Fantasy Football Waiver Wire:
Roll Up Another Blount (Week 7)
BEAST DOME NATION.
Last week it was Cedric Benson who had the foot injury, this week it was DeMarco Murray. While the injury bug is never an easy thing to predict, it is always good to be prepared. This is a friendly reminder to get your insurance players for your studs. Season is still not half way over and there will be many of injuries to come every week. For all of you Baltimore Ravens D/ST owners, now is a good time to explore other defenses.
After Week 1 I told you to grab JacQuizz Rodgers/Martellus Bennett/Alfred Morris/Randall Cobb/Scott Chandler/Broncos.
WEEK 2 WAIVER WIRE
After Week 2 I told you to grab Mikel Leshoure/Andre Brown/Ryan Succop/Bilal Powell/Brian Hartline.
WEEK 3 WAIVER WIRE
After Week 3 I told you to grab Ryan Fitzpatrick and Danny Woodhead who both had good weeks.
WEEK 4 WAIVER WIRE.
After Week 4 I told you to add James Jones/Rams Def/Brandon Bolden
WEEK 5 WAIVER WIRE .
After Week 5 I told you add Josh Gordon/Brandon Gibson/William Powell/TB Defense/Shaun Suisham.
WEEK 6 WAIVER WIRE.
..and many more useful players in each article. If you see a player that you think should be on this list, chances are they have been mentioned earlier in previous Waiver Wire articles above. Since most of the players have been covered in previous weeks. There have been some changes made to the way this article is usually done.
WEEK 7 WAIVER WIRE
JOSH FREEMAN – QB – TB
I have now covered every Fantasy QB in all the waiver wire articles that are worth owning. For now I will give you my QB of the Week, as well as some backup candidates to replace your Bye Week options. Josh Freeman is a little more special than the others this week because not only does he have the best matchup in Fantasy Football against the New Orleans Saints Defense. He plays the Oakland Raiders and Minnesota Vikings the following two weeks. This is the beginning of the Josh Freeman spree, and hopefully you caught the article Saturday and was able to beat the crowd to the punch.
Other Bye Week Fliers: Brandon Weeden @ IND/Matt Hasselbeck @ BUF/ Sam Bradford vs. GB
FELIX JONES – RB – DAL
DeMarco Murray’s foot injury is something to worry about.
DeMarco is out for at least this Sunday against the Panthers, and could possibly miss more time as ligament damage is never something you want to hear from your RB. Especially when it is concerning his foot. Everything you need to know about Jones can be read in last nights BEAST OR BUST. Felix Jones should be the #1 Waiver Wire player in Every League this week.
LEGARRETTE BLOUNT – RB – TB
For all those very desperate owners this week who need a RB, and you are unlikely to grab Felix Jones. Look no further.
Blount is a guy who can give you very little, or he can get you a goal line TD to save your day. His next matchup against the Saints does have some upside because the Saints defense is so bad. On the flip side if the Saints offense comes out firing and the Bucs cannot keep up. Last week he racked up over 50 Yards and a TD in garbage time. Before the bye he played a minimal role, but did end up with the TD.
Don’t count him out, but don’t hold high expectations for Week 7.
DARYL RICHARDSON – RB – STL
Daryl Richardson and Steven Jackson could be the modern day version of. “Thunder And Lightning” from the Tiki Barber/Ron Dayne days with the Giants.
Richardson has intriguing speed and is a great change of pace back for the Rams. His role is larger than that and could be expanding each week as Steven Jackson is really starting to lose his speed. With the Rams lacking a true #1 WR, the Rams will be running often. Richardson is a great Waiver Wire sleeper that could help you out in the long-term.
MONTARIO HARDESTY – RB – CLE
Trent Richardson should be fine heading into next week.
