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Waiver Wire Advice: Week Seven

We’ll be covering some of the hot names on the majority of dynasty league waiver wires each week for our premium content members.  These players will likely be owned in a great minority of dynasty leagues.  We won’t waste your time with bigger names who are likely owned in your league like Alfred Morris, or the likely one week wonders like Dante Rosario because you guys are just too good for that.  We’re simply going to cover some players who could be targets this week if you have an open roster spot and are willing to throw a dart and hope to get lucky.

Just remember one very important thing – you’re in a dynasty league, not a re-draft league. Don’t get too enamored by the one hit wonders and drop your young projects in a quest to find lightning in a bottle. Savvy dynasty league owners will tell you the best players on the wire each and every year end up being the ones dropped by impatient owners, not the ones who suddenly break out. We won’t repeat any names here, so check out the names we’ve already mentioned at the bottom of this list.

Some interesting injuries occurred this week, perhaps opening the door for some key younger players.

With that being said, here are this week’s picks in order of priority:

Montario Hardesty, RB CLE

It doesn’t appear that Richardson’s injury (rib) is serious but Hardesty did show some ability as an inside runner when called upon.  Should Richardson miss any time, he makes for a possible RB3 against Indi in week seven.

Cedric Peerman, RB CIN

Peerman only got a single carry against Cleveland, but he chipped in with eight receptions for 76 yards. BenJarvus Green-Ellis isn’t exactly Arian Foster and Bernard Scott is done for the year.  Maybe, just maybe, Peerman can establish a role this time?

Felix Jones, RB DAL

While we await the MRI to come back on DeMarco Murray, Jones turned in a nice performance as Murray’s back-up, notching 14 rushes for 93 yards. Don’t expect him to be anything other than he has been since coming into the league, but he could be a starter if Murray’s sprain is of the high ankle variety.

Phillip Tanner, RB DAL

Tanner received 9 carries (31 yards) as Felix Jones’ backup.  If Jones were to miss any time, Tanner would get the bulk of the work.  With the trade deadline approaching and Tanner possessing both youth and good size, anything is possible.

Derek Hagan, WR OAK

Nothing to get overly excited about but the 28 year old receiver did have four receptions for 85 yards on Sunday and gave the Raiders a spark.  He seems to have the ability to come up big when needed.  Oakland receivers leave a lot to be desired but Hagan is making a case for more time.

Marlon Moore, WR MIA

Looking for a virtual unknown with a little upside.  On a team looking for receivers, enter Marlon Moore.  At 6’0″ and 190 pounds, Moore isn’t a physical specimen but he made a little noise in the pre-season and caught his first three balls of 2012 for 46 yards and a touchdown.  He’s worth a shot in deeper leagues.

Josh Cooper, WR CLE

Cooper made his seasonal debut on Sunday and caught two of his three targets for a total of 39 yards.  Weeden’s OSU teammate has prototypical slot receiver size and potential and the chemistry between the two is obvious.  He’s a long-shot for sure, but the Browns need a quality underneath target.

Ricky Stanzi, QB KC

Someone has to start in Kansas City … I think.

Ray Lewis’ Backup, LB BAL

Ray Lewis will end the season on IR and likely so, too, ends his fantasy career.  As someone that has ownedLewis from the first year in my longest running dynasty league, I’ll likely be dropping him with a heavy heart.  In his place, look for either Jameel McClain and Dannell Ellerbe to fill in.  Odds on favorite for the most snaps will be McClain but neither likely warrants immediate addition.  If you’ve got the space, take a chance on McClain but don’t break a finger doing it, it’s just not that important.

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Matt Wertz
9 years ago

If you had an open spot, due to dropping deadweight, who would you rather have Hardesty or Tanner?

Paul Merkel
Reply to  Matt Wertz
9 years ago

Hardesty – He was one of the top RBs in the 2010 class – maybe he can put it together. plus he is a FA in 2014.

Admin
Reply to  Matt Wertz
9 years ago

I’d rather have Hardesty by quite a bit. I’m not sure he can hold up to the pounding of the NFL, but if he gets carries, he’s been productive in spurts. He’s the more talented back.

stolenmeat
9 years ago

Is it too early to think about Grimes RB NYJ ? ( I was a week late on Powell. )

Admin
Reply to  stolenmeat
9 years ago

I don’t think it’s too early as long as you temper your expectations. The Texans of all teams know PS running backs can be valuable & they elected to roster Forsett over him (not a knock on Forsett at all) for a reason.

Derek Poe
9 years ago

What about Johnny White?

stolenmeat
Reply to  Derek Poe
9 years ago

Wow, I didn’t see that news, thanks for the heads up!

JBlake
Reply to  stolenmeat
9 years ago

Don’t dislocate a joint reaching for Johnny White. He didn’t do much with his injury opportunities with Buffalo (3.6 yds/carry over the last 2 years), so don’t expect much from him in Green Bay, a team that pretty much refuses to run the ball. Given the choice between White and Grimes, I would rather stash Grimes.

Admin
Reply to  Derek Poe
9 years ago

Derek,

I’ve always liked Johnny White. He hasn’t done a lot with his few opportunities so far, but I think he could be a RB2/3 in Green Bay for the rest of the year & could get a few chances to prove himself. Not bad for a stash in a deep league.

Roger Bahl
9 years ago

I’m not getting any production out of my TE’s. It’s a non-ppr league. I have Fleener and Tamme. Would you be patient with what I have or would you drop one and pick up Jarred Cook?

Admin
Reply to  Roger Bahl
9 years ago

I think you can safely drop Tamme at this point for a younger, more explosive, more targeted Cook.

BAM Nation
9 years ago

For the rest of the season who si the best candidate to pick up out of Joque bell, Phil Tanner or Montario Hardesty?

Tks!

Gaelen Kash
Reply to  BAM Nation
9 years ago

Bell

trey sands
9 years ago

would you drop Ballard for Peerman?

stolenmeat
Reply to  trey sands
9 years ago

I wouldn’t, no way.

Roger Bahl
9 years ago

I have Vick, Luck, and Kolb. We have to roster 3 qb’s. Non-ppr. 6 points passing td’s, more points when a qb runs a td in. I think I want to drop Kolb. Can’t decide who to pick up. What do you guys think I should do? Notable FA’s that I like.

Nick Foles
Colin Kaepernick
Blaine Gabbert

JBlake
Reply to  Roger Bahl
9 years ago

Kaepernick if you want the most talented player on your roster; Foles, if having an injury caddy for Vick is important to you.

bamabengal
9 years ago

I have Jacob Tamme. Should I drop him an pick up Joel Dreeson. It will cost me a small contract penalty. My other TE is F Davis and Chandler.

BAM Nation
9 years ago

Not sure if you guys are looking here today.

From a long term play should I keep Jon Baldwin?

Also I have Shawn Draughn should I drop him and pick up Goodson or Tanner?

Thanks!
B

BAM Nation
Reply to  BAM Nation
9 years ago

I currently have at RB:
Turner Sproles Pead Brown Bell and Draughn
Thanks!
B

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