It was a huge week for just about every Packers wide receiver. Aside from Green Bay, it was a parade of the usual suspects at the top of the wide receiver ranks. There were a few waiver wire players thrown in for flavor, but on the whole the ranks of wideouts are shaking out as the season rolls on.
Week 7 Recommendations Results (Standard League Scoring):
· Kenny Britt LA – 3 receptions 43 yards 4 Fantasy Points
· Kendall Wright TEN – 2 receptions 12 yards 1 Fantasy Point
· Rishard Matthews TEN – 4 receptions 37 yards 3 Fantasy Points
· Torrey Smith SF – 1 reception 17 yards 1 Fantasy Point
· Ty Montgomery GB – 10 receptions 66 yards 9 rushes 60 yards 12 Fantasy Points
Britt had a down week, but is still an important part of the Rams offense. Wright and Matthews are still intriguing prospect, especially Matthews. Smith may have just had one of his patented boom weeks and in week 7 came back to earth. Montgomery is a big part of the Packers offense and has added RB eligibility in some leagues.
Week 8 Waiver Wire Picks
Donte Moncrief IND 46% owned
Many experts were listing Moncrief as one of the top breakout candidates of 2016. His season was derailed by a fractured scapula, but he is on the verge of returning. Players of this caliber are few and far between on the waiver wire, so act quickly. Even if it takes an extra week for Moncrief to return, it should be worth the wait as Andrew Luck seems to be rounding into form as well.
Jamison Crowder WAS 39.8% owned
The number one receiver on the Redskins roster is clearly Jamison Crowder. He is not among the ranks of elite wideouts and may never be, but he has surpassed his teammates. Crowder has only had one week so far that he did not either score a touchdown or have at least 50 yards receiving. He has a very high floor and the ability to go off at any time for a big game.
Brandon LaFell CIN 12.8% owned
Though not widely thought of as a top playmaker, LaFell has been very useful over the past few weeks of play. He has scored four touchdowns in the last three weeks and has a decent share of the strong Bengals offense. Playing opposite A.J. Green has really opened things up for LaFell and there is every reason to expect him to keep up the strong play. Keep in mind that he does have a bye in week 9.
Corey Coleman 31.9% owned
The return of Corey Coleman may not be quite as close as that of Donte Moncrief, but he is more widely available. The first two weeks of the season looked very promising for the Browns rookie. He had over 60 yards receiving in week one and then over 100 yards and 2 touchdowns in week two. Coleman is an electric playmaker and is getting close enough to a return where he is probably worth stashing on your roster. It is a difficult time with the big bye weeks rolling in, but that just means that it is more likely that Coleman is on the wire.