Week 7 – Waiver Wire Pickups
Greg Little –
The Browns talented rookie received buzz late last week in fantasy circles because Cleveland’s coaching staff awarded him a starting job. Little failed to disappoint as he posted six receptions for 72 yards and appears to be Colt McCoy’s favorite target in the passing game. One one play Little just missed scoring a touchdown as he fell down around the one-yard line, but the rookie should be viewed as a respectable WR-3 play this coming week against the Seahawks.
While the Browns have struggled to find a vertical passing game Little can get down the field, and his number will likely be called on a majority of their deep shots. If anything, Little has become the top possession receiver for McCoy in recent weeks and should provide decent numbers.
Look to Little as a bye week fill in for standard leagues, and in PPR leagues he should be a weekly starting WR-3 because he will likely catch at least five receptions most weeks.
Demaryius Thomas –
Don’t look to second year receiver Demaryius Thomas as a starter this week unless your desperate for a bye week fill in. That said, Thomas has a world of talent and his presence in the Broncos passing game is a big reason why Brandon Lloyd was allowed to move on to the Rams. It’s time for the Broncos coaching staff to see what they have in their young talent and if Thomas looks good returning from an Achilles injury at the start of the year, he could be an option to start.
DeMarco Murray –
With Felix Jones down with a high ankle sprain, and Tashard Choice a recent player talked about in trade discussions, look to rookie DeMarco Murray as the starting tailback in Dallas. Murray led the Cowboys in carries after Jones left the game and a tasty matchup against the Rams should make him an instant flex play start.
Murray’s ability to catch the football, gives him added value, especially in PPR leagues so if he plays well he should remain in your starting lineup as long as Jones is out.
Montario Hardesty –
With Peyton Hillis likely out because of a hamstring injury, Montario Hardesty will have a chance to be the feature back in Cleveland. The Seahawks have a respectable defense against the run, but Hardesty has enough talent to give your team start-worthy production as a flex play going forward. It appears the Madden curs is alive and well, as Hillis is one of the bigger busts in fantasy this year, so make sure you acquire Hardesty off the waiver wire.
Maurice Morris –
Look for the Lions to hold Jahvid Best out of this weeks game after he suffered another concussion against the 49ers. Best has a history of concussion problems, and he’s already suffered two this year. While it’s unknown how long Best will be out, it wouldn’t surprise me if the Lions decide to keep him off the field until after their week nine bye.