Week seven of the 2016 NFL season is upon us. If you're riding Cam Newton, Dak Prescott, Zeke Elliot, or the Panthers defense, you need a replacement for the week; the Panthers and Cowboys take week 7 off for a bye week. If you have Ben Roethlisberger on your roster, you need a replacement; he will miss time due to injury. The Packers running back situation is exceedingly tenuous, and injuries continue throughout the league. This far into the season, the waiver wire is a place where you can significantly improve your team (especially if you are struggling with injuries). Who should you stream this week? Here are some thoughts. Good luck, and happy streaming! --Mike B.
Sam Bradford, QB, Minnesota Vikings. This week, Bradford gets to face his former team, the Philadelphia Eagles. While the Eagles defense is fearsome, Bradford has looked good with the Vikings. I expect him to have a better than expected game against Philly.
Andy Dalton, QB, Cincinnati Bengals. Andy Dalton gets to face the Cleveland Browns this week. Enough said. While Hue Jackson knows Dalton well enough to prepare his team to face him, Dalton should still fare well against a relatively feeble Cleveland defense. This will be a good week for Dalton from a fantasy perspective. If he's available, don't hesitate to snag him.
Colin Kaepernick, QB, San Francisco 49ers. Want a gamble that will upset all of your buddies? Give Colin Kaepernick a start this week. I don't have faith in him, but he could be worth a roll of the dice against the Buccaneers.
Case Keenum, QB, LA Rams. The Rams face the Giants, a defensive unit that has had some surprising success so far this season. That being said, Keenum has looked decent at times this year. If you're looking for a one week streamer, Keenum could be worth a look.
Alex Smith, QB, Kansas City Chiefs. This week the Chiefs play the Saints. This game could turn into an offensive shootout, and that could lead the Chiefs to rely on Smith in a heavier than normal fashion. He's a game manager at best, but he could be a useful spot start this week.
Jay Ajayi, RB, Miami Dolphins. Ajayi led the league in touches in week 6. If he's available, go get him. He's a worthwhile spot start and long-term hold in your league.
Devontae Booker, RB, Denver Broncos. I expect Booker to take more and more carries away from CJ Anderson in the Denver offense. This kid is extremely talented. Eventually, he is going to be the #1 RB in this offense. Grab him early and enjoy the show.
Jacquizz Rogers and Russell Hansbrough, RBs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Rogers will be the popular add here, but both Hansbrough and Rogers show a lot of upside right now based on opportunity. Add both; one of them could have a nice impact on your fantasy team.
Dwayne Washington, RB, Detroit Lions. Washington has looked good so far this season, and will receive additional looks with injuries filling the Lions backfield. He'll have chances to shine in Detroit this week. He's a flex start at worst.
Kenny Britt, WR, LA Rams. Britt has developed a very nice chemistry with Case Keenum so far. He's not an elite WR by any means, but he is well worth stashing or even using as a spot start if needed. If nothing else, he's been productive.
Alan Hurns, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars. Hurns is picking up some steam as we head through the season. He's extremely touchdown dependent, but he is a guy that could potentially help you out especially as a flex or in deeper leagues.
Donte Moncrief, WR, Indianapolis Colts. Now is as good a time as any to snag Donte Moncrief. He's likely found his way onto waiver wires in many leagues. He's a guy that could help you down the stretch, and a worthwhile stash right now.
Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Minnesota Vikings. Is this the week Patterson breaks out for a big play? He's had more looks in Minnesota in recent weeks. If you're a gambler, Patterson could be a nice roll of the dice this week. He could also burn you, so he is a risky start.
Kendall Wright, WR, Tennessee Titans. Wright finally broke out again in week 6. He's not a guy that will win you matchups on his own, but he is a very nice piece to add to your lineups, if you're a gambler, give him a shot. The Titans are weak at WR, so Wright has a shot if he stays healthy.
Cameron Brate, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brate has seen a decent amount of red zone targets so far this season. He's worth a roll of the dice this week if you need a one week solution. Give him a look.
Vernon Davis, TE, Washington Redskins. If Jordan Reed doesn't play this week due to injury, START VERNON DAVIS! He gets to play against the Detroit defense, which has been extremely generous to tight ends so far this season, and Davis played well in week 6. He's an intriguing start this week.
Tyler Eifert, TE, Cincinnati Bengals. If Eifert is still available in your league, snag him. This is just my weekly PSA on him. Nothing new to see here, except that Eifert could actually play this week.
Cincinnati Bengals D/ST. If the Bengals defense happens to be available in your league, go get them. They should have a big week against the Browns. This will be a big game for this unit.
Green Bay Packers D/ST. This could be the week that the Brian Hoyer experiment ends in Chicago. The Packers are weak when it comes to depth, but they always seem to have the Bears' number. This could be a big week for this unit. Worth a start.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers D/ST. This is a sneaky strong defensive unit, and they could shake up Colin Kaepernick this week. Worth a spot start if you're gambling. I would LOVE to see them destroy Kaepernick this week.
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