Each week, the CFG staff will outline a few college fantasy football players to start and sit at each position. We kick things off with a look at the quarterbacks.
QUARTERBACKS - WEEK 6
QB Andrew Luck, Stanford (vs. USC)
Quite simply, the USC pass defense is atrocious and Luck should have no problem carving them up all day long. Anything less than 300 yards and two or three scores would be disappointing.
QB Taylor Potts, Texas Tech (vs. Baylor)
Potts is coming off a monster game in which he threw for 377 yards and four scores against Iowa State. This game against Baylor could be a high scoring affair and Potts will have to throw often to keep pace with Robert Griffin.
QB Darron Thomas, Oregon (vs. Washington State)
Thomas has been a very productive fantasy quarterback over the past few weeks and will do some damage this week, but how much is the question. It is clear that Washington State is awful and Thomas may not have to throw much or even play more than a quarter before the game is out of hand. Expect a short night for this Duck’s QB.
Diondre Borel, Utah State (vs. La Tech)
Other than a hiccup against San Diego State, Borel has performed at a remarkably consistent level this season, posting 28, 29, 24, and 27 fantasy points in his other four outings. Expect him to fall into that range once again this week against one of the nation's worst defenses.
Dan Persa, Northwestern (vs. Purdue)
Those that know me know that I have always had a man-crush on Northwestern QBs, dating back to Zac Kustok in the early 2000's. This might explain why Persa has shown up a few times in this space thus far this season. But he has not disappointed, posting 31, 29, 35, 30, and 39 fantasy points so far. Emailers who have been doubting Persa all season, take note! Start this guy before the schedule gets tougher in November!
Andy Dalton, TCU (vs. Wyoming)
Yeah, the matchup looks great, but Dalton is a gamer. The bigger the game, the better his fantasy production seems to be. His best outings were against Oregon State and Baylor, his worst have been against Colorado State, SMU, and Tennessee Tech. He's not a terrible play this week (obviously) but a blow up game is not a guarantee given his track record thus far in these kind of mismatches.
Jake Locker, Washington (vs. Arizona State)
I was putting Montlake Jake in the dawghouse last week, but I have changed my tune. Is this a homer talking, no. Instead, what I saw last week was a Locker who was told to finally use his legs when things don’t go right. We are finally seeing the Jake Locker we expected back in August.
Dominique Davis, East Carolina (at Southern Miss)
Davis has had a tough three week stretch of a bye week and two difficult matchups. Now it's back to the meat of the schedule. Davis gets conference play and it looks like he will be back to his old form. Southern Miss is tough, but a 30 point performance is not out of the question.
BJ Daniels, South Florida (vs. Syracuse)
Daniels has not lived up to preseason expectations. But so far he has played cream puffs and has not been asked to do more. Now he gets a nice conference matchup and some owners are looking at starting him. I just don’t see him doing a lot of damage.
Ben Chappell, Indiana (at Ohio State)
Chappell just came off a great performance against Michigan. But he will not face the same type of defense this week. Indiana lost a tough one to Michigan, and my gut says Indiana is in store for a letdown game. Although Chappell will be throwing the ball all game long, the Ohio State defense won’t be giving him much time to make those passes work.
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