Waiver Wire—Week 8


Jordan Ta’amu, QB-Ole Miss
Ta’amu will take over at quarterback for the Rebels now that Shea Patterson has been ruled out for the remainder of the season due to a knee injury.  In Saturday’s loss to LSU, Ta’amu went 7-of-11 passing for 78 yards and added 20 yards rushing.


Darrin Hall, RB-Pitt
Usually, the most coveted player on the waiver wire tends to be the guy with the most impressive statistics.  This week, that player is Darrin Hall, who ran for 254 yards and three touchdowns in a win over Duke.
Adrian Killins, RB-Central Florida
On Saturday, Killins ran for 122 yards and two touchdowns in a 31-21 win over Navy.  The sophomore back has scored at least one touchdown in five of his last six games.


Marcus Williams, RB-Appalachian State
Last week, we found out that backup RB Terrence Upshaw was lost for the season.  On Saturday, starting RB Jalin Moore left the Mountaineers’ game against Coastal Carolina with a foot injury.  If Moore misses any time, Williams should get most of the work in Appalachian State’s backfield.  The freshman back ran for 72 yards and two touchdowns against Coastal Carolina.


Ra’Von Bonner, RB-Illinois
The freshman running back has carried the ball 18-plus times in two straight games for the Illini, has topped 50 yards rushing in both of those games, and has scored a touchdown in four of his last five games.


Reggie Bonnafon, RB-Louisville
In the preseason, there was a lot of talk about Bonnafon converting from receiver to running back.  In the past two games, Bonnafon has seen his most extensive action this season, totaling 28 carries and running for 181 yards and two touchdowns.


Josh Hokit, RB-Fresno State
Has there been a bigger turnaround at an FBS program than the one at Fresno State?  The Bulldogs’ only two losses this season have been at Alabama and at Washington.  RB Josh Hokit has rushed for at least 70 yards in back-to-back weeks and has scored five touchdowns in the past three games.


Tommy Mister, RB-Northern Illinois
Jordan Huff missed Saturday’s game with an undisclosed injury and Mister ran for 115 yards and a touchdown.  The Huskies have a quick turnaround this week with a matchup against Eastern Michigan on Thursday, so Mister could get another start.


Emanuel Hall, WR-Missouri
Hall has topped 80 yards receiving and caught a touchdown in three straight games.  He may not be a long-term fantasy option, but Missouri has another great matchup this week against Connecticut.


Jon’Vea Johnson, WR-Toledo
Toledo didn’t do much in the passing game in its first game without Cody Thompson, but this week was a much different story.  Johnson looked like the Jon’Vea Johnson from 2016, as he caught five passes for 102 yards and two touchdowns in the Rockets’ win over Akron.


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