Seven Waiver Wire Targets for Week 7

RB Latavius Murray

These seven waiver wire targets can be found in a lot of leagues and can help you as soon as this week.

The Green Bay Packers, Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks are all on byes this week. This is the first time there will be four teams on a bye and is sure to cause issues among fantasy teams. As additional pieces of bad news Devonta Freeman is already expected to be out and Le’Veon Bell has not officially reported to the Steelers as of Monday.

So with a lot hanging in the air this week, who should you add?

Latavius Murray | RB | Minnesota Vikings

Yahoo – 49%

Murray’s value may well depend on the status of Dalvin Cook. However, it looks as though Cook will at least be limited if he plays in Week 7. The Jets have actually been fairly good against running backs but Murray has the ability to be the hammer this Vikings offense needs. With Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen and Kyle Rudolph spreading the defenses out Murray will have the ability to hammer the ball down the throats of opposing offenses. At this point with Cook’s lingering issues Murray has become a must-own in all leagues.

Chris Godwin | WR | Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Yahoo – 44%

Godwin now has four touchdowns in five games which is extremely impressive. When you consider they all came in separate games that is even more impressive. Godwin is touchdown dependent as he has only had over 60 receiving yards twice this season. However, the Buccaneers defense is extremely poor and the offense is going to have to put up a ton of points. That means they will need to throw a lot and Godwin is a big part of that. In addition, his bye week is out of the way so it is easy sailing from here on in.

C.J. Uzomah | TE | Cincinnati Bengals

Yahoo – 33%

This is the case of the ultimate opportunist. With Tyler Eifert out and Tyler Kroft now hobbled Uzomah has become the man to own. Against Pittsburgh he saw seven targets, catching six for 54 yards. There are two reasons to be hesitant here. Firstly, he played the Steelers, who rank among the worst teams against tight ends. Secondly, tight ends are extremely variable and Uzomah has only had one good week. As an example, the seven targets in Week 6 are just three less than he saw in the first five weeks combined.

However, this week the Bengals face the Kansas City Chiefs who rank third worst against the tight end in points allowed. There is every possibility that Uzomah can back up his big week in Week 6 against the Chiefs.

Christian Kirk | WR | Arizona Cardinals

Yahoo – 14%

At this point Kirk’s role in this offense is all but confirmed. The last five weeks he has seen over five targets four times and the one time he did not he had his first career touchdown on a 75-yard receiving touchdown. The Cardinals are always going to be chasing games and Josh Rosen and Kirk seem to have developed a really nice bond. His inexperience will mean that he is hit-or-miss but if you are running on empty at your flex or last wide receiver spot then Kirk makes for a nice gamble to see how the quarterback receiver relationship grows.

Frank Gore | RB | Miami Dolphins

Yahoo – 10%

Gore has a 100 yard day against the Chicago Bears on just 15 rushing attempts. In addition, Kenyan Drake nearly cost the team the game with a fumble at the goal line. The last two weeks Gore has averaged 5.3 and 6.7 yards per carry. Gore has seen his carries increase each of the last three weeks. In contrast, Drake backed up his 7.7 yards per carry with a 4.4 number in Week 6. Not terrible but combined with the goal line fumble it may be enough to move him below Gore, who saw more carries than Drake in Week 6 as it was.

Raheem Mostert | RB | San Francisco 49ers

Yahoo – 1%

This was originally about Kyle Juszczyk but he appeared to be frozen out of the offense after he fumbled. However, Mostert was incredible in the game in Green Bay. He stepped up 12 times for 87 rushing yards and appeared to be the go-to man in this offense after Matt Breida. With Breida’s injuries the 49ers are going to need to spread carries around and Mostert appears to be the guy. He is worth a speculative add to see if this is the start of him having a decent role in this offense.

LeGarrette Blount | RB | Detroit Lions

Yahoo – 12%

While in terms of YPC LeGarrette Blount has been very bad, HC Matt Patricia continues to trot him onto the field. He saw the same number of carrier (12) as his vastly superior teammate Kerryon Johnson and got the goal line work. This work at the goal line helped his 22 yards rushing not kill you because he found the end zone twice.

Johnson left Sunday’s game with an ankle injury. Johnson said he could have gone back in the game but with the Lions up Matt Patricia kept the rookie on the bench. However, with every chance Johnson is limited it appears that Blount is still going to see enough time to be relevant.


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