PRESQUE ISLE, Me. (WAGM) - Can you believe it? Week 7, the NFL regular season is nearly halfway done. And this around the time where you really see the landscape of your league. There are likely a few top dogs who are cruising into the playoffs, loving their team. But I'm talking to you middle to bottom of the league people. There is plenty of time left to make the additions to make the moves that turns you from a pretender to a contender. Here we go.
First up, yes, I know. He's playing the Patriots, but Mitchell Trubisky and the Chicago Bears are the real deal. The offense is real. As Trubisky gets more comfortable the offense, the bigger the numbers. He threw for six TDs against Tampa, he threw for three TDs last week against Miami. Now I'm not saying the Patriots on their level, but they haven't necessarily showed they can be a lockdown defense. The game should be a shootout and Trubisky should be available, if you need a QB to stream. He's your guy.
Devontae Freeman got put on injured reserve earlier this week and that means Ito Smith is the second guy in line behind Tevin Coleman. The rookie out of Southern Mississippi has shown positive signs, but this is purely a handcuff add. If Coleman goes down, Smith becomes the lead back in an, at times, elite offense. Stash him.
Similar to Ito Smith, this move is solely based on volume. Jermaine Kearse, mostly known for that ridiculous catch in the Super Bowl against the Patriots, but with Quincy Enunwa out of the lineup, Kearse is going to see targets in the possession receiving game. High targets equals high potential.
Finally, I hit on tight end last week, thank you CJ Uzomah, and because I hit, I'm going a bit on the risky side. Hayden Hurst, if you have a tight end on bye week, is a dude who could make some noise. He spent the first couple weeks of the season hurt, but the Ravens didn't draft him in the first round this year to not use him. The Ravens play the Saints who are notoriously bad at guarding the tight end. Take the risk, add Hurst.