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Post Week Six Waiver Wire Pickups

Monday, 14 October, 2013

Post Week Six Waiver Wire Pickups


Six weeks are officially in the books. Before you know it it’s going to be down to those final two to three fantasy weeks to clinch a fantasy playoff spot. Hopefully you’ll be in contention when it comes around to that. Here are some players to consider adding to bolster your fantasy team.

Nick Foles
If Foles is named starter, than insert Foles as one of the hottest pickups of the week. Before Vick was hurt he ranked near the top with fantasy quarterbacks for points. Foles stepped in Sunday and withstood playing from behind twice and played with poise. Just when it looked like momentum would sway to the home team Buccaneers, Foles would deliver another long bomb with accuracy.

Zac Stacy
St. Louis will likely finish the season as a team in the bottom five for rushing, but a back that can get double digit carries deserves a look on fantasy rosters. The Rams have been up and down all season, but have three wins to speak of. Stacy has garnered the feature back role from Daryl Richardson and had a semi-productive outing against the Texans. Stacy is only worth a pickup in deeper leagues.

Khiry Robinson
The Saints and Sean Payton are making a pattern out of using unheralded backs in their system. A year ago they utilized Chris Ivory to success. Robinson has been the most effective runner for the Saints. It’s catching the eyes of the Saints as he has went from only getting a couple of carries a game to seven this past week. It wouldn’t be surprising to see him get ten or more carries in upcoming games.

Andre Ellington
For the first five games of the season Ellington had shown the all-purpose aspect in limited action. Sunday he had another all-purpose game with only seven carries and five catches with a touchdown. Sooner or later the Cardinals are going to unveil Ellington as their feature back and see what he can do.

Brandon Jacobs
I’m not expecting Jacobs to have too many one hundred yard rushing games before the season ends. His fantasy value comes with crossing the plain in the end zone. He scored two rushing touchdowns against the Bears, and should be able to get close to seven or eight touchdowns by years end.

Heath Miller
Miller has always had a great rapport with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Since returning to action he has added a new component to the Steelers offense. Ben is more comfortable when plays break down. Sunday, he made a fantastic throw on a third and long to where only Miller could haul in the pass. It led to points on the board and got the Steelers the confidence to win on the road.

DeNarius Moore
We have seen a few big plays now from the Oakland Raiders offense in the last three weeks. Terrelle Pryor still isn’t comfortable enough to be a pocket passer for four quarters. Big plays that do happen in the passing game only come once or twice a game. Still with how big of a threat Pryor is with his legs, those 1-2 chances are going to be there each game.

Riley Cooper
The where is Riley Cooper fliers can be returned now. He finally made an impact on the field in an offense that should make all the receivers fantasy worthy. His biggest play came on a pivotal long touchdown that gave the Eagles the lead for good. Cooper’s role as a fantasy asset needs a few quality games before he can be used in lineups. But for a waiver wire acquisition though he can ride the bench for a few weeks.

Brandon LaFell
When Cam Newton has games that he throws for over 175 yards, LaFell has been an adequate fantasy football contributor. The problem with any Panthers receiver being upgraded from bench depth to a starting role is the consistency of Cam’s arm. Sunday he came back to life again, and likely most of you had him on your bench Sunday.