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Sean Mannion's top running back is worth a pickup this week.
We’ve reached the midway point of most fantasy league regular season schedules. Gone are the non-conference mismatches, as the weekly schedule shifts into conference play overload. For those of you who loaded your rosters with non-BCS players, your time is finally here.
Terrance Broadway, QB-Louisiana
Starter quarterback Blaine Gautier will have surgery on his throwing hand this week and will miss a minimum of four weeks. On Saturday, Broadway was excellent in relief throwing for 228 yards and a touchdown, while adding another 28 yards and two scores rushing.
Austin Brown, QB-UAB
The freshman quarterback was impressive in his first start of the season, throwing for 337 yards and three touchdowns in a 49-42 loss to Tulsa. Given UAB’s remaining schedule, Brown becomes an intriguing fantasy option should he remain the starter the rest of the season.
Storm Woods, RB-Oregon St
We were waiting to see who would emerge as the workhorse back for the Beavers. Woods rushed for 161 yards and a touchdown at Arizona and may have answered our question with a 29-carry outing.
Trayion Durham, RB-Kent St
Durham is the thunder and fellow running back Dri Archer is the lightning in the Kent State offense. As long as Durham is toting the rock 20-plus times per game, the sophomore running back will be a fantasy factor in MAC games.
Jamaal Williams, RB-BYU
After Michael Alisa left Friday’s game with an injury, the 17-year-old freshman stepped in and ran for 155 yards and three touchdowns. If Williams continues to improve, he’ll be extremely valuable at the end of the season when the Cougars play Idaho, San Jose State, and New Mexico State in the final three weeks.
Ben Cunningham, RB-Middle Tennessee
Anyone that scores seven touchdowns in two weeks definitely jumps onto our radar. After the Blue Raiders opened the season with a loss to McNeese State, they have put together a nice three-game winning streak by averaging 212 rushing yards per game.
Phillip Dorsett, WR-Miami
In the last two games, Dorsett has caught 16 passes for 375 yards and three touchdowns. The sophomore receiver has hauled in at least 6 receptions the past three weeks.
Michael Edwards, WR-UTEP
Edwards landed on our Start list last week, but we never listed him on any previous Waiver Wire piece. After 27 receptions for 455 yards and three touchdowns in the previous four games, we’re listing him as a formality.
Rashad Evans, WR-Fresno St
After missing the first four games of the season, Evans added his name to the list of receiving threats in a potent Fresno State offense by catching ten passes for 100 yards and three touchdowns against San Diego State.
Dawan Scott, WR-Miami (OH)
Over the past two weeks, Scott has caught 14 passes for 300 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 21.4 yards per reception. As long as Nick Harwell remains absent, Scott and Andy Cruse remain the best receiving threats for quarterback Zac Dysert.
by Joe DiSalvo, thecffsite.com
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