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Week 6 Waiver Wire Watch: Who to pick up as the halfway point approaches.

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Davin Meggett, RB, Maryland

Meggett only played in a change-of-pace role to open the season, but his workload seems to be increasing. Against Duke last week, he was given 18 carries, so maybe heís going to be a bigger part of the offense in future weeks.

Owen Spencer, WR, North Carolina State

Spencer hasnít found the end zone yet, but last week against Virginia Tech he caught six passes for 145 yards. That was his second six-reception game in a row, and we know from past seasons that Spencerís rare big-play ability should see him take it the distance soon enough.

Big 12

Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor

Williams probably isnít going to manage 102-yard, two-touchdown games every week, mostly because the Bears wonít play Kansas every week. However, Robert Griffin is a very good quarterback and Baylor could be a good passing team this season.

Ryan Swope, WR, Texas A&M

Swope doesnít seem to have much big-play ability as the Aggiesí short-route specialist, but heís receiving many targets this year. He has 27 receptions through four weeks, so you have to like his chances of getting something going soon here.

Big East

Adam Froman, QB, Louisville

Froman has had two good games in a row, as he has accounted for six touchdowns (four passing, two rushing) in those contests. Although one of those contests was against a pushover Arkansas State defense, the other was against a fairly tough Oregon State squad.

Ray Graham, RB, Pittsburgh

Dion Lewis was incredible as a true freshman last year, but Graham has outperformed him in 2010. Graham is coming off a 277-yard, three-touchdown game against Florida International, and now has five touchdowns this season.

Big Ten

LeíVeon Bell, RB, Michigan State

The true freshman rushed for 75 yards against Wisconsin last week, and that was the first game where he failed to score a touchdown. He has seven touchdowns in five games, and since he plays Michigan next week, itís a good time to get him.

Roy Roundtree, WR, Michigan

Roundtree has had two games where heís done nothing this season, and three games where heís been really good. As such, heís a risky play, but he has big-play potential in a high-powered offense.

Conference USA

Austin Davis, QB, Southern Miss

Davis has only thrown for three touchdowns this season, but he has run for four, including three scores on the ground last week against Marshall. Expect Davis to move the ball through the air a bit better when DeAndre Brown is back at full strength.

Cole Beasley, WR, SMU

Aldrick Robinson is the teamís top playmaker at receiver, but Beasley is emerging alongside Darius Johnson as SMUís best possession wideout. Beasley had eight catches for 158 yards against Rice, giving him 23 catches on the year.


Trent Steelman, QB, Army

After a slow start to the season, Steelman has really picked it up recently. Last week against Temple he threw for a touchdown while running for 65 yards and four more touchdowns.


Eric Williams, RB, Ball State

Williams has had a couple of poor games, but he went nuts in Week 5. In addition to running for 77 yards and a score he caught three passes for 83 yards and two touchdowns. You canít rely on receiving days like that, but in the MAC he should still have some good games.

Dwayne Priest, RB, Eastern Michigan

The Eagles are terrible, but that hasnít stopped Priest from having a good season. He has scored in four of his five games, including against Ohio State, which is much tougher competition than what heíll face in conference.


Phillip Payne, WR, UNLV

While Payne didnít find the end zone against Nevada, he caught eight passes for 170 yards. Heís also had two games with over 70 yards and a score, so clearly there is some value here.

Alvester Alexander, RB, Wyoming

Alexander has had two bad games this yaer, but they came against Texas and Boise State. Heís scored three touchdowns in the last two weeks, and heís worth a play if he has a reasonable matchup.


Steven Threet, QB, Arizona State

Yes, Threet has thrown seven interceptions to four touchdowns the last two weeks. However, heís also seventh in passing yards, and if he cuts down on the turnovers he could be a good quarterback.

Marvin Jones, WR, Cal

Jones is coming off his worst game of the season, but he was on fire to start 2010 and has the talent to get back on track. All he needs is for his quarterback, Kevin Riley, to start playing a bit better


Chad Bumphis, WR, Mississippi State

While they were playing Alcorn State, Bumphis still had a huge game last week. He caught nine passes for 133 yards and two touchdowns while also rushing four times for 38 yards. Donít expect that again, but heís still very talented.

Chris Matthews, WR, Kentucky

Matthews has scored a touchdown in four straight games, including two against a mean Florida defense. His reception numbers have increased as well, so hopefully heís becoming a bigger part of the offense.

Sun Belt

Jeff Van Camp, QB, Florida Atlantic

Van Campís numbers have gone downhill since the season opener, but thatís largely the result of playing against BCS defenses like Michigan State and South Florida. When Van Camp takes on Sun Belt defenses, he should improve.

Chris Masson, QB, Louisiana-Lafayette

Masson opened the season with a tough game against Georgia, but since then heís thrown four touchdowns and zero interceptions, while rushing for a touchdown as well. Oklahoma State might not be too friendly to Masson, but theyíll put up points and force UL-Lafayette to dial up lots of passing plays.


Daniel Hardy, WR, Idaho

Hardy only has 19 receptions, but theyíve gone for 321 yards. He had one bad game against Colorado State, but aside from that heís had at least 75 yards in each game. One would think some touchdowns are in his future.

Derrvin Speight, RB, Utah State

Speight is coming off a great game against BYU, and heís pulling away as Utah Stateís favorite runner. Heís yet to have a bad game this season and his offense should get him within scoring range a good amount this year.