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Pac-12 fantasy recap week one: Connor Halliday puts it all together

Connor Halliday scored 45 points in his opening game.

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Pac-12 Fantasy Player of the Week: Connor Halliday QB Washington State

It has been scary to think about how big of a fantasy asset Halliday could be if he kept his interceptions down and he did just that in the Cougars' opener against Rutgers. Scoring 45 points, Halliday filled it up with 532 yards and five touchdowns.

Surprise of the Week: Anu Solomon QB Arizona

I think everyone expected good stuff from Solomon, but I don't think anyone expected 42 points on a 425-yard, four touchdown performance, even against UNLV. He even threw in 50 extra yards on the ground for good measure.

Disappointment of the Week: Taylor Kelly QB Arizona State

When facing FCS opponents some elite fantasy players are destined to have other players around them hog all the points and then get sat down early. That's what happened to Kelly this week with D.J. Foster taking all of the points.

Start Him This Week: Khalfani Muhammad RB Cal

The Bears throw the ball around quite a bit, but they will likely run the ball a lot next week if they show up as they should and take care of Sacramento State easily. Muhammad will likely bust a big touchdown run or two and in a week where almost every Pac-12 team has a decent challenge, that could go a long ways in fantasy.

Sit Him This Week: Royce Freeman RB Oregon

Freeman broke out in his very first game in college, scoring two touchdowns against South Dakota, but Michigan State is not South Dakota and he will likely see fewer carries and production against the Spartans. I would expect the more-experienced Byron Marshall and Thomas Tyner to handle the majority of the carries.

Top 10 Pac-12 Fantasy Scorers of 2014

1. Connor Halliday QB Washington State 45 points

2. Cody Kessler QB USC 43 points

3. Anu Solomon QB Arizona 42 points

4. Marcus Mariota QB Oregon 35 points

5. D.J. Foster RB Arizona State 34 points

6. Byron Marshall RB Oregon 33 points

7. Kevin Hogan QB Stanford 27 points

8. Devontae Booker RB Utah 25 points

9. Jared Goff QB Cal 25

10. Sean Mannion QB Oregon State 25