Top 10 Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 7

Top 10 waiver wire pickups for Week 7

10/16/12 in NFL   |   Matthew_Shovlin   |   735 respect

Alex Green (GB): Green wasn't all that impressive in Sunday night's win over the Texans, but the Packers showed that he's the guy they'll move forward with at the running back position. James Starks only had five carries, all of which came inside of six minutes when the score was 42-24. Green was only targeted once in the passing game, but that number should improve as he gets more practice in with Aaron Rodgers. Packers running backs are never the most flattering fantasy options, but Green is a starting running back on a high powered offense, so he deserves a roster spot in all leagues. He's a better long term pickup than the two previous two running backs, but not as good of a spot play for this week.

Wide Receivers
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Josh Gordon (CLE): 
The Browns' raw supplemental draft pick now has five catches for 181 yards and three touchdowns over the past two games. The more the Browns begin to trust him, the more they'll put him in situations to succeed, and he's doing a lot to gain the team's trust with his limited targets. He's very young and will likely be a boom or bust play going forward, but he could prove to be a viable fantasy option.

Donnie Avery (IND): Avery has at least eight targets in every single game this season. While he hasn't produced all that well, he's certainly being given his chances, which makes him a reasonable bye week fill-in in PPR leagues. He'll face off against the Browns this week, who will have shutdown corner Joe Haden shadowing Reggie Wayne, which should result in a ton of looks to Avery.

Brandon Gibson / Chris Givens (STL): Due to the injury to Danny Amendola, these two receivers have been given bigger roles in the Rams' offense. Gibson led the Rams with nine targets on Sunday, and hauled in seven of the passes for 91 yards. Givens also took advantage of Amendola's absence with three catches for 85 yards, and he also had a 51-yard touchdown catch the previous week after Amendola got hurt. Gibson will likely be the more reliable fantasy option.

Defenses

Raiders: 
The Raiders have two very good defensive games this season, and three awful games. Hopefully, their strong performance against the Falcons on Sunday was more a result of defensive minded head coach Dennis Allen making the necessary adjustments over the bye week, rather than the Falcons simply coming out flat. Regardless, the Raiders' defense is a low-risk fantasy play this week against a Jaguars offense that ranks dead last in both yards and scoring.
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10/17/12   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

I have targeted Felix Jones in multiple leagues.

10/17/12   |   huskerdoug2009   |   2790 respect

Last week I picked up Palmer just in case RG 3 couldn't make it and Brees having a bye.  I didn't need him so I dropped him.  This week my 1st place 6-0 team needed a kicker and wr for 2 bye weeks.  So I picked up Adam Vintieri from the Colts and Devin Hester of Da Bears for wr.