Waiver Wire—Week 6

 

Marcus Childers, QB-Northern Illinois
Childers was inserted into the game against Kent State to bolster the Huskies rushing attack in the wet weather.  Ironically, he threw three touchdown passes in an NIU 24-3 win and may have earned the right to start next week’s matchup at Buffalo.

 

Khalil Tate, QB-Arizona
In Saturday’s 45-42 win over Colorado, Tate ran for 327 yards (FBS record for a QB) and four touchdowns and threw for 142 yards and a touchdown.  Tate played well in the spring and during preseason camp, but never passed Dawkins at the top of the depth chart.  However, Saturday’s performance likely changed things moving forward.
 
Kyle Kempt, QB-Iowa State
A couple of days before Iowa State’s matchup at Oklahoma, we learned that QB Jacob Park took a temporary leave from the team.  As a result, Kempt was thrust into the starting role and led one of the biggest upsets of the 2017 season, a 38-31 road win over the Sooners.  Kempt completed 18-of-24 passes for 343 yards and three touchdowns.
 
Nathan Rourke, QB-Ohio
Rourke has accounted for at least two touchdowns in four consecutive games, but his recent involvement in the running game is the reason he’s landed on this list.  In the past two games, Rourke has rushed for 123 yards and five touchdowns.

 

Malik Rosier, QB-Miami
Rosier has accounted for three or more touchdowns in every game this year and has passed for at least 250 yards in three straight games.  The season-ending injury to RB Mark Walton and the lack of proven depth at running back, could force Rosier to be more active in the running game moving forward.

 

Travis Homer, RB-Miami
Homer is probably owned in a lot of leagues because teammate Mark Walton has been dinged up over the past couple of weeks.  On Sunday, Walton was ruled out for the year due to an ankle injury, so Homer will likely be the hottest name on the waiver wire in every league in which he is still available.

 

Tyler Conklin, TE-Central Michigan
Conklin returned in Week 6 after suffering a foot injury a couple of weeks before the start of the season.  On Saturday, the senior tight end caught ten passes for 136 yards and two touchdowns in a 26-23 win at Ohio.

 

Jon’Vea Johnson, WR-Toledo
A season-ending leg injury to Cody Thompson leaves a huge hole in Toledo’s receiver corps heading into the second half of the season.  Last year, Johnson averaged 19.3 yards per reception, so the Rockets need him to step up in Thompson’s absence.
 
Others to Consider
Luke Skipper, QB-Tulsa
Skipper replaced starter Chad President and led Tulsa on all four of their scoring drives in a 62-28 loss at Tulane.
Spencer Brown, RB-UAB
Brown was on this list three weeks ago, but an injury to Lucious Stanley makes him more valuable now.
Caleb Huntley, RB-Ball State
Huntley had 25 carries for 129 yards in Ball State’s 31-3 loss at Akron and we still haven’t see the return of James Gilbert.
Ben Luckett, RB-UL Monroe
Teammate Derrick Gore was lost to injury early in the game against Texas State and the severity of his injury is unknown.
Hunter Bryant, TE-Washington
Bryant has at least 50 yards receiving in three of the Huskies’ last four games.
Thomas Owens, WR-Florida international
Owens has caught at least seven passes, topped 100 yards receiving, and scored a touchdown in back-to-back games.

  

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