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College Fantasy Football: WRs to consider starting in Week 3

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Laviska Shenault
Laviska Shenault (AP Images)

Week 3 of the college football season is upon us. Here are five wide receivers to seriously consider starting in your fantasy football leagues.

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  Laviska Shenault, Colorado  

Shenault has emerged as a potential breakout star in college football, especially after recording 10 catches for 177 yards and a touchdown in Colorado’s win over Nebraska this past weekend. He is quarterback Steven Montez’s favorite target and could have another unstoppable weekend against a New Hampshire defense that has given up three passing touchdowns in losses to Maine and Colgate. More importantly, New Hampshire has only scored seven and three points in those losses, so Colorado’s offense should be on the field plenty.

  Jerry Jeudy, Alabama  

Through two games, the Crimson Tide have 118 more passing yards than rushing yards, and four more touchdowns. This could be a shootout in Oxford this weekend with the over/under hovering around 70 points, which could be great news for fantasy owners of Jeudy. He leads Alabama with eight catches and four touchdown catches, which is half of Alabama’s total. Ole Miss gave up 388 passing yards and four TDs to Southern Illinois this past weekend, so Jeudy could have a huge showing.

  Emanuel Hall, Missouri  

Missouri has a bunch of outstanding targets in the passing game, but Hall has emerged as the No. 1 receiver with 14 catches for 342 yards and three touchdowns in two games while averaging more than 24 yards per catch. Purdue is coming off losses to Northwestern and Eastern Michigan, games in which the Boilermakers gave up an average of 291 passing yards per game. Purdue has seen nothing like this Missouri passing attack yet, so Hall could have more explosive plays.

  J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Stanford  

Will Stanford run Bryce Love hard against UC Davis after he racked up 22 carries for 136 yards and a touchdown in the Cardinal’s win over USC last weekend? My guess is no. More likely is that quarterback K.J. Costello hits his favorite target, Arcega-Whiteside, often in the first half, Stanford goes up big and it cruises before starting preparations for Oregon and Notre Dame in the coming weeks.

Jaylon Redd, Oregon  

Redd is tied for the team lead with five catches in two games, but he’s Oregon’s leader with 117 yards and three touchdowns while averaging more than 23 yards per catch. San Jose State has already given up 866 yards and six touchdowns in losses to UC Davis and Washington State. This is the last cupcake game for the Ducks, so starters might not be on the field for the entire four quarters, but Redd has an opportunity to put up major numbers again.