Northwestern's Trumpy Struggles To Get Offense Going
News:Mike Trumpy carried the ball seven times for 13 yards against Michigan State on Saturday.
Analysis:Mike Trumpy received the most carries after Venric Mark left the game, but he failed to do anything with his opportunity, totaling a paltry 13 yards. Still, Trumpy could have some value next week if Kain Colter and Mark are unable to play against Illinois.
News:Mike Trumpy carriedmthe ball six times for 16 yards and a touchdown against Nebraska on Saturday.
Analysis:Mike Trumpy's value will go up if Venric Mark is unable to go next week. However, if Mark is good to go, Trumpy will not be a good option.
News:Mike Trumpy carried the ball three times for two yards and caught three passes for 28 yards against Penn State on Saturday.
Analysis:Mike Trumpy remains the reserve running back and his fantasy production will be limited in that role.
News:Mike Trumpy carried the ball four times for 10 yards in Northwestern's win against South Dakota on Saturday.
Analysis:Mike Trumpy didn't get the ball until the third quarter of the game. He came in and performed well after Venric Mark went down last week, but as long as he remains in a reserve role, he won't have much fantasy value.
News:Mike Trumpy carried the ball 16 times for 106 yards and one touchdown in the Wildcats' win against Boston College on Saturday.
Analysis: The majority of Mike Trumpy's carries came after starting running back Venric Mark went down. He proved to be a reliable backup, and that he is recovered from the torn ACL he suffered last October.
News:Mike Trumpy (knee) lost four yards on four carries in Saturday's win over Syracuse.
Analysis:Mike Trumpy is coming back from a torn ACL last October, so expect his workload to be limited in the first few games. However, he could take over the bulk of carries later in the season.
News: Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald said Mike Trumpy "looks great" after two preseason practices, the Chicago Tribune reports. Trumpy is returning from a torn ACL in his left knee.
Analysis: It's not clear if Mike Trumpy will be back to full speed by the start of the season as he suffered the injury in October. He may be eased into action with Venric Mark and Treyvon Green also getting carries. Still, it's a good sign that Trumpy is practicing after he missed spring practice.
News: Northwestern running back Mike Trumpy will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL suffered against Illinois.
Analysis:Jacob Schmidt and Treyvon Green are now the first two on the NU depth chart. Expect both to play, but pay special attention to how much work Green gets.
News: Northwestern running back Mike Trumpy was a carted off the field in the third quarter against Illinois after an injury to his left knee.
Analysis: Trumpy was on crutches after the game, and coach Pat Fitzgerald called the injury a knee strain "at this time". Fellow running back Troy Pollard also injured his right knee and left the game.
News: Northwestern running back Mike Trumpy ( concussion ) is expected to play this week against Army.
Analysis: Trumpy was removed from the injury report entirely, indicating he is a full-go. With Adonis Smith listed as OUT, Trumpy becomes a nice sleeper start on Saturday.
News: Northwestern running back Adonis Smith was helped off of the field Saturday after injuring his leg. Smith had an increased role, with 17 carries, in the Wildcat run game as starter Mike Trumpy (concussion) was not cleared to play.
Analysis:Kain Colter or Dan Persa will continue to lead the Northwestern rushing attach, but a healthy running back group would help balance the attack. Treyvon Green and Jacob Schmidt will likely see more work if Trumpy and Smith are held out of action this week against Army.
News: With running back Mike Trumpy doubtful, Adonis Smith should finally get his chance to showcase for Northwestern.
Analysis: If Smith gets the bulk of the workload Saturday, do not be surprised to see a 100-yard effort with at least one touchdown.
News: Northwestern running back Mike Trumpy is listed as doubtful on the team's injury report.
Analysis: Trumpy is listed as having a head injury, and it is not yet known when this occurred. Jacob Schmidt and Adonis Smith figure to see an increased workload.
News: Northwestern will not decide until late in the week if quarterback Dan Persa will be ready to begin the season, as well as who will start at running back.
Analysis: Head Coach Pat Fitzgerald says Persa is improving every day, and I would expect him to be ready. At running back, Mike Trumpy still looks to be behind Jacob Schmidt as of today, with Adonis Smith lurking. Expect all three to see action.
News: Running back Mike Trumpy and Jacob Schmidt are listed as co-starters in Northwestern's Week One depth chart against Boston College.
Analysis: The pair will need to pick up some of the slack while quarterback Dan Persa recovers from a torn Achilles' tendon. But neither are a fantasy considerations at this point.
Trumpy Will Participate in Spring Drills, Wear Cast
News: Trumpy, who fractured his wrist during last year's Illinois game at Wrigley Field, is expected to participate in spring drills, but will wear a protective cast as a precaution, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Analysis: Says offensive coordinator Mick McCall, "[Trumpy has] done a good job in rehab, and all those guys that have been dinged up a little bit have worked around their injury and done everything to get better. [Trumpy is] go to be able to do a lot of things in the spring. [The wrist is] in the process of healing. Mike will be out there from the beginning."
News: Northwestern is optimistic that Trumpy (wrist) will be able to play in the TicketCity Bowl on January 1st, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Analysis: Trumpy was relatively productive for Northwestern this year, but he's probably just a marginal option against Texas Tech. His presence would mostly be important for Northwestern's on-field success.
News: Trumpy will not play this week against Wisconsin after suffering wrist injury in last week's loss to Illinois, the Arlington Daily Herald reports.
Analysis: Adonis Smith will likely get the bulk of carries with Trumpy out, but any Northwestern running back will have a touch matchup.
News: Trumpy ran for 129 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries against Illinois Saturday.
Analysis: Big Ten-only league owners might find Trumpy a decent flex play against Wisconsin, but no one else should mess with the Northwestern offense right now.
News: Trumpy had 21 carries for 110 yards in Saturday's win over Indiana.
Analysis: It looked like Adonis Smith was ready to win the job as the primary running back after last week's loss to Michigan State, but Trumpy took over in the second half. Don't get too excited as Indiana's run defense is the second worst in the Big Ten. Still, it's Northwestern's first 100-yard running game from a RB since 2008.
News: Trumpy ran for 50 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries against Minnesota Saturday.
Analysis: Trumpy looks like the top Northwestern running back right now, so he's worth a roster spot in Big Ten-only leagues.
News: Trumpy had 12 carries for 52 yards in Saturday's win over Central Michigan.
Analysis: He broke tackles on several runs and looked impressive. With Arby Fields losing a key fumble, Trumpy could take over the starting running back role. However, any running back hasn't been a great fantasy option lately for the Wildcats.
News: Trumpy injured his hamstring early in training camp and only returned late last week, CBSSports.com reports.
Analysis: The report says he may be redshirted this season as a result. The true freshman was thought to be in the mix for carries this season.