We have reached the midpoint of the season and by this time, your team has likely taken shape.
You have scoured the waiver wire for weeks and while there appear to be no more weekly starters, players are still emerging as solid spot plays.
Take a look at the list below and see if you can’t bolster your push for the playoffs.
Cameron Coffman, QB- Indiana
For the most part it has been a good practice to write off the entire Hoosier roster when looking for fantasy gems but the same guy who worked magic with Sam Bradford while at Oklahoma appears to have found a solid signal caller in Bloomington. Junior college transfer Cameron Coffman had to step into the starting role when Tre Roberson fell to injury and while he has struggled at times, lately he has put up solid digits. Against Ball State he was worth 19 points and against Michigan State, he managed 23 and nearly got the win. He is most certainly available and is worth picking up if only for his Week 8 matchup against Navy.
Matt McGloin, QB- Penn State
Much like the Hoosiers, most in the college fantasy universe had not considered Penn State players but it is time to circle back and take a look at McGloin. The Nittany Lion former walk-on has scored over 24 fantasy points the last four weeks and appears to have a firm control of Bill O’Brien’s offense. The schedule gets pretty rough on the back half but there are still some starts in there so go ahead and give him a roster spot.
C.J. Anderson, RB- California
The Golden Bear backfield has been a mix-and-match all season but with his performance against UCLA (21 carries for 121 yards and a touchdown), Anderson may have just broken away from the pack. Comparatively, Isi Sofele and Brendan Bigelow combined for just 10 carries. Anderson is worth picking up now just in case he winds up being the featured back.
Carlos Hyde, RB- Ohio State
The state of Buckeye rushers (outside of Braxton Miller of course) has been an up-and-down affair mostly hinging on the health (or lack thereof) of Jordan Hall. With Hall sidelined once again, the coaching staff leaned on Hyde against the Huskers and it worked. It is clear that Urban Meyer wants to limit the amount of hits his star quarterback is taking so Hyde should see an increased workload especially around the goal line.
Andrew Buie, RB- West Virginia
With Shawne Alston still out with an injury, Buie has stepped up in a big way. In the last two weeks combined, Buie has 56 carries for 289 yards and four touchdowns. We all know what the ‘Eers can do through the air but they have to run sometimes and that means Buie will continue to put up good numbers.
Chad Bumphis, WR- Mississippi State
Bumphis came to Starkville with plenty of hype and while he has not lived up to it he does appear to be Tyler Russell’s favorite target and is worth picking up for the occasional WR3 play.
Dan Buckner, WR- Arizona
Buckner was likely drafted in your league but with the emergence of Austin Hill as the Wildcats’ top scoring threat, Buckner may have found his way back into the waiver pool. He is owned in less that 15% of leagues and is worth picking up especially if you are in a PPR league.
Devin Combs, QB- Nevada
Starter Cody Fajardo was knocked out of the game against Wyoming with back spasms and currently his status for the UNLV game is up in the air. If he is unable to go, then Combs becomes an immediate starter in most leagues as the Wolfpack offense will go no matter what.
Shane Carden, QB- East Carolina
Carden was supposed to be a hot commodity when Rio Johnson was benched but it has only been the last two weeks that he is starting to really command the high-powered offense. He has scored 53 points the last two weeks combined and has an easy slate the rest of the way.
Ryan Radcliff, QB- Central Michigan
Radcliff had a rough start to the season and therefore dropped off a lot of radars but has since bounced back. In the first two weeks combined, Radcliff was only worth 16 points but has not dropped below 20 the last three weeks (with one of those games being the win against Iowa). Now Radcliff leads the Chippewas into the heart of MAC play and will face miserable defenses the rest of the way.
Kasey Carrier, RB- New Mexico
Did anyone know that Bob Davie brought the triple option to the Lobos? Like many people, I don’t pay a ton of attention to New Mexico but it appears that Carrier is the lead back in the ground-oriented offense. The fact that they run a rare offense and that Carrier is getting at least 20 carries a game makes him a nice waiver wire addition.
Trayion Durham, RB- Kent State
Durham has quietly put up points the last two weeks eclipsing 20 fantasy points against Ball State and Eastern Michigan. While Dri Archer will steal touches, he is more of an open-space type guy while Durham will do his damage through the tackles and near the goal line.
Devin Campbell, RB- Buffalo
As long as Branden Oliver is out (which may not be much longer) than Campbell is worth picking up. The Bulls seem to have finally found their workhorse back in this true freshman as witnessed by his 30 carries against Ohio. Oliver owners should definitely pick him up if he is unable to go against Northern Illinois.
Javone Lawson, WR- ULL
Lawson started off the season slowly catching just six passes for 55 yards and a score in the first two weeks. He bounced back against Oklahoma State but then followed up the team’s bye week with a two-catch, 14-yard performance. Now that Terrence Broadway is slinging the pigskin, it looks like Lawson may have a new lease on the season. Against Tulane, Lawson had four grabs for 82 yards and two scores and it looks like his arrow is pointing up.
Cody Wilson, WR- Central Michigan
Two years ago, Wilson was a 1,000 yard receiver but had a spotty season last year and therefore everyone was talking about Courtney Williams and Titus Davis. Now Wilson has risen up and is making the impact he has in 2010 with three straight weeks of over 100 yards receiving. He doesn’t reach the end zone often but is worth picking up in PPR leagues.
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