Why wait on these hidden gems?
Not feeling great about your roster depth? We’ve got just what you need before the waiver wire locks you out of the free agent pool this week. Chances are pretty good that some, if not most, of the names to follow are still floating around in your league’s player pool. At the very least you should track the names on this list over the weekend, but some may be worth the risk of adding to your roster for two reasons:
Brandon Doughty, QB-Western Kentucky
The home opener against Bowling Green has potential to be a high-scoring affair and should give us a preview of what to expect from the Hilltoppers in C-USA play.
Don Jackson, RB-Nevada
Kendall Brock was moved to receiver in fall camp and Jackson sits atop the depth chart at running back. The home opener against Southern Utah is a great matchup to start the 2014 season.
Anthone Taylor, RB-Buffalo
Head Coach Jeff Quinn said that they need to establish a running game. Couple that statement with the fact that the Bulls return five starters on the offensive line, and my next thought is, “who’s the starting running back?”
Sherman Badie, RB-Tulane
Orleans Darkwa graduated, Rob Kelley is no longer on the team, and Badie is the most talented back on the roster. Plus, the Green Wave have a much better quarterback in 2014, so don’t sleep on this guy.
Gehrig Dieter, WR-Bowling Green, Aaron Peck, WR-Fresno State, James Quick, WR-Louisville, Kristoff Williams, WR-Washington State
All four of these guys are listed in our weekly rankings, but we are just making sure you’ve gotten the hint.
Cedic Lancaster, WR-SMU
Of course you know about Darius Joseph, and a lot of recent news has focused around Neal Burcham being named the starting quarterback. Lancaster is a burner and should be the Mustangs’ home run hitter this year.
Vincent Lowe, WR-Old Dominion
Over the spring and summer, the Monarchs lost five receivers, including Larry Pinkard, the team’s leading receiver in 2013. Antonio Vaughan should emerge as quarterback Taylor Heinicke’s top target, but watch out for this play-making true freshman.