Waiver Wire—Week 3  
 
Tyree Jackson, QB-Buffalo
There isn’t much out there at the quarterback position, but Jackson could be a dual-threat hidden gem.  The Bulls head into conference play after a Week 4 matchup against Florida Atlantic.  While Jackson has yet to throw two TD passes in a game, he has rushed for at least 70 yards and a TD in consecutive games and could be a serviceable bye week option in 2-QB leagues.

 

Darius Anderson, RB-TCU
Anderson was already a known name heading into Week 3, especially to those with Kyle Hicks on their roster.  After get banged up in Saturday’s game against SMU, Hicks is doubtful for TCU’s upcoming game against Oklahoma State.  In the past two games, Anderson has 29 carries for 195 yards and 3 TDs.

 

Shamari Brooks, RB-Tulsa
After rushing for 70 yards and a TD in Week 2, Brooks had a significant role in the Tulsa offense filling in for an injured Corey Taylor in Week 3.  In a 54-51 loss at Toledo, the freshman back ran for 141 yards and three touchdowns and should be considered as insurance policy for owners of Corey Taylor.   

 

Dontrell Hilliard, RB-Tulane
There may be a chance that Hilliard was drafted and released into the waiver pool at some point during the first two weeks of the season.  After his 100-yard performance in Week 3 at Oklahoma, Hilliard should be owned with conference play on the horizon.

 

Trey Ragas, RB-UL Lafayette
The Ragin’ Cajuns are averaging 38 points per game and Ragas has topped 90 yards rushing in consecutive games and has a rushing TD in all three of ULL’s games.

 

Jordan Huff, RB-Northern Illinois
Like Hilliard, Huff may be a player that was drafted but released into the waiver pool after doing very little in Weeks 1 & 2 (16 carries for 97 yards).  In a Week 3 win at Nebraska, Huff carried the ball 16 times for 105 yards and a TD.  After a Week 4 game at San Diego State, the Huskies head into conference play.

 

Spencer Brown, RB-UAB
The Blazers are off to a 2-1 start after resurrecting their program at the FBS level and Brown has had a key role in the offense.  In the first three games of 2017, Brown’s weekly fantasy totals have been 10.2, 15.1, and 17.1, which is good enough for him to be considered a FLEX option.

 

Quinton Baker, RB-Western Kentucky
Expectations were high for Baker in the preseason, but an off-field incident led to an indefinite dismissal before his one-game suspension.  In Week 2, Baker could only muster eleven yards on five attempts in a 20-7 loss at Illinois, but he did ignite the running game in a Week 3 loss at home to Louisiana Tech.  Don’t be surprised if the running game becomes a point of emphasis this week when Western Kentucky hosts Ball State.
 
Trey Quinn, WR-SMU
Teammate Courtland Sutton has been getting all of the attention, but Quinn has quietly flown under the radar, catching 17 passes for 265 yards and 2 TDs in SMU’s first three games.  As long as Sutton continues to draw double-teams, which should continue for most of the season, Quinn should be a consistent performer.
 
Justin Hall, WR-Ball State
Receiver was Ball State’s most inexperienced offensive position heading into 2017.  After three games, freshman Justin Hall seems to be their most consistent receiver.  Hall caught eight passes for 94 yards and a TD in Week 2 and added another seven receptions for 82 yards and a TD against Tennessee Tech on Saturday. 
 
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