Fantasy Football 2015: Week 7 Key Matchups
Taking a Look at the Week 7 Waiver Wire Trends and Favorable Fantasy Matchups
October 21, 2015
It’s Wednesday, and that means it’s time for our weekly look at the waiver wire to check out some of the favorable matchups looming in fantasy football. There are plenty of noteworthy options out there if you need a new addition to your roster. Let’s visit some of the numbers and see what we’ve got.
Stefon Diggs, WR, Minnesota Vikings: Diggs is a popular pickup over the past couple of weeks, as he’s put together some nice performances. He posted seven receptions and 129 yards in his last outing against the Chiefs.
Diggs has 19 targets in his last couple of games and has turned those into some solid fantasy returns. He’s got a favorable matchup looming against the Detroit pass defense.
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Washington Redskins Defense: If you’re stringing defenses this year, why not give the Redskins a try? In each of their last three games, they’ve scored double-digit points, coming up with eight sacks, three picks and five fumble recoveries in that span.
The Redskins get Tampa Bay this week, and after a bye and a game at New England they’ve got some nice matchups looming.
Benjamin Watson, TE, New Orleans Saints: For you gambling types out there, we have an intriguing TE selection in Watson. He’s coming off a career night, posting 10 grabs for 127 yards and a TD against Atlanta.
Watson has a touchdown in each of his last two games, and has turned into a reliable safety option for Drew Brees. The matchup against the Colts isn’t that great this week, but it’s hard to ignore the numbers.
Blake Bortles, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars: You’ll find Bortles out there in many leagues, and that won’t last too much longer if he keeps playing like this. He logged 25.9 fantasy points against Houston, with 331 yards and three touchdowns.
Bortles has seven passing scores in his last two games, and goes into Week 7 against a vulnerable Bills pass defense. He’s a nice low-end QB start here.
Thomas Rawls, RB, Seattle Seahawks: Here’s another fairly risky start that could pay off. Rawls posted some nice numbers in the absence of Marshawn Lynch, but returned to just one rush for eight yards in Week 6.
That said, the Seahawks have a quick turnaround this week and may have to rely on Rawls more than usual to spell Lynch. The team gets a nice matchup here against San Francisco’s rush defense. Rawls could turn a few opportunities into low-end value.
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