Could they beat out Florida Atlantic and Central Florida for the lone spot in the new year’s six bowls for a member of a group of five conference?
Week Opponent Proj. record after game
1 Southeast Missouri 1-0 (0-0) Sun Belt
2 at.Alabama 1-1 (0-0) Sun Belt
3 at.Tulsa 2-1 (0-0) Sun Belt
4 UNLV 3-1 (0-0) Sun Belt
5 at.*Georgia Southern 4-1 (1-0) Sun Belt
6 Bye 4-1 (1-0) Sun Belt
7 *Appalachian State 5-1 (2-0) Sun Belt
8 *Georgia State 6-1 (3-0) Sun Belt
9 at.*Louisiana-Laffayette 7-1 (4-0) Sun Belt
10 *South Alabama 8-1 (5-0) Sun Belt
11 at.*Coastal Carolina 9-1 (6-0) Sun Belt
12 *ULM 10-1 (7-0) Sun Belt
13 at.*Texas State 11-1 (8-0)
1.Saquon Barkley,RB,New York Giants
Saquon is already a top-five fantasy running back,and may be the next star in the big apple.If he keeps his head right,a rookie (like Barkley) could lead the NFL in the rushing yards for the third straight year (Elliott,Hunt).
2.Rashaad Penny,RB,Seattle Seahawks
There may be a few running backs in font of him but Penny has top end speed and could be a key RB2 sleeper if no one takes him in your draft.Penny should get some playing time,make the most of it,and make you happy when your fantasy team wins because of it.
3.Calvin Ridley,WR,Atlanta Falcons
Playing beside superstar wideout Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu (not a superstar but a quality wideout),no one should be payinga attention to Ridley.This should give him opportunity to have some big fantasy numbers.
4.Hayden Hurst,TE,Baltimore Ravens
Hurst is clearly the top tight end in this draft class,and can make an impact whether it be veteran Joe Flacco or rookie Lamar Jackson throwing it to him.Hurst will be a good blocker too,not that its’ good for fantasy or anything.
I know I don’t talk much about the NFL,but here is my way-too early super bowl champion pick and why.
My pick:Minnesota Vikings
Why:Minnesota brings back the best if not he second best defense in the NFL behind Jacksonville.Case Keenum was a good quarterback but is now in Denver and shouldn’t repeat those numbers in the Rockies.GettinG Kirk Cousins (who should be a good fantasy QB) and a good leader is very much an upgrade and should be able to go head to head versus Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.They should be able to plit the season series against Green Bay,and get a one or two more than them,getting them into the divisional round.From there,their defense and Kirk Cousins’ composure will win them the Super Bowl.
Jalen Hurts:twenty-five and two as a starter at the time is benched during halftime of the CFP National Championship.Tua Tagovailoa is the former four star quarterback who is the best player out of Hawaii since Marcus Mariota.Tua struggled but in overtime,threw a touchdown on second and twenty one to take down Georgia.So there is a controversy right?Nick Saban thinks so.He even asked Jalen Hurts about transferring.
Both guys are the ultimate teammates and are helping each other get better.The media is overhyping this.Jalen and Tua don’t even have beef between each other.They make each other better.Tua may be the better passer and maybe even runner,but Jalen Hurts brings a proven winner at the college level.So Nick Saban,I say,play both of them.