Waiver Wire—Week 5

 

Soso Jamabo, RB-UCLA
Jamabo did not play in Weeks 2 & 3, but the junior back has scored a touchdown in all three games in which he has played and has rushed for at least 70 yards in back-to-back games.  In Saturday’s win over Colorado, Jamabo carried the ball 21 times and has clearly become the Bruins’ top option at the running back spot.

 

Jacques Patrick, RB-Florida State
Patrick is definitely a player that many fantasy owners drafted and held onto in hopes he would emerge as the Seminoles’ lead back, despite the hype surrounding incoming freshman Cam Akers.  In Saturday’s 26-19 win at Wake forest, Patrick proved to be Florida State’s No. 1 option at running back, carrying the ball 19 times for 120 yards and a touchdown.
 
Emmanuel Reed, RB-Buffalo
We’ve overlooked Reed the past couple of weeks, but he certainly grabbed our attention after rushing for 144 yards and three touchdowns at Kent State, his third consecutive 100-yard game.  Over the past three games, Reed has carried the ball 81 times for 371 yards.

 

Benny LeMay, RB-Charlotte
LeMay has turned into an offensive workhorse since Robert Washington left the team.  The sophomore running back has carried the ball at least 19 times in three consecutive games and has topped 150 yards rushing in two of the last three games.

 

Kani Benoit, RBs-Oregon
There may be fantasy owners struggling with the decision of adding Benoit or Tony Brooks-James, but if Freeman is going to miss significant time, which has not been confirmed yet, we’re taking the guy that has racked up eight touchdowns already in 2017.

 

Justin Hall, WR-Ball State
Hall has continued to perform despite the absence of QB Riley Neal the past couple of weeks.  The 5-foot-9 freshman receiver has topped the 80-yard mark in four consecutive games and has caught seven or more passes in three of the last four games.

 

Pooh Stricklin, WR-Baylor
After Chris Platt was lost for the season, Stricklin stepped up and caught nine passes for 102 yards in a 33-20 loss at Kansas State.  He and teammate Denzel Mims will try to replicate what Mims and Platt did over the first four weeks of the season.
 
Others to Consider
Braxton Burmeister, QB-Oregon
Now that the redshirt has been burned, the Ducks may turn the offense over to the dual-threat freshman.
Quardraiz Wadley, RB-UTEP
In the past two weeks, Wadley has rushed for 233 yards and a touchdown on 47 attempts.
Tony Brooks-James
On the season, Benoit has carried the ball 42 times for 142 yards and a TD.
Ron’ Quavion Tarver, WR-Utah State
Tarver has caught five or more passes in four straight games and has caught a TD pass in three of the last four games.
Tyler Vaughns, WR-USC
Injuries have led to Vaughns earning a significant role in the offense and he responded Friday night, catching six passes for 89 yards at Washington State.

  

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