College football is fully underway and we have a nice slate of day games for Saturday. Here are some players you should consider drafting. Good luck!
Brandon Doughty vs Indiana – ($9,900) – After a disappointing week one, WKU QB Brandon Doughty looked more like himself last week against LA Tech. Doughty went 28-for-38 and threw for 441 yards with one touchdown. Indiana allows a whopping 347 passing yards a game so the yardage will be there again for Doughty this week. Look for him to put up video game numbers against the Hoosiers.
Matt Johnson vs Memphis – ($8,700) – Bowling Green QB Matt Johnson leads the nation in passing following back-to-back 400-yard games. Johnson threw for 485 yards and 6 TDs against Maryland last week. 6 TDs! Red alert: the point total for BGSU’s game with Memphis is hovering around 80. That means Matt Johnson will put up terrific numbers again this week.
Thomas Sirk vs Northwestern – ($6,600) – Duke’s dual-threat QB Thomas Sirk has been extremely impressive to start the season. Albeit against weaker competition, Sirk threw for 315 yards and 3 TDs while adding 86 rushing yards last week against North Carolina Central. Duke faces a sound Northwestern defense this week but Sirk will shoulder the Blue Devils load and become a viable weekly option.
Deshone Kizer vs Georgia Tech – ($6,500) – Notre Dame backup QB Deshone Kizer was thrown into the fire last week against Virginia after starting QB Malik Zaire left the game in the third quarter with an ankle injury. Kizer came out unscathed, completing 8-of-12 passes for 92 yards and 2 TDs, including a game-winning 39 yard TD pass to Will Fuller with 12 seconds left. Kizer has a tough task at hand this week against Georgia Tech but his cheap price makes it a solid value play.
Jahad Thomas vs UMass – ($9,500) – If there’s one player you should reach for as your cash cow this Saturday it should be Temple’s bell cow, Jahad Thomas. Sorry for all of the dairy references but Thomas is an absolute monster. He’s third in the nation with nearly 350 yards and averages more than 25 carries a game. This week, Thomas faces a UMass defense that allowed 393 rushing yards to Colorado last week. He’s worth every penny.
De’Veon Smith vs UNLV – ($7,400) – De’Veon Smith established himself as Michigan’s top running back last week against Oregon State. Smith punished the Beavers, rushing for 126 yards and 3 TDs on 23 carries. This week’s matchup against UNLV should prove to be another favorable one for Smith and the a Wolverines.
Terrell Newby vs Miami (FL) – ($6,600) – After being held in check in week one, the Nebraska starting running back exploded for 46.6 fantasy points last week again South Alabama. Newby rushed for 198 yards and 2 TDs while adding 38 receiving yards with another score. With Ameer Abdullah graduated, It’s all Terrell Newbys backfield. He should have another strong performance against a decent Miami (FL) defense.
Tra Carson vs Nevada – ($6,200) – Speaking of bell cows, Tra Carson is to Texas A&M what beef patties are to buns. In other words, Carson is an essential cog to the Aggies offense, and the 240-pound running back is an absolute load to tackle. A&M faces a Nevada team that got slashed for over 300 rushing yards last week against Arizona. Carson should get at least a couple of touchdowns.
Sterling Shepard vs Tulsa– ($8,400) – I hope you guys listened to me and drafted Shepard last week. It seemed like the dude made a play every time he touched the rock. We won’t see him any lower than $7,600 the rest of the season. Shepard broke out last week for 7 receptions, 74 yards and two touchdowns. He should continue to see a lot of targets this week against Tulsa.
Will Fuller vs Georgia Tech – ($7,800) – This guy has been nothing short of spectacular so far this season. Notre Dame’s top wideout already has over 260 receiving yards and 4 TDs in two games against Texas and Virginia, no slouches. Fuller seems to have built a strong rapport with newly starting QB Deshone Kizer so I don’t see him slowing down this week against Georgia Tech.
Roger Lewis vs Memphis – ($7,300) – The Bowling Green wideout had ridiculous numbers in last week’s blowout of Maryland. Lewis put up a cool 50 fantasy points right on the nose off 15 catches for 200 yards and 2 TDs. Not a bad day. Expect nothing less in what will be a barn burning shoot out against Memphis on Saturday.
Mose Frazier vs Bowling Green – ($6,300) – If you listened to me and drafted Memphis WR Mose Frazier last week at $4,500, you’re welcome. Thankfully Frazier made up for some other poor suggestions, but regardless he put up 23 fantasy points. Surprisingly, Frazier did most of his damage on the ground finishing with 64 yards and a score. There should be plenty of points to go around considering the total of this game is around 80. Draft Frazier.
Charles Nelson vs Georgia State – ($6,000) – In Charles Nelsons first game back last week against a stout Michigan State defense, the Oregon receiver caught 7 balls for 79 yards. Nelson tallied 5 touchdowns over Oregon’s final seven games last season, which is an encouraging sign of things to come. Expect a lot of Ducks points on Saturday against Georgia State.
Other recommendations: Jordan Westerkamp $5,300 and Tyler Higbee ($4,900) and Isaiah Ford ($4,700)
Jake Butt vs UNLV – ($4,400) – After breaking out in week 1, the Michigan tight end had a disappointing game last week against Oregon State. Regardless, Butt is still Michigans number one red zone threat and UNLV allowed over 6.5 yards per play last year. Look for Jake Butt to bounce back against the Ragin’ Cajuns.
Stacy Coley vs Nebraska – ($4,400) – After injuring him hamstring early on in week one, Miami’s top wideout is back in action. Assuming he sees a full array of snaps, Coley should be a nice cheap option in the flex. He’s got speed for days and Nebraska’s secondary is pretty mediocre. Hopefully Coley returns with a bang.
Other recommendations: Sam Rogers ($3,500)