If you’re like me and don’t really pay attention to player bye weeks when drafting, you may be stuck in the unfortunate position of having half your starts off this week. Time to make some waiver claims! Here are few guys that may be available in your league and worth giving a go this week:
Allen Hurns, Jacksonville Jaguars: Hurns doesn’t have much fantasy value from week to week being the No. 2 option on the league’s worst team, but the Buffalo Bills have been fantastic at locking down teams’ top receivers. A.J. Green, Odell Beckham Jr, Kendall Wright, and Jarvis Landry all struggled to get going against Buffalo, and so I can’t imagine Allen Robinson breaking the mold.
As a result, the torch goes to Hurns. With four games in a row with a touchdown, Hurns is starting to become a relatively consistent threat. If Blake Bortles is forced to go his way even more this week, it could turn into a great thing for desperate fantasy owners.
Donte Moncrief, Indianapolis Colts: T.Y. Hilton is still the number one guy on the Colts offense of course, but Moncrief has emerged as a solid second option. In fact, Andrew Luck threw to Moncrief 11 times this past Sunday against the New England Patriots.
Moncrief finished with 69 yards and a touchdown in that game, marking the third game this season in which he put up double digit fantasy points.
This week the Colts are playing the New Orleans Saints and their fantastic secondary. Rob Ryan is probably the best defensive coach in NFL history… Yes, I’m kidding. Hilton and Moncrief will both have more than their fair share of success this weekend.
The Saints have given up five receiving touchdowns this season and allowed four players to get 10 or more points against their sad defense. Luck may be slipping, but you can still expect a pretty big game from him this week, making Hilton, Moncrief, and even Dwayne Allen all worthy starters for Week 7.