The fantasy football regular season is more than halfway over. That is what makes week 7 such a critical waiver wire week. The time is now to start playing the waiver wire and optimize your fantasy pickups for the post season. There are some really intriguing options this week on the waiver wire, some with potential to do some big things when it counts in five weeks.
Danny Woodhead, New England Patriots – Okay if you are like me you see Woodhead out there on the waiver wire every week, you think about it, and then you think, “seriously?” Yes, seriously. It was originally thought when the Patriots signed Woodhead that it would be short term to get some inside info on the New York Jets. Those days are over. Woodhead’s carries have increased over the last three weeks and Tom Brady is always looking to get him involved. I am still not a believer that he is an answer to anyone’s running back troubles, but if you need a bye week fill-in or some insurance, Woodhead is your man.
[adinserter block=”2″]Max Hall, Arizona Cardinals – Maybe I am jumping on the bandwagon early but I loved what I saw from Max Hall against the New Orleans Saints. Hall immediately had chemistry with Larry Fitzgerald and moved the offense better than anyone else has on the Arizona Cardinals quarterback carousel this season. He has some tough matchups coming up but if you stick with him, he could be a sneaky sleeper come playoff time. Seattle is a pretty good defense so this weekend will really tell us where Max Hall is. I watched the Saints game and I saw a guy with confidence and chemistry and if you are looking for short-term fantasy QB help, Hall could be your man.
Heath Miller, Pittsburgh Steelers – Heath Miller is every beer-drinking, girl stalking, suspended quarterback’s best friend. I picked him up in one league two weeks ago, and he is still available in my other one. In Big Ben’s first game back Sunday, Miller had a touchdown and double digits. That isn’t coincidence. Expect more of it this season. Miller is a great pickup for those of you Jermichael Finley or Chris Cooley owners scrambling for help.
Danario Alexander, St Louis Rams – It looks like Alexander will be the wide receiver who benefits most from Mark Clayton’s injury, at least for now. Alexander had a solid game last week and had a touchdown and 72 yards. I am convinced that Sam Bradford is the real deal and a lot of defenses will sleep on him. I am not convinced that Alexander will give you the same kind of numbers that Mark Clayton did, but he is definitely a guy to keep an eye on.
[adinserter block=”1″]Mike Tolbert, San Diego Chargers – It is the same story with Mike Tolbert every week. Nobody takes him seriously and every fantasy football analyst predicts that his run is over now that Ryan Matthews is back in the lineup. Well, Tolbert has had a touchdown in every one of his last three games. He only had three carries Sunday but one was a score. He is slowly turning into this year’s LenDale White. I ran with Plumpy a few years back and got great numbers out of him every week. I’m convinced that Tolbert will give you the same results over the course of a season.
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