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ON SECOND THOUGHT: Week 7

WIDE RECEIVER

Now comes the Wide Receiver, Chris Godwin.  Godwin is available in 60% of leagues and has scored a touchdown in 4 of his 5 games this season. He even averages 4.5 catches a game, so why would I think you should not take him? Side note – if you are in a PPR league and you are looking for bye week help then yes, you should grab him.

Everyone else should think twice.

First of all his touchdown pace is not going to continue, it just won’t, it is that simple.  Secondly, if you are in a standard league, know that he averages less than 50 yards a game. That means without a touchdown you would average less than 5 points a game with him in our line-up.  There are other options that average more yardage than that.

Cole Beasley is the first that comes to mind.  Beasley is averaging close to what Godwin is, but he seems to be showing signs of breaking out as one of the Cowboys main contributors.

On Sunday in a route of Jacksonville Beasley pulled in 9 catches for 101 yards and two touchdowns. Though I am not high on Dak Prescott, is does seem that those two are forming a bond which can only be great for Beasley owners. Beasley is available in 92% of leagues and the Cowboys face the Redskins in Week 7 in a match-up that should have Cole putting up nice numbers for his owners.

Taylor Gabriel started off the year getting multiple catches each game but just not for a lot of yards. Then two games ago something seemed to click between him and Mitchell Trubisky when he caught 7 passes for 104 yards and 2 touchdowns, only to follow it up this week with 5 catches for 110 yards. If you are keeping track that is 12 catches for 214 yards and 2 touchdowns over the last 2 weeks.  If you do not think there is a place in your line-up for that type of production then I can’t help you. It does not seem that Chicago sees Gabriel is the gimmick type player that the Falcons did.  He will probably be very valuable in Week 7 to Trubisky as the Bears face the Patriots and their offense will need all the help it can get.

TIGHT END

Ricky Seals-Jones is a Tight End that owners are interested in after his 5 catch 69 yard outing on Sunday. Rumor has it that he is one of Josh Rosen‘s favorite targets which is great reason to pick him up in most cases. The problem is that still does not amount to much on a team that seems to prefer to run the ball first. Seals-Jones only has one touchdown on the year and that 69 yards was by far his highest outing of the season.

If you need tight end help Seals-Jones has a floor that goes too low for my tastes.  Instead I would consider, C.J. Uzomah.

Last week I had mentioned Tyler Kroft as he was the tight end heir apparent after Tyler Eifert went down for the season to injury. Now Kroft ended up injured this last week.  That leaves Uzomah who had already showed signs of brilliance this season and happens to be available in 85% of leagues. Kroft is going to be out for a while, if not the rest of the year, so now the whole enchilada belongs to Uzomah who is starting to find a nice rapport with Andy Dalton. Uzomah caught 6 passes for 54 yards on Sunday’s loss to he Steelers. The good news is that it is only going to get better from here on out. He will be practicing with the number 1’s and will be Andy’s check down when all heck breaks loose, which with Dalton, is quite often.

O.J. Howard is still available in 65% of leagues which I do not understand.

Howard had a great game on Sunday catching 4 passes for 62 yards and a touchdown. Earlier when I mentioned the Buccaneers Barber and all the check downs he would most likely be getting from Winston, I said that he would be one of two receiving those check downs. The other is Howard, who will continue to be a big time player for Winston and that Tampa Bay offense. It is odd that I mentioned a Tampa Bay player in all 4 positions this week but with the change over to Winston it changes the game and the way the Bucs play it.

So cash in on the new Sheriff in Tampa Bay and help your fantasy team out wherever you have a need.

So there you have it, in a strange turn of coincidence, if there is a tight end on the wavier wire in Week 7 and they have a J in their name, it seems to be a sign to pick them up, C.J., O.J., and Jones, and I didn’t even mention Jesse James. Okay, I’m slightly kidding there, but in all seriousness, if you take into consideration what we have discussed so far you should do just fine in Week 7 on the waivers.

Green Bay, Oakland, Pittsburgh and Seattle are all on byes this week.

Good luck and as always, thanks for reading.

About Rick Olson

Rick joined FantasySharks,com as a staff writer in 2013, though he fell in love with fantasy football in 1988 with the first league he played in. In his articles he tries to feature players off the radar or deeper than most since, in his experience, by the time a player is a waiver wire "must have" they are not usually available in most leagues.