Marshall's Cato Goes Over 300 Yards, Throws Five TDs at East Carolina
News:Rakeem Cato threw for 318 yards on 31-of-40 passing with five touchdowns and an interception at East Carolina on Saturday.
Analysis:Rakeem Cato could've thrown for even more yards, if it hadn't been for a lower leg injury that forced him from the game in the fourth quarter. The severity of his injury is unknown, but he was seen on the sidelines in a brace late in the game as he tried to re-enter the contest. He finishes the regular season as one of the biggest breakout stars of 2012 as threw for the second most TDs in the nation with 37 and led the nation in passing yards per game with 350.1. What's scary is that he's only a sophomore and will have the 2013 season to improve even more. Expect him to be among the most sought after fantasy QBs in 2013 in Marshall's pass heavy offense.
Marshall's Cato Throws for 340 Yards, Three TDs Against Southern Miss
News:Rakeem Cato threw for 340 yards on 31-of-42 passing with three touchdowns and one interception at Southern Miss on Saturday.
Analysis:Rakeem Cato leads the nation in passing yards per game (378.7), is fifth in passing touchdowns (21), and ninth in completion percentage (70.3). Needless to say, he has been one of the most pleasant surprises this season for fantasy owners and unquestionably the best QB in C-USA this season. He remains a must start in all leagues for the remainder of the season.
Marshall's Cato Throws Three Touchdowns Against Tulsa
News:Rakeem Cato threw for 391 yards on 31-of-44 passing with three touchdowns and one interception against Tulsa on Saturday.
Analysis: The good times keep on rolling for Rakeem Cato, who now ranks second in passing touchdowns (18) and third in passing yards per game (385.2) in the nation. Expect another big game from him at Southern Miss, after a bye week.
Marshall's Cato Throws for Five Touchdowns, Over 400 Yards at Purdue
News:Rakeem Cato threw for 439 yards on 45-of-68 passing with five touchdowns and three interceptions at Purdue on Saturday.
Analysis: A week after throwing for only 259 yards at Rice, Rakeem Cato was back to his old tricks as he aired it out against Purdue. On the season he now has 15 touchdowns to five interceptions. Given how well Geno Smith played against Baylor on Saturday, it's likely that Cato will be second in the nation in passing going into Marshall's game against Tulsa this coming week.
News:Rakeem Cato threw for 259 yards on 28-of-39 passing with two touchdowns and no interceptions at Rice on Saturday.
Analysis: With the offense set on running the ball down the Owls' throats from start to finish, Rakeem Cato didn't get as many passing attempts in this game as were possible, in this double-OT thriller. Still, he continues to lead the nation in passing yards per game (370.3) and has 10 touchdowns to just two interceptions on the season. This coming Saturday however, it might be wise to bench him as Marshall travels to Purdue to face a defense that has allowed only one passing TD this season.
Marshall's Cato Throws for Over 400 Yards Against Ohio
News:Rakeem Cato threw for 432 yards on 44-of-65 passing with three touchdowns and an interception against Ohio on Saturday. He also rushed for 32 yards on six carries.
Analysis: It's time to start believing. Rakeem Cato now leads the nation with 407.3 yards passing per game with eight touchdowns and just two interceptions through three games. He has also been accurate, completing over 70 percent of his passes. Against Rice this coming week, expect another monster performance. Pick him up in any league where he's still available. Cato is the real deal.
Marshall's Cato Third in the Nation in Passing Yards After Two Games
News:Rakeem Cato's 790 passing yards are currently third most in the nation, after just two games.
Analysis: In Marshall's first game, Rakeem Cato was forced to throw early and often as the team fell behind West Virginia and was forced to abandon the run to attempt to make up ground. In their second game, Cato faced an inferior subdivisional opponent in Western Carolina, whose defense never stood a chance. Given these two situations, it's difficult to predict Cato keeping this pace up as he'll start to face much more competitive teams who will force Marshall to run the ball. Still, it's nice to know, when asked, Cato can air the ball out. If he's still available in your league, add him in hopes that the good times don't stop.
Marshall's Cato Throws for Over 300 Yards, Three TDs
News:Rakeem Cato threw for 377 yards on 32-of-42 passing with three touchdowns against Western Carolina on Saturday.
Analysis: This is now back-to-back weeks with huge yardage totals for Rakeem Cato, who looks very comfortable in the Marshall passing offense. That said, much of his first game was played in garbage time and this game was played against a lower division opponent, so don't take these stats to heart. Next Saturday against Ohio, Cato will get a real test and fantasy owners will have a better idea of what they have.
News:Rakeem Cato threw for 413 yards on 38-of-54 passing with two touchdowns and one interception in the season opener at West Virginia. He also rushed for 19 yards on four carries.
