Fantasy Football Week 7: Waiver Wire

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WR Allen Robinson, Jags (12%) – His stock is down a little with Shorts back in the picture, but he still got 9 targets this week which is right around his average the last four weeks. Robinson has a solid rapport with Bortles and I’m not worried about Marqise Lee taking his spot in the starting lineup. Robinson is worth starting at Flex in PPR leagues right now and should earn his way into all starting lineups by week 12.

WR Brandon LaFell, Patriots (6%) – Has two big games sandwiched around a 1 catch game in week 5. I’d like to see one more solid game before I spend any significant FAAB on LaFell, but if you have a bench spot open go for it.

RB Branden Bolden, Patriots (1%) – Stevan Ridley is out for the year (ACL,MCL) so it’s possible that Bolden takes over his between-the-tackles role, but you never know with Belichick so don’t go crazy bidding on him.

RB Isaiah Crowell, Browns (19%) – He’s still stuck behind Ben Tate in Cleveland, but Crowell averaged 7.7 yards on 11 carries last week and scored a TD. He’s proving to be the most talented RB on the Browns roster and Tate is notoriously injury prone. I wouldn’t be surprised if Crowell is the lead back for the Browns by the time fantasy playoffs roll around.

RB Storm Johnson, Jags (19%) – Only averaged 2.1 yards per carry in his debut as a starter last week, but that isn’t much worse than what Toby Gerhart was doing and I think the Jags might give Johnson another week or two to see what their 6th round pick can do. I was high on Johnson post-draft and think he has the talent to be a RB2/Flex type.

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WR Jarvis Landry, Dolphins (2%) – One of my favorite WRs in the draft this year who slipped to the 3rd round after a slow 40 time (4.7) but is a sharp route-runner with great hands and the strength to gain yards after the catch. I wouldn’t be surprised if Landry is starting over Hartline the 2nd half of the season.

WR Louis Murphy, Bucs (2%) – Averaging 9 targets over the last three games and has scored TDs in two of them. The Bucs defense is giving up points like crazy which should keep the Bucs throwing all game.

TE Jace Amaro, Jets (1%) – Played a career high 55% of the offensive snaps and had as many targets (12) as the last three game combined. I need to see some consistency out of Amaro before I make the leap in 1-TE leagues because the position is pretty deep, but in 2-TE leagues Amaro is a must add.

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WR Malcolm Floyd, Chargers (28%) – This guy is a tease. I end up picking him up in one league every year and he always disappoints. Right now the Chargers are spreading the ball around too much to trust any of their WRs on a weekly basis.

Blake Bortles, Jags (23%) – In 2-QB or keeper leagues, I can justify adding Bortles because he has starter potential and enough weapons to put up 300+ yards passing with a couple of scores every once in a while, but keep in mind that he’s a rookie and probably won’t do it consistently.

QB Derek Carr, Raiders (4%) – See Bortles, Blake above.

RB Theo Riddick, Lions (1%) – Reggie Bush should be back in week 7 which will limit Riddick to a couple of touches tops. Don’t bother unless Bush gets hurt again.