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Week 7 Standard/PPR Waiver Wire Targets


Nick FolesWe’re through 6 weeks of sweet sweet NFL football, and it’s time to look at the waiver wire options we have going forward. Below is a look at some players to target on the Week 7 waiver wire for your standard and PPR leagues. Happy hunting and good luck!

Nick Foles (QB, Eagles)

I guess the Eagles offense looks more or less the same regardless of whether it’s Vick or Foles at QB.  Foles has been excellent filling when Vick has been injured, so going into Week 7 he definitely has potential. Foles has a 127.9 passer rating during his time playing in 2013 and he’s available in over 97% over ESPN leagues. Keep an eye on Vick’s injury status, and Foles could be a great start if Vick is out another week.

Brandon Jacobs (RB, Giants)

All indications suggest that struggling Giants running back, David Wilson, will miss significant time with a neck injury. Whether the injury is season-ending or not, I’m sure Wilson owners have been seeking other options. Brandon Jacobs is your guy. He stepped up with a solid performance in Week 6 as he carried the ball 22 times for 106 yards and 2 TDs. He’s the best option at RB for the Giants right now, and it’s nice to see that he was very involved. He’s working through a hamstring injury right now, and that’s worth watching as he preps for a Monday night game in Week 7. Jacobs is available in 98% of ESPN leagues.

Joseph Randle (RB, Cowboys)

With DeMarco Murray suffering an MCL sprain that could sideline him for several weeks, it’s time to look at other options in the Cowboys backfield. Randle saw 11 carries in Week 6 after Murray’s injury, and he potentially has the edge over Phillip Tanner and Lance Dunbar. It will likely be a platoon filling in for Murray, but Randle seems like the better option.

Andre Ellington (RB, Cardinals)

Ellington’s number of carries has been creeping up each week, and it appears they’re moving to a full on committee in Arizona with him and Mendenhall. That said, Ellington clearly has more upside and he’s one Mendenhall injury away from getting the chance to rise into a feature back role. He’s been an excellent pass catcher out of the backfield and that’s a good sign in the Bruce Arians pass heavy system.

Jarrett Boykin (WR, Packers)

Green Bay had a rough Week 6 in terms of injuries. Both Randall Cobb and James Jones left the game with injuries. Early speculation is that they may have dodged the bullet on major injury, but either or both of them may miss time. That means other wide receivers on the roster are going to have to step up in the Packers pass happy offense. Boykin should step up as a preferred target if Cobb and/or Jones miss time.

Joseph Fauria (TE, Lions)

Fauria is a big big tight end, and recently he’s been a big target for Matthew Stafford.  He has 5 touchdowns thus far in 2013, and that’s pretty impressive.  The downside, of course, is that he isn’t seeing very many targets. In Week 6 he was targeted three times and he caught all three passes for touchdowns. He’s certainly a boom/bust TE option, but he could be a great spot start.

Jordan Reed (TE, Redskins)

It’s fairly clear that Reed has stepped up into the starting tight end spot for Washington, and that gives him decent scoring potential. In Week 6 he had the second most targets on the team behind Pierre Garcon. His role stands to increase going forward, so he could be a very good TE option down the stretch.


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