It’s crazy that we are already in Week 9 of the NFL season and the College Football regular season is nearly over!
We have some awesome LA Football matchups this weekend as the USC Trojans host the Washington Huskies at the Coli and the UCLA Bruins travel to the desert to take on the feisty Arizona Wildcats. The Los Angeles Rams may be without Matthew Stafford as they battle the Packers in Green Bay, and the Los Angeles Chargers have a Primetime bout with the New York Jets.
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Here is the Underdog Fantasy Pick Em that we built with analysis below:
Austin Ekeler – More Than 28.5 Receiving Yards
The New York Jets defense is tough, like real tough. It is going to be difficult to run and throw the ball. So what does that leave your offense with? A lot of check-downs. Ekeler is a threat in the passing game, regardless of the defense, and against the Bears last week he recorded 94 yards receiving. He might be the only option for Justin Herbert against this defense.
Marshawn Lloyd – More Than 72.5 Rushing Yards
Marshawn Lloyd has been one of the best running backs in the nation this season, even with the low amount of carries that he sometimes sees. Against Utah, he only rushed the ball seven times but still turned that into 86 yards. Against Cal last week, he toted the rock 17 times and galloped for 115 yards. The Washington Huskies give up 135.6 yards per game on the ground. Lloyd should run for over 72.5 yards in the 1st half.
Caleb Williams – More Than 0.5 Rush OR Receiving TDs
I don’t expect Caleb Williams to have a receiving touchdown in this game, but I absolutely expect him to have a rushing one. Williams has six rushing touchdowns in his last four games, and notched two last week against Cal. Williams is one of the best passers in the country, but when SC gets in the red zone, he is an absolute weapon with his legs.
Cooper Kupp – More Than 0.5 Rush OR Receiving TDs
After a dominant first game back from injury, Cooper Kupp has been on a bit of a skid. The Rams are going to desperately need him to put up Triple Crown-like numbers on Sunday, especially if Matthew Stafford is unable to play. It’s been 2 weeks since Kupp registered a touchdown, expect that to change on Sunday.
Logan Loya – More Than 4.5 Receptions
Logan Loya has quietly become the number-one receiver for the UCLA Bruins, at least in terms of volume. Over his last 5 games, Loya is averaging 5.4 receptions per game. That trend should continue against an Arizona secondary that will be keying in on J. Michael Sturdivant, leaving Loya as the premier option for Garbers.