This article is part of our College Football Draft Kit series.
The Mid-American Conference lost plenty of notable names after last season, particularly at quarterback, but there is still plenty of star potential for fantasy owners. Running backs look likely to lead the way for multiple teams as new signal callers get up to speed, but there is also some exciting talent at wide receiver throughout the conference. Given the relatively obscure nature of the conference as a whole, the best players in the MAC have a good chance to be value picks for fantasy owners.
TOP-5 FANTASY STARS
1. Jahwan Edwards, RB, Ball State
Edwards missed two games last season, but he still rushed for 1,110 yards and 14 touchdowns. With the departure of Keith Wenning and three of their top four receivers from last season, the Cardinals are likely to lean on the running game significantly this year. Edwards is a virtual lock for double-digit rushing touchdowns (39 in three seasons), and even with limitations as receiver (28 career catches) he is line for career highs in carries and yards as a senior.
2. Kareem Hunt, RB, Toledo
Hunt emerged as a force late last season, with five 100-plus yard rushing games (789 total rushing yards) and six touchdowns over the final six weeks when David Fluellen banged up. With Fluellen gone to the NFL, Hunt is in line to be Toledo's No. 1 running back, and his role as a receiver should expand some after he had just 12 receptions during his freshman campaign. With a