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THE FIRE SALE: Week 7

I think all this Odell Beckham nonsense is ridiculous. I’m delighted OBJ asked the kicking net to marry him and I’m glad He accepted. I’m sure the two will be very happy together.

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Now on with The Fire Sale

Going Up

Dak Prescott, QB Cowboys – That Dak and Dunk offense sure is boring. The Cowboys keep blowing everyone out and he’s averaging around 20 fantasy points per game without Dez Bryant. Dak did throw his first career interception on Sunday. I guess you can hold off on that Hall of Fame induction…for now.

Jay Ajayi, RB Dolphins – I got so many questions on Twitter Sunday about starting Arian Foster. Not only shouldn’t you start Foster, you should cut him. Adam Gase said he didn’t want to have a committee at running back. There’s no committee. Ajayi is the clear-cut starter. Foster is dealing with a two-month groin injury. I’m not sold on the Dolphins running game looking that good every week, but Ajayi should be the top waiver wire target in most leagues.

Kenny Britt, WR Rams – Britt is on pace for over 1,300 yards with Case Keenum as his quarterback. I’m told either the guy who fired Darryl Strawberry on The Apprentice or Bill Clinton’s wife is going to be the leader of the free world. Rex Ryan has arguably the best team in the AFC not led by Tom Brady. Those are all the signs I need. Goodbye world. It’s been fun.

Donte Moncrief, WR Colts – Thank goodness for Montee Ball. If it weren’t for Ball, my Phillip Dorsett call may be the worst of my 18-year fantasy career. Dorsett has been an absolute disaster as a starter. Moncrief was owned in close to 100-percent of fantasy leagues before getting injured. He was dropped in almost half because owners simply couldn’t wait for him to return. Moncrief is still at least a couple of weeks away from coming back from a fractured scapula but if he’s available and you have the roster room, grab him now. The second Moncrief gets cleared, we’ll never see Dorsett again. That moment can’t come soon enough for me.

Hunter Henry, TE Chargers – It’s extremely rare that a rookie tight end makes a weekly fantasy impact. You can count those guys on one hand. Now when you’re counting you have to add Henry’s name to that list. The return of Antonio Gates hasn’t derailed Henry. He caught 6-of-8 targets for 83 yards and a touchdown against the Broncos. Henry led the Chargers in targets, receptions and yardage versus one of the NFL’s top defenses. He’s gone over 61 receiving yards in each of the last four games and scored in three straight. He’s the real deal. If you’re starting tomato cans at tight end like me (see below) go get Henry immediately. Shockingly, he’s still available in 50-percent of fantasy leagues.

About Thomas Casale

Thomas began playing fantasy football back when owners had to mail in their starting lineups and work out trades over the phone. He started writing The Fire Sale in 1998. Since then his articles have appeared on numerous web sites sites including Fantasy Sharks, USA Today and SI.com.