If the Broncos’ starting QB job was up for grabs after Ryan Finley’s injury, Rypien likely locked up that spot after his performance (24/35-321-3) on Friday night at Virginia.
Lorenzo Nunez, QB-South Carolina
Nunez’s dual-threat ability sparked a 31-14 win over UCF on Saturday, as he finished 12-of-22 for 184 yards and two touchdowns, while adding 123 yards on the ground.
Mitch Trubisky, QB-North Carolina
We’re not sure if Trubisky will take over at quarterback for the Tar Heels, but after Saturday’s performance (17/20-312-4) vs Delaware, Marquise Williams’ owners should be nervous.
Nick Mullens, QB-Southern Miss
Mullens has passed for 700-plus yards in two games against Mississippi State and Nebraska, so he should be in for a big statistical season now that the Golden Eagles have reached conference play.
Garrett Smith, QB-LA-Monroe
We’ve been holding on to this name for a couple of weeks because LA-Monroe is coming off a bye and a road game at Alabama, but Smith could be a hidden gem that will not be coveted on this week’s waiver wire. Smith should thrive in Sun Belt play and has two solid receiving threats in Rashon Ceaser and Ajalen Holley.
Shaquille Powell, RB-Duke
Powell has now scored five times in 2015 after his three-TD performance on Saturday vs Georgia Tech. The senior back has now topped 70 yards in three consecutive games and teams with QB Thomas Sirk to form a solid 1-2 punch on the ground for the Blue Devils.
Tony Pittman, RB-Marshall
Marshall’s top RB Devon Marshall is obviously banged up and with a Week 5 matchup against Old Dominion, fantasy owners may want to scoop up Pittman, especially after he ran for 129 yards and two scores at Kent State on Saturday.
Richie James, WR-Middle Tennessee
James has only one TD reception this season, but has caught at least six passes in every game of 2015 and has ten-plus catches in two of Middle Tennessee’s four games, making him a must-add in PPR leagues.
Chris Godwin, WR-Penn State
Godwin keeps appearing in our weekly rankings because he seems to be the most consistent receiving threat on the Penn State roster. In Power-5 PPR league, Godwin should provide depth to your roster, as he has caught at least five passes and 70 yards in three of four games.
James Quick, WR-Louisville
Quick has not played since Week 1 and there is a good chance that he may be floating in your waiver pool. On Saturday, Quick reemerged and caught three passes for 69 yards and a score and should be the Cardinals’ top target moving forward.