Four weeks into the season, we are looking for consistency or the ability of a player to take advantage of an opportunity. The former is the reason why Brandon Carter and Allen Robinson land on this week’s list, while Tony Gregory capitalized on his first career start in Blacksburg.
Waiver Wire: Post-Week 4 Pickups
Dominique Blackman, QB-Idaho
Blackman has attempted at least 36 passes in each of his three starts and the Vandals have two decent matchups in the next three weeks, as they host New Mexico State on October 6 and travel to Texas State October 13.
Tony Gregory, RB-Virginia Tech
Gregory could end up being a one-week wonder, but the potential to be the Hokies’ main back makes him an intriguing mid-season addition.
James Sims, RB-Kansas
We wondered how Sims would be utilized when he returned from suspension. Rushing for 91 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries against TCU answered that question.
Adam Muema, RB-San Diego St
Muema has landed on our Emergency Starters list a couple of times and has been productive when the matchups were favorable. After a road trip to Fresno State this week, Muema and the Aztecs return home to host Hawaii and Colorado State.
Donnell Kirkwood, RB-Minnesota
Kirkwood made our Emergency Starters list last week and after two straight games with 20-plus carries, he should add some depth to your backfield rotation.
Chris Thompson, RB-Florida St
The Seminoles have had the luxury of using many backs this season, but we found out Saturday night against Clemson that Thompson will get a heavy workload when the game is on the line.
Brandon Carter, WR-TCU
After catching five passes for 128 yards and a touchdown Saturday against Kansas, Carter may be a better fantasy option than fellow receivers Josh Boyce and Skye Dawson as the Horned Frogs head into conference play.
Brandin Cooks, WR-Oregon St
In two games, Cooks has caught 12 passes for 255 yards and two touchdowns. He and Markus Wheaton form what may be the second-best receiving duo in the PAC-12 behind Robert Woods and Marqise Lee of USC.
Allen Robinson, WR-Penn St
Shame on us for leaving Robinson off this list the past couple of weeks, but he is the best thing the Nittany Lions have on offense and should produce in the defensively-challenged Big Ten.
Last Week’s Waiver Wire Suggestions
Kolton Browning, QB-UL-Monroe (272 pass yards, 2TD, 49 rush yards, TD vs Baylor—28 points)
Rakeem Cato, QB-Marshall (259 pass yards, 2TD at Rice—18 points)
Terrence Owens, QB-Toledo (290 pass yards, 3TD, rush TD vs Coastal Carolina—29 points)
Jawan Jamison, RB-Rutgers (118 rush yards, 23 receiving yards, TD at Arkansas—21 points)
Dreyon Chance, RB-Western Michigan (66 rush yards, TD vs Connecticut—12 points)
Antonio Andrews, RB-Western Kentucky (136 rush yards, 74 receiving yards, 2TD vs USM—35 points)
Jordan Hall, RB-Ohio St (105 rush yards, 21 receiving yards vs UAB—14 points)
Tevin King, RB-LA Tech (37 rush yards, 2TD at Illinois—16 points)
Andre Davis, WR-South Florida (21 receiving yards, TD at Ball St—10 points)
Devin Smith, WR-Ohio St (4 receptions for 39 yards vs UAB—7 points—16 points)
Marquelo Suel, WR-Akron (12 receptions for 92 yards at Tennessee—21 points)
Mike Evans, WR-Texas A&M (5 receptions for 41 yards vs SC St—9 points)
Chris Coyle, TE-Arizona St (5 receptions for 62 yards vs Utah—11 points)
by Joe DiSalvo, thecffsite.com
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