College Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Grab Bag: Week 6
As the weeks roll on, we're starting to see some of the same names on our waiver wire list. Below is the latest crop to keep on your radar.
Waiver Wire Grab Bag: Week 6
Trent Steelman, Army
This Cadet has put together back-to-back solid outings against Duke and Temple (23 and 39 fantasy points). He's a nice spot-start option when the matchup is right. And Tulane and VMI are coming up in October.
Jerry Davis, Buffalo
Davis has proven that he is more than a flash in a pan, and with the MAC conference slate ahead, he could provide some solid starts if you get in a bye-week pinch.
Chandler Harnish, Northern Illinois
Harnish is at his fantasy best when he uses his feet (he has 178 and 117-yard rushing efforts on his resume). In four games, he has scored 33, 36, 12, and 24 points. Other than maybe Temple, the rest of the schedule looks pretty enticing.
Tim Jefferson, Air Force
Jefferson is Ricky Dobbs lite. He has scored a rushing TD in every game this season (seven TDs in five games). Five nice matchups remain, with only TCU and Utah looking like possible threats to shut him down.
Kirk Cousins, Michigan State
Cousins is a decent BCS-only option if you're in need of QB help. He's been consistent the past three weeks, scoring 18, 20 and 23 fantasy points and a porous Michigan defense is up next.
James White, Wisconsin
White won the No. 2 RB job from Montee Ball a couple weeks ago, and now he is pushing John Clay for the top of the depth chart. As a backup over the past two weeks, he has scored 40 and 22 fantasy points against Austin Peay and Michigan State. A juicy contest against Minnesota is up next.
Ray Graham, Pitt
In the first couple weeks of the season, Graham had looked better than the struggling Dion Lewis. Then Saturday happened. With Lewis held out with a bum shoulder, Graham filled in and went nuts, rushing for 277 yards and three TDs. Lewis is expected back on Saturday against Notre Dame, but Graham should at the very least share the carries.
Matt Brown, Temple
As long as Bernard Pierce is out, Brown is a viable fantasy consideration. He was strong in Pierce's absence in 2009, and was fabulous on Saturday rushing for 226 yards and four TDs.
Derrvin Speight, Utah State
Speight has seemingly taken over the starting job (Michael Smith has been both hurt and ineffective). Speight rushed for 91 yards and two TDs, on 23 carries, in last week's win over BYU. The remainder of the schedule is very favorable.
Jacquise Terry, Kent State
Terry put up a 22-86-2 rushing stat line in the Golden Flashes MAC opener. Keep him on your radar moving forward as there are several decent matchups down the road.
Adonis Thomas, Toledo
Thomas has taken over the No. 1 RB job for the Rockets. He totaled 103 and 125 yards over the past two weeks, not too shabby. He does have Boise State coming up this week, but after that the schedule gets much better (Kent State, Ball State, Eastern Michigan).
Allen Bradford, USC
The USC backfield has been a frustrating mess throughout the season as Marc Tyler, Bradford and Dillon Baxter have all had their moments. Bradford is the hot hand at the moment as he gashed Washington for 223 yards and two scores on Saturday. He's a risky pick up as RBBC continues to be the trend for Kiffin's offense.
Ryan Swope, Texas A&M
Swope is someone to keep on your radar. He touched the ball 8 times against Oklahoma State (for 99 yards and one TD), which could be a sign of things to come.
Chad Bumphis, Mississippi State
Bumphis has feasted on weaker opponents, but struggled against SEC foes. If you need WR help in Week 6 & Week 8, he could be of service as Mississippi State faces off against Houston and UAB.
Cole Beasley, SMU
Another guy to keep on your radar. He caught eight balls for 158 yards against Rice last week. If you believe Kyle Padron is going to put up big numbers in C-USA play, then Beasley should see his share of targets.
Theo Riddick, Notre Dame
Riddick has scored a touchdown in each of his last three games, catching a whopping 26 balls over that time frame. With some tasty defensive matchups coming up later in October, Riddick could be a nice boost your lineup.
