Fantasy Waiver Wire Pickups -
1. RB Denard Robinson, JAC:
Denard Robinson provided a major upgrade at tailback for the Jaguars this weekend over rookie tailback Storm Johnson. Robinson rushed for 127 yards and a score off of 22 carries. The former Michigan quarterback has successfully made the transition to halfback, and may have earned the starting spot in the Jacksonville rotation. Starting back Toby Gerhart sat out Week 7 with a foot injury, but he was outclassed by Robinson.
Robinson should continue to receive a decent amount of carries going forward, due to lack of competition at the position, and is worth an add in all standard leagues. However, he may struggle to get things going against Miami's 10th ranked rush defense (allowing 100.3 yards per game on the ground) this week, but he is still one of the better fantasy pickups for this week.
2. WR Doug Baldwin, SEA:
Baldwin proved to be QB Russell Wilson's favorite wideout, drawing 11 targets, and going off for 7-123-1. The departure of Percy Harvin left the door open for other WRs to see increased levels of production, and it seems that Baldwin may be the biggest benefactor. Most looks will come to both Baldwin and fellow WR Jermaine Kearse, but Baldwin should be the number one target until further notice. Baldwin is worth an add as a WR4 with major upside, and could pan out as a middle-of-the-pack WR2.
3. RB Tre Mason, STL:
Mason has emerged as the best running back available in St. Louis, and has taken over in recent weeks. The 3rd round rookie out of Auburn put up an impressive line of 18-85-1 against an elite Seahawks defense, while taking 27 out of 51 offensive snaps. During Week 7, Zac Stacy took only 1 snap and Benny Cunningham took 19. With Stacy out of the picture, and Cunningham's role diminishing, this is slowly but surely becoming Tre Mason's team. Look for Mason to get anywhere from 15-25 touches per game. He can be added and implemented into starting lineups starting as a high RB2 going forward.
4. RB Jerick McKinnon, MIN:
McKinnon has not been added in some leagues yet, and there is no reasonable explanation as to why. Once again, he had a solid performance, rushing 19 times for 103 yards. He was able to do this against the Bills number one ranked rush defense, racking up 57 yards after contact. McKinnon is the real deal, and has proven his ability to get the job done on a weekly basis. The rookie halfback has broken 100 yards twice in the last 4 weeks, and looks to be the Vikings solution to fill the void left by Adrian Peterson. He is locked in as a high RB2 in standard fantasy formats, with high value in keeper leagues.