College Fantasy Football Week 6 Waiver Wire Gemstones

By John Laub
John Laub




       Waiver Wire Gemstones: Week 6

                   College Fantasy Football






Caleb Evans, Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks

Ownership Percentage: 19%

Over the last three weeks, Caleb Evans has been a boom-or-bust fantasy performer, scoring 64, 9 and 42 points respectfully. The dual-threat playmaker has passed for 877 yards, rushed for 159 yards and accounted for 11 total touchdowns. In the next three weeks, the 6-foot-2, 210-pound sophomore plays Georgia State, South Alabama and Idaho. There is no reason to leave the Warhawks star on the waiver wire.



Khalil Tate, Arizona Wildcats

Ownership Percentage: 2%

Inserted into the game after Brandon Dawkins injury, Tate completed 11 of 12 passes for 142 yards. Astonishingly, he established an FBS single-game rushing record for a quarterback with 327 yards and totaled five touchdowns. Coach Rich Rodriquez has not found a reliable game breaker at quarterback to orchestrate his offense during the past two seasons, and Tate should be given an opportunity to shine in the desert. 


Drew Anderson, Buffalo Bulls

Ownership Percentage: 0%

It has been a road less travelled for Drew Anderson. Coming out of high school, he was overlooked by programs across the country and attended Diablo Valley College, a community college in Pleasant Hill, California. Entering the season, Anderson was second on the depth chart behind Tyree Jackson. When Jackson suffered a knee injury against FAU two weeks ago, Anderson finally got an opportunity to lead the Bulls. In a seven-overtime classic versus Western Michigan, he tossed seven touchdowns and passed for nearly 600 yards. Buffalo hosts Northern Illinois this week, which is greater challenge for Anderson and the Bulls. 


Running Backs


Jarvion Franklin, Western Michigan Broncos

Ownership Percentage: 37%

The senior has two 1,300-yard crusades on his resume but garnered only 53 carries during the Broncos’ first five contests. Finally, the coaching staff called his number 37 times against Buffalo, and Franklin embraced the opportunity with 176 yards rushing and three touchdowns. If he remains on the waiver wire, Franklin should be scooped up this week.



Lamical Perine, Florida Gators

Ownership Percentage: 4%

The sophomore tailback has been on fire the last two games, scoring five touchdowns for the Gators. Perine was not the starter against LSU; nonetheless, he received 12 carries and totaled 70 yards. The Florida schedule only presents two difficult hurdles: October 28 against Georgia and November 25 versus Florida State. Otherwise, the ground game, and Perine, should be able to dominate opponents. 


Nyheim Hines, North Carolina State Wolfpack

Ownership Percentage: 21%

The Wolfpack are one of the surprise teams in the country with a 5-1 record (3-0 mark in the ACC) and average 35.5 points per game. Nyheim Hines has produced double-digit fantasy points three weeks in a row and back-to-back games with over 100 yards rushing. For the season, he has gained 513 yards rushing, averaged 5.1 yards per carry and scored five touchdowns. Hines has also caught 14 passes for 84 yards. It is worth investing in the junior ball carrier for the remainder of the season.

Other running backs to procure:

Duke Catalon, Houston

Ownership Percentage: 17%

Keion Davis, Marshall

Ownership Percentage: 4%


Wide Receivers


Anthony Johnson, Buffalo Bulls

Ownership Percentage: 36%

The Bulls are 3-3 and average over 30 points per game over the last four. In the Week 3 Waiver Wire Gemstones column, I recommended picking up Anthony Johnson when he was owned in 27% of leagues. He has risen but still remains available on 64% of waiver wires. Of course, Johnson’s numbers are inflated after the seven-overtime game, snatching 11 passes for 195 yards and two touchdowns. For the season, he has totaled 37 catches for 631 yards and five touchdowns. Feel confident picking up Johnson.



Thomas Owens, Florida International Golden Panthers

Ownership Percentage: 4%

In 2015 and 2016, Thomas Owens scored 15 touchdowns on only 95 receptions. This year, he started the season slow, catching only nine passes in the first three games. In the last two contests, the senior has returned to form with 18 receptions for 263 yards and scored two times. The 6-foot-1 and 240-pound senior will continue to see targets and produce points for fantasy owners.


Jonathan Nance, Arkansas Razorbacks

Ownership Percentage: 4%

Any owner grabbing Nance must wait a week to insert the Arkansas receiver into their lineup. The Razorbacks travel to Alabama, and it is not a prudent decision to insert competitors against the Crimson Tide. During the last four weeks, the junior wide out has produced over 15 fantasy points in each game: Overall, Nance has logged 23 catches for 374 yards and five touchdowns. The Arkansas playmaker is a nice long-term stash for owners in need of assistance.