Dynasty Waiver Wire: Week 7 (Fantasy Football)
Levi Chappell discusses which players you should consider grabbing from your dynasty league’s waiver wire in Week 7.
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Have you ever woken up on a Saturday morning craving a good bowl of cereal? You open up the cupboard and you see Cheerios, Grape Nuts, and Fruity Pebbles, so obviously you reach for the box of sugary goodness…easy choice, right? You pour the cereal into the bowl, drizzle some milk on top, and now you are ready to chow down. You then take one bite and realize that you are eating one of the most overrated cereals of all time (if you are going with pebbles, why not cocoa?). You taste that weird, fake fruit taste and instantly regret your choice. But you already poured the milk and you don’t want to waste it, so you power through and eat the entire thing.
You might be wondering what on God’s green earth am I talking about? Well, your fantasy team may be like a bowl of fruity pebbles at this point. On Sunday morning you turn the TV on to watch your team or your players, only to be sorely disappointed. Yet the game is already on and what else are you going to do on a Sunday anyway? Yardwork? Actual work? Something responsible? No way…you are watching football whether your team is a dumpster fire or not.
The one thing you get to look forward to with a team that is limping towards the finish line is the prime choice of waiver wire players. So let me break down some players that you may want to keep on eye on this week, and by all means…choose Cocoa Pebbles.
Some of the names that I will be listing below and in future articles will already be owned in your league. If you are in a 10-team league, many of these players may be available, but if you are in a 12- or 14-team league, fewer may be available. For the most part, I will be listing players that are owned in fewer than 40% of 12-team leagues.
Raheem Mostert (RB – SF)
I am pretty confident that he is available in your league, even if you have a 24-team league. One of the biggest surprises of the week was a healthy Alfred Morris dropping a big fat goose egg for carries and points. The 49ers seemed perfectly comfortable rolling out Mostert and a banged up Matt Breida. I would expect Breida’s role to increase a bit more when he regains his health, but Mostert showed that he is very capable of handling a workload after turning 12 carries into 87 yards.
Cole Beasley (WR – DAL)
From Weeks 2-5, Beasley averaged 2.5 catches per game for 30 yards. He was hardly on anyone’s radar due to the complete lack of effectiveness in the Cowboys’ passing game. Needless to say, he is now on people’s radar again. Beasley turned in a monster performance of nine catches for 101 yards and two scores. He seems to have a good chemistry with Prescott when the passing game is actually working, and he utilizes his quickness well to get open.
Jermaine Kearse (WR – NYJ)
Kearse had been relegated to a minimal role in the new offense, sitting behind Quincy Enunwa, Terrelle Pryor, and Robby Anderson. But with injuries to Pryor and Enunwa on Sunday, Kearse took advantage, catching nine balls on 10 targets for 94 yards. Kearse has shown that he can be a productive wide receiver as recently as last year with Josh McCown at quarterback. If Pryor or Enunwa have to miss anytime in the upcoming weeks, look for Kearse to have streaming/bye week potential.
Chester Rogers (WR – IND)
Rogers is a guy that I have mentioned before, but I am bringing up his name again because his percentage owned in leagues has not moved much despite Rogers settling in as Luck’s favorite wide receiver target with T.Y. Hilton out. Hilton will be back soon, but Rogers has moved into the WR2 role in Indy, and that itself carries some value. His stat line on Sunday of four catches for 55 yards is not all that impressive, but he did receive a whopping 10 targets, which is always encouraging to see.
David Moore (WR – SEA)
Moore’s percentage owned barely moved even after scoring two touchdowns in Week 5. Everyone thought it was a fluke game, and it may have been. So what did Moore do in Week 6? He caught another touchdown. While he is only catching two-to-three passes a game, he is making his impact count. He has passed Jaron Brown as the team’s WR3 behind Doug Baldwin (when healthy) and Tyler Lockett (also has an extensive injury history). If Baldwin or Lockett miss anytime during the season, that moves Moore into a starter’s workload with Russell Wilson tossing passes. It could be a whole lot worse.
Josh Reynolds (WR – LAR)
Cooper Kupp looks like he avoided a serious injury on Sunday, but could miss a bit of time regardless. Insert Reynolds. The Rams are kings of three-wide receiver sets, so if Kupp does miss time, Reynolds will see the field…a lot. He hauled in two catches for 39 yards on a limited role. Reynolds is worth a deep stash on your roster, especially if you own one member of the three-headed monster (Brandin Cooks, Robert Woods, Kupp).
Other names to watch out for:
- Paul Richardson (WR – WAS)
- Ricky Seals-Jones (TE – ARI)
- Jalen Richard (RB – OAK)
- C.J. Beathard (QB – SF)
- Chris Herndon (TE – NYJ)