Monday, July 18, 2011

Big East QB Fantasy Rankings

Okay, the birthday week is over, back to the grind folks. It's time to take a look at the upcoming season from a fantasy perspective. Yes, I play college fantasy football, and you should too. Here is a look at the Big East's Quarterbacks.

Zeus Level:

Zach Collaros (Cincinnati): Dude should put up monster numbers. And, having a duel-threat quarterback in fantasy football is very key. Collaros had an off year, and still totaled 30 touchdowns. Look for these numbers to improve this season as Collaros gets more acquainted to Butch Jones' system.
Pros: Duel-Threat, Big Play Ability, QB-Friendly System
Cons: Interception-Prone, Low Completion Percentage, Durability
2010 Stats: 3104 Total yards, 30 Total TD's, 14 INT

Geno Smith (West Virginia): Coming off a breakout year, Smith is expected to shine in his new system. It could be a remarkable year if he quickly adjusts to Dana Holgorsen's offense. He finished 2010 with 24 TD's with an inept offensive coordinator. He also has a good crop of receivers, which make things even easier for the big man.
Pros: Accuracy, Awareness, QB Friendly-System
Cons: Durability, Offensive Line
2010 Stats: 2970 Total Yards, 24 TDs, 7 INT

Middle Round Value:

B.J. Daniels (South Florida): He had a very inconsistent 2010, but finished strongly. Many believe Daniels is poised to get back to his solid form in year two of the Skip Holtz' Era in Tampa. Even with his struggles and injury issues, Daniels managed to total 16 touchdowns in 11 games. However, his turnover numbers will have to fall to become an elite fantasy player.
Pros: Duel-Threat, Good Arm, Fits System
Cons: Interception-prone, Durability, Receivers
2010 Stats: 1928 Total Yards, 16 Total TDs, 13 INT

Tino Sunseri (Pitt): Here is your typical middle round pick. Sunseri won't wow anyone, but should put up pretty good numbers. He will have a nice running game to open things up, with solid receivers to throw at. He's not the biggest guy, doesn't have the best arm. He quietly goes through the motions.
Pros: Accuracy, Durability, Receivers
Cons: Big-Play Ability, Poise
2010 Stats: 2680 Total Yards, 18 Total TDs, 9 INT

Ryan Nassib (Syracuse): It was a breakthrough season for Nassib, as Syracuse reached a bowl for the first time in a long time. Nassib totaled 20 touchdowns in his first year starting. His accuracy will need to improve to take the next step, but having a solid crop of receivers should help. Nassib could be a solid late round steal if still on the board.
Pros: System, Receivers, Fearless
Cons: Accuracy, Big-Play Ability
2010 Stats: 2334 Total Yards, 20 Total TDs, 8 INT


Chas Dodd (Rutgers): Should be the starter, and did show some promise last season. Needs to improve his decision-making and accuracy. He will have a great group of receivers around him.

Will Stein (Louisville): Didn't get a lot of time in 2010, and will probably split time with Teddy Bridgewater. You may want to consider Bridgewater in a big keeper league.

UConn: I wouldn't suggest any of these beauties.

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