September 28, 2022
  • September 28, 2022

Week 10 CFB Whistleblower Report

By on November 4, 2021 0

QB – Logan Bonner, State of Utah @ State of New Mexico | 6% enrolled

Former Arkansas State HC, HC Blake Anderson, brought his top-flight pass heavy offense to the State of Utah and he turned Aggies into a gloomy offense that averaged 15.2 PPG and 136 YPG assists against an exclusively Mountain West schedule in 2020. In contrast, this year the USU is averaging 316 passing yards (12th nationally) and 31.4 PPG, with the transfer of Arkansas State QB Logan Bonner leading the charge.

Outside of two poor performances against Wazzu and Boise State, Bonner threw for at least 253 yards and two touchdowns in his other six games. The USU lead a three-game winning streak in this game against a soft New Mexico state defense of Charmin which is by any objective measure one of the most pitiful outfits in the country, allowing 38.5 PPG and 276 passing yards.

With an extended run against @ NMSU / @ SJSU / Wyoming / @ New Mexico, Bonner has 2 very attractive games on the line, but SJSU and Wyoming are not optimal. He’s a good streamer this week for fantasy managers who need to replace Caleb Williams’ Brennan Armstrong.

RB – Blake Watson, ODU @CRF | 9%

It’s been a tough road for former Penn State OC Ricky Rahne since taking over the ODU program in early 2020. With the Monarchs choosing not to play a season in 2020, there has been a mass exodus of players who entered the transfer portal while players who stayed were unable to deepen their skills due to lack of training time due to the pandemic.

With a complete overhaul underway after a lost season, it’s understandable that the team started off slow as the coaching staff assessed their new additions to the roster. After two unbalanced losses for Wake Forest and Liberty, Old Dominion have scored at least 20 points in four of their last five games. A big beneficiary of this resurgent offensive performance was Watson, who posted three straight games for 100 yards or more.

This week, ODU is pleased to face a shaken CRF defense that has been nothing short of appalling so far, ranking in the bottom 15 nationally in explosiveness per game (118th), rate of success (122nd) yards per play (117th) and Points per practice (115th) according to CFB Winning Edge. I expect to see Watson post his fourth consecutive CFF start-up performance against the hapless Panthers.

RB – Tre Siggers, SMU @Memphis | 5%

With Ulysses Bentley suffering from yet another injury, this time a sprained ankle, former north Texas transfer Tre Siggers is expected to continue to receive a 17-20 hit workload. He’s had a pretty hot streak over the past five weeks, totaling 100 rushing yards or scoring a touchdown in each while racking up six touchdowns in that span.

Beyond that, he steadily increased his points tally every week, going from 11 points against TCU to 24.3 points at Houston last week in a 44-37 shootout loss. SMU has what should be a high goals case defense against Memphis’ 93rd ranked run this Saturday, followed by UCF, @Cincinnati and Tulsa. With three of the four contests rated as fairly favorable, and in SMU’s devastating offense, Siggers is an easy acquisition at its current 5% ownership rate.

WR – Trevon Bradford, Oregon, Colorado | 2%

A longtime contributor to the Oregon State program, the longtime “Taysom Hill All-Star” has recorded snaps in six different seasons. He started on a high note with Bradford capturing 11 passes for 154 yards before injuring himself in Week 3 against Idaho, derailing his next games. However, in the last two games, Bradford has reappeared as a big machine to play, catching 12 passes for 198 yards and three touchdowns. Perhaps most intriguing is that Bradford is working in the running game, receiving four carries for 30 yards and one touchdown during that two-game stretch.

Oregon State’s offense has been outstanding so far, ranking 15th in yards per play, fourth in winning rate, seventh in explosiveness per play and 18th in points per stroke. The Beavers have a spectacular clash in Colorado this week, followed by home games against Stanford and Arizona State this week against the pathetic Colorado Buffaloes who are 102nd in yards per game allowed, followed by home games against Stanford and Arizona State before concluding. the regular season game with the Civil War in Oregon. Bradford is an exceptional pickup for teams in need of a wideout and he’s barely owned anywhere at this point.

WR – Gary Bryant, USC @ASU | 17%

A former four-star rookie who was ranked 10th best in the 2020 preseason class, Bryant took on the lead role as a slot receiver in USC’s pass-focused offense. Although Drake London absolutely stifled the vast receiver room with his dropping utilization rate, Bryant had still managed to be quite productive thanks to his great playing ability.

He had a productive three-game streak in Weeks 2-4 where he caught 10 passes for 99 yards and three touchdowns in addition to a three-yard rushing touchdown. As is now national news, Drake London suffered a season-ending injury last week. With the departure from London, Bryant made three catches for 89 yards and two touchdowns in a 41-34 win over Arizona.

Now that the Trojans no longer have London to rely on, they will be forced to distribute the ball to their aerial playmakers. While Tahj Washington will also see his targets increase, he is already 41% held. For my money, I’d rather pick up Bryant at 17% and also take a speculative hit on Kyle Ford at his current 7% homeownership rate.

TE – Benjamin Yurosek, Stanford vs. Utah | 9%

Stanford has a long history of productive tight play, with freshman starter Yurosek a fitting successor to that legacy. He got his feet wet for the first four weeks, catching 9 of 16 targets for 123 yards in his first four games.

However, since his exit against ASU in Week 6, Yurosek has been a go-to player. In his last three weeks, he’s had 17 of 22 targets for 312 yards and one touchdown while also posting a strong receiving score of 77.0 PFF. He was particularly effective in contested catch situations, winning 6 of 9 contested targets while completing 62% of his runs in width or in the lunge.

Stanford QB Tanner McKee is considered questionable for Friday night’s game against Utah, which means Yurosek will be a heavily relied upon safety valve for mediocre starter Jack West. It follows this week’s game with contests against @Oregon State, Cal and Notre Dame. Yurosek must be entered in most standard leagues and in every dynasty format imaginable.

Deep / Dynasty format additions

QB – Mikey Keene, UCF vs. Tulane | 4%

RB – Terrion Avery, United States @Troy | 1%

RB – Tre Siggers, SMU @Memphis | 3%

WR – Tez Johnson, Troy vs. USA | 3%

WR – Kyle Williams, UNLV @ New Mexico | 7%

TE – Casey Kelly, Ole Miss vs. Liberty | 4%