Fantasy Football 2014: Week 7 Key Matchups
Taking a Look at the Week 7 Waiver Wire Trends
Before Week 7 begins in the NFL, we fantasy owners have a little bit of time to check out some of the trending players out there on the waiver wire to see if anyone looks like a good start this week. With that in mind, we’ve checked out a few of the hot trends right now and compared them to their matchups this week. Here are some names you should consider adding if you’re in the market for a new face on your fantasy roster.
Arizona Cardinals Defense: Let’s start things out with our defensive stringer this week, which is the Arizona Cardinals. The squad scored their first touchdown of the year in Week 6 against the Redskins, and also recorded two sacks, three picks and a fumble recovery.
The Cards will head to Oakland this week to face the Raiders, and though the boys in silver and black did well against the Chargers last week, we don’t think it’ll last.
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Brandon LaFell, WR, New England Patriots: If you need a WR this week, LaFell is your guy. He’s coming off a four-catch outing against Buffalo that resulted in 97 yards and two touchdowns. That game gives him three scores in his last three games.
LaFell gets a short week; He’ll see the lowly Jets secondary on Thursday. Everyone in a Patriots jersey will likely do well there.
Isaiah Crowell, RB, Cleveland Browns: Now let’s move on to the “Who’s playing the Jaguars?” portion of our program. That honor this week falls to the Browns, and Crowell is sitting there begging to be utilized in deeper leagues.
He posted 77 yards and a touchdown last week, and has emerged as the team’s No. 2 back behind Ben Tate. After Jacksonville, Crowell has a couple other good matchups coming in the Raiders and Buccaneers.
Jordan Reed, TE, Washington Redskins: Reed is back in the conversation as a TE1 after last week, so make sure you give him a look. He caught eight balls for 92 yards against Arizona, and should be earning his playing time back as the team eases him into action.
Reed will get the Titans this week, and though it’s not as juicy a matchup as, say, the Cowboys (who he gets in Week 8), he should still remain productive.
Joe Flacco, QB, Baltimore Ravens: It’s time to pick up Flacco. In Week 6, he destroyed the Buccaneers secondary with a 306-yard, five-touchdown performance that erased any doubts after his hiccup against the Colts.
Flacco has now scored at least 12 points in five of six weeks, and at least 17.5 in three of those. He’ll get another solid-looking matchup this week when the Falcons come to town.
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