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USC Football: Matt Barkley, Pac-12 Fantasy Football Player of the Week

Matt Barkley looks like his old self, while Oregon melts down another quarterback and D.J. Morgan comes alive in Week 8 of Pac-12 fantasy football.

Jeff Gross

Star of the Week

Matt Barkley QB USC

Barkley finally had the game that everyone had been waiting for as he played flawlessly against Colorado going 19-20 for nearly 300 yards and 6 touchdowns without an interception. Barkley could easily become the leading point scorer in the conference if he can get on a roll like he did late last season.

Surprise Player of the Week

D.J. Morgan RB USC

No real big surprises this week. But the unclaimed Morgan got more action than Silas Redd and Curtis McNeal in the Trojans blowout of Colorado and made good use of it as he ran for 52 yards and caught a 24-yard touchdown pass.

Disappointment of the Week

Taylor Kelly QB Arizona State

Oregon's defense has been terrorizing Pac-12 quarterbacks all year now, forcing Matt Scott, Keith Price and now Taylor Kelly into nightmare games. Coming off the best game of his career, Kelly threw for less than 100 yards and had 2 interceptions with only 1 touchdown.

2012 Top 10 Point Scorers

1. Matt Scott QB Arizona 223 points

2. Brett Hundley QB UCLA 191 points

3. Matt Barkley QB USC 183 points

4. Marcus Mariota QB Oregon 178 points

5. Kenjon Barner RB Oregon 170 points

6. Ka'Deem Carey RB Arizona 169 points

7. Taylor Kelly QB Arizona State 165 points

8. Stepfan Taylor RB Stanford 135 points

9. Zach Maynard QB Cal 134 points

10. Johnathan Franklin RB UCLA 131 points

Start him this week

Kenjon Barner RB Oregon

I would basically start almost any Oregon offensive player you have this week, it's going to get ugly Saturday when Colorado come to Eugene. The only thing that might hold Duck players back is if they spread the wealth so much since it will be so easy and it they start pulling the stars early.

Sit him this week

Kasen Williams WR Washington

Williams hasn't been a star, but has definitely been one of the most consistent receivers in the conference this season. He will have a tough time putting up much of anything this week though as he faces off with the best cornerback in the conference in Jordan Poyer.