Tracking our Big Ten fantasy teams, Week 3


Thank goodness for Denard Robinson.

I say this not as a Michigan fan but as someone who has Robinson on my Big Ten fantasy team. Robinson's huge fourth quarter helped my squad, Non-Gingervitis, improve to 2-0 over Adam's Trombone Shorties. I eked out a 142-129 victory with the Wolverines quarterback posting a 45-point night against Notre Dame.

Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez also came through again with a 40-pointer against Fresno State. That more than made up for off days from my receivers and defense.

Adam thought he was in good shape earlier in the day, with strong showings from Nathan Scheelhaase (25 points), Russell Wilson (20), Marcus Coker (26) and Da'Jon McKnight (20). But the Shorties just don't have the star power of the Non-Gingers right now.

It's time to make our roster adjustments for Week 3. As always, the losing team from the previous week gets the first waiver priority, so Adam has that (dis)honor once again. Here are our moves for the week:

Adam drops Wisconsin RB James White for Penn State RB Silas Redd

Rationale: I could regret this as Northern Illinois can't stop the run, but Redd will have a big day against Temple as Penn State relies on its ground game.

Brian drops Illinois WR A.J. Jenkins for Michigan State WR B.J. Cunningham

Rationale: Jenkins might have a big day in what looks like a potential shootout against Arizona State. But after watching Notre Dame's corners struggle to contain Michigan's wideouts, I'm thinking the Spartans' all-time leading receiver could find the end zone a couple of times.

Adam drops Minnesota WR Da'Jon McKnight for Michigan WR Junior Hemingway

Rationale: Minnesota's offense worries me, while Hemingway has shown that when healthy, he's a big-play receiver.

Our complete rosters for Week 3:


QB: Nathan Scheelhaase, Illinois

QB: Russell Wilson, Wisconsin

RB: Marcus Coker, Iowa

RB: Silas Redd, Penn State

WR: Marvin McNutt, Iowa

WR: Junior Hemingway, Michigan

Defense: Ohio State

Kickers: Michigan State


QB: Denard Robinson, Michigan

QB: Taylor Martinez, Nebraska

RB: Montee Ball, Wisconsin

RB: Edwin Baker, Michigan State

WR: B.J. Cunningham, Michigan State

WR: Damarlo Belcher, Indiana

Defense: Nebraska

Kickers: Wisconsin