Doug Coutts
Waiver Wire Wonders - Week 7

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Even though there aren’t a lot of players to get excited about this week, scanning the waiver wire is always worth the time and effort. We have a trio of players in our top categories this week, players that will have an immediate fantasy impact. We are still very high on players like Zac Stacy, Andre Ellington , Chris Ogbonnaya and Terrance Williams so if they are available in your league, they are worth picking up before the players listed here.

We make up for the lack of depth at the top with some extra selections in our speculative categories, players that may have a fantasy impact in the upcoming weeks as their roles become more defined. Some major bye weeks are coming up very soon across the league, with six teams on a bye during the same week, so stock up and prepare for a couple of weeks down the road.

On to this week’s wonders ...

Smokin’ Hot

RB Joseph Randle, Dallas

For the second week in a row, fantasy owners can look to the waiver wire and find a starting running back worthy of being a fantasy starter. The Dallas Cowboys are waiting to hear how long starter DeMarco Murray will be out, and in the meantime it will be Randle that will handle the ball for Dallas. Lance Dunbar is battling a hamstring issue, and that clears the path for Randle to enjoy some very favorable rushing matchups on the Cowboys’ schedule (Philadelphia, Detroit, Minnesota, etc.). Randle will be a very hot commodity on this weeks’ waiver wire, one of the top two according to our friends at fleaflicker.com.

Solid Pickups

WR Jarret Boykin, Green Bay

This is a speculative add, but in the prolific Green Bay passing attack, Boykin will be pressed into immediate service. Early reports indicate that Randall Cobb will miss a significant amount of time, and no timetable has been set regarding James Jones . Someone will need to fill in for those two players, and Boykin is next on the depth chart for the Packers.

WR Kris Durham, Detroit

After an eight-catch, 83-yard performance against Cleveland, Durham gets a bump up from our lowest category in last week’s listing. With Calvin Johnson hurting, Durham was targeted 13 times and he has quickly moved past Ryan Broyles on the depth chart. Matthew Stafford has a lot of confidence in Durham already. He has the potential to stick as the No. 2 wide out for the Lions.



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