College Fantasy Football: Examining the Top Players in the Big 12

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West Virginia's Geno Smith should be one of the top fantasy QBs in 2012.

<p> College Fantasy Football: Examining the Best Players in the Big 12</p>

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 Big 12 in terms of fantasy options for 2012:

2012 Preseason Big 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—Collin Klein, Sr. (Kansas State)

Last season:  Passed for 1,918 yards and 13 TDs, rushed for 1,141 yards and 27 TDs.

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 1-2-3; Missouri St, Miami, North Texas

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  @ TCU, @ Baylor, Bye

 

QB—Geno Smith, Sr. (West Virginia)

Last season:  Passed for 4,385 yards and 31 TDs.

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 3-4-5; James Madison, Maryland, Baylor

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  @ Oklahoma St, Oklahoma, @ Iowa St

 

RB—Joseph Randle, Jr. (Oklahoma State)

Last season:  Rushed for 1,216 yards and 24 TDs, 43 receptions for 266 yards and 2 TDs.

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 1-2-3; Savannah St, @ Arizona, Louisiana

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  West Virginia, Texas Tech, @ Oklahoma

 

RB—Lache Seastrunk, So. (Baylor)

Last season:  Sat out 2011 season after transferring from Oregon.

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 1-2-3-4; SMU, Bye, Sam Houston St, @ UL-Monroe

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  @ Oklahoma, Kansas St, Texas Tech

 

RB—Dominique Whaley, Sr. (Oklahoma)

Last season:  Rushed for 627 yards and 7 TDs in seven games (broken ankle).

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 8-9-10; Kansas, Notre Dame, @ Iowa St

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  Baylor, @ West Virginia, Oklahoma St

 

WR—Tavon Austin, Sr. (West Virginia)

Last season:  101 receptions for 1,186 yards and 8 TDs, 182 yards and TD rushing.

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 3-4-5; James Madison, Maryland, Baylor

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  @ Oklahoma St, Oklahoma, @ Iowa St

 

WR—Stedman Bailey, Jr. (West Virginia)

Last season:  72 receptions for 1,279 yards and 12 TDs.

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 3-4-5; James Madison, Maryland, Baylor

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  @ Oklahoma St, Oklahoma, @ Iowa St

 

WR—Terrance Williams, Sr. (Baylor)

Last season:  59 receptions for 957 yards and 11 TDs as WR#2 opposite Kendall Wright.

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 3-4-5; Sam Houston St, @ UL-Monroe, @ West Virginia

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  @ Oklahoma, Kansas St, Texas Tech

 

TE—Blake Jackson, Jr. (Oklahoma State)

Last season:  No. 1 rated JUCO tight end recruit chose the Cowboys over Georgia.

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 10-11-12; @ Kansas St, West Virginia, Texas Tech

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  West Virginia, Texas Tech, @ Oklahoma

 

FLEX—Darrin Moore, Sr. (Texas Tech)

Last season:  47 receptions for 571 yards and 8 TDs, missed four games with injury (knee).

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 1-2-3; Northwestern St, @ Texas St, New Mexico

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  Kansas, @ Oklahoma St, Baylor

 

K—Quinn Sharp, Sr. (Oklahoma State)

Last season: 22-for-25 on FG attempts, 79-for-80 on extra points.

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 10-11-12; @ Kansas St, West Virginia, Texas Tech

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  West Virginia, Texas Tech, @ Oklahoma

 

DEF/ST—Texas Longhorns

Last season:  No. 6 rushing defense, No. 11 total defense.

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 1-2-3; Wyoming, New Mexico, @ Ole Miss

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  Iowa St, Bye, TCU

 

Top 5 Reserves

QB—Landry Jones, Sr. (Oklahoma)

QB—Casey Pachall, Jr. (TCU)

WR—Tracy Moore, Sr. (Oklahoma St)

WR—Kenny Stills, Jr. (Oklahoma)

WR—Eric Ward, Jr. (Texas Tech)

 

 

 

By Joe DiSalvo

The College Fantasy Football Site

Follow Joe DiSalvo on twitter (@theCFFsite)

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