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Which players should be in your fantasy lineup this week?
Whether you are stuck at .500 or trying to stay atop your league standings, the next two weeks will likely determine your playoff fate. We’ve tried to identify as many on-the-fence players as we could to help with some of the tougher roster decisions. As always, if you have any start/bench questions or need additional insight on roster decisions, please reach out to us via email or twitter.
Taylor McHargue, QB-Rice at Southern Miss
McHargue can be hit or miss, but this week he faces a defense giving up 39 points per game and over 200 yards per game on the ground.
Ameer Abdullah, RB-Nebraska vs Michigan
Rex Burkhead is not expected to play this weekend against Michigan, so expect Abdullah to receive 20-plus carries and carry the load on the ground for the Cornhuskers.
Dennis Johnson, RB-Arkansas vs Ole Miss
Since taking over as the lead back in Arkansas two games ago, Johnson has rushed for 158 yards and scored five touchdowns.
Chris Nwoke, RB-Colorado St vs Hawaii
Nwoke has been a fantasy bust in 2012, but we’re expecting him to run for a season-high this week against a Hawaii defense giving up 233.7 rushing yards per game.
Jahwan Edwards, RB-Ball St at Army
Army is giving up 235.3 rushing yards per game, so look for Edwards to be the fantasy stud this week for Ball State instead of receivers Willie Snead and Jamill Smith.
Charlie Moore, WR-Oklahoma St vs TCU
Moore is on a roll over the past two games, catching 13 passes for 226 yards and two touchdowns. Plus, TCU’s defense is allowing over 31 points and 220 passing yards per game, so the potential is there for another solid fantasy outing.
Terence Davis, WR-Wake Forest vs Clemson
Davis was a fantasy dud last week catching only one pass in Wake Forest’s 16-10 win at Virginia. If the Demon Deacons are to have any chance against Clemson this week, Davis will have to be a factor in the passing game.
Allen Robinson, WR-Penn St vs Ohio St
Robinson has only failed to reach the end zone twice in seven games this season and this week he faces an Ohio State defense giving up over 271 passing yards per game.
Tevin Washington, QB-Georgia Tech vs BYU
Washington has been splitting time with freshman Vad Lee and this week the Yellow Jackets face a BYU defense giving up less than 95 rushing yards per game.
Aaron Murray, QB-Georgia vs Florida
After leaving Murray out of our Top 30 quarterback rankings last week, he proved us wrong by having his best game of the season. We’re not getting sucked in this week when the Bulldogs take on the Gators in Jacksonville.
Brett Smith, QB-Wyoming vs Boise St
Smith may be able to conjure up some yards against the Boise State defense, but he will be challenged to find the end zone against a defense giving up only 13.6 points per game.
Todd Gurley, RB-Georgia vs Florida
Three weeks ago Gurley was a must-start, but fantasy owners that are in dire need of a win may want to steer away from starting the freshman against the Florida defense.
LaDarius Perkins, RB-Mississippi St at Alabama
Perkins has found the end zone in every game this season, but we’re projecting that he will fail to either score or reach the 100-yard mark on the road against the Crimson Tide this weekend.
Dri Archer and Trayion Durham, RBs-Kent St at Rutgers
It’s difficult to suggest sitting two guys that have accounted for 18 of their team’s 25 touchdowns, but facing Rutgers’ defense on the road makes each of them an iffy play.
Justin Hunter, WR-Tennessee at South Carolina
We’re benching Hunter for the second consecutive week and holding out on starting him until the Vols face Troy next week at home.
Conner Vernon, WR-Duke at Florida St
Vernon is a little banged up and we don’t want owners to take a chance starting Duke’s leading receiver against the nation’s 7th-ranked pass defense.
by Joe DiSalvo, thecffsite.com
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