Oct 15, 2012
The sixth week of NFL games is over and the waiver wire is finally showing some fresh faces again at all the positions except for tight end. This week in particular presents a great opportunity to snag a long term starter at wide receiver. Bye week fill-ins at quarterback are numerous and as usual, more running backs got injured this week thereby vaulting their backups into fantasy football relevance. A majority of the waiver wire adds we recommend this week are the same ones we recommended last week which goes to show just how useful this article can be for getting the jump on potential adds. Be sure to check your waivers for the “Carryovers from Last Week” because in most cases those guys hold the most value. Stay tuned for the cut list we publish every week so you know who you can safely drop.
Quick Note: Not all players that had strong Week 6 outings are on this list, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t have value. If you have any questions about free agents not discussed in this article, head over to the forums and we’ll help you with the answers. If you are wondering who to cut to pick these one of these players up, stay tuned for our Week 7 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Cut List.
KICKERS—PICK THEM UP
Dan Bailey, K, Dallas Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys and Dan Bailey play the Carolina Panthers in Week 7 who are giving up the most fantasy points to kickers in the league (3.2 field goals per game).
In case you need more convincing than that, Bailley is averaging two field goals per game over his last three and the Cowboys offense finally seems to be clicking. They’ve still been having trouble finishing drives though, so Bailey should be a solid play. He’s out there in 60% of fantasy leagues so grab him. Bailey is set up to easily be a top five kicker this week.
Consider Adding In: 10-team, 12-team and 14-team Leagues
Carryovers from Last Week: Blair Walsh (Minnesota Vikings)
Kicker Watch List: Lawrence Tynes (New York Giants), Phil Dawson (Cleveland Browns), Adam Vinatieri (Indianapolis Colts)
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