Pac-12 Fantasy Football Week 2: Barkley Blows Up, Price Fizzles

Rich Barnes-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

A recap of the second week of Pac-12 football action from a fantasy football perspective. Matt Barkley of the USC Trojans had a great weekend; Keith Price of the Washington Huskies did not.

Fantasy Star of the Week

Matt Barkley QB USC

Barkley didn't let the strange weather slow him down as he tossed an incredible 6 touchdowns. He didn't put up a huge amount of yards (156), but in a week where a good amount of Pac-12 players put up a lot of points, no one scored as many at Barkley. The cleverly titled team SarkWeek, owns Barkley in the Pacific Takes Pac-12 Fantasy Football League and he will certainly be hard to beat if Barkley keeps up this pace.

Surprise Player of the Week

Christian Powell RB Colorado

A true unknown, Powell only had one carry in the Buffaloes opener and is listed as a tight end in CBS' fantasy football database. Actually a fullback, Powell carried the load for the Buffaloes in their embarrassing loss to Sacramento State, rushing for 147 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Biggest Disappointment

Keith Price QB Washington

I called it last week, by recommending Price as the guy to sit last week, and unfortunately for the Huskies, I was spot on as the Huskies offense was stagnant against LSU and Price threw for only 157 yards with an interception.

Top 10 Points Leaders

1. Matt Barkley QB USC 79 points

2. Brett Hundley QB UCLA 73 points

3. Johnathan Franklin RB UCLA 71 points

4. Matt Scott QB Arizona 69 points

5. Kenjon Barner RB Oregon 58 points

6. Ka'Deem Carey RB Arizona 58 points

7. De'Anthony Thomas RB Oregon 53 points

8. Marqise Lee WR USC 51 points

9. Robert Woods WR USC 44 points

10. Marcus Mariota QB Oregon 42 points

Start him next week

Kenjon Barner RB Oregon

Barner will put up good numbers against pretty much every team the Ducks play this year, but since Tennessee Tech is the softest team on their schedule next week could easily be his best week of the season.

Sit him next week

Zach Maynard QB Cal

Maynard hasn't been great, but has been more than solid at putting up numbers against the Bears' first two opponents. However, a road game at Ohio State looms and the Buckeyes look to have a great defense and Maynard shaky in hostile environments.

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