The 2009 season is winding down…
A good number of fantasy owners are already in planning for 2010, because, 2009 is effectively over. A smaller number of you have 2009 still to worry about….whether making your post-season or already in your post-season.
Fortunately, for those still around, it is a good week for the top fantasy QBs. While there are some big contests in many conferences on the slate for this week, a few schools have easy conference matchups, or, non-conference games.
One of those non-conference matchups, yours truly will be in attendance. Texas QB Colt McCoy (photo, thanks IconSMI) faces UCF on Saturday, in one of those late-season, somewhat inter-sectional matchups in Austin.
Oh, and play McCoy this weekend, if you have him
PLAY THEM THIS WEEK
Case Keenum – Houston AND G.J. Kinne – Tulsa: This game, for all practical purposes, will be for the CUSA West title, even though Tulsa has two conference losses. A win by Houston, and they pretty much go to the CUSA title game. Tulsa stumbled vs SMU last week, but, they should hang with the Cougars for most of the game…Kinne needs a big performance to keep it close.
Jimmy Clausen – Notre Dame AND Ricky Dobbs – Navy: Recent ND-Navy games have been riddled with offense, and look for another shoot-out between the two. Both Clausen and Dobbs are good QBs, and will face defenses that are on the weak side.
Blaine Gabbert – Mizzou (at Baylor): The Tigers QB should find the going a little easier this week at Baylor, who has slipped badly since losing star QB Robert Griffin. Gabbert had a nice game at Colorado last week.
Russell Wilson – NC State (vs Maryland): If you still have Wilson, this is a good week to play him. Maryland is not a good team, and, unlike the other ACC schools, never seems ripe to pull off an upset.
Bo Levi Mitchell – SMU (vs Rice): Mitchell got the biggest win of his young career when the Ponies beat Tulsa last week. He should lambaste some Owls this weekend, as winless Rice is arguably the worst team in college football in 2009.
Nick Foles – Arizona (vs Washington State): The Wildcat QB is the reason why ‘Zona is in the top 25, and he will absolutely go Palouse on the Wazzu Cougars, the Pac-10 doormat.
OTHERS TO PLAY: Tim Tebow – Florida; Colt McCoy – Texas; Jerrod Johnson – Texas A&M; Todd Reesing – Kansas; Jacory Harris – Miami (FL); Jeremiah Masoli – Oregon; Max Hall – BYU; Colin Kaepernick – Nevada; Dwight Dasher – Middle Tennessee.
Ryan Mallett – Arkansas (vs South Carolina): Although the Hawgs are probably the better of the two teams (Gamecocks are overrated)…and are hosting USC-East….the Gamecocks play decent defense. If you have another QB on your fantasy roster, play them over Mallett.
HOLD OFF ON THEM
Darryl Clark – Penn State AND Terrelle Pryor – Ohio State: Big game for both, as the Rose Bowl is still on the line for the two schools (though the Nittany Lions need a little help). Defense will dominate this seemingly annual knockdown, drag-out, slugfest. (Terrelle Pryor photo, thanks IconSMI)
Ryan Lindley – San Diego State (vs TCU): Lindley has played quite well for the resurging Aztecs, but, Lindley is not going to have much success vs the Horned Frogs defense. TCU is also trying to get into the BCS National Championship game, and needs to disembowel all opponents the rest of the way.
NOTABLES OFF THIS WEEK
Dan LeFevour – Central Michigan; Aaron Opelt – Toledo; Tom Savage – Rutgers; B.J. Daniels – USF; All Texas Tech QBs