This article is part of our CFB Waiver Wire series.
Waiver Wire Watch: Players to Pick Up Week 9
Throughout the college football season, I'll pick two guys from every conference who either caught my eye in the previous week or who have a favorable match-up in the near future. As always, I'll get to any questions or comments you have in the comments section below.
Kevin Mensah, RB, Connecticut
In an attempt to avoid recommending quarterback David Pindell all the time, I'll also suggest using Mensah in a soft matchup against Massachusetts. The Minutemen were the guys who gave up 302 rushing yards to USF's Jordan Cronkrite in Week 6. While I would prefer Pindell if available, you can also take advantage of this game with their running back who garners double-digit carries each and every week.
Ben Hicks, QB, SMU
If Temple's Anthony Russo can have success against Cincinnati, I'm thinking Hicks can have a decent game versus the Bearcats. Moreover, the Mustangs have a little momentum after rallying with a go-ahead 67-yard touchdown from Hicks to James Proche versus Tulane in Week 8. SMU has the offensive weapons for Hicks to be productive and he likely will be versus even softer opponents in the future.
Jawon Pass, QB, Louisville
I wouldn't recommend Pass in most weeks, but the Cardinals play Wake Forest and the Demon Deacons seem to be the cure for opposing quarterbacks who have been struggling. Florida State's Deondre Francois was 29 of 40 for 353 yards and two touchdowns