Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 9/10/13
A very interesting Week Two is in the books and it is now time to look ahead to the third week of the college football season and the “sneaky” plays it has in store for fantasy owners. Here is a look at some guys who might fill in nicely for owners in need of a potential diamond in the rough.QB Trevone Boykin, TCU (vs. Texas Tech): Boykin will get to show his wares this week with starting QB Casey Pachall out with an arm injury. He is an outstanding athlete with great rushing ability and could be an outstanding play this week against Texas Tech. The Red Raiders defense is far from stellar and could be in for a long night against Boykin. Fantasy owners can expect a big effort from Boykin against Texas Tech. A day with over 300 total yards and three total scores appears to be well within reach for this Horned Frog in Week Two. QB Nate Sudfeld, Indiana (vs. Bowling Green): The three QB experiment appears to be over for Indiana after Sudfelds’s performance against Navy. Walsh torched the Midshipmen for 398 total yards and four scores. The Indiana defense is abysmal meaning Sudfeld will likely throw the ball often every week. Look for the Hoosiers to put up a ton of points and yards this week against Bowling Green, with Sudfeld leading the way. 300 total yards and a few scores seem about right for Sudfeld in Week Three.QB Blake Bell, Oklahoma (vs. Tulsa): With Trevor Knight out due to a knee injury, the “Bell Dozer” will finally be unleashed this week against Tulsa. We all know what Bell can do with his legs and will see what he can do with his arm in Week Three. Bell may be just the spark that the Sooners offense is looking for and he could post solid numbers this week. Expect this Sooner to run his way into the end zone a couple of times against Tulsa. RB Tyler Gaffney, Stanford (vs. Army): Gaffney made his return to football one to remember. He racked up 104 yards and two scores on the ground and appears to be the lead back for Stanford. He could be in line for a steady diet of carries each week in the power running game of the Cardinal. He should have a nice day against a completely overmatched Army squad this week. Look for another solid day from Gaffney with a 100-yard game and a trip or two to the end zone possible. RB Alex Collins, Arkansas (vs. Southern Miss): This stud freshman is averaging 150 yards per game on the ground and is garnering over 20 carries per game. He has a tremendous blend of power and speed and appears to be on the verge of breaking onto the fantasy scene in a big way. This Razorback could be way too much for Southern Miss to handle this week. Expect Collins to plow through the Golden Eagles defense and post over 100 yards rushing and add a couple of scores. Collins makes for an excellent option in BCS only leagues this week. He also is an excellent option in keeper leagues.RB Brandon Ross, Maryland (vs. UCONN): Ross broke out last week with 149 yards and a score against Old Dominion. He could easily duplicate those numbers this week against a UCONN team that may struggle to keep up with the Maryland offense. Ross could be a nice #2 RB option in BCS only leagues this week. Look for Ross to cross the 100-yard mark for the 2nd week in a row.   RB Jordan James, UCLA (vs. Nebraska): James blew up for 155 yards and a score in Week One against Nevada and appears to have seized control of the starting spot for the Bruins. This week he faces a Nebraska defense that has been underwhelming to say the least thus far in 2013. There could be plenty of offensive fireworks in this contest and James could be a big part of the action. James has a ton of upside this week and could be the hidden gem that some fantasy owners may be looking to find.RB Travis Greene, Bowling Green (vs. Indiana): Greene toted the ball 24 times last week against Kent State and produced 145 yards and a touchdown. He could get another big workload this week as the Falcons try to keep the Indiana offense off the field with a ball control rushing attack. As mentioned earlier, the Hoosiers defense is a sieve and can certainly be run on as Navy proved last week with 444 rushing yards. The Bowling Green offense should put up some points this week and Greene could be a large reason why. WR Jaelen Strong, Arizona State (vs. Wisconsin): This JUCO transfer received a lot of buzz this summer and didn’t disappoint in his first game with the Sun Devils. He snagged a touchdown in a game that Arizona State didn’t have to throw often and looks to have a ton a play-making ability. Strong should see plenty of passes coming his way in a hard fought game with Wisconsin in Week Three. This could be the first of many 100-yard receiving games for Strong. WR Tony Jones, Northwestern (vs. Western Michigan): Jones had a huge game last week against Syracuse with 185 yards and a score through the air. He is developing into a big playmaker for Northwestern and could continue his success this week against Western Michigan. The Broncos are not very good and could get lit up by Jones and the rest of his friends on Saturday night. Look for Jones to make some big plays against Western Michigan this week.Sneaky Defenses:Michigan vs. AkronPitt vs. New MexicoRutgers vs. Eastern MichiganSyracuse vs. WagnerCincinnati vs. Northwestern StateKansas State vs. UMASSUtah State vs. Weber StateOklahoma State vs. LamarNorthwestern vs. Western MichiganArizona vs. UTSA
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