Thursday, September 29, 2011
Week 3 fantasy: Start Fleeting, Campbell
By By Mike Grimala
As part of our football coverage here, I offer up my hypothetical fantasy football picks every week. Note: This league is completely made up. If you are in a high school fantasy football league, please seek professional help.
QB — Robert Fleeting, Windsor Fleeting, a 5-foot-9 junior, has figured out one thing: throw the ball to Aaron Berardino. In two games, Fleeting has utilized his All-State receiver effectively, passing for 550 yards and seven touchdowns against just two interceptions. He’s also run for more than 100 yards with an additional TD. As long as he’s got his No. 1 target to throw to, Fleeting is a good fantasy play — especially this week against Bristol Eastern (48 points allowed per game).
Projection: 17 of 25, 268 yards, 3 TDs; 4 carries, 30 yards, 0 TDs
RB — David Campbell, Bloomfield The junior has been getting big carries so far this season, and he’s making the most of it. Campbell ran for 172 yards and two TDs in Week 1, then followed it up with 265 yards and three TDs last week. Bloomfield doesn’t throw the ball a ton, and Campbell gets about two-thirds of the carries, making him a fantasy workhorse. Northwest Catholic has allowed just 14 points this season, but I’d still start Campbell this week.
Projection: 24 carries, 155 yards, 2 TDs
WR — Jared Vasquez, Bunnell Vasquez is a key part of the Bunnell offense, which is one of the state’s best aerial attacks. He had 81 receiving yards in Week 1 and exploded for 171 last week. Vasquez really makes his mark in the red zone, however. He had two touchdown catches in each game, and because Bunnell QB Bryan Castelot usually looks for him first, he should continue to rack up TDs.
Projection: 8 catches, 133 yards, 2 TDs
RB — Devon Lofton, Warde Lofton has been impressive so far this season, rushing for 299 yards in the first two games. But against New Canaan this week, I don’t expect he’ll get enough carries to be an effective fantasy starter. New Canaan’s explosive offense figures to put a lot of points on the board, so Warde won’t be able to pound the ball on the ground. Lofton is a good option most weeks, but not now.
Projection: 11 carries, 67 yards, 0 TDs
* Projections based on 1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR format; No PPR