Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Week 7 Waiver Wire and Flier's


Josh Freeman – Coming off his week 5 Bye, perhaps Freeman and the Bucs offense have their act together after he posted 328 yards and 3 TD’s in week 6.  Freeman got both of his big WR’s Mike Williams and Vincent Jackson involved and this week he goes up against New Orleans, who allow the 6th most fantasy points to QB’s.  With many Qb’s on bye, Freeman is more than serviceable this week. He has low QB1 upside in this matchup.

QB Flier

Brandon Weeden – Weeden in wk 6 had 231 yards and 2 TD’s with 1 interception. This week he faces the Colts and they allow the 13th most fantasy points to QB’s.  The emergence of Josh Gordon along with Trent Richardson is a blooming fantasy trio.


Felix Jones – DeMarco Murray has been ruled out for week 7. In relief of Murray last week Jones got 92 yards and a TD on 18 rushes.  He should certainly reach 18 carries against the Panthers in week 7 and they are allowing the 5th most fantasy points to RB’s.

Montario Hardesty – When Trent Richardson went down, Hardesty ran for 56 yards on 15 carries and scored 1 TD. With Richardson’s week 7 status dubbed “uncertain,” Hardesty could end up facing the Colts who allow the 3rd most fantasy points to RB’s.

RB Flier’s

Philip Tanner – Felix cannot carry the full load and it’s likely that Murray’s injury will be multi-week or at least susceptible to reinjury.

Daryl Richardson – Tough schedule but getting half of the carries.


Mike Williams – See Josh Freeman (above). Additionally New Orleans allows the 3rd most fantasy points to WR’s.

Donnie Avery – In week 6 Avery got 13 targets. His week 7 opponent? The Cleveland Browns, who allow the 2nd most fantasy points to WR’s. Shutdown corner Joe Haden will likely shadow Reggie Wayne.

WR Flier’s

Josh Gordon – 197 yards and 3 TD’s in last three games. Week 8 he faces the Colts allowing 8th most fantasy points to opposing WR’s.

Brandon Gibson – Week 6 Gibson converted 9 targets into 6 catches and 91 yards.  Week 8 Gibson faces the Packers who allow 12th most fantasy points to WR’s and the Rams will have to throw to win.


Tony Scheffler – Week 6 he had 5 targets, 3 receptions and 81 yards. He’s already had his bye and if facing the divisional Bears in a Monday Night Showdown and they allow the 12th most fantasy points to TE’s.