College Fantasy Waiver Wire: Week 3
Sean Renfree is one of many quality QB spot starts in Week 4.
By: Braden Gall | 9/18/11, 6:49 PM EDT
-by Braden Gall ( @AthlonBraden on twitter)
Tyler Hansen, Colorado
Back-to-back 30-point games has Hansen ranked as the No. 7 overall quarterback in all of fantasy. He has a tough match-up this week with Ohio State, but also has Washington State and Washington in the next four.
Trent Steelman, Army
Two straight games with over 108 yards rushing. Two straight games with at least three rushing touchdowns. Two straight games without an interception. And two straight games with at least 28 TFP. Upcoming schedule includes Ball State, Tulane, Miami-OH and Fordham as four of the next five.
MarQueis Gray, Minnesota
Two straight 100-yard rushing efforts – and two 25 TFP weekends – should prompt many to snag Gray over the wire. Especially considering the up-coming schedule: North Dakota State, Michigan and Purdue.
Sean Renfree, Duke
Connected 40 times this weekend in the big road win over Boston College. He scored three touchdowns (one rushing) and racked-up 359 yards through the air. With Tulane and Florida International as the next two, its hard to ignore Renfree's 27.9 TFP weekend.
Sneaky Week 3 Plays:
James Vandenberg, Iowa
Has been over 20 points in all three games and has UL-Monroe this weekend.
John Brantley, Florida
All of the Gators should be good plays this weekend against Kentucky.
BJ Daniels, USF
Posted 382 yards and four scores last week in 39.3 TFP effort. Gets UTEP in Week 4.
Edward Wright-Baker, Indiana
Posted 273-2 on Saturday and topped 40 yards in two straight. North Texas this weekend.
Running Back Adds:
Darrell Scott, USF
The top scorer in all of fantasy this weekend was the former Colorado Buffalo. He has built on his performance each week as he went from 3.3 TFP in Week 1 to 47.5 TFP this weekend. And the Bulls gets UTEP in Week 4.
Henry Josey, Missouri
His 10+ yards per carry average and 145 yards from scrimmage in the overtime thriller against Arizona State was only a glimpse of what was to come. Josey, against much lesser competition in Western Illinois, rushed 14 times for 263 yards and three touchdowns. Oklahoma is next and the bye follows after, but Kansas State, Iowa State and Oklahoma State are the looming on the horizon.
Matthew Tucker, TCU
The starter, Ed Wesley, hasn't played since Week 1 against Baylor and is still nursing a shoulder injury. Tucker, meanwhile, has scored four times in the last two games. Portland State, SMU and San Diego State are the next three up for the Frogs.
Orwin Smith, Georgia Tech
Pick-up and play at your own risk - or if you have no indegestion issues. Smith has proven he can make the big play - 16 total touches for 421 yards for a 26.3 yards per touch average. And he has scored five times. He may never get to be a 10-15 touch per game player, so starting him is risky, but it's hard to ignore the 39.5 and 25.7 TFP games thus far.
Wide Receivers Adds:
Sammy Watkins, Clemson
This one is pretty self-explanatory as the dynamic playmaker makes this list for the third straight week. He won’t be on it again.
Mike Scott, Idaho
Scott has caught at least six passes in all three games this fall and at least eight in his last two. He has also registered at least 89 yards in all three games. The upside might be slightly limited, but the consistency will have its benefits. Fresno State and Virginia are next before WAC play takes over the schedule.
Nick Toon, Wisconsin
No one has benefited more from Russell Wilson than Mr. Toon. The NFL legacy has 12 catches for 144 yards and three touchdowns in his last two. He gets South Dakota this weekend.
Josh Jarboe, Arkansas State
Four catches for 38 yards and no scores is no reason to land on a waiver wire list. But Arkansas State playes Central Arkansas, Western Kentucky and UL-Monroe over the next three weekends. His elite level talent will play well in the Belt.
Jaxon Shipley, Texas
The McCoy-to-Shipley combination is going to haunt Big 12 coaches forever. He caught another five passes, ran the ball once and threw a touchdown pass against UCLA – in his third career game. Expect more from the Little Shipley in 2011.
Hope you didn’t drop them:
Jeremy Ebert, Northwestern: 6 rec., 108 yards, 2 TDs vs. Army
Kenny Stills, Oklahoma: 7 rec., 125 yards, TD vs. Florida State
Kelvin Bolden, Southern Miss: 4 rec., 33 yards vs. SE Louisiana
Crockett Gilmore, Colorado State
Three straight weeks with at least four catches and has scored twice in three games.
DJ Grant, Texas
Exploded over the weekend with a 6-catch, 77-yard, 3-TD performance.
Dwayne Allen, Clemson
Was Tajh Boyd’s favorite clutch target (not named Watkins) against Auburn.
Trey Burton, Florida
Has 10 rushes and four catches over the last two. Gets Kentucky this weekend.
Week 4 DEF/ST Adds:
1. South Florida (UTEP)
2. Florida (at Kentucky)
3. Florida International (UL-Lafayette)
4. Illinois (Western Michigan)
5. Maryland (Temple)
6. Michigan State (Central Michigan)
7. Texas Tech (Nevada)
8. Wisconsin (South Dakota)
9. UConn (Buffalo)
10. South Carolina (Vanderbilt)
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