Analysis: The most passing attempts and yards in a game for Rakeem Cato as Marshall played from behind all game long. Don't expect this to be the case next week against Western Carolina, who Cato and company will likely dominate. Cato should have a very productive sophomore season for fantasy owners.
Marshall's Cato Throws Three TDs in First Scrimmage
News:Rakeem Cato completed 19-of-24 passes for 233 yards with three TDs in the team's first scrimmage, the Herald-Dispatch reports.
Analysis: Tough to read anything into his numbers, when Rakeem Cato faced a base package defense for the entire scrimmage, as the coaching staff attempted to infuse some confidence into the offense.
News: Marshall will return to bowl season as they take on FIU in the Beef O Brady's Bowl.
Analysis: Despite their return to bowl action, it will be tough for any of the Marshall starters, ie Rakeem Cato, Travon Van and even Aaron Dobson being fantasy worthy against a stingy FIU defense.
News:Rakeem Cato had his best game of 2011, tossing two touchdowns with 337 yards in the OT win against ECU.
Analysis: Cato ended the season well but will be in a Marshall training camp battle with A.J. Graham in 2012.
News: With A.J. Graham out for the year with shoulder surgery, Rakeem Cato will start for the duration of 2011.
Analysis: Even playing ECU this weekend, Cato is not an option. He will battle Graham for the starting role next summer.
News:Rakeem Cato started for Marshall at QB tonight but did not fair well, throwing for just 150 yards and one touchdown with two picks in a win over Memphis.
Analysis: Cato is the teams backup of the future and should not be on fantasy radars.
News: Marshall quarterback Rakeem Cato looks likely to start on Thursday when the Herd takes on Memphis.
Analysis: Cato will start due to the injury to A.J. Graham. Despite the juicy matchup, he cannot be started in any format.
News: QB A.J. Graham appeared to injure his shoulder in the Marshall loss to Tulsa.
Analysis: Graham was replaced by Rakeem Cato and did not return. We will continue to monitor his status as next week's game against Memphis is juicy.
News: Marshall starting quarterback A.J. Graham left the Tulane game after taking a big hit and is unlikely to return.
Analysis: With the game 42-3 at halftime it is doubtful Graham will return. Rakeem Cato should play for the rest of the day. We will keep you updated on Graham's status.
News: Quarterback Rakeem Cato came on late to throw a touchdown in Marshall's loss to Houston.
Analysis: Cato is the long term quarterback for Marshall, but with A.J. Graham playing well, he is clearly the backup at this point.
News: Marshall has not named a starting quarterback for their game against Houston yet.
Analysis: Regardless of who starts, both Rakeem Cato and A.J. Graham expect to play and cancel each other's value out.
News:Rakeem Cato played another solid game for Marshall, tossing two scores in their win against Louisville.
Analysis: Cato is a long term stud, no question. Against UCF next week, Cato should not be started, but a huge breakout game is coming.
News:Rakeem Cato's job is safe and there is no quarterback controversy at Marshall according to their coaching staff.
Analysis: This means no A.J. Graham for Marshall as they take on Virginia Tech this weekend. Cato is locked in as a starter and should be for four years.
News: Marshall quarterback Rakeem Cato looked like a freshman Saturday, throwing four interceptions in a loss to Ohio.
Analysis: Cato looked off from the get go and he only added one touchdown on the night. He remains unlikely to be a solid fantasy suspect this season.
News: Marshall wide receiver Antavious Wilson, who leads the team in receiving yards, had his best game of his career against Ohio in 2010, catching seven passes for 119 yards and two touchdowns.
Analysis: Wilson is the number two receiver opposite Aaron Dobson, but if you are desperate for a wide receiver play, with the development of Rakeem Cato, you could do worse then Wilson.
News: After opening up the playbook a little, the Marshall coaching staff is thrilled with the poise and maturity of freshman quarterback Rakeem Cato.
Analysis: Cato played outstanding in the upset of Southern Miss and will only continue to grow. He is a solid own in keeper leagues and can be played in the right matchup. Ohio does have a solid defense, so it may be best to reserve Cato this week.
News:Aaron Dobson returned to fantasy relevance, catching seven balls for 69 yards and two scores in Marshall's win.
Analysis: Dobson is enjoying having Rakeem Cato toss him the ball. Dobson is a solid flex/WR3 option most weeks as he is the best playmaker on the Marshall roster.
News: The Marshall coaching staff was thrilled with the performance of freshman Rakeem Cato, as he played poised and composed in their loss to West Virginia.
Analysis: Cato did not commit a turnover, nor make any head-scratching plays, however until the coaching staff trusts him and allows him to really throw the ball around the field, he is not a fantasy asset.
News:Antavious Wilson and Aaron Dobson did little for Marshall in the receiving game as they combined for just 10 catches and 85 yards.
Analysis: With Rakeem Cato developing at quarterback, no receivers should be relied on. Keep those names on the waiver wire.