Fantasy Football: Week 7 Waiver Wire

Cowboys Darren McFadden

Its Week 7 Waiver Wire time! A waiver wire that has names that are worth targeting but more questions than answers. Is Ezekiel Elliot going to play? If not, Darren McFadden is a must add. There are RBs with upside, WRs that can help and TEs! Who should you target this week?


Darren McFadden | RB | Dallas Cowboys
51% Owned on Yahoo!

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There is a ton of uncertainty surrounding Ezekiel Elliott and his possible suspension. As of now, he will begin serving his six game suspension this week. Elliott’s people and the NFLPA will try to get another injunction so Elliott can continue to play.

All of that said, Darren McFadden is a must add. Most fantasy football owners are scrambling to find anyone who can produce at the RB spot. If Elliott is out, McFadden would walk into starters touches in a good offense. I know what you’re thinking, “but Kyle, Alfred Morris has been active all season. Wouldn’t he be the Cowboy RB to own?” The answer is no. McFadden would step into Zeke’s role and be more impactful on the third down. Morris would stay in his role and likely get more spot duty on first and second down. In deeper leagues, Morris is probably worth a flier. If both are available, McFadden would be my add no question.

Matt Forte | RB | New York Jets
22% Owned on Yahoo!

The New York Jets got Matt Forte back this week and threw him back into the fire playing 43 of the 76 snaps. He only ran the ball nine times on Sunday but was a staple of the passing game catching eight balls. QB Josh McCown looks for Forte when things break down. Forte can be a PPR staple and be a decent enough bye week fill in for standard league owners.

Alex Collins | RB | Baltimore Ravens
31% Owned on Yahoo!

On Sunday, Alex Collins was the lead back for the Baltimore Ravens. He carried the ball 15 times for 74 yards at an impressive 4.9 YPC. His carry totals have raised over the past three weeks from 9 to 12 to 15. That said, no need to bail on Javorius Allen. He is still seeing the most snaps, got 4 targets in the pass game and got 49 yards on 10 carries. Allen is the guy I want in PPR leagues. In standard leagues, Collins is my favorite option. If his workload continues to grow, he could be a weapon down the the stretch.

Matt Breida | RB | San Francisco 49ers
21% Owned on Yahoo!

This is a stash add more than anything. Two weeks ago it was Brieda who out snapped and out touched Carlos Hyde. This week, Hyde was the guy again, as it should be. That said, we have see this situation play out far too often this season. If Hyde goes down, Brieda should walk into plenty of volume. HC Kyle Shanahan has shown trust in the rookie and Brieda has flashed in limited work. It may be hard with bye weeks and injuries, but if you have roster flexibility he is worth a look.

Orleans Darkwa | RB | New York Giants
10% Owned on Yahoo!

With the New York Giants losing their top four WRs from a week ago, Orleans Darkwa seems to be one of the biggest winner outside of Evan Engram. Darkwa had 117 yards on 21 carries. This was the on the heels of 69 yards and a TD on 8 carries. The Giants will need to stay in games in order for Darkwa to remain relevant but the value is there. This offense may be a mess going forward but Darkwa could be a feature back especially with Bob McAdoo giving up play calling duties.

Lions Marvin Jones

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Marvin Jones | WR | Detroit Lions
55% Owned on Yahoo!

Another week, another bump in targets for Marvin Jones. Obviously in a game where the Lions got down big, early, and they had to throw. That said, Jones has become a target monster, getting 27 over the past three weeks. They yardage hasn’t been there until this week, with Stafford not throwing down the field a ton. He went 6 catches for 96 yards and TD against the Saints. The week before he was 6 catches for 54 yards. Volume is king and Jones is getting it. Add him if you are in need of WR especially in PPR leagues.

Nelson Agholor | WR | Philadelphia Eagles
54% Owned on Yahoo!

The Philadelphia Eagles offense is moving the ball up and down the field. Nelson Agholor is starting to get his piece of the pie, especially with Darren Sproles out. He had 7 targets this week and 16 over the past three weeks. He has caught 4 balls in each of the last two weeks, finding the end zone in both games.

If QB Carson Wentz is going to keep playing at his current level, there should be plenty of opportunity for Agholor to produce.

Donte Moncrief | WR | Indianapolis Colts
45% Owned on Yahoo!

Jacoby Brissett has looked better as he continues to get more comfortable the Colts offense. He was targeted 7 times Monday night against the Titans. He caught 5 passes for 67 yards. Moncrief should of had a TD early in the game when the ball hit him in the hands.

He is likely a player to avoid this week against Jacksonville but with games against the Bengals, Texans and Titans looming he has upside the rest of the way. Andrew Luck is still lurking and could make Moncrief even more valuable. Add him if you need WR help the rest of the way.

Jets ASJ

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Austin Seferian-Jenkins | TE | New York Jets
63% Owned on Yahoo!

The New York Jets don’t have a ton going for them this season but Austin Seferian-Jenkins is one of the few bright spots. Fantasy football owners should take advantage of this situation especially with the way the current landscape of the position.

ASJ has seen his targets jump three straight weeks including an impressive 11 targets this week. He caught 8 balls for 46 yards and a TD. Ask anyone who watched the game and they’ll tell you he scored 2 TDs but nobody knows what a catch is any more.

He is getting volume, found the end zone in back to back weeks. In PPR leagues his value gets a nice bump. In standard leagues you need him to find the end zone but that’s the case for most TEs. Add ASJ if you need TE help the rest of the way.

George Kittle | TE | San Francisco 49ers
8% Owned on Yahoo!

The 49ers George Kittle is breaking out and giving fantasy owners help at TE. He backed up a nine target game with an eight target game. Oh, and CJ Bethard took over at QB for the niners. Kittle and Bethard played together at the University of Iowa.

A rookie QB will tend to lean on a TE already. Having that comfort from college only makes the likelihood of being pounded with targets grow. Kittle is widely available and can help you the rest of the way.

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