Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Fantasy Football Week 7 - Waiver Wire Pickups


Must Haves

Alex Green RB (51% owned) - Yes Green might be on a pass heavy offense but the Packers put up points.  Green will see touches inside the red zone and we know the Packers get there often. Coach McCarthy said that Green will carry a full load.  In fantasy football if there's a starting RB out there you have to pick him up, especially on a great offense like Green Bay.

Josh Gordon WR (16% owned) - Gordon is a big play waiting to happen.  He has passed Greg Little and Mohamed Massaquoi on the depth charts, and he has formed a connection with Brandon Weeden.  In the last two games Gordon has 3 touchdowns of 71, 62, and 20 yards.  He's not going to rack up 10 catches in a game but he's a big threat to score a long touchdown each week.

Solid Pickups

Felix Jones RB (25% owned) - Jones would be a "Must Have" but it's unclear how much time DeMarco Murray will miss.  Rumor has it that Murray could miss up to a month.  Jones will be in line for the bulk of the carries and he is solid in the screen game.  Jones has a great match-up this weekend with Carolina who has given up the 6th most fantasy points to RBs.

David Wilson RB (25% owned) - Between the fumbling issue and Andre Brown breaking out, David Wilson was quickly in the Giants doghouse but he's clearly out now.  He's still only a backup but will see a handful of touches the rest of the way.  With his strength and speed, Wilson is a threat to break off a big run at any point, especially if he comes in fresh against a worn down defense.  Not to mention he's a great returner and could run a few back for you.

William Powell RB (31% owned) - Powell should take over as the main back in Arizona after out preforming La'Rod Stephens-Howling.  Arizona has an awful offense line but Powell did rush for 70 yards last week.

Donnie Avery WR (15% owned) - With Donald Brown out, the Colts are now even more of a pass first team.  Avery has seen 8 or more targets in every game this year.  Andrew Luck loves to look Avery's way and he should continue to see targets especially if teams start trying to take Reggie Wayne out of the game plan.

Domenik Hixon WR (38% owned) - Since Hakeem Nicks went out, Hixon has made a name for himself in the Giants passing game.  Anything thrown to him, he catches.  He has 15 catches in the last 3 games and once Nicks comes back and is able to play a full game, Hixon will still be a solid option.  With Cruz and Nicks seeing the top defensive backs, Hixon will be able to exploit whoever is on him.

Good For A Week

Matt Hasselbeck QB (7% owned) - With 6 teams on a BYE (Matt Ryan, Mike Vick, Peyton Manning, Phillip Rivers) Hasselbeck is a nice BYE week filler.  He's got a very good match-up with a dreadful Buffalo defense.  This could be a shootout and Buffalo is giving up the most fantasy points to QBs.

Josh Freeman QB (41% owned) - Similar to Hasselbeck, Freeman is simply a BYE week filler because he has a great match-up.  Saints put up a lot of points, but they also give up a lot of points.  Sounds like Freeman will have to throw a ton.

Players to Watch

Dustin Keller TE (24% owned) - The past few seasons Keller and Sanchez have had a great chemistry.  Keller is finally back and healthy and it will be interesting to see if that chemistry is still there and how long it takes for Keller to become a big part of the Jets offense.  Keep an eye on him as he's not safe to play yet.  With the TE position so hit or miss, Keller might be a big addition to your fantasy team in a few weeks. 
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