Week 7 Waiver Wire Focus

If I ever slapped my Mom, I imagine I’d look like Danny Amendola hitting the turf yesterday. I’d poop myself as I lifelessly hit the ground. Danny probably didn’t leave a mess in his pants, but he didn’t catch a left cross by my Mom. You’d lose bowel control too.
Inevitably, my company would then have to find my replacement on the Corporate Waiver Wire. They’d have to claim that cross-eyed guy in Houston with marginal Excel skills. It’s the nature of Fantasy Corporate Leagues.

The waiver wire is usually scoured out of necessity. Demarco Murray, Amendola, Randal Cobb, have all left holes in owner’s lineups. This week’s waiver wire features three running backs I’d feel confident about starting as a flex option and some wide receivers that still have a some provin’ to do.. Here we go.

Nick Foles, Philadelphia
As long as Michael Vick is out of commission, Foles will be a nice streaming option. Against Tampa Bay on Sunday, Foles threw for three touchdowns and ran for another. Week 7 against Dallas will be another juicy matchup for Foles. Keep an eye on his daily league value as well.

Joseph Randle, Dallas
Whether he is ready for it or not, Randle will be top dog in the Dallas backfield for the foreseeable future as Demarco Murray went down with a knee injury Sunday night. The rookie will have a cake matchup with Philadelphia next week and will be a viable flex option. With Lance Dunbar and Murray’s returns in question, enjoy Randle while you can.

Zac Stacy, St. Louis

He has emerged as the featured back in St. Louis taking the lion’s share of carries for the past two weeks. Stacy moves piles, running powerfully and low to the ground. Very Rice-esque.

Andre Ellington, Arizona
Still splitting work in Arizona, but he’s the guy you want. He’s clearly the more explosive back and getting the 3rd down work. Great flex appeal.

Jarrett Boykin/Jermichael Finley, Green Bay
With James Jones and Randall Cobb going down with injuries, Boykin will be filling in opposite of Jordy Nelson as the only two viable wide receiving options. Boykin wasn’t very impressive, hauling in only 1 of 6 targets, but showed his burst on the one pass he did reel in. He will be a speculative bye week filler, as he is one of the only options left in a pass happy Green Bay offense. Finley will also be seeing more action if Jones and Cobb miss extended time.

Brandon LaFell, Carolina
Cam Newton and company took advantage of a digressing Minnesota defense on Sunday. LaFell caught the longest pass of the day, 79 yards, and took it to the house. LaFell reeks of inconsistency, but may be worth adding if you are shallow at wide receiver.

Rueben Randle, New York Giants
Hakeem Nicks is likely on his way out as Randle has been very impressive over the past two weeks. Even as the 3rd option, he is a viable bye week filler. If/when Nicks is traded, Randle becomes a clear cut WR2 in an offense always playing from behind.

Joseph Fauria, Detroit

While Calvin Johnson is hobbling around as the best decoy in all of football, this 6’7 giant of a man will be the go-to target in the red zone. He will likely never catch 3 touchdowns again as he did on Sunday, but he is worth a roster spot in touchdown dependent leagues.

2 Comments

  1. Andy Singleton

    October 14, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Evan, awesome as always. I am in a 12 team league with some pretty heads up owners. Unfortunately I just lost Julio Jones, and now am relying on a combo of Bowe, Hilton, Simpson, Kerley, Douglas, and Givens. LaFell is available, but I agree with his inconsistency. What do you think about Tandon Doss and Kris Durham. Who would you rather have of the 3? Miles Austin and Michael Floyd are also available. Thanks for your help, and great article.
    @PeoplezPen

    • Evan

      October 15, 2013 at 6:10 pm

      Andy– Thanks for the note and glad you enjoyed. Out of those three, I’d grab LaFell and hope Cam can keep it up. Doss is an interesting spec claim as well. Julio left a lot of owners in tough positions. Good luck, bud!

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