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Waiver Wire Add/Drop Report – Week 7 – 2018

Waiver Wire Add/Drop Report – Week 7 – 2018
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Waiver Wire Add/Drop Report Week #7
by: Fred Schell

(Add Recommendations are based on Yahoo ownership 50% and under)

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Quarterbacks:

Add – Mitch Trubisky, Chicago Bears

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Well I was a little worried last week because I thought Trubisky was going to return to his usual self, however two weeks of fantasy stardom in a row is hard to ignore. After a stellar 6 touchdown performance last week, Trubisky kept up the momentum with another 3 this week.  This also marks the second week in a row with 300+ passing yards and a 120+ quarterback rating. With a 9-1 TD to Interception ratio over the last two weeks, I think he is definitely worth the pick up. If he continue putting up these numbers, he’ll be a starting option throughout the rest of the season. The Bears hype train keeps rolling.

OTHER PLAYERS WORTH THE ADD

  • Case Keenum Denver Broncos
  • Sam Darnold New York Jets
  • Dak Prescott Dallas Cowboys
  • C.J. Beathard San Francisco 49ers

Drop – Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans

It was another tough week for Mariota and the Titans offense. After being shut out by Baltimore, that locks Mariota into his 4th game without a touchdown this season. Also lets look at his yardage totals so far: 100, 103, 354, 129, 117. Other than that impressive showing vs Philadelphia, Mariota has been a bottom shelf fantasy QB. Despite this he is still being held onto in most fantasy leagues for reasons I can’t explain.

Running Backs:

Add – Latavius Murray, Minnesota Vikings

Dalvin Cook is a very good running back, nobody can deny that. However availability is the best ability especially for fantasy football purposes. Cook has struggled to stay healthy so far in his career, and every time he hasn’t been available, Latavius Murray has stepped up. Most recently, Murray put up 155 yards on 24 carries with a TD. While 6.46 yards per carry isn’t a stat you can repeat every week, it makes him worth having on the bench… especially if you have Dalvin Cook on your roster.

OTHER PLAYERS WORTH THE ADD

  • Peyton Barber Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Frank Gore Miami Dolphins
  • Marlon Mack Indianapolis Colts
  • Ito Smith Atlanta Falcons
  • Raheem Mostert San Francisco 49ers

Drop – LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills

This one hurts. Shady is one of the most talented and entertaining RBs of the last decade. As of right now, LeSean McCoy is owned in 90% of leagues. Based on ownership rates, he should be a Top 25 running back. Based on performance it is a different story, his average points per game is rated as the RB45. McCoy has yet to break 100 yards this season on the ground, and still hasn’t found the end zone. It’s time to cut ties with McCoy until the Bills can figure out their offensive situation.

Wide Receivers:

Add – Marquise Goodwin, San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers, despite the loss, shocked a lot of people this week, up until the very end when they got Rodgers’d (I think that term is appropriate at this point in the season). The 49ers were going blow-for-blow with the NFC powerhouse from Green Bay with their backup QB C.J Beathard targeting Goodwin early and often. Going into this week, Goodwin didn’t have a lot of volume, but he was sitting at 11 yards per catch, which showcases how explosive and dangerous he is as a deep threat receiver. Against the Packers however he took 4 catches and turned it into 126 yards and two TDs. 31.5 yards per catch is mind blowing. He will be a good boom-or-bust player for weeks when you need to roll the dice for the win.

OTHER PLAYERS WORTH THE ADD

  • Geronimo Allison Green Bay Packers
  • Taylor Gabriel Chicago Bears
  • Keke Coutee Houston Texans 
  • Chris Godwin Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Christian Kirk Arizona Cardinals 
  • Tre’Quan Smith New Orleans Saints

Drop – Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals

Fitz is another All-time great that I am listing as a drop this week. While many fantasy owners are holding on tight (myself included) it is about time we cut ties with Ol’ Faithful. Fitz has yet to break 100 yards this year and has only broken 50 yards once. He has also not managed to find the end zone yet. At this stage in his career, Larry Fitzgerald doesn’t seem to be a viable option at wide receiver. It’s time to move on.

Tight Ends:

Add – C.J. Uzomah, Cincinnati Bengals 

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Injuries play a big part in fantasy football each season, and there is no better example than the tight end situation in Cincinnati. Starting Tight End Tyler Eifert was loss again for yet another season and backup Tyler Kroft is out indefinitely. Enter Uzomah who has been on the field for 92% of the offensive snaps two weeks in a row and running as the clear cut number 3 option in the Bengals passing game. This is the best TE pickup of the week for those that are in desperate need for that position.

OTHER PLAYERS WORTH THE ADD

  • Chris Herndon New York Jets
  • Vance McDonald Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Nick O’Leary Miami Dolphins 
  • Vernon Davis Washington Redskins

Drop – None

Defenses:

Add – New York Jets

The Jets defense did it again. 3 interceptions against Andrew Luck and one of them came back for a touchdown. While the Colts receiving corp is lackluster, the Jets were missing several key pieces to their secondary and still came up with several big plays. So far this season they are tied with Chicago as the number 2 fantasy defense in the NFL and still are only owned in 32% of leagues.  Want some stats??? Interceptions: 10. Fumble recoveries: 5. Touchdowns: 2. Sacks: 14. I don’t mean to be repetitive with the section of the report, but holy crap PICK UP THE JETS DEFENSE.

Drop – New Orleans Saints

The Saints defense is still a highly owned defense that has yet to perform this season. They are currently a bottom-five fantasy defense. Defenses are easy enough to find in the current fantasy environment and there is no reason to hold onto one that isn’t performing.

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