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Five For 5: Trendy & Surprising Week 6 College Fantasy Picks

Which players are surprisingly trendy  in college football fantasy?  Here are five  Week 6 picks we found.

Quarterbacks

Two quarterbacks expected to put up great numbers this weekend are David Ash of Texas vs. West Virginia and Terrance Broadway of Louisiana vs. Tulane

1. David Ash: “Ash should have no problem reaching the 300 yd plateau for a 3rd consecutive contest,” says Phil Steele.  ”The West Virginia defense is in shambles and is likely to stay that way,” adds Will Harris at ESPN.

2. Terrance Broadway: Athlon Sports says his ” confidence should continue to grow as he faces a Tulane defense allowing 42.8 points per game.” Phil Steele agrees: “If our projections are right, Broadway will be a big addition to many fantasy teams in the next few weeks.”

Running Backs

3. Trayion Durham of Kent State vs. Eastern Michigan is the consensus pick here with Athlon liking both Durham and teammate Dri Archer.  ”Expect another 2-3 scores this week against an Eastern Michigan defense that gives up 36.3 points per game.” Kevin Mount at College Football Geek focuses just on Durham. “He is a load to bring down and has surprisingly good speed for such a big back.”

Defenses

4. Rutgers vs. Connecticut is the pick here with with Will Harris liking the Scarlet Knights chances against a Huskies offense that “hasn’t been able to move the ball consistently all season, even against weaker defenses.” Phil Steele adds that “our projections have Rutgers potentially keeping the Huskies from reaching double digits here in an expected low scoring affair.” (Total on that game is 40 points.)

Passing Combination

5. The Marshall duo of quarterback Rakeem Cato and wide receiver Tommy Shuler vs. Tulsa. ESPN’s Will Harris like Cato. “Tulsa’s defense is one of the league’s best, but is gassed after two tight games versus Fresno State and UAB.” Kevin Mount at College Football Geek isn’t nearly as impressed with Tulsa’s defense and likes Shuler’s chances- coming off a 19-catch performance against Purdue. “The Tulsa defense is soft like butter and will probably struggle to slow down the Marshall passing game.”

Extra – Fantasy Disagreement Of The Week

This one will have interest in SEC country with fantasy gurus divided on the Vanderbilt-Missouri game. Phil Steele likes the Missouri defense. “We project the Tigers defense to hold the Commodores to just 15 pts and 304 total yards.”  Athlon disagrees, saying to bench Missouri quarterback James Franklin - “you can’t convince us that Franklin is the same quarterback since his shoulder injury” – and to start Vanderbilt running back Zac Stacy – “we’re expecting the Vandy offense to rely heavily on its senior tailback this week…”

A few other SEC fantasy notes. Athlon recommends benching Florida running back Mike Gillislee against LSU noting that the Tigers defense is only giving up 85 yards a game on the ground. College Football Geek recommends Mississippi State’s defense against Kentucky.

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