CFB Waiver Wire: Players to Pick Up Week 7

CFB Waiver Wire: Players to Pick Up Week 7

This article is part of our CFB Waiver Wire series.

AMERICAN ATHLETIC

D'Angelo Brewer, RB, Tulsa: Brewer may be the second back in the Tulsa offense, but when he's gotten the opportunity, he's ran well, averaging 5.7 yards per carry. As the more agile back in the offense, Brewer sees fewer carries than power back Zack Langer, but he's the back who's more likely to break off a big gain. This week, he faces an East Carolina defense that's been susceptible to the run, it surrendered 164 rushing yards and three touchdowns last week.

Chris Hairston, RB, East Carolina:
Despite some lean games earlier in the season, Hairston remains entrenched as the No. 1 back in the Pirates' offense and has shown the ability to contribute in the passing game with 20 receptions this season. This week, he plays a Tulsa team ranked 122nd in rushing defense and allowing 35.8 points per game.

ACC

Rashawn Scott, WR, Miami: Scott, the Hurricanes' leading receiver, has topped 100 receiving yards in three of his team's five games this season, including a six-catch, 108-yard performance last week against Florida State. He has 10 more receptions than any other player on his team this season.

Canaan Severin, WR, Virginia:
Severin is the only Virginia wide receiver with a double-digit reception total this season and has scored twice in his last three games. Severin isn't an ideal long-term option but could make a capable fill-in next week against a Syracuse team ranked 97th in the nation in passing yards allowed.

BIG

AMERICAN ATHLETIC

D'Angelo Brewer, RB, Tulsa: Brewer may be the second back in the Tulsa offense, but when he's gotten the opportunity, he's ran well, averaging 5.7 yards per carry. As the more agile back in the offense, Brewer sees fewer carries than power back Zack Langer, but he's the back who's more likely to break off a big gain. This week, he faces an East Carolina defense that's been susceptible to the run, it surrendered 164 rushing yards and three touchdowns last week.

Chris Hairston, RB, East Carolina:
Despite some lean games earlier in the season, Hairston remains entrenched as the No. 1 back in the Pirates' offense and has shown the ability to contribute in the passing game with 20 receptions this season. This week, he plays a Tulsa team ranked 122nd in rushing defense and allowing 35.8 points per game.

ACC

Rashawn Scott, WR, Miami: Scott, the Hurricanes' leading receiver, has topped 100 receiving yards in three of his team's five games this season, including a six-catch, 108-yard performance last week against Florida State. He has 10 more receptions than any other player on his team this season.

Canaan Severin, WR, Virginia:
Severin is the only Virginia wide receiver with a double-digit reception total this season and has scored twice in his last three games. Severin isn't an ideal long-term option but could make a capable fill-in next week against a Syracuse team ranked 97th in the nation in passing yards allowed.

BIG 12

Joe Hubener, QB, KSU: Hubener hasn't had the most eye-popping passing stats to start the season, throwing for more than 200 yards just once this season, but the junior is coming off a 111-yard, four-touchdown rushing performance against TCU in a near upset. This week's opponent, Oklahoma, is allowing 190.4 rushing yards per game.

Reginald Davis, WR, Texas Tech:
The worry with Davis is number of receptions, as he's had more than three catches just once this season. But in the lone game he surpass three receptions, he found the end zone twice. Texas Tech should have no problem moving the ball this week against Kansas, which means many Red Raiders will get the opportunity to put up gaudy numbers.

BIG TEN

Dare Ogunbowale, RB, Wisconsin: Ogunbowale could see an increased workload if Taiwan Deal (ankle) is held out this week against Purdue. Last week, he ran for 117 yards on 18 carries while handling the primary rushing duties after Deal left the game and Purdue is ranked 110th in the nation in rushing defense.

Shannon Brooks, RB, Minnesota:
Brooks was a revelation last week against Purdue, rushing 17 times for 176 yards while splitting time with fellow freshman Rodney Smith. The two are likely to split carries, but Brooks' power-speed combination will give Nebraska's struggling run defense fits.

