Fantasy Football: Week 7

CDBAJ Looks to Breakout of the Pack


Ben Kaplan

Photoshop: Ben Kaplan

By Harry Billings, Reporter

Due to Sam’s team’s poor performance, fellow sports writer, Harry Billings, will be taking over this column for the remainder of the season.

Week 7 was a crazy week in Fantasy Football, but then again, aren’t they all? We are back for yet another Fantasy Football article. This week is somewhat of a transition week. As we near the halfway mark of the NFL season, we will be having a shift in focus within these articles. The approach will be to take a look at the team run by myself, Harry Billings. For censorship purposes, we will call it team “CDBAJ”. Team CDBAJ had a rough week this week suffering its second loss of the season. The consistent mediocre performances on my roster were simply not enough to carry me to a 6-1 record. Some of my team’s problems can be attributed to BYE week struggles, but I try not to pin it entirely on that. Even with Ryan Tannehill destroying the Houston defense, my team barely made it to 90 points, not enough to best Nick Watts’s Bay City B Team. After dropping the last two games in a row, Team CDBAJ definitely could use some changes. If that is true for your team as well, then I may have just what you need in this week’s Waiver Wire pickup column for Week 8.


Running Back: Darren McFadden (Dallas): McFadden is a name you would expect on this list in 2011, not necessarily today. But with Joseph Randle sidelined in week 7, McFadden totalled 152 yards, his most in a single game since his breakout campaign four years ago. On a run dependant offense (Brandon Weeden at QB), look for McFadden to get consistent points, and if he finds the endzone, he could put up big points.


Wide Receiver: Stefon Diggs (Minnesota): Diggs is someone you would have written off in a second at the beginning of the season. The tenth pick in the fifth round of the draft generally doesn’t draw much attention. But after a couple of injuries to the Vikings receiving corps, Diggs broke out against the abysmal Lions secondary. I’m not saying you should start him in Week 8, but he is facing an equally incompetent Chicago Bears secondary.


Tight End: Jordan Reed (Washington): One of the most athletic and fast Tight Ends, Reed almost resembles a WR when he takes the field. As Kirk Cousins’ second target in a pass first offense, Reed has high upside at a shallow TE position.


As you know, who’s hot and who’s not can change in a split second in this league, so keep this in mind as you head into Week 8. Meanwhile, Team CDBAJ will roll on to (hopefully) another win.