This past week was a disaster for any fantasy football fan that owned Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb. The wideout went down with a knee injury and has since been placed on the IR. He will be out several weeks and it has left many owners scrambling to find a free agent wideout. To help you fill that void, here are some of the best waiver wire replacements for Cobb in Week 7.
WR Robert Woods, Buffalo Bills (9.7%) – Woods was the forgotten man last weekend when Buffalo took on the Cincinnati Bengals. The rookie finished the game with just two receptions for nine yards, despite Buffalo QB Thad Lewis throwing for 216 yards and two touchdowns. Buffalo takes on a deplorable Miami Dolphins’ pass-defense (287.6 yards/game) this weekend, though, and I fully expect Woods to have a much better performance.
WR Jerome Simpson, Minnesota Vikings (4.6%) – Simpson has hardly been picked up in any leagues, but the kid has still done fairly well this year. He has two games this season with over 120 receiving yards and the veteran has continued to get one-on-one coverage on the outside with RB Adrian Peterson drawing so many defenders inside the box. Simpson has another favorable matchup this week, as Minnesota hosts the winless New York Giants, so don’t be afraid to give him a spot start in Week 7.
WR Jarrett Boykin, Green Bay Packers (0.1%) – With two of the team’s top three wideouts out for this weekend’s game, it will allow Boykin to walk into the starting lineup. Amidst his two drops last weekend, Boykin still hauled in a 43-yard bomb from QB Aaron Rodgers. Boykin knows how to get behind opposing corners and the wideout has a chance to make some big plays this weekend. If you own Cobb and are looking for a replacement, try out Boykin in Week 7.