College Fantasy Football made popular by CBS Sports is getting more and more popular with each passing year. I will give you must have players for each position if you want to lock up your league and take home the championship. Starting with QB all the way down to team defense. With these names you'll surely find yourself in position to win.
Case Keenum from the University of Houston. Keenum will be in most Heisman talks. Houston is a team that passes, passes and then passes some more. Then when they are done with that they usually pass again. Keenum will be one of the leading QB's statistically speaking. He's on a pretty decent team with a fairly favorable schedule. This kid alone can make your Fantasy Team a Contender.
Player who could emerge: Zach Collaros-Cincinnati. Head Coach Brian Kelly is gone, former starting quarterback Tony Pike is gone but the pass heavy, fling it down the field and score as many touchdowns as you can approach is not. Collaros steps in and takes over the starting job. This team is his now and he has no one looking over his shoulder. Collaros should put up mind blowing fantasy numbers and would be worth the risk in just about any round. I promise you his numbers will not disappoint.
I'm going to give you a few names of players you should definitely try to grab come draft day. These guys not only get a lot of chances but typically make the most of them as well.
Jacquizz Rogers-Oregon State. Quizz gets a lot of opportunities and will put up great numbers. He is lightning fast, runs and catches well. Look for him to have great numbers in 2010 even against elite competition.
Dion Lewis- Pittsburgh. Often compared to Barry Sanders, Lewis has all the moves, great vision with the speed to burn. Pittsburgh is a team that likes to win by grinding the ball down the field with a strong running game. Dion Lewis will get the carries and should have the numbers. This is his breakout year.
Player who could emerge: Jamie Harper-Clemson. Now that Spiller is gone, Jamie Harper is a player that will get an increased opportunity. With the same mold of Spiller, a speedy, shifty play maker he could step up and provide not only a spark but a big jolt to the rushing attack of Clemson.
Ryan Broyles-Oklahoma. Broyles will be the number 1 target all year for young Landry Jones. OU is the type of offense that likes to mix it up with a strong running attack and a good passing attack. But this QB is young and will look to Broyles first and foremost. Look for Broyles to put up some great numbers.
James Rogers-Oregon State. Brother of Jacquizz Rogers, James is the play making threat at WR for the beavers. Rogers is reliable and speedy and can break a play at any given moment. He will be thrown to often and will have plenty of chances to use his play making skills. Should put up big numbers.
A.J. Green-Georgia. A.J. Green is the #1 wide out for the Georgia Bulldogs. He is a tall, speeding and clutch receiver. Could put up great numbers even given his elite competition. They will throw his way often and he's their best red zone threat.
Player who could emerge: Deonte Thompson-Florida. This is his year, he has a QB that loves to throw and he will get plenty of looks. He is a big time deep threat and has the shifty moves to turn any play into a big one. Look for him to be one of the biggest play making receivers on Florida's team.
D.J Williams-Arkansas. Tight End D.J. Williams will be an elite component in the Hog passing attack this season. A play maker and legitimate red zone threat, he will be looked to many times throughout the season.
Player who could emerge: Jordan Reed-Florida. Florida has lost two play making tight ends the past few seasons. Last season it was Cornelius Ingram, this season they have to find someone to replace Aaron Hernandez. That player very well could be former QB Jordan Reed. He possesses the physical tools to be a top notch fantasy tight end. In Florida's offense the tight end has a great deal of responsibility. If he emerges as the go to guy for Florida's tight end group he could turn into a big time fantasy option.
My strategy for Kickers is one of two. Either grab a kicker that is on a team that scores a ton such or simply rotate your kicker in and out each week based on favorable matchups. A favorable kicker matchup would be one where you pick up a kicker that is on a pretty good team that has a very weak opponent. The edge in doing this is that when the team scores a lot of points against a weaker opponent that typically means more points for your kicker as well.
Nebraska, Bo Pelini has turned the Nebraska Defense back into a national power. The Defense alone almost led them to a Big 12 championship. They have lost some key players, but they have a deep bench and are very well coached. Look for them to always provide solid defense.
Helpful Tip: One thing you can try is to switch your team defense out weekly. Find a favorable matchup against a very weak offensive team, such as a BCS team going against a FBS team etc. Just keep an eye on the match ups and pick wisely.
If you are able to nab some of the players I have named you will be in great shape. Keep in mind to sub your players in and out for favorable matchups particularly the team defense. But if you have a positional player that has a game against a very weak opponent, I would lean towards that player over a player that has the same value but plays a much stronger opponent. For Example Let's say you were able to draft Case Keenum and Zach Collaros and hypothetically speaking let's say one week Keenum was going up against a strong team like Texas, while Collaros played a weaker opponent such as Youngstown State you would want to go with Collaros as his odds for putting up huge numbers would be a lot higher. This can be done with just about any position and could be the biggest factor in bringing home your championship. Hope you enjoyed my insight and good luck to all.
-Jefferson D. Powell