Though it is worth mentioning that Hardesty has potential to be a #2 Fantasy RB if Trent Richardson does have to miss time. Last season Hardesty filled in with a spot start for the struggling/injured Peyton Hillis. The Browns pounded him 33 times, he rushed for 95 Yards and added 2 receptions for 27 Yards against a tough Seattle defense.
RBs Owned in less than 80% Of Leagues
1. JacQuizz Rodgers – Not doing much to earn the respect of anyone. Still Michael Turner looks like a candidate who will not last strong all season.
2. Brandon Bolden – He could easily be the #1 RB on this team. Check back to hear about the knee injury, but as of now he is in a position to be a Fantasy Playoff Monster.
3. William Powell – The guy to own for the Cards moving forward until Beanie Wells returns. Going up against Minnesota next week, I would not use Powell with confidence.
JUSTIN BLACKMON – WR – JAX
Blackmon is too good to be on any waiver wire.
There’s a difference between a Kevin Walter and a Justin Blackmon. In fact, there is more than a difference, Blackmon is a completely different animal and he is too talented for any team to grab him. The Jaguars passing game has been atrocious so far this season, but that is what the Bye Week is for. Blackmon was a stud during the preseason and you can guarantee the Jags went back to the drawing board to find a way to get their superstar involved.
JOSH GORDON – WR – CLE
*Josh Gordon was mentioned in the waiver wire article last week.
The Browns have a great matchup against a Colts defense has holes everywhere you look. Just ask Mark Sanchez and Shonn Greene who combined for 5 TDs on Sunday. Gordon is clearly the #1 WR in this Browns offense that is lacking depth because of injuries at the position. If you want that deep HR threat that can change your week. Gordon is your sleeper.
BRANDON GIBSON – WR – STL
*Gibson was mentioned last week in the waiver wire article. If the players below or above are not on the wire. Then Gibson is your guy.
The Rams are going to need to put up points against the Green Bay. Likely through the air. Gibson showed last week that he is the #1 WR for the Rams with 7 Receptions for 91 Yards. If you need a WR this week, and the wire is thin. Look no further.
WRs Owned in less than 80% Of Leagues
1. Randall Cobb – Mentioned in the first wavier wire article. Cobb is Must-Own with Greg Jennings out for another couple of weeks.
2. Mike Williams – About to go off consistently. TDs A Make Them Dance. I would add him above anyone on this list.
3. Sidney Rice – He is the best WR the Hawks have by a long shot. In games they need to throw, Rice is their man.
4. Devery Henderson – If there is a deep sleeper and everyone else is off this list. Henderson is your HR threat.
JORDAN CAMERON – TE – CLE
This is not the first time Cameron has made this list.
Cameron’s role is a bit limited with Ben Watson still alive and being a useful option for the Browns passing game. If there is one deep sleeper TE who could emerge later in the season, Cameron is the guy to own. He is Scott Chandler/Greg Olsen/Kyle Rudolph all wrapped into one.
Other Bye Week Fliers: Dallas Clark @ NO/Brandon Myers vs. Jax/Kellen Davis vs. DET
CONNOR BARTH – K – TB
Barth has one of the strongest legs in the NFL. The reason to start Barth this week is because the Bucs will need to put up points to keep up with Saints. Getting in the Red Zone should not be a problem for this bunch leaving Barth to have a very busy Sunday.
Other Bye Week Fliers: Phil Dawson @ IND/Adam Vinatieri vs. CLE/Rian Lindell vs. TEN
RAIDERS – D/ST – OAK
The Bills are the #1 Waiver wire sleeper defense to own this week. But I have mentioned them all season and continue to talk about their great playoff schedule.
This week I will talk about the Raiders. Oakland just pulled off the Fantasy Football Upset of the week shutting down the best offense in the NFC, Atlanta. The most impressive part was, the game was in Atlanta. Jacksonville is nothing compared to this Falcons offense, and if you need a big upset Defense. Oakland is your group.
Other Bye Week Fliers: BUF vs. TEN
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