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Should UCLA's Johnathan Franklin be in your starting lineup this week?
Fantasy owners got burned last week when they decided to bench guys like Ryan Aplin, Jordan Lynch, Nathan Jeffery, and Branden Oliver. Others got disappointing fantasy performances from preseason favorites like Cobi Hamilton, Cody Hoffman, Jeff Tuel, and David Piland. Here’s your redemption: Week 2.
Week 2 College Fantasy Football Sit or Start
Colby Cameron, QB-LA Tech at Houston
Now that Boise State lost last week at Michigan State, the Bulldogs may have the best chance to bust the BCS, and Cameron has some weapons on the outside.
Derek Carr, QB-Fresno State at Oregon
If the Ducks race out to an early lead, expect Carr to put the ball in the air all night long.
Zac Dysert, QB-Miami, OH vs. Southern Illinois
Dysert put the ball in the air 53 times at Ohio St last week, but only threw for one score. Expect fewer attempts this week, but the senior quarterback should account for at least two-to-three touchdowns.
Taylor McHargue, QB-Rice at Kansas
South Dakota State ran up 411 yards against Kansas’ defense last week, so we’re confident McHargue will at least duplicate his numbers from a week ago against UCLA.
Matt Brown, RB-Temple vs Maryland
As long as Montel Harris remains on the sideline with a hamstring injury, Brown is a solid fantasy performer.
Brandin Byrd, RB-North Texas vs Texas Southern
Byrd led all Mean Green running backs in rush attempts at LSU and will have a much easier time this week against Texas Southern.
Shawn Southward, RB-Troy vs Louisiana
Southward topped the 200-yard mark last week with 28 carries against UAB. The Trojans will most likely call upon the junior running back to shoulder the load in what figures to be the biggest Sun Belt Conference matchup of the season.
Johnathan Franklin, RB-UCLA vs Nebraska
Franklin may not run for 200 yards again, but he should find some running room at home against the Huskers.
Ameer Abdullah, RB-Nebraska at UCLA
It is almost certain that Rex Burkhead will sit this one out, so look for the versatile sophomore to fill the void.
Tim Cornett, RB UNLV vs Northern Arizona
We have never recommended starting a UNLV running back in consecutive weeks, but Cornett should top the 100-yard mark again.
Tony Jones, RB-Colorado vs Sacramento State
The Buffaloes struggled to run the ball last week against Colorado State, but don’t give up on Jones just yet.
Nathan Jeffery, RB-UTEP at Ole Miss
After rushing for 177 yards against the Sooners last week, Jeffery could top 1,500 yards rushing this season if he stays healthy.
Noel Grigsby, WR-San Jose State vs UC-Davis
Grigsby’s inability to find the end zone last year kept him off of many fantasy rosters, so it was nice to see him score in Week 1 at Stanford. We suggest rolling with the junior receiver in Week 2 vs UC-Davis.
Charlie Moore, WR-Oklahoma State @ Arizona
We did not learn anything about the Cowboys last week against Savannah State, but we still like Moore to emerge as a legitimate fantasy factor.
LaRod King, WR-Kentucky vs Kent State
King had 77 yards receiving on 8 catches against a solid Louisville defense in Week 1, so we’re looking for more against the Golden Flashes.
David Piland, QB-Houston vs LA Tech
The Cougars’ loss to Texas State was a shocker and we can promise things will not get any easier against Tech.
Kerwynn Williams, RB-Utah State vs Utah
Williams wasn’t even the leading rusher for the Aggies last week and they will face a stiff test when they host Utah Friday night.
Zurlon Tipton, RB-Central Michigan vs Michigan State
Tipton opened some eyes last week after running for 180 yards and three touchdowns against Southeast Missouri State, but the Chippewas step up in competition this week when they host Michigan State.
Storm Woods, RB-Oregon State vs Wisconsin
Woods may have been named the starter, but we should still see a lot of Malcolm Agnew against the Badgers.
Dominique Whaley, RB-Oklahoma vs Florida A&M
Whaley looked healthy last week, but Damien Williams was the more impressive Sooners running back and could steal more carries from the senior. Plus, Whaley could exit early if the game gets out of hand against the Rattlers from Florida A&M.
Bishop Sankey, RB-Washington at LSU
Sankey assumed the role as full-time starter when fellow running back Jesse Callier was lost for the season with a torn ACL. However, running room will be hard to find Saturday night in Tiger Stadium.
Cameron Marshall, RB-Arizona State vs Illinois
We’re not quite sure Marshall is 100% and he’ll go against an Illinois defense that held Western Michigan to negative-6 yards rushing last week.
Rashad Greene vs Savannah State
We learned from the Oklahoma State-Savannah State game last week that Greene will be on the sidelines by halftime. Can he generate a score or two before an early exit?
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