Fantasy Football Week 7 Winners, Losers, And Waiver Wire Wonders

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Fantasy Football Week 7 Winners, Losers, And Waiver Wire Wonders
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By Derek of The Sportmeisters

 

Week Seven of the season is in the books. Here are my winners, losers, and waiver wire wonders from the week. Let’s go!

 

Winners

QB – Tony Romo – Dallas Cowboys – 21 Completions, 29 Attempts, 311 Yards, 3 TD, 31 Yards Rushing

Romo finally had a performance worthy of his draft status this past week. He threw for 311 Yards and three touchdowns against Atlanta.

He faces the Seattle Seahawks this week and looks to be a safe play after two consecutive games with two or more Touchdowns.

 

QB – Carson Palmer – Cincinnati Bengals – 20 Completions, 24 Attempts, 233 Yards, 5 TD

This is the Carson Palmer we all remember before all the injuries. He threw for 233 Yards and five touchdowns last week against Chicago.

He looks to be back to his old self and should be a safe play after this week’s bye.

 

RB – Cedric Benson – Cincinnati Bengals – 37 Carries, 189 Yards, 1 TD

Benson smashed his old team last week and showed everyone that he means business. He ran for 189 Yards and scored his fifth touchdown. He now has 720 Yards in seven games and looks to be a must start after the bye.

 

RB – Shonn Greene – New York Jets – 19 Carries, 144 Yards, 2 TD

Greene finally saw his first real action of the season after Leon Washington went down last week. He took full advantage and ran for 144 Yards and scored twice.

With Washington now out for the year, Greene will get his half of the carries and looks to be fantasy relevant after Week Eight against a good Miami Run D.

 

RB – Ricky Williams – Miami Dolphins – 9 Carries, 80 Yards, 3 TD, 2 Receptions, 12 Yards

Williams has been excellent so far this year and had a monster game this past week against his former team. He rushed for 80 Yards on just nine carries and found the end zone three times against New Orleans.

He now has five Rushing Touchdowns on the year, which is one more than he had all of last year. He has a tough matchup this week against the Jets, but could be quite useful depending on the matchup.

 

WR – Miles Austin – Dallas Cowboys – 6 Receptions, 171 Yards, 2 TD

Austin proved last week that his week five performance was no fluke. He had six catches for 171 Yards and two Touchdowns last week against Atlanta.

He now has 16 Receptions for 421 Yards and four Touchdowns since becoming a starter. He looks to be a safe play this week against Seattle.

 

WR – Chad Ocho Cinco – Cincinnati Bengals – 10 Receptions, 118 Yards, 2 TD

Ocho Cinco has now put up back-to-back 100+ Yard games for the first time since weeks two and three of 2007.

He is back to being a top tier fantasy receiver and has 39 Receptions for 573 Yards and five Touchdowns on the year. He is a must-start receiver after the bye week.

 

WR – Wes Welker – New England Patriots – 10 Receptions, 107 Yards, 1 TD

Welker is healthy again and has 20 Receptions for 257 Yards and three Touchdowns in the last two games. He has 46 Receptions for 484 Yards and four Touchdowns in just five games.

He has a bye week this week, but is a must start Receiver after that.

 

TE – Owen Daniels – Houston Texans – 7 Receptions, 123 Yards, 1 TD

Owen Daniels has quickly become a top tier fantasy Tight End. He is Matt Schaub’s favorite target as of late, catching 22 balls for 295 Yards and three Touchdowns in the last three games.

He has 39 Receptions for 497 Yards and five Touchdowns on the year and should be started every week.

 

Losers

QB – JaMarcus Russell – Oakland Raiders – 6 Completions, 11 Attempts, 61 Yards, 0 TD, 2 INT, 1 FUM

Russell’s miserable season continued against the Jets last week. Not only did he throw two Interceptions and lose another Fumble, he was benched in favor of Bruce Gradkowski in the second quarter.

He has now thrown eight Interceptions and lost five Fumbles on the year and should not be owned in any league.

 

QB – Derek Anderson – Cleveland Browns – 12 Completions, 29 Attempts, 99 Yards, 0 TD, 1 INT

Anderson had yet another miserable game last week against Green Bay. He completed just 12 passes for 99 Yards and threw another Interception.

He has now thrown seven Interceptions and Fumbled four times this season and has just three total Touchdowns (2 passing, 1 rushing). He is another guy who should not be owned in any league.

 

RB – Jonathan Stewart – Carolina Panthers – 7 Carries, 25 Yards, 4 Receptions, 20 Yards

Stewart was expected to run all over a terrible Buffalo Run D last week, but manager just 25 Yards on the ground and caught four passes for another 20 Yards. Not bad, but like I said, not what was expected.

