1st and 5

Week 7 is upon is. Week 6 was kind of interesting. Some things changed, some thing stayed the same. Let’s take a look at the waiver wire, shall we?

QB: Derek Carr, Raiders- The Raiders might have finally found their man in the rookie QB. He tossed 4 TDs vs a pretty good Chargers team. At this time of the year, Pickens is really Slim indeed. Keep an eye on: Michael Vick, Jets- should be replacing Geno Smith any day now. Kyle Orton, Bills- should keep getting better as the season goes on.

RB: Benjamin “Benny” Cunningham, Rams- No clue why the can’t seem to run the ball, but Stacy has been pretty disappointing. Benny has scored a TD in each of the last 2 weeks. Keep an eye on: Couple names I suggested before- Antone Smith, Falcons- I have no idea why he can’t get more than a couple two-three carries a game. This guy is a game changer. This week will be a good time to use one of the 2 Ravens running backs: Justin Forset, who has been fairly steady in limited use and Bernard Pierce, who are going up vs Atlanta.

WR: Malcolm Floyd, Chargers- If he stays healthy, he could continue to be a factor for Philip Rivers as he continues his MVP type season. Keep an eye on: A couple weeks ago, I brought up Brandon LaFell, Patriots- Doesn’t look like anyone listened. He grabbed 4 passes for 97 yards and 2 TDs and could be one of Brady’s favorite targets. Next to ‘yo soy fiesta’ of course. James Jones and Andre Holmes could be interesting WRs in Oakland with Derek Carr throwing early and often. Might not be as consistent as Carr is a rookie QB.

TE: Jordan Reed, Redskins- Reed is back and had a nice day on Sunday. Go snag him if he’s still on your league’s waiver wire. Keep an eye on: Scott Chandler, Bills- Kyle Orton is a veteran QB and veteran QBs know how to use the tight end (there’s a joke in there somewhere). Clay Harbor, Jaguars- I’m not going to pretend I know who this dude is but nobody in the entire ESPN Fantasy league has him on their team, so there’s that.

D/ST: Colts, Packers, Ravens, Dallas- still surprised all of these are out there in my league. If you are in a 10 team league and have good options out there, you can always keep one D/ST and pick up a new one now and then for matchups if you need to.

Look to trade for: I don’t get into trades often but there are a couple guys out there you might be able to acquire for a nice price: Cam Newton, Panthers- Looks like he is back into form. Mark Ingram, Saints- Still listed as out but he is coming off the bye week. If his hand is good he should be ready to roll. LeSean McCoy, Eagles- He seems like he is ready to break out, last week he had his first 100 yard game of the season. They are on the bye week now and hopefully will realize they need to get him 20-25 touches going forward. They also got at least 1 lineman back. If you can get Shady cheap, go do it.

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