NFL Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups – 2016 Week 7
Jay Cutler – CHI (5% owned): No seriously. Stop laughing. Hoyer is out. Matt Barkley as a starter? Cutler is cleared to return. He’ll be a low QB2. In 2 QB leagues, he’ll give you a good week or so then you can hate him again. He’s got Jeffery (great news for his owners), Zach Miller, and other WR options. He has the Vikings in week 8, not good. Out of his 9 week bye, Cutler goes against the Buccaneers defense (middle of the road), Giants defense (bad), Titans (not great here kids), and 49ers (LOL).
Ryan Fitzpatrick – NYJ (19% owned): Sure he comes of like a whiner but he’s going against the Cleveland Browns so that’s something to be excited about. If he throws 7 more INTs, he’s probably getting pulled for Bryce Petty or NickfromCWE’s favorite QB… he who shall not be named.
Trevor Siemian – DEN (11% owned): He has the Chargers, Raiders, and Saints coming up. That alone, plus his ability to be just a little more than a game manager, makes him worthy of a roster spot. His overall talent isn’t stellar but his supporting cast and schedule are great.
Devontae Booker – DEN (36% owned): This offense is getting really good. This offense is a run offense. CJ Anderson and Devontae Booker could become the new Devonta Freeman/Tevin Coleman. If you have CJ Anderson, get Booker if you can. Don’t be shocked if Booker gets more and more of Anderson’s work.
Alfred Blue – HOU (2% owned): Lamar Miller was confusingly out for some of the game (possibly injury). Twitter users, myself included, were not happy. Alfred Blue looked good. Denver’s run defense isn’t shut down but still, Blue ran about as well as he ever has. It is definitely something to monitor and Alfred Blue could make for a really nice pickup.
Matt Asiata – MIN (22% owned): He got more touches than Jerick McKinnon. Not only that but McKinnon got hurt. Asiata is probably not going to run for 200 yards but he can get the job done on short yardage and goal line plays. A 40 yd 2 or 3 TD game isn’t out of the question for him.
Davante Adams – GB (20% owned): 13 catches, 132 yds, 2 tds do anything for you? The Packers have nothing at RB. This will be even more a pass happy offense than it was before. Take advantage of that.
Ty Montgomery – GB (63% owned): This is your last chance! After this week, you can expect that ownership to be up over 80%. Montgomery is going to continue to fill in for the injuries in the backfield, and is becoming an easy target for Aaron Rodgers.
Cordarrelle Patterson – MIN (2% owned): I could have easily said Enunwa or Jamison Crowder but Patterson has less than 5% ownership across the board. Diggs came back and Patterson had 7 catches for 67 yards and a TD. He’s played well the last 3 games. He’s a lottery ticket pick / flyer but you could do worse.
CJ Fiedorowicz – HOU (8% owned): Brock Osweiler thus far has been a turd. With that said, he does like throwing short passes to his TE. Fiedorowicz has 14 catches and 2 TDs over his last 3 games.
Ladarius Green – PIT (8% owned): Rumors of his demise have been.. well… they could still be true. He plans (team plans?) on him practicing. You can attempt to snag him now and have him ready for when Ben comes back. If Green is healthy, I like him as a stash. If he goes on IR, he’s useless. You could get him for $1 in FAB if you try to get him now. The talent is there. Hopefully the health is as well.