Top Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 7

Top Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 7

Pickups Of The Week

The waiver wire is starting to run thin, but there are a few bright spots popping up.  Instead of mentioned the same guys the other sites mention like Brian Hoyer I wanted to mention a few others that not only will help you, but may actually still be available.

Running Backs

Knile Davis, RB, Green Bay Packers

Yes, Green Bay Packers.  In case you didn’t hear, Davis has been traded from Kansas City to Green Bay.  Green Bay also announced later that Lacy would be out a few weeks.  He makes a great streaming option and even a better DFS play for this week.

Zach Zenner,  RB, Detroit Lions

With the number of starting running backs available out there dwindling,  everybody jumped on Justin Forsett last week.  Then Sunday’s game happened and Zach Zenner emerged.   With  Theo Riddick still hurt and Justin Forsett limited to a few snaps, Zenner ended up with 77 percent of the snap. Even if Riddick returns,  Zenner can still have a role getting the early down touches.   This week he gets a nice matchup against Washington who  has allowed 5.2 yards per carry to running backs this season,  Zenner can be a nice play if he keeps getting those touches so keep an eye on Riddick’s status.

Jay Ajayi, RB, Miami Dolphins

Ajayi  had a coming out party against the Steelers in week 6.  Now, if you’re lucky enough to find him on the waiver wire this week,   he should have claimed the starting role in the Dolphins’ backfield after rushing for 204 yards on 25 carries and a pair of scores.

Wide Receiver

Cole Beasley, WR, Dallas Cowboys 

He has been a solid play good for 7-10 points a week, and last week was no acceptation.  Beasley scored two more touchdowns in Week 6.  The Cowboys are on a bye in Week 7 and, but Beasley makes a nice play if you want to stash him on your bench for another week.

Other Notables:

Cameron Meredith, Michael Thomas, Jamison Crowder and Pierre Garcon

Tight End

Hunter Henry, TE, San Diego Chargers

Henry put up another great game last week moving the chains for Philip Rivers.  Whats more important is that he did that while playing with a fully healthy Antonio Gates.

He also  played more snaps than Gates and Rivers found him in the end zone for the third straight game. All very good signs for Henry’s fantasy football promise.

 

C.J. Fiedorowicz, Houston Texans

This is a total flyer if you need a tight end, but Fiedorowicz has had at least four catches and 48 receiving yards in each of the last three weeks along with 2 touchdowns for the Texans.

On Sunday, the Texans play the Denver Broncos, who are great against the pass, except when it come to the TE position.  They have allowed 60 yards or more to opposing tight ends in four of their six games, including the aforementioned Hunter Henry

Cameron Brate, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

I talked about Brate two weeks ago, now with news of Vincent Jackson going on the IR,  Jameis Winston’s will really need to rely on his second target.  This week they get the 49ers who have allowed the seventh-most yards per catch and nearly 60 receiving yards per game to tight ends this season.  Last week the Bills lit them up, this week it is Tampa’s turn.  Stream Brate if you need a TE this week with some upside.

Good Luck with your Waiver requests!

 

Week 5’s Best Fantasy Football Waiver Wire & Free Agent Finds

Week 5’s Best Fantasy Football Waiver Wire & Free Agent Finds

Pickups Of The Week

Going into week 5 , we have another round of potential injuries from Cam Newton, Carson Palmer, to Eric Decker, Gronk and Edelman.  This week, with more teams on a bye, many fantasy owners will be scanning the waiver wires or trying to grab free agents.  Let’s take a look at some streaming fantasy options this week with matchups we can exploit.

Quarterback

Brian Hoyer, QB, Chicago Bears

If you in need of a quarterback this week, this is a guy I recommended last week along with Dak Prescott.  Hoyer has spread the ball around nicely and put up back-to-back 300 yards passing games and thrown two touchdowns in both games. This week he gets the Colts who give up an average of 277 passing yards per game. Hoyer will put up another good game.  Don’t forget him in daily fantasy this week as well.

Carson Wentz, QB, Philadelphia Eagles

Im a bit surprised, but after 3 good games everyone is jumping on the Wentz train.  Coming off a bye week, Wentz and the Eagles get a nice match up in Week 5 against Detroit. Wentz’s fantasy number are getting better each week and is nice add against a weak Detroit defense.


