One of the greatest attractions to the college fantasy game is that you can reshape your roster in one week. Feeling down about your team coming out of Week 1? Get a jumpstart retooling your roster with the season’s first WAIVER WIRE report.
Baker Mayfield, QB-Texas Tech
Mayfield took advantage of Michael Brewer’s injury and was quite efficient against SMU, throwing four TD passes and rushing for another. We believe the true freshman quarterback has earned another start this week against Stephen F. Austin.
JW Walsh, QB-Oklahoma State
If the opener against Mississippi State was an audition for the starting quarterback job, then Walsh is the guy. After a slow start by Clint Chelf, Walsh went in and provided an immediate spark with his dual-threat ability and finished the game with 125 rushing yards.
Paul Millard, QB-West Virginia
It was quite evident on Saturday that Millard was more comfortable and decisive than Florida State transfer Clint Trickett. However, Millard’s biggest test will be this week when the Mountaineers visit Oklahoma in an early-season conference tilt.
David Ash, QB-Texas
Ash may have proven himself to be fantasy worthy after passing for 343 yards and adding another 91 on the ground Saturday against New Mexico State.
Jared Goff, QB-California
Goff may be a freshman, but he will be airing it out often in Sonny Dykes’ offense and has two legitimate receiving threats in Chris Harper and Bryce Treggs.
CJ Brown, QB-Maryland
Not only is Brown a threat running the ball, but he has two big time playmakers on the outside in Stefon Diggs and Deon Long.
Taylor Heinicke, QB-Old Dominion
If your league includes Old Dominion players, this guy should not have gone undrafted. Heinicke totaled 55 touchdowns last year in the FCS and should have an immediate fantasy impact given the Monarchs’ manageable schedule.
Trey Edmunds, RB-Virginia Tech
We’re not sure what is going to happen when fellow running back JC Coleman returns, but Edmunds is worth a roster spot if there is a chance he sticks as the starter.
Charles Ross, RB-Rice
If Ross is going to receive 20-plus touches a game, he could have a major fantasy impact this season given the Owls’ schedule.
Jeremy Langford, RB-Michigan State
Langford seemed to be rolling against Western Michigan until a fourth quarter fumble opened the door for Nick Hill to finish the game at running back. We’re optimistic that head coach Mark Dantonio was just trying to send a message to the junior running back and Langford will continue as the starter.
Prescott Line, RB-SMU
Starter Traylon Shead injured his knee Friday night and Line finished the game at running back. The younger brother of former SMU running back Zach Line will likely assume the starting role if Shead’s injury is as bad as it looked.
Paul James, RB-Rutgers
After Paul James’ 182-yard rushing performance against Fresno State Friday night, the junior running back has seemingly overtaken Savon Huggins as Rutgers’ top back.
Charone Peake, WR-Clemson
We were waiting to see who would emerge as the best receiving option opposite Sammy Watkins. It’s a safe bet that Peake will get his fair share of looks from quarterback Tajh Boyd this season after catching five passes for 58 yards Saturday night against Georgia.
TJ Jones, WR-Notre Dame
While we are still uncertain who will be the primary ball carrier in the Irish offense, there is little doubt about who their go-to receiver will be. Jones had a nice season-opener with six catches for 138 yards against temple.
Bryce Treggs, WR-California
We mentioned Treggs as a player to watch in our WHAT ARE THE ODDS?—WEEK 1 feature. The sophomore receiver caught 13 passes for 145 yards Friday night against Northwestern.
Laquon Treadwell, WR-Ole Miss
During a stretch in Ole Miss’ game against Vanderbilt Friday night, Treadwell was a matchup nightmare for the Commodores’ defense. The freshman receiver hauled in nine passes for 82 yards and may be a better fantasy option than fellow receiver Donte Moncrief.
Deon Long, WR-Maryland
Long has been overshadowed by the preseason hype behind teammate Stefon Diggs. After his nine catches for 110 yards against FIU on Saturday, the junior receiver joins his quarterback CJ Brown as hot waiver wire grabs.
Jacob Maxwell, TE-Louisiana
Maxwell was quarterback Terrance Broadway’s favorite target and he led the Ragin’ Cajuns in receiving with six receptions for 77 yards and a touchdown Saturday at Arkansas.