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As the season starts to make the turn towards the home stretch, many fantasy owners are facing a crucial Week 7 with fantasy studs Kenjon Barner, DeAnthony Thomas, DeAndre Hopkins, and Todd Gurley occupying bench spots. Truth be told, this is why we love the college fantasy game. Utilizing the waiver wire and analyzing weekly matchups is critical to your success. We just try to help you eliminate some of the guess work. Good luck!
Bryn Renner, QB-North Carolina at Miami
The Vegas total in the game between the ‘Heels and the ‘Canes is set at 69. If that total holds true, Renner should reward fantasy owners for starting him in Week 7.
Seth Doege, QB-Texas Tech vs West Virginia
Doege is a must-start this week as the Red Raiders will have to keep pace with the high-powered West Virginia offense in Lubbock.
Adam Muema, RB-San Diego St vs Colorado St
Muema has scored a touchdown in every game this season and should perform well against a Colorado State defense that gives up over 215 rushing yards per game.
Dennis Johnson, RB-Arkansas vs Kentucky
Johnson rushed for 76 yards and two touchdowns last week against Auburn and may have taken over the lead role at running back in the Hogs’ offense.
Jyruss Edwards, RB-UL-Monroe vs Florida Atlantic
Edwards has scored at least one touchdown in four of the Warhawks’ five games this season and faces a Florida Atlantic defense ranked 109th against the run.
Zurlon Tipton, RB-Central Michigan vs Navy
Tipton has scored a touchdown in four of his five starts this season, but hasn’t run for 100 yards since the opening week of the season. Look for the junior running back to top the 100-yard mark against a Navy defense that gives up over 190 yards rushing per game.
Bishop Sankey, RB-Washington vs USC
Sankey surprised us two weeks ago when he ran for 144 yards against Stanford in a nationally televised Thursday night game. The sophomore from Spokane has topped 100 yards in three consecutive games and has scored five touchdowns in that span.
Brandon Carter and Josh Boyce, WRs-TCU at Baylor
Quarterback Trevone Boykin has had a full week to prepare for this game and the Horned Frogs will face the nation’s worst pass defense.
JD McKissic, WR-Arkansas St vs South Alabama
McKissic has passed Josh Jarboe as Ryan Aplin’s favorite target and leads the Red Wolves in receptions (39) and receiving yards (460).
Mike Evans and Ryan Swope, WRs-Texas A&M at Louisiana Tech
The Vegas total in the game between the Aggies and Bulldogs has reached 80, so start Quarterback Johnny Manziel’s top two receivers against the nation’s second-worst pass defense.
Phillip Dorsett, WR-Miami vs North Carolina
Dorsett had some critical drops last week when the Hurricanes visited South Bend. Look for the sophomore receiver to bounce back in a contest that should produce a ton of points.
Landry Jones, QB-Oklahoma vs Texas
Jones has not thrown for more than 300 yards in any game this year, a feat he achieved eight times last season. Additionally, he has not thrown more than two touchdown passes in a single game since the Sooners’ eighth game of the 2011 season.
Kendial Lawrence, RB-Missouri vs Alabama
Lawrence has been the best fantasy option on the Tigers’ roster this season, but starting him against Alabama is like giving points to your opponent.
Zac Stacy, RB-Vanderbilt vs Florida
Stacy failed to reach the 100-yard mark last week against Missouri (72 rushing yards), but he was able to cross the goal line a couple of times. We’re not so sure that fantasy owners will get that much out of the senior tailback this Saturday against a stingy Florida defense.
Andre Williams, RB-Boston College at Florida St
If the Eagles weren’t playing at Florida State this week, Williams would have made our Waiver Wire list (;). Owners must sit Williams against the ‘Noles, but if you have room on your roster, he could be valuable next week against Georgia Tech.
Knile Davis, RB-Arkansas vs Kentucky
We had lofty expectations in the preseason for Davis, but it seems he has taken a backseat to Dennis Johnson and his playing time will be significantly reduced.
Chris Nwoke, RB-Colorado St at San Diego St
Nwoke turned in his best performance of the season last week against Fresno State, rushing for 68 yards on 16 carries. However, fantasy owners must temper their expectations for the junior running back this week because the Rams are ranked 118th in the nation in rushing yards and 117th in points scored.
Rashad Greene, WR-Florida St vs Boston College
Last week, Green caught a season-high six passes for 60 yards against North Carolina State. However, the sophomore receiver has been too inconsistent for fantasy owners this year, averaging three receptions and 40 yards per game.
by Joe DiSalvo, thecffsite.com
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