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College Fantasy Football Top Five Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 11


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Below, you will find contributor and CFG writer Mike Bainbridge's five best waiver wire pickups for Week 11. To see the full in-depth article of over 40-plus players, make sure to check out

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Ryan Graham (QB, Northern Illinois)

Chandler Harnish, Jordan Lynch, Drew Hare. NIU is a quarterback fantasy factory as proven by those past names, and now Graham has a chance to have his name added to the list. Hare, the current starting quarterback, suffered a ruptured right Achilles tendon last week in the win over Toledo and is now done for the season. The numbers were not overwhelming, but the poise Graham displayed was impressive in his first extended collegiate action. The redshirt freshman led two scoring fourth-quarter drives to secure a comeback victory over then-No. 20 Toledo and knock the Rockets from the ranks of the remaining unbeaten teams in college football. Graham finished 9-of-12 for 132 yards and a touchdown, while also rushing for 41 yards.

Brandon Silvers (QB, Troy)

Silvers had a rough start to the 2015 season but had much to do with the strength of Troy’s non-conference schedule that included road trips to Wisconsin, Mississippi State and NC State. Through six games, the Trojans were averaging just 17 points per game. The last three games you ask? How about 48 ppg? Silvers has played some of his best football the past three weeks with 10 touchdown passes, including four in the 51-14 win over Louisiana-Monroe. Want another reason why Silvers is a must-add to your roster? Troy’s final three opponents rank 54th, 108th and 91st respectively in scoring defense.

Gerald Holmes (RB, Michigan State)

Sophomore running back Holmes rushed for a career-best 117 yards on 22 carries in the Spartans’ 39-38 loss to Nebraska. Injuries have hurt the Spartans of late at the position with both Madre London and L.J. Scott ailing the past month, though Holmes certainly put his name in the hat to be the starter going forward with how he ran on Saturday. On Sunday, head coach Mark Dantonio cautioned those anointing him the starter, stating that there is no clear-cut guy atop the depth chart, but most believe Holmes will get the nod next week against Maryland even if London and Scott are at full strength.

Jovon Robinson (RB, Auburn)

This is the Jovon Robinson that we were expecting to see all year long! The former No. 1 junior college recruit in the country is finally healthy and becoming the lead back that many believed he would be since he committed to the Tigers this offseason. Robinson rushed for 159 yards on 27 carries in the victory over Texas A&M, 14 more attempts than a healthy Peyton Barber. Head coach Gus Malzahn said after the game that the plan was to split the workload, but rode the hot hand in Robinson who had more than 100 yards in the first half alone. We look for Robinson to be the “hot hand” for Auburn the rest of the season.

Dominique Reed (WR, Arkansas)

Who would have thought at the start of the season that Arkansas would have not one, but two fantasy-relevant wide receivers in 2015 and none of which are Keon Hatcher? After making minimal impact the first month of the year, Reed, the junior college transfer, has been the big-play wideout in the Arkansas offense, accounting for at least one touchdown each of the last five weeks. This past week against Ole Miss was his breakout performance with 107 yards receiving and two touchdowns. Trust me when I say Reed will still be available in most leagues despite the recent success – I just picked him up in my league this week.

— 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.