College Fantasy Football: Examining the Best Players in the Pac-12

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College fantasy football drafts will be heating up over the next few months and Athlon Sports has teamed with The College Fantasy Football Site to provide in-depth coverage for 2012. 

Here's a look at the best of the best for Pac-12 in terms of fantasy options for 2012:

2012 Preseason All-Pac-12 All-Fantasy Team

Using a starting roster of 2-QB, 3-RB, 3-WR, FLEX, TE, K, Def/ST, All-Conference Fantasy Teams are projected using the following scoring system:

Passing—25 pass yds = 1 point, Passing TD = 4 points, INTs = -1 point

Rushing—10 rushing yards = 1 point, Rushing TDs = 6 points

Receiving—.5 points per reception, 10 receiving yards = 1 point, Receiving TDs = 6 points

Kicking—Extra Point = 1 point, FG 0-39 yards = 3 points, 40-49 yards = 4 points, 50+ = 5 points

Defense/ST—Defense, KR, and PR TDs = 6 points, Safety = 2 points, Fumbles and INTs = 3 points, Sack = 1 point, Points allowed (0 = 15 points, 2-6 = 10 points, 7-10 = 7 points, 11-13 = 5 points, 14-21 = 4 points, 22-28 = 2 points, 29-24 = 0 points, 35+ = -2 points)

 

Starters

 

QB—Matt Barkley, Sr. (USC)

Last season:  Passed for 3,528 yards and 39 TDs, 2 rushing TDs

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 7-8-9; @ Washington, Colorado, @ Arizona

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  Arizona St, @ UCLA, Notre Dame

 

QB—Jeff Tuel, Sr. (Washington State)

Last season:  Missed most of last season with injuries (shoulder, leg).

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 2-3-4; E. Washington, @ UNLV, Colorado

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  UCLA, @ Arizona St, Washington

 

RB—Kenjon Barner, Sr. (Oregon)

Last season:  Rushed for 939 yards and 11 TDs, 17 receptions for 184 yards and 3 TDs.

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 1-2-3; Arkansas St, Fresno St, Tennessee Tech

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  @ Cal, Stanford, @ Oregon St

 

RB—John White, Sr. (Utah)

Last season:  Rushed for 1,519 yards and 15 TDs, no receptions.

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 1-2-3; N. Colorado, @ Utah St, BYU

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  @ Washington, Arizona, @ Colorado

 

RB—Stepfan Taylor, Sr. (Stanford)

Last season:  Rushed for 1,330 yards and 10 TDs, 25 receptions for 182 yards and 2 TDs.

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 9-10-11; Washington St, @ Colorado, Oregon St

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  Oregon St, @ Oregon, @ UCLA

 

WR—Robert Woods, Jr. (USC)

Last season:  111 receptions for 1,292 yards and 15 TDs.

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 7-8-9; @ Washington, Colorado, @ Arizona

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  Arizona St, @ UCLA, Notre Dame

 

WR—Marquess Wilson, Jr. (Washington State)

Last season:  72 receptions for 978 yards and 5 TDs.

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 2-3-4; E. Washington, @ UNLV, Colorado

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  UCLA, @ Arizona St, Washington

 

WR—Marqise Lee, So. (USC)

Last season:  73 receptions for 1,143 yards and 11 TDs.

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 7-8-9; @ Washington, Colorado, @ Arizona

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  Arizona St, @ UCLA, Notre Dame

 

TE—Austin Seferian-Jenkins, So. (Washington)

Last season:  41 receptions for 538 yards and 6 TDs.

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 7-8-9; @ Arizona, Oregon St, @ Cal

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  Utah, @ Colorado, @ Washington St

 

FLEX—De’Anthony Thomas, So. (Oregon)

Last season:  Rushed for 595 yards and 7 TDs, 46 receptions for 605 yards and 9 TDs.

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 1-2-3; Arkansas St, Fresno St, Tennessee Tech

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  @ Cal, Stanford, @ Oregon St

 

K—Andre Heidari, So. (USC)

Last season: 15-for-17 on FG attempts, 50-for-50 on extra points.

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 10-11-12; Oregon, Arizona St, @ UCLA

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  Arizona St, @ UCLA, Notre Dame

 

DEF/ST—USC

Last season:  No. 18 rushing defense, No. 54 total defense

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 1-2-3; Hawaii, Syracuse, @ Stanford

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  Arizona St, @ UCLA, Notre Dame

 

Top 5 Reserves

QB—Keith Price, Jr. (Washington)

RB—Cameron Marshall, Sr. (Arizona State)

RB—Curtis McNeal, Sr. (USC)

RB—Johnathan Franklin, Sr. (UCLA)

WR—Keenan Allen, Jr. (Cal)

 

 

By Joe DiSalvo

The College Fantasy Football Site

Follow Joe DiSalvo on twitter (@theCFFsite)

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