C-USA

Tyler Higbee, TE, WKU: Higbee's numbers have fallen the last three weeks, averaging just 53.3 yards per game in that stretch, but he's also scored six touchdowns to date this season, including at least one in each game in that stretch. The 6-foot-6, 250, Higbee gives Hilltopper quarterback Brandon Doughty a big target to look for near the goal line, and playing in such a prolific offense will ensure targets keep coming Higbee's way next week against a North Texas defense allowing 49.2 points per game this season.

Alex Gardner, RB, FIU:
While Gardner hasn't run for more than 60 yards the last three weeks, he's emerged as a considerable threat in the passing game, ranking second on the team in targets and yards, and becoming an intriguing play in PPR formats this week against a Middle Tennessee team ranked 95th in the nation in passing yards allowed.

MAC

Terry Swanson, RB, Toledo: Swanson maintained a significant role in the running game despite the return of Kareem Hunt from a hamstring injury. The two backs likely will continue to share the rushing duties, but a matchup against an Eastern Michigan team that allows 360.3 rushing yards per game means Swanson could have another dominant performance despite the time share.

Riley Neal, QB, Ball State:
Fresh off a 393-yard, four-touchdown performance against Northern Illinois, Neal faces a Georgia State team that's ranked 114th in the nation in passing yards allowed. The game should feature a ton of offense and poor defense, meaning Neal could turn in a second consecutive dominant performance.

MOUNTAIN WEST

James Butler, RB, Nevada: Butler may be second on the team in carries, but he's averaging 1.2 more yards per carry than fellow back Don Jackson. The bigger Jackson will continue to see more goa-line looks, but both backs should be in for big days when Nevada's run-oriented offense takes on a Wyoming defense that has had issues against the run.

Lamar Jordan, QB, New Mexico:
Jordan isn't much of a threat through the air, but he has done damage with his legs at times this season while leading the Lobos in rushing. If you're in a bind and need a quarterback, Jordan is an interesting option against Hawaii's 115th-ranked run defense.

PAC-12

Jake Browning, QB, Washington: Browning's numbers are trending down the last two games as he's failed to throw for more than 152 yards and been held without a touchdown in each game. But Browning, who has a pair of 300-yard games this season, should move the ball much easier this week against an Oregon team that's has serious issues against the pass.

Tim White, WR, ASU:
After a slow start, White has broken onto the scene the last two weeks, scoring three touchdowns. While his next opponent, Utah, is a top-5 team in the nation, it's pass defense is ranked 100th in yards allowed.

SEC

Sony Michel, RB, Georgia:Nick Chubb's injury opens the door for Michel to take on the responsibility as the lead back in the Georgia offense. The sophomore has shown promise when given the opportunity this season, averaging 6.7 yards per carry.

Quincy Adeboyejo, WR, Ole Miss:
Adeboyejo has cooled off after a hot start that saw him catch five touchdowns in the first three games, but he showed the first signs of reemerging with a six-catch performance last week. His next opponent, Memphis, has a high-scoring offense and a defense ranked 121st in the nation in passing yards allowed, which should be a good combination for the Ole Miss passing game.

SUN BELT

Nick Arbuckle, QB Georgia State: Arbuckle is coming off his roughest outing of the season in which he threw for 166 yards and was held without a touchdown pass for the first time. The senior, who before last week had thrown for at least 299 yards in each game, will look to rebound against a Ball State team that's allowed a 155.1 quarterback efficiency rating.

Alfred Ramsby/Wesley Fields, RB, Georgia Southern:
Yes, Ramsby and Fields are both second in the feeding order after starter Matt Breida, but all three logged double-digit touches and two touchdowns in last week's win against UL-Monroe. And this week's opponent, New Mexico State, has allowed the third most yards per game on the ground in the nation.

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