Waiver Wire: Week 7
The waiver wire article is set up to help give you the best possible players that may still be available on your league’s waivers. Based on ESPN’s leagues, the following players are all rostered in under 50%. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me on Twitter @JGalt93.
Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, San Francisco 49ers (16.7% Rostered)
Jimmy G has never been what we had thought he would be when he was drafted by the Patriots as Brady’s replacement, but he has been a serviceable option throughout his professional career. From a fantasy perspective, Garoppolo has been nothing more than a QB2 with a boom/ bust upside. This week he has a great matchup against the Chiefs, this match could easily turn into a high-scoring situation. If you are in need of a QB play with a decently safe floor and good upside this week, Jimmy would be my top QB option. He is a high-end QB2 with an upside in week 7.
Matt Ryan, QB, Indianapolis Colts (12.5% Rostered)
We are at the point where it is ugly on the waiver wire, especially at QB. Matt Ryan is not who you want to be starting on a weekly basis, but he is worthy of streaming in good matchups. This week’s matchup against the Tennessee Titans should prove to be one of those matchups. I would not break the bank on trying to acquire Ryan, but if you need a QB this week he would be my top 2 option off of the waivers. Ryan is a mid-tier QB2 with an upside this week.
Jared Goff, QB, Detroit Lions (49.6 %Rostered)
After being a solid streaming option throughout most of the season, Goff disappointed in week 5 against the Patriots. Regardless, I like Goff going forward. He should have a healthy offense coming off of a bye and has a streaming-worthy matchup against the Cowboys this week. If you are in need of a QB due to byes/injuries, Goff would be one of the top options on my list. Goff is a mid-tier QB2 with a boom/bust upside in week 7.
- Marcus Mariota, QB, Atlanta Falcons
- Justin Fields, QB, Chicago Bears
- Daniel Jones, QB, New York Giants
- Ryan Tannehill, QB, Tennessee Titans
- Jacoby Brissett, QB, Cleveland Browns
Brian Robinson Jr., RB, Washington Commanders (50.2% Rostered)
I usually don’t write about players that are rostered in over 50% but Robinson is just barely rostered over that percentage. If he is available in your league for some reason, he would be my top waiver add for the week. It is clear that Robinson is the lead back for the Commanders. His carry total should continue to improve and he also has the skills to be utilized in the passing game. Whether or not you need an RB, Robinson should be added in all leagues. This should be the last week that you ever see his name on this list. Robinson is a low-end RB2 with an upside going forward.
Kenyan Drake, RB, Baltimore Ravens (3.2% Rostered)
Drake surprised pretty much everyone this past weekend. I honestly thought he was washed, but it seems that he is not. Drake looked good and was able to receive a solid carry total and get into the endzone in week 6. He will be someone to monitor going forward. If Dobbins knee injury holds him out at all, Drake would be a high-end flex this week against the Browns. Drake is a low-end flex with upside going forward otherwise.
Deon Jackson, RB, Indianapolis Colts (32.8% Rostered)
If Jonathan Taylor’s injury were more serious, Jackson would be at the top of this. Fortunately for managers with JT, his injury is not too serious and he should be expected back this week after missing the last two games. Regardless, Jackson is still worth an add this week, especially if you are the JT manager. He is an elite RB backup and has shown his value if JT were to miss any more games. Jackson is a low-end flex going forward.
** Adding top-tier running backs back-ups is never a bad decision if you have the space to do so.**
- JaMycal Hasty, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
- Latavius Murray, RB, Denver Broncos
- Mike Boone, RB, Denver Broncos
- Mark Ingram, RB, New Orleans Saints
- Jaylen Warren, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers
- Jerick Mckinnon, RB, Kansas City Chiefs
Alec Pierce, WR, Indianapolis Colts (25.3% Rostered)
Pierce is probably my favorite WR add of the week. I like his potential this week and I like his overall upside going forward. He is continuing to grow his relationship with Matt Ryan and I like his chances at receiving 5+ targets or a TD this week against the Titans. If you are looking for a long-term add at the WR position that also has the ability to start now, Pierce is exactly who you’d want. Pierce is a high-end flex with an upside this week.
Rondale Moore, WR, Arizona Cardinals (46.5% Rostered)
Moore had been performing nicely since returning from his injury and should continue to do so going forward with the recent news that Marquise Brown will be out for 4-6 weeks. DeAndre Hopkins is returning from suspension and the Cardinals just traded for Robbie Anderson, regardless Moore is still worth an add in fantasy. Kyler Murray should be able to support 2-3 receiving options and I like that he has already built a relationship with Moore this season. If you are in need of a streaming option, Moore should be able to fill the void. Moore is a flex with upside this week.
Ben Skowronek, WR, Los Angeles Rams (1.1 %Rostered)
Ben has been interesting as he has been receiving a consistent amount of targets over the last two weeks. The Rams are in need of a reliable option at their WR3 and Skowronek could very well turn into that as time continues. The Rams are on bye this week, so Ben offers no value this week. If you are in need of a low-cost option with decent upside, I would add Skowronek onto my bench this week. He is a low-end flex with upside going forward, with added value in full PPR leagues.
- Mecole Hardman, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
- Wan’Dale Robinson, WR, New York Giants
- Tyquan Thornton, WR, New England Patriots
- Parris Campbell, WR, Indianapolis Colts
- Dante Pettis, WR, Chicago Bears
- Josh Reynolds, WR, Detroit Lions
- Nico Collins, WR, Houston Texans
- Corey Davis, WR, New York Jets
Robert Tonyan, TE, Green Bay Packers (27.6% Rostered)
Tonyan has had some ups and downs this season, but that is no surprise as the whole team has had their issues this year. It is promising that Tonyan was targeted 12 times in week 6, catching 10 of them for 90 yards. Tonyan is looking like he will be a streaming option at the very least with the possibility of being a startable asset if his success continues. Tonyan has a nice matchup this week against the Commanders, which will hopefully light a fire under the Packers metaphorical behind. Tonyan is a low-end TE1 with an upside.
Hunter Henry, TE, New England Patriots (36.8% Rostered)
Henry looks to be gaining some momentum as he has been a solid starting option in fantasy over the last two weeks. What is worrisome is that he has had that success with Bailey Zappe and not Mac Jones. Jones is most likely going to return from injury this week, so we will have to see if Henry continues his success or not. You could do worse than Henry at your TE position though, so he should not be avoided solely on what I stated above. Henry is a good bye week fill-in this week and should be looked at as a high-end TE2.
Daniel Bellinger, TE, New York Giants (2.5% Rostered)
Bellinger isn’t going to compete with the top two TE options in the league, but what he does offer is a safe floor with the TD upside needed to succeed. There are not many receiving options on the Giants that I would consider rostering right now, Bellinger happens to be one that I am though. He is becoming a regular target for Daniel Jones and this week’s matchup against the Jaguars is sweet. If you need a bye-week fill-in or just a TE that has shown signs of being reliable, Bellinger would be a guy to add. He is a high-end TE2 with an upside this week.
- Irv Smith Jr., TE, Minnesota Vikings
- Noah Fant, TE, Seattle Seahawks
- Jelani Woods, TE, Indianapolis Colts