College Fantasy Football: WRs to consider in Week 4
Week 4 of the college football season is upon us. Here is a look at five wide receivers to start in your college fantasy football leagues.
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Antoine Wesley, Texas Tech
I have no idea if Texas Tech can go to Stillwater and hang with Oklahoma State, but I do know Wesley had a monster game against Houston last weekend with 13 catches for 261 yards and three touchdowns. I also know that the Red Raiders could have a legitimate high-end quarterback in Alan Bowman, who threw 59 times for 605 yards and five scores last week. This could be a scoring fest, as well, with the over/under opening at 78.5, so lots of points are expected. That could be great news for fantasy owners who put Wesley in the starting lineup.
Jamal Custis, Syracuse
What stands out most about starting Custis this weekend is that UConn is giving up 55 points per game, 375 passing yards per outing and has surrendered 13 passing touchdowns in only three games. Rhode Island scored 49 points and had 550 yards of total offense last week. Custis is the favorite target in Syracuse’s fast-paced offense. He has 15 catches for 265 yards and three touchdowns this season, and it wouldn’t be shocking to match all those numbers against the Huskies. Plus, starting quarterback Eric Dungey has been upgraded to probable.
Damon Hazleton, Virginia Tech
Hazleton does not have great stats yet this season - six catches for 129 yards and two touchdowns - but Virginia Tech’s game last week was canceled because of Hurricane Florence. So the Hokies’ offense is rested and Old Dominion’s pass defense is terrible, giving up 855 passing yards and nine touchdowns in three losses. Virginia Tech’s defense should dominate, the offense will move the ball and Hazleton is averaging 21.5 yards per catch, so he can break a big one at any moment.
A.J. Brown, Ole Miss
It does not take a genius to tell fantasy owners to start Brown - and that’s probably why I’m writing it - but this could be the perfect week to make sure he’s in your lineup. Last week in a blowout loss to Alabama, Brown only caught four passes for 34 yards. Quarterback Jordan Ta’amu had a bad game, as well. Nothing was working offensively after the Rebels scored on their first possession.
Kent State’s defense is nothing like Alabama's. The Golden Flashes gave up 370 passing yards and three touchdowns to Penn State last weekend, and Ole Miss’ receiving corps is far superior. Plus, Kent State is going on the road for the third time in four weeks and must be worn down.
Terry McLaurin, Ohio State
It is my firm belief that coach Urban Meyer will want to make a statement upon his return from his three-game suspension to start the season and not just quietly beat Tulane and move on to the big showdown against Penn State in two weeks. With that thinking, quarterback Dwayne Haskins could have a huge game, and I’m picking McLaurin as a top target since he’s second on the Buckeyes (by 1 yard) with 201 receiving yards and tied with three receiving scores. Pick any Ohio State receiver you like, though, and they should have a monster outing in Meyer’s return.