Tracking our B1G fantasy teams: Week 7

Now this is just getting out of hand.

I thought Adam would finally get a victory last week as many of my valuable fantasy players were on a bye week. Instead, Non-Gingervitis recorded its most lopsided victory of the season, outscoring the Trombone Shorties 146-105 to improve to a perfect 6-0.

The 146 points were my second highest-point total of the season, thanks in large part to the 44 points from Denard Robinson and another big 30 points from Illinois receiver A.J. Jenkins. Taylor Martinez added 31 in Nebraska's win against Ohio State, and the Illinois defense that I picked up came through with 17 points. I won easily despite having an idle player (Montee Ball) on my active roster. No way was I going to let him go.

Rittenberg's team got a nice day from Nathan Scheelhaase (34 points), but his habit of getting nothing out of waiver-wire pickups continued, as Michigan's Vincent Smith laid a goose egg. Derek Moye (four points) and Marvin McNutt (seven) were quiet as well.

Since the ESPN.com fantasy college football game lasts only 13 weeks, I can clinch a season title this week with a victory. But there's an omen that portends a possible Rittenberg breakthrough. Trombone Shorty, his team's namesake and the artist whose birthday party Adam and I inadvertently stumbled into during the Sugar Bowl week last year, is holding a concert in my hometown this Sunday. Will Shorty be all smiles this weekend? Or will he have to kiss my ring?

On to our pickups for this week:

Adam drops Northwestern QB Dan Persa for Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson

Rationale: Persa has been pretty solid since his return, but I can't let RussellMania get away, especially this week as the Badgers get Indiana at Camp Randall.

Brian drops Northwestern WR Jeremy Ebert for Michigan State WR B.J. Cunningham

Rationale: We're getting the band back together. Cunningham was a strong member of the team most of the season before last week's bye, and I think he'll get plenty of opportunities against Michigan.

Adam drops Nebraska RB Rex Burkhead for Wisconsin RB James White

Rationale: Burkhead and the Huskers are off (he'll be back soon), and White is due for a big points day as Wisconsin should put up plenty of points and keep the ball on the ground against IU.

Brian drops Illinois RB Donovonn Young for Iowa RB Marcus Coker

Rationale: Young was good but not great as a pick-up for me last week, but now he has to go against the Ohio State defense. I'd much rather wager that Coker breaks out against a shaky Northwestern 'D.'

Adam drops Michigan RB Vincent Smith for Penn State RB Silas Redd

Rationale: I should have kept Redd last week as Smith did nothing. Penn State's offensive line seems to be slowly making strides, and Redd should get a lot of work against Purdue.

Brian drops Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez for Northwestern QB Dan Persa

Rationale: Martinez has been a terrific fantasy performer for me all season, but Nebraska is off this week. And I'm 6-0, so I can take the risk of losing him on the waiver wire next week.

Adam drops Penn State WR Derek Moye for Wisconsin WR Nick Toon

Rationale: Moye is injured, and while the Badgers might not pass a ton against Indiana, the Toon-Wilson connection should click a few times, hopefully for some touchdowns.

Brian drops Illinois' defense for Penn State's defense

Rationale: I shouldn't have doubted the Nittany Lions' defense last week against Iowa. Welcome back, fellas.

Adam drops Nebraska's defense for Wisconsin's defense

Rationale: Going very Badger this week, as you can see, but Wisconsin should keep Indiana in check, especially since the Hoosiers' quarterbacks are a bit banged up.

Brian drops Purdue's kickers for Wisconsin's kickers

Rationale: Another reunion. If nothing else, I know the Badgers will tack on loads of extra points.

Adam drops Nebraska's kickers for Illinois' kickers

Rationale: The Huskers are off this week, and Illinois' Derek Dimke is having another solid season. Dimke should be a big factor in a low-scoring game in Champaign.

Our complete rosters for Week 7:


QB: Nathan Scheelhaase, Illinois

QB: Russell Wilson, Wisconsin

RB: James White, Wisconsin

RB: Silas Redd, Penn State

WR: Nick Toon, Wisconsin

WR: Marvin McNutt, Iowa

Defense: Wisconsin

Kickers: Illinois


QB: Denard Robinson, Michigan

QB: Dan Persa, Northwestern

RB: Montee Ball, Wisconsin

RB: Marcus Coker, Iowa

WR: B.J. Cunningham, Michigan State

WR: A.J. Jenkins, Illinois

Defense: Penn State

Kickers: Wisconsin