Week 7 – Wavier Wire Pickups. If you are looking for a free agent or waiver wire pickup for your fantasy football team in Week 7, here are a couple of the best options likely available in your league. Waiver Wire Pickups at each starting position are posted, including QB – RB – WR – TE – K – D. Each players ownership percentage in a standard 10 team yahoo public league is posted after their name. If you have any comments or questions, you can post them in the comment box below this article.
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Kevin Kolb – Phi = @Ten / 51%
Hitting on all cylinders last week, Kolb is absolutely worthy of a starting spot in all fantasy football leagues this week. And on a side note, Kolb played just as well even after DeSean Jackson left the game with an injury. In other words, even if Jackson does not play in this game, Kolb is still an excellent starting QB option for fantasy football teams, as he still has three excellent playmakers in Jeremy Maclin, Brent Celek and LeSean McCoy to pass the ball to. 250 passing yards and 2 touchdowns.
Matt Cassel – KC = Jac / 25%
Taking full advantage of an awful Houston Texans pass defense last week, Cassel could be in for another excellent game this week against a nearly just as awful Jaguars secondary this week. 200-250 passing yards and 1-2 touchdowns is definitely possible for Cassel in this game.
Josh Freeman – TB = StL / 22%
A tough game last week for Freeman and the Buccaneers offense, but there is still plenty of potential for Freeman to be a quality starting QB in all fantasy football league formats this week. At under 25% owned, Freeman is a solid QB who should easily be available in your league if you need a spot starter this week.
Matt Hasselbeck – Sea = Ari / 26%
With a finally healthy offensive line blocking for him, Hasselbeck had plenty of time to pick apart the Chicago Bears defense last week. Now with a matchup against an Arizona Cardinals defense that is worse than the Bears, and the writing is on the wall for Hasselbeck once again putting up useful stats for fantasy football teams if needed this week.
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Sam Bradford – StL = @TB / 41%
Excellent matchup for Bradford and the Rams offense this week. Bradford could easily perform surprisingly well and put up stats in the range of 250 passing yards and 1-2 touchdowns.
Colt McCoy – Cle = @NO / 3%
After hanging in their against the Pittsburgh Steelers defense last week, giving Colt McCoy a looksee this week is not the worst thing you could do for your fantasy football team. On the upside, McCoy could be looking at stats in the range of 225 passing yards and 1 touchdown.
Chris Ivory – NO = Cle / 11%
Topping the 100 rushing yard mark in last weeks game, Ivory faces a weak Cleveland Browns defense that will be keying on stopping Drew Brees and the Saints passing attack. Seems like an ideal matchup for Ivory, so fantasy football teams will want to take full advantage this week and start Ivory. 100 rushing yards and 1 touchdown is easily within reach for Ivory in this game. At around a ridiculously low 11% owned in 10 team leagues, Ivory is one starting running back that is sure to be available in your league.
BenJarvis Green-Ellis – NE = @SD / 55%
Taking over the goal line duties and being successful at scoring touchdowns when those opportunities arise, Green-Ellis should be considered a solid starting flex option in all fantasy football leagues right now. On the downside, the emergence of Danny Woodhead will take away some yards, but for fantasy purposes, the touchdowns should continue to tally up. 50 rushing yards and 1 touchdown is definitely possible.
Marshawn Lynch – Sea = Ari / 55%
Could be a breakout game for Lynch this week against a so-so Arizona Cardinals defense. At around just 50% owned, Lynch is a solid pickup and start this week, while also offering loads of long term potential as the season progresses for fantasy football teams.
Fred Jackson – Buf = @Bal / 51%
Much like Marshawn Lynch, this could be Jackson’s breakout game as the Bills starter. That is assuming CJ Spiller does not receive the majority of the carries.
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Justin Forsett – Sea = Ari / 52%
Even with Marshawn Lynch in the backfield last week, Forsett still received his fair share of touches. And better yet, Forsett was very efficient and successful when he did get the ball in his hands. So if you are looking for a solid flex option, Forsett and his matchup against a so-so Arizona run defense should be spot starter worthy for your team this week.
Danny Woodhead – NE = @SD / 17%
Seemingly gaining more and more trust in the Patriots offense, Woodhead has turned into an almost do-everything type of player. So seeing that Woodhead can run the ball and catch the ball equally well, he should continue to be good for numbers in the range of 25-50 rushing yards and 25-50 receiving yards per game. Add in some touchdown potential, and Woodhead is a solid starting flex option.
