Posted: 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013
By Jack Follman
Fantasy Player of the Week - Marcus Mariota QB Oregon
Seven touchdowns equal a lot of fantasy points. When teamed with nearly 400 yards of offense, the amount of points it equals is astounding as Mariota put up 53 points this week and blew away every other competitor as the next-highest scorer, Connor Halliday only had 37.
Disappointment of the Week - Byron Marshall RB Oregon
Marshall didn't disappoint too much with 13 points, but I was expecting a lot more with De'Anthony Thomas out and the Ducks facing Colorado. Marshall ended up putting up a lot of yards, but unfortunately for his owners, Mariota hogged all of the touchdowns.
Surprise of the Week - Vince Mayle WR Washington State
Mayle has been solid thus far this season in Washington State's airraid, but exploded this week with 23 points as he put up more than 100 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
Start Him This Week - Paul Perkins RB UCLA
The Bruins get Cal and their offensively bad defense this week so expect big things from Perkins, especially since usual starter Jordon James is doubtful for the contest.
Sit Him This Week - Travis Wilson QB Utah
Wilson has been one of the best fantasy players in the conference thus far this season, but it looks like he is going to be a question mark now that the Utes are facing Pac-12 competition as he tossed an astounding six interceptions against UCLA. Now, Wilson gets the conference's toughest defense this week in Stanford so it's unlikely that he will be able to bounce back.
Injury Watch - De'Anthony Thomas RB Oregon
Thomas didn't play against Colorado due to a sprained ankle, but many think that he might be healthy in time for Saturday's game against Washington where the Ducks will need all of their horses. Even with the Huskies presenting a potential challenge, I wouldn't expect Thomas to play if he isn't ready to go, so his status might not be determined till game time.