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Kevin Payne, RB, Virginia

Payne has been outstanding in his past three games. Although he only rushed for 100 yards in one of those games, he has scored five touchdowns in those contests, giving him 10 on the season.

Owen Spencer, WR, North Carolina State

Spencer has only found the end zone once this season, but he has 34 receptions and 524 yards, and he’s had at least 69 yards in his last four games. As long as Russell Wilson is throwing the ball, Spencer is a threat to go off.

Big 12

Jerrell Jackson, WR, Missouri

Last week against Oklahoma, Jackson caught nine passes for 139 yards and a touchdown. In his other games, he’s been a solid contributor, so even if you don’t get another huge game from him he shouldn’t hurt your team.

Cyrus Gray, RB, Texas A&M

Gray has been far from a consistent performer this season, though he does have four touchdowns, but last week he rushed for 117 yards and a score on 13 carries against Kansas. With starter Christine Michael failing to impress, Gray could get more work.

Big East

Van Chew, WR, Syracuse

Chew’s yardage totals have taken a dive since the first three weeks of the season, but in each of the last two weeks he’s scored a touchdown, giving him four on the season.

Adam Froman, QB, Louisville

In Froman’s last three games, he’s thrown six touchdowns and no interceptions. On the season he’s accounted for 13 scores (two rushing) with only four picks, and Louisville’s less than great defense will ensure that Froman throws it a fair amount most weeks.

Big Ten

Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, WR, Iowa

Perhaps quietly, Johnson-Koulianos has put together a very good season. He’s scored eight touchdowns in his past five games, including three against the Michigan, and he’s scored in all five of those contests.

Derek Moye, WR, Penn State

The Nittany Lions have really struggled this year, but Moye has been able to rise above it. He had 81 yards and two scores against Minnesota last week, and while Penn State won’t play the Golden Gophers again, he’s definitely worth a shot against Michigan.

Conference USA

Ronnie Weaver, RB, UCF

Weaver started the season off poorly, but he’s scored eight touchdowns in his last five games, including three against Rice last week. In the one game he didn’t score in his last five, he rushed for 150 yards. He’s one of the hotter running backs in the country right now.

Pat Shed, RB, UAB

Shed hasn’t found the end zone this season, which at this point is obviously a concern. However, he has 386 yards rushing on 65 carries and 161 yards receiving on 20 passes, so he’s been effective when he’s gotten the ball.


Alexander Teich, RB, Navy

Teich wasn’t a big part of Navy’s offense early on, but an injury to Vince Murray has pushed him into a larger role. Two weeks ago against SMU he rushed for 95 yards and two scores, and he tore up the Fighting Irish for 210 yards and caught a touchdown as well.


Juan Nunez, WR, Western Michigan

Jordan White has been the more valuable Bronco wide receiver this season, but Nunez is making a run for that title. Last week, he caught six passes for 192 yards and three scores against Akron, and the week before that he had 11 catches for 103 yards against Notre Dame. He’s a must-own in all formats.

Jacquise Terry, RB, Kent State

Since MAC play began, Terry’s play has really picked up. In his four conference games, he has six touchdowns, and has had at least 79 total yards in all of his games.


Bryan Kariya, RB, BYU

Kariya has gotten a lot more touches the past three weeks, and he’s done well with them. He’s scored three touchdowns and had at least 88 total yards in those matchups.

Josh Boyce, WR, TCU

Boyce leads the Horned Frogs in receiving yards this season with 331, and he has three touchdowns to boot. Granted, a lot of his value came in one game against BYU, but he’s done enough to be worth consideration in MWC-only leagues.


Keenan Allen, WR, California

Allen has had two bad games where he only had one catch, but he’s had five games where he’s scored a touchdown. As such, it would appear the odds are in your favor with the true freshman.

Jared Karstetter, WR, Washington State

At the very least, Karstetter has risen to the occasion in big games. Against USC and Stanford he scored two touchdowns in each game, and against Oregon he had 10 catches for 106 yards. If he can play well against legit competition, clearly he has some value.


Aaron Murray, QB, Georgia

Despite being a redshirt freshman and playing without A.J. Green for four games, Murray has had a very good season. Since Green returned, Murray’s thrown for seven touchdowns and one interception. He has 16 total touchdowns to four interceptions on the year.

Knile Davis, RB, Arkansas

The Razorbacks are known more for Ryan Mallett and the passing game, but Davis has been a big part of the offense the past three weeks. This culminated in a 176 yard, three-touchdown performance last week against Ole Miss, which certainly won’t dissuade Arkansas from giving him the ball.

Sun Belt

Dwayne Frampton, WR, Arkansas State

Frampton played well early, struggled in the middle of the season, but has come alive the past few weeks with two touchdowns in his last three games, including a 12-catch, 93-yard, one-touchdown performance against Indiana.

Kawaun Jakes, QB, Western Kentucky

You wouldn’t think the quarterback of one of the worst teams in the FBS would make a good fantasy option, but Jakes is looking like a decent option in deep leagues, particularly Sun Belt-only ones. He’s thrown eight touchdowns to four interceptions on the season, but he’s also thrown in three more scores rushing, including two last week against Louisiana-Lafayette.


Alex Green, RB, Hawaii

Green has clearly shown that he can generate plenty of fantasy value without a ton of carries. Last week, he rushed for 172 yards and a whopping four touchdowns on 14 carries after rushing for 96 yards and three scores on 13 carries two weeks before that. Talk about bang for your buck.

Daniel Hardy, WR, Idaho

Hardy only has one touchdown this season, but he has 513 yards and six games with at least 75 yards receiving. Playing in the WAC in Idaho’s offense, it wouldn’t be surprising if he finally started visiting the end zone more often.