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College Fantasy Football: Examining the Best Players in the Big East

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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 the Big East in terms of fantasy options for 2012:

2012 Preseason Big East 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—B.J. Daniels, Sr. (South Florida)

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Last season:  Passed for 2,585 yards and 13 TDs, rushed for 601 yards and 6 TDs.

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 1-2-3; Chattanooga, @ Nevada, Rutgers

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  Bye, @ Miami, @ Cincinnati

QB—Chris Coyer, Jr. (Temple)

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Last season:  Passed for 463 yards and 6 TDs, rushed for 562 yards and 3 TDs.

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 11-12-13; Cincinnati, @ Army, Syracuse

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  Cincinnati, @ Army, Syracuse

RB—Lyle McCombs, So. (Connecticut)

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Last season:  Rushed for 1,151 yards and 7 TDs, 19 receptions for 172 yards and TD.

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 3-4-5; @ Maryland, @ W. Michigan, Buffalo

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  Pitt, Bye, @ Louisville

RB—Ray Graham, Sr. (Pitt)

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Last season:  Rushed for 958 yards and 9 TDs, 30 receptions for 200 yards, missed five games (knee).

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 8-9-10; @ Buffalo, Temple, @ Notre Dame

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  @ UConn, Bye, Rutgers

RB—Matt Brown, Sr. (Temple)

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Last season:  Rushed for 916 yards and 6 TDs as primary backup to Bernard Pierce.

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 1-2-3-4; Villanova, Maryland, Bye, @ Penn St

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  Cincinnati, @ Army, Syracuse

WR—Alec Lemon, Sr. (Syracuse)

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Last season:  Led the team with 68 receptions for 834 yards and 6 TDs.

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 3-4-5-6; Stony Brook, @ Minnesota, Bye, Pitt

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Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  Louisville, @ Missouri, @ Temple

WR—Brandon Coleman, So. (Rutgers)

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Last season:  17 receptions for 552 yards and 6 TDs.

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 8-9-10-11; @ Temple, Kent St, Bye, Army

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  Army, @ Cincinnati, @ Pitt

WR—Anthony McClung, Jr. (Cincinnati)

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Last season:  Led the team with 49 receptions for 683 yards and 6 TDs.

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 6-7-8; Miami (OH), Fordham, @ Toledo

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  @ Temple, Rutgers, S. Florida

TE—Ryan Griffin, Sr. (Connecticut)

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Last season:  33 receptions for 499 yards and 3 TDs.

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 1-2-3; UMass, NC St, @ Maryland

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  Pitt, Bye, @ Louisville

FLEX—Demetris Murray, Sr. (South Florida)

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Last season:  Rushed for 503 yards and 8 TDs, 18 receptions for 205 yards.

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 1-2-3; Chattanooga, @ Nevada, Rutgers

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  Bye, @ Miami, @ Cincinnati

K—Maikon Bonani, Sr. (South Florida)

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Last season: 15-for-17 on FG attempts, 50-for-50 on extra points.

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 1-2-3; Chattanooga, @ Nevada, Rutgers

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  Bye, @ Miami, @ Cincinnati

DEF/ST—Rutgers Scarlet Knights

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Last season:  No. 8 scoring defense, No. 9 passing defense, No. 14 total defense.

Best 3-game stretch of 2012:  Weeks 8-9-10-11; @ Temple, Kent St, Bye, Army

Playoff Weeks (11-12-13):  Army, @ Cincinnati, @ Pitt

Top 5 Reserves

QB—Teddy Bridgewater, So. (Louisville)

RB—Jawan Jamison, So. (Rutgers)

RB—George Winn, Sr. (Cincinnati)

WR—DeVante Parker, So. (Louisville)

WR—Devin Street, Jr. (Pitt)

By Joe DiSalvo

The College Fantasy Football Site

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Related Content: Athlon's 2012 College Fantasy Football Rankings