The running backs dominated for Team Torch, handing us a 175-89 victory over the Ferris football team in this week’s fantasy match up.
The Bulldogs held off a late comeback attempt in the NCAA Division II Super Region Three Seminal from Northwest Missouri State University (Maryville, Missouri), coming out with a 27-21 victory.
Ferris junior quarterback Jayru Campbell was sidelined with a shoulder injury he sustained a week ago, a big reason the Bulldogs were unable to compete in fantasy numbers. Ferris junior quarterback Travis Russell took over for Campbell, but only managed to put one touchdown on the board, leading to a low score at that position.
Ferris sophomore running back Marvin Campbell and redshirt freshman Evan Cummins both punched in touchdowns on the ground to give the Bulldogs a bit of a boost, but with five positions failing to break double digits in fantasy points, Ferris didn’t stand a chance.
The defense for the Bulldogs had possibly their best game of the season, constantly disrupting the Bearcats’ offense to the tune of four sacks, one interception and a forced fumble.
The loss for Ferris puts them behind Team Torch by three games, as the record currently stands at 7-4 in favor of Team Torch.
The Bulldogs venture to Arkadelphia, Arkansas for a Regional Championship showdown with Ouachita Baptist University 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1.
Here are my picks for next week:
QB – Andrew Luck – Indianapolis Colts: I haven’t picked Luck yet this year, but he’s been playing solid football in his return from injury.
RB1 – Nick Chubb – Cleveland Browns: Chubb has come on late after the Browns traded his running partner in Carlos Hyde.
RB2 – Todd Gurley – Los Angeles Rams: The Rams play the Detroit Lions. Can you say slaughter?
WR1 – Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons: Jones is the best receiver in the league in terms of athletic ability. Let’s see him use that big frame to pull down some 50/50 balls.
WR2 – Michael Thomas – New Orleans Saints: Thomas has been on fire in sophomore campaign.
TE – Greg Olsen – Carolina Panthers: Olsen is an old reliable target for Cam Newton. When in doubt, look for Newton to find big No. 88.
D/ST – Chicago Bears: I like the Bears’ chances of dominating a New York Giants team that relies on Saquon Barkley a little too much.
K – Mason Crosby – Green Bay Packers: Crosby has had some struggles this season, but I’m sure he’ll hit plenty of point after attempts in a rout of the Arizona Cardinals this week.
FLEX – Stefon Diggs – Minnesota Vikings: Speed kills and Diggs has plenty to spare.