UNC’S BIG GUNS COULD POST BIG FANTASY TOTALS IN THURSDAY’S OPENER
Stephen Christopher 12:00 am, August 29th, 2013
For Thursday, Aug. 29,there are plenty of nationally televised games to kick off the 2013 College Football season. For football fans, this is almost like a national holiday. There aren't a ton of games tonight with significance, but every game can be meaningful for Fantasy purposes.
6pm - North Carolina at South Carolina (ESPN)
7pm - Indiana State at Indiana (BTN), UNLV at Minnesota (BTN), Tulsa at Bowling Green (ESPNU)
8pm - Utah State at Utah (FOX Sports 1)
915pm - Mississippi at Vanderbilt (ESPN)
1030pm - Rutgers at Fresno State (ESPNU)
11pm - Southern Cal at Hawaii (CBS SN)
* (all times Eastern)
BEST TEAMS TO 'STACK' WITH - South Carolina offense vs. North Carolina defense
Blake Bortels, QB, UCF ($8750 vs. Akron): Akron hasn't won a road game since the 2008 season, and they have turned in three consecutive 1-11 seasons. The Knights offense should have its way, favored by more than three touchdowns against Terry Bowden's Zips.
Bryn Renner, QB, North Carolina ($6750 at South Carolina): I expect the Tar Heels to be playing from behind for most of the second half, and that should mean quite a few garbage passing stats late in the game.
Mike Davis, RB, South Carolina ($5000 vs. UNC): The Tar Heels defense was a sieve last season, finishing 10th out of 12 teams in the ACC by allowing 32.9 points per game. There will be an improvement, but will it happen overnight?
Storm Johnson, RB, UCF ($7000 vs. Akron): Like Bortels above, I expect Johnson and his cohort RB Cedric Thompson ($2500) to produce big numbers. In fact, Thompson might really be a big-time sleeper at this price level.
Quinshad Davis, WR, North Carolina ($6000 at South Carolina): As is the case with Renner above, if the Tar Heels fall behind, passing will be frequent. Davis will likely benefit. Even in a close game, Davis is now the go-to guy in Chapel Hill, so he'll see plenty of targets.
Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt ($7000 vs. Mississippi): If you can find a way to get Matthews in your lineup, do so. He shredded Ole Miss with nine receptions, a season-high 153 yards and a touchdown in Oxford against the Rebels last season. He is working with a new signal caller, but he'll still be prolific.
Ted Bolser, TE, Indiana ($4000 vs. Indiana State): Tight end can be a vast wasteland in College Fantasy Football, so don't expect much from most. However, Bolser and North Carolina's TE Eric Ebron ($4250) are in a class by themselves, especially on a light night.
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