The waiver wire is one of the most important pieces to being successful in college fantasy football. In this article, we will be covering guys who are less than 50 percent owned according to Fantrax. Week 1 is one of the most important weeks because this is where you can scoop up league winners. With that all being said, let’s get started.
Purdue quarterback Elijah Sindelar, 34/52 – 423 yards – 4 touchdowns. NIne percent owned. Sindelar has arguably the best wideout in the nation to throw to in Rondale Moore along with plenty of other talent. The combination of high passing volume and an elite wide receiver will bring you nothing but fantasy production from week to week.
Wake Forest quarterback Jamie Newman, 34/47 – 401 yards – 3 touchdowns 21 carries – 36 yards and a touchdown. 29 percent owned. This one confuses me a bit. Newman was fantastic last year and even though there was a position battle in camp, it always seemed to be Newman’s job to lose. Wake Forest runs a high paced offense and he also carries the ball enough to give you a nice floor to work with.
Boise State running back Robert Mahone, 24 carries – 142 yards – 2 touchdowns. 17 percent owned. Many thought this job was Andrew Van Buren’s coming into the season. That is clearly not the case. This player needs to be one of your top waiver-wire options this week. Boise St has pumped out fantasy football gold from the running back position for more than 10 years now.
UNLV running back Charles Williams, 15 carries – 143 yards – 3 touchdowns. 11 percent owned. Williams had him a great day and with how much UNLV runs the ball, he needs to be added in all leagues immediately.
Cal running back Christopher Brown, 36 carries – 197 yards – 1 touchdown. Seven percent owned. Although Cal played a lesser opponent in UC Davis this week, the part I’m most interested in is the amount of carries Brown received. That kind of volume screams that Cal plans to give him the ball as much as he possibly can.
Wake Forest wide receiver Sage Surratt, 7 catches – 158 yards – 1 touchdown. 38 percent owned. Surratt looks to be the go-to receiver for Newman. He may not dominate the target share like a typical number one receivers, but there is more than enough volume to go around.
Iowa State wide receiver Deshaunte Jones, 14 catches – 126 yards. Five percent owned. Jones was clearly targeted early and often throughout the game. The catch volume is great and gives him a nice floor. The touchdowns will eventually come with that sort of catch volume.
Arkansas State wide receiver Omar Bayless, 10 catches – 132 yards – 4 touchdowns. Three percent owned. This may not be something that continues, but Bayless is without a doubt worth a bench spot to see what happens. Kirk Merritt left the game early, which opened the door for Bayless to shine.