College Fantasy Football Waiver Wire First Look: Week 5
We'll provide two waiver wire articles each week. One on Sunday, "First Look". Another on Monday dubbed "Second Glance" after we've had more time to go over all of the stats from the weekend. Below are a few players that have caught Joe Arpasi's eye.
Ryan Colburn, Fresno State
Fresno State hung their hat on the passing game against Ole Miss and Colburn came up big. He had 33 completions for 402 yards and 4 TDs. This was the last tough match-up for Colburn as he heads into WAC play.
Austin Dantin, Toledo
Dantin was a sleeper preseason name that took some time to wake up. In week 4 he had 273 total yards and 4 total TDs. This is the second week in a row where Dantin has produced. He looks to be a solid play from here on out.
Kolton Borwning, UL-Monroe
We have several fantasy owners ask us, “Whatever happened to Frank Goodin?” The answer is that Browing happened. Last week has his second straight game with a 300+ yard performance. Against SE Louisiana he had 324 total yards, 3 total TDs, and 1 INT. He will need to sit next week as they face Auburn, but after that there’s only one bad match-up, in week 11 vs. LSU.
Bryan Ellis, UAB
This is the second week in a row that Ellis makes my list. He was the primary QB while David Isabelle came in from time to time as a special package QB. But while playing on the road at Tennessee, Ellis was able to throw for 373 yards and 1 TD with 1 INT. If he can put up these numbers against the Vols, then he should tear through Conference USA.
James White, Wisconsin
White has taken over the role of No. 2 back for the Badgers. He made the most of his cupcake match-up against Austin Peay, running for 146 yards and 4 TDs. Now don’t expect these type of numbers each week, but White is sure to be a good option in deep leagues or BCS only leagues.
Le’Veon Bell, Michigan State
If Bell is still sitting out there in your league, you can bet your bottom dollar he will get snatched up now. The freshman has come out of nowhere to insert himself into the workload. He ran for 92 yards and 3 TDs against Northern Colorado.
Alvester Alexander, Wyoming
Alexander has been off to a slow start but Wyoming has recommitted to the running game. Alexander got 22 carries last week and he ran for 123 yards and 2 TDs. Despite a tough patch where he faces TCU in week 6 and Utah in week 7, the Wyoming schedule has several favorable matchups.
Isaiah Pead, Cincinnati
Pead returned from injury this week and faced a tough Oklahoma defense. Despite the difficult matchup, Pead carried the ball 21 times for 169 yards. He was kept out of the endzone but you can expect him to be reaching the promised land very soon.
Dane Sanzenbacher, Ohio State
Sanz stepped up this week leading all Buckeye WRs with 9 receptions for 108 yards and 4 TDs against Eastern Michigan. This will most likely be his best performance of the season, but he is more than capable of holding fantasy value in BCS only or deep leagues.
Antavious Wilson, Marshall
This is the third straight week that Wilson has reached the endzone. Wilson is starting to come into his own as he hauled in 7 passes for 119 yards and 2 TDs. Although Wilson is worth grabbing right now, I would advise not to start him next week. You will need to wait until the week 6 bye and week 7 matchup with UCF have passed.
Denarius Moore, Tennessee
Moore is a guy that doesn’t get a ton of receptions but he has a nose for the endzone. Against UAB he caught 5 passes for 68 yards and 2 TDs. He has managed to score in all but one game this year, and you can bet the Vols will have to throw once they get into the heart of the SEC schedule.
Frantrell Forrest, UAB
With the new-found passing game at UAB, the WRs are benefitting. Forrest has been their best WR for the past several seasons and he is stepping up again. Forrest collected 7 receptions for 109 yards and 1 TD against Tennessee. You can expect to see Ellis throwing the ball around and Forrest should remain one of his favorite targets.
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