Fantasy Football Week 7 waiver wire pickups

Felix JonesWith a plethora of injuries following Week 6, and in addition to another in a series of bye weeks, there are some nice additions that you can make to your roster listed here. The key is to act quickly before you find yourself scraping the bottom of the proverbial barrel. Here are our best five waiver wire pickups for Week 7.

Josh Gordon-WR-Browns- There certainly appears to be some decent chemistry between QBBrandon Weeden and WR Josh Gordon. Targeted the second most times in last week’s contest, Gordon had a 71 yard touchdown pass vs the Bengals and totaled 99 yards on the day. This week he’ll go up against the Indianapolis Colts who have given up the 7th most fantasy points to wide receivers this season. Owned in less than 20% of leagues, Gordon makes for a decent flex play and serviceable WR2 in Week  7.

Felix Jones-RB-Cowboys- With usual starting RB DeMarco Murray (foot) already ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers, Felix Jones become a Must Add in all formats this week. Jones ran for just under the century mark (92 yards) and a touchdown against Baltimore last week and should have an easier time of it vs a Panther’s team that’s yielded the 2nd most fantasy points to running backs. Plus, Jones can catch a ball or two as well and will be an asset in PPR leagues this week as well. As of Tuesday, Jones was owned in only 26% of leagues; a figure that’s sure to triple before the week is over. Read more…

Browns’ Josh Gordon impressing with big-play ability

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Josh Gordon

Given that he’s 21 years old and hadn’t played since 2010, it was reasonable to expect Cleveland Browns rookie receiver Josh Gordon to take some time to get acclimated.

Going over Nnamdi Asomugha for a 28-yard reception against the Eagles the other night was another sign the Browns receiver is learning quicker than anyone expected.

The Supplemental Draft pick has impressed observers in Browns camp, and has a chance to be a significant player for them this year, according to Tony Grossi of

“I think where [Gordon has] come from Day One to where he is now, I think he’s come the most of anyone on this football team,” quarterback Brandon Weeden said. “I’m really happy with Josh.”  Read more…

Browns’ Josh Gordon failed three drug tests in college

Josh GordonThe Cleveland Browns using a second-round pick (which they’ll lose in next year’s draft) to take wide receiver Josh Gordon in last Thursday’s Supplemental Draft has been described as risky.

It’s Gordon’s off-field problems, more so than his on-field lack of polish, that worries teams.

In a detailed look at the quandary Gordon presented for NFL teams trying to evaluate him,’s Albert Breer reported that Gordon failed three marijuana tests during his time at two colleges.

Gordon admitted last week to failing a test at Baylor which led to his suspension, but there were apparently two others he didn’t mention. The first was after he and a teammate were arrested while falling asleep in a Taco Bell drive-thru line (nice camouflage, stoners never go there). The other was at Utah, where he transferred after his second failed test at Baylor.  Read More…