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Scouring box scores for waiver wire pickups NFL week 7

Miami Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi (23) high steps after scoring on a short run in the third quarter againstPittsburgh Steelers at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on October 16, 2016. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

As always, watch out for these bye teams this week.  Adjust your roster accordingly.

NFL Week 6 Injuries (offensive players only):

  • the biggest news is obviously the injury to Ben Roethlisberger, he will likely miss a few weeks given he just had surgery
  • LeSean McCoy may have a leg injury, left game but came back, Rex claims there’s no issues with him
  • Eddie Lacy not likely to play this Thursday, Knile Davis could see significant action, he was just traded to the Packers today
  • Odell Beckham Jr. has a hip pointer issue, he had obvious limp during game
  • Davante Adams left game with an apparent concussion
  • Eddie Royal suffered a toe injury and did not return to game
  • Carlos Hyde suffered shoulder injury but came back to the game later

Week 7 Waiver Wire Watchlist:

QB

  • Case Keenum – solid game over 300 yards and 3 TDs
  • Brian Hoyer – over 300 yards in 4 straight games, with 6 TD and 0 INT udring that stretch
  • Marcus Mariota had 30 and 27 fantasy points the last 2 weeks.

WR

  • Robert Woods isn’t a big name, but he’s the clear #1 WR on the Bills, the offense has been explosive since they fired their OC earlier in the year
  • Adam Thielen had a solid game heading into the bye last week, he’s now the clear #2 WR on the Vikings
  • Cameron Meredith had another solid game, if he wasn’t snatched up last week, he definintely will be this week, he actually had more targets in Alshon
  • Corey Coleman will be back in a couple weeks
  • Ty Montgomery 10 catches on 12 targets

RB

  • Devontae Booker should be owned in all leagues at this point, Booker will take over CJ Anderson’s job eventually, Anderson is only averaging 3.5 YPC while Booker at 4.7 YPC
  • Preseason sleeper Jay Ajayi is eligible in 70% of leagues, he just went off for 204 yards on only 25 carries.
  • Dion Lewis is eligible to come back this week and could be back in a few weeks, in the mean time, James White is the pass catching back that might be worth picking up now
  • If Jacquizz Rodgers wasn’t picked up last week, he’s coming off a bye week, could be worth a look
  • If Hyde is hurt, Mike Davis will get some carries
  • Zach Zenner with the majority carries this week
  • Knile Davis could start or get good amount of carries if Eddie Lacy is out

TE

  • C.J. Fiedorowicz is second on the team in targets over the last 2 weeks

NFL Week 6 Box Scores:

Below are all 15 box scores from NFL week 6 action, showing just the skill positions.  I typically like to quickly browse through all the box scores for skill positions.  Let’s see if there’s any surprises.

01

  • Denver is screwed at QB no matter who they start

02

  • Guess the OC was really the problem to start the season
  • SF is screwed at QB no matter who they start

03

  • Allen Robinson disappeared this season
  • Cameron Meredith is a must own at this point

 

04

  • Case Keenum isn’t terrible afterall

05

  • After 2 years of hype, Ajayi finally doing work
  • Big Ben injury going to hurt big time

052

  • James White is a solid pass catching back (until Dion Lewis comes back)
  • Hill/Bernard situation is a mess for fantasy owners

06

  • guess JStew is back
  • Coby Fleener finally worth that crazy contract?

07

  • Sterling Shepard and Victor Cruz disappeared last few weeks after that hot start
  • Giants have ZERO run game

08

  • Mariota had solid back to back games
  • Terrelle Pryor is no fluke
  • 4th (or 5th) string QB Cody Kessler could finally be the answer at QB for the Browns

09

  • Wentz hitting that rookie wall
  • Matt Jones quietly having a solid season, if Gruden would just stop with the committee bs

10

  • Spencer Ware still killing it despite Jamaal getting solid reps

11

  • its crazy how one draft changed the entire dynamic of the Cowboys, Dak and Zeke for years to come is a scary thought
  • Ty Montgomery big game a fluke?  Adams did get hurt this game

12

  • Sanu with 10 targets and a TD, not too shabby
  • Tevin Coleman such a tease, or just inconsistent

13

  • Lamar Miller making Matthew Berry look good
  • C.J. Fiedorowicz could be a solid option at TE

15

  • if somehow you didn’t know who David Johnson was coming into the season, now you do
  • poor Fitzpatrick never going to get that deal he wanted
  • Charone Peake with 10 targets, could be Decker replacement?