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College Fantasy Football Top Five Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 6

Trevon Brown

Trevon Brown

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Below, you will find contributor and CFG writer Mike Bainbridge's five best waiver wire pickups for Week 6. To see the full in-depth article of over 50+ players, make sure to check out

Mike Warren (RB, Iowa State)

An afterthought to begin the year, the Iowa State redshirt freshman running back now has 301 rushing yards the past two weeks, including a 175-yard performance against Kansas this past weekend. Warren opened the year as the backup to Tyler Brown, but the Iowa State rushing attack was ineffective with Brown as the lead back, gaining a combined 140 yards as a team. The past two weeks, Iowa State is averaging 225 yards rushing a game due in large part to the emergence of Warren. The Cyclones now get Texas Tech, TCU and Baylor in the next three games. Is there any doubt they will feed carries to Warren trying to keep those offenses off the field?

Chase Litton (QB, Marshall)

Since taking over for injured quarterback Michael Birdsong, all Chase Litton has done is lead the Thundering Herd to a 3-0 record while throwing eight touchdowns to just two interceptions. Not the Rakeem Cato-like numbers that we are used to seeing from a Marshall quarterback, but solid nonetheless for Litton's first three collegiate starts. Birdsong is reportedly getting close to 100 percent health, but if Marshall continues to win games with Litton under center, why disrupt the momentum? The freshman QB is a solid No. 2 option on your fantasy roster.

James Summers (QB, East Carolina)

Ruffin McNeil has a decision on his hands for which quarterback to go with this week against BYU, but in our minds, it is an easy one. The East Carolina head coach stated last week his intention on rotating both Summers and Blake Kemp moving forward, but for the second straight game, Summers came off the bench to lead the Pirates to another comeback in the win over SMU. The junior quarterback has seven touchdowns in the past two weeks, four of which have been on the ground, as Summers is a dynamic athlete in the pocket. It would be a major surprise if McNeil did not select Summers as his starter not only this week, but for the remainder of the year.

Trevon Brown (WR, East Carolina)

Brown was suspended for the first three games of the season due a violation of the school's student code. In the two weeks since his return to the lineup, Brown has caught eight passes for 129 yards and accounted for a touchdown in each game. The sophomore wideout is far and away the team’s biggest deep threat, as he averaged 19 yards per catch in 2014 before a knee injury cut his season short. Brown is off to a flying start once again this year and should see more passes in the upcoming weeks with some average AAC defenses on the horizon.  

Donovan Harden (WR, Georgia State)

Harden returned to the lineup this week for Georgia State after missing the first month with a broken bone in his foot that he suffered during fall practice. There was no rust whatsoever for the senior wideout, as Harden had 179 yards and a touchdown in his first game back. Georgia State now ranks 12th in the country in passing offense, averaging 345 yards per game. The Panthers pass it a ton, as they are likely to be trailing in almost every matchup they play in, meaning plenty of targets coming in Harden’s direction. The hope is fellow managers in your league forgot about Harden due to the injury, so make sure to jump on him now if he is still available.

— Written by Mike Bainbridge, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Bainbridge is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and current writer for Make sure to follow him on Twitter @MikeBainbridge2.