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.
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.
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