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Waiver Wire Watch: Waiver Wire Watch (11/9)

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Cooper Helfet, TE, Duke

Helfet has done in the past two weeks what many tight ends wish they could do in a year. Heís come out of nowhere to total 14 catches for 191 yards and a touchdown in his last two games, and heís a must-add in all formats until he cools off.

Sean Renfree, QB, Duke

Oh, how Renfree must regret his five-interception performance against Miami. Aside from that game, Renfree has been pretty good, and heís accounted for three touchdowns in each of his last two games. Although heís losing snaps to wildcat quarterback Brandon Connette, Renfree is still useful with the right matchup.

Big 12

James Sims, RB, Kansas

The Jayhawks are bad, but that didnít stop Sims from rushing for four touchdowns against the equally woeful Colorado Buffaloes. Heís only rushed for 100 yards three times and has eight touchdowns on the season.

Josh Cooper, WR, Oklahoma State

Justin Blackmon is the big name as far as Cowboys wideouts go, but Cooper has been pretty good as well. Heís scored in his last two games, and his spot as the teamís No. 2 receiver seems safe.

Big East

Mark Harrison, WR, Rutgers

Harrison wasnít a big part of Rutgersí offense early in the season, but heís now scored a touchdown in four straight games. Clearly, heís a part of their offense now. The big wideout is making plays as defenses focus on Mohamed Sanu.

Dontavia Bogan, WR, South Florida

Bogan has had less than 66 yards in a game just twice this season, and on one of those occasions he scored a touchdown, one of his three on the season.

Big Ten

Roy Roundtree, WR, Michigan

Alas, you may be a week too late on Roundtree at this point. Is he going to catch nine passes for 246 yards and two touchdowns again? No, but heís had other really good games this season and is the top wide receiver in a potent offense.

Nathan Scheelhaase, QB, Illinois

Although he needs a good matchup to be useful for fantasy owners, Scheelhaase has shown in recent weeks that heís capable of going off in the right situation. Playing against Indiana, Purdue and Michigan, Scheelhaase has totaled 10 touchdowns while running for 264 yards.

Conference USA

Lance Lewis, WR, East Carolina

Dwayne Harris was the East Carolina wide receiver to own out of the gate, but suddenly Lewisí numbers are right in line with Harrisí production. In fact, he has more receiving touchdowns (nine) than Harris (eight) at this point, though Harris has more yardage.

Alex Singleton, RB, Tulsa

Singletonís workload is shaky in Tulsaís spread offense, but heís the teamís best running option near the goal line and a C-USA schedule means heíll have favorable matchups from here.


Gee Gee Greene, RB, Navy

He didnít get a chance to pad his numbers in Navyís 76-point onslaught against East Carolina, but he did score in that game and he scored in the three prior games as well. Heís only an option in extremely deep leagues, but the Navy offense is rolling right now.


Jack Tomlinson, WR, Ball State

Tomlinson, a true freshman, didnít have a role in the Ball State offense until recently. However, in the last three weeks alone heís become Ball Stateís leading receiver, totaling 12 catches for 264 yards and five touchdowns in that span.

Chandler Harnish, QB, Northern Illinois

Harnish doesn't put up big yardage totals as a passer, but he's been a major fantasy asset this year due to his running ability and lack of turnovers. He's thrown just four interceptions on the year while running for 559 yards and four touchdowns.


JJ Di Luigi, RB, BYU

Di Luigi is the rare player who leads his team in both rushing and receiving yards. In addition to rushing for 681 yards and six touchdowns, heís caught 37 passes for 362 yards and a score.

Jonathan Warzeka, WR, Air Force

Warzeka only has 15 catches in Air Force's option offense, but he's becoming a legitimate fantasy option due to how often Air Force implements him in that rushing attack. In addition to his 348 yards and three touchdowns as a receiver, he's totaled 242 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. He even has another touchdown as a kickoff returner.


Chris Owusu, WR, Stanford

Owusu has had some issues staying on the field this season, but when heís played heís been good. Last week against a tough Arizona defense, he accumulated nine catches for 165 yards and a touchdown.

Jeff Tuel, QB, Washington State

Tuel has had a rough past two weeks, but the young passer should find more success as he takes on two of the Pac-10ís worst defenses in Oregon State and Washington.


Tyler Bray, QB, Tennessee

The true freshman quarterback was given the starting spot over Matt Simms before Tennesseeís game with Memphis, and he played as well as anyone could have hoped for. He threw for 325 yards and five touchdowns in the game, with almost all of the production coming in the first half. A weak Mississippi defense is up next for Bray.

Rueben Randle, WR, LSU

Randle started slowly, but heís scored twice in the last two weeks while gaining 198 yards. He may have been LSUís MVP against Alabama last week as he caught three passes for 125 yards and a touchdown.

Sun Belt

Aaron Spikes, RB, Lousiana-Lafayette

Spikes doesnít find much room to run in Lafayetteís weak offense, as heís averaging just 3.1 yards per carry on the year. However, defenses havenít been able to stop Spikes the pass-catcher, as he has a touchdown catch in five of the past six games. That span includes games against BCS teams like Oklahoma State and Missisippi. Given that Spikes reportedly had scholarship offers from schools like TCU, Utah and Kansas State, itís not surprising that heís standing out in the Sun Belt.

Lester Jean, WR, Florida Atlantic

Jean started the season off well, trailed off a bit, and has now reemerged with three really good games. Heís scored in all of his last three contests, and gained at least 79 yards in each, as well.


Kenny Turner, RB, New Mexico State

Turner only has two touchdowns on the season, but in recent weeks heís been more active both as a runner and receiver. Thatís allowed him to total 477 yards from scrimmage in the last four weeks.

Robbie Rouse, RB, Fresno State

In his last three games, Rouse has put up numbers to rival any running backís best three-game stretch. Heís scored five touchdowns, and last week he rushed 43 times for 286 yards.