Minnesota Vikings
Photo Credit – Joe Bielawa via Wiki Commons

We’re now past a third of the way done with the season. One more week to go until we’re more than half of the way done with the fantasy football regular season.

It’s starting to get scary and you’re starting to assemble a very solid team for the playoffs.

I’m not going to tell you to change anything if you like where you’re at. But, you need to always be on the watch for the next big thing. I always like to at least keep one spot on my team as a revolving door. Trying to catch lightning in a bottle.

If you have a good team, be on the lookout. If you have a bad team, then you need to be paying attention to these articles. The season isn’t over and even at 0-6, the playoffs are still obtainable.

If you see someone you like, example Alex Collins, on your waiver-wire, but not on my list, that doesn’t mean I’m not attacking that player. I could have simply already said to pick him up in previous weeks.

So make sure to go read all the weeks of Adds/Drops so you’re not missing out on anyone.

So let’s get into last week’s Adds/Drops recaps and this week top 5.

Week 6 Adds Recap

Deshaun Watson – QB – HOU: He’s good. I was late on telling you to get him because I was burnt on the ‘wait and see’ approach. But, if you were lucky enough to get him, hold on to him tight.

Adrian Peterson – RB – ARI: Peterson bursted out with Arizona, reminiscing us of the AD we all remember. So far, some great adds for last week.

Cameron Brate – TE – TB: Caught his fourth touchdown of the season. Has now scored a touchdown in four straight week. He’s Winston’s go-to-guy in the red zone. Get him, if he’s still available.

Danny Amendola – WR – NE: Only had three catches last week. But, playing for New England as a possession receiver, he’ll have his chances.

Marlon Mack – RB – IND: Don’t drop him because he had a down game on Monday. Gore may not be going anywhere this season. However, having Mack stashed on your bench gives a big-time playmaker ready at a moment’s notice. Mack is currently tied 2nd in the NFL with four rushes of more than 20 yards.

Week 7 Adds

#1 Orleans Darkwa – RB – NYG: An honorable mention last week, I take full credit for not making him a priority pickup. Before the entire ship has sailed, I’m telling everyone to snag him up quick. If he can play that well against a very tough Denver defense, then I can see him doing it moving forward. The Giants have no receivers and will adjust their team to a run-first offense. Darkwa will get an uptick in carries.

#2 Dion Lewis – RB – NE: The honorable mentions week. There were so many talented players available last week on the wire. Most likely, they’ll still be available this week. So Lewis is another player I liked last week and performed fairly well. Who knows what’s going on in New England’s backfield? But, if it gets organized and Lewis emerges from the dust, I want him on my team.

#3 Alfred Morris / Darren McFadden – RB – DAL: Elliott has been ruled to play this week against San Francisco. Which does take away a juicy matchup from both of these running backs. But, I’m still leaning that Elliott might not be suspended this whole season. I’m still grabbing either of these backs if available for a week or two. At least until I know a little more about Elliott’s situation.

#4 Nick O’Leary – TE – BUF: If you’ve been trying to stream tight ends this year it could be going well or pretty poorly for you. But, have no fear, Faber is here. O’Leary takes over on a team that is criminally shorted on talent at the pass catching positions. With the injury to Clay, O’Leary looks to step right in and take the role as probably the most targeted player on the team.

#5 Taylor Gabriel – WR – ATL: Gabriel is fast and was on a lot of radars when people still thought the ghost of Kyle Shanahan was still calling the plays. When they realized that the Falcons offense wasn’t going to be the same, they quickly parted ways with the speedster. Now, coming up against a game that’s been circled on the calendar by every Falcons player, I bet Matt Ryan comes out firing. Gabriel should see a big play against a weak defense. Along with more targets moving forward this season.

Honorable Mention

Danny Woodhead – RB – BAL
De’Anthony Thomas – WR – KC

Week 6 Drops Recap

Eli Manning – QB – NYG: The Giants are morphing into a run-first team with the absence of their star receivers. Manning will continue to have sub-15 point games.

Chris Johnson – RB – ARI: He’s gone from the Cardinals and better be from your team as well.

Jeremy Hill – RB – CIN: They are coming off of a bye week and Mixon hasn’t exactly shined when given the ball. But, Mixon’s the guy and Hill won’t be able to do anything about it.

Eric Ebron – TE – DET: Stafford likes, trusts, appreciates Darren Fells more than Ebron. That’s especially true in the red zone. Ebron isn’t worth having on your team.

Rex Burkhead – RB – NE: The only thing I do know from the Patriots backfield, is that it’s not Burkhead’s job.

Week 7 Drops

#1 Andre Ellington – RB – ARI: Ellington was a great PPR pickup. And maybe you shouldn’t give up hope on him so soon. But, after Peterson’s explosive debut with Arizona, it seems like Ellington will be very limited moving forward. What a roller coaster from the Cardinals running backs this year.

#2 Wayne Gallman – RB – NYG: Now if you’ve been listening to me, or noticed Gallman yourself, we had some quick high hopes for this guy. It didn’t work out. Darkwa is the main guy in New York. I’m switching the two and dropping Gallman and trying to get Darkwa. Hopefully it’s not the same as moving from the slow lane to the fast lane. Because, that never works.

#3 Coby Fleener – TE – NO: Fleener laid a goose egg when the Saints scored 52 points. I will no longer trust Fleener in any game, no matter the matchup, for the rest of his tenure with New Orleans. I’m starting a petition to get Brees a capable tight end. Bubba Franks would probably play better at his current age than Fleener is playing.

#4 Jamison Crowder – WR – WAS: Crowder has a wave for a month, that had everyone calling for Crowder to be the best receiver in a Redskins uniform. WRONG! I was also a part of that trend but luckily it was a few weeks before draft days. No Redskins receiver is worth starting right now. Crowder isn’t even worth holding onto. See if Josh Doctson is available and switch the two.

#5 Jared Cook – TE – OAK: If you have Cook, you probably saw his double-digit points in weeks one and three. But for the last three weeks he hasn’t done much to secure a roster spot. Try to get O’Leary or another tight end that has a good matchup.

About The Author Nick Faber

Nick is an avid fantasy footballer and avid sports follower from Detroit, Michigan. He hosts the Ten in the Head video podcast which can be found at facebook.com/teninthehead.