College Fantasy Football: Examining the Best Players in the Sun Belt

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Arkansas State's Ryan Aplin should thrive in Gus Malzahn's offense in 2012.

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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 Sun Belt in terms of fantasy options for 2012:

2012 Preseason Sun Belt 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—Ryan Aplin, Sr. (Arkansas State)

Last season:  Passed for 3,588 yards and 19 TDs, rushed for 588 yards and 10 TDs.

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 7-8-9-10; So. Alabama, @ Louisiana, Bye, @ No. Texas

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  LA-Monroe, @ Troy, Bye

 

QB—Blaine Gautier, Sr. (Louisiana)

Last season:  Passed for 2,958 yards and 23 TDs, rushed for 486 yards and 3 TDs.

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 7-8-9-10; @ No. Texas, Arkansas St, Bye, @ LA-Monroe

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  @ Florida, Western Kentucky, So. Alabama

 

RB—Kedrick Rhodes, Jr. (Florida International)

Last season:  Rushed for 1,149 yards and 8 TDs, 27 receptions for 252 yards.

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 9-10-11-12; W. Kentucky, @ So. Alabama, Bye, FAU

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  Bye, @ FAU, UL-Monroe

 

RB—David Oku, Jr. (Arkansas State)

Last season:  Transferred from Tennessee.

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 7-8-9-10; So. Alabama, @ Louisiana, Bye, @ No. Texas

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  LA-Monroe, @ Troy, Bye

 

RB—Antonio Andrews, Jr. (Western Kentucky)

Last season:  Rushed for 42 yards.

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 10-11-12; Mid Tenn., FAU, @ Louisiana

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  FAU, @ Louisiana, No. Texas

 

WR—Javone Lawson, Sr. (Louisiana)

Last season:  63 receptions for 1,092 yards and 8 TDs.

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 1-2-3; Lamar, @ Troy, @ Oklahoma St

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  @ Florida, Western Kentucky, So. Alabama

 

WR—Josh Jarboe, Sr. (Arkansas State)

Last season:  54 receptions for 730 yards and 2 TDs.

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 7-8-9-10; So. Alabama, @ Louisiana, Bye, @ No. Texas

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  LA-Monroe, @ Troy, Bye

 

WR—Eric Thomas, Jr. (Troy)

Last season:  Led the team in receptions, yards, and TDs (67-875-9).

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 4-5-6-7; @ No. Texas, @ So. Alabama, Bye, W. Kentucky

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  Navy, Arkansas St, @ Mid Tenn.

 

TE—Jack Doyle, Sr. (Western Kentucky)

Last season:  Led the team in receptions and receiving yards (52-614).

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 5-6-7-8; Arkansas St, Bye, @ Troy, LA-Monroe

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  FAU, @ Louisiana, No. Texas

 

FLEX—Brandin Byrd, Jr. (North Texas)

Last season:  Rushed for 83 yards and TD.

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 11-12-13; So. Alabama, @ LA-Monroe, @ W. Kentucky

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  So. Alabama, @ LA-Monroe, @ W. Kentucky

 

K—Bret Baer, Sr. (Louisiana)

Last season: 18 of 20 on FG attempts, 46 of 50 on extra points.

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 6-7-8; Tulane, @ No. Texas, Arkansas St

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  Bowling Green, @ Ball St, @ Kent St

 

DEF/ST—Florida International Golden Panthers

Last season:  No. 14 scoring defense, No. 30 total defense.

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 9-10-11-12; W. Kentucky, @ So. Alabama, Bye, FAU

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  Bye, @ FAU, UL-Monroe

 

Top 5 Reserves

QB—Corey Robinson, Jr. (Troy)

RB—Jyruss Edwards, Jr. (LA-Monroe)

RB—Alonzo Harris, So. (Louisiana)

WR—Brent Leonard, Sr. (LA-Monroe)

WR—Chip Reeves, Sr. (Troy)

 

 

By Joe DiSalvo

The College Fantasy Football Site

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