Waiver Wire—Week 5  

  


Brian Burrell, QB-Fresno State
Burrell seems to be settled in as the Bulldogs starter and is fresh off his most efficient performance of the season after completing 27 of 39 passes for 318 yards and rushing for 63 yards and a score Friday night against New Mexico.

 

Crusoe Gongbay, RB-New Mexico
Gongbay’s carries have increased significantly over the past two weeks and the senior running back has put together back-to-back 100-yard games.

 

Conor Hundley, RB-Akron
The Zips needed more production from their running game and they got exactly that on Saturday.  Conor Hundley ran for 148 yards on nineteen carries in a 21-10 upset of Pitt and we would assume he solidified a spot at the top of the running back depth chart for Akron’s upcoming game against Eastern Michigan.

 

Jon Hilliman, RB-Boston College
The freshman running back has scored two touchdowns in three consecutive games and has carried the ball at least 19 times in each one of those contests.
 
Daniel Lasco, RB-California
After carrying the ball a total of 17 times in the Bears’ first two games of 2014, Lasco has received at least 18 carries in each one of Cal’s conference games and has eclipsed 100 yards in both.

 

Elijah Hood, RB-North Carolina
Hood was the Tarheels’ main back in Saturday’s game against Clemson, running for 71 yards and a score on 13 carries.  The freshman’s role in this game was undoubtedly overshadowed by the performance of Clemson’s quarterback Deshaun Watson and many fantasy owners may have overlooked the UNC side of the boxscore.

 

Marshawn Williams, RB-Virginia Tech
Now that Shai McKenzie has been lost for the season due to a torn ACL, Williams is worth a claim off the waiver wire in hopes that he receives the majority of carries in the Hokies backfield.

 

Charles Jones, RB-Kansas State
Charles Jones has not been your typical workhorse back for the Wildcats, but he is one of the more efficient running backs in the nation considering his fantasy production relative to touches.  Jones has scored multiple touchdowns in three of four games despite 13 or fewer carries every week and has rushed for a total of eight touchdowns in 2014.

 

Brandon Radcliff, RB-Louisville
The sophomore running back had a breakout performance Saturday against Wake Forest, running for 129 yards and two touchdowns in the Cardinals’ 20-10 win.  If you have Dominique Brown or Michael Dwyer on your roster, the time has arrived to cut bait.

 

Desmon Peoples, RB-Rutgers
When Paul James was lost for the season to a torn ACL, we assumed Justin Goodwin would split carries with Peoples in the Rutgers backfield.  However, after Saturday’s game against Tulane, it seems as if Peoples will earn a majority of the carries moving forward.

 

Jared Dangerfield, WR-Western Kentucky
If you are struggling with consistency at receiver, Dangerfield has proven just that by catching at least seven passes and a touchdown in three of the Hilltoppers’ first four games.

 

Ryan Burbrink, WR-Bowling Green
Aside from Burbrink’s Week 5 performance against UMass, in which the junior receiver caught eleven passes for 132 yards and a touchdown, his 2014 statistics have not been eye-popping.  However, ever since Gehrig Dieter’s injury, Burbrink has earned significant playing time and will be a fantasy factor now that the Falcons are into the conference portion of their schedule.

   

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