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College Fantasy Football: QBs to watch for Week 4

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Kyler Murray
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Week 4 of the college football season is upon us. Here is a look at five quarterbacks to start in your college fantasy football leagues.

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The Rebels have arguably the best receiving corps in college football and they’ll be chomping at the bit to get back into rhythm after Alabama all but shut them down in the blowout on Saturday night. Kent State gave up 370 passing yards and three touchdowns in a 63-10 loss to Penn State this past weekend and the Rebels’ receivers are much better. Ta’amu should have a huge showing and Ole Miss could run up the score a little bit before getting back into SEC play.

Quickly emerging as a Heisman Trophy contender, Haskins threw for 344 yards and two touchdowns and he rushed for another score against TCU’s pesky defense this past weekend. Tulane simply does not have the athletes to stay with the Buckeyes and the Green Wave is giving up more than 265 passing yards per game to much weaker competition. Plus, this is coach Urban Meyer’s return after serving a three-game suspension so I suspect the Buckeyes are going to run it up.

This is purely a situational play against a poor pass defense. Jackson has not put up stellar numbers so far this season (only 424 passing yards and three touchdowns in two games) but Old Dominion is giving up 285 passing yards per outing and has allowed nine passing scores in losses to Liberty, FIU and Charlotte. This is a perfect weekend for Jackson to pad his stats a little bit against a defense that cannot slow down the pass.

I’m sticking with Murray for two reasons – he’s already thrown for 863 yards and eight touchdowns in wins over FAU, UCLA and Iowa State, and he now leads the team in rushing as well with 169 yards and two scores. Rodney Anderson’s replacements looked just OK against Iowa State this past weekend so Murray could get more running opportunities as well. Army runs a tough offense but it simply doesn’t have the athletes to stay with Oklahoma’s receivers outside.

I believe in Cornelius – especially after his strong performance in Oklahoma State’s win over Boise State on Saturday – because he will continue to put up nice numbers through the air and when the Cowboys get close to the goal line they’ve shown a liking to running the big quarterback. That means points, points, points for fantasy owners. Cornelius has thrown for 971 yards and seven touchdowns so far, and he had two rushing scores against Boise. It should be a shootout against Texas Tech this weekend.