Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/17/13
Start ‘Em:Byron Marshall – Oregon vs. Washington StateMarshall has three straight games with over 100 yards rushing and has scored four rushing touchdowns during that span. He seems likely to go over 100 yards rushing again this week regardless of whether or not DeAnthony Thomas plays. Expect this Duck to be way too much for the Wazzu defense to handle.STAFF PICK – KEVIN MOUNT         Jay Ajayi –Boise State vs. NevadaAjayi has scored in every game this season except for the opener against Washington. He could find the end zone multiple times this week against a Nevada rush defense that ranks 123rd in the country and has allowed 20 rushing scores on the season. Expect big numbers from this Bronco in Week Eight. STAFF PICK – KEVIN MOUNT          Kevin Parks – Virginia vs. DukeWhile Duke is improving, they still are no defensive powerhouse. Parks had a good week against Maryland rushing 28 times for 112 yards and one score. While something like 18 carries is more realistic for this week, don’t be surprised if he cracks 100 yards and a score again.STAFF PICK – JOE ARPASITim Cornett – UNLV at Fresno StateCornett is the heart and soul of the Rebel offense. UNLV will be tested by a Fresno team that can score in bunches. That means Cornett and company are going to have to try and keep pace in this touchdown battle. Look for the ball in Cornett’s hands often.STAFF PICK – JOE ARPASIT.J. Yeldon-Alabama vs. ArkansasAfter a rather disappointing start to the year, Yeldon has bounced back nicely during the past three games. His success will continue against the Razorbacks as he should rush for close to 100-yards and score at least one touchdown.STAFF PICK – RYAN MOSSTre Mason- Auburn vs. Texas A&MMason has scored five touchdowns in the last three weeks and is a good bet to find the end zone at least once this week against Texas A&M. The Aggies are allowing over 200 rushing yards per game so expect Auburn to pound the ball on the ground, keeping Johnny Football off the field.STAFF PICK – RYAN MOSSSit ‘Em:Ryan Jackson – Houston vs. BYUIt was nice while it lasted, but the ride appears to be over for Mr. Jackson. Kenneth Farrrow returned from injury last week and promptly received 15 carries to 7 for Jackson. Jackson’s fantasy future which once seemed so bright now has a stormy forecast. Sit Jackson against BYU this week. STAFF PICK – KEVIN MOUNT         Trayion Durham – Kent State vs. South AlabamaDurham has only cracked the 100-yard mark once this season and has three games with less than 40 yards rushing. The South Alabama rush defense has been pretty good this season and could make it tough on Durham this week.STAFF PICK – KEVIN MOUNT         Jerome Smith – Syracuse at Georgia TechSmith had his best fantasy performance of the season last week against Clemson with 140 yards and one score. While he has been reliable this season for fantasy owners, Georgia Tech presents some challenges. Their defense is tough and the option offense eats the clock and limits opponent possessions. Smith won’t be terrible this week but he should perform below his season average.STAFF PICK – JOE ARPASI        Ryan Jackson – Houston vs. BYUThe fact that Jackson only had seven carries last week was eye opening along with his one yard per carry average. The return of Kenneth Farrow is the major concern. He carried the ball 15 times last week but only averaged 2.2 yards per carry. BYU is a battle tested team that will make it hard sledding for Houston on the ground. STAFF PICK – JOE ARPASIAlex Collins- Arkansas vs. AlabamaCollins and the Arkansas offense have struggled the past two weeks against two tough defenses, South Carolina and Florida. Things won’t get any easier this week against Alabama, so keep the freshman running back on the bench.STAFF PICK – RYAN MOSSTre Madden- USC vs. Notre DameMadden is a little banged up and his status for Saturday is a question mark right now. Even if he does play, fantasy owners should keep him on the bench. The return of Silas Redd cuts into Madden’s carries and the Fighting Irish have done a pretty good job stopping the run this year.STAFF PICK – RYAN MOSS
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