College Fantasy Football: Mountain West Pre-Spring Questions

Todd at CollegeFootballGeek.comCorrespondent IFebruary 20, 2011

TCU running back Ed Wesley
TCU running back Ed WesleyGeorge Frey/Getty Images

Here are some key college fantasy football questions to ponder as the Mountain West kicks off spring practice.

Air Force

With Jared Ted and Nathan Walker graduating, the Falcons will be on the lookout for a new fullback.  Don't snicker—the fullback position can be fantasy-friendly in the Air Force offense.

Boise State

With Titus Young and Austin Pettis moving on to play on Sundays, who will emerge as Kellen Moore's go-to receiver?  Tyler Shoemaker and Geraldo Hiwat are two names to watch this spring.

Colorado State

Can the Rams figure out a way to maximize the talent from quarterback Pete Thomas and running back Raymond Carter?  Both arrived on campus with some serious buzz over the past couple of seasons.  It's time to see if they can become legitimate fantasy options.

San Diego State

How will the Aztecs maintain their productive offense without head coach Brady Hoke and offensive coordinator Al Gorges?  Andy Ludwig (former Cal OC) will run the offense, and is supposedly keeping the same philosophy intact.  Also, quarterback Ryan Lindley and running back Ronnie Hillman both return to help ease the pain a bit.

Who will replace the talented receiving duo of Vincent Brown and Demarco Sampson?  Dominique Sandifer is a name to file away.


Is Casey Pachall up for the challenge of replacing veteran quarterback Andy Dalton?  He seems to be next in line for the job, although dual threat Matt Brown could push him a bit this spring.

Are we looking at a committee approach at running back again with Ed Wesley, Matthew Tucker and Waymon James?  Or will one back emerge as a feature back?  Last year, the carries were distributed 166-148-87 amongst the trio.


Who will replace longtime Rebel starting quarterback Omar Clayton?  Look for a spirited spring competition between Caleb Herring and JUCO transfer Sean Reilly. Although Herring was last year's backup, Reilly may be better suited for the pro-style offense.


Austyn Carta-Samuels' surprise decision to transfer leaves the Cowboys in a quarterback bind this spring.  Redshirt freshman Emory Miller and true freshman Brett Smith will split the reps in practice.  Neither have taken a snap in a real live college game.

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