2018 Fantasy Football: Former Nebraska Cornhuskers Player Outlooks

Senior Expert Shawn Childs breaks down the Fantasy Football potential of the best Nebraska Cornhuskers players now in the National Football League

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Senior Fantasy Football Expert Shawn Childs breaks down and forecasts the top players from the biggest colleges in the nation! In this edition, he takes a look at Rex Burkhead, Quincy Enunwa and more of your favorite Nebraska players! Stay tuned for more College Football Player Breakdowns!


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RB Rex Burkhead – Over ten games in 2017, Burkhead has 518 combined yards with 30 catches and eight TDs. His overall skill set in the passing game isn’t as high as James White, but he can be a mismatch problem vs. some linebackers. Over a four-game stretch from Week 12 to Week 15, Rex scored five rushing TDs with only one game of value in yards (103 combined yards with three catches on 15 touches). Twice last season Burkhead missed time with injury (ribs and knee). Only an insurance policy in the passing or in-game cover on early downs.

Quincy Enunwa

WR Quincy Enunwa – Quincy missed 2017 with a neck issue. In 2016, the Jets gave Enunwa plenty of chances to prove his worth. He finished with 58 catches for 857 yards and four TDs on 105 targets as the WR3 for the Jets, which was similar to the opportunity by Jermaine Kearse last year. His downside was tied to four games with only one catch. Over the first five games, Quincy had 27 catches for 284 yards and a TD on 39 targets. From Week 6 to Week 13, he only had one game with over six targets while delivering three playable games (2/73/1, 4/93/1, and 5/109/1). His catch rate (55.2) needs improvement. Enunwa is a big WR (6’2” and 225 Lbs.) who almost offers a TE type skill set. Quincy did have four catches over 40 yards. His path points to growth, but the Jets’ WR core is much cloudier in 2018. With positive reports in August, Enunwa would be worth a late Fantasy pick.



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RB Ameer Abdullah – Detroit looks ready to part ways with Abdullah after a disappointing third season in the NFL. Last year he gained 714 combined yards with five TDs and 25 catches while receiving 190 touches. Ameer gained only 3.3 yards per rush and 6.5 yards per catch. Overall, he can’t match the pass-catching ability of Riddick while no owning a strong enough skill to see starting snaps on early downs. I won’t write him off, but he projects as more a waiver wire option in 12-team leagues unless his opportunity and performance improve over the summer.

QB Tanner Lee – Over three seasons at Tulane (2) and Nebraska (1), Lee passes for 6,744 yards with 46 TDs and 37 Ints. His competition rate (55.2) has been a weakness in his whole college career. Lee did show growth in 2017 (3,143 passing yards with 23 TDs and 16 Ints). Tanner is a project. He needs to clean up his mechanics while doing a much better job in his reads and decision making.

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Shawn Childs
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Shawn Childs has been a high stakes Fantasy baseball and football player since 2004 where he had success in his first season (three titles and $25,000 in winnings). In early years of the high stakes market in Fantasy baseball, he was ahead of the curve in player evaluation, draft value, and free agent bidding setting up four top-five finishes in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship. He has four AL-only Auction titles, one NL-only title, and five Main Event titles plus an overall title in 2012 at RTFBC (netted $10,000). This success led to an induction into the NFBC Baseball Hall of Fame. His success in the high stakes market led to a career in providing Fantasy Baseball and Fantasy Football content. On the football side, he’s competed and won in all different formats – auctions, draft championship, main events, and high-dollar leagues. He won 2nd place overall in the 2014 Most Accurate Salary Cap Expert contest at FantasyPros.As a dual-sport player, it was natural to transition to the daily games where he is a “swing for the fences type of guy.” Childs has appeared in one FanDuel NFL Live Final and one DraftKings NFL Live Final, a season-ending tournament which led to a couple of chances to win over $1,000,000.