After two tough games on the road to start the season (Notre Dame and Texas A&M), the Owls’ junior quarterback should be fantasy gold this week against Old Dominion.
Darell Garretson, QB-Utah State
Starting quarterback Chuckie Keeton went down with a knee injury and Garretson has already been named the starter for the Aggies against Arkansas State. An MRI revealed no ligament damage in Keeton’s knee, but he could be sidelined a few weeks.
Matt Linehan, QB-Idaho
We listed the freshman quarterback in our Emergency Starters on Friday and he totaled four touchdowns and passed for 362 yards Saturday against Western Michigan. As the Vandals move into Sun Belt Conference play, Linehan could provide value as a QB2 given the right matchup.
Gunner Kiel, QB-Cincinnati
Fantasy owners may have forgotten about Kiel since the Bearcats opened the season with two consecutive bye weeks, but after Friday night’s performance against Toledo in which Kiel threw for 418 yards and six touchdowns, chances are pretty good many of you were searching to find out if he was available in your league by halftime.
Shaquille Murray-Lawrence, RB-UNLV
After getting buried on the depth chart during fall camp, Murray-Lawrence re-emerged Saturday night and rushed for 60 yards and two touchdowns in his first start of the season.
Cameron Stingily, RB-Northern Illinois
Stingily quietly returned two Saturdays ago, but it was this past weekend where he looked like the Huskies’ primary ball carrier (17-102-2) in a win at UNLV.
Jowan Davis, RB-Rice
Davis should be the Owls’ workhorse back barring injury and the toughest part of their schedule is now behind them. After a poor showing in the season opener at Notre Dame, Davis totaled 127 yards in a 38-10 loss at Texas A&M.
Samaje Perine, RB-Oklahoma
Alex Ross may have already found a home in your league, but chances are pretty good that the freshman back is still available in your player pool. Expect Perine to get a lot of work in the absence of Keith Ford, who will be sidelined for 2-4 weeks with a fractured foot.
Steven Lakalaka, RB-Hawaii
Lakalaka was another player we listed in our Emergency Starters piece knowing that he was taking over at running back for the injured Joey Iosefa. Lakalaka seems as if he will be a serviceable fantasy option over the next 4-6 weeks after carrying the ball 32 times for 124 yards and a touchdown late Saturday.
Mekale McKay, WR-Cincinnati
Like Kiel, it’s tough to ignore McKay’s performance in Cincinnati’s opening game after he hauled in nine passes for 175 yards and a touchdown.
William Fuller, WR-Notre Dame
Fuller has yet to eclipse the 100-yard mark, but scoring in three consecutive games to start the season makes him a solid WR3 or FLEX option in the coming weeks.
Teldrick Morgan, WR-New Mexico State
Morgan has caught 22 passes, scored in all three of the Aggies’ games, and is definitely the No.1 receiver on a team that could be playing from behind several times this season.
Daniel Braverman, WR-Western Michigan
We slept on Braverman after he caught ten passes in the season opener against Purdue, but he followed up that game with another productive outing at Idaho (5-122-2) and the sophomore receiver is posting better numbers than teammate Corey Davis.
Joshua McCain, WR-Idaho
After two games this season, the senior receiver has caught 22 passes for 221 yards and three touchdowns from quarterback Matt Linehan. The Vandals will be airing it out often and McCain has emerged as one of the better fantasy receivers in the Sun Belt Conference.