Waiver Wire—Week 6


 

Riley Neal, QB-Ball State
Neal didn’t exactly tear up the world against Northwestern and Toledo, two of the Cardinals’ most recent games, but he did give fantasy owners a glimpse of what to expect in coming weeks after Saturday’s performance at Northern Illinois.  In Ball State’s 59-41 loss to NIU, Riley passed for 393 yards and four touchdowns and he does bring dual-threat ability to the table, as he has rushed for at least 50 yards three times this season. 
 
 
Algernon Brown, RB-BYU
Brown almost made this list last week, but there were concerns about his knee that made us shy away.  Now, the junior back has accounted for 42 carries, 229 yards, and four touchdowns in the past two games and should be on a roster if he has not already been scooped up.

 

 
Anthony Wales, RB-Western Kentucky
Wales finally saw significant time since his return from a preseason hamstring injury and carried the ball 19 times for 111 yards against Middle Tennessee.  DeAndre Ferby will likely continue to see most of the short yardage and goal line carries, but expect Wales’ to work more as the feature back moving forward.
 
 
Brandon Burks, RB-Troy
Burks has topped 80 yards in three of five games this year and his numbers could get better as the Trojans are finished with non-conference games after Saturday’s 45-17 loss at Mississippi State.

 

 
Nicholas Norris, WR-Western Kentucky
Norris is one of five players on the Hilltoppers’ roster that has caught at least 20 passes this season and is third on the team in receiving yards and is averaging a team-high 20.2 yards per reception.  Norris may not be productive enough to start on a week-to-week basis, but finding consistency at receiver is a challenge and the junior receiver may help you through some byes weeks moving forward if you play in deep FBS formats.

 

 
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