Waiver Wire Week 7

NFL Waiver Wire Week 7


NFL Waiver Wire Week 7 by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

All of the Week 7 Bye teams have QBs that are likely starters for many fantasy teams, ( Cutler- Dalton- Manning & Rodgers)…also injuries to PITT M Vick and TENN M Mariota…….so getting a one-week replacement is going to more imperative with NFL Waiver Wire Week 7 than it was Week 6…….so don’t wait

Bye Teams Week 7: Chicago- Cincinnati- Denver- Green Bay

Quarterbacks Waiver Wire Week 7


Note: Start by checking the waiver wire for Week 6 Bye QBs that may have been temporarily dropped- OAK QB D Carr- ST L QB N Foles

JACK Blake Bortles- Did You Know… JACK QB B Bortles is currently the #6 QB in the NFL….going 138 of 242 for 1,630 yards- 13 TDs- 7 INTS avg 2 TDs- 271 yds a game

HOU Brian Hoyer- HOU HC O Brien finally decided to officially name Hoyer the starter Week 6 and he produced- 293 yards and 3 TDs- 0 INTS. Mallett won’t likely see the field ROS unless Hoyer is injured

DAL Matt Cassel- Only in very deep leagues should you consider Cassel, but the DAL/Weeden affair is over- Cassel will be the ultimate game manager, but he has weapons

Running Backs Waiver Wire Week 7


DAL Christine Michael- Cowboys RBs coach Gary Brown says the team wants to take the “reins” off Christine Michael and “let him rock.” We’ll have a better idea of how things will shake out during practice in Week 7

GB  James Starks- Not unlike SEA M Lynch, fantasy owners who spent a 1st pick on this guy expected more. Lacy isn’t 100% so owners would be wise to scoop up Starks as a handcuff, as well as RB needy teams- It could be an even split between the 2 backs ROS

DEN R Hillman- I recommended fantasy owners to grab Hillman in Week 5 – WAIVER WIRE WEEK 5– 23 touches Week 6- for 115 total yards

MIA Lamar Miller- new HC Dan Campbell got smash mouth and back to basics by running Miller- some fantasy owners were patient and dropped him- 82% owned

Other decent candidates- SD Branden Oliver- The Chargers are tired of rookie RB Melvin Gordon’s fumbling troubles, and benched him Week 6- Oliver is a capable RB and SD could make a switch if Gordon fumbles again

Wide Receiver Waiver Wire Week 7


GB Davante Adams- Adams injury had him hitting the waiver wire a couple weeks ago- He is close to returning and is only owned in 65% of leagues

BALT K Aiken- WR Steve Smith (back) is soon, but QB Flacco can air it out and still needs other weapons. Aiken had only 22 yards Week 6, but he did have a TD reception, his second in then past 3 games

DET WR Lance Moore- 2 TD receptions past 2 games and great match ups week 7 & 8 ( home vs MINN- then at KC)

CAR Ted Ginn Jr- Tough match up Week 6 ( at SEA ) and only 1 reception but don’t give up on him- great ROS and 3 TD receptions in first 4 games

N.O. Willie Snead- Recommended Week 5 on Utter-Fantasy’s Waiver Wire suggestions- WEEK 5 WAIVER WIRE

Other decent candidates-

KC Albert Wilson- don’t get too excited, this is KC, the most conservative, predictable offense in the NFL-

HOU J Strong- WR Cecil Shorts has been ruled out for Week 7 so Strong should see a fair amount of the remaining targets that Hopkins doesn’t get

Also due back soon- NE B LaFell & WASH DeSean Jackson

Tight Ends Waiver Wire Week 7


N.O. Ben Watson- I predicted in the preseason that by Week 2 ….TE  Ben Watson would be the biggest TE pick up on the waiver wire. It took longer than I thought it would, but Brees likes to throw to TEs and he has found his

JACK Julius Thomas- Finally hit the field Week 6 and had 78 yards and 1 TD- Only owned in 57% of fantasy leagues