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American Athletic Conference Fantasy Football Update: Week 2 Top Performers and Standings

Jahad Thomas had a field day running all over Cincinnati. Who else stood out among our elite fantasy football teams?

Matt Davis was the hero for SMU, leading the Mustangs to a come-from-behind victory in the fourth quarter against North Texas in Week 2.
Matt Davis was the hero for SMU, leading the Mustangs to a come-from-behind victory in the fourth quarter against North Texas in Week 2.
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UConn is not the only American Athletic Conference team off to a great start in the 2015 season.

Houston had one of the premier wins of the weekend, beating Louisville on the road at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. Led by Greg Ward Jr.'s three touchdown passes the defense's four turnovers and a blocked field goal, the Cougars managed to squeak past the Cardinals in a crucial, early-season win.

Temple and Cincinnati opened conference play with a weird, wild game in Ohio Saturday night. Temple running back Jahad Thomas had a field day against the Bearcats, rushing for nearly 200 yards and a touchdown, as well as returning a kick for a touchdown. The Owls held off a late rally by the Bearcats to improve to 2-0.

It was a strange week for the entrants in The UConn Blog's fantasy football league. Several players not on rosters stood out, while some high draft picks were quiet this week.

Here are the highlights from Week 2, including top performers, the standings for Week 2 and the overall standings heading into Week 3.

Fantasy Player of the Week: Matt Davis, QB, SMU

SMU had to come from behind in the fourth quarter against North Texas, but 21 points in the final 15 minutes helped the Mustangs "cruise" to a 31-13 win. Davis led the way, throwing two touchdown passes and running for SMU's other two. The junior from Houston accumulated nearly 300 yards of total offense.

Top Five Players

  1. Matt Davis, QB, SMU – 171 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, 125 rushing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns (38.5 points)
  2. Jahad Thomas, RB, Temple – 193 rushing yards, 1 rushing touchdown, 1 kick return touchdown, 2 catches, 17 receiving yards (35 points)
  3. Isaiah Jones, WR, East Carolina – 14 catches, 135 yards, 1 receiving touchdown (33.5 points)
  4. Greg Ward, QB, Houston – 236 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns, 98 rushing yards, 1 interception (28.8 points)
  5. Mose Frazier, WR, Memphis – 4 catches, 77 receiving yards, 64 rushing yards, 1 rushing touchdown (24.1 points)
Week 2 Team Rankings
  1. Mark Corey, 123.2 points, Top Performer: Matt Davis, QB, SMU – 171 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, 125 rushing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns (38.5 points)
  2. Mike Levin, 113.6 points, Top Performer: Bryce Williams, TE, East Carolina – 9 catches, 83 yards, 1 receiving touchdown (23.3 points)
  3. Ryan Smith, 106.1 points, Top Performer: Isaiah Jones, WR, East Carolina – 14 catches, 135 yards, 1 receiving touchdown (33.5 points)
  4. Dan Connolly, 99.8 points, Top Performer: Mose Frazier, WR, Memphis – 4 catches, 77 receiving yards, 64 rushing yards, 1 rushing touchdown (24.1 points)
  5. Tim Fontenault, 88.8 points, Top Performer: Gunner Kiel, QB, Cincinnati – 427 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, 10 rushing touchdowns, 4 interceptions (18 points)
  6. Ben Zachs, 86.7 points, Top Performer: Joshua Atkinson, WR, Tulsa – 3 catches, 119 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown (20.9 points)
  7. Aman Kidwai, 65.6 points, Top Performer: Jahad Thomas, RB, Temple – 193 rushing yards, 1 rushing touchdown, 1 kick return touchdown, 2 catches, 17 receiving yards (35 points)
  8. Dan Madigan, 35.6 points, Top Performer: Jordan Akins, WR, UCF – 5 catches, 48 receiving yards (9.8 points)
Season Standings
  1. Mark Corey, 256.7 points
  2. Ryan Smith, 233.8 points
  3. Mike Levin, 229 points
  4. Dan Connolly, 228.2 points
  5. Tim Fontenault, 154.4 points
  6. Ben Zachs, 120 points
  7. Aman Kidwai, 116.2 points
  8. Dan Madigan, 113.7 points