LaGarrett Blount – TB = StL / 5%
With Carnell Williams just too slow to be an everydown back, and Kareem Huggins out with a knee injury, Blount should be the default running back in Tampa Bay this week. At just 5% owned, Blount is one RB who offers starter potential in the upcoming weeks. Grab him now if you are looking for an RB that could hit it big.
Deion Branch – NE = @SD / 31%
So much for needing a week or two to reconnect with Tom Brady. Branch looks like an excellent mid-season WR pickup for fantasy football teams right now. After Wes Welker, it looks like Branch will easily become Brady’s next best passing option. 50-75 receiving yards is likely in this game for Branch. However, more importantly for fantasy football teams, the long term season potential is what fantasy football teams will want to gamble on if they are considering picking up Branch this week.
Mike Williams – TB = StL / 61%
Solid matchup and being the #1 receiving option in the offense helps too. At around 61% owned, Williams is available in more leagues than what he should be.
Derrick Mason – Bal = Buf / 62%
Outstanding matchup could have Mason nearing the 100 receiving yard mark again this week, and a touchdown is easily within reach as well.
Mike Williams – Sea = Ari / 8%
Broke out with a huge game last week against a solid Chicago Bears defense, and if Matt Hasselbeck can continue to get time in the pocket to pass again this week, then Williams could be looking at putting up excellent PPR numbers. 5-10 receptions and 50-100 receiving yards is very possible, and a touchdown is not out of the equation either.
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Lance Moore – NO = Cle / 56%
Mr. Touchdown in New Orleans’ passing attack, Moore easily has another opportunity to score again this week.
Jabar Gaffney – Den = Oak / 50%
With Eddie Royal injured, more receptions should be in store for Gaffney in this game. Add in the fact that the Raiders best cover guy Nnamdi Asomugha will likely be on Brandon Lloyd, and it seems reasonable to think that Gaffney could put up huge stats in this game.
Patrick Crayton – SD = NE / 4%
If either Malcom Floyd or Antonio Gates are out for this game, Crayton should cash in against what has been a very weak New England pass defense.
Robert Meachem – NO = Cle / 42%
A matchup against the Browns means anyone wearing a Saints uniform has the potential to score a TD…..and yes that does include defensive players also…
Steve Johnson – Buf = @Bal / 31%
Easily putting up better stats than Lee Evans, Johnson has been Fitzpatrick’s number one option in the passing game so far. Not to mention a favorite in the red zone for touchdowns. However with that said, this is not a very good matchup for Johnson, or Fitzpatrick being able to get him the ball.
Danario Alexander – StL = @TB / 1%
Assuming his knee holds up, this could easily be another solid game for Alexander. At 6’5″ Alexander is oozing with potential if he can just stay healthy.
Tony Moeaki – KC = Jac / 32%
Having Dwayne Bowe breakout with a huge game last week was encouraging for the Chiefs passing game, and if you look below the surface, having a receiver like Bowe playing well and demanding defenses attention, the quarterback friendly Moeaki should actually see even more open space in the secondary. Combine in a matchup against a terrible Jaguars pass defense, and Moeaki should be a top 5 scoring fantasy football TE this week. 50-100 receiving yards is likely, and a touchdown is absolutely within reach as well.
John Carlson – Sea = Ari / 48%
Solid matchup for the Seahawks passing attack, and Carlson could have a breakout game. Target him if you are looking for a waiver wire pickup and starting replacement for either Dallas Clark or Dustin Keller this week.
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Kellen Winslow – TB = StL / 69%
Pretty good matchup for the Buccanneers offense, but the Rams defense has been playing better than anyone could have excepted.
Aaron Hernandez – NE = @SD / 59%
Hernandez’s role should continue to grow in the Patriots offense.
Todd Heap – Bal = Buf / 38%
Excellent matchup makes Heap a solid spot starter this week.
Andrew Quarless – GB = Min / 3%
With Jermichael Finley out for the year, the starting TE job is Quarless’ to lose. And anytime you have a quarterback like Aaron Rodgers throwing you the ball, you have to believe that your chances of getting some passes your way is pretty good.
Matt Prater – Den = Oak / 49%
Mike Nugent – Cin = @Atl / 31%
Garrett Hartley – NO = Cle / 40%
Jeff Reed – Pit = @Mia / 32%
Ryan Succop – KC = Jac / 15%
Josh Brown – StL = @TB / 5%
San Francisco 49ers = @Car / 63%
Seattle Seahawks = Ari / 32%
Denver Broncos = Oak / 9%
Atlanta Falcons = Cin / 39%
St. Louis Rams = @TB / 11%