With a plethora of injuries following week #6, and in addition to another in a series of bye weeks, there are some nice additions that you can make to your roster listed here. The key is to act quickly before you find yourself scraping the bottom of the proverbial barrel. Here are our best five waiver wire pickups for week #7:
Josh Gordon-WR-Browns- There certainly appears to be some decent chemistry between QB Brandon Weeden and WR Josh Gordon. Targeted the second most times in last week’s contest, Gordon had a 71 yard touchdown pass vs the Bengals and totaled 99 yards on the day. This week he’ll go up against the Indianapolis Colts who have given up the 7th most fantasy points to wide receivers this season. Owned in less than 20% of leagues, Gordon makes for a decent flex play and serviceable WR2 in week #7.
Felix Jones-RB-Cowboys- With usual starting RB DeMarco Murray (foot) already ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers, Felix Jones become a Must Add in all formats this week. Jones ran for just under the century mark (92 yards) and a touchdown against Baltimore last week and should have an easier time of it vs a Panther’s team that’s yielded the 2nd most fantasy points to running backs. Plus, Jones can catch a ball or two as well and will be an asset in PPR leagues this week as well. As of Tuesday, Jones was owned in only 26% of leagues; a figure that’s sure to triple before the week is over.
Kendall Wright-WR-Titans- How this rookie isn’t more widely owned is beyond belief, especially in PPR formats. He has 33 receptions on the season to go along with 285 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns. He caught 6 passes for 71 yards last week vs the Steelers and dropped a very catchable pass which would have been a touchdown. He’ll face Buffalo this week, a team that allows the 5th most fantasy points to wide receivers. Available in over 60% of leagues, you would be wrong not to grab Wright this week!
Phil Dawson-K-Browns- ‘Old reliable’ has been on a role of sorts and not just for this season. He has connected on all of his 12 field goal attempts this year and 18 in a row dating back to last season! Last week he nailed a 41 and 38 yarder in a windy stadium in Cleveland and will go up against the Colts in week #7 which should afford him more opportunities to keep his perfect record alive. He makes a great replacement for Falcons K Matt Bryant (on a bye this week) and is available in 75% of most leagues.
LeGarrette Blount-RB-Buccaneers- Before you start to roll your eyes with our last pickup, RB starter Doug Martin is still exactly that; the starting RB for the Buccaneers. However, for managers in deeper leagues in search of a flex play option, Blount is well worth a grab. He has scored a touchdown in each of his last two games and last week had just six less carries than Martin. We like him this week because the Bucs take on the Saints who just happen to give up the most fantasy points to running backs in the league. As of Tuesday, Blount was available in 80% of leagues.