He has a tough matchup this week against Arizona’s Run D (ranked first in the NFL), but keep him on the bench for future matchups as Carolina needs to run the ball to win.

 

RB – Matt Forte – Chicago Bears – 6 Carries, 24 Yards, 4 Receptions, 25 Yards

Chicago just hasn’t been able to get Forte and that running game going this year. He had yet another down game, rushing for just 24 Yards on only six carries and catching four passes for 25 Yards.

He has just 318 Yards on the ground thus far and has just one Touchdown. Don’t give up on him yet, as I am sure they will get him going soon.

 

RB – Brian Westbrook – Philadelphia Eagles – 3 Carries, 13 Yards

 

Can Brian Westbrook ever stay healthy? Not only did he miss week three with an injury, he left Monday’s game with a concussion and is questionable for this week’s game against the Giants.

He has just 197 Yards rushing and two total Touchdowns due to those injuries and I wouldn’t start him until he gets it going again.

 

WR – Terrell Owens – Buffalo Bills – 3 Receptions, 27 Yards

This season has been a bust so far for T.O. in Buffalo. He has just 18 catches for 242 Yards and only one Touchdown and is now being thrown to by Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Until they figure out how to involve him more in the offense, keep him on the bench.

 

WR – Braylon Edwards – New York Jets – 1 Reception, 14 Yards

Edwards was held in check by Oakland last week, but that was mainly due to the Jets only throwing the ball 15 times as they relied mainly on the Run.

Edwards will be much more effective this week against Miami and should be a safe play from here on out.

 

WR – Roy Williams – Dallas Cowboys – 1 Reception, 16 Yards

So I guess Williams isn’t better than T.O. after all. While T.O. has just 18 catches, Williams has just 12 and has missed a game due to injury.

Don’t drop him yet, but keep him on the bench until Romo can figure out how to get him the ball.

 

TE – Kellen Winslow – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 2 Receptions, 9 Yards

Winslow has been up and down all year. However, that has a lot to do with the fact that Tampa Bay has used three different guys at QB. He has 31 catches for 295 Yards and four Touchdowns and has been Tampa’s best Receiver.

I would be wary of starting him from here on out as rookie Josh Freeman has been named the new starter and the Tampa offense is terrible.

 

Waiver Wire Wonders

WR – Sidney Rice – Minnesota Vikings – 10 Receptions, 136 Yards

Rice appears to be the Minnesota WR that has the most chemistry with QB Brett Favre as he has a team leading 33 Receptions for 545 Yards and two Touchdowns on the year. He had another great game last week with 10 Receptions for 136 Yards against Pittsburgh.

He has a tough matchup this week against Green Bay (ranked fourth vs. the pass), but is available, being owned in 98 percent of CBS Sports/NFL.com leagues, 86.5 percent of ESPN leagues, and 85 percent of Yahoo leagues. Grab him if you can.

 

RB – Shonn Greene – New York Jets – 19 Carries, 144 Yards, 2 TD

Greene finally saw his first real action of the season after Leon Washington went down last week. He took full advantage and ran for 144 Yards and scored twice. With Washington now out for the year, Greene will get his half of the carries and looks to be fantasy relevant after week eight against a good Miami Run D.

He is available, owned in 75 percent of CBS Sports/NFL.com leagues, 45.1 percent of ESPN leagues, and 51 percent of Yahoo leagues, so grab him if you need some RB depth or a bye week filler.

 

WR – Miles Austin – Dallas Cowboys – 6 Receptions, 171 Yards, 2 TD

Austin proved last week that his week five performance was no fluke. He had six catches for 171 Yards and two Touchdowns last week against Atlanta. He now has 16 Receptions for 421 Yards and four Touchdowns since becoming a starter.

He looks to be a safe play this week against Seattle, but is barely available, owned in 99 percent of CBS Sports/NFL.com leagues, 94.3 percent of ESPN leagues, and 92 percent of Yahoo leagues. Grab him and start him, if you can.

 

WR – Austin Collie – Indianapolis Colts – 4 Receptions, 36 Yards, 1 TD

Collie has more than made up for the loss of Anthony Gonzalez. He has 24 Receptions for 264 Yards and four Touchdowns in six games and looks to be becoming a favorite target of Peyton Manning.

He is owned in 83 percent of CBS Sports/NFL.com leagues, 52.5 percent of ESPN leagues, and 65 percent of Yahoo leagues, so grab him while you can and remember that he plays with Peyton Manning.

 

That’s all for now sports fans. Any questions or concerns, email me at Derek@Sportmeisters.com .

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