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Oct. 14, 2014 - Bill Dubiel

Wide Receiver Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups and Adds

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Week 6 was not kind to wide receivers. Some of the top talent didn’t play in Week 6, and a handful got injured in the action. Many fantasy lineups aren’t as threatening without A.J. Green, Calvin Johnson, or Victor Cruz in them.

If you are one of those unfortunate owners, you surely could use some help at the WR position. Cruz is likely done for the year, and the Green and Megatron injuries are tricky ones that could linger.

Below, I will take a look at some Week 7 wide receiver waiver wire pickups and sleepers, based on their current ownership numbers and fantasy outlooks. Each week of the fantasy football season, I’ll also give you a bonus player to avoid (usually someone who might be a popular pickup that I disagree with).


Fantasy Football Wide Receivers (WR)

Odell Beckham Jr. (WR, NYG) – Owned in 34% of Fleaflicker leagues

Beckham will see a significant increase in targets, particularly in the slot, with Victor Cruz likely out for the season. To be fair, Eli and the Giants offense as a whole looked like garbage in Week 6, but I think it was more a result of the Eagles defense playing well and the Eagles offense controlling the ball. Beckham is immensely talented, and with Cruz gone, Rueben Randle will draw plenty of attention on the deep shots. I think the rookie will become Eli’s go-to on short routes, as he is more talented thanPreston Parker, and Tom Coughlin knows it. He’s also got good enough hands to be a considerable red zone threat, as well.

Baller Move: Add in all PPR leagues / deeper standard leagues


Andre Holmes (WR, OAK) – Owned in 5% of Fleaflicker leagues

I stand corrected on Andre Holmes. Two weeks ago, I had him as a player to avoid, but I can now say that I am buying into him. Derek Carr is a legitimate pass-thrower, and Holmes will benefit from Carr’s gun-slinging ways. James Jones is still technically the WR1 on the depth chart, but we’ve seen the best we’ll see from him in his career. Holmes has a very high ceiling, and with the Raiders having almost no shot at the playoffs, I think they’d benefit from seeing what they have in Holmes. I wouldn’t consider him a weekly fantasy starter just yet, but if you need a bye fill-in or injury replacement, Holmes could be a very nice FLEX option.

Baller Move: Add in deeper PPR leagues, monitor in standard leagues

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