News:Waymon James will be sidelined for the remainder of the season due to an injury to his knee suffered this past weekend against Kansas, ESPN's Joe Schad reports.
Analysis: No other information on the seriousness of the knee injury at this point, but it in any case deprives TCU of its best playmaker on offense. Matthew Tucker should be owned in most formats in light of Waymon James' absence.
News:Waymon James (undisclosed) will miss the remainder of the season, according to ESPN's Joe Schad.
Analysis: It's obviously a huge blow to the Horned Frogs. Matthew Tucker figures to take over the starting duties, while B.J. Catalon will also see a nice boost in value.
News:Waymon James (undisclosed) will likely be a game-time decision for Saturday's game against Virginia, Fort Worth Star-Telegram writer Stefan Stevenson reports.
Analysis: If Waymon James is out Saturday it would theoretically be a big boost to Matthew Tucker's fantasy value, though B.J. Catalon could also see a lot of carries.
News:Waymon James carried 12 times for 99 yards and caught two passes for eight yards in TCU's 20-6 win at Kansas on Saturday.
Analysis:Waymon James missed breaking the century mark by one yard, but he continues to rack up the yards per carry. Expect his workload to increase a bit as the bulk of the TCU schedule begins.
News:Waymon James carried five times for 69 yards and a touchdown in TCU's win over Grambling State on Saturday. He also caught a 30-yard pass.
Analysis:Waymon James and the rest of the TCU starting offense did not get a lot of action because of how quickly the game got out of hand. Expect James to get more than six touches next week.
News:Waymon James (undisclosed) did not practice on Wednesday due to a minor "tweak", the Star-Telegram reports.
Analysis: Head coach Gary Patterson did not specify what the injury was, but said Waymon James will return soon. Keep an eye on the situation, but it sounds like James should be ready to go for TCU's opener against Grambling State on September 8. With Ed Wesley's departure in the Spring, James is in line to have a very big 2012. TCU is currently short on backfield talent, so James is most likely going to get more than enough opportunities.
News:Waymon James led TCU in rushing today, gaining 108 yards on 15 carries. He wasn't alone as Ed Wesley had 63 yards on nine carries (1 touchdown) and Matthew Tucker added 94 yards and another score.
Analysis: The Horned Frogs demonstrated all aspects of their potent running game. With all three of their backs healthy at last, they just ran it down Colorado State's throat in this one.
News: In a stunning development, TCU essentially abandoned its running game against Boise State Saturday. Ed Wesley came through the game healthy, but had only 24 yards on nine carries. Fellow back Waymon James had six carries for 26 yards and Matthew Tucker had but two carries.
Analysis: The Horned Frogs certainly turned the tables on the Broncos in this one, letting quarterback Casey Pachall throw the ball a lot. The confusion now is who will get the majority of carries once TCU reverts to its normal form? James seems to have pushed himself into a bigger role.
News: TCU running back Waymon James was named the Mountain West Conference's offense player of the week after rattling off a career-high 181 yards on just 12 carries in the win over Wyoming.
Analysis: With starter Ed Wesley in and out of the lineup with a shoulder issue, James has emerged as the team's leading rusher with 652 yards and an 8.5 ypc average.
News:Ed Wesley led a horde of TCU running backs to successful days in the win over New Mexico. Wesley led the way with 72 yards and a score, but got help from Waymon James (7-52-1) and Matthew Tucker (5-48). Even backup quarterback Matt Brown ran for two scores.
Analysis: Hard to pick anyone out in this one, other than to say the Horned Frogs rushed for seven scores. Heck, even receiver Antoine Hicks ran one in. A truly dominating rushing performance by TCU, led by Ed Wesley.
News: Running back Ed Wesley returned for TCU and put down some solid numbers -- 11 rushes for 93 yards. Wesley and his runningmates Waymon James and Matthew Tucker didn't have a lot to do after the Horned Frogs got down so early.
Analysis: A good return for Wesley, though a score would have been a nice addition. Let's hope he's come through this one healthy and that he's a go for the rest of the season. Wesley also had three catches for 67 yards.
