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College Fantasy Football: QBs to watch for Week 7

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Week 7 of the college football season is already here. Let’s take a look at five quarterbacks that should be put in your college fantasy football lineup.

In a tough environment at Virginia Tech on Saturday night, Book more than held his own throwing for 271 yards with two touchdowns and a pick in Notre Dame’s big win over the Hokies. Pitt’s defense should not be anywhere near as problematic. The Panthers are giving up 224 passing yards per game, have allowed 11 passing touchdowns and Book is getting more and more comfortable running Notre Dame’s offense. It’s shocking that Book is still owned in only 32 percent of leagues.

Coming off a bye week, Blough should be ready for a big performance against an Illinois defense that allows 289 passing yards per game and 10 passing touchdowns so far this season. Blough has completed 68 percent of his passes with 1,318 yards and seven touchdowns and freshman Rondale Moore could be a problem for the Illini all game. He’s owned in only two percent of leagues, so Blough could be a steal for this matchup in particular.

Don’t worry that Tagovailoa only threw 13 passes against Arkansas this past weekend because he still had 334 passing yards and four touchdowns in the 65-31 blowout. And Missouri’s pass defense is not so great. The Tigers are allowing 284 passing yards per outing and have given up 10 passing touchdowns against some average offenses. Six Alabama receivers already have double-digit receptions this year as Tagovailoa has emerged as the Heisman favorite.

In a 48-42 loss to Iowa State this past weekend, Cornelius had 289 yards with four touchdowns and a pick - and this Kansas State defense is not the one you’ve known from years past. The fact is the Wildcats are just not a very good football team right now. K-State is giving up 241 passing yards per outing with 12 passing touchdowns so far this season. Cornelius has thrown 16 touchdowns already this season and Oklahoma State has lost two of its last three, so focus shouldn't be an issue this weekend.

Montez’s connection with receiver Laviska Shenault is nearly unstoppable and although the Buffaloes could be tested at USC this weekend, we still think Montez could put up big numbers. He had 328 passing yards and two touchdown passes (both to Shenault) in a 28-21 win over Arizona State this past weekend. The Trojans have already given up 10 passing scores this season. Washington State signal caller Gardner Minshew threw for 344 yards and three scores against USC a few weeks ago.