Kris Burd, Virginia
We had Burd listed as a Sneaky Play last week, and he paid off. Burd has scored in all four games this season, and has eclipsed the 100-yard mark in three of them. He's becoming one of the biggest WR threats in the ACC.
Roy Roundtree, Michigan
Don't look now, but Roundtree has accumulated 14 catches and 244 receiving yards over the past two weeks. He is a consideration for those in BCS-only leagues.
Eric Lair, Minnesota
Lair has racked up 10 catches for 169 yards and two TDs over the past two weeks. In a down year for tight ends, Lair is worth adding.
Coby Fleener, Stanford
Fleener has scored a TD in three of his four games. He doesn't catch many balls (10 on the year) but he makes the most of them.
David Blackburn, Central Michigan
Blackburn was a preseason sleeper candidate who finally had a breakout game on Saturday, catching seven balls for 89 yards and a TD. He's not a reliable option just yet, but he could be a nice spot-starter if you are in need.
Joe Arpasi's Waiver Wire Grab Bag: Week 6
Trent Steelman, Army
I’m not a huge fan of option QBs, but this is the second straight week that Steelman has put together a nice performance. In Week 4 he had a 25-point performance, and this week he had 189 total yards and five total TDs. Steelman’s yardage is not impressive but he is finding the end zone which is what counts. He may not be a “must have” pickup but he is worth watching for another week.
Darron Thomas, Oregon
It looks like this will be the last week you might find Thomas available in your league. Thomas ran for 118 yards and one TD, while proving he can throw the ball with 237 yards passing, three TDs, and two INTs. The Oregon offense showed a passing game which will make it much easier for fantasy owners to be willing to place Thomas in their starting lineups.
Austin Arnaud, Iowa State
Many fantasy owners had dropped Arnaud since he has been banged up and underperforming. Arnaud bounced back to the tune of 212 total yards and four TDs. It looks like Arnaud is worth picking up now, but his schedule will make owners only use him as a spot starter.
Nathan Enderle, Idaho
Enderle is another guy that has found himself as a free agent. Although he has been dealing with INT problems all season, he was able to put together a nice performance this week. Enderle threw for 380 yards, three TDs and two INTs. Although he has a bye week coming up, he will face the meat of his schedule come Week 7.
Ray Graham, Pittsburgh
Last week Graham started to show enough playmaking ability to threaten Lewis as the top back. Lewis sat out this week with a sore shoulder and Graham making a larger case for him to become the primary back. He ran for 277 yards and three TDs against FIU.
Matt Brown, Temple
Bernard Pierce is still banged up, and Brown stepped up in a big way against Army. Brown had 226 yards and four TDs. Brown is a guy that is difficult to throw in your starting lineup, but since Pierce has been battling injuries all year its worth the risk of snatching him up. Just realize you will have tough decision each week as you figure out if you can start him or not.
Derrick Coleman, UCLA
Johnathan Franklin is the top back for UCLA, but Coleman played the role of TD vulture this week. Although Franklin had twice as many carries, Coleman had three times as many TDs as he ran for 185 yards and three TDs. I would avoid grabbing him since this was against Washington State and the odds are that Coleman only score in the teens in the other games this year.
Bobby Swigert, Boston College
It was a slow week for WRs to pop up, but Swigert does catch my eye. At a time the BC passing game needed someone to step up, Swigert answered the call. He had seven receptions for 137 yards and one TD against Notre Dame. It's hard to tell if you can count on Swigert in your fantasy lineup just yet, but of all the FA players that had decent games, he is the only one who got a decent amount of receptions.
Eric Lair, Minnesota
Now that Minnesota is facing tougher competition, it means they will need to find ways to score through the air. Lair had three receptions for 75 yards, but he took two of those passes to the house. Since TEs are so scarce this year, Lair is worth stashing away and seeing if he can have another good performance next week against Wisconsin, or most likely in Week 7 against Purdue.
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