Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Week 1 Spotlight

What better way to enjoy a great thing like college football, then with Fantasy College Football. Every week the Drinking the Forty staff will be picking their fantasy team from the top 10 matchups of the upcoming week in College Football. Below, our picks...

Erik Ainge (Tennessee), rebounding after a terrible sophomore season, had a great season. He torched California last year at home, and as a senior will have another big game. Brett Ratliff (Utah) threw for 3,000 yards last season as a junior, and in the Utah offensive system will continue to put up big numbers. Facing a Pac-10 defense in Oregon State, Ratliff will come out of the gates firing.

Running Backs
Tashard Choice (Georgia Tech) emerged as one of the top running backs in the ACC in 2006. He will be relied on even more in 2007 with the graduation of Reggie Ball and the departure of Calvin Johnson. He faces a Notre Dame defense that was terrible a year ago. He will have a big day. Amir Pinnix (Minnesota) was one of the few bright spots for Minnesota last season. Facing a weak Bowling Green, Pinnix will start off 2007 on a good note.

Wide Receivers
Adarius Bowman (Oklahoma State) had a monster season as a junior for the Cowboys last year. In a pass oriented Oklahoma State offense, and the departure of DaJuan Woods he will reak havoc on an overrated Georgia team. In the Pac-10, they know offense. Sammie Stroughter (Oregon State) is coming off close to 1300 yards a year ago and will continue to put up big numbers against a Utah team not known for defense.

The Missouri Tigers bring back most of an offense that scored about 35 points a game last season. They open up the season against one of the worst teams in the Big Ten, Illinois. This game could get ugly. Boston College takes on Wake Forest in an ACC battle between two strong defenses. Wake Forest won't be able to re-create the magic from last season, and Boston College's defense will shut them down.

Week 1 Picks
Oregon State over Utah
Colorado over Colorado State
Georgia Tech over Notre Dame
Boston College over Wake Forest
Mississippi over Memphis
Missouri over Illinois
#13 Georgia over Oklahoma State
#15 Tennessee over #12 California
Minnesota over Bowling Green
#19 Florida State over Clemson

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