The 2009 fantasy season is winding down.
For some of you, this is the last week of regular-season fantasy games….for others, it is the next-to-last game. Whichever category you fall under, this means jockeying for playoff spots….or jockeying to stay out of the dreaded “fantasy league cellar”.
Week Nine will be an interesting one. Although most FBS conferences are in the thick of their conference action, some notable programs (and QBs) are getting a breather this week.
If you have Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen (photo, thanks GoIrish)…you might think The Great Pumpkin was Santa Claus….for he gets a trip to San Antonio to face woeful Washington State.
PLAY THEM THIS WEEK
Taylor Potts – Texas Tech AND Todd Reesing – Kansas: Both QB saw their teams suffer a tough loss last week, and both should do everything possible to make up for that….like throwing a lot of passes.
Dwight Dasher – Middle Tennessee AND Rusty Smith – Florida Atlantic: Both QBs looking for Sun Belt Supremacy for their teams (is there such a thing as “Sun Belt Supremacy”). Look for both to put up some big stats this week.
Ryan Mallett – Arkansas (vs Eastern Michigan): Mallett should get some nice numbers against a MAC doormat…and a breather from some tough SEC action.
Jimmy Clausen – Notre Dame (vs Washington State in San Antonio, TX): Although I missed the annexation of San Antonio by the state of Washington…this “neutral field” game will allow the Fighting Irish QB to build a nice stat page against a poor Cougar squad that could not beat the Cougars from Sex And The City.
Jordan Jefferson – LSU (vs Tulane): If you are able to snag a QB for just one game….Jefferson could be your one-game wonder. Tulane has been atrocious this season, and this game will give Jefferson a chance to grow his 2009 stats.
OTHERS TO PLAY: Landry Jones – Oklahoma; Tim Tebow – Florida; Jerrod Johnson – Texas A&M; G.J. Kinne – Tulsa; Joe Webb – UAB; Kellen Moore – Boise State; Colin Kaepernick – Nevada
NOTE: Cincinnati QB Tony Pike may be a game-time decision at Syracuse this week….if he does not start, look for backup Zach Collaros to start.
TAKE YOUR CHANCES
Colt McCoy – Texas AND Zac Robinson – Oklahoma State: This is a huge game for both, and could mean a slot in the Big XII Championship game. The QBs are quite good, but, this game will probably be dictated by the defenses and ground game (especially if Cowboys RB Kendall Hunter returns for this one). (Zac Robinson, right, thanks IconSMI)
Jeremiah Masoli – Oregon AND Matt Barkley – USC: This game pretty much is for the Pac-10 title, and more than likely will be low-scoring. Both teams will have to run the ball often to win this game.
Dan LeFevour – Central Michigan (vs Boston College): Big game for the Chippewas as they host BC. Although LeFevour is one of the best fantasy QBs out there…The Chips QB probably will not have as big a day as he would against MAC foes.
PASS ON THEM
Bo Levi Mitchell – SMU (at Tulsa): Mitchell is an improving QB, but, Tulsa has a vastly improved defense this season, and, is a little more in tune to stop a Run-N-Shoot offense. Could be a tough week for Mitchell.
Ricky Dobbs – Navy (Temple) still out with a cracked knee cap.
NOTABLES OFF THIS WEEK
Greg McElroy – Alabama; Max Hall – BYU; Nick Foles – Arizona; Jake Locker – Washington; Bill Stull – Pittsburgh