Fantasy Football – Week 7 Pickups
Week 7 of the NFL season saw another injury to a big name running back and could have an effect on your fantasy team. Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew went out of Sunday’s game in the first quarter and was on the sidelines on crutches during the second half. Early reports indicate MJD could miss several weeks.
Here are a couple of players to target on the waiver wire this week.
Rashad Jennings (Jaguars-RB) With the injury to MJD, Jennings is this weeks best pickup. Jacksonville is dedicated to running the ball and Jennings is capable of catching the ball out of the backfield as well finishing Sunday’s game with 7 catches for 58 yards. MJD owner or not you should target Jennings on the waiver wire.
Josh Gordon (Browns-WR) Mentioned last week, Gordon continues to produce despite doubts about the consistency of his performances. Gordon is a big body wide receiver with speed and is Cleveland’s big play target. Gordon continues to be targeted by Brown’s quarterback Brandon Weeden leading the team in targets with 10. Gordon just missed hauling in a second touchdown in the 4th quarter and is a viable option moving forward.
Brandon Myers (Raiders-TE) Myers has been one of quarterback Carson Palmer’s most targeted receivers. Myers had 7 catches on 10 targets Sunday, but only totaled 44 yards. If you are in need of a bye week fill in Myers is a good option. Myers has good hands and will continue to see multiple targets in the Raiders’ passing attack.