Week 7's Best Waiver Wire Pick Ups at Each Position

Nick FContributor IIIOctober 16, 2011

Colt McCoy: Worth Adding?
Colt McCoy: Worth Adding?Jason Miller/Getty Images

Sunday Night is the time to pounce on free agents in your fantasy league. If you want to be the guy who picks up the hot player, you can’t wait until Monday or Tuesday.

You need to do it tonight, ideally right after reading this article. Without further ado, here is one player to pick up at each main position, plus one bonus flex player.

RB: Earnest Graham, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Graham rushed for 109 yards on just 17 carries today against the Saints while filling in for an injured Blount. He also had 22 yards receiving, though he failed to find the end zone.

Blount is likely to miss next week’s game against Chicago. The Bears are giving up the 12th most fantasy points per game so far this year, so Graham could be a great bye week fill in or flex start.

QB: Colt McCoy, Browns

McCoy has thrown for over 200 yards in each of his five games this season, including a 350 yard outburst against Tennessee. He has also had two touchdowns in three of those games, including today’s loss to Oakland.

Colt isn’t likely to have a huge game for you, but he isn’t likely to throw up a single digit stinker either. Pick him up if you could use a solid 15 point game from your bye week QB next week.

TE: Fred Davis, Washington Redskins


Despite the horrific quarterback play from the Redskins today, Davis managed to have 95 receiving yards today. He had a solid first two weeks before falling off in weeks three and four, but he looks to be back on track now.

He was likely dropped in your league due to his two poor showings and subsequent bye week. He gets to go up against the poor Carolina pass defense next week, so another solid outing is likely.

WR: James Jones, Green Bay Packers

Jones didn’t have a great game, but he did have a touchdown to go with his 35 yards. Not a great game, but it somewhat validates his break out game from last week.

There is fantasy goodness to go around in Green Bay, so chances are he will see a decent amount of yards and/or a touchdown next week when they go up against a less than stingy Minnesota defense.

Flex: Jacoby Jones, Houston Texans

Against a ball-hawking Ravens defense, Jones managed to put up 76 yards and one touchdown. Perhaps more importantly, he had seven targets. Last week he had 11 targets. Clearly he is still a fairly large part of the Texan’s offense.

Going up against Tennessee next week isn’t the best match up, but as long as he gets a high number of targets, he should still be able to put up a solid line as a flex position fill in.