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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Week Seven: Keepers, Sleepers, and Jeepers

Adam Fildelfo (@Frostt24) is back for another edition of Keepers, Sleepers, and Jeepers.  This is our take on a waiver wire feature giving you some thoughts about players to keep, some upside guys, and maybe a few that are too over-hyped for our waiver wire attention.  Here we go!

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It's that time of the week where fantasy owners need to put in waiver claims for players heading into their week seven matchups. It's also one of the more difficult times of the week because for every player added, one must be dropped. So who's worth an add this week? That's what this article is all about.

Keepers

Rueben Randle- Even though Randle is the third receiver behind Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz, he's been playing better than a third option recently. Coming off of a three reception for seventy five yards and a touchdown showing in week six and the rumors of Nicks being traded, Randle becomes a must add if he's still available. With a poor running game, the Giants may be forced to throw even more than they already do and Randle could be the beneficiary because of it.

Tennessee- Tennessee is an underrated fantasy defense that should warrant serious consideration if you have been steaming defenses every week. On the season, the Titans D has eighteen sacks, six interceptions and seven fumble recoveries. Add to that three touchdowns and the Titans defense is a must add for owners looking for a  steady defense.

Nick Novak- It isn't very often that a kicker is deemed a waiver wire pickup but Novak has been one of the top fantasy kickers through six weeks and contrary to popular belief, a kicker can help owners win any given week. Novak has posted double digit fantasy points in three out of the six weeks this season and since San Diego can score points, Novak can be useful from kicking field goals to point after touchdown attempts.

Sleepers

Joseph Randle- With the news that DeMarco Murray will miss at least week seven, Joseph Randle is most likely the next guy up in Big D. The Cowboys O-line has played better of late so Randle should get sufficient room to run. He's also facing a poor Eagles defense so that will help his numbers more as well. The only downside to adding Randle is the uncertainty of how committed the Cowboys will be to the run.

Jordan Reed- While Jordan Reed hasn't exactly been tearing up fantasy circles, he seems to be the clear cut number one tight end in Washington. Fred Davis has become all but an afterthought and starting tight ends aren't exactly easy to find on the waiver wire mid season. If you are in need of tight end help, Reed may be a good pickup.

Carolina- Carolina has been one of those quietly good fantasy defenses through six weeks. They are a tough unit to run on and have scored double digit fantasy points in their last three games. They get the Rams offense in week seven so they should have another good showing.

Jeepers

Lance Kendricks- The only reason Kendricks made this list is because Jared Cook has been useless since his monster week one. Kendricks can be useful being he has scored a touchdown in each of his last three games. Keep in mind that other than those three scores, he's done pretty much nothing else to help owners and his scoring every week cannot be counted on.

Joseph Fauria- With five touchdowns on the season, you'd think Fauria would be a must add to any team but he's strictly a touchdown only type player which makes it very difficult to predict when he'll have a good game. All three of his receptions went for touchdowns against Cleveland but he provides no value at all if he isn't scoring touchdowns.

Jeff Cumberland- If your team is in need of a tight end, Jeff Cumberland could provide some value. With starting tight end Kellen Winslow suspended four games, Cumberland will get the opportunity to play for the Jets. He did lead the team in receiving yards in week six with fifty nine but the Jets offense is streaky at best which makes Cumberland more of a desperation play than anything else.