this season, but McCain has been an absolute stud so far this season. In three games he has 371 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns. It has been steady and consistent production as well. He’s caught at least 5 passes, accumulated at least 93 yards and has caught a touchdown in every game this season. McCain has been a stud and is worthy of a start this weekend.
Great WR: Nelson Spruce – Colorado (at California)
Speaking of studs, Spruce has been amazing so far this season. In four games, Spruce has 24 receptions for 518 yards and 7 touchdowns. He has caught a touchdown in an impressive 6 straight performances. This matchup doesn’t hurt his value at all either. Last weekend Arizona torched this California defense. Arizona’s number one receiving threat, Cayleb Jones had 186 yards and 3 touchdowns receiving. Spruce could have a monster day, especially since this game has the potential to be a shootout.
Great WR: Tyler Boyd – Pittsburgh (vs. Akron)
Pittsburgh has relied heavily on John Conner and the run game this season so far. Last week Boyd showed why many view him as one of the best receivers in the country. Against Iowa the sophomore caught 10 passes for 153 yards. He didn’t reach the end-zone but it was a good sign for fantasy owners. Last year as a true freshman, Boyd caught 85 passes for 1,174 yards and 7 touchdowns. This could be the week he truly breaks out. Akron gave up 48 points to Marshall this season.
Gamble WR: Nelson Agholor – Southern California (vs. Oregon State)
Oregon State has yet to give up a passing touchdown this season. They’re also only giving up 142 yards passing per game. USC will be their strongest opponent so far as they’ve only played against Portland State, Hawaii, and San Diego State. Agholor could still have a good game since he is very talented, but USC seems a lot more run happy this year with Sark at the helm. If Lane Kiffen was running this offense still I wouldn’t label Agholor a gamble. Regardless the matchup is worth noting.
Good TE: Hunter Henry – Arkansas (vs. Texas A&M)
I have a gut feeling Hunter Henry will get involved in the play action passing game versus the Aggies. The last time the Razorbacks faced an SEC defense (week 1) Hunter found the back of the end zone. Like I said this is more of a gut feeling, but I really like what the 6’6 tight end is capable of doing. A&M will do everything they can to stop the run, and play action could be incredibly effective for the Razorbacks.
Great TE: Mitchell Henry – Western Kentucky (at Navy)
Henry has been one of my favorite tight ends this season. He plays on an offense that throws the ball often, and he catches a lot of passes. Through three games he has 14 receptions for 225 yards and 2 touchdowns. There’s a lot to like about Henry moving forward. Navy’s opposing quarterbacks are completing 67% of their passes this season. If Brandon Doughty throws the ball over 55 times again on Saturday, the Hilltoppers should have another productive day through the air. I like Henry in this passing game.
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