Running Back

Wendell Smallwood, Philadelphia Eagles

Even if Ryan Mathews  returns to the lineup on Sunday, after Smallwood’s performance in Week 3 he should still get some touches this week against the Detroit Lions. While Mathews is the more productive fantasy running back, he still seemed touchdown dependent.  Smallwood, however,  looked more dynamic  gaining 79 yards on 17 carries in week 3 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

 

Wide Receiver

Dontrelle Inman, WR, San Diego Chargers 

Inman’s snap count finally started playing dividends. After leading the Chargers in snaps played in the first three games, he finally put up some production grabbing seven for 120 yards and a touchdown. With the absence of Allen and Danny Woodhead, San Diego has a lot of targets to that someone needs to get. Definitely add Inman this week in you need to stream a WR.

 

Sammie Coates, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers 

As I mentioned in the preseason,  Coates will be the Steelers deep threat.   Now he has 5 receptions over 40 yards so far season.  With Bell and Brown around, Coates has a low ceiling, but if you need high upside, the sky’s the limit!

 

Cole Beasley, WR, Dallas Cowboys 

I like fantasy players that are consistent so we know what we will get out of them.  Beasley has been very consistent so far this season.  The other plus is that his targets are not dependent on Dez Bryant’s status.  He averages 7 targets per game and has been putting up at least 66 yards a game.

Tight end

Cameron Brate, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Another guy we mentioned last week, Brate has seen his fantasy relevance increase ever since the Buc’s released Austin Seferian-Jenkins.  Winston has been relying on Brate to move the chains.  He seeing about 20% of the target share the last few weeks and is averaging about 10 yards per catch.  He also has a TD in each of the last 2 games, so his redzone production should increase as well.  Brate is a nice pickup whether you need a streamer or not.

 

Defenses

Baltimore Ravens
Los Angeles Rams

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Best Pick Ups Week 4 Crowder, Pryor, Howard

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Best Pick Ups Week 4 Crowder, Pryor, Howard

Pickups Of The Week

Looking for some nice free agent players to add to your team? Let us help you lockdown your lineup with these pickups for Week 4.

With the third week of NFL football action in the books, it’s time to start looking ahead for additions to or replacements for your rooster.  Which free agent players should you have on your radar after this weekend?

This week starts they bye weeks with the Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles on a bye.  Don’t worry though; there are plenty of guys on the waiver wire to help you replace the players missing from your starting lineups. Here are the best waiver-wire pickups for fantasy owners to put in a claim for entering Week 4.

Quarterback

Trevor Siemian

The Broncos quarterback looked like a veteran this week having a great game against the Cincinnati Bengals. He threw for 312 yards and four touchdowns, finishing the game with a 132.1 QB rating. This was very impressive against a very good Cincinnati defense.  Could he be for real?

Carson Wentz

After two easier games, I figured this would be a good test for Wentz to see how good he really is.  I was amazed how he performed and handled the Steelers defense putting up a 300+ yard performance. With a bye this week, you may have an easier chance of getting Wentz this week and stash him until your  starting QB goes on  a bye.

Running Back

Wendell Smallwood

Smallwood made an appearance last Monday night against the Bears, but this week with Mathews hurt, he lead the team in rushes with 17 out of their 30 attempts.  Smallwood had 17 carries for 79 yards and a touchdown.   Keep an eye on Ryan Mathews ankle injury, because if he is not able to go in week 5, Smallwood should see a fair amount of touches against a week Detroit defense.

Jordan Howard (CHI)

Howard saw an increase role for the Bears in Week 3 loss due to an injury to teammate Jeremy Langford.  Langford is likely out 4-to-6 weeks which opens the door for Howard with a Week 4 matchup against the Lions. For you PPR guys, Howard has ability to catch the ball out of the backfield which makes him capable of being a three down back.

The Bears have some great matchups in the weeks ahead with back-to-back games against Detroit and Indianapolis, giving Howard a great chance to put up some numbers
Wide Receiver

Jamison Crowder (WAS)

The Washington offense has a lot of weapons, Jackson, Garcon, and Reed, but even with all those mouths to feed, Jamison Crowder has managed to average eight targets per game through the first three weeks of the season.

