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College Fantasy Football Waiver Wire First Look: Week 7

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 caught Joe Arpasi's eye.



QUARTERBACKS

Aaron Murray, Georgia

The fact the Georgia running game has struggled this season has helped the passing game excel.

Murray threw for 266 yards and two TDs to go along with two rushing TDs. Playing a Tennessee team that looked bad helps, but Georgia faces Vandy and Kentucky over the next two weeks.

These should be two more good matchups.

Tyrod Taylor, Virginia Tech
Tyrod has been on and off the FA market this year.

Playing a cupcake game helps his stats, having 299 total yards and three total TDs. But the upcoming schedule shapes out nicely, with Wake Forest and Duke up next before a Week 9 bye.

If you need help at QB, or are in a BCS league, Taylor will be a great addition.

Ryan Katz, Oregon State
This was the first game the Katz raised fantasy eyebrows.

Katz threw for 393 yards, two TDs and one INT to go with his one rushing TD. The tough Arizona defense helped to keep Quizz relatively bottled up and forced the Beavers to throw more.

Don’t go shooting after Katz just yet, but if you are in a BCS league and need help, it's worth looking at Katz. 

 

RUNNING BACKS

Anthony Allen, Georgia Tech
Well, it took six weeks for Allen to make us remember that he is a fantasy RB.

Against Virginia, Allen ran the ball 25 times for 195 yards and three TDs. We must all remember that this is Virginia and not jump off the deep end.

Allen is a risky pickup since this is the only time he has made a fantasy impact all year, and it's even riskier to start him next week against Middle Tennessee. But if your back is up against the wall, take a stab at him.

Johnny White, North Carolina
White has quietly been making a name for himself in the UNC offense.

Over the past four weeks, he has scored in the neighborhood of 21, 17, 14, and 31 fantasy points. Against Clemson this week, he racked up 179 total yards and two rushing TDs.

Now White gets Virginia next week, followed by Miami and William and Mary. 

Jermaine Thomas, Florida State
This is the second week in a row that Thomas has put up good numbers.

Thomas accounted for 112 total yards and three total TDs. Over the last two weeks, Thomas has 239 total yards and five total TDs.

Boston College is next up for FSU, then a bye week followed up by NC State. If you’re in a pinch, Thomas could serve as a spot starter.

Eddie Wide, Utah
The Utah backfield has been a RBBC situation.

But Wide was able to make the most of his chances on the ground and in the air this week. Wide had 117 total yards and three total TDs against Iowa State.

Now Wide gets Wyoming and Colorado State over the next two weeks. This is another case of a possible spot starter if your RB situation isn’t looking good.

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

Robert Woods, USC
Woods was able to take advantage of the double-team coverage concepts that Stanford used on Ronald Johnson this week.

Woods led all USC WRs with 12 receptions for 224 yards and three TDs. But be warned, this has “flash in the pan” written all over it.

Best advice is to pass on Woods and let someone else deal with him.

Bradley Starks, West Virginia
This could be another “flash in the pan” case.

Starks literally came out of nowhere this week, with four receptions for 100 yards and three TDs against lowly UNLV. Since we know nothing about Starks, we can’t completely write him off, but this looks like another WW move that would be best to avoid.

Josh Bellamy, Louisville
We have been waiting for a WR to break out at Louisville for how many years now?

Over the past two weeks, Bellamy has accounted for 178 receiving yards and four TDs. This was against Arkansas State and Memphis, and the Cardinals will now face Cincinnati, UConn, and Pitt.

But this is interesting, since Louisville will have to throw if they want a chance to win these games. If you have some dead weight on your WR roster, you could make a move for Bellamy.

Just don’t try to start him right away.

Jeff Maehl, Oregon
Oregon has not lit the field on fire through the air, but Maehl is showing us that he is the top WR for the Ducks.

Over the past four weeks, he has reached the end zone. Against Wazzu, he had 10 receptions for 119 yards and one TD.

This type of performance should not be expected each week, but he is scoring on a regular basis. Not every WR can claim this. 

 

TIGHT ENDS

Vance McDonald, Rice
Did Vance get hurt, and none of us knew about it?

It kinda looks that way. After registering only one catch in week one, Vance was MIA from the stat sheet until this week.

Vance did the most he could with his time, registering three receptions for 33 yards and two TDs.

Now don’t jump on the bandwagon just yet; its too early. But if you got the roster room, it might be worth stashing him away to see if he can stat well again next week against Houston.

 

Joe Arpasi is the co-owner of CollegeFootballGeek.com, your premier resource for college fantasy football information. Check us out.

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