Juice Williams: Surprise Performance Vs. Mizzou Earns Him Co-MVP

Jonathan BentzAnalyst ISeptember 1, 2008

Each week, College Fantasy Coach, a new site covering college fantasy football created by the founders of Fantasy Baseball Dugout, will profile the top players in college fantasy football, both BCS and non-BCS.

Three quarterbacks stepped up with major college fantasy football performances in the first week of action. College Fantasy Coach's Week 1 MVPs are:

Chase Clement, Quarterback, Senior (Redshirt), Rice Owls
Week 1 Points: 54*
Stats: 24 completions, 258 pass yards, 87 rush yards, six touchdowns

Juice Williams, Junior, Illinois Fightin' Illini

Week 1 Points: 45*
Stats: 26 completions, 451 passing yards, 10 rushing yards, five touchdowns

Kellen Lewis, Junior, Indiana Hoosiers

Week 1 Points: 45*
Stats: 17 completions, 144 pass yds, 185 rush yds, four total TDs

* - weekly fantasy points are based on scoring settings established by CBSSports.com.

Quarterback is the most important position in college fantasy football, as these three signal-callers clearly prove. It's also interesting that these three QBs are dual-threats— they can beat defenses with their feet, but they can air it out also.

From a fantasy football perspective, Clement and Lewis should be owned by college fantasy football players in every league they have availability.

Juice Williams was the most surprising player with his Week One performance. After an inconsistent season throwing the ball in 2007, Juice totaled 451 yards through the air against Missouri and only ran for 10 yards. He should certainly be added to the watch lists of college fantasy owners, but hold off on adding him to your roster until he proves he can produce numbers like last week's on a consistent basis.

For constant analysis of college fantasy football in 2008, be sure to check out College Fantasy Coach.