WEEK 7 RECAP
The 72′ Dolphins are going to have to wait at least another week to pop their bottles as the Los Angeles Rams stay undefeated as they rolled through the 49ers on Sunday. Todd Gurley continues his hot streak by scoring three touchdowns. Drew Brees hits another milestone by throwing for his 500th touchdown ( not in this one game, that would have been another record) as the Saints win a close one at Baltimore. Justin Tucker missed his first PAT in 223 tries and it, unfortunately, came in the final seconds of the game. The Browns once again went into OT and once again came up short. Hue Jackson after the game hinted at the possibility of taking over or at least being more active in Todd Haley’s offense.
Blake Bortles looked so bad against the Texans that he was benched for Cody Kessler, which didn’t help in a loss at home. Reports were he asked to leave the Jags locker room as apparently there were heated arguments between Jacksonville players most likely over their recent struggles. Sony Michel went down with an injury and latest reports are that it’s likely not serious and he may not miss much time. The Dolphins lost at home as Kerryon Johnson ran all over them. Albert Wilson had what was termed “significant injury” to his hip and Kenny Stills injured his groin late in the game, no certain timetable for either Fins wide receiver.
The Chiefs bounced back from a tough loss last week with a dominant win over the Bengals. Patrick Mahomes is officially in the MVP race and believe it or not, the Chiefs defense actually looked good against an above average Bengals offense that had been lighting it up.
WAIVER WIRE PICKUPS
RB – JALEN RICHARD, RAIDERS
With Marshawn Lynch being placed on IR, Richard is going to receive an uptick in opportunities and is their best catching back. Doug Martin may get the heavier workload, but with the trade of Amari Cooper to Dallas, I’d want the pass catching back.
The Raiders are about to trot out an offense in 2018 whose skill players are led by Doug Martin, Jalen Richard, Jordy Nelson, Jared Cook, Martavis Bryant and Seth Roberts.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) October 22, 2018
RB – KENJON BARNER, PATRIOTS
He should be available in all of your leagues as he’s .01% owned in ESPN leagues. There’s no timetable on the Sony Michel injury but it’s simple math, James White can’t take 100% of the snaps and opportunities. If they don’t add another RB this week, he’s someone to roster until Michel is fully recovered.
I’m not saying much here, but in 2018, Kenjon Barner is playing better than Le’Veon Bell
— Matt (@PatsFanMatt) October 15, 2018
RB – RAHEEM MOSTERT, 49ERS
Snap count info. Running backs:
Matt Breida played 5 snaps before an aggravated ankle injury cut short his day.
Raheem Mostert had 22 snaps, Alfred Morris had 20 snaps.
Kyle Juszczyk had 34 snaps.
— Niners Nation (@NinersNation) October 22, 2018
WR – DANNY AMENDOLA, DOLPHINS
Kenny Stills injured his groin last game, Albert Wilson suffered a hip injury and the Dolphins are limited at the WR position. Unless you’re one of the very few people who believe in DeVante Parker, Amendola is your guy if you want a piece of the Dolphins wide receiver corp.
— NFL (@NFL) October 21, 2018
WR – COURTLAND SUTTON, BRONCOS
There have been rumors of the Broncos trying to trade Demaryius Thomas and if this does happen, Sutton’s value will increase immediately.
Get a receiver who can do both.
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) October 19, 2018
WR- SETH ROBERTS, RAIDERS
With Amari Cooper being traded to the Cowboys, Raiders are left with Jordy Nelson and Martavis Bryant. It’s not a sexy pickup and his production tends to be roller coaster like, but if you’re in need of a wide receiver and your waiver wire is slim, he could be a player to take a shot on.
— DarthRaider (@DarthRaider9152) October 22, 2018
Be sure to check with us each week where we will discuss not only start, bust alerts, and sleepers for that particular week, but also who you should be adding to your roster and who you should be dropping.