College Fantasy Football Week 3 Waiver Wire Gemstones

By John Laub
John Laub




       Waiver Wire Gemstones: Week 3

                   College Fantasy Football





Tyler Huntley, Utah
Ownership Percentage: 32% 
In most scoring systems, Huntley ranks among the top twelve college fantasy football signal callers after three weeks. The sophomore sensation scores points with his arm and legs: He has totaled 8 touchdowns, passed for 868 yards and rushed for 212 yards. Huntley has produced over 30 points in all three games this year. Grab the dual-threat playmaker immediately.
Brandon Dawkins, Arizona
Ownership Percentage: 24%
The Arizona signal caller has outscored J.T. Barrett and Sam Darnold in college fantasy football this season. Dawkins is not in the same stratosphere as the aforementioned stars; however, he warrants a roster spot. He has scored five rushing touchdowns and completed over 66.7% of his passes.
Chad President, Tulsa
Ownership Percentage: 7%
The Golden Hurricane triggerman opened the campaign with a disappointing outing on the road against Oklahoma State. In the last two games, President has guided Tulsa’s offense to 120 points, passing for 326 yards, rushing for 145 and recording five total touchdowns. Tulsa hosts New Mexico and Navy the next two weeks, and President likely continues his recent production.
Running Backs
J.K. Dobbins, Ohio State
Ownership Percentage: 63%
While many fantasy managers have already acquired Dobbins, he remains available in far too many leagues. Coach Urban Meyer’s system always produces plenty of points from its top ball carriers, and the freshman has ascended to the top of the depth chart in Columbus, OH. The Buckeyes play UNLV and Rutgers the next two weeks, and Dobbins should be inserted into weekly lineups.
Osharmar Abercrombie, Coastal Carolina
Ownership Percentage: 23%
The Chanticleers are competing for the first time in the Sun Belt Conference as an FBS school. A senior, Abercrombie is making the most of his final season on campus. In the last two games, he has rushed for 224 yards and scored four times. The upcoming schedule is not daunting, and Abercrombie should continue to garner a heavy workload.
Dontrell Hillard, Tulane
Ownership Percentage: 12%
During the past two campaigns, the senior ball carrier has illustrated glimpses of prominence. Hillard averaged 5.6 yards per carry and scored 16 touchdowns. After three games, the 6-foot-0, 205-pounder is on a pace to set new highs in carries and yards for the Green Wave. In the next three weeks, Hilliard takes the field against Army, Tulsa and Florida International.
Shaun Wilson, Duke
Ownership Percentage: 1%
The Blue Devils employ a committee in the backfield; nonetheless, Wilson stands above the competition after the first quarter of the campaign. He has rushed for 293 yards on only 41carries, scored four times and grabbed seven passes. The senior has a tough schedule ahead but must be placed on the radar of college fantasy football managers. 
Wide Receivers
DaMarkus Lodge, Mississippi
Ownership Percentage: 24%
In last week’s Scholar’s Surreptitious Starters column, I implored readers to pick up and start Lodge in their lineups. For those who did, the Mississippi speedster shined in the spotlight against California with four receptions for 100 yards and a touchdown. So far this year, he has scored four touchdowns and averaged 18.9 yards per catch (ypc.) on 15 receptions. The Rebels are off this week and have Alabama next on the schedule: Lodge is a stash-and-wait addition.
Anthony Johnson, Buffalo
Ownership Percentage: 27%
In recent years, the MAC has provided college fantasy footballers with many weekly performers. Before transferring to Buffalo, Johnson played one season at the JUCO-level. The 6-foot-2, 210-pounder employs a nice combination of size and speed. Three of the next four games are home for the Bulls, and the junior will continue to make plays. Johnson should be gobbled up off waiver wires and is a worth starting in deeper leagues.
Collin Johnson, Texas
Ownership Percentage: 15%
Maybe the Longhorns opening season loss against Maryland and a 1-2 record has masked the value of Johnson among fantasy managers. The 6-foot-6, 220-pound sophomore has conquered opponents with two 100-yard outings in three games and averaged a whopping 22.9 ypc. on 16 receptions. Without question, Johnson needs to be owned in more leagues.
Other wide receivers to procure:
Dylan Cantrell, Texas Tech
Ownership Percentage: 43% 
Hergy Mayala, UConn
Ownership Percentage: 2%
Kyle Williams, Arizona State
Ownership Percentage: 0%