CFG contributor Marcus Martin takes a look at the Week Four games that have college fantasy football implications.
Missouri @ Nevada, Friday, 9:00 PM EST
Missouri: Blaine Gabbert, Danario Alexander and Jared Perry.
Watch for…O-Line play. If Gabbert gets time his stat line will look very similar to Mr. Clausen week 1 plus add AT LEAST 50 yards rushing.
Nevada: Colin Kaepernick, Vai Taua, Brandon Wimberly and Chris Wellington.
Watch for…WR Brandon Wimberly. It looks as though this is CK’s deep threat. Wimberly had 7 catches for 140 yds and a score last week
Bottom Line: Gabbert vs. Kaepernick. Arguably the two best dual threat QBs in America. Expect plenty of O and big plays in this one. A Friday night fantasy feast. Sit back and enjoy the pre-Saturday fireworks.
Southern Miss @ Kansas, Saturday, 12:00 PM EST
Southern Miss: Austin Davis, Damion Fletcher and DeAndre Brown.
Watch for…WR DeAndre Brown. I am personally getting ready to file a missing persons report on Mr. Brown. Is he healthy? If this game is going to turn into a firefight DeAndre MUST show up.
Kansas: Todd Reesing, Toben Opurum, Dezmon Briscoe and Kerry Meier.
Watch for…RB Toben Opurum. I highlighted Toben early this season as a vulture. Now Sharp is hurt and Toben will be carrying the mail in a full time capacity. His coming out party will be Saturday.
Bottom Line: Southern Miss has the players to make this a fun shootout. Mr. Reesing will be his steady 300 yd 3-4 TD self. If you haven’t seen the Southern Miss offense, tune into this one.
Boise State @ Bowling Green, Saturday, 7:00 PM EST
Boise State: Kellen Moore, Jeremy Avery, Austin Pettis and Titus Young.
Watch for…RB Jeremy Avery. D.J. Harper is out for the year. Avery becomes the lead Bronco in the backfield. Last week he rushed for over 180 yards. If he is still a free agent in your league go get him NOW!! All signs are pointing to a huge day on Saturday.
Bowling Green: Tyler Sheehan and Freddie Barnes.
Watch for…QB Tyler Sheehan. 44, 46, 62. Those numbers represent Sheehan’s pass attempts in the first three games of this young season. Expect for him to be around 50 att this week, which should translate into 250 yards and 2-3 TDs.
Bottom Line: Boise State takes the show on the road where BGSU will be ready and waiting. All fantasy players should have very nice days. The Kyle Wilson vs. Freddie Barnes match-up should be a fun one to watch all day long.
Toledo @ Florida International, Saturday, 7:00 PM EST
Toledo: Aaron Opelt, Dajuane Collins, Stephen Williams and Eric Page.
Watch for…QB Aaron Opelt. Solid run game, two studs at WR, and great O-line play add up to Aaron having a huge day in Miami.
Florida International: Paul McCall and T.Y Hilton.
Watch for…WR T.Y. Hilton. Excitement wrapped in a 5’10’’ frame. He will be on full display Saturday night. He is an electric kick returner. If he gets enough touches he is going to have a monster night.
Bottom Line: Here is my weekly under-the-radar special. Aaron and The Fun Bunch vs. McCall and the Miracles. Their will be plenty of O in this one. FIU will surprise with its ability to keep up with Toledo in this shootout.
Texas Tech @ Houston, Saturday, 9:15 PM EST
Texas Tech: Taylor Potts, Edward Britton, Tramain Swindall, Lyle Leong and Detron Lewis.
Watch for…QB Taylor Potts. Still no running game to speak of so Taylor Potts will be chucking it all night long. 400 yards and 4 TDs is a reasonable expectation.
Houston: Case Keenum, Bryce Beall, Tyron Carrier and Patrick Edwards.
Watch for…RB Bryce Beall. We all know about Keenum and what he can do throwing it. However, Beall is a perfect compliment to Keenum and is going to have a big night.
Bottom Line: Sometimes in fantasy football match-ups like this come along that just makes you wish Saturday would get here that much faster. How can this game possibly disappoint?