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Waiver Wire Watch: Find out who can help your squad heading into Week 5.

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ACC

Ty Jones, RB, Florida State


Aside from a rough game against Oklahoma, Jones has put together three good games this year. He also has a receiving touchdown to go with his two rushing touchdowns. Just keep your expectations modest, however, because Florida State also gives the ball to Jermaine Thomas and Chris Thompson.

Kris Burd, WR, Virginia

Both of Burdís big games have come against non-FBS opponents, but he also managed a touchdown against USC, so maybe there is some real value here.

Big 12

Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor


Wright has had two really good games and two bad games, so he may be a bit of a risk. Still, with Robert Griffin under center there is reason to have some confidence in Baylorís offense.

James Sims, RB, Kansas

When the Jayhawks lost to North Dakota State to open the season, it was hard to imagine them doing much this year. Theyíve since bounced back a bit, and Sims has been a big part of that, as his 115-yard, two-touchdown performance against New Mexico State can attest to.

Big East

Ray Graham, RB, Pittsburgh


Dion Lewis obviously isnít going anywhere, but Graham has played too well lately to not earn more playing time. He ran for 100 yards on 14 carries against Miami (FL) while Lewis was only able to total just 41 on 12 carries. Graham is a good player to have in Big East-only leagues right now.

Demetris Murray, RB, Southern Florida

With each passing week, Murray has gotten more carries, and when the Bulls played Florida he ran for 62 yards and a score, so clearly he can get it done against legit competition.

Big Ten

Ricky Stanzi, QB, Iowa


The Iowa teams of old never asked much of their quarterbacks, but Stanzi has gotten a lot of work in over the first four weeks. He's averaging 249 yards passing per game and has thrown nine touchdowns to just one interception. If he can produce against Penn State in Week 5, consider Stanzi a solid starting option, as Iowa will need him to throw in a number of tough contests coming up.

James White, RB, Wisconsin

Sure, Whiteís 145-yard, four-touchdown game came against Austin Peay. However, heís probably Wisconsinís top backup to star runner John Clay, which means heís only an injury away from putting up more huge numbers.

Conference USA

Brian Anderson, QB, Marshall


Anderson does have five interceptions, which is a concern. However, he also has seven touchdowns, three of which came against West Virginia, so he might be worth the risk. He has very good runners and receivers making his job easier, in any case.

Antavious Wilson, WR, Marshall

Wilson is one of those players making Andersonís job easier. He has 13 catches and five touchdowns in the last three games. Itís easy to figure this one out.

Independents

Vince Murray, RB, Navy


If you are a running back in Navyís offense, you are probably going to have some value, and although Murray only has one touchdown so far, he also has 224 yards in three games.

MAC

Cody Wilson, WR, Central Michigan


Wilson has yet to have a poor game this season. In addition to posting 76 yards receiving against Northwestern, he rushed the ball three times for 42 yards and a touchdown.

Chandler Harnish, QB, Northern Illinois

Chandler is one of the top rushing quarterbacks in the FBS so far this season, and against Minnesota last week he also threw for two touchdowns, showing he isnít a one-dimensional player.

MWC

Pete Thomas, QB, Colorado State


Thomas had a predictably rough start to his true freshman season, but he got things going in Week 4. He threw for 386 yards and three touchdowns with only one interception against Idaho, showing why the Rams felt compelled to start him.

Matthew Tucker, RB, TCU

Tucker hasnít rushed for more than 74 yards in a game this season, but heís scored at least one touchdown in his last three games. Heís TCUís best option for a workhorse back, but Ed Wesley will continue to play prominently in a big-play role.

Pac-10

Stepfan Taylor, RB, Stanford


Taylor wasnít given many carries in Stanfordís opening game, but since then heís been a big part of their offense. He was given 28 carries and caught two passes for a total of 139 yards against Notre Dame.

Deantre Lewis, RB, Arizona State

Lewis had a huge game last week, rushing for 127 yards and a touchdown on a mere 11 carries against Oregon. Plus, he had five catches for 65 yards. Lewisí shaky workload mostly makes him an option in Pac-10-only leagues, but he has legitimate big-play ability.

SEC

Michael Dyer, RB, Auburn


With Mario Fanninís inability to hold onto the ball and Onterio McCalebbís inability to carry a full workload, Dyer is emerging as Auburnís top workhorse-type running back. Heís worth picking up in most formats.

Tavarres King, WR, Georgia

King is Georgiaís big-play specialist at wideout, but heís shown the ability to make his presence known consistently since his return from a one-game suspension. He has six catches for 170 yards and two touchdowns in his last two games, both of which were against SEC defenses.

Sun Belt

Lester Jean, WR, Florida Atlantic


While Jean probably wonít repeat his week one performance of 164 yards and two touchdowns, he has continued to play well since then, including a 99-yard game against Michigan State.

Allen Muse, WR, Arkansas State

Last week, Muse caught seven passes for 119 yards and a score against Troy, and he also has two other good games this season.

WAC

Marcus Allen, WR, New Mexico State


The Aggies are a bad team, but Allen has been able to overcome that. He has produced so far this year, including last weekís game against Kansas where he caught four passes for 89 yards, rushed four times for 45 yards, and scored a touchdown.

Alex Green, RB, Hawaii

Green does not get a lot of carries, but he is a part of Hawaiiís passing game from time to time, and heís still managed to score four touchdowns this season in his limited carries.

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