Fantasy Football Week 7: Waivers

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WR:

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Keenan Allen (34%): He’s emerged as Philip River’s go-to WR the last two weeks (21 targets) and has responded with 15 catches for 222 yards and 2 TDs. Despite a strong showing in week 6, the Chargers defense is still in the bottom five of the league and Allen should be involved in a lot of shoot-outs moving forward. Go get him.

Max FAAB: $25

Michael Floyd (59%): I don’t understand why Floyd isn’t owned in more leagues. He had another decent game Sunday with 5 catches, 44 yards, and a TD against a solid SF defense. Floyd is averaging just under 8 targets a game over the last 3 and I think that number will increase as the season goes on. With Larry Fitz drawing defense’s #1 CBs, Floyd is due for some big games.

Max FAAB: $17

Terrance Williams (43%): Even as the Cowboys 3rd WR in week 6, Williams delivered some fantasy value with an acrobatic TD catch. The 3rd round pick out of Baylor continues to impress every week and it’s just a matter of time till he supplants fragile Miles Austin as the Cowboys #2 WR. Get him now while he’s relatively cheap. Dynasty league owners should make Williams a priority add as he will almost certainly be the Cowboys #2 WR next year.

Max FAAB: $15

Reuben Randle (51%): Despite denials from the Giants that they are shopping Hakeem Nicks, the rumor makes too much sense to ignore. The Giants season is all but over at 0-6, Nicks is a free agent next year who probably won’t be back, and the Giants could probably get a 3rd rounder for Nicks to help their rebuilding efforts. Why wouldn’t they trade Nicks? If /when they do, Randle instantly becomes worth a starting spot on your fantasy roster. Oh yeah, Randle has 3 TDs over the last two weeks despite being the 3rd option in the passing game. He’s decent.

Max FAAB: $15

Harry Douglas (36%): Julio Jones is out for the year, Roddy White could be out another 2-3 weeks, and Tony Gonzalez is 58 years old (estimate). All of a sudden Douglas is the top receiving option in pass-happy ATL. He’s nowhere near the talent that Jones or even White is, but somebody is going to get those targets and Douglas is the most obvious choice. Don’t expect Julio-like production but he could put up similar numbers to what Roddy White averaged last year (6-80)ish on a weekly basis.

Max FAAB: $12

Percy Harvin (43%): It’s been quiet on the Harvin front lately, but he is eligible to come off the PUP list this week. Harvin claims to be close to ready, but Pete Carroll is being elusive about a timetable for his return. When healthy he is a top ten fantasy WR. Even if you have to stash him for a couple of weeks while he gets up to speed, it will be worth it come playoff time.

Max FAAB: $10

Sleepers:

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Kris Durham (1%): When Nate Burleson broke his arm saving a pizza, most people thought Ryan Broyles would take his spot as the #2 WR for the Lions, but for the last two weeks it’s been rookie Kris Durham who has stepped into the role. Durham has 22 targets over the last two weeks and has made  11 catches for 113 yards and a TD. The Lions pass the ball more than any team, except maybe the Saints, so their #2 WR has considerable fantasy value. Get him now while he’s still cheap.

Max FAAB: $7

Jarrett Boykin (2%): Even before Randall Cobb was knocked out of the game Sunday, Aaron Rodgers was making an effort to get Boykin involved in the offense. For the game he finished with 6 targets and 43 yards. Cobb is going to be out for 6-8 weeks, James Jones is questionable for week 7,  and there is value as even GB’s #3 WR. I wouldn’t drop anyone reliable for Boykin, but if you have a spot to burn he’s worth a gamble.

Max FAAB: $1

TE:

Kyle Rudolph (58%): It’s been a quiet year so far for Rudolph, but he put up good numbers in garbage time last week (9-97-1). If Ponder remains the QB in Minn, then disregard this recommendation. If Josh Freeman or even Matt Cassell get the starting gig full-time, Rudolph has a chance for fantasy relevance again.

Max FAAB: $3

Joseph Fauria TE (3%): Remember when Eddie Royal scored 5 TDs in two weeks? This is just like that, a fluke. Don’t waste your money on Fauria. If you need a bye week or injury replacement for a week, he might be worth a dice-roll in deep league, but keep your expectations in check. His 7 catch / 5 TD ratio is unsustainable. 

Max FAAB: $1

Sleeper:

Tim Wright (1%): I never heard of this guy before last week, but the undrafted rookie from Rutgers has 12 targets since Mike Glennan took over as the Bus starting QB in week 5. 6 targets a game from your TE is useful in most leagues. Keep an eye on Wright.

Max FAAB: $1

Dropped:

Austin Pettis WR (25%): The Rams offense is too inconsistent and Sam Bradford finds a new receiver he likes every week. If I had to pick one Ram WR, I would still go with Pettis but would prefer to avoid them all.

Robert Woods WR (32%): With so much uncertainty at QB for the Bills, it is hard to trust any Buffalo WR.

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