Making my debut here on Daily Fantasy Grind blog, and hoping these picks can help you guys fill out your lineups this week for a profit. I’ve been playing, following and coaching football for my entire life.
1. Marcus Mariota – Oregon
Mariota leads the nation’s most prolific offense. He was 12-for-21 for 234 yards and a TD passing and also ran five times for 113 more yards and another TD. He should do more of the same this week against Virginia.
2. Johnny Manziel – Texas A&M
Johnny Football sat out the first half last week and then was benched in the fourth quarter after a personal foul penalty. He did manage to go 6-for-8 for 94 yards and three TDs in the Aggies’ win over Rice. He’ll start and tear up Sam Houston State this week.
3. Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville
This year’s best NFL prospect, Bridgewater will play a little more than a half this week against FCS opponent Eastern Kentucky. His numbers will probably approach last week’s: 23-for-28, 355 yards, and five touchdowns.
4. Braxton Miller, Ohio State
The top dual-threat QB in the country, Miller threw for 178 yards and ran for 77 more in last week’s win over Buffalo. He’ll do more of the same against San Diego State, which was one of seven FBS teams to lose to an FCS team.
5. Tajh Boyd, Clemson
Boyd will continue to shine against South Carolina State this week. He was 18-of-30 for 270 yards and three touchdowns passing in the Tigers’ win over No. 5 Georgia last week. Boyd also rushed for 42 yards and two more touchdowns.
1. Todd Gurley – Georgia
In the loss to Clemson, Gurley had 154 yards rushing on just 12 carries, including a dramatic 75-yard TD run, one of two touchdowns he scored on the night. Georgia and Gurley face another test this week against South Carolina.
2. Lache Seastrunk – Baylor
A former Oregon transfer, Seastrunk was on fire last week with 111 yards on 11 carries. He scored twice, the longest a 23-yarder. He should have another big day against Buffalo this week.
3. De’Anthony Thomas – Oregon
One of the nation’s most dynamic players, Thomas has tremendous speed which was evident in Oregon’s win over Nicholls State last week. Thomas had 128 yards on 18 carries and scored two touchdowns.
4. James White – Wisconsin
White was one of three Badger backs over 100 yards last week with 143 yards on 11 carries. He scored on a 51-yard TD run and should have a big day against Tennessee Tech this weekend.
5. Jordan Hall – Ohio State
Hall carried 21 times for 159 yards and two touchdowns last week in a win over Buffalo. He also caught three passes. The Buckeyes have San Diego State this week.
1. Jordan Matthews – Vanderbilt
Vandy’s top receiver should have a field day against Austin Peay this week. He had 10 receptions last week for 178 yards in a loss to Ole Miss.
2. Davante Adams – Fresno State
One of the country’s most exciting receivers, Adams put on a clinic last week with 14 catches for 148 yards and two TDs in an overtime win over Rutgers. If he plays more than a half, he’ll most likely do the same against Cal Poly.
3. Sammy Watkins – Clemson
Watkins led Clemson in receiving last week with six catches for 127 yards and a 77-yard TD reception. He’ll be on the receiving end of several of Boyd’s throws Saturday against South Carolina State.
4. Jared Abbrederis – Wisconsin
In Wisconsin’s offense, Abbrederis is the go-to receiver. He only caught two passes last week, but both were for touchdowns. Expect more big plays against Tennessee Tech this week.
5. Marqise Lee – USC
Lee added another stellar performance last week against Hawaii. He hauled in eight passes for 104 yards. USC takes on Washington State next week. Lee should carve up their secondary.
1. Eric Ebron – North Carolina
Ebron had three catches for 32 yards last week and should draw more attention from QB Bryn Renner this week as the Tar Heels play Middle Tennessee State.
(Note: the best TE in the country is probably Austin Sefaris-Jenkins at Washington, but the Huskies don’t play this week.)
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