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2012 Fantasy Football Week 7 Waiver Wire Most-Added Players: Fan’s Review

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Wednesday is usually the first day in most fantasy football leagues where free agents get snatched up off waivers and players get added from the free agent pool. With owners still looking for ways to improve their teams early on in the season, Week 7 is a week full of transactions. Here's a look at the most popular players added prior to the start of Week 7 games.

All add numbers are recorded for all Yahoo! fantasy football leagues for Wednesday, October 17.

Quarterback

Josh Freeman, Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 63,136 adds

Freeman had a nice game in a blowout against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 6. Despite completing just 15 passes, he completed several long plays, including a few to Mike Williams and Tiquan Underwood for a nice outing to make up for his previous poor outings. Up against a poor New Orleans Saints defense in Week 7, owners picking up Freeman are looking for another solid outing from the fourth-year player.

Honorable mentions: Minnesota Vikings' Christian Ponder (39,858 adds), Oakland Raiders' Carson Palmer (30,296 adds), Buffalo Bills' Ryan Fitzpatrick (29,819 adds)

Running back

Felix Jones, Dallas Cowboys - 305,522 adds

Jones was the most-added player due to his opportunity and ability for long-term value. With DeMarco Murray sidelined with a sprained left foot, he gets an opportunity to continue his success from Week 6. In his first chance this season at regular carries, Jones also has a very good Week 7 matchup against the Carolina Panthers.

Honorable mentions: St. Louis Rams' Daryl Richardson (111,378 adds), Cleveland Browns' Montario Hardesty (62,932 adds), Tampa Bay Buccaneers' LeGarrette Blount (52,953 adds)

Wide receiver

Josh Gordon, Cleveland Browns - 179,902 adds

Gordon proved his two-catch, two-touchdown performance in Week 5 against the New York Giants was no fluke, as he served as Brandon Weeden's top target once again in Week 6 with three catches for 99 yards and a touchdown. After back-to-back weeks of success, Gordon appears to be the top receiver in Cleveland and could grow into a very good fantasy starter for the rest of the season.

Honorable mentions: Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Mike Williams (79,426 adds), St. Louis Rams' Brandon Gibson (70,930 adds), Tennessee Titans' Kendall Wright (53,892 adds)

Tight end

Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings - 47,460 adds

Rudolph got back on track in Week 6 against the Washington Redskins with six catches for 56 yards, a touchdown and a two-point conversion. With five touchdowns on the season, he is one of the NFL's top touchdown scorers. While the Arizona Cardinals, the Vikings' Week 7 opponent, shut down Bills' tight end Scott Chandler last week, Rudolph is still a good starting option due to his prominence in the red zone.

Honorable mentions: Tennessee Titans' Jared Cook (41,171 adds), Cincinnati Bengals' Jermaine Gresham (39,403 adds), Pittsburgh Steelers' Heath Miller (32,477 adds)

Kicker

Robbie Gould, Chicago Bears - 94,587 adds

Dropped a lot in Week 6 due to the Bears' bye week, Gould was added by many teams this week. With his perfect 10 for 10 success rate on field goal attempts and high number of extra points, he is a solid play in Week 7 against the Detroit Lions, especially with a healthy Bears offense featuring Matt Forte.

Honorable mentions: New York Giants' Lawrence Tynes (76,987 adds), Cleveland Browns' Phil Dawson (74,721 adds), Minnesota Vikings' Blair Walsh (73,598 adds)

Team defense

Minnesota Vikings team defense - 67,090 adds

The Vikings defense struggled in Week 6 against a Redskins offense that scored 38 points. Despite the poor output, this did not discourage owners from picking up the Vikings for a good Week 7 matchup against the Cardinals. Arizona's offense gives up a large number of sacks and has looked inconsistent in their last two losses.

Honorable mentions: Cleveland Browns team defense (62,656 adds), New York Giants team defense (52,112 adds), Green Bay Packers team defense (50,141 adds)

Sources:

Transaction Trends Yesterday All Positions, Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Football

Josh Freeman News & Notes, Yahoo! Sports

Felix Jones News & Notes, Yahoo! Sports

Josh Gordon Game Log, Yahoo! Sports

Kyle Rudolph News & Notes, Yahoo! Sports

Robbie Gould Game Log, Yahoo! Sports

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Austin Chang is a lifelong football fan, San Francisco 49ers supporter, and fantasy football player since 2005. Follow this Featured Contributor on Google+ and Twitter @_austinchang.

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