Week 7’s Best Waiver Wire Options
So you didn’t take a certain someone’s advice last week and nab Keenan Allen? That’s ok. You’re not alone. He is still available in 25% of FleaFlicker leagues. Allen is not a complete slam-dunk as the Chargers have been somewhat random with their offensive distribution. Remember through Week 2, it was Eddie Royal who was the fantasy darling of not only the Chargers, but the whole league. But with two 100+-yard efforts and a score in consecutive weeks Allen looks to be as close to the real deal as possible.
Grab him. Now.
Who else should you consider for a Week 7 pickup?
Reuben Randle, Giants WR (31% owned): Randle was drafted and dumped faster than Katie Holmes is rummaging through aging Oscar winners these days. But Randle is back with three touchdowns in his last two games. He was only targeted five times against Chicago, a significant reduction from the 14 targets he received in Week 5. Yet with a reeling running game and rumors of Hakeem Nicks on the trading block it’s more likely than not that Randle will be heavily relied upon to contribute moving forward.
Terrance Williams, Cowboys WR (38% owned): It would be nice if Williams were more targeted but it’s hard to deny his consecutive games with a score. He also has upcoming favorable matchups against the Eagles, Lions and Vikings.
Brandon LaFell, Panthers WR (11% owned): LaFell is the ultimate risk/reward receiver. He’ll net you four catches a game but whether that translates into 13 yards and no touchdowns like Week 2 or 107 yards a score is the question. He is certainly a more exciting option than a receiver with less overall productivity, if that is who currently straddles your bench.
Brandon Jacobs, Giants RB (14% owned): Assuming Jacobs is healthy by Sunday, which most believe he will be, pick him up, The Giants are a weird offense and Jacobs torched a Bears front which is quite friendly to opposing running backs. But the fact that Jacobs had 22 carries (not to mention two TDS and 106 rushing yards) is a great sign for future use.
Zac Stacy, Rams RB (38% owned): Since Stacy assumed the primary rusher duties the Rams are 2-0. He is still waiting on that first score but the yardage totals (78 and 79 yards) are encouraging.
Andre Ellington, Cardinals RB (32% owned): Ellington won’t save your fantasy season but he is the superior Cardinals rusher. Unfortunately Ellington only has 7 carries each of the last two weeks but expect that number to rise as he continues to prove the more explosive option to Rashard Mendenhall.
Nick Foles, Eagles QB (25% owned): In two starts Foles has thrown five touchdowns and no interceptions. More importantly, the Eagles are 2-0 since he took over for an injured Michael Vick, meaning Vick’s hamstring woes may linger for a bit – if you know what I mean?