September 29, 2012; Tucson, AZ, USA; Oregon State Beavers wide receiver Markus Wheaton (2) makes the catch in front of Arizona Wildcats cornerback Derrick Rainey (17) in the fourth quarter at Arizona Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-US PRESSWIRE

College Football Challenge Picks-Week 6

Geno Smith (12) has owned College Football Challenge and looks to be in for another shoot-out this Satureday. Rob Christy-US PRESSWIRE

It’s already week 6 in College Football and there’s some awesome games and matchups this coming weekend as part of the tastiest buffet of games so far this season. Since some of the challenge standbys have tough matchups this week, many owners are digging deeper to find the picks for their entries. Check my picks out below to see who I think is ready to have a big week.

Lat week it was “Zach has the best entry” who again ruled the FantasyCPR group this time with a solid 236 point week. Geno Smith and Stedman Bailey’s combined 121 as West Virginia outgunned Baylor helped carry his entry into the top 0.1% and has him ranked 101 in the contest overall. I thought I did ok, until I looked at his team, but my entry did have a solid bounceback week with 198 after a rough week 4.

Here’s who I’m starting this week:


Geno Smith-West Virginia: Smith has been awesome this season and looks to be in for another shootout as the Mountaineers head to Texas. I don’t think we can count on another 656-yard, eight-touchdown performance like last week, but he should again be in the top scoring quarterbacks. His low game of the season was 338 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 24 challenge points. Everybody owns him, but you won’t find many better this week yet again.

Johnny Manziel-Texas A&M: Manziel gave me 46 last week against a struggling Arkansas team and is a must-start once again as the Aggies head to Mississippi. I’m surprised less than 10% of entries have him. He’ll face an Ole Miss team this week that gave up 66 to Texas at home and 33 to Alabama last week. Look for Manziel to have another big game this weekend.

Sep 29, 2012; San Marcos, TX, USA; Nevada Wolf Pack Quarterback Cody Fajardo (17) hands off to Nevada Wolf Pack Running Back Stefphon Jefferson (25) during the second half at Bobcat Stadium. The Wolfpack won 34-21. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-US PRESSWIRE

Running Backs

Stefphon Jefferson-Nevada: Jefferson followed up his six touchdown performance at Hawaii by not getting to the end zone one time against Texas STate last week. He still had 40 carries though and ran for 178 yards. Some owners may have been disappointed but don’t jump ship. Nevada comes home this week to host Wyoming and as long as Jefferson keeps getting touches theres always the potential for a huge game.

Andre Ellington-Clemson: Ellington had a nice game against BC going for 132 and a touchdown. This week he gets to face a Georgia Tech defense that got run over around and through last week for 264 yards and five touchdowns by the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders. Clemson should continue to feed the ball to Ellington as he looks to find the end zone for his fifth game in a row.

Wide Receivers

Tavon Austin-West Virginia: While it was Stedman Bailey was hauling in the touchdowns, I think it’ll be Austin who blows up in Texas this week. He’s had at least ten catches in each of the first four WVU games and has 48 catches and seven touchdowns on the season. He’s scored 35 and 33 challenge points the last two weeks and I expect at least 30+ against the Longhorns this Saturday.

Markus Wheaton-Oregon State: Wheaton has 8, 9, and 10 catches in the Beavers three games while scoring 0, 1, and 2 touchdowns. Things are definitely trending in the right direction for he and the Oregon State offense as they host Washington State who gave up 51 to Oregon last week and ranks 97th in the nation in points against. Should be another good game for the OSU offense.

Team Kicker and Defense

TCU Defense: The Horned Frogs host Iowa State and are the fifth-ranked defense so far this year averaging 21.2 points per game. The other elite defenses are either on a bye (‘Bama) or in tough games so I’ll go with Texas Christian at home.

Ohio Bobcats Kickers: Ohio is one of the teams tied for first with 57 points so far this season. They host Buffalo Saturday who allows 31.5 points per game, 92nd in the country.

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