Washington replaced Shuler Bentley at and the Monarchs looked like the teams of years past, taking to the air to pull out a 37-34 win over Charlotte. In leagues in which Washington will remain designated as a WR, his acquisition could be a huge difference-maker. In leagues in which his designation will be at quarterback, should he be named the starter for Week 8, Washington is still worth the acquisition if ODU reverts to their pass-happy style of play.
Marcus Marshall, RB-Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech needs a boost in the offensive backfield and the freshman could provide a much needed lift. Marshall has at least ten carries in his previous two games and is coming off a ten-carry, 159-yard, 2-TD performance against Pitt. Expect Marshall to get more touches moving forward even though the Jackets have a tough Week 8 matchup against Florida State.
Hylek Foster, RB-Warshall
We’re not sure what is going on at running back for the Herd, but we do know that Devon Johnson is not healthy and Foster is the latest of Marshall backs to prove his worth after rushing for 122 yards and a TD against Florida Atlantic. At the very least, Johnson’s owners should grab Foster as insurance since Tony Pittman is still questionable with an injury of his own.
Akrum Wadley, RB-Iowa
While we are talking ‘insurance backs’, Jordan Canzeri’s owners may want to pluck Wadley off of waivers after his 26-204-4 performance against Northwestern even though the Hawkeyes are headed into a bye week and Canzeri has an extra week to recover.
Jared Baker, RB-Arizona
We’ll assume that Baker has already been acquired by Nick Wilson’s owners or other savvy fantasy owners, but a Week 8 matchup against Washington State makes Baker worthy of an acquisition if he is available and Nick Wilson’s Foot injury continues to be a problem.
Zach Pascal, WR-Old Dominion
We saw what happened when the Monarchs benched freshman quarterback Shuler Bentley for David Washington, and if that move is permanent, Pascal should be a fantasy factor throughout the second half of the season after eleven passes for 231 yards and 3 TDs in Saturday’s comeback win over Charlotte.
Marcus Green, WR-LA-Monroe
After catching six passes for 68 yards and a TD against Appalachian State on Saturday, Marcus Green may be the next-best receiver on the LA-Monroe roster while starters Rashon Ceaser and Ajalen Holley are sidelined with injuries.
Jamire Jordan, WR-Fresno State
Fantasy owners in deep FBS-PPR formats should consider adding Fresno State’s Jamire Jordan, as the freshman receiver has scored in four of seven games and has at least five receptions in three of his last four games.