Here is a look at the top waiver wire options for Week 7. Because of Apex’s deep rosters, you won’t find most of these players players in your average waiver wire column. Apex owners have to dig a little deeper to find relevant fantasy free agents, and because of the fierce competition for free agents in Apex leagues, suggested blind bid values are usually a bit higher than one might expect.
James Starks ($100)
If Starks is still available in your Apex league, he’s worth a lofty bid. Over the last 2 weeks, Starks has averaged 12 touches per game, just three fewer than Eddie Lacy. Lacy has been effective the last couple of weeks, but the RotoViz Buy Low Machine shows us that Green Bay has the second easiest running back strength of schedule from Week 7 through Week 13, the end of the Apex regular season:
Tre Mason ($65)
Monday night introduced the new three-headed monster that is the St. Louis backfield. Benny Cunningham and Zac Stacy are likely owned in any Apex league, but Tre Mason showed some burst on Monday, averaging 8 yards per carry with a 12 yard reception in limited action. None of these backs may be worthy of starting on fantasy rosters in 2014, but preseason rumors had Mason taking over the starting job, and that remote likelihood is worth a bid for the Rams rookie.
Branden Bolden/James White ($35)
With Stevan Ridley out for the year, the New England backfield is likely to be more Belichickian than ever, but Shane Vereen is likely to retain his current role, meaning that Bolden and White should both see increased workloads. It’s anyone’s guess at this point how the Patriots rush attempts will be spread out, but it’s worth throwing a dart and hoping one of these players absorbs the full Ridley workload.
Malcolm Floyd ($75)
Floyd is still floating around in some Apex leagues, but with the ability to start up to 4 WRs, his upside coupled with Philip Rivers’ efficiency makes him tempting as a weekly start, let alone a waiver claim. Keenan Allen has 18 more targets and 11 more receptions than Floyd, but Floyd has out-gained Allen by almost 70 yards and has 3 touchdowns on the season, while Allen has yet to find the end zone. With Eddie Royal possibly out with a rib injury this week, Floyd’s touchdown upside could be even higher than usual.
Davante Adams ($70)
Since Jarret Boykin’s groin injury, Davante Adams has solidified himself as the number 3 wide receiver in Green Bay, posting his best numbers of the year on Sunday in Miami. Adams is likely to retain his role, even when Boykin returns, and any starting wide receiver in an Aaron Rodgers offense always has some flex appeal.