Week 7 Waiver Wire: Tim Tebow Leads Waiver Wire Players Worth Starting

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterOctober 17, 2011

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 9: Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos prepares for the game against the San Diego Chargers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 9, 2011 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Bart Young/Getty Images)
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There has hardly been more hype to surround a backup quarterback. On Sunday, Tim Tebow will finally get to strut his stuff as an NFL starting quarterback, and fantasy owners should take notice. 

This is not just some throw away QB. Tebow has real value as a fantasy starter, especially considering that you can have him for free in most leagues. 

Here is our weekly look into the bargain bin of fantasy players. Bye weeks and injuries mandate that we rummage at least once a week, and these players will make that endeavor painless. 

The moment that every Denver Broncos player has been waiting for has arrived. Those that have a fantasy team are sure to have taken Tebow long ago in their leagues. It's time for you to join them in their efforts. 


1. Tim Tebow: The Denver Broncos have finally thrown up their hands and shouted that they have indeed given up. They couldn't keep Tebow from the starting lineup any longer. You wanted him, Broncos fans? Well, now you have him. 

I can guarantee that the Broncos will do everything in their power to make sure Tebow shines. A bye week gave them a chance to retool the offense to his talents. Expect some yards by air, and a boatload on the ground. If you are in a deep league, Tebow would be a blessing in disguise. 


2. Devin Hester: Devin Hester finally went off this past weekend, only to suffer a late injury. The news is good and Hester should once again be on the field against Tampa Bay. 

The Bears have a burner in Hester and should target him against a porous secondary in the Buccaneers. This will be another fruitful game for Hester. 


3. Arrelious Benn: Benn showed once again that he is the marquee target down field. If there is going to be a huge throw downfield, it's going to Benn. 

He may not be a consistent target, but has been getting far more touches in recent weeks. The good part is that when he is thrown to, it's for a good amount of yards. The big plays will benefit those owners begging for a receiver in a bye week. 

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