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!

 

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 8 Fantasy Waiver Wire Pickups

Pickups Of The Week

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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 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 2 Waiver Wire Pickups

Pickups Of The Week

A crazy week one that included the Ravens releasing Ray Rice on Monday, now gives Justin Forsett  the chance to be a starting running back for Baltimore for the rest of the season. He will clearly be the most popular player on the Waiver Wires in Week 2 since he was not owned in many leagues.

Quarterbacks

Locker, QB Tennessee Titans: started off great last season before injuries ruined his year. He started off this season great again this year with 23 Fantasy points against the Chiefs in Week 1. He should stay hot again in Week 2 against the Cowboys, but he gets hit a lot and has a tough time staying healthy.

Notable Injuries: Shaun Hill (quad)

Waiver Priority list (add them in this order): Jake Locker & Ryan Tannehill,

Potential drop candidates: Alex Smith, & Eli Manning

Running backs

Justin Forsett, RB, Baltimore Ravens: With all the Ray Rice drama going on and  Pierce fumbling, Forsett did a nice job as Baltimore’s lead back. I know, Forsett is undersized (5-foot-8, 197 pounds)  and may not  be a featured  back, but if he keeps producing he will keep getting the touches.  This weeks matchup is tough, but worth a waiver wire pick up if you need RB depth.

Notable Injuries: Eddie Lacy (concussion), Ben Tate (knee), Doug Martin (knee), Toby Gerhart (ankle)

Waiver Priority list (add them in this order):  Forsett, Ingram, Shonn Greene West,  James Starks, Bobby Rainey, Ahmad Bradshaw, Chris Ivory

Potential drop candidates: Rice, Devonta Freeman, Ronnie Hillman, Lance Dunbar (28 percent)

Wide receivers

Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Carolina Panthers:  Not many people mentioned he’d be an NFL contributor right away when talking about rookie WR’s. If Week 1 is any indication, Benjamin should be a productive WR and most likely the Panthers number one receiver.  He saw eight targets and caught six of them, including a 26-yard TD he caught over a defensive back in the end zone. The fact that Benjamin did this with Derek Anderson throwing to him only adds to his worth when .Cam Newton  return in Week 2,  Get him if you need another WR.

Andrew Hawkins, WR, Browns . He’s mostly a slot receiver, and at 5-7 and 180 pounds, he isn’t a rred-zone threat, but, if you’re in a deeper PPR league, Hawkins is a solid pickup and a top weapon on the Browns.

Markus Wheaton, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers: Wheaton is expected to play a big role starting opposite Antonio Brown, filling the void left by Emmanuel Sanders.  In week 1 against the Browns, he had six catches for 97 yards on seven targets. His role should continue to expand as the season progresses, definitely worth picking up this week because of his upside.

Notable Injuries: Brandon Marshall (ankle), Alshon Jeffery (hamstring)

Waiver Priority list (add them in this order): Markus Wheaton, Steve Smith,  Andrew Hawkins, DeAndre Hopkins, Allen Hurns, Marqise Lee, James Jones,  Malcom Floyd, Donnie Avery

Potential drop candidates:  Doug Baldwin Tavon Austin, Kenny Stills, Kenny Britt

Tight ends

Delanie Walker, TE, Tennessee Titans:  He played welling in week 1 and had a touchdown on four targets.  This weelk he’s got a favorable matchup against Dallas. The Cowboys couldn’t stop Vernon Davis in Week 1, and Walker could be in line for a good week this week.

Dwayne Allen, TE, Indianapolis Colts:  Allen made the most of his targets in week1 and Luck and the Colts will start to see his potential over the next few weeks.  

Notable Injuries: Jordan Cameron (shoulder), Jordan Reed (hamstring), Tyler Eifert (elbow)

Priority list (add them in this order): Delanie Walker , Travis Kelce, Dwayne Allen, Larry Donnell, Levine Toilolo

Potential drop candidates: Eric Ebron & Coby Fleener

Defense

Miami Dolphins DST:  Played great against Brady and the Patriots.  We stil have to see how much was talent and how much was due to the heat down in Miami.