CFB Waiver Wire: Players to Pick Up Week 13

CFB Waiver Wire: Players to Pick Up Week 13

This article is part of our CFB Waiver Wire series.

AMERICAN ATHLETIC

Quinton Flowers, QB, USF: Flowers was mentioned last week, and he turned in a four-touchdown performance despite completing just nine passes in a little more than one half before being pulled from the game due to his team's large lead. In the final week of the regular season, Flowers will face a UCF defense that has been shredded by opponent passing games, allowing quarterbacks to post 166.61 passer efficiency rating this season. And don't forget Flowers is also capable of boosting his total by making plays with his legs, as he has eight rushing touchdowns this season.

Doroland Dorceus, RB, Memphis:
It's always hard to recommend a player on Memphis, despite the the Tigers ranking 11th in total offense, because of the team's ability to spread the ball around in both the passing and the rushing games. But this week Dorceus, who averaged 17.4 carries per game in his last five games, faces an SMU defense allowing 267.2 yards per game on the ground this year. He's the safest bet in what should be a good matchup for the Tigers offense.

ACC

Brandon Radcliff, RB, Louisville: Radcliff had a tough outing against Pittsburgh, rushing for negative yardage on seven attempts, but before that game he had his two best outings of the season by topping 100 yards against Syracuse and Virginia. His final opponent of the regular season, in-state rival Kentucky, ranks 89th in rush yards allowed this season.

Cam Phillips, WR, Virginia Tech:

AMERICAN ATHLETIC

Quinton Flowers, QB, USF: Flowers was mentioned last week, and he turned in a four-touchdown performance despite completing just nine passes in a little more than one half before being pulled from the game due to his team's large lead. In the final week of the regular season, Flowers will face a UCF defense that has been shredded by opponent passing games, allowing quarterbacks to post 166.61 passer efficiency rating this season. And don't forget Flowers is also capable of boosting his total by making plays with his legs, as he has eight rushing touchdowns this season.

Doroland Dorceus, RB, Memphis:
It's always hard to recommend a player on Memphis, despite the the Tigers ranking 11th in total offense, because of the team's ability to spread the ball around in both the passing and the rushing games. But this week Dorceus, who averaged 17.4 carries per game in his last five games, faces an SMU defense allowing 267.2 yards per game on the ground this year. He's the safest bet in what should be a good matchup for the Tigers offense.

ACC

Brandon Radcliff, RB, Louisville: Radcliff had a tough outing against Pittsburgh, rushing for negative yardage on seven attempts, but before that game he had his two best outings of the season by topping 100 yards against Syracuse and Virginia. His final opponent of the regular season, in-state rival Kentucky, ranks 89th in rush yards allowed this season.

Cam Phillips, WR, Virginia Tech:
Phillips is the clear second receiver on the Hokies to Isaiah Ford, and while that has generally led to mediocre results at best, he did have his two best games, by both yardage and receptions, in the two games before Virginia Tech's overtime loss to UNC. While I don't expect him to match Ford's production, I do think Phillips could see a busy day as Virginia Tech tries to become bowl eligible with a win against the nation's 100th-ranked passing defense in Virginia.

BIG 12

Joe Hubener, QB, Kansas State: Hubener is riding a wave of momentum into the Sunflower Showdown against in-state rival Kansas after leading his team to a come from behind win against Iowa State last week. He's been mediocre at best in the passing game but has made up for it with his legs, totaling 11 touchdowns on the ground this season. He won't get a much better matchup than he'll see this week, as his opponent is ranked 125th in the nation in both passing and rushing yards allowed.

Chris Johnson, QB, Baylor:
The injury bug has officially hit the Bears' quarterback position after Jarrett Stidham went down with an ankle injury against Oklahoma State. Johnson stepped in and threw for two touchdowns while adding another on the ground to help Baylor upset the Cowboys. As long as Art Briles is coaching Baylor, the Bears' quarterback will be a valuable commodity. If Stidham is out, Johnson tasked with keeping Baylor's slim playoff hopes alive against a TCU defense that allows more than 400 total yards per game this season.

BIG TEN

Nate Sudfeld, QB, Indiana: Sudfeld is hot off his four-touchdown performance against Maryland when he topped 300 yards passing for the fifth time this season. Sudfeld finishes the regular season against Purdue in a game where a win will make the Hoosiers bowl eligible.

Simmie Cobbs, WR, Indiana:
Cobbs, a 6-foot-4 sophomore, has recorded at least 86 receiving yards in four of his last five games and is coming off his best game of his career, a nine-catch, 192-yard day against Maryland. While his numbers likely will drop a bit, he should still play a big role in the Hoosiers' passing game in the final week of the regular season.

CONFERENCE USA

Jonathan Duhart, WR, Old Dominion: Duhart has been on a tear lately, scoring seven touchdowns in his last four games, moving him into the lead in receiving touchdowns for the Monarchs.

Casey Martin, WR, Southern Miss:
Martin's been a decent option in PPR leagues all season, leading the Golden Eagles with 19 more receptions than any player. He's topped 100 yards in his last two games and faces a Louisiana Tech defense ranked 98th in passing yards allowed.

MAC:

Gehrig Dieter, WR, Bowling Green: Dieter's hauled in 31 passes for 322 yards and five touchdowns in his last three games. The Falcons' offense could be in for a big day this week against a Ball State defense ranked 121st in the nation in passing yards allowed.

Riley Neal, QB, Ball State:
Neal has compiled an impressive 5:1 TD:INT ratio in his freshman season. He'll conclude his first cycle of college ball against a Bowling Green offense that puts up a lot of points and a defense that's allowed opponents to move the ball. A high-scoring affair will only help Neal finish the season on a positive note.

MOUNTAIN WEST

Karson Roberts, QB, Air Force: Roberts has now thrown for 270 yards in back-to-back games, adding to his already solid rushing totals that include nine scores on the ground. This week, he gets a New Mexico defense ranked 97th in the nation in total yards allowed.

Paul Harris, RB, Hawaii:
After rushing for 190, 126 and 179 yards in his last three games, Harris sits just 34 yards away from a 1,000-yard season. Much of the recent run has come from an increased workload, as he's reached the 100-yard mark in every game where he's had at least 20 rushing attempts. Harris will face a UL-Monroe team allowing 215.9 yards per game on the ground this week.

PAC-12

Devin Lucien, WR, Arizona State: Lucien recorded just his second 100-yard game of the year in a breakout performance against Arizona in which he recorded 190 receiving yards. It'll be tough to match that number again, but that doesn't mean he can't have a solid day next week against a California pass defense that's ranked 85th in the nation. With 29 receptions in his last five games, He's a good bet to be active in his team's final regular-season game.

Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA:
Rosen has slowed a bit down the stretch, with just four touchdown passes in his last four games, but he is still putting up impressive yardage totals, surpassing 3,000 yards for the season in his last game. He finishes the regular season against USC's 105th-ranked passing defense.

SEC

Fred Ross, WR, Mississippi State: Ross has caught 29 passes in his last three games, topping 100 yards in each of those games. He'll finish the regular season against a Mississippi defense ranked 99th in the nation against the pass.

SUN BELT

Tres Houston, WR, Arkansas State: Houston isn't a volume receiver with just 23 receptions this season, but he has turned 39 percent of them into touchdowns. He's coming off his best game of the season, a three-touchdown day against Louisiana-Monroe and takes on a New Mexico State defense allowing 44.6 points per game this season.

Callen Hightower, WR, Idaho:
Hightower picked up his play down the stretch, recording at least eight catches in three of his last four games. The junior finishes the season against a Texas State team ranked 107th in passing yards allowed.

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