He has an 11 YPC average and 2 touchdowns after 3 games. With the lack of an effective running game, the Redskins are leaning on their passing attack which should bode well for Crowder as he should continue see many short and underneath routes as Jackson stretches the field.   This week Washington has a great match up against Cleveland which should make Crowder a solid flex option this week. He definitely has more PPR value (75 receptions from 2015), but did show last week that he is capable of making big plays.

Kevin White 

This one is just a mention because of how Alshon Jeffery looked the other night.  Yes, Chicago looks terrible and Brian Hoyer is their QB, but White has been playing well and could be in line for more targets.  Brian Hoyer looked his way 14 times last week against Dallas and he catch 6 balls.
Tight End

Cameron Brate

With Austin Seferian-Jenkins being let go by the Buc’s, the next TE to emerge, Cameron Brate, not only had five catches for 46 yards, but he put up two TD’’s. He was targeted 10 times with is 77% of the targets to tight ends and 18% of the teams total targets in last weeks game against the Rams.  There is no way to know if this type of  production will be sustained, but he does give you some hope if you need a TE.

Zach Miller 

Miller was one of my sleepers going into this season.  After a slow start he had his best game of the season  8 catches for 78 yards and two touchdowns.  If you need a tight end, Miller makes a good option. With Hoyer  at QB I expect Miller to be involved in the O as Hoyer likes to get the ball out quick on those short routesGo pick him up if you need a tight end.

Good luck on you waiver requests and we will see you Thursday for start/sit and some DFS  advice

Week 3 Waive Wire Pickups

Week 3 Waive Wire Pickups

Pickups Of The Week

Last week the fantasy waiver wire was not nearly as important as it is this week.  Fantasy football reality hit home this week when eight starting running backs suffered injuries. ( Adrian Peterson, Doug Martin, Arian Foster, Jonathan Stewart, Ameer Abdullah, Danny Woodhead, Thomas Rawls and Rashad Jennings), This has left many fantasy football owners scrambling to the waiver wires this week.

 

Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens 

The Ravens are struggling to run the ball effectively which has led to an increase in Flacco’s passing volume.  Expect Flacco to air it out in this game, especially after the clinic Philip Rivers put on last week against the Jags.

Fozzy Whittaker and Cameron Artis-Payne, Carolina Panthers

Jonathan Stewart will be out at least a week or 2 with a hamstring injury, which opens up the door for Fozzy Whittaker who replaced Stewart Sunday and ran 16 times for 100 yards, and in the passing game 31 receiving yards on three catches and Artis-Payne who was just activated. While Whittaker may loss some carries to Artis-Payne and goalline work Mike Tolbert, I think he is likely to be the lead back this week against a tough Minnesota at least until Payne shows he is worthy of more touches.

Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata, RB,Minnesota Vikings

Adrian Peterson was yet another running back who went down this Sunday leaving Sundays game with a torn meniscus and will miss at least a few months.

While McKinnon is the better athlete and should see more touches, his track record is spotty.  In 2014 season, it did take Asiata long to see more work and even goal line touches (McKinnon 140 touches to Asiata’s 208).

Quincy Enunwa, WR, New York Jets

Who would think we would be talking about the Jets WR3 as a fantasy option, but after two weeks
we are.  Quincy has emerged as a 3rd option for Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Jets.  With the lack of a viable pass catching tight end, Enunwa has carved out a niche for himself getting quite a number of targets across the middle of the field. With  Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker and Matt Forte getting the majority of targets in the Jets’ offense, who would have thought Enunwa would see his fair share (about 20%).  Keep your eye on Brandon marshall’s injury, if he is limited or misses time, Enunwa’s stock should rise.  After his six-catch, 92, yard performance against the Bills last Thursday put him on a number of peoples radars, so he may be hard to get.

Jamison Crowder, WR, Washington Redskins

Even though there are a lot of mouths to feed in Washington, Crowder has  six catches in each of the first two games this season. He’s not the  big-play threat, but he should get some volume running underneath routes.

Phillip Dorsett, WR, Indianapolis Colts

With Donte Moncrief going down last week, Dorsett could have a large role in the near future.   Dorsett would become a viable option this week because of his great matchup against the Chargers this Sunday.  If Moncrief is out for any lenth of time, he will make a nice fantasy option.

