Fantasy Football 2014: Week 7 Waiver Wire Update
Taking a Look at the Week 7 Waiver Wire Trends
It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means--it’s time for our weekly look into the waiver wire trends in the world of fantasy football. Today’s installment is the Week 7 edition, and with all the injuries and big performances over the weekend we’re seeing quite a bit of movement. Let’s take a closer look at the current waiver wire trends and see if anyone looks like a good fit for your team.
Cleveland Browns Defense: We’ll start things out today with our stringer defense of the week in the Browns. they kept the Steelers at bay in Sunday’s matchup, holding them to 10 points while picking up a pair of sacks and a pick.
The good news on the Browns D, however, is their upcoming schedule. They’ll face the Jags, then Oakland, then Tampa Bay.
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Andre Holmes, WR, Oakland Raiders: Speaking of Oakland, we’ve got a promising WR name there for you. Holmes was targeted eight times against the Chargers, finishing with four grabs for 121 yards and two touchdowns.
That gives Holmes nine grabs, 195 yards and three touchdowns in his last two appearances. He has 20 targets in that same frame. Not too shabby.
Jerick McKinnon, RB, Minnesota Vikings: If you’ve been a frustrated Matt Asiata owner this year, you should consider moving on to Jerick McKinnon. He got more touches this past week, turning his 17 chances into 82 total yards in a pretty tough matchup against Detroit.
McKinnon seems to have more upside than Asiata, so he’s the guy to go with in Minnesota. This Buffalo game looks like a rough matchup, but it’ll get easier from there.
Mohamed Sanu, WR, Cincinnati Bengals: If you haven’t picked up Sanu by now, what are you waiting for? He posted another stellar outing against Carolina, logging 10 grabs for 120 yards and a touchdown.
Sanu is now the go-to guy in Cincinnati with A.J. Green hurting. He hasn’t scored less than nine fantasy points since Week 1, and has been in double-digits three times. He’s a must-have guy now.
Antone Smith, RB, Atlanta Falcons: Even though we’re a little offended at Smith’s low volume of touches, he’s still turning his chances into fantasy gold. He caught four balls against the Bears for 64 yards and a touchdown, but only got six touches overall.
Still, that makes four straight weeks that Smith has found the end zone. The Atlanta coaching staff keeps saying they’re going to get him more involved, but we’ll believe that when we see it. They certainly need to utilize him as much as possible.
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