CFF Waiver Wire Gemstones Week 11

By John Laub
John Laub




    Waiver Wire Gemstones

           College Fantasy Football: Week 11





College Fantasy Football playoffs are underway and most likely only playoff owners are reading this week’s Waiver Wire Gemstones. If still alive in the post-season, your roster is likely stocked with CFF stars; nevertheless, you may need an emergency starter. I have provided a few potential pickups with an altered analysis for the next two weeks…Relish!



Jordan Love, Utah State
Past Four Weeks: CFF Positional Ranking #11 & Fantasy Points Scored 115
Fantrax Ownership Percentage: 41%
One of the best waiver wire picks of the season still remains available in far too many leagues. Jordon Love is smoking hot, and the matchup versus Colorado State screams must start this week.
Next Two Matchups: Colorado State and Boise State

Ryan Finley, North Carolina
Past Four Weeks: CFF Positional Ranking #29 & Fantasy Points Scored 92.1
Fantrax Ownership Percentage: 33%
In four of the last five games, Ryan Finley has surpassed 22 fantasy points, and in the past three weeks, he has completed seven touchdowns and passed for 1,087 yards. Wake Forest ranks #124 against the pass, allowing over 280 yards per game and 21 touchdowns. 
Next Two Matchups: Wake Forest and North Carolina

AJ Bush, Illinois
Past Four Weeks: CFF Positional Ranking #17 & Fantasy Points Scored 105.1
Fantrax Ownership Percentage: 1%
Few CFF diehards foresaw the recent production from AJ Bush. In consecutive games, the dual threat playmaker has scored over 40 fantasy points and rushed for more than 125 yards. He has also totaled nine touchdowns in the past three games. Tough matchup against Iowa but he is worth taking a look at in the final two weeks of the season.  
Next Two Matchups: Iowa and Northwestern

Running Backs

Ke’Shawn Vaughn, Vanderbilt
Past Four Weeks: CFF Positional Ranking #41 & Total Fantasy Point Scored 67.8
Fantrax Ownership Percentage: 35%
In the past two games, Ke’Shawn Vaughn has been on fire, scoring over 67 fantasy points in ppr-formats. He has rushed for 354 yards and scored five touchdowns. The Commodores final two games are both at home, and Vaughn will be fed a large diet of carries.
Next Two Matchups: Mississippi and Tennessee



Qadree Ollison, Pittsburgh
Past Four Weeks: CFF Positional Ranking #40 & Fantasy Points Scored 68
Fantrax Ownership Percentage: 31%
For the second time in his collegiate career, Ollison surpassed 1,000 yards rushing after totaling a career-best 235 yards against Virginia Tech. The senior will be called upon to help lead the Panthers to an ACC Coastal Division title and Championship Game appearance down the stretch.
Next Two Matchups: Wake Forest and Miami

DeAndre Torrey, North Texas
Past Four Weeks: CFF Positional Rankings #28 & Fantasy Points Scored 75.3
Fantrax Ownership Percentage: 24%
In three of the last four games, the Mean Green runner has scored over 30 fantasy points. Torrey has eclipsed 100 yards in back-to-back contests and reached the end zone thirteen times this season.
Next Two Matchups: Florida Atlantic & UTSA

Jaret Patterson, Buffalo
Past Four Weeks: CFF Positional Ranking #44 & Fantasy Point Scored 66.3
Fantrax Ownership Percentage: 10%
For the past two weeks, the Bulls have played on Tuesday night to kick off the college football festivities. It appears that CFF owners may not have noticed how well Jaret Patterson is playing. In five consecutive games, he has crossed the finish line and surpassed over 90 yards rushing in each. 
Next Two Matchups: Ohio and Bowling Green


Wide Receivers



Jalen Reagor, TCU
Past Four Weeks: CFF Positional Ranking #10 & Fantasy Points Scored 79.7
Fantrax Ownership Percentage: 37%
Since Michael Collins replaced Shawn Robinson behind center, the Horned Frogs' aerial assault has taken flight. Receiver Jalen Reagor has scored in five consecutive games and snatched 22 passes for 419 yards in the past three outings. Very enticing Big 12 matchups to close out the 2018 campaign.
Next Two Matchups: Baylor and Oklahoma State

Kirk Merritt, Arkansas State
Past Four Weeks: CFF Positional Ranking #27 & Fantasy Points Scored 64.1
Fantrax Ownership Percentage: 4%
Since the Georgia Southern contest in late September, Kirk Merritt has become quarterback Justice Hansen’s preferred target downfield. The junior playmaker has recorded 45 passes for 551 yards and three touchdowns. The Red Wolves close the crusade with scrumptious matchups in the Sun Belt Conference. 
Next Two Matchups: Louisiana Monroe and Texas State

Tre Walker, San Jose State
Past Four Weeks: CFF Positional Ranking #18 & Fantasy Points Scored 73.7
Fantrax Ownership Percentage: 1%
The Spartans have only one victory and are always playing from behind, which bodes well for an abundance of targets for Trey Walker. The sophomore receiver did not record a catch in the first three games of the season; however, in the last three, Walker has become a fantasy factor with 14 catches for 339 yards and four touchdowns.
Next Two Matchups: Nevada and Fresno State

TE Colby Parkinson, Stanford
Past Four Weeks: CFF Positional Ranking #2 & Fantasy Points Scored 55.7
Fantrax Ownership Percentage: 13%
The Stanford tight end dominated Oregon State with six receptions for 166 yards and four touchdowns. The tight end position is difficult to fill most weeks, and Colby Parkinson warrants a waiver wire bid this week.
Next Two Matchups: California and UCLA