A very interesting Week Five is in the books and it is now time to look ahead to the Sixth 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.
David Ash Texas QB vs. West Virginia:
Ash has rejuvenated the Texas offense and has back-to-back games of over 300 yards passing. He will have to fill the stat sheet this week against West Virginia for Texas to have any chance to keep pace with the Mountaineers. Look for Ash to throw often and likely clear the 300-yard mark for a third straight game on Saturday. Ash has a high ceiling in a potential high scoring Big 12 affair.
Munchie Legaux Cincinnati QB vs. Miami Ohio:
Munchie tore up Virginia Tech last week to the tune of 376 passing yards and three scores. He could find plenty of success this week against a Miami Ohio defense that is allowing 280 yards passing per contest. Legaux can also do plenty of damage with his legs and could burn the Redhawks for a score on the ground this week. Fantasy owners can expect Munchie to approach 300 total yards and add a few scores in Week Six.
Stephen Morris Miami QB vs. Notre Dame:
This play is more about riding the hot hand than a particular match up. Morris is quite simply on fire! He has thrown 1002 yards and seven touchdowns in the last two games. It will not be that easy against a stout Notre Dame pass defense that is only allowing 179 yards per game, but we will ride the hot hand until it cools off. Don’t expect video game type passing numbers this week, but 300 yards and a couple of scores are definitely attainable for Morris against the Irish.
Jamaal Williams BYU RB vs. Utah State:
This 17 year old freshman stepped in for an injured Michael Alisa last week against Hawaii and ran for 155 yards and two scores. He runs very hard and looks to have good speed. He should see plenty of carries this week versus Utah State and could really shine under the Friday night-lights. The Utah State rush defense has been good this season, but the BYU is a very physical team and should be able to find success on the ground. Look for the freshman to find the end zone again in Week Six.
Dareyon Chance Western Michigan RB vs. Massachusetts:
Chance has been gone over 100 yards on the ground in two of the last three games. He will be facing an awful UMASS rush defense that is yielding 252 yards per game this season. The odds look good for Chance to eclipse the 100-yard mark and score a time or two this weekend against the Minutemen.
Trayion Durham Kent State RB vs. Eastern Michigan:
This 260lb monster is averaging 101 rushing yards per game in the last two weeks and scored two rushing touchdowns last week versus Ball State. He is a load to bring down and has surprisingly good speed for such a big back. Durham could rumble all over Eastern Michigan who has the worst ranked rush defense in all of college football, allowing an average of 301 yards per game in 2012. Look for the big guy to top the 100-yard mark and score at least once this week.
Kendial Lawrence Missouri RB vs. Vanderbilt:
Lawrence ran for 104 yards and a score last week against a good Central Florida defense. Things could be much easier for Lawrence this week with the 91st ranked rush defense of Vanderbilt coming to Faurot Field. This Tiger has big play ability and could bust off more than a few big runs on Saturday. Expect Lawrence to post his 2nd straight game of 100 or more rushing yards and likely find pay dirt against the Commodores.
Jaxon Shipley Texas WR vs. West Virginia:
Shipley is coming off a season best three-touchdown performance against Oklahoma State in Week Five. The Texas passing game is starting to show signs of life and Shipley seems to be the favorite target of QB David Ash. The Longhorns will probably have to throw often to keep pace with the scoring machine that is West Virginia. The Mountaineers pass defense is allowing a whopping 350 yards per game, so Texas could find success through the air.
Tommy Shuler Marshall WR vs. Tulsa:
Shuler is coming off a ridiculous 19 catch for 200 yards performance against Purdue. He is averaging just over ten receptions per game and 107 yards receiving. Those numbers could be easily attainable against Tulsa on Saturday. The Tulsa defense is soft like butter and will probably struggle to slow down the Marshall passing game. Fantasy owners can pencil Shuler in for at least 8 grabs and 90 yards in a potential shootout with the Golden Hurricane.
Martel Moore Northern Illinois WR vs. Ball State:
The Northern Illinois offense does not throw the ball all over the field, but there is a good chance its going in the direction of Moore when they do. He has scored a touchdown in four straight games and is averaging almost 16 yards per catch. The match up with Ball State is very enticing as the Cardinals pass defense is atrocious, giving up close to 320 yards per game. Fantasy owners can expect Moore to score once again in Week Six and likely add a decent yardage total.
Brelan Chancellor North Texas WR vs. Houston:
Chancellor has scored in three straight games and has topped 100 yards receiving in the last two. He could have a very productive day against a Houston pass defense that ranks 105th in the nation this season. Chancellor will have to be heavily involved in the offense for North Texas to keep up with the Houston offense. Look for this playmaker to score for the fourth straight game on Saturday.
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