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College Fantasy Football: Five sleeper QBs to pick up

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We are a month into the college football season and fantasy leagues but there is still a lot of value to be found at each position. Here are five quarterbacks that are not owned in a high percentage of leagues that could help if you’re having a slow start to the fantasy season.

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1. Boston College QB Anthony Brown

Running back AJ Dillon gets the ball a lot and that’s concerning for fantasy owners of Brown, but he’s putting up big numbers and that should continue. Brown has thrown for 792 yards and six touchdowns and he’s also rushed for two more scores. There is a lot of balance in the Boston College attack, Dillon moves the first down chains and Brown, who is only owned in four percent of leagues, has put up nice numbers so far.

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2. North Carolina QB Sam Howell

Howell was committed to Florida State for a long time in his recruitment but then Mack Brown got the North Carolina job, flipped the local four-star quarterback and it’s paying off already. It could be for your fantasy team as well since Howell is owned in only two percent of leagues despite putting up top-notch numbers so far. He’s thrown for 1,024 yards (more than Justin Fields, Spencer Sanders and others) with nine touchdowns and two picks and he has one of two North Carolina rushing TDs so far.

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3. Washington State QB Anthony Gordon

God bless coach Mike Leach and the Washington State offense because the Cougars are averaging 52.8 points and nearly 500 passing yards per game. Gordon won the starting job in the preseason and he now has the most fantasy points of any quarterback nationally. Plus, he’s owned in only 66 percent of leagues, so if your quarterback is stinking it up, see if Gordon is available and pick him up immediately.

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4. Wake Forest QB Jamie Newman

Maybe Newman isn’t a household name, but he’s putting up much better statistics than a lot of the best quarterbacks in college football. And he’s a fantasy football dream because he also leads Wake Forest in rush attempts. Newman has thrown for 1,278 yards with 12 touchdowns and two picks and he also has 55 rushing attempts for a team-high three scores. The best part about it is Newman is only owned in 37 percent of leagues so he’s probably available.

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5. UCLA QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson

Thompson-Robinson has struggled early in the season, but he shot up the fantasy charts as one of the wackiest games played out in Pullman this past weekend. Too bad half the country was already sleeping because they missed an entertaining shootout. Thompson-Robinson threw for 507 yards and five touchdowns and ran for two more scores in the 67-63 thriller. He’s now No. 13 among quarterbacks nationally in fantasy points - higher than Kellen Mond, Trevor Lawrence, Khalil Tate and others - and Thompson-Robinson is only owned in three percent of leagues.

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