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Trending Now – College Football Fantasy Week 3

Looking for some last minutes strategy for your college football fantasy team?  We scoured the Internet to find some consensus picks.  Here’s what we found.

Quarterbacks

Four standouts here – UCLA’s Brett Hundley, TCU’s Casey Pachall, Ryan Nassib of Syracuse and Colby Cameron of Louisiana Tech

Hundley: “He could post another huge stat line against a lousy Houston defense that ranks 93rd in the country versus the pass,” says CollegeFootballGeek.com.  Meanwhile Athlon Sports says, “The dual-threat freshman quarterback should be a must-start in what figures to be a fantasy-rich contest between the Bruins and Cougars.”

Pachall: “Look for Pachall to throw at least two scores on Saturday and a mess of yards,” predicts CollegeFootball Geek.   ”He should get a lot more playing time this week on the road at Kansas…” notes Athlon

Nassib: Athlon says, “This week, the competition gets much easier when Stony Brook comes into the Carrier Dome.” While CollegeFootballGeek says, “look for Nassib to go over 300 yards passing once again in Week Three.”

Cameron: He “was 34 of 52 for 353 yards and three touchdowns in last week’s track meet at Houston,” says Athlon. ”Next on the docket is a Rice defense that was torched for 646 yds in their season opener against UCLA,” says Phil Steele.  

Running Backs

Only one running back that all three of these sites like for Week 3 – Northwestern’s Venric Mark. 

Phil Steele: “Venric Mark has been a flat out beast the first 2 weeks of the season for the 2-0 Wildcats.”

CollegeFootballGeek:  ”He has been a pleasant surprise to fantasy owners and could continue to shine against an average BC defense.”

Athlon: “Mark has become a must-start in deeper leagues.”

Wide Receivers

Phil Steele and CollegeFootballGeek like Western Michigan’s Jaime Wilson and Penn State’s Allen Robinson.

Steele on Wilson: “On the year Wilson has already pulled in 19 catches thru 2 games and now they face a Minnesota squad that may be a bit overconfident…”

CFG on Wilson: “Neither team plays much defense so this match up with Minnesota could turn into an old fashioned shoot-out.”

Steele on Robinson: “Robinson has already recorded 19 receptions and 186 yds and could find himself in a situation to shine again this weekend against a Navy D that was torched in their opener against Notre Dame.”

CFG on Robinson: “The days of being a running team appear over for the Nittany Lions under new headman, Bill O’Brien.”

Looking for some non-consensus picks?  Look no further than ESPN’s Will Harris.  We couldn’t find a single one of his picks that matched any of the other fantasy football gurus.

Defenses

Finally, some SEC defenses of note to watch this weekend.

CollegeFootballGeek likes Vanderbilt (playing tiny Presbyterian) while Phil Steele likes Mississippi State vs. Troy:  ”Look for the Bulldog D to dominate the line here and slow down this overrated Troy offense.”

ESPN’s Will Harris likes one SEC defense and wants to avoid another.

His pick is Georgia: “Florida Atlantic has managed just 24 points in two games against Wagner and Middle Tennessee State. A sub-100 yard game could be in the offing here, as well as multiple non-offensive touchdowns for the homestanding Dawgs.”

Defense to avoid?  Florida.  ”Look elsewhere for a week as the shorthanded Gators tackle a Tennessee team that throws and catches well, plus will deal with the “College GameDay” crowd for the second consecutive week.”

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