Fantasy Football Waiver Wire, Week 7: Knile Davis Could Get Immediate Work in Green Bay

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire, Week 7: Knile Davis Could Get Immediate Work in Green Bay

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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire, Week 7: Knile Davis Could Get Immediate Work in Green Bay

[Post updated with news that LeSean McCoy is being seen for a hamstring injury, and status for this week unclear.]

Knile Davis was traded to Green Bay today by the Kansas City Chiefs. This was a need trade for Green Bay with Eddie Lacy playing through last week with an ankle injury, and James Starks out with a knee injury. The Packers had to resort using Ty Montgomery as a running back (and though he didn’t get any carries there, Randall Cobb as well).

Davis, meanwhile, was buried behind Jamaal Charles, Spencer Ware, and Charcandrick West in Kansas City. He has floundered and was past by the latter two last season, even with Jamaal Charles out. Davis has the physical tools (size, speed) but has shown little in terms of running back skills like vision. He averaged 3.3 yards per carry in Kansas City, so he’s no sure thing to produce. Still, opportunity–in the short term–likely awaits and he may have to carry it right away in Green Bay if they rest Lacy this week.

Here are the rest of your waiver wire recommendations:

QUARTERBACKS

Shallow: Alex Smith (52%) vs the Saints is your matchup recommendation of the week. He should be a top 12 start.

Average: Brian Hoyer (38%) continues to pile up yards, this week he will get Green Bay.

Deep: Colin Kaepernick (16%) has a much better matchup this week than his debut against Buffalo, when they play Tampa Bay.

BUFFALO, NY - OCTOBER 16: Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers warms up before the game against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field on October 16, 2016 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

BUFFALO, NY – OCTOBER 16: Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers warms up before the game against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field on October 16, 2016 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

RUNNING BACKS

Shallow: Well, Jay Ajayi (58%) surprised everyone by having over 200 yards against Pittsburgh. Arian Foster was a game time decision, but Ajayi took advantage of his (last?) chance to impress. The matchup is tougher but if Foster is still not healthy he is a flex play vs. Buffalo.

Devontae Booker (56%) had more rushing yards than CJ Anderson on half the carries, and continues to earn more time.

Average and Deep: I recommended Mike Gillislee (16%) last week as a handcuff or lottery ticket behind LeSean McCoy. We saw the Buffalo running  game explode last week again, and Gillislee had 60 yards and a touchdown backing up McCoy. If McCoy gets hurt, Gillislee becomes a top 10 play and way more expensive. [Update: well, McCoy injured his hamstring in practice, so if you followed this sooner the chances are better, but Gillislee is the top option now this week with chance of starting.]

Mike Gillislee

Dion Lewis (45%) isn’t back practicing yet, but is eligible to come off the PUP list.

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

Shallow: Cameron Meredith (52%), our top recommendation last week, had another good week replacing Kevin White in the lineup, and should be on all rosters.

Quincy Enunwa (62%) has had some tough matchups lately but should be a potential WR3 option going forward.

Average: Torrey Smith (37%) was invisible with Blaine Gabbert at QB, but caught a touchdown last week. This week’s matchup is against Tampa Bay so if you are in a deeper league or have a need, he’s a high risk/high reward play due to matchup.

Mohamed Sanu (38%) is coming off consecutive matchups with Denver and Seattle and should have easier going against San Diego.

Deep: Kenny Britt (19%) has been a recommendation here for multiple weeks based on his targets and usage in the Rams offense. He finally broke through with a big scoring game, but has consistently been a part of the offense every week.

Ty Montgomery (0%) had a huge week last week, getting his first real action for Green Bay. He saw as many targets as Randall Cobb and more than Jordy Nelson for one week. With the Packers’ offense struggling, it’s worth a gamble to see if that earns him a bigger role.

Ty Montgomery

Adam Humphries (6%) had been getting as many targets as Vincent Jackson, before the news that Jackson was being put on IR with a knee injury. With a slight uptick in targets and catches, Humphries becomes a roster option.

 

TIGHT ENDS

Shallow and Average: Cameron Brate (38%) comes off the bye week and has a favorable matchup against the 49ers that should make him a top 15 option.

Deep: CJ Fiedorowicz (1%) has 14 receptions, 184 yards, and 2 TDs over the last three games and is worth a look if you need a starter with Greg Olsen or Jason Witten out.

 

SHALLOW

  1. RB Mike Gillislee, BUF
  2. WR Cameron Meredith, CHI
  3. RB Knile Davis, GB
  4. RB Jay Ajayi, MIA
  5. WR Kenny Britt, STL
  6. RB Devontae Booker, DEN
  7. QB Alex Smith, KC
  8. TE Cameron Brate, TB
  9. WR Ty Montgomery, GB
  10. TE C.J. Fiedorowicz, HOU
  11. WR Torrey Smith, SF
  12. WR Quincy Enunwa, NYJ

 

 

AVERAGE

  1. RB Mike Gillislee, BUF
  2. RB Knile Davis, GB
  3. WR Kenny Britt, STL
  4. TE Cameron Brate, TB
  5. WR Ty Montgomery, GB
  6. TE C.J. Fiedorowicz, HOU
  7. WR Torrey Smith, SF
  8. WR Quincy Enunwa, NYJ
  9. WR Mohamed Sanu, ATL
  10. QB Brian Hoyer, CHI
  11. QB Colin Kaepernick, SF

 

DEEP

  1. RB Mike Gillislee, BUF
  2. RB Knile Davis, GB
  3. WR Kenny Britt, LA
  4. WR Ty Montgomery, GB
  5. TE CJ Fiedorowicz, HOU
  6. WR Adam Humphries, TB
  7. QB Colin Kaepernick, SF

 

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