Fantasy Football's Week Seven Waiver Wire Pickups are here! These free agents should be monitored for upcoming bye week starts or roster depth. Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis and the New York Jets have a Week Seven bye. These players are available in the majority of standard ESPN and Yahoo! leagues as of October 17th.
Chad Henne, Miami Dolphins – Henne now has averaged 300 yards passing and two touchdowns over his last three starts. Week Seven Henne hosts the same Pittsburgh defense that allowed 283 yards passing and a score to Colt McCoy in his first NFL start. The Steelers did terrorize the rookie recording five sacks and two interceptions so don’t expect smooth sailing with Henne. Henne has plenty of offensive weapons at his disposal including Brandon Marshall. Henne is available in 37% of ESPN leagues and 57% of Yahoo! leagues.
Colt McCoy, Cleveland Browns – Setting aside the sacks and interceptions, McCoy looked decent in Pittsburgh. His top three receivers were his two tight ends and running back so he was using his safety valves effectively. He ended the day completing 70% of his passes for 281 yards and a score in his first NFL start. He put up more fantasy points in Week Six than Philip Rivers, Tom Brady and Brett Favre. McCoy travels to New Orleans in Week Seven and we will be monitoring his progress closely. The rookie is available in 99% of ESPN leagues and 98% of Yahoo! leagues.
Chris Ivory, New Orleans Saints – The undrafted rookie torched a Tampa Bay defense that was constantly on their heels on Sunday. Ivory turned 16 touches into 175 yards. Ivory has competition when Pierre Thomas and Reggie Bush return from injury and is sharing touches with Julius Jones and Ladell Betts. Ivory has considerable upside but he is in a very competitive backfield. New Orleans hosts Cleveland in Week Seven and Ivory is available in 98% of ESPN leagues and 91% of Yahoo! leagues.
Danny Woodhead, New England Patriots – Woodhead appears to be filling in with Kevin Faulk out for the season. Woodhead led the Patriots in touches with 16 for 115 yards. The former Jet has already sat out his bye week and has wide receiver and running back eligibility in both Yahoo! and ESPN. New England travels to San Diego in Week Seven and Woodhead is available in 94% of ESPN leagues and 84% of Yahoo! leagues.
Jerome Harrison, Philadelphia Eagles – Harrison was swapped for Mike Bell this week and would immediately have value if LeSean McCoy aggravates his rib injury. He is still nursing a thigh injury and was inactive against Atlanta in Week Six. Philadelphia travels to Tennessee in Week Seven and Harrison is available in 39% of ESPN leagues and 68% of Yahoo! leagues.