Stoudt is not going to put up Deshaun Watson-type numbers over the next five weeks, but anyone desperate for a starting quarterback, particularly in a Power 5 league, should put a claim in for senior quarterback.
Next three weeks: at Boston College, vs Syracuse, bye
Christian Stewart, QB-BYU
Stewart’s three TD passes Thursday night at Central Florida left us optimistic about his fantasy potential moving forward, especially with the matchups remaining on the Cougars’ schedule.
Next three weeks: Nevada, at Boise State, at Middle Tennessee
Greg Ward, Jr.-QB-Houston
Ward gives the Houston offense a dimension that John O’Korn cannot, dual-threat ability from the quarterback position. Ward was able to rush for 95 yards and a touchdown in addition to his 168 yards and a touchdown passing against a decent Memphis defense
Next three weeks: vs Temple, bye, at South Florida
Reginald Bell, Jr., QB-Eastern Michigan
The only reason Bell makes it onto this list is the upcoming matchup against Massachusetts this week. Adding the freshman quarterback could be a short-term play, but if your team is fighting for its postseason life, Bell’s fantasy potential may be worth the risk.
Next three weeks: vs Massachusetts, at Northern Illinois, vs Central Michigan
Leonard Fournette, RB-LSU
The Tigers have now started riding their freshman back and he seems up to the challenge. Fournette is still unowned in nearly 40% of Fantrax leagues, but after Saturday’s performance in The Swamp, that number should shrink significantly.
Next three weeks: vs Kentucky, vs Ole Miss, bye
Akeem Hunt, RB-Purdue
On Saturday, Hunt ran for 96 yards and three touchdowns against Michigan State, which gives him 273 yards and four touchdowns on the ground in the past two weeks. Hunt has now established himself as the Boilermakers’ best back and a viable fantasy option going into the last half of the season
Next three weeks: at Minnesota, bye, at Nebraska
Elijhaa Penny, RB-Idaho
If you play in a deep FBS league and need more options at your FLEX position, take a look at Idaho’s Elijhaa Penny. The junior running back won’t churn out the yards in the Vandals’ pass-oriented attack, but he has scored a touchdown in all but one game this season, including five in the past two weeks.
Next three weeks: vs New Mexico State, bye, vs Arkansas State
Speedy Noil, WR-Texas A&M
The heralded freshman may be coming into his own after returning from an early-season injury. In Week 6, Noil caught two TD passes against Mississippi State and followed up that performance by catching eleven passes for 105 yards against Ole Miss on Saturday. Noil should definitely be considered as a FLEX option in PPR leagues and is still unowned in nearly two-thirds of leagues hosted on Fantrax.
Next three games: at Alabama, bye, vs UL-Monroe
Ajalen Holley, WR-UL-Monroe
In three Sun Belt Conference games this season, Holley is averaging 120 receiving yards per game and has scored four touchdowns. The Warhawks still have five Sun Belt games remaining on their schedule and a Week 10 game at Texas A&M.
Next three games: bye, vs Texas State, at Texas A&M
A.J. Derby, TE-Arkansas
When healthy, Derby has been a better option at tight end over teammate Hunter Henry and the senior tight end has scored in three of the four games in which he has played.
Next three games: vs Georgia, vs UAV, at Mississippi State
Deon-Tay McManus, TE-Marshall
McManus has suddenly appeared on the fantasy radar after back-to-back productive games (5-55-1 v ODU, 2-68-1 v MTSU) and could be in line for quite a few looks moving forward in the Marshall passing attack.
Next three games: at Florida International, vs Florida Atlantic, bye