We’ve made it to NFL week 10 season folks, and College Football only has 3 games remaining (not including bowl games).
The Los Angeles Rams are on a bye this week, but that doesn’t mean we still don’t have some great LA Football matchups. The UCLA Bruins look to rebound against the Arizona State Sun Devils. After firing Alex Grinch, the USC Trojans travel to Eugene to face the 6th-ranked Oregon Ducks. And the Los Angeles Chargers host the Detroit Lions at SoFi Stadium.
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Here is the Underdog Fantasy Pick Em that we built with analysis below:
Austin Ekeler – More Than 87.5 Total Yards
Austin Ekeler let us down in a big way last week, but the opportunities were there. He only hauled in 2 receptions, but he was targeted 7 times. With Mike Williams and Josh Palmer still out, the targets have to go somewhere besides just Keenan Allen. Ekeler should get plenty of touches against the Lions, so going over 88 yards is very attainable.
Carson Steele – More Than 74.5 Rushing Yards
After gaining 75 yards on the ground in 4 straight games, Steele was held to only 38 yards on 8 carries against Arizona last week. The UCLA offense goes through Carson Steele, so expect them to get back on track and feed Steele the ball. The Arizona State defense gives up 131.9 yards per game on the ground, so Steele should get close to the century mark.
Brenden Rice – More Than 47.5 Receiving Yards
In terms of stat consistency, Rice has kind of been boom or bust this season. But because of how he is used in this offense, he only needs 2-3 receptions to get to the 50-yard mark. The USC Offense is going to have to play nearly perfect to have a chance against Oregon, meaning Rice is going to have to have a few explosive plays.