Posted on October 20, 2014 by chris feery
Week 8 is in the books, another great one on the field capped off by the instant classic FSU-ND game. True to form, we had some things go as planned, others not so much. Although this game is not easy, it surely makes Saturday that much better and keeps us coming back for more. Let’s get started by breaking down the early slate:
FD 50k Sat CFB Hail Mary (Early)
- Top score of 195.44 for 7k, 132.02 minimum score to cash.
- 1st place highlighted by J.T. Barrett - $8,300, 19.9%, 45.14 – Sterling Shepard - $6,700, 8.6%, 33.9 – and Josh Doctson - $4,600, 3.9%, 38.
- Barrett and Doctson were littered across the top 10, on 9/10 and 6/10 respectively.
- Doctson has to be noted again for tremendous value, $4,600 for 38 points.
- Bryce Petty - $10,500, 12%, 16.02 – destroyed some rosters with little performance at a high price.
Posted on October 20, 2014 by Todd DeVries
This time of year, the pickings can be pretty slim on the waiver wire.
This week’s list includes a handful of retreads names from the past that have resurfaced, a couple short-term injury replacements that have been given an opportunity, and others worth a roll of the dice.
As always, remember that we cater this report to a wide array of league formats and player pool, so the names that may be obvious to some may not be to others.
SNATCH ‘EM UP
If these guys are still out there, snag them now.
Jaquez Johnson, FAU
He’s not consistent, but when he’s on, HE’S ON. On Saturday he passed for 325-3 and rushed for 95-2. Last five weeks Fantasy PPG: 37, 11, 36, 10, 52.
Tyrone Swoopes, Texas
Swoopes has put together back-to-back productive outings, passing for 300+ in each game and also rushing for a TD in each. Decent matchups with Kansas State and Texas Tech are up next.
Posted on October 20, 2014 by Mike Bainbridge
One thing to take from this past weekend – If you have a Big Ten running back on your roster, you are most likely having a very good season.
Four running backs (David Cobb, Melvin Gordon, Ameer Abdullah and Tevin Coleman) top the nation’s list as the leading rushers in the country, and each topped 100 yards this past weekend. Not to mention, three others (Raheem Mostert, Jeremy Langford and Justin Jackson) also topped that feat on Saturday.
Let’s see who else stood out in Week 8 Champs/Chumps.
1. Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska
146 rush yards, 4 tds
It is the year of the running back in the Big Ten and there is no doubt Ameer Abdullah is near the top of that list. The senior back had three one-yard rushing touchdowns in the second half, giving him four total in the game as the Cornhuskers came back to beat Northwestern to improve to 6-1. Abdullah now ranks third in the country in rushing yards (1,024) and second in rushing touchdowns (14).
2. Jaquez Johnson, Florida Atlantic
23/34, 325 pass yards, 3 tds/95 rush yards, 2 tds
Johnson, as predicted, did follow up his poor outing against Florida International with a stellar performance against Western Kentucky in which he rolled up over 400 yards of total offense and five touchdowns in the win. Johnson got it done both in the air and on the ground, with the help of his big-play wide receiver Lucky Whitehead who now leads the conference in all-purpose yardage and receptions. If the matchup is good, these two are must-plays.