Anyone else finding themselves depressed that it is nearly November? This season is flying by, and you probably find your team in one of three scenarios.
- Securing the top seed in your leagues playoffs
- Looking to make a last minute addition or trade to make the playoffs
- Wishing you could start the season over
If you are in the third category, look out for some keeper type articles after Thanksgiving! But if you are in the first two groups, It's time to start looking at schedules down the stretch and find some value that can help you take home the crown. Don't be bashful with that waiver priority folks, you only have a few more weeks to go!
Jeremiah Masoli, QB, Ole Miss - Coming off a season high 327 yards passing, and a nice 98 yards rushing, Masoli also tied his season-high with three touchdowns last week. Only a Week 12 match up with LSU looks treacherous, Im willing to overlook that in light of a Week 10 tilt with Louisiana Lafayette.
Jay Finley, RB, Baylor - To be honest, I don't think you should add Finley. But any BCS RB that runs for 393 yards and four touchdowns in two weeks has to get mentioned here. The Bears have an angry Texas team and Oklahoma still on the schedule, not to mention a bye in Week 13 when most of us are playing for glory. But this cat is too hot to not add.
Keola Antolin, RB, Arizona - There is clearly a changing of the guard going on in the desert as Antolin has averaged 114 total yards and two scores over his last three games. A Week 12 bye stings, but if you lose out on the Finley sweepstakes, Antolin makes a terrific consolation prize.
Ryan Tannehill, "WR", Texas A&M - From the ridiculously obvious department, who doesn't want quarterback points from their wide receiver. If you can start two QBs a week in a one QB league, you are going to win. Force your commish's hands folks!
Da'Jon McKnight, WR, Minnesota - He's up to nine touchdowns on the year, and has six over his past three games. That's good enough for me. The schedule isn't inviting however, with the Buckeyes, Hawkeyes and Spartans still remaining, plus another pesky bye in Week 12. But the Gophers are always behind, and thus always throwing the ball. Someone has to catch it, and McKnight has been, and will continue to be that guy.
Henceforth, this portion of the weekly waiver report will be known as "Who in the MAC is on fire?" because while there are some decent options across the country, no one ignores defense quite like the MAC, and if you ever need a spot starter or injury replacement, this conference better be where you look first.
Alex Carder, QB, Western Michigan - Who needs Tim Hiller? Carder is coming off his second five touchdown game of the season, and still gets to feast on Eastern Michigan, Bowling Green and Kent State, amongst others. He might come close to 15 touchdowns over the remaining five games.
Jeffrey Godfrey, QB, Central Florida - I'm temporarily giving the defenseless MAC a break here, and telling you Godfrey is a wonderful roster addition for two reasons. He is no longer splitting snaps thanks to Rob Calabrese blowing out his knee, and CUSA has equally terrible defenses. A championship week game at Memphis is screaming at those of you who can look forward a few weeks.
Javonti Greene, RB, Eastern Michigan - Here's my speculative grab of the week. The frosh RB went for 155 yards and two touchdowns on just eight carries against Virginia. The Eagles will be trailing pretty much as soon as their games kick off, which means carries for Greene will be minimal, but there is absolutely no reason for EMU to not attempt to develop a young ball carrier. If you are in a deep league, or simply want to take a chance on a RB, tell me why Greene isn't the answer?
Nick Harwell, WR, Miami (OH) - I'm out of things to say about the MAC, and their lack of D. Harwell 19 catches and 316 yards over his last two contests. He's only scored once, but that is bound to change as he continues to develop into QB Zac Dysert's top option.