The waiver wire is thinning a bit in Week 4 of the college football season. Many unknowns are now known. Many waiver wire sleepers are now likely rostered. But, there are still players peaking through after the first few games that we need to be monitoring. And so, we endure.
Every week here at Campus2Canton.com, we will highlight players who should be considered as pickups in college waivers. Many C2C formats allow only one or two waiver wire pickups per year. So tread carefully. Each week, players will be organized in terms of watch list, candidate, and priority.
Watch list. These are players that should be monitored to track their progress. But they are not necessarily considerations to add at the moment.
Candidates. These are players who are potential waiver wire targets, but are on equal footing as other targets. They should be prioritized per your team needs.
Priority. These are players who should be considered as priority acquisitions or 100% FAAB type players. They could have NFL potential, CFF potential, or both. Either way, they are players that will likely be rostered quickly.
The current fantrax rostership percentage is listed next to each player’s name. That way, you have a sense of how likely you will find this player in the free-agent pool.
So here are the players that you should be considering this week on waivers.
Shamari Brooks RB, Tulsa (10%). Productive senior who should have another season in 2022 due to COVID eligibility rules.
Nate Noel RB, Appalachian State (4%). Noel is the sophomore RB who won Sun Belt player of the week after posting 20 carries for 187 yards against Marshall last week. He has 437 yards on the season and is averaging 6.4 yards per carry. He’s a CFF stash.
Corey Crooms WR, Western Michigan (11%). First of all, Kalamazoo stand up. Second, are you ready for some MACtion? The sophomore wide receiver from Country Club Hills, Illinois has been productive as Kaleb Eleby’s second-leading receiver in terms of receptions, and first in terms of yards and yards per catch average. The MAC is where you go for offense and Crooms looks like a CFF asset for at least two more seasons.
Chance Nolan QB, Oregon State (2%). Nolan has been downright impressive. He has a 9/2 TD/INT ratio. He’s completing 72.3% of his passes and averaging 10.2 yards per attempt. There’s nothing not to like about Nolan, who even has 129 yards rushing on the year. That’s sure to satisfy the spreadsheet simps.
Rashee Rice WR, SMU (42%). This is more of a long term play. Rice has scored in every single week in SMU’s high flying offense with OU reject and Heisman trophy dark horse Tanner Mordecai at the helm. Rice is still behind stand outs Danny Gray and Reggie Roberson. But Roberson will make the jump to the NFL after this season, elevating Rice to the number two role at the very least.
De’Zhaun Stribling WR, Washington State (2%). What if I told you there was a true freshman WR with a weighted dominator rating of 18.6 after four weeks, would you be interested? What if I told you that amongst the 2021 freshman class, that weighted dominator rating was second only to the highly touted Xavier Worthy? Do I have your attention? Finally, what if said player possessed ideal NFL size at 6’2, 202 lbs?
That is De’Zhaun Stribling, who is currently Wazzu’s third-leading receiver and averaging 15.5 yards per reception. Even if you opt for another player on waivers given the limited waiver pickups in C2Cs, Stribling may be a priority pick-up in supplemental drafts this offseason.
None this week.