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American Athletic Conference Fantasy Football Update: Week 1 Top Performers and Standings

Greg Ward, Chris Hairston and Keevan Lucas led the way fantasy-wise in a solid first week of the 2015 football season for the American Athletic Conference.

Chris Hairston scored all four touchdowns for East Carolina in a 28-20 win over Towson in Week 1.
Chris Hairston scored all four touchdowns for East Carolina in a 28-20 win over Towson in Week 1.
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The American Athletic Conference opened the 2015 football season on a high note. Nine of the conference's 12 teams won their opening game, highlighted by Temple's 27-10 win over Penn State in Philadelphia.

Prior to the opening games, The UConn Blog introduced readers to our fantasy football writers league. The inaugural season began with the conference's Week 1 match-ups.

Here are the highlights from Week 1, including top performers and the league standings heading into Week 2.

Fantasy Player of the Week: Chris Hairston, East Carolina running back

Hairston did not have a heavy workload in the Pirates' backfield against Towson, compiling only 154 yards, but he did score all four of East Carolina's touchdowns in a 28-20 win over the Tigers Saturday night.. Add in 19 yards on five catches, making Hairston the week's top performer with 46.3 fantasy points.

Top Five Players

  1. Chris Hairston, RB, East Carolina – 154 rushing yards, 5 catches, 19 receiving yards, 4 TDs (46.3 points)
  2. Keevan Lucas, WR, Tulsa – 10 catches, 193 receiving yards, 21 rushing yards, 2 TDs (43.4 points)
  3. Greg Ward, QB, Houston – 275 passing yards, 1 passing TD, 101 rushing yards, 2 rushing TDs (37.1 points)
  4. Jordan Akins, WR, UCF – 9 catches, 104 yards, 2 TDs (31.4 points)
  5. Mose Frazier, WR, Memphis – 6 catches, 89 yards, 2 TDs (26.9 points)

Week 1 Standings

  1. Mark Corey, 133.5 points, Top Performer: Keevan Lucas, WR, Tulsa – 10 catches, 193 receiving yards, 21 rushing yards, 2 TDs (43.4 points)
  2. Dan Connolly, 128.4 points, Top Performer: Mose Frazier, WR, Memphis – 6 catches, 89 yards, 2 TDs (26.9 points)
  3. Ryan Smith, 127.7 points, Top Performer: Chris Hairston, RB, East Carolina – 154 rushing yards, 5 catches, 19 receiving yards, 4 TDs (46.3 points)
  4. Mike Levin, 115.4 points, Top Performer: Marlon Mack, RB, USF – 131 rushing yards, 2 catches, 6 receiving yards, 1 touchdown (21.7 points)
  5. Dan Madigan, 78.1 points, Top Performer: Jordan Akins, WR, UCF – 9 catches, 104 yards, 2 TDs (31.4 points)
  6. Tim Fontenault, 65.6 points, Top Performer: Keyarris Garrett, WR, Tulsa – 5 catches 163 yards (21.3 points)
  7. Aman Kidwai, 50.6 points, Top Performer: Jared Thomas, RB, Temple – 135 rushing yards, 2 TDs (25.5 points)
  8. Ben Zachs, 33.3 points, Top Performer – Doroland Dorceus, RB, Memphis – 19 rushing yards, 2 TDs (13.9 points)