Week 7 Waiver Wire (Fantasy Football)

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It’s hard to believe that Week 7 is already upon us.  With so many changing pieces on NFL offenses, it seems like every week is just the beginning of a new fantasy year.  As we round the corner toward the end of October, we are facing yet another week of new offensive identities, injuries, and a rather thin waiver wire.

If you find yourself in a position with needs to fill on your roster and an anemic waiver wire, check out Jeff Greenwood’s article series on trade targets and ammo like this one from Week 6.  For a complete breakdown of injuries from Week 6, read Matthew Betz’s Injury Recap article.

The following waiver wire percentages are based on Yahoo! ownership.  For the complete breakdown and who you should target, listen to The Fantasy Footballers’ Week 7 Waiver Wire episode.


QB Sam Darnold is back, which means the Jets’ offensive weapons are once again fantasy relevant.  Robby Anderson finally made his mark on Sunday with 5 receptions on 8 targets for 125 yards and a touchdown against the Cowboys.  At 60% ownership, he is probably not available, but it’s worth checking just in case a league mate needed to make room for bye week fill-ins.  The same is true for the Falcons’ Mohamed Sanu (60%) who is getting more involved in the high-flying offense and the Bills’ John Brown (67%) who is coming off a bye.

Keep your eyes on quarterback changes such as Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota, and especially Josh Rosen.  If Ryan Fitzpatrick is leading the Dolphins offense, the supporting cast may actually have a shot at scoring you some points if you’re desperate.  Auden Tate is another name available in many leagues and he even scored a touchdown Sunday against the Ravens.  Jamison Crowder is also worth a look if Anderson is taken and is only owned in 42% of Yahoo! leagues.

Main Waiver Wire Pickups

CIN Auden Tate (23% owned)
5/90/1 on 12 targets vs BAL

NYJ Jamison Crowder (42% owned)
6/98/0 on 9 targets

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NE Jakobi Meyers (1% owned) & Phillip Dorsett (38% owned)
Meyers – 4/54/0 on 4 targets
Dorsett – Did not play in Week 6

ARI KeeSean Johnson (2% owned)
2/14/0 on 5 targets
Led the Arizona WRs in snaps (81%)

MIA DeVante Parker (15% owned)
3/28/1 on 4 targets

PIT Diontae Johnson (26% owned)
2/14/0 on 2 targets

KC Mecole Hardman (49% owned)
4/45/0 on 4 targets
@DEN (Thurs), GB, MIN

BUF Cole Beasley (15% owned) & Duke Williams (1% owned)


If you soured on Malcolm Brown after hoping he would step up to the plate once Gurley was sidelined, have faith.  He did see 67.9% of the snaps last week rushing 11 times for 40 yards and faces Atlanta and then Cincinnati in Weeks 7 and 8.  Week 6 waiver darling, Adrian Peterson, has a much tougher schedule coming up against the stout San Fransisco defense, Minnesota and then Buffalo.  If you need to make room on your roster for a more valuable play, consider Peterson on the chopping block.  Both of these guys are probably owned in your leagues and Brown is worth a look to see if he was the victim of a rage drop from Week 6.

With Jaylen Samuels out for another few weeks and Devlin Hodges‘ phobia of throwing further ten yards, the Steelers relied heavily on James Conner.  Not to be outdone, Benny Snell got involved and is worth a look for your roster as Conner’s handcuff as well as stand-alone fantasy value for a deeper play.

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Main Waiver Wire Pickups

NO Latavius Murray (47% owned)
8/44/0 — 3/35/0 on 3 targets

PIT Benny Snell (2% owned)
17/75/0 — 1/14/0 on 1 target

MIN Alexander Mattison (22% owned)
Saw a touch on 67% of his snaps in Wk6 (aka when he’s in there they use him)

LAR Darrell Henderson (28% owned)
6/39/0 — 1/9/0 on 2 targets

MIA Mark Walton (4% owned)
Week 4 (before the bye): 8 touches for 34 yards (25% of the snaps)
Week 6 (after the bye): 11 touches for 75 yards (42% of the snaps)

ARI Chase Edmonds (34% owned)
5/34/0 — 2/33/1 on 2 targets

ATL Ito Smith (20% owned)

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SEA Rashaad Penny (46% owned)
Did not play in Week 6

NE Rex Burkhead (20% owned)
Did not play in Week 6

IND Nyheim Hines (16% owned)
Was on Bye

Handcuff watch

IND Jordan Wilkins
CAR Reggie Bonnafon
DAL Tony Pollard
BAL Gus Edwards
JAX Ryquell Armstead
OAK DeAndre Washington
CIN Giovani Bernard


There is still no escaping it.  The tight end landscape continues its relentless dumpster fire burn.  Even superstars like Travis Kelce and Zach Ertz have given you lackluster performance and heartburn over drafting them early.  You can check to see if some familiar names are available such as Jimmy Graham (73%) and Jason Witten (64%), although neither shined in Week 6 matchups.  Gerald Everett is another name to consider over the next few weeks facing Atlanta and then Cincinnati.

No matter how you look at it, tight ends are a difficult position to fill with confidence and you will inevitably be watching those matchups between the cracks of your fingers in Week 7.

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GB Jimmy Graham (73% owned)
2/17/0 on 5 targets

DET T.J. Hockenson (64% owned)
4/21/0 on 6 targets

DAL Jason Witten (60% owned)
5/57/0 on 7 targets
Tied for league-lead in TE RZ receptions

LAR Gerald Everett (77% owned)
2/9/0 on 5 targets

Main Waiver Wire Pickups

HOU Darren Fells (4% owned)
Played at least 62% of the snaps in every game
Last week vs KC: Fells- 32 routes run (87% snaps); Akins-31 routes run (73% snaps)

NYJ Chris Herndon (27% owned)

IND Eric Ebron (54% owned) & Jack Doyle (20% owned)
Was on Bye

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OAK Foster Moreau (0% owned)
Was on Bye

BUF Dawson Knox (8% owned)
Was on Bye

In addition to a thorough breakdown of each of these waiver targets, The Fantasy Footballers also discuss their DST and QB streamers for this week.  Don’t forget to check out the episode Week 7 Waiver Wire Targets and find out which players should be on your radar for this weekend’s matchups.

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