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LOW HANGING FRUIT
No-brainer free agent adds.
RB Giovani Bernard, North Carolina
We've mentioned Bernard in our Waiver Wire Report before, but he's worth mentioning again. He posted yet another strong outing on Saturday, rushing for 155 yards and 2 touchdowns on just 17 carries. He is firmly atop the depth chart ahead of Ryan Houston, and looks to be an excellent fantasy option moving forward.
WR T.J. Graham, NC State
Graham has posted 100 receiving yard performances over the last three weeks. In each of those games he has also found the endzone. In week four against Cincinnati he had his best performance to date, catching seven passes for 176 yards and two scores. This will most likely be the last time you find Graham available in your fantasy league.
WR Nick Toon, Wisconsin
Russell Wilson has scored five touchdowns in his last three games. Granted, the level of competition hasn't been stellar, but still, that's some great production. The Badger offense is the best in the Big Ten, and Toon is their clear WR1.
WR Keenan Allen, Cal
Here's Keenan's production over his first four games: 15, 19, 18, 33. He's obviously found a rapport with his half-brother, QB Zach Maynard. He posted a 10-197-1 Saturday at Washington.
WR Stephen Hill, Georgia Tech
it's beyond time to take Hill seriously as a viable fantasy threat. He's a little risky to rely on as an every week start due to the run-heavy offense, but Tevin Washington has proven he can spin the pigksin pretty well. He's put up 181, 126, 4, and 151 receiving yards with four touchdowns on the year.
TE Dwayne Allen, Clemson
We doubt he's still out there, but just in case he is and you play in a league that requires starting a tight end, pick this dude up now. He was one of our favorite sleepers this preseason. We had him ranked as the No. 10 tight end coming into 2011 but he still went largely undrafted in most leagues. He's scored in three of his four games.
TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington
Earlier in the year we were telling you to hold off on picking up Seferian-Jenkins, but in week four things have changed. The freshman is now being featured in the playcalling with designed plays to get the ball in his hands. He posted his second two touchdown performance on four receptions for 54 yards. Its officially time to grab him.
If these guys are still available in your league, and you need help at their position, add them now.
QB Colin Klein, Kansas State
Klein makes another appearance on our waiver wire report. He looked strong against Miami, rushing 22 times for 93 yards and a TD, while also passing for 133 yards and 2 scores. When the match up is right, Klein
QB James Vandenberg, Iowa
Vandenberg once again put together a very nice performance through the air against Louisiana Monroe. He accounted for 270 passing yards and three touchdowns. This is two weeks in a row he has toss three scores. It looks like the Iowa passing game isn’t going through the growing pains many expected with the Ricky Stanzi gone to the NFL. He makes a nice QB2 in BCS-only leagues.
QB Keith Price, Washington
We are beginning to sound like a broken record here at CFG. Price has played exceptionally this fall and he is showing that his time studying the offense while backing up Jake Locker has given him the knowledge needed to step right in and produce. Against California he put up 313 total yards and three passing touchdowns. Price is another guy that shouldn’t remain a free agent after this week’s waiver wire.
RB Marc Tyler, USC
We here at CFG know that the USC running back situation has been a giant let down since the days of Reggie Bush. But, Tyler has put together a couple strong outings this fall, including a 22-149-1 statline on Saturday. He's kind of a boom-bust option, but catch him on the right day and you'll get production.
TAKE A CHANCE
If you have the roster room, these prospects are worth a look.
QB Chas Dodd, Rutgers
In a match-up with MAC foe Ohio, Dodd found his groove in the air. He threw the ball 32 times for 232 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. This is the second week in a row where he has thrown the ball more than 30 times. With the struggles in the running game you can expect the coaches to lean on Dodd’s arm.
RB John Hubert, Kansas State
With all the talk being about Bryce Brown this off-season (and even prior to Week 4), Hubert came through with a huge performance against Miami (18-166-1). Keep a close on Hubert. Whoever winds up getting the carries in Coach Snyder's offense is going to be a fantasy asset this fall.
RB Le’Veon Bell, Michigan State
Bell has been a cog in the Michigan State running back rotation. Although he has not been receiving the most touches of the rushers, he has been the most productive running backs. Against Central Michigan he ran the ball eight times for 81 yards and three trips to the endzone. Since Bell won’t get a heavy workload, he should remain an option for BCS-only and Big Ten heavy leagues.
WR Colin Larmond, Boston College
Larmond broke the 100 yard mark in week four by catching six balls for 114 yards and two touchdowns. Although UMass is not n ACC caliber defense, the productivity in the air is a good sign for future weeks when the Eagles will need to use the passing game to stay in ball games. Add in the fact the Boston College defense has not looked good against big schools, it should create plenty of “playing from behind” situations for the offense.
WR Josh Cooper & Hubert Anyiam, Oklahoma State
The Oklahoma State offense had a slow start in week four, but they came roaring back in the second half of their match-up with Texas A&M. Cooper had 11 receptions for 123 yards while Anyiam had 10 receptions for 92 yards. This was the first time either had compiled ten or more receptions. Cooper looks to be the safer bet of the two, but both are worth a look.
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