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

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

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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