News: Coach Chris Petersen said the starting quarterback job is Joe Southwick's but also said "it's always going to be a competition," Chadd Cripe of the Idaho Statesman reports.
Analysis: This seems to be a tactic by Petersen to keep his quarterback in check. As a junior this season, Joe Southwick threw for 2,730 yards with 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Boise's Southwick Ends the Year on a Positive Note
News:Joe Southwick completed 26-of-38 passes for 264 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 28-26 win over Washington in the Maaco Bowl.
Analysis: The junior signal-caller had an up-and-down year while leading the Broncos to a 11-2 record and bowl win in Las Vegas. He ended the season with 2,730 yards, 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Joe Southwick projects to be the starter next season and should be considered in MWC-only leagues in 2013.
Boise State's Southwick Throws Two TDs in Win Over CSU
News:Joe Southwick went 17-of-20 passing for 216 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 42-14 win over Colorado State.
Analysis:Joe Southwick has five touchdowns and zero interceptions over his past two games, but each performance came against soft competition. Boise State has a bye week next week, so look elsewhere for quarterback help in MWC-only and deeper leagues.
News:Joe Southwick threw for 209 yards and three touchdowns on 17-of-29 passing in Saturday's 49-14 win over Hawaii.
Analysis:Joe Southwick has not had a lot of good games, but it was a pleasant surprise to see him throw for a season-high three touchdowns. Of course it was the Hawaii defense who allows for almost any opposing quarterback to thrive. If you need a signal-caller in MWC-only and deeper leagues, Southwick has a decent match-up with Colorado State next week.
News:Joe Southwick completed 20-of-31 passes for 164 yards, a touchdown and interception in a 21-19 loss to San Diego State on Saturday.
Analysis:Joe Southwick continues to have mediocre games in regards to fantasy. If you're ever going to start the guy, next week is the time when Boise State travels to Hawaii.
Boise State's Southwick Has Another Game With No TDs
News:Joe Southwick efficiently completed 20-of-28 passes for 198 yards, but had no touchdowns and an interception in a 45-14 win over Wyoming on Saturday.
Analysis: All five of the Broncos' offensive touchdowns came via the ground, rendering Joe Southwick pretty much useless in the game of fantasy. Don't expect this trend to change, so look elsewhere for a quarterback.
Boise State's Southwick Plays Game Manger Once Again
News:Joe Southwick completed 22 of his 30 passes for 243 yards and had one interception in a 32-7 win over UNLV on Saturday.
Analysis: Boise State heavily relies on their running game while in the red-zone, so Joe Southwick's value is fairly limited because he doesn't rack up the touchdowns. He's improving with his accuracy, but still isn't worth owning outside of MWC-only and deeper leagues.
Boise's Southwick Underwhelms in Win Over Fresno State
News:Joe Southwick was 11-of-22 with 113 yards, one touchdown and an interception in a 20-10 win over Fresno State on Saturday.
Analysis:Joe Southwick was utilized as a game manager in this game. The Broncos' won because of their run game led by D.J. Harper and their tenacious defense. From week-to-week, they probably won't veer far from that gameplan, so stay away from Southwick.
News:Joe Southwick went 18-of-27 for 195 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in a 40-14 win over Southern Miss on Saturday.
Analysis: This is the second game in a row where Joe Southwick has thrown three touchdowns. Boise's defense is tenacious and puts the offense led by Southwick into great situations. He deserves a look in MWC-only and deeper leagues.
Boise's Southwick Shows Off Some Skills Against New Mexico
News:Joe Southwick went 24-of-34 for 311 yards and three touchdowns in a 32-29 win over New Mexico on Saturday.
Analysis: This was Joe Southwick's best performance of the season, putting him on the fantasy radar for MWC-only leagues.
News:Joe Southwick completed 15 of his 25 passes for 145 yards and no touchdowns in Boise State's 7-6 win over BYU on Thursday.
Analysis:Joe Southwick has struggled so far this season while completing around 60 percent of his passes and throwing just as many touchdowns as interceptions (two). Against BYU, Southwick and the Broncos' failed to convert any of their five fourth down attempts. Keep in mind that the Broncos have played Michigan State and BYU who boast some of the best defenses in the country. If Southwick can play well against New Mexico next week, he may be worth owning in MWC-only or deeper leagues.
News:Joe Southwick completed 24 of his 31 passes for 304 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in a win over Miami of Ohio on Saturday.
Analysis: With an easier match-up this week, Joe Southwick faired significantly better. He was efficient and only made the one mistake. Boise State's offense will only get better as the season goes on, so keep an eye on Southwick.
News: Boise State's Joe Southwick made his debut as the starting QB by completing 15 of his 31 passes for 169 yards and an interception. He also added four rushes for 18 yards.
Analysis:Joe Southwick's performance was heavily influenced by Michigan State's vaunted defense who gave the junior signal caller all kinds of problems. Going forward, Southwick looks like he could have some fantasy value as he did show some accuracy on his throws and a tendency to run with the ball.
News: Head coach Chris Peterson has named Joe Southwick, a junior, Boise State's next starting quarterback, ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Says Petersen of Joe Southwick, who has been the No. 2 quarterback behind Kellen Moore the last two years, "He's prepared really hard the last three or four years, and he's earned this opportunity." The junior will open with a difficult game out of the gate this season - Boise State takes on Michigan State this coming Friday - but brings with him plenty of experience, having played in seven games in 2011 and completed 76.6-percent of his passes for 198 yards, one touchdown and one interception.
Southwick Appears to be the Favorite for the Starting QB Job
News:Joe Southwick impressed during the Broncos' Saturday scrimmage while completing 16-of-24 passes for 141 yards, a touchdown and an interception, the Idaho Statesman reports.
Analysis: Coach Chris Petersen hasn't officially named Joe Southwick the starter, but he's emerged as the clear favorite for the job. Southwick's primary competition in true freshman Nick Patti was 1-for-10 for 40 yards with an interception during the scrimmage.
Southwick Atop Quarterback Depth Chart At Boise State
News: Boise State's newest depth chart shows little change at quarterback, with Joe Southwick listed as the No. 1 quarterback, the Idaho Statesman reports.
Analysis:Joe Southwick has the most experience and backed up Kellen Moore last year, but don't count out sophomore Grant Hedrick or true freshman Nick Patti as contenders to win the starting job. Whoever is under center, assuming one guy is able to hold the starting job, automatically becomes fantasy relevant.