News: TCU running back Ed Wesley will play this weekend against SMU. Wesley has been out since early in the season-opener after re-aggravating a shoulder issue he'd been dealing with in fall camp.
Analysis: While Wesley may be back, it will be interesting to see how much work he gets, particularly with the play of Waymon James and Matthew Tucker in his absence. Expect all three to get quality touches this weekend.
News: TCU running back Waymon James filled in for the injured Ed Wesley nicely Saturday, running all over Portland State for 136 yards and a score on 10 carries. He also had an 82-yard kickoff return for a score in this one.
Analysis: It's been said before, but it's worth repeating -- TCU has a bevy of quality backs. James demonstrated that even with Wesley out, the running game doesn't miss a beat.
News: TCU running back Ed Wesley has been taken off the depth chart for this weekend's outing, which indicates he's unlikely to play. Wesley was working through a shoulder issue late in fall camp, then reinjured the shoulder early in the season-opener. He didn't play last weekend.
Analysis: With Wesley likely sidelined again, look for Waymon James and Matthew Tucker to get most of the carries for the Horned Frogs.
News: TCU running back Matthew Tucker filled in nicely for injured starter Ed Wesley (shoulder), rushing for 95 yards on 16 carries and scoring two touchdowns in the win over Air Force.
Analysis: Wesley could be out a few weeks, but with Tucker and fellow running back Waymon James (55 yards, 1 touchdown) ready to go, the running game is in good shape.
News: TCU running back Ed Wesley is doubtful for this weekend's tilt with Air Force. Wesley was battling a shoulder issue heading into the season-opener against Baylor, and then appeared to reinjure the shoulder on a sideline tackle.
Analysis: Horned Frogs coach Gary Patterson said that Mathew Tucker and Waymon James will have to carry the load over the next few weeks.
News:Waymon James was TCU's leading rusher in Friday's loss to Baylor, accumulating 64 yards on six carries.
Analysis: With leading rusher Ed Wesley seemingly suffering some sort of shoulder injury in the first half, James and the other backs got to share carries. He was the most dangerous of the group.
News: TCU running backs Aundre Dean and freshman Ethan Grant suffered minor injuries during Saturday's practice, but are expected to return quickly.
Analysis: Coach Gary Patterson believes in quality depth at the running back slot and pointed to Saturday as evidence of why. Dean and Grant are expected to push for playing time as Ed Wesley, Matthew Tucker and Waymon James lead the way.
News: TCU running back Matthew Tucker had the best spring he's ever had for the Horned Frogs -- this according to coach Gary Patterson, who noted that Tucker has bulked up to 220 pounds and still runs a 4.42 40. He said that Waymon James and Ethan Grant also had tremendous offseasons while top dog Ed Wesley sat out while getting healthy.
Analysis: The Horned Frogs have a ton of quality running backs with Wesley and Tucker at the top of the pecking order. Patterson said the key is whether a young offensive line can come together and make the running game click.
TCU's James Steps Up For TCU Against San Diego State
News: James carried 23 times for 103 yards and one touchdown as TCU survived against San Diego State Saturday.
Analysis: James has had his moments this season, so Saturday's effort wasn't a huge surprise. He should be a decent fantasy option down the stretch.
News: James carried 11 times for 39 yards and scored a touchdown after a fumble recovery as TCU cruised Saturday.
Analysis: James has seen more action as the season has progressed. Look for him to make an impact with the Horned Frogs likely to keep blowing out opponents down the stretch.
News: James rushed six times for 55 yards as TCU defeated Colorado State 27-0 Saturday in Fort Collins.
Analysis: James brings big-play ability to the Horned Frogs' offense, but he won't get enough carries to have a fantasy impact this season. Even though he has already scored three touchdowns this season in limited action, he isn't likely to have value unless Ed Wesley or Matthew Tucker go down with an injury.
News: TCU's James rushed nine times for 41 yards and scored two touchdowns to help the Horned Frogs get by SMU Friday night.
Analysis: There won't be much room for James to get a consistent workload this season, so his production should remain limited for the most part.