Week 7 Pickups: Sneaky Values at Wide Receiver You Should Add

Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistOctober 18, 2012

SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 16:  Kendall Wright #13 of the Tennessee Titans reacts to his touchdown run during the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on September 16, 2012 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Are you a fantasy owner with the bye-week blues? Are you searching high and low for a few wide receivers on the waiver wire and don't know where to turn?

Well, you've come to the right place, my friends. Your search for a few diamonds in the rough has come to an end.

Now, full disclosure—I don't expect any of these guys will suddenly become studs or win you many matchups. These are players I think either have shown upside moving forward or could be a nice source of steady (albeit modest) points.

But every little bit helps, right? 


Josh Gordon, Cleveland Browns

I'm a major advocate of adding Gordon via waivers this week, which I've detailed here. The gist of that argument?

  • He has a combined 35 fantasy points (and three touchdowns) the past two weeks.
  • He's a deep threat, and the only one Cleveland has.
  • Who else on this team is going to steal his targets? Go ahead and think about it, I'll wait.
  • He plays the Indianapolis Colts this week. They've given up nine passing touchdowns this year.


Kendall Wright, Tennessee Titans

We keep it real with the rookies. Wright has been good for 6.6 fantasy points or more this season four times, including the past three games in a row. His 52 targets also lead the Titans by a wide margin, so it's clear he's a major part of this offense. 

Wright has more value in points-per-reception leagues, but as the season goes along I think you'll see him more and more involved in the passing game. And with a matchup against the Buffalo Bills this week (28th in fantasy points allowed to opposing wide receivers), he's a decent flex play if you're in a pinch.


Jeremy Kerley, New York Jets

Kerley is owned in 43.1 percent of ESPN leagues and 40 percent of Yahoo! leagues, so there's a pretty good chance he's available. He's a pretty solid add this week.

He's had at least nine fantasy points three times this season, he's probably Mark Sanchez's most reliable target at wide receiver at this point and the New England Patriots are 29th in fantasy points allowed to opposing wide receivers.

He's not the sexiest waiver-wire option, but he could offer you some value if you're in need of a flex play. He's worth an add, especially if you have those bye-week blues.


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