So far this season I am at least two games over .500 in all six of my fantasy leagues, including my team the P&G-sponsored Blogger Fantasy Football League* (where the winner goes to the Super Bowl!). One of the main reasons I have been able to be so consistent this year that I don’t procrastinate each week when it comes to improving my team.
It’s imperative that you’re ready with waiver claims before the weekly deadline, or that you pounce on guys immediately after the waiver period has ended. And obviously you want to grab the right guys. That’s why each week we run down players at every position who can help you out for that week and beyond.
Here are our waiver wire sleeper targets for Week 7.
Fantasy Football Week 7 Waiver Wire Sleepers
Note: the Lions, Texans, Colts, and Jets are on bye in Week 7.
Remember, the rules for this post are that a player must be owned in less than 50% of Yahoo leagues to be included. And I focus on guys who are playing in Week 7, although I’ll recommend players on bye if they especially stand out as valuable long-term acquisitions.
Fantasy Football Week 7 Waiver Wire Sleepers: QB
Bradford remains owned in less than 50% of leagues, so he is eligible for this list.
In Week 6, against a decent San Diego defense and without his top target (Mark Clayton), Bradford threw for 198 yards and a score. That isn’t great production, but it’s solid enough if you own Peyton Manning or Matt Schaub and need a bye week fill-in. Tampa Bay has been giving up a lot of fantasy points to opposing QBs recently.
Kevin Kolb, Philadelphia (48%, at Tennessee)
Will he play? That’s the question. If he does, there is a good chance that he will put up good numbers. Kolb threw 3 TDs in Week 6, which was his second straight productive week, and the Titans can be had through the air.
I wouldn’t use a high waiver priority on him because of the presence of Vick, but if you’re in a pinch in Week 7 Kolb could be a nice one-week stopgap if he ends up playing.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, Buffalo (9%, at Baltimore)
There is a good chance that Baltimore will go up big early against Buffalo. If that’s the case, then Fitzpatrick will be throwing a lot, and Baltimore is not perfect in the secondary. Consider this: Fitzpatrick has thrown 7 TDs and 2 INTs the last three weeks. That’s pretty good. Hey, garbage time TDs and yards count just as much.
Fantasy Football Week 7 Waiver Wire Sleepers: RB
Chris Ivory, New Orleans (9%, vs Cleveland)
Wow, where did that come from, New Orleans running game?
After weeks of doing, well, not a whole hell of a lot, Chris Ivory led a resurgent rushing attack for the Saints. He carried the ball 15 times for a whopping 158 yards. In Week 7, he has a pretty good matchup against the Browns.
The question here is: will Pierre Thomas be back? That we don’t know, but I wouldn’t bet on it. If Ivory gets the carries all to himself, he’s proven he can do something with them.
I know I usually pick a third RB, but there really weren’t any other guys that warranted a mention. Pickings are starting to get slim, as you’d expect this time of year.
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