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Fantasy preview of the Conference USA East

TUSCALOOSA, AL - SEPTEMBER 12: Brent Stockstill #12 of the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders looks to pass against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 12, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Conference USA’s East Division is not exactly loaded top-to-bottom, but is far from lacking in outstanding options. Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky headline the conference with a variety of notable skill-position studs. (For the rest of our college fantasy preview so far, check here.)

Charlotte 49ers

It’s important to remember that, while Charlotte will enter its second season as a member of the FBS in 2016, it is also only the school’s fourth with an actual football program. Last season started well with a pair of victories, but they lost all of their last nine. A combined 83 percent of offensive and defensive snaps will return from 2015, second-most in the country, but that offense finished at the bottom of most FBS categories. The quarterback position was a complete disaster, but the addition of 6’3, 220-pound JUCO transfer Kevin Olsen, brother of Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen, could be helpful. Unfortunately, Olsen is not a scrambling quarterback and was not very productive at Riverside CC.

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