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Published: Oct. 15, 2012 at 12:09 a.m.
Updated: Oct. 17, 2012 at 11:46 a.m.

NFL fantasy football: Week 7 waiver wire

Need to improve your fantasy football roster? NFL.com has you covered! Each week, we'll offer up the 10 players you need to target off the waiver wire in that never-ending quest for a fantasy league championship. The number listed in parenthesis next to the player's name is the percentage of NFL.com leagues that he is still available as a free agent.

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  • 1. Felix Jones, RB, Dallas Cowboys (88.5 percent): 10

    1. Felix Jones, RB, Dallas Cowboys (88.5 percent):

    DeMarco Murray suffered a foot injury against the Baltimore Ravens and will miss Week 7. That puts Jones squarely back on the fantasy football radar. He totaled 105 scrimmage yards and one touchdown with Murray injured against the Baltimore Ravens. (Jim O'Connor/US Presswire)

  • 2. Mike Williams, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (86.1 percent): 9

    2. Mike Williams, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (86.1 percent):

    The top fantasy rookie in 2010, Williams has been a nice option for owners in recent weeks. In fact, he's posted 100-plus yards in two straight games and has scored a touchdown in three of his five contests. Up next is a great matchup against the New Orleans Saints, so Williams needs to be added in all leagues. (Jeff Hanisch/US Presswire)

  • 3. Alex Green, RB, Green Bay Packers (74.2 percent): 8

    3. Alex Green, RB, Green Bay Packers (74.2 percent):

    Green was clearly the top back for the Packers on Sunday night, carrying the football 22 times in a win over the Houston Texans. While he isn't going to be a fantasy monster, Green is now worth a roster spot in all fantasy leagues - especially with an expanded bye week upcoming. He goes up against the St. Louis Rams this week and is a viable flex option in deeper leagues moving forward. (Jeff Hanisch/US Presswire)

  • 4. Kendall Wright, WR, Tennessee Titans (97.2 percent): 7

    4. Kendall Wright, WR, Tennessee Titans (97.2 percent):

    The first Titans wide receiver to target off the waiver wire is Kenny Britt (27.4 percent). If he isn't available, however, Wright is also worth a look if you need help at wide receiver. The rookie has hauled in 15 passes in his last two games and has a great matchup next on the schedule against the Buffalo Bills. (Joe Nicholson/US Presswire)

  • 5. Vick Ballard, RB, Indianapolis Colts (91.3 percent): 6

    5. Vick Ballard, RB, Indianapolis Colts (91.3 percent):

    Ballard saw a mere eight carries in last Sunday's blowout loss to the New York Jets, but he still looks like the best bet to see backfield touches in Indianapolis while Donald Brown (knee) is out. He also has a great matchup upcoming on the schedule, facing a Cleveland Browns defense that has struggled to stop the run. (John Sommers II/Associated Press)

  • 6. Devery Henderson, WR, New Orleans Saints (84.4 percent): 5

    6. Devery Henderson, WR, New Orleans Saints (84.4 percent):

    Henderson posted a monster stat line before his team's bye with 123 yards and one touchdown in a win over the San Diego Chargers. If Lance Moore (hamstring) is unable to return for what is a favorable matchup against the Buccaneers, Henderson becomes an attractive fantasy option across the board in Week 7. (Paul Jasienski/Associated Press)

  • 7. William Powell, RB, Arizona Cardinals (76.9 percent): 4

    7. William Powell, RB, Arizona Cardinals (76.9 percent):

    The Cardinals could use the hot hand in their backfield until Beanie Wells can return, but Powell led the team in touches against the Bills. While a tough matchup against the Minnesota Vikings looms, Powell is still worth a roster spot as a reserve or matchup-based flex option during the heavy bye weeks. (Mark J. Rebilas/US Presswire)

  • 8. Brandon Gibson, WR, St. Louis Rams (96.4 percent): 3

    8. Brandon Gibson, WR, St. Louis Rams (96.4 percent):

    Gibson was mentioned in this space last week, but he's still a free agent in most leagues. That should change after Week 6, though, as he led the Rams in receptions (7) and receiving yards (91) in a loss to the Miami Dolphins. With Danny Amendola out for awhile, Gibson looks like the new top option for Sam Bradford. (G. Newman Lowrance/Associated Press)

  • 9. Daryl Richardson, RB, St. Louis Rams (92.0 percent): 2

    9. Daryl Richardson, RB, St. Louis Rams (92.0 percent):

    A rookie out of Abilene Christian, Richardson (11 carries) saw an almost equal timeshare with Steven Jackson (12 carries) and looked like the better back with 76 yards on the ground. While I don't see him overtaking Jackson atop the depth chart, Richardson is a talented runner and worth a roster spot in fantasy land. (G. Newman Lowrance/Associated Press)

  • 10. Josh Gordon, WR, Cleveland Browns (97.5 percent): 1

    10. Josh Gordon, WR, Cleveland Browns (97.5 percent):

    Gordon put up his second straight solid stat line, catching three passes for 99 yards in a win over the Cincinnati Bengals. The rookie has now scored three touchdowns in his last two games and is proving to be quiet the playmaker. Gordon also has a terrific matchup against the Indianapolis Colts up next on the schedule. (Scott R. Galvin/Associated Press)

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