Oct 22, 2012
The seventh week of NFL games is over and the waiver wire as active as ever which is a good thing as we hit the middle of the bye weeks. This week in particular presents some quality waiver options at quarterback, running back and tight end. 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.
Quick Note: Not all players that had strong Week 7 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 8 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Cut List.
QUARTERBACKS—PICK THEM UP
Brandon Weeden, QB, Cleveland Browns
Despite his record as a starter, Brandon Weeden has looked extremely solid so far this season. If you take out his Week 1 welcoming to the league by the Philadelphia Eagles, Weeden has averaged 278 yards, 1.5 touchdowns and one interception per game. He also has the benefit of always playing from behind and because of that he has averaged nearly 40 passing attempts per game. He looks to have finally created some chemistry with his receivers as well. This week Weeden completed passes to nine different receivers. That’s pretty encouraging out of a rookie.
Weeden obviously can’t be treated as an elite talent but he is starting to look like a great spot play. This week he goes against a San Diego Chargers’ defense that has given up an average of 279 yards and 2.3 touchdowns per game. That’s an excellent matchup for a quarterback coming off his third straight game with multiple touchdowns. Weeden is owned in only 24% of FleaFlicker leagues so feel free to grab him now as a one week spot play or even a long term backup with upside.
Consider Adding In: 10-Team, 12-team and 14-team Leagues particularly two-quarterback leagues or as a bye week fill-in
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