NFL Fantasy Football: Last-Minute Waiver Wire Must-Haves for Week 7

Chris Faig@@ULuminaryCorrespondent IOctober 23, 2011

NFL Fantasy Football: Last-Minute Waiver Wire Must-Haves for Week 7

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    After an exciting first six weeks of the 2011-12 NFL season, many new faces are on the radar of fantasy football owners all over. From WR Dane Sanzenbacher to WR Devery Henderson, many rookies and even some underrated veterans, have started out the new season with a bang.

    Now, entering Week 7, there are many intriguing matchups that will draw some fantasy sleepers into the spotlight.

    With a ton of hidden gems still available on waiver wires in many leagues, add one or more of the following waiver wire must-have's to your squad where needed ASAP.  

WR Mohamed Massaquoi, Cleveland Browns

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    Height: 6'2''

    Weight: 207 pounds

    College: Georgia

    Week 6 Stats: at Oakland, three receptions for 30 yards and one touchdown.

    Week 7 Opponent: vs. Seattle Seahawks (2-3)

    Percent Owned (according to ESPN): 7.2

    Mohamed Massaquoi had a slow start to the 2011, but has recently been getting more involved in the Cleveland offense scoring two touchdowns in the last three games.

WR Preston Parker, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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    Height: 6'0''

    Weight: 200 pounds

    College: North Alabama

    Week 6 Stats: vs. New Orleans, two receptions for 32 yards and one touchdown.

    Week 7 Opponent: vs. Chicago Bears (3-3)

    Percentage Owned: 4.0

    With boosted productivity of late, scoring two touchdowns in his last three games, I expect Preston Parker to have solid night against a tough Chicago defense.  

WR Steve Breaston, Kansas City Chiefs

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    Height: 6'0''

    Weight: 189 pounds

    College: Michigan

    Week 6 Stats: at Indianapolis Colts, four receptions for 50 yards and two touchdowns.

    Week 7 Opponent: at Oakland Raiders (4-2)

    Percentage Owned: 25.4

    If you're in need of a receiver, Steve Breaston should be your first choice, if available, in your respective league.  Breaston has caught fire the past few games against the Chargers, Vikings and Colts, and you can expect that to continue in Week 7.

QB Colt McCoy, Cleveland Browns

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    Height: 6'1''

    Weight: 215 pounds

    College: Texas

    Week 6 Stats: at Oakland Raiders, completed 21-of-45 attempted passes for 215 yards, two touchdowns, a 46.7 completion percentage and a 75.7 QB rating.

    Week 7 Opponent: vs. Seattle Seahawks (2-3)

    Percentage Owned: 27.4

    If you've been having trouble with your starting quarterback this year, Colt McCoy is a great pickup.  He won't overwhelm you with fantasy points, but you can expect a consistent 15 per game.  

    McCoy hasn't made too many mistakes so far this year, completing 121-of-217 attempted passes for 1,199 yards, eight touchdowns, three interceptions, a 55.8 completion percentage and a 78.1 QB rating.

WR Jabar Gaffney, Washington Redskins

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    Height: 6'2''  

    Weight: 200 pounds 

    College: Florida 

    Week 6 Stats: vs. Philadelphia Eagles, two receptions for 55 yards.

    Week 7 Opponent: at Carolina (1-5)  

    Percentage Owned: 6.5

    Even though Jabar Gaffney has been in the league for 10 years and has played for four different teams, many football fans still have no clue who the wide receiver is. This year, you can expect that to change if only his quarterback can deliver him the ball more often.

    Gaffney has been able to contribute when he touches the football, but doesn't get targeted as much as he should.  However, against Carolina you can expect big numbers from Gaffney.  It's quite a favorable matchup. 

WR Arrelious Benn, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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    Height: 6'2''   

    Weight: 220 pounds 

    College: Illinois 

    Week 6 Stats: vs. New Orleans, three receptions for 83 yards and one touchdown.

    Week 7 Opponent: vs. Chicago Bears (3-3)

    Percentage Owned: 2.2

    Arrelious Benn had his best game of the 2011 season against the Saints in Week 7.  Expect Benn to build off of this performance in London against the Bears.

WR Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks

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    Height: 5'10''

    Weight: 189 pounds 

    College: Stanford 

    Week 5 Stats: at Giants, eight receptions for 136 yards and one touchdown. 

    Week 7 Opponent: at Cleveland Browns (2-3) 

    Percentage Owned: 30.5

    Doug Baldwin has had fantastic performances in the last two weeks against the Giants and Falcons, recording a total of 13 receptions for 220 yards and one touchdown.  Baldwin will have another explosive game against the struggling Cleveland Browns.

WR Devery Henderson, New Orleans Saints

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    Height: 5'11''

    Weight: 200 pounds 

    College: LSU 

    Week 6 Stats: at Tampa Bay, one reception for 12 yards.

    Week 7 Opponent: vs. Indianapolis (0-6)

    Percentage Owned: 47.3

    Although Devery Henderson has been struggling of late, don't be afraid to add the veteran out of LSU to your fantasy squad.  Henderson should record some big-time numbers against a pitiful Colts team in Week 7.

QB Alex Smith, San Francisco 49ers

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    Height: 6'4''

    Weight: 217 pounds 

    College: Utah 

    Week 6 Stats: at Detroit, completed 17-of-32 attempted passes for 125 yards, one touchdown, one interception, a 53.1 completion percentage and a 60.0 QB rating.

    Week 7 Opponent: vs. Cleveland Browns (2-3)

    Percentage Owned: 10.9

    Alex Smith has gotten off to a spectacular start, already recording 1,090 yards and eight touchdowns. Although I wouldn't expect this dominance for long, Smith would be a good add if your missing a starter or backup for the time being.

WR Dane Sanzenbacher, Chicago Bears

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    Height: 5'11''   

    Weight: 180 pounds 

    College: Ohio State 

    Week 6 Stats: vs. Minnesota, one reception for 13 yards and one touchdown. 

    Week 7 Opponent: at Tampa Bay (4-2) 

    Percentage Owned: 2.1

    Dane Sanzenbacher is an exciting rookie player that has already begun to make his mark in the NFL. Sanzenbacher will be a key weapon for the Bears against the Buccaneers Week 7 and for the rest of season.