Each week, the CFG staff will outline a few college fantasy football players to start and sit at each position. We conclude this week's series with the WRs and TEs.
WIDE RECEIVERS & TIGHT ENDS - WEEK 6
WR Juron Criner, Arizona (vs. Oregon State)
Criner looks to be almost fully healthy after a battle with turf toe and that could lead to a big day against Oregon State. The Beavers rank 87th against the pass and might struggle to contain the Wildcat’s main weapon in the passing game.
WR D.J. Woods, Cincinnati (vs. Miami Ohio)
Woods has been on fire the past two games racking up an impressive 317 yards and 3 scores. He should continue his hot streak this week against a shaky Redhawks secondary. Look for Woods and the entire Cincy offense to get it going this week.
TE D.J. Williams, Arkansas (vs. Texas A&M)
Williams has been consistent this year, but has yet to find the end zone. His scoreless drought could come to an end this week against Texas A&M. This game could be very high scoring and Williams should see his fare share of passes thrown his way.
WR Austin Pettis & Titus Young, Boise State (vs. Toldeo)
The Broncos will score plenty against Toledo, but the passing game may not be needed very much in all the scoring. Both of these wide outs could catch a few balls and might even score, but their ceilings are low due to the opponent and potential lack of playing time.
WR Tandon Doss, Indiana (vs. Ohio State)
Doss exploded last week for over 200 yards receiving and 15 receptions. Don’t expect anything close to those numbers this week against Ohio State. The Buckeyes rank 18th in the country against the pass and will have their eyes all over Doss this week.
TE David Paulson, Oregon (vs. Washington State)
See above with Darron Thomas as to why it might be prudent to sit Paulson this week. The ball might not be in the air too often against a terrible Wazzu defense.
Chad Bumphis, Mississippi State (vs. Houston)
There's been a trend developing with Mr. Bumphis. Fantasy-wise, he comes up big in the small games, and small in the big games. If you are in a BCS-only format or deeper All-120 format, this looks like a good week to plug him into your lineup.
Kris Adams, UTEP (vs. Rice)
While star running back Donald Buckram has been banged up this season, Adams has had a sort of resurgence. I expect him to reach the endzone this week, and eclipse the 100 yard plateau.
Jack Doyle, Western Kentucky (vs. FIU)
Let's be honest, once you get outside of the top 4 or 5 tight ends, it's pretty much a crapshoot. Doyle performed well in his last outing (7-94-0), is coming off a bye week, and is one of the better TE's in the Sun Belt.
Eric Page, Toledo (vs. Boise State)
Toledo has a bit of a QB controversey brewing. And they travel to play on the Smurf Turf. No thank you.
Cody Wilson, Central Michigan (vs. Virginia Tech)
Wilson has been remarkably consistent so far this season, but this is not the match up to rely on him. The Hokies should be in shut down mode at home.
Ladarius Green (UL-Lafayette)
Green missed last week with a bum ankle, and news has been hard to come-by on his true status for this week. I would look in another direction unless you have no other TE options.
WR – Randall Cobb, Kentucky (vs. Auburn)
Kentucky will face an Auburn team that will jump out to a nice lead. Kentucky can put up points against Auburn, and they will find themselves playing from behind. This is the perfect formula for Cobb to get plenty of touches.
WR – Dwayne Harris, East Carolina (at Southern Miss)
I am jumping back onto the East Carolina bandwagon this week. Look for the East Carolina offense to bounce back as it begins to hit C-USA play. Harris is the go-to guy in this offense. The fact that Southern Miss is a difficult opponent only strengthens Harris’ role as a top target this week.
TE – Coby Fleener, Stanford (vs. USC)
Stanford suffered injuries to their WR core last week. Now QB Andrew Luck must find new pass targets to lean on. WR Baldwin will be heavily used, but don’t be surprised if USC tries to double-cover him. This should help create favorable match-ups for Fleener on the inside.
WR – Alshon Jeffery, South Carolina (vs. Alabama)
Alshon has had some nice games lately and now there’s a big stage for Saturday. But he is about to face a tough Bama defense. Alshon will be able to handle the Bama corners, but the issue is with QB Garcia. Garcia won’t have much time to get good throws off, so don’t expect big things out of Jeffery if the ball can’t get to him cleanly.
WR – Tandon Doss, Indiana (at Illinois)
Indiana suffered a tough loss to Michigan last week. Indiana was able to stay in the game because Michigan has a weak defense. Now the Hoosiers will face a much tougher defense from the Buckeyes. Although Indiana will be throwing it all day long, Chappell won’t have much time to throw, and his throwing windows will be the smallest he will see all season.
TE – Virgil Green, Nevada (vs. San Jose State)
Green has been the most dependable part of the Nevada passing game, from a fantasy perspective. But this week’s game will present a challenge for him. Why should Kaepernick throw him the ball? Its simple, Nevada can run all over San Jose, so there’s not much reason to feed Green the ball.
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