Victor Cruz, WR, New York Giants

 While Giants fans are happy to see Cruz back, he is not that WR2 receiver of the past.  While he makes a nice DFS pick because of his price and productions, for season long, he has 8 receptions for 125 yards and a TD through two games.  He doubled his targets last week which is a good sign, but you may want to pick him up as a flex or to use further down the road.

Jacob Tamme, TE, Atlanta Falcons

Tamme is a name we haven’t heard in quite a while.  The vertern TE has a great matchup this week against the Saints this week.  He has been targeted 8 times in each game so far and putting up a touchdown as well.  Considering the lack of reliable productive  tight ends, Tamme makes a nice option. despite a solid showing this past Sunday — is a favorable matchup.

Dennis Pitta, TE, Baltimore Ravens

 After many years of us touting him and letting fantasy owners fantasy owners down due to injuries, Dennis Pitta is back.  In week 2 he led the Ravens with 12 targets showing us what we have been expecting from him the last few years.

Jesse James, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers

Playing in one of the best passing offenses in football is good for any tight end, but add to that that Ben Roethlisberger likes to throw to his tight end.  James (6-foot-7) ) already has eight receptions on 12 targets and makes quite a red zone target.

Week 9 Fantasy Waiver Wire Pickups

Pickups Of The Week

Week 8 is in the books and other that waiting to see if Tony Romo’s back is OK we came away without any  major injuries.

This week we have six teams on a bye in Week 9 with Atlanta, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Green Bay and Tennessee, so there a lot of fantasy owners looking to fill in rooster space with a lot of standout Fantasy options missing..

In 12-team leagues the pickings are slim at quarterback and tight end. Running back has some guys to target off waivers, but wide receiver is probably the best place pick up guys off waivers if you need one. Check out the list players I put together below.

If you haven’t done so already, I would  encourage you to handcuff your stud running backs whereever possible. Joseph Randle, Knile Davis, etc, for example, should be owned just in case something happens to the starters in front of them.

Looks like Calvin Johnson and Reggie Bush are going to .be out again and A.J. Green is still questionable.

LockDown Corner Note*** – Editor’s note: FanDuel.com is hosting a one-week $2.5 million Fantasy Football contest for Week 8. It’s only $25 to join and first prize is $500,000. We will also be playing:  Draftkings.com is having a Millionaire Maker contest for week 8.  Its only $27 to enter and first prize is $2.2 million and first prize is $1,000,000.  Both start Sunday, October 26th at 1 p.m. ET. Enter now to play with LockDown Corner at FanDuel and DraftKings

Quarterbacks

Notable Injuries: Robert Griffin III (ankle), Tony Romo (back), Alex Smith (shoulder)
 Aaron Rodgers, Jay Cutler, Matthew Stafford, Matt Ryan, Kyle Orton,Zach Mettenberger

Andy Dalton QB Cincinnati Bengals – Playing Jacksonville, enough said

Eli Manning, QB, New York Giants – Should be in a shoot out with the Colts

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Week 8 Fantasy Waiver Wire Pickups

Pickups Of The Week

Editor’s note: FanDuel.com is hosting a one-week $2.5 million Fantasy Football contest for Week 8. It’s only $25 to join and first prize is $500,000. We will also be playing:  Draftkings.com is having a Millionaire Maker contest for week 8.  Its only $27 to enter and first prize is $2.2 million and first prize is $1,000,000.  Both start Sunday, October 26th at 1 p.m. ET. Enter now to play with LockDown Corner at FanDuel and DraftKings

Week 7 is in the books and we still have many of our star players questionable to return in week 8, namely A.J. Green and Calvin Johnson. This week we add two Bills running backs to that list, C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson.

Spiller broke his collarbone and is out for the season, and Fred Jackson (groin) could miss at least 4 weeks. That leaves the door open for Bryce Brown to see his first game as a Buffalo Bill.

Brown should be the No. 1 running back to target this week in all leagues off waivers. Next I would target Tre Mason of the Rams.  Mason should remain the starter for the Rams, but unlike Brown, he has a lot of competition in that Rams backfield.

