Nevada's Wimberly Grabs Two TDs in Win Over New Mexico
News:Brandon Wimberly hauled in a team-high six catches for 34 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 31-24 win over New Mexico.
Analysis:Brandon Wimberly was quarterback Cody Fajardo's favorite passing target in the red-zone, but it may be too late. Nevada has a bye this upcoming week and then face a tough Boise State defense to close out the season.
News:Brandon Wimberly hauled in a season-high 10 catches for 132 yards and two touchdowns in a 39-38 loss to San Diego State on Saturday.
Analysis: The catches have been there all season for Brandon Wimberly, but the two touchdowns were the first of the season. For that reason, you shouldn't buy the senior receiver just yet.
News:Brandon Wimberly grabbed six balls for a season-high 135 yards in Nevada's 34-21 win over Texas State on Saturday.
Analysis:Brandon Wimberly continues to get catches and yardage, but has yet to score a touchdown on the season. For that reason, Wimberly should only be looked at in MWC-only leagues.
News:Brandon Wimberly recorded eight catches for 82 yards in a win over Northwestern State on Saturday.
Analysis:Brandon Wimberly is producing catches, but teammates Cody Fajardo and Stefphon Jefferson are hogging all of the touchdowns. Due to that reason, he's not worth owning.
Wolfpack Football Glad to Have Brandon Wimberly Back
News: After Nevada wide receiver Brandon Wimberly missed all of last season due to a gunshot wound to his stomach, the Wolfpack are glad to have him back, Yahoo! Sports reports.
Analysis: Quarterback Cody Fajardo will need someone to throw the ball to and there is no better option than Brandon Wimberly. The Wolfpack will take to the air more than previous years which makes Wimberly a solid value in deeper leagues.
News: Nevada coach Chris Ault confirmed that receiver Brandon Wimberly is out for the year after being shot in the stomach. "He's definitely not playing football this year," Ault said of Wimberly. "I expect him on the sidelines and I expect him to give our football team a reality check about how lucky they are in this day and age to be playing football, to have the opportunity to go to a great university and get an education and how almost unlucky he was."
Analysis: The good news is Wimberly finished up summer school and appears to be ready to lead a normal life. Without Wimberly, the Wolfpack passing game will have to lean on Rishard Matthews this fall.
News: Wimberly's football career is likely over due to the gunshot he suffered to his abdomen Saturday morning, the Reno Gazette-Journal reports.
Analysis: It's terribly disappointing news for Wimberly, who had 733 yards and six touchdowns as a freshman two years ago. Nevada's offense shouldn't be too damaged with this news, however, as the school figures to remain run-heavy, and star wideout Rishard Matthews is still around.
News: As the story develops surrounding the shooting of Nevada wide receiver Brandon Wimberly, the Reno Gazette-Journal reports that the talented athlete should recover and be able to live a normal life, but it is unlikely he will be able to play football again. Wimberly suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen early Saturday morning.
Analysis: Wimberly was expected to have a big impact on the field for the Wolfpack, but what is most important is that the young man returns to health as soon as possible.
News: Wimberly was shot in the abdomen early Saturday morning, ESPN reports.
Analysis: Wimberly was involved with a fight between some Nevada players and another group of people, a group that apparently had gotten into a car before Wimberly pursued them. A shot was fired as Wimberly approached the vehicle. The injuries are not life-threatening, but specifics beyond that aren't available at the moment. It's not clear if this will affect his availability for the 2011 season.
News: Starting Nevada WR Brandon Wimberly was shot in the stomach early Saturday morning after a fight in downtown Reno. Police told the Reno Gazette-Journal that a group of Nevada football players got into a fight with a second group of people.
Analysis: The injuries were not considered life-threatening, but the term "life changing" were used by the detective on the case. The WAC freshman of the year in 2009, Wimberly had 41 catches in 2010. The investigation is continuing.
News: Wimberly (knee) returned to practice Tuesday, the Reno Gazette-Journal reports.
Analysis: Wimberly should be Nevada's top pass-catcher once again this year. He caught 53 passes for 733 yards and six touchdowns as a freshman last year, but his ceiling is limited due to how often Nevada runs the ball.
News: Wimberly will miss at least a week of practice after having arthroscopic knee surgery, the Reno Gazette-Journal reports.
Analysis: He's expected to be ready for Nevada's first game Sept. 2 against Eastern Washington, but watch to make sure he returns to practice.
Wimberly A Rare Bright Spot for Nevada in Loss to SMU
News: Wimberly caught seven passes for 80 yards and a touchdown Thursday night as the Nevada Wolfpack fell to SMU 45-10 in the 2009 Hawaii Bowl.
Analysis: Wimberly was one of the few bright spots for Nevada in the post-season loss to the Mustangs, and finishes his freshman season with 53 receptions, 733 yards and six touchdowns.
Nevada's Wimberly Proves Productive for Fourth-Straight Week
News: Wimberly proved productive for a fourth consecutive week Friday against Louisiana Tech, grabbing five catches for 73 yards and a touchdown.
Analysis: Wimberly is definitely a freshman to watch out of the WAC, having netted 23 receptions for 324 yards and three touchdowns over the span of Nevada's last four contests.
News: Wimberly had five catches Saturday against UNLV.
Analysis: They went for 71 yards, but he had no end zone trips. Nevada is rushing the ball extremely well and the receiving corps won't see a ton of red zone targets.
News: Wimberly led Nevada with six catches for 76 yards and a score Friday against Missouri.
Analysis: Wimberly was the only Nevada receiver to put up fantasy-worthy numbers on Friday night. He has 15 catches, 216 yards and two touchdowns this season.
News: Wimberly caught seven passes for 104 yards and a touchdown Saturday against Colorado State.
Analysis: Nevada threw Saturday more than normal due to a large early deficit, and Wimberly took advantage of the increase in targets. The Wolf Pack may need to utilize the passing game this Thursday again when they host a strong Missouri team. Nevada's strength is its rushing attack, but if the situation dictates, they won't hesistate to air it out.