Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Fantasy Football All-Stars: College Edition

As I prepare for my own NFL fantasy football draft, I wonder what would happen if there was a college football fantasy draft. Based upon the results of week one and their past performances, this would be my ideal college football fantasy line-up:

- Dan LeFevour, Central Michigan
LeFevour accounted for over 3,600 yards passing, over 1,100 yard rushing and 45 touchdowns. Plus, his team tends to give up a lot of points quickly, meaning more time on the field for him to pad his stats.
- Tim Tebow, Florida
As much as I hate him, Tebow was accountable for 55 touchdowns in 2007. He is listed as the back up here because I see no way in which Timmy can continue to take the pounding he took last year and stay healthy.

Running Back

- Knowshon Moreno, Georgia
Over 100 yards and 3 touchdowns on only 10 touches in week one speaks for itself. Moreno scored 13 rushing touchdowns last year and only started part of the season. With Brannan Southerland out for a few games, those carries at the goal line will be shifted to Knowshon.
- PJ Hill, Wisconsin
A workhorse back who racked up over 200 yards in week 1. His large size combined with good speed makes him a threat from outside the red zone or at the 2 yard line. He scored 15 touchdowns and 14 touchdowns in his first two years on campus, I expect more of the same in ’08.

Tight End

- Dennis Pitta, BYU
After a solid freshman year of 17 catches back in 2004, Pitta returned from his mission to BYU in 2007 and hauled in 59 passes. A key target for quarterback Max Hall, Pitta had 11 catches for over 200 yards in week 1.
- Travis Beckum, Wisconsin
Led all TE’s in receiving last year with 982 yards, he will continue to be a focal point in the play action game for Wisconsin.

Wide Receiver

- Jeremy Maclin, Missouri
80 catches, over 1,000 yards and 9 touchdowns as a freshmen. Plus, he puts up additional points for his work in the return game.
- Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech
Crabtree had the best season ever for a freshman receiver, amassing 134 catches for nearly 2,000 yards and 22 touchdowns. If he was in the NFL, he would be a number one pick in any fantasy draft.
- Jarret Dillard, Rice
Dillard had 21 touchdowns as a sophomore and 14 as a junior for the Owls. He has gotten off to a great start again in ’08 with 7 catches and 3 scores in a week 1 win over SMU.


- Blair Walsh, Georgia
The kid has ice in his veins. Walsh nailed a 52 yard field goal with ten yards to spare on the very first attempt of his career. With the Dawgs explosive offense, Walsh should pick up plenty of PAT’s as well.


- LSU or Oklahoma
Both have quick defenses which score a lot of points.

Who to Avoid?
- Cullen Harper, James Davis – Really, anyone on Clemson, because their coaching is horrible.
- Georgia receivers – Coach Bobo likes to spread the ball out too much.
- Todd Reesing – Kansas got lucky, it won’t happen again.
- USC tailbacks – No one will emerge as the feature back as Carroll and company continue to use running back by committee.

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