Other notable players this week would be Ryan Tannehill as the No. 1 quarterback (quietly putting up good fantasy numbers and gets Jacksonville this week) and Doug Baldwin who stepped up last week as the No. 1 receiver (since Percy Harvin was traded). Owen Daniels is the No. 1 tight end Im recommending this week (that may actually be out on the waiver wire) because of his matchup at Cincinnati, and the Dolphins DST.

The 49ers and Giants are on a bye, leaving Fantasy owners without some potential stars, such as Kapernick, Gore, Crabtree, in addition to injuries with the Bills running backs, Pierre Thomas (shoulder),and Reggie Wayne (elbow). It should make for another important week on the waiver wire.

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Free Agent Finds – Week 6 Fantasy Waiver Wire Pickups

Pickups Of The Week

Another week and more running backs making a splash on the waiver wire this week.Andre Williams, Ronnie Hillman and Branden Oliver are going to be very popular this week in Fantasy. Each one should be starting in Week 6 and probably for the next few weeks.

The Giants, Andre Williams will replace Rashad Jennings, who has a sprained left MCL and will miss a few weeks. The Broncos, RonnieHillman is expected to start in place of Montee Ball, who will also miss a few weeks with a groin injury. Oliver could start for the Chargers this week if Donald Brown (concussion) is out but with his performance against the Jets, clearly earned a good amount of touches.

All three replacement running backs are startable options this week, but I like Branden Oliver the best.  Even if Mathews comes back, Oliver should assume the Danny Woodhead role at a minimum.

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Free Agent Finds – Week 5 Fantasy Waiver Wire Pickups

Pickups Of The Week

Waiver-wire news changes constantly throughout the week between injuries and depth-chart changes. Follow me on Twitter by clicking on the Twitter link to stay connected and I’ll keep you updated on the latest waiver wire prospects. Let’s take a look at the best fantasy roster pickups for this week heading into Week 5.

Brandon Le Fell, WR, New England Patriots

With the big meltdown in Kansas City on Monday night, the Patriots may start to realize they actually need to throw to this guy at some point.  In fact Tom Brady said in the preseason, it’s nice to finally have a big target like him to throw to.

Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Minnesota Vikings

Quarterbacks that run are great for Fantasy.  In Week 4 he rushed for a touchdown and scored 23.38 fantasy points against the Falcons. He did injure ankle late in the game, so keep an eye out to see if he will play Week 5.

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Free Agent Finds – Week 4 Fantasy Waiver Wire Pickups

Pickups Of The Week

Waiver-wire news changes constantly throughout the week between injuries and depth-chart changes. Follow me on Twitter by clicking on the Twitter link to stay connected and I’ll keep you updated on the latest waiver wire prospects. Let’s take a look at the best fantasy roster pickups for this week heading into Week 4.  This week starts teams on bye weeks so double check your rosters!

Donald Brown, RB, San Diego Chargers

I drafted Brown in one of my leagues where there are extra roster spots.  Donald Brown was a nice fantasy running back in 2013.  Now with Ryan Mathews out and Danny Woodhead out for the season,  Brown is going to get a lot of work in that San Diego’s backfield.

Kirk Cousins, QB, Washington Redskins

If you didn’t get him last week, you need to go ut and pick him up this weelk after his outstanding performance last week agains the Eagles.  .He plays the New York Giants this week, who have a very questionable pass defense.

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Free Agent Finds – Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

Pickups Of The Week

Playing the waiver wire is one of the most important ways to have a winning fantasy football. Team, but you have to play it smart.  Each week, I’ll show you a number of players you should target in the free-agent market to help you reach your goal… winning a your Fantasy Football League Championship!

1. Knile Davis, RB, Kansas City Chiefs

After Jamaal Charles was knocked out of his Week 2 game with a high ankle sprain Knile Davis tore it up for 28 touches, 103 scrimmage yards and a pair of touchdowns.  Some people thing he looked better than Charles did before he got hurt.  Just in case Charles misses a few weeks, Davis is a guy that will get a lot of touches.

 2. Donald Brown, RB, San Diego Chargers 

A guy I drafted in one of my deeper leagues, Donald Brown was a top-25 fantasy running back in 2013.  Now it appears he is in line to get Mathews carries with  Ryan Mathews (knee) out for a few weeks. Mathews always gets hurt so it was only a matter of time.  In this case, Danny Woodhead would continue his role as a 3rd down, red zone and  change-of-pace back.

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