I never sleep, ’cause sleep is the cousin of death
— Nas, musician
This week in my weekly CFF Sleepers article for Campus2Canton, I have a list of WRs that are under the radar currently but could provide immediate value to your CFF team this week. For those interested, I have a QB/RB/TE version of this article currently available at VolumePigs
Donoven McCulley (Indiana)
The 6’5” third-year player out of Indianapolis has caught fire for the Indiana Hoosiers in the last three weeks, with outputs of 19.6, 17.7, and 36.7 points consecutively now. In that span, he averaged 8.67 targets per contest. That’s pretty good; any reason why it can’t continue this week vs. MSU? Well, nothing is a lock in CFF, but McCulley’s probably worth a shot.
Kenneth Womack (WMU)
Womack’s another target monster. He is averaging 9.6 targets on the season and is coming off a 16-target performance where he scored 25.5 points vs. CMU. They play NIU this week, who Fantrax tells me are a stingy defense vs. the pass, but I don’t know if that’s enough to worry me. What would worry me is if the weather gets nasty, as it tends to do in November MACtion country, so that’s something to monitor. I haven’t seen any indication that that will be the case as of writing this.
Luke Floriea (Kent State)
Another sleeper who was born out of injury. When WR1 Chrishon McCray went down a few weeks ago, Floriea began to blossom. He has now scored 13.7 points or more in three of his last four games (including a 21.3-point performance vs. EMU and an 18.5-pointer vs. BGSU this past weekend). Kent State gets a struggling Ball State team this week, but the game is not part of the MACtion lineup—they play next Saturday afternoon.
Savion Williams (TCU)
Williams has now gone over 20 points in two of his last four (20.3 vs. BYU, 24.1 vs. Texas), and has seen just shy of 10 targets per game over that span. It would appear he is beginning to separate himself from the pack in that WR room, with his season in targets being six prior to Oct. 14 vs. BYU. He is very much of the mold of TCU’s WR1 from 2022—Quentin Johnston, as Williams stands at a gargantuan 6’5” and 225 pounds.
Jordan Moore (Duke)
Not sure if Moore counts as a sleeper, but he is only owned on 19% of rosters, according to Fantrax. Moore has now seen 10+ targets in two of his last three games and seems to be establishing a nice rapport with backup QB Grayson Loftis. He has scored 13 or more points in his last three games and has a nice matchup vs. UVA’s defense this week.
Tyrone Tracy (Purdue)
Tracy may or may not have WR eligibility in your league, so double-check that. His name is notable because he is coming off a game with 15 carries for 122 yards and two scores. Oh, and he also caught a pass for 52 yards, totaling 30.4 points on the day. He does not play WR for Purdue but is rather there RB1A/B, depending on the game. He started the season off with five straight games of a rushing score before leaving Week Six early with an injury against Iowa. He took some time to get back to form, but if last week’s contest was any indication, he could be primed for a big day vs. Northwestern this week.
Will Pauling (Wisconsin)
I hope y’all didn’t forget about my boy Will Pauling. WP is now averaging an orgasmic 12 targets per game in his last six consecutive appearances. What has he done with this volume, you ask? Well, he’s scored 14 or more points in every game during that span, including a 22-pointer vs. Illinois. The upside might not be sky-high, but the system here has him locked into a pretty safe floor. You could certainly do worse this week with a matchup vs. Nebraska’s 103rd-ranked pass defense vs. WRs (according to Fantrax) on tap.
Other: Jaylin Noel (ISU), Pat Bryant (Illinois), Jabre Barber (Troy), Micah Davis (Utah State), and Prince Strachan (BSU).
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