College Fantasy Football: QBs to watch for Week 3
Week 3 of the college football season is upon us. Here are five quarterbacks to seriously consider starting in your fantasy football leagues:
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Costello only had 183 passing yards and a touchdown in a low-scoring 17-3 win over USC this past weekend, but Stanford’s quarterback could have a big performance this weekend against UC Davis. Giving up 365 passing yards and three TDs through the air to San Jose State and then 296 and two passing scores to San Diego this past weekend is not great news for Davis. What else is positive for Costello this weekend is that Davis can score - it had 54 and 44 in its two wins - so the Cardinal will have to move the ball and score to win comfortably.
Montez has quietly become the passing yards per game leader in the Pac-12 after two outstanding performances in wins over Colorado State and Nebraska to start the season. In the win over the Huskers, Montez threw it 50 times for 351 yards and three touchdowns and big receiver Laviska Shenault is his favorite target. New Hampshire can’t score, so the Buffaloes should dominate and Montez should be on the field a lot to put up big numbers.
Oregon keeps playing cupcakes, so there’s no reason not to have Herbert in your starting lineup. In two games, the Ducks' QB has thrown for 531 yards but more impressive than that are his nine touchdown passes. He’s also rushed for a score. San Jose State’s defense has given up 866 passing yards and six touchdowns in losses to UC Davis and Washington State. As Herbert continues to get more comfortable with some new faces in Oregon’s passing game, his numbers should only get better.
It’s not exactly a revelation to start Lock but he could be in store for another big game because Purdue simply doesn’t have the tools to slow down this passing attack. The Boilermakers are good against the run, which is perfect because now Lock can throw the ball even more to Emanuel Hall, Johnathon Johnson, tight end Albert Okwuegbunam and others to rack up fantasy points. I definitely do not think Purdue can keep up defensively even though I do respect coach Jeff Brohm and the defensive staff in West Lafayette, but this is simply a case of being overmatched.
Florida lost to Kentucky for the first time in forever this past weekend and the Gators only scored 16 points, so this selection comes with some risk but Franks threw the ball 38 times for 232 yards, two touchdowns and a pick and he also led Florida in rushing with 44 yards. Colorado State came from behind to beat Arkansas on Saturday but the Rams' defense is still a sieve - it has given up an average of 298 yards and 3 TDs passing through three games. Florida will look to post a big number this weekend - let’s see if the Gators have the talent to do it.