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Stanford redshirt sophomore RB Bryce Love is expected to replace Christian McCaffrey as Stanford's lead back next year.

We're big fans of Love, and believe that the Cardinal rushing attack isn't going to drop off as much as other folks think (Stanford will miss McCaffrey more on special teams and in the receiving game). The 5-foot-10, 184-pound Love averaged 7.8 ypc on limited carries in 2015 and then averaged 7.4 ypc on 90 attempts this year (664 yards, three touchdowns). Love is a speedster with 4.4-second wheels.
Source: ESPN.com
Dec 7 - 4:02 PM

Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey confirmed that he will enter the 2017 NFL draft.

McCaffrey announced the news Wednesday on Twitter. McCaffrey wrote in a follow-up news release that "there's nothing more I can put on film," and we tend to agree. He shattered Barry Sanders' NCAA single-season record for all-purpose yardage in 2015 with 3,864 yards, winning the AP National Player of the Year award and finishing second in the Heisman Trophy race behind Alabama's Derrick Henry. C-Mac battled through injuries in 2016 but still put up 2,327 all-purpose yards, leading the country with 211.55 all-purpose yards per game. Despite Stanford's offense regressing and his aforementioned health issues, McCaffrey's ypc average actually jumped from 6.0 in 2015 to 6.3 this season. McCaffrey is the No. 28 overall prospect, according to Todd McShay.
Source: ESPN.com
Dec 7 - 2:40 PM

Stanford WR Michael Rector will play in the NFLPA all star game.

Rector is a true vertical threat with outstanding deep speed. However, that type of skill set can be limited in an offense like Stanford's. That was the case this season for Rector, catching 31 passes for 355 yards and three touchdowns on the year.
Dec 7 - 11:41 AM

Bleacher Report's Matt Miller reports that Stanford junior RB Christian McCaffrey will declare for the 2017 NFL Draft.

No huge surprise there. McCaffrey was limited by injury during the middle of the 2016, missing one contest due to the undisclosed ailment, but has bounced back to end the regular-season campaign in high style. The 6-foot, 202-pounder ripped Rice and Cal for back-to-back 200-yard efforts in Stanford's final two games to conclude a stretch of five consecutive contests in which he rushed for at least 135 yards. McCaffrey's 211.55 all-purpose yards per game mark is the best in the country, while his 1,596 rushing yards are the most by a back in the Pac-12. He will have a chance to make one final game-impression on the scouting community when Stanford plays North Carolina in the Sun Bowl on December 30.
Dec 6 - 3:01 PM

In their updated rankings, Rivals now lists five-star 2017 Stanford QB commit Davis Mills as the No. 1 pro-style quarterback in the class.

Hunter Johnson -- a Clemson commit -- had previously stood as the outlet's No. 1 pro-style quarterback for 2017, but no longer. Not there is a huge distinction, here. Rivals slots Johnson in at No. 5 overall, Mills in at No. 4. Scout.com's Chad Simmons forwarded the opinion over the summer that the 6-foot-2, 188-pound Mills is the most likely quarterback in the 2017 class to win a Heisman Trophy. At the time, Simmons wrote that he has "success written all over him."
Source: Rivals
Dec 5 - 6:20 PM

Stanford junior RB Christian McCaffrey rushed for 204 yards and a touchdown on 30 carries in the school's 41-17 win over Rice.

McCaffrey added another 23 receiving yards and a touchdown on two catches. Over the past five games, McCaffrey's lowest offensive yardage output was the 187 against Oregon... on just 22 touches. He has been the dominant player we all expected in that span. McCaffrey could be playing his final collegiate game in the next few weeks. It is much watch television.
Nov 26 - 11:36 PM

Stanford junior RB Christian McCaffrey was stupendous in Saturday's 45-31 win over Cal, rushing for 284 yards and three touchdowns on 31 carries.

All three of McCaffrey's scores came in the second half, highlighted by a 90-yard touchdown dash several minutes after the third quarter commenced. The 6-foot, 202-pound junior averaged 9.1 YPC in the victory. He has been nothing short of majestic down the 2016 stretch, posting four consecutive games of at least 135 yards rushing. For the season as a whole, he has picked his way to 1,392 yards and 12 touchdowns. In addition, he has caught 36 passes for 294 yards and two scores.
Nov 19 - 9:15 PM

Stanford junior RB Christian McCaffrey rushed for 135 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries in Saturday's 52-27 win over Oregon.

McCaffrey scored two of his three touchdowns in the first quarter, including a there-he-goes glide of 61 yards in which he accelerated to the right and forced one would-be backside tackler to capture nothing but air. Free of that obstacle, he zoomed into the end zone untouched. McCaffrey has now rushed for at least 165 yards in each of his last three games. Stanford sits at 7-3 overall and wraps up the regular season with games against Cal and Rice. It would not be a surprise if McCaffrey surpassed 200 yards rushing in either or both of those contests.
Nov 12 - 8:49 PM

Stanford redshirt sophomore QB Keller Chryst completed 10-of-17 passes for 60 yards in Saturday's 26-15 win over Oregon State.

