CFF Waiver Wire Gemstones Week 7

By John Laub
John Laub




  Waiver Wire Gemstones

         College Fantasy Football: Week 7


Marcus McMaryion, Fresno State
Fantrax Ownership Percentage: 25%
How well has Marcus McMaryion played? He is the sixteenth most productive fantasy signal caller, scoring over 171 points. In three of his last four games, the Fresno field general has eclipsed 39 points: 39.6, 19.55, 40.9 and 42.1. Conducting an explosive offense that scores 38 points per game, McMaryion’s athletic abilities and work ethic have propelled Fresno State to a 5-1 record. "When he came out (in practice), right off the bat, I noticed that he can throw the ball," receiver Jamire Jordan stated in August. "That's one of my specialties, going deep. For him to actually be able to get it out there to me consistently, I appreciated it. But he could make almost every throw. Every day, he's going to come out and give it 110 percent." McMaryion is a must pick up for CFF owners as the Bulldogs play New Mexico, Hawaii and UNLV in the next three weeks.



Clayton Thorson, Northwestern
Fantrax Ownership Percentage: 9%
Many CFF diehards may have not noticed that the Wildcats have become a passing team over the course of the season. Northwestern has attempted 292 passes, which is the sixth most in the nation. Against Nebraska, Clayton Thorson threw a season-high 64 passes for 455 yards and three touchdowns. Over the past two games, the senior signal caller has attempted 111 passes and produced over 30 fantasy points in each contest. In the final game against Kentucky last year, Thorson tore his ACL, underwent reconstructive surgery and rehabbed all offseason in order to play as a grad student this year. “You can just see him getting stronger each week,” Coach Pat Fitzgerald stated two weeks ago. “…he (has been) really driving off that surgical knee, and I think he’s finally getting himself closer to 100 percent, and I think that gives him a lot of confidence.” Despite the injury, Thorson has started 45 consecutive games, which is the longest current streak in the FBS. Northwestern travels to Rutgers next Saturday, and Thorson is a great selection as an emergency starter.

Additional Quarterbacks


Jordan Love, Utah State
Fantrax Ownership Percentage: 11%

Brock Purdy, Iowa State
Fantrax Ownership Percentage: 17%

Running Backs

Tyler King, Marshall
Fantrax Ownership Percentage: 8%
Tyler King established a career-best 192 rushing yards after scoring on two long fourth-quarter touchdowns—65 and 46 yards—against Old Dominion. In the last two games, King has carried the football 47 times for 360 yards and two touchdowns. “Our coach (running backs coach Pepe Pearson) stayed in our ears, telling us to continue to be patient and that things would open up and it did,” King said. “As long as we continue to listen and continue to do what our coaches tell us to, the sky is the limit.” Music to the ears of CFF owners. At 5-foot-11 and 190 pounds, the redshirt sophomore earned a spot on the C-USA All-Freshman team last year after rushing for 820 yards and seven touchdowns. King has excelled without senior Keion Davis in the backfield. In the Thundering Herd ground game, the sophomore is clearly the future. Do not be anxious acquiring the rising Marshall celebrity this week even if Davis returns.

Devine Ozigbo, Nebraska
Fantrax Ownership Percentage: 7%
When given double-digit carries this season, Devine Ozigbo has been a very productive runner. On Saturday, the senior ball carrier had the second-best afternoon in his campus tenure with 159 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 22 totes versus Northwestern. "We were just confident. Regardless of what happened in the past, we thought we were going to just go get it done," Ozigbo said for the winless Cornhuskers "…this game just kept going. They scored, but even into overtime spirits were high, and it just didn’t work out." Two weeks ago, the Nebraska runner garnered 17 carries and gained 170 yards with two touchdowns. CFF managers certainly hope that Coach Scott Frost continues to call Ozibo’s number for the remainder of the season. In the next two weeks, Nebraska hosts Minnesota and Bethune-Cookman, which are tasty matchups for Ozigbo and the ground game.

Additional Running Backs


Joshua Kelley, UCLA
Fantrax Ownership Percentage: 8%

Darrynton Evans, Appalachian State
Fantrax Ownership Percentage: 1%


Wide Receivers

Flynn Nagel, Northwestern
Fantrax Ownership Percentage: 9%
A career day for Flynn Nagel who manufactured another stellar performance. The senior tied or established new career marks across the board with 12 receptions for 220 yards and two touchdowns. The yardage was the most by a Big Ten receiver since 2013. “That’s the most fun football game I’ve ever been a part of,” Nagel said after the overtime victory over Nebraska. “Just trusting all these guys around me is what it comes down to.” During the previous game versus Michigan State, he caught 10 passes for 111 yards. Nagel has exceeded the century mark in three of six games this season. Without question, he is having the best crusade of his college career with 48 catches for 622 yards and two touchdowns. Northwestern travels to Rutgers on Saturday, and the Scarlet Knights employ a bottom twenty defense, surrendering 36 points and 426 yards per game. Nagel continues his productive campaign with another stellar outing.



Jalen Greene, Utah State
Fantrax Ownership Percentage: 1%
Quarterback Jordon Love has propelled himself onto the CFF leaderboard, and Jalen Greene has benefited from an upgraded aerial assault at Utah State. Greene has recorded a touchdown in each of the last two games and totaled at least four catches in four consecutive games. Against UNLV, the senior surpassed 100 yards receiving, scored an 80-yard touchdown and averaged 26.4 yards per catch. A grad student who transferred from USC, Green might finally be blossoming in an Aggie uniform. At 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds, he towers over many defensive backs in the Mountain West, and the remaining schedule (New Mexico, Hawaii, San Joes State and Colorado State) promises many easy matchups for Utah State and the passing attack.

Additional Wide Receivers


Quartney Davis, Texas A&M
Fantrax Ownership Percentage: 1%
Felton Davis, Michigan State
Fantrax Ownership Percentage: 52%