Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/16/12
The playoffs are here.  No time to mess around now.  Put in your best lineup and let the best man win.  Here are the key fantasy games on the docket. Seems that the most intriguing action is backloaded later in the day.12:00pm ETIowa at MichiganIt's Senior Day in Ann Arbor, but it appears Denard Robinson will be nothing more than a spectator in this one. Northwestern at Michigan StateThose of who've been spoiled with Venric Mark as a loophole WR have a difficuly decision to make here.  Sparty is coming off a bye, they're at home, and their defense will be ready to roll.UCF at TulsaThis game pits the two best teams in C-USA. The Tulsa defense has tightened things up over the last few weeks. Can Latavius Murray continue on his tear? He's accounted for 12 touchdowns over his last five games.Houston at MarshallRakeem Cato cooled off last week at UAB, only passing for 216 yards and 2 scores - well below his normal output.  Can he rebound against a beat up Houston squad? Fantasy managers certainly hope so.1:30pm ETWashington at ColoradoBishop Sankey could rush for 200+ in this one if the coaches let him. Can Buffalo RB/TE Christian Powell produce anything close to his stellar 132-2 rushing performance from last week?3:00pm ETUSC at UCLALee, Barkley, Woods, Hundley, Franklin... on paper, this one screams of fantasy gold. Let's hope it lives up to the hype.3:30pm ETWake Forest at Notre DameMichael Campanaro is obviously a dangerous play in South Bend. Can he produce some garbage time points? Start him at your own risk.  Sam Houston State at Texas A&MSam Houston State boasts one of the most dangerous offenses in FCS. This could be good news for Johnny Manziel owners.  The longer SHSU can hang around with the Aggies, the longer Manziel plays.  Minnesota at NebraskaT-Magic should have a field day against the Gophers. Will Rex Burkhead's possible return ruin Ameer Abdullah's fantasy value?Texas Tech at Oklahoma StateIn their last two outings, Oklahoma State has been involved in shootouts (74 and 89 total points scored). Can they make it three in a row?Duke at Georgia TechVad Lee put up 34 fantasy points last week against UNC. Can he do the same to that other school from Tobacco Road?Nevada at New MexicoCody Fajardo and Stefphon Jefferson have carried their fantasy owners for most of the year. Don't let them down now, boys.Ohio State at WisconsinBraxton Miller meets Montee Ball. Who's the fantasy king of the Big Ten?4:00pm ETUtah State at Louisiana TechHere's the best game of the day that nobody in the mainstream media will pay any attention to. Kerwynn Williams, Chuckie Keeton, Quiinton Patton, Kenneth Dixon and Colby Cameron all have the capability to put up big numbers.7:00pm ETOklahoma at West VirginiaGeno Smith & company finally got back on track last week fantasy-wise against Oklahoma State.  Can they keep it rolling against a far better Sooner defense?8:00pm ETKansas State at BaylorIf Collin Klein can stay healthy, he should manhandle a terrible Baylor defense. The question is whether Nick Florence and Terrance Williams can do any damage against a pretty solid KSU D.Stanford at OregonAnother great game with huge national title implications. Kenjon Barner was very quiet against Cal last week. Too quiet. The Cardinal defense is the best the Ducks will see all year.10:00pm ETArizona at UtahWord is that Matt Scott could return to action in this one. How well he can play will directly affect WR Austin Hill, but is his return a bad thing for the scorching hot Ka'Deem Carey?
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Browns will take Myles Garrett No. 1 overall

Report: Sherman wants to be traded to Patriots

Report: Carmelo Anthony trying to save marriage with wife La La

Report: Falcons ‘plotting a potential move up’ in first round

Yoenis Cespedes exits game with left hamstring pull

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Marcus Maye declined invite to NFL draft to attend graduation

49ers GM was classmates with this top NFL Draft prospect

Colts' David Parry pleads guilty, faces three years in prison

Report: Former Washington GM running scouting service, advising NFL teams

NFL to honor late Steelers owner Dan Rooney during draft

Jimmy Garoppolo not sweating trade rumors as draft nears

The 'NFL Draft Day is finally upon us' quiz

Most memorable 'NFL Draft weekend drama' stories

Everything you need for the 2017 NFL Draft

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Eastern rivalries take center stage

Marshawn Lynch gives an already-spurned city hometown appeal

Box Score 4/27: Waiting for Goodell to call our name

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

The 'Bonehead blunder that watered down the 1931 AL home run crown' quiz

Draft prospects we're most excited to see in the NFL

Stanley Cup Playoffs: The West is full of surprises

Box Score 4/26: NFL Draft eve

The 'QB or not QB? That is the question' quiz

College Football News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The 'NFL Draft Day is finally upon us' quiz

Most memorable 'NFL Draft weekend drama' stories

Everything you need for the 2017 NFL Draft

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Eastern rivalries take center stage

Marshawn Lynch gives an already-spurned city hometown appeal

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

The 'Bonehead blunder that watered down the 1931 AL home run crown' quiz

Draft prospects we're most excited to see in the NFL

Stanley Cup Playoffs: The West is full of surprises

How the Astros are following the Cubs' blueprint to the top

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker