Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Week 2 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...

Last Week
Charlie Weis’ Stomach Staples took Week 1 by a score of 183-176, led by Chase Daniel (Missouri) and Yvenson Bernard. Both of us went 7-3 in the team picks. I think I would’ve won if I had a team name. Therefore my team shall be known as Paterno Stadium Cleaning Service. Now on to Week 2.

Matthew Stafford (Georgia) played well last week against Oklahoma State, showing that he might be ready to take his team to the next level. This week we will continue to put up good numbers as South Carolina comes to town after a less than impressive win over Louisiana-Lafayette last week. Dennis Dixon (Oregon) is the pure dual threat quarterback. After 141 yards on the ground and 132 through the air, Dixon faces a defense that proved they have trouble stopping a dual threat quarterback.

Running Backs
Nebraska made it clear that they are easing Sam Keller into the offense and are not ready to make him win games. It makes sense if you have Marlon Lucky (Nebraska). He ran for 233 yards and 3 TDs in week one, and will face a Wake Forest defense that was lit up by Boston College. The only positive out of Michigan’s loss last week was Mike Hart (Michigan). He ran for 188 yards and 3 TDs. Look for him to put up similar numbers against Oregon and their Pac-10 quality defense.

Wide Receivers
Early Bennett (Vanderbilt) had a monster day pulling in 13 catches for 223 yards and 3 TDs. Alabama will be gameplanning for him, but I don’t see Nick Saban sliding extra receivers his way. I think Bennett will again have a big day. Early Doucet (LSU) proved week one that he is the reliable receiver for Matt Flynn. Against a good defense in Virginia Tech, he will be relied on heavily by Flynn for success in the passing game.

Losing to Appalachian State was embarrassing and Michigan will be coming out looking for redemption. The offense will have a big day against Oregon’s defense. Look for them to put up a ton of points and redeem themselves from last week’s defeat. Notre Dame looked confused and atrociously bad all game long against Georgia Tech. They’re hoping Jimmy Clausen will be the answer, but making your first start in the evening in Happy Valley is a daunting task, even for the chosen one. And since I will be in attendance, I can help cheer on Penn State’s defense as they shutdown Notre Dame.

Week 2 Picks (Home team in bold)
#5 Oklahoma (1-0) over Miami (FL) (1-0)
#16 Nebraska (1-0) over Wake Forest (0-1)
Alabama (1-0) over Vanderbilt (1-0)
Michigan (0-1) over Oregon (1-0)
#22 Boise State (1-0) over Washington (1-0)
#23 Texas A&M (1-0) over Fresno State (1-0)
#11 Georgia (1-0) over South Carolina (1-0)
#14 Penn State (1-0) over Notre Dame (0-1)
#7 Texas (1-0) over #22 TCU (1-0)
#2 LSU (1-0) over #9 Virginia Tech (1-0)

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