Fantasy football: Week 7 wavier wire advice

QB Mike Glennon.

It was against a pretty bad Eagles team, but it was also without WR2 Mike Williams. Tampa gets another bad defensive team, the Atlanta Flacons, in Week 7. Remember, the dirty birds just got torched by another rookie QB, Geno Smith.


QB Nick Foles.

This guy is an absolute must-own if you're a Michael Vick owner and might be worth it as a back-up QB even if you aren't. He's yet to throw an interception versus six touchdown passes, and even ran for a score. Even when Vick is 100 percent, it might be hard for Chip Kelly to bench Foles.


QB Josh Freeman.

More of a speculative add, the Vikings didn't sign Freeman to let him sit on the bench. Remember, this was a playoff team last year. If he does get the start, he's got a juicy match-up against the Giants. Unfortunately, the Vikings receivers are pretty bad no matter who is throwing them the rock.

RB Brandon Jacobs.

I put this with the caveat that the Bears defensive line was really hurting up front. But, right now, there seem to be no challengers to Jacobs for carries with David Wilson possibly done for the year and Da'Rel Scott out a few weeks. I made the case for Wilson before his injury because he had nice match-ups coming up, and Jacobs now inherits that schedule. I couldn't honestly start him unless I'm totally desperate, however.

RB Zac Stacy.

If you weren't a believer after his 78-yard performance against the Jags, then his 90 total yards against the Texans might convince you. Houston has problems, but defense hasn't typically been one of them. He's got an OK match-up against Carolina this week, but the biggest thing is he's a clear-cut No. 1 RB for his team and those guys don't grow on trees, especially with a couple of 6-team bye weeks coming up.

RB Andre Ellington.

How many more weeks can I beat this drum? Ellington continues to make the most out of his touches, which are basically identical to starter Rashard Mendenhall. The spry rookie is just doing a lot more with them. His value, unfortunately, is capped by coach Bruce Arians not thinking he's big enough to handle 20 touches a game.


RB Joseph Randle.

Demarco Murray owners knew he was an injury risk. It just wasn't abundantly clear through the early part of the season who would handle the load while he was out. Lance Dunbar was actually a more popular handcuff early on, but he's also injured. The rookie gets plugged into a pretty explosive offense, albeit one that strugled at times against the Redskins this past week, and has a pretty tasty match-up with the Eagles.

WR Rueben Randle.

The Giants third WR has gotten a lot of looks the past few weeks, the beneficiary of the team playing catch-up every week. There is also talk that Hakeem Nicks might be moved before the trade deadline, making Randle the No. 2 to Victor Cruz in an offense that's going to throw the ball a ton. Get him while you still can. (Side note: If the Giants are serious about moving Nicks, you may want to try to work out a trade for him in your league. If he winds up in Atlanta for example, that could bring a lot of value to him with a fresh start.)

WR Harry Douglas.

If you have to roll out Douglas, you're hurting in a big way. But, he might be the default No. 1 WR in Atlanta this week if Roddy White doesn't suit up (and even still, White hasn't exactly been up to snuff while battling various injuries all year).


TE Jeff Cumberland.

He was the Jets leading receiver Sunday and had a big game two weeks ago. He'll be the biggest beneficiary of Kellen Winslow's suspension, but I wouldn't want to count on him regularly.