Thursday, September 13, 2007

Week 3 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...

Charlie Weis' Stomach Staples

QB- Colt Brennan
Really a no brainer when he is available. He is top QB in the nation. Brennan has already passed for almost 1,000 and 10 TDs in two games. There is little to think that UNLV can slow down this powerful offense too much. And even if they are slowed a little, Brennan will still have better stats than 95% of the nation.

QB- John David Booty
Being a USC QB means that your stats sheet will be filled up by the end of the year. USC struggled some in their opener against Idaho and they have suffered a few injuries. However, Booty and USC are still loaded at the skill positions and he looks to continue to rack up Heisman-like numbers.

RB- Tashard Choice
Two games, 300 yards rushing and 4 TD has put Choice at the top of the running back race in America. Choice ripped up the porous Notre Dame defense and Samford. Boston College will provide a bit more of a stout defense, but nothing that Tashard Choice won't be able to handle.

RB- Steve Slaton
Slaton has been a stats machine for his entire West Virginia career. He and QB Pat White run over and around opponents at will. Maryland does not have anywhere close the ability to stop Slaton . Oh, and he is also the second leading receiver on the team.

WR- Mario Manningham
With all of Michigan's struggles this year, Manningham has proved to be a constant positive in this otherwise disaster of a year. Manningham leads the team with 11 receptions. With Freshman Ryan Mallet getting his first start, he will be looking to the most reliable receiver on the team. Manningham will see it early and ofter when the Wolverines put the ball in the air.

WR- Darius Reynaud
Though West Virginia dose not throw the ball as much as some teams, when the ball is in the air, you can bet is is headed in Reynaud's way. Reynaud has 14 receptions for 226 and 3 TD already this year. When Pat White can't run or toss to Slaton, the ball will be in Reynaud's hands.

Offense- West Virginia
One of, if not the most powerful offenses in the nation was shut down by Marshall in the 1st half last week, but really turned it on and finished in impressive fashion. Since White and Slaton have been in the Mountaineer backfield, WV has not really been able to be stopped in any game. What are the chance that Maryland will?

Defense- Ohio State
The hallmark of Jim Tressel teams have been defense. If not for a safety, Ohio State would not have let Akron score any points. Oh, and the Buckeye defense has not allowed a TD yet this year. Washington will score, but it won't be many.

#4 West Virginia (2-0) at Maryland (2-0)
Pittsburgh (2-0) at Michigan State (2-0)
Virginia (1-1) at North Carolina (1-1)
#22 Tennessee (1-1) at #5 Florida (2-0)
#10 Ohio State (2-0) at Washington (2-0)
Notre Dame (0-2) at Michigan (0-2)
#16 Arkansas (1-0) at Alabama (2-0)
#1 USC (1-0) at #14 Nebraska (2-0)
#21 Boston College (2-0) at #15 Georgia Tech (2-0)
#24 Hawaii (2-0) at UNLV (1-1)

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