Fantasy Star of the Week
Johnathan Franklin RB UCLA
Franklin was known as a very consistent and steady back heading into the sesason that can rack up yards but doesn't score much. Franklin blew that perception out of the water against Rice by busting two touchdown runs of more than 70 yards on his way to picking up 214 yards on the ground and three total touchdowns.
Surprise Player of the Week
Marion Grice RB Arizona State
Grice was a big time junior college recruit, but was expected to see limited carries behind Cameron Marshall and Deantre Lewis. However, Grice got the most carries for the Sun Devils in their blow out of Northern Arizona, and he took advantage of them by rushing for more than 100 yards and scoring 3 touchdowns. Grice went undrafted in the Pacific Takes Pac-12 Fantasy Football League and could be a huge pickup if he keeps getting carries throughout the season.
Jeff Tuel QB Washington State
Tuel's stats were expected to skyrocket in Mike Leach's system, but instead Tuel looked rattled and threw a couple of really bad interceptions while not throwing one touchdown. Tuel will look to bounce back against softer competition, but his first game was very concerning.
Top 10 Points Leaders
Each week we will be tracking who the leaders in the conference are in total fantasy points throughout the year. Since we just finished the first weekend of games, this week is simply the top 10 scorers from the first games.
1. Johnathan Franklin RB UCLA 39 points
2. Matt Barkley QB USC 38 points
3. Brett Hundley QB UCLA 32 points
4. Matt Scott QB Arizona 32 points
5. De'Anthony Thomas RB Oregon 29 points
6. Marion Grice RB Arizona State 28 points
7. Marcus Mariota QB Oregon 28 points
8. Marqise Lee WR USC 25 points
9. Kadeem Carey RB Arizona 20 points
10. Zach Maynard QB Cal 19 points
Start Him Next Week
Keenan Allen - WR - Cal
The Cal offense looks like it might almost rely entirely on Allen for production this year, as they failed to really do much against Nevada unless the ball was in his hands. The Golden Bears get an easy game after their tough loss against Southern Utah this week and it's likely that they won't have anyone who can contain Allen.
Sit Him Next Week
Keith Price - QB Washington
The Huskies offense went stagnant after the first quarter last week against San Diego State primarily because the offensive line couldn't protect Price. It's a scary thought to think about how affected Price will be this week against possibly the best defensive line in the nation in LSU.