Week 7 Waiver Wire (Fantasy Football)

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Week 7 waivers are here! We have a host of new injuries as well as six teams on a bye. The Bills, Cowboys, Chargers, Jaguars, Vikings, and the Steelers all have the week off. Below is a list of the players to target if you need a Week 7 pickup. Listen or watch today’s Week 7 Waivers episode of The Fantasy Footballers podcast for a full breakdown of these waiver adds, plus players to consider dropping!

Wide Receivers
Team Player Roster % Upcoming
NYG Sterling Shepard 64% vs CAR
@ KC
vs LV
SF Brandon Aiyuk 66% vs IND
@ CHI
vs ARI
KC Mecole Hardman 62% @ TEN
vs NYG
vs GB
CHI Darnell Mooney 60% @ TB
vs SF
@ PIT
DEN Tim Patrick 44% @ CLE
vs WAS
@ DAL
BAL Rashod Bateman 44% vs CIN
BYE
vs MIN
NYJ Jamison Crowder 41% @ NE
vs CIN
@ IND
IND T.Y. Hilton 45% @ SF
vs TEN
vs NYJ
LV Hunter Renfrow 59% vs PHI
BYE
@ NYG
DET Amon-Ra St. Brown 52% @ LAR
vs PHI
BYE
ARI Christian Kirk 54% vs HOU
vs GB
@ SF
ARI A.J. Green 57% vs HOU
vs GB
@ SF
DAL Michael Gallup 52% BYE
@ MIN
vs DEN
NO Marquez Callaway 43% @ SEA
vs TB
vs ATL

It’s tough sledding this week on the waiver wire and the wide receiver position, that is usually robust, is pretty thin. However, there are still some options you can target to help cover in case of byes and injury concerns.

Let’s start off with some veteran players that are returning from injury or a bye. T.Y. Hilton made a big splash in the Colts offense with four receptions on four targets for 80 yards. He didn’t log a touchdown, but it’s only a matter of time before he finds the end zone. However, his status will need to be monitored as he exited with an injury. The Jets have had a week to figure out what is going on in their offense. Jamison Crowder had a great debut, but slumped in their trip to London. Still, he is one of those players who knows how to get it done, no matter who is in at quarterback.

Marquez Callaway should be a pick up coming off of their bye as well as a smash game the week before. They are facing Seattle, who has been bleeding points to opposing teams. Pairing him with QB Jameis Winston could be a sneaky stack for Week 7. The Saints also face Tampa Bay in Week 8, which is another great matchup for both players.

Listen or watch today’s Week 7 Waivers episode to hear how The Fantasy Footballers are prioritizing these wideouts and who you can drop to pick them up!

Running Backs
Team Player Roster % Upcoming
SF Elijah Mitchell 63% vs IND
@ CHI
vs ARI
CHI Khalil Herbert 66% @ TB
vs SF
@ PIT
NYJ Michael Carter 65% @ NE
vs CIN
@ IND
SEA Alex Collins 63% vs NO
vs JAX
BYE
SEA DeeJay Dallas 5% vs NO
vs JAX
BYE
SEA Rashaad Penny 14% vs NO
vs JAX
BYE
WAS J.D. McKissic 54% @ GB
@ DEN
BYE
WAS Jaret Patterson 4% @ GB
@ DEN
BYE
CLE D’Ernest Johnson 16% vs DEN
vs PIT
@ CIN
CLE Demetric Felton 14% vs DEN
vs PIT
@ CIN
BAL Devonta Freeman 3% vs CIN
BYE
vs MIN
BAL Le’Veon Bell 12% vs CIN
BYE
vs MIN
NE Rhamondre Stevenson 24% vs NYJ
@ LAC
@ CAR
KC Jerick McKinnon 35% @ TEN
vs NYG
vs GB
LAR Sony Michel 50% vs DET
@ HOU
vs TEN
TEN Jeremy McNichols 10% vs KC
@ IND
@ LAR
CIN Samaje Perine 23% @ BAL
@ NYJ
vs CLE
CIN Chris Evans 8% @ BAL
@ NYJ
vs CLE

Don’t let the long list of names at the running back position fool you into thinking there are great options for Week 7. Despite the numerous choices, most of them are not great unless you absolutely have to roster and start a warm body.

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Nick Chubb has been ruled out for Week 7 and Kareem Hunt will also miss some time with a calf injury. That leaves D’Ernest Johnson and Demetric Felton and as the remaining running backs in the run-heavy offense of the Cleveland Browns. Technically speaking, Felton is considered the pass-catching back while Johnson should see the early down work, but that is really conjecture until we see what they do on the field. Either way, with six teams on a bye and a ton of injuries to contend with, you may be forced to start one of these backs.

Rhamondre Stevenson of the Patriots is only 24% rostered, and has surprisingly emerged as the pass-catching back with James White out for the season. Rookie QB Mac Jones looked his way in the passing game three times and Stevenson turned those into three receptions for 39 yards. He could be a very interesting addition to your roster if the trend of his receiving work continues, particularly in the red zone.

Another name that surprised last week was RB Chris Evans of the Bengals. Granted, Samaje Perine was on the COVID-19 reserve list and is ahead of him in the depth chart. However, Evans made a strong case to become the pass-catching RB2 in Cincinnati’s offense with three receptions on three targets for 49 yards and a touchdown.

Get the full breakdown and how much FAAB to spend on these RBs on today’s Week 7 Waivers episode.

Tight Ends
Team Player Roster % Upcoming
ARI Zach Ertz 72% vs HOU
vs GB
@ SF
WAS Ricky Seals-Jones 39% @ GB
@ DEN
BYE
SF Ross Dwelley 4% vs IND
@ CHI
vs ARI
IND Mo Alie-Cox 9% @ SF
vs TEN
vs NYJ
PIT Pat Freiermuth 17% BYE
@ CLE
vs CHI

The two big names at the tight end position that should be waiver wire targets are Zach Ertz and Ricky Seals-Jones. Ertz has found in a new home in Arizona in their high-flying offense and he will replace the injured Maxx Williams. He is likely already rostered, but it’s worth a look, just in case.

Ricky Seals-Jones has been getting the targets with Curtis Samuel sidelined with injury. There is the possibility to exploit Green Bay, but he is getting targets out of necessity in that offense.

If you somehow have the room, a speculative stash is the Steelers’ TE Pat Freiermuth. He seems to be emerging as Ben Roethlisberger’s go-to after Diontae Johnson now that JuJu Smith-Schuster is out for the season. Even though it was Eric Ebron who benefitted from the touchdown against the Seahawks, it might just be Freiermuth moving forward if he can keep the trust he is building with Big Ben.

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If you’re doing the TE dumpster dive this week, listen/watch The Fantasy Footballers discuss these options on today’s Week 7 Waivers  show.

Team DEF/ST
Team Roster % Upcoming
New England Patriots 43% vs NYJ
@ LAC
@ CAR
New Orleans Saints 26% @ SEA
vs TB
vs ATL
Arizona Cardinals 42% vs HOU
vs GB
@ SF
Carolina Panthers 46% @ NYG
@ ATL
vs NE
Green Bay Packers 54% vs WAS
@ ARI
@ KC
Favorite QB Streamers

Team Player Upcoming
ATL Matt Ryan @ MIA
vs CAR
@ NO
TEN Ryan Tannehill vs KC
@ IND
@ LAR
LV Derek Carr vs PHI
BYE
@ NYG
MIA Tua Tagovailoa vs ATL
@ BUF
vs HOU

Get the reasoning behind the QB Streamer picks from The Fantasy Footballers on the Week 7 Waivers episode! Good luck on your waiver claims!

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