PAC-10 Fantasy Football Projectorby Christopher C. Wuensch on Oct. 04, 2010, under Sports
We don’t often deal in reality these days when it comes to fantasy sports leagues.
Simple Internet searches reveal fantasy leagues for cricket, bowling, jai alai, tennis and even volleyball.
So the idea of a PAC-10 football fantasy league isn’t just inconceivable, it turns out, they actually exist.
Here’s a little tip sheet for anyone gearing up for a mid-season PAC-10 football draft.
The stat categories are very simple – aka let’s not nitpick, this is just a creative way to regurgitate boring stats.
1 point for every 20 yards; 3 points per thrown touchdown; -3 points per interception
ANDREW LUCK, Stanford, 17.8 Fantasy PPG
1253 yards – 13 TDS – 4 INT
Nipping at Luck’s Heals:
Matt Barkley, USC, 16.0 FPPG
Potential Fantasy Team Name: “Luck of the I Wish”
Arizona: Despite being runner-up in passing yards per-game behind ASU’s Steven Threet for the PAC-10 lead, Arizona’s Nick Foles is hurt by his 6-4 touchdown-to-interception ratio.
SKILL POSITIONS (RB-WR)
1 point for every 20 yards; 7 points per touchdown
LaMICHAEL JAMES, Oregon, 21 FPPG
712 yards – 7 TDS
Also a Good Dance Partner:
Shane Vereen, California, 15.75 FPPG
Potential Fantasy Team Name: “LaMike’s Hut Hut Hikes”
Arizona: Nic Grigsby’s (11.75 FPPG) and his five touchdowns keep him in the running with the conference’s elite, but it’s hard to compete with James, who should be your No. 1 pick.
JERMAINE KEARSE, Washington, 14 FPPG
430 yards – 5 TDS
Also Haunting Defenses:
Ronald Johnson, USC, 11 PPG
Potential Fantasy Team Name: “Kearse of the Huskies”
Arizona: Juron Criner’s numbers this season (352 YDS, 2 TDS, 7.75 FPPG) make him a top-tier receiver, but about half the producer of Kearse.
3 points per FG, 1 point per PAT
ROB BEARD, Oregon, 10.8 FPPG
5 FGs – 28 PATS
Also Able to Get You Out of a Hairy Situation:
Nate Whitaker, Stanford, 10.2 FPPG
Potential Fantasy Team Name: “Bearded Ladies Named Eugene”
Arizona: Alex Zendejas (7.2 FPPG) will earn you plenty of points on Saturdays, plus his name is plenty fun to say on draft day.
Average conference rank: total defense, rushing defense, pass defense & scoring def
Average Conference Rank: No. 1.0
Another Golden Choice:
Potential Fantasy Team Name: “Wild Oats Sewers”
Arizona: The Wildcats’ defense is so good that Arizona is able to move up the rankings on a bye week.