Fantasy Football Week Seven Waiver Wire Guide

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Fantasy Football Week Seven Waiver Wire Guide

Fantasy Football

Fantasy Football Week Seven Waiver Wire Guide

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Quarterback

  • Daniel Jones (27.3% rostered on ESPN)
  • Justin Fields (26.9% rostered on ESPN)

Like Fields, Daniel Jones is running the ball just enough to keep him fantasy relevant. His next two matchups before the Giants’ bye are against Jacksonville and Seattle, two defenses giving up a lot of points to quarterbacks. He has had a solid floor of production in recent weeks and has the opportunity in upcoming games to boom.

Justin Fields had another respectable fantasy performance in week five, despite Chicago only scoring seven points. His rushing ability and apparent improvements in the passing game earn him a spot on this list, albeit reluctantly. At least he is completing more than ten passes a game now. Fields has a chance to continue ascending as a fantasy option throughout the season, but volatility should be expected.

Running Back

  • Brian Robinson Jr. (50.2% rostered on ESPN)
  • Deon Jackson (32.8% rostered on ESPN)
  • Kyren Williams (2.1% rostered on ESPN)

Brian Robinson Jr received a full workload in his second week with 17 carries. Carson Wentz will miss at least a month with his finger injury, and the Commanders are likely to lean on their run game in that time. Robinson looks like the starter going forward and that makes him a must-add. 

Deon Jackson made the most of his opportunity as a starting running back with Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines out. He was heavily involved in both the rushing and receiving games. Taylor and Hines should be back very soon, but Jackson proved himself as a roster-worthy backup with upside.

Kyren Williams is close to making his return to the playing field and is in line for a significant role. It seems as if Cam Akers has played his last down as a Ram, and Los Angeles was very high on Williams during the summer and in the preseason. Darrell Henderson has never been trusted to be a total bell cow so Williams should see lots of work in the passing game. He presents high upside for a player available in virtually all leagues and is still IR eligible for an added bonus.

Wide Receiver

  • Michael Gallup (50.7% rostered on ESPN)
  • Rondale Moore (46.5% rostered on ESPN)
  • Alec Pierce (25.3% rostered on ESPN)
  • Tyquan Thornton (0.6% rostered on ESPN)

Dak Prescott is finally returning this week. A rising tide should raise all ships in the Cowboys offense, especially Michael Gallup. He is steadily increasing his snap counts each week and will be fully healthy soon. Gallup is the number two option in a high-powered offense that is returning its quarterback. He needs to be rostered.

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Marquise Brown is expected to miss six weeks with his injury, and that means more targets for Rondale Moore who is just getting going in his starting slot role. Over the past two weeks Moore has 13 catches and 117 yards. Expect those numbers to rise now that he is fully healthy and continues to build a rapport with Kyler Murray.

Alec Pierce is firmly the number two target for Matt Ryan and has scored nine or more points in each of his four full games. Right now he is a bench stash, but could be a starting-level option as the season progresses.

Tyquan Thornton is finally healthy for the Patriots, and the second-round pick has made the case to be heavily featured in the offense. His elite speed helped him become a high draft pick. So far he has shown some legitimate receiving skills as well to make him more than just a developmental player. Thornton had seven touches on Sunday including three rushing attempts, and converted two of those into touchdowns. His intriguing skillset is worth an end-of-bench flier.

Tight End

  • Robert Tonyan (27.6% rostered on ESPN)
  • Hunter Henry (36.8% rostered on ESPN)
  • Daniel Bellinger (2.5% rostered on ESPN)

Hunter Henry has performed well in back-to-back weeks, which at the tight end position makes him an interesting option. His consistent presence as a red zone threat gives him weekly upside. Henry is not an exciting player by any means, but he can get the job done as a low-end starter.

Aaron Rodgers has struggled to find consistency with his receivers, and Robert Tonyan was a beneficiary of that in their loss to the Jets. He had a season high 10 catches on 12 targets, and 90 yards. The once-dubbed “touchdown dependent” player only has one score on the season, but has produced well enough to be considered a streamer. Randall Cobb’s injury may even increase Tonyan’s volume.

Rookie tight ends are never a safe bet, however Daniel Bellinger is slowly gaining the trust of Daniel Jones. He is getting involved with the offense a little more each week and has scored touchdowns in consecutive games. He needs to show more consistency to be considered a legitimate fantasy weapon, but is worth monitoring for the future. There are worse options for tight end desperate teams.



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