Waiver Wire: Week 7

Tyler Orginski @FFTylerO


Waiver Wire: Week 7

Whether you won or lost, this is the time to either bolster that winning roster or look ahead to getting the W in week seven. Active teams win leagues, and you are now tasked with the difficult decision on not only who to pick-up but how much to bid. If your league is not using FAAB, consider the order in which the players are listed, by position, to determine their priority. Players available in ~33% of Yahoo leagues will be featured in this week seven waiver wire article. 

 

Quarterback

Daniel Jones – (2-3%)

Jones had a rough outing against the Patriots last week, but let’s be real, who hasn’t? He has given this Giants offense life and has proven to be a capable QB. The Giants play the Cardinals in week seven, and the Cardinals have given up at least 19 points to the QB position five the last six weeks. Fire up Danny Dimes with confidence. 

Sam Darnold – (2-3%)

While you aren’t starting Darnold this Monday vs. the Patriots, he proved he was some significant upside in his return vs. the Cowboys. The Jets have a string of cake matchups from weeks 9-14, I could easily see Darnold being a top 12 guy during that time. He’s worth the stash if you can hold him and need help at QB.

 

Runningback

Jamaal Williams – (10-12%)

Just when you think Aaron Jones has run away with this Packers backfield, think again. Jamaal Williams rushed 14 times for 104 yards while catching 4/5 balls for 32 yards a TD on Monday night. Aaron Jones was likely in the doghouse for a fumble and dropped lay-up touchdown, but this backfield is a clear split. Over four games this season (when both active), Jones saw 51.8% of snaps to Williams 49.5%. Aaron Jones is more talented, but if Jamaal Williams continues to see 13-16 touches a game on this Green Bay offense, he’s a weekly flex play. 

Chase Edmonds (6-7%)

Edmonds has proved capable and is going to be the feature back in something were to happen to the dinged up David Johnson. 

Tony Pollard/Alexander Mattison – (4-5%)

These two are shaping up to be fantasy football’s elite handcuffs. They need to be owned and are possible league winners. 

The 1%ers (guys I would spend only 1% on):

Benny Snell – Mark Walton – Darrell Henderson

 

Wide Receiver

Auden Tate – (5-7%) 

Operating as the clear #2 option since the Ross injury, Tate has averaged 8.5 targets in the last four games. He is not a smash play, as his upside is limited, but he is getting red zone looks and can get you through some bye weeks ahead. Keep an eye out for AJ Green; his return would diminish any value Tate has. 

Diontae Johnson – (5-6%)

The clear #2 in Pittsburgh and Mason Rudolph’s favorite target to date. He is worth a stash through the bye week. 

Darius Slayton – (2-3%)

Slayton has seen a mini breakout over the past three weeks, posting 3-82-0, 4-62-1, and 3-32-0 lines while also seeing at least five targets in each game. While Golden Tate is indeed back, I expect Sterling Shepard to miss some time as he suffered his second concussion of the season. 

Jakobi Meyers/N’Keal Harry – (2-3%)

With Josh Gordon and Philip Dorsett injured, both these guys are worth a pick-up as there is simply nothing else behind Edelman. Meyers will likely get the first crack at it, but Harry is eligible to return in week 9. Belichick has never drafted a WR in the 1st round, and considering the health of the Pats pass-catchers; he too is worth an add. 

The 1%ers (guys I would spend only 1% on):

Dante Pettis 

Tight End

Chris Herndon – (6-8%)

This is my 4th time posting this. Last year, he was a top-eight TE from week 6 to 16. The return of Darnold has righted the ship on offense. There is not much upside left at TE on waivers at this point, Herndon may be your last chance to get a Top 12 guy. 

Dawson Knox – (2-3%)

Leading up to the bye, Knox has seen his playtime increase gradually, all the way up 72%. If he is going to be a full-time player with the Bill’s upcoming cupcake schedule, he could be a strong streamer. 

 




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