Fantasy Football 2015: Week 7 Sleeper Picks
Taking a Look at the Week 7 Waiver Wire and Sleeper Trends
October 23, 2015
It’s a fantasy football Friday, and that means it’s time once again to take a look at the waiver wire and check out some of the sleeper options for Week 7 in the NFL. Let’s check out the numbers and see if anyone works for your roster as a risk/reward play this weekend.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, New York Jets: The Jets have their biggest matchup of the season this weekend against the Patriots on the road, with New England being the favorites.
Fitzpatrick has his work cut out for him, but the matchup looks good on paper. He’s logged two passing touchdowns in four of five games so far, and will see a Pats defense that’s been pretty permissive to opposing quarterbacks. Plus, he’ll probably be playing from behind.
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Benjamin Watson, TE, New Orleans Saints: We’ve talked about Watson a little bit this week, as he’s a popular sleeper option at TE. He posted a career game in Week 6, with 10 grabs for 127 yards and a TD.
Watson hadn’t caught more than four balls this year before that game, and he only did that once. Still, if the Falcons game was a breakout, we could be seeing the beginning of a run of nice numbers.
Miami Dolphins Defense: The Dolphins D hasn’t been as good as advertised in the preseason, but they finally got on track against Tennessee in Week 6. They posted six sacks, two picks and two fumble recoveries in that one, also scoring their first defensive TD of the year.
The ‘Phins will host a pretty bad Houston team in Week 7 and should continue their pass rushing dominance there.
Malcom Floyd, WR, San Diego Chargers: Floyd logged a nice outing in Week 6 against the Packers, with five catches for 95 yards. Perhaps the most reassuring stat, however, was his 12 targets.
The Chargers receiving corps is pretty banged up right now, so Floyd gets an up-tick in value simply because of that. He could find some space against Oakland on Sunday.
Charles Sims, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: We like Sims as a sleeper RB this week, and you only have to look at his recent stats to see why. He’s posted at least 11.2 fantasy points in each of his last three games, and seems to be earning more touches with every week.
The matchup against the Redskins isn’t that great, but Sims will probably be able to find more room against Washington than No. 1 RB Doug Martin.
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