Kizer takes over at quarterback after Malik Zaire’s season-ending ankle injury. On Saturday, the sophomore quarterback was 8-of-12 passing for 92 yards and two touchdowns in Notre Dame’s 34-27 comeback win at Virginia.
Myles Gaskin, RB-Washington
We’ve never overhyped a player based on a one-week performance against an inferior opponent, but after freshman RB Myles Gaskin ran for 146 yards and three touchdowns against Sacramento State on Saturday, we can’t imagine Dwayne Washington owners not grabbing this guy.
Saquon Barkley, RB-Penn State
We love it when one of our Freshmen to Watch from the preseason draft guide eventually earns a spot in a Waiver Wire piece. Barkley ran for 115 yards and a touchdown, all in the second half, in Penn State’s 27-14 win over Buffalo. Much like the Gaskin-Washington dynamic mentioned above, Akeel Lynch owners should make their move with this guy.
De’Veon Smith, RB-Michigan
If Smith remained unclaimed after draft day and a lackluster performance in Week 1 at Utah, he certainly garnered attention after rushing for 126 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-7 win over Oregon State.
LJ Scott, RB-Michigan State
Sticking to what seems to be the theme this week, running back handcuffs, anyone that watched Sparty’s win over Oregon Saturday night realized that the freshman back will get a lot of work in 2015.
D’Andre Ferby, RB-Western Kentucky
Now that Leon Allen is lost for the year and Anthony Wales’ situation is still unclear, someone has to take over the lead role for the Hilltoppers and Ferby is that guy.
Thomas Owens, WR-Florida International
Owens has impressively hauled in 20 passes for 244 yards and two touchdowns in two road games at UCF and Indiana to start the 2015 season.
Charone Peake, WR-Clemson
The Tigers need another receiver to complement Artavis Scott after losing Mike Williams for at least half the season. Peake stated his case on Saturday by catching four passes for 86 yards and two touchdowns against Appalachian State.
Paul Turner, WR-Louisiana Tech
Turner has posted at least 75 yards receiving and a touchdown in each of Tech’s first two games and should benefit from defenses keying in on RB Kenneth Dixon.
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