Welcome back to The Fifth Quarter where I talk about last week’s happenings and what they mean for the future. Last week some of the players I discussed made it happen with Jesus Wilson scoring a TD (even though Rashad Greene played) and Greg Ward Jr. doing great in his first start at QB this season. I missed on Tevin Coleman against Iowa, but wow has he just turned a corner in terms of consistent legit production this season. On to week seven’s analysis.
Be ready for Justin Holman’s emergence. I feel like I’m taking a risk with this one because of the fact he’s been real bad at times this season, but his schedule is so juicy. Holman gets SMU, Tulsa, and East Carolina the rest of the way with a deceivingly above average matchup against Tulane next week. SMU and Tulsa rank in the bottom 15 in passing yardage per game and have given up 32 passing TDs to just 5 INTs this season. So, why like Holman? Well last game against BYU, Holman threw it 50+ times and had four total TDs. In the two games before that he had thrown for two TDs in each. I think Holman could end the season on a massive tear and win people a bunch of money.
Army is relevant in DFS for once. At least as long as Angel Santiago is the starting QB. The thing with Santiago is that he’s a Keenan Reynolds type while AJ Schurr is less of a runner. Santiago has had a TD in five of the six games this season even though he hasn’t started every game. He has played much more time recently and even started against Rice. He put up over 20 fantasy points and ran for over 100 yards. Army plays two teams that Navy, another option team, has faced this season in Air Force and Western Kentucky. Those two teams have gave up over 650 yards to them on the ground with Keenan Reynolds rushing for 148 yards and three TDs in those two games. Army faces Kent State, a bottom 20 rush defense, Saturday as favorites.
Antwan Goodley is back. He had a huge game against TCU (who didn’t), but what was best about that game was how great Petty looked. He was on fire and looking much healthier. When it comes to Goodley though, he has gotten better since that injury in the beginning of the season. He followed a 4/69/0 game with an 8/158/2 game. He even had two carries against TCU. Now, it doesn’t matter who Baylor faces, but it’s extra nice to see them play Texas Tech, Kansas, and West Virginia later this season. Those three teams could produce huge stats for Baylor’s number one receiver: Antwan Goodley.
Cyler Miles will likely never see a lineup of mine in 2014. He had the best passing game of his season against Cal last week and still netted fantasy points in the low 20s. He finished the game with his best completion percentage and most passing yards Saturday. Amazingly, it was his first game of 200+ passing yards. What’s discouraging is the fact that he doesn’t run well. In his first game he ran for 58 yards and three TDs. He seemed like a great play because of his running ability, but that hasn’t been the case. Since then, he has totaled 53 yards on 36 rushes. Sure, he has good matchups (Colorado, Arizona and Washington State), but it doesn’t get better than Cal.
Is Treon Harris the next Deshaun Harris? Harris is just like Watson in that he’s a true freshman tha can do damage on his feet, so part of me thinks lightning could strike twice. Harris came in and led Florida to two scoring drives against Tennessee, but his stats weren’t that impressive. He was 2-4 passing for 17 yards and had 24 rushing yards on four carries. Driskel at QB is a struggle though and doesn’t look to be getting any better. Harris could be a sneaky low priced play in the next few weeks if he regains the starting position that he held for what felt like only a few moments.