2013 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Advice: Get 'Em or Don't Sweat 'Em Week 7

Ryan LesterSenior Writer IOctober 14, 2013

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 22:  Brandon LaFell #11 of the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 22, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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There were some unusual heroes this week in fantasy football. There always are. Let’s take a look at them and see if they are worthy of your fantasy rosters.


Nick Foles, QB, Philadelphia Eagles

Nick Foles threw for 296 yards and three touchdowns against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He added another score on the ground.

It was a great performance, but he is only worth considering if Michael Vick remains out.

Ruling: Don't sweat 'em.


Andre Ellington, RB, Arizona Cardinals

Andre Ellington ran for 56 yards and a touchdown on seven carries against the San Francisco 49ers. He also caught five passes for 36 yards. He continues to produce despite a limited number of touches.

Ruling: Get 'em.


Brandon Jacobs, RB, New York Giants

Brandon Jacobs ran for 106 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a turn-back-the-clock performance against the Chicago Bears.

He should be owned in most fantasy football leagues, but don’t expect another game like this.

Ruling: Get 'em.


Riley Cooper, WR, Philadelphia Eagles

Riley Cooper caught four of six targets for 120 yards and a score against the Bucs. He hadn’t done much on the field prior to this outburst. I’d need to see more.

Ruling: Don't sweat 'em.


Tandon Doss, WR, Baltimore Ravens

Tandon Doss caught four of six targets for 99 yards against the Green Bay Packers. He has 204 yards in his past three games, but I’d still hesitate to add him.

Ruling: Don't sweat 'em.


Kris Durham, WR, Detroit Lions

Kris Durham caught eight of 13 targets for 83 yards against the Cleveland Browns. He’s worth keeping an eye on, but not using him for a roster spot.

Ruling: Don't sweat 'em.


Brandon LaFell, WR, Carolina Panthers

Brandon LaFell caught all four of his targets for a career-high 104 yards and a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings.

He has three touchdowns in his past three games. Plus, his bye week is behind him. I had him as a deep sleeper last week. He isn’t a bad depth option.

Ruling: Get 'em.


Kenny Stills, WR, New Orleans Saints

Kenny Stills caught all three of his targets for 64 yards and a touchdown. He is not consistent enough to rely on, though.

Ruling: Don't sweat 'em.


Jeff Cumberland, TE, New York Jets

Jeff Cumberland caught four of five targets for 59 yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was his third decent fantasy performance in a row.

He’s worth a look if you’re in need at tight end.

Ruling: Get 'em.


Timothy Wright, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Timothy Wright caught seven of nine targets for 91 yards. He had five catches for 41 yards in Week 4. Keep an eye on Wright, but don’t add him just yet.

Ruling: Don't sweat' em.


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