A look at the best of the best from this week's waiver wire list.
QB Steven Sheffield, Texas Tech - The Red Raiders were starting a backup quarterback for the first time in the Mike Leach era, and the results were the same. Sheffield threw for six touchdowns, making fantasy owners of Red Raider players happy at just about every level. Everyone got a piece against the Kansas State defense on Saturday. If Sheffield is somehow still lingering on your league's wavier wire, you shouldn't hesitate to nab him. There is no telling what is going to happen with Taylor Potts this week. The Red Raiders have Nebraska up next which should provide a stiff test.
QB Riley Skinner, Wake Forest - I mentioned last week that I just had not been paying attention to Skinner, Marshall Williams and Chris Givens. They have my attention now. While I have yet to see the Demon Deacons play this year, I'll grab Skinner, one of the last players I would have expected to grab heading into the season. Next week against Clemson is going to be a test
RB Curtis Steele, Memphis - I know he was hurt, but how is Steele only taken in 44% of U-Sports leagues?
RB Eddie Wide, Utah - Wide had 17 carries for 102 yards and one score in his first start since taking over for the injured Matt Asiata (knee). Wide also had six catches for 25 yards. Yeah quarterback Terrance Cain saw 15 carries, but no other running back had more than four carries last week. This is now Wide's backfield. UNLV is up next.
RB Ike Nduka, Buffalo - Looks like Buffalo has found its running back. Akron and Western Michigan are on deck.
RB Bernard Pierce, Temple - The last three games set up well for Pierce, and he took advantage to the tune of five touchdowns and 421 yards on 71 carries. Yeah, he plays for Temple. But let's face it, fantasy owners feel are shameless individuals. Points are points. Army and Toledo are up next.
RB Lance Dunbar, North Texas - Filling in for Cam Montgomery, who pulled his hamstring in practice, Dunbar ran 32 times for 187 yards and four scores. Dunbar also had two scores in week five against Middle Tennessee State. Florida Atlantic is next on the schedule, and they are giving up chunk yards on the ground.
WR Kyle Williams, Arizona State - Williams grabbed a career-high 13 catches against Washington State on Saturday. Despite being slowed by a hamstring injury last week, he's scored in two straight games. The surprising Huskies await.
WR Uzoma Nwachukwu, Texas A&M - NWA has taught us three things: 1) WRs can be a pain in the ass, especially young ones 2) this kid still has a ton of talent and 3) patience is a virtue. I like his chances against Kansas State in week seven.
WR Jordan White, Western Michigan - After a slow start, the Broncos offense is starting to click. The meat of the MAC schedule is left to go.
TE Jamie McCoy, Texas A&M - The big question was whether or not McCoy would find the end zone. Averaging close to five catches per week it was bound to happen. He's in the right offense and seeing balls thrown his way. It is all you can ask for out from your tight end. Kansas State is up next, the same squad just abused by Texas Tech.
TE Tony Moeaki, Iowa - When healthy he is a threat, which he showed against Michigan. You'll always be scanning the injury report though. Wisconsin is up next.
TE Tracy Moore, Oklahoma St. - The preseason sleeper caught my eye in week five. But it was Grambling and he only had two catches. While he only had one last week, it went for a 51 yard score. If Dez Bryant is going to miss more time, Moore is going to have get more involved (no pun intended). Missouri is the next opponent.