Ryan Burns, Keller Chryst, it really doesn't seem to matter. Stanford's passing offense is one of the worst in the country. Chryst should be able to post stronger results in cotton-soft November match-ups against Oregon, Cal and Rice to close the season, but look elsewhere for fantasy fun until he has shown that he has something to offer.
Nov 5 - 7:42 PM

Stanford junior RB Christian McCaffrey rushed for 199 yards and a touchdown on 32 carries in Saturday's 26-15 win over Oregon State.

Splendid work here. McCaffrey set a season-high with his 199 yards on the ground. Included in that yardage bushel, a long run of 51 yards. His touchdown came from one yard out near the end of the third quarter. If we were to throw shade at any part of his performance on Saturday, we would do so in the receiving department. The 6-foot, 202-pounder logged just two catches for six yards in the win. That aside, strong work by McCaffrey. He has now rushed for 368 yards and three touchdowns in his last two games.
Nov 5 - 7:09 PM

Stanford junior RB Christian McCaffrey said that redshirt sophomore QB Keller Chryst "did awesome" in Saturday's 34-10 win over Arizona.

"The thing I love so much is his leadership in the huddle. The guy’s a ballplayer. At the end of the day," McCaffrey said, "he’s going to find a way to get the job done. I’m excited to see what the future holds as well." This is all well and good, though Chryst's actual stats in Saturday's game -- 14-of-30 passing for 104 yards, two touchdowns and an interception -- are a bit more pedestrian than McCaffrey's glowing praise might indicate. To be fair to the redshirt sophomore quarterback, this was his first start with the Cardinal and HC David Shaw almost certainly dialed back the playbook by degrees. He figures to take on more responsibility against Oregon State this coming weekend. Fantasy owners need not scour the waiver wire on this one immediately, but keep an eye on Chryst. Stanford finishes out the year with contests against Oregon, Cal and Rice and should he acclimate well to the starting job, all three of those games offer cushy defensive match-ups.
Oct 31 - 12:40 PM

Stanford junior RB Christian McCaffrey rushed for 169 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries in Saturday's 34-10 win over Arizona.

McCaffrey also chipped in with four catches for 27 yards and a score. Prior to Saturday's 169-yard showing, the 6-foot, 202-pound junior had not cracked the century mark since September 24, against UCLA. For the season as a whole, McCaffrey has now rushed for 774 yards and five touchdowns. He will have four more games to pad out those numbers, as Stanford closes out the campaign with contests against Oregon State, Oregon, Cal and Rice. All of those are delectable fantasy match-ups.
Oct 30 - 12:45 PM

Stanford junior CB Alijah Holder (shoulder) will miss the remainder of the 2016 season.

"We just can't get it right," said HC David Shaw of, well, everything. Holder played against Colorado on Saturday after sitting out three contests to nurse a shoulder injury, but he was only able to play one half of that game before being lifted from action due to lingering concern over his injury. The 6-foot-2, 186-pound junior finishes the 2016 campaign having registered 10 tackles (1.0 for loss) and a forced fumble over the course of four games played.
Oct 25 - 6:04 PM

Stanford redshirt junior QB Ryan Burns has been demoted to backup in favor of redshirt sophomore QB Keller Chryst.

Burns started the first seven games of the season. In that space, he managed to throw for just 1,065 yards (62.7% completions) with a 5/7 TD/INT ratio. Said HC David Shaw of this week's benching, "If we were running for 250 yards a game, and the quarterback had all day to throw, and our wide receivers were making phenomenal catches, it would be really easy ... That's why you feel really bad for Ryan. You won't find a more improved player over the last calendar year."
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 25 - 4:24 PM

Stanford redshirt sophomore QB Keller Chryst has replaced redshirt junior QB Ryan Burns as starter.

Burns proved lethally ineffective in seven games as Cardinal starter. HC David Shaw indicated that he believes there is a disparity between the offensive talent on the team and the results to date. "We should be able to score points with the personnel we have on the offensive side. That's the bottom line here," Shaw said. Stanford is averaging just 17 points per game, placing them as the third-worst team in the FBS. Only South Carolina and Buffalo are scoring fewer points on average. In parts of seven games this season, Chryst has completed 7-of-18 passes for 63 yards and an interception. The 6-foot-5, 228-pounder ranked as a four-star recruit in the 2014 class, with Rivals pegging him as the No. 64 overall prospect for that cycle. There is talent here -- indeed, Chryst was considered the front-runner to start this season until Burns won the job in August -- but we don't recommend those in traditional fantasy formats claim him this week given Stanford's offensive issues.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 25 - 4:10 PM


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