Despite the multitude of complex issues the NFL is navigating, they have found a way to complete 6 weeks. Hopefully your fantasy team can say the same thing.
Is the Week 7 Waiver Wire loaded with league winning upside players? No, but there are options at every position that can help navigate injuries and bye weeks.
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The Colts, Ravens, Vikings and Jaguars are all on a bye this week. These offenses all boast fantasy viable options.
Who should you target at RB, WR and TE? I have few options you can look at.
Boston Scott – Rostered in 16% of Yahoo Leagues
If you are looking for a RB option for this week, especially in any form of PPR, set your sights on Boston Scott. Miles Sanders will be out this week as the Eagles are playing Thursday Night. Scott and Corey Clement will see the lionshare of the work from the RB slot.
In Week 1 without Sanders, Scott saw 52.9% of the rush share to just 35.3% for Clement. They both saw 4.8% of the target share in the passing game. While this is likely just a 1 week fill in, add Scott this week. If the injury lingers, the waiver wire transaction could pay sizable dividends.
J.D. McKissic – Rostered in 14% of Yahoo Leagues
Looking for PPR play for the coming weeks? JD McKissic is the player you should target this week. Over the last 3 weeks he has 19 catches on 22 targets. He has also averaged 4.5 carries per game with 3 games over 5 carries.
While Antonio Gibson is the lead back on this team, McKissic is absolutely worth your time. He should offer a safe floor with decent upside if he finds the end zone.
Jerick McKinnon – Rostered in 67% of Yahoo Leagues
Based upon the quotes from HC Kyle Shanahan, it appears Raheem Mostert is heading back to the IR with a high ankle sprain.
This opens the door yet again for both Jerick McKinnon and Jeff Wilson Jr. McKinnon would be my favorite target. In the two games without Mostert, McKinnon averaged 14 carries per game. He also saw 12 targets over that span.
If McKinnon is already rostered in your league and you need to dig deeper, Jeff Wilson Jr could be worth a stab. He won’t get consistent work throughout the game but he will see work and typically around the goal line.
With the 49ers offense looking much more efficient against the Rams, Wilson could find the end zone for your fantasy squad this week.
Tim Patrick – Rostered in 18% of Yahoo Leagues
Despite the Broncos shuffling their QB the past couple weeks, Tim Patrick has found a way to become a fantasy asset.
Over the last 3 games, he has 14 catches on 19 targets, finding the end zone in 2 of the Broncos last 3 games. Patrick has also gone over 100 receiving yards in back to back games.
With Courtland Sutton on IR, Patrick has emerged. He has the opportunity to lead this team in targets and production going forward. If you are looking for help at WR, target Patrick on this week’s waiver wire.
DeSean Jackson – Rostered in 23% of Yahoo Leagues
Looking for a WR that can pop this week? DeSean Jackson is the option you should target. He is back this week for an Eagles team that is rotating injured players.
His return comes at an opportune time as he gets to face a Giants defense that is in disarray. He also has a history of producing massive fantasy days against this team. While he has missed some time thus far, in the 3 games he has played, Jackson has 20 targets.
Expect him to be heavily involved this week and produce for those that start him.
Dallas Goedert – Rostered in 41% of Yahoo Leagues
Dallas Goedert couldn’t be coming back at a better time for the Eagles who lost Zach Ertz last week. This is a player with Top 10 upside at the position. He had 17 targets in the two games prior to his injury.
From a fantasy football perspective, Goedert is coming back at a fantastic time as well. Outside of a few options, the TE position has been a wasteland. Goedert should walk into a solid target share with the potential for double-digits starting this week.
Assuming he can stay healthy, he can be a weekly starter with a ton of upside the rest of the way.
Trey Burton – Rostered in 22% of Yahoo Leagues
There was a strong preseason drum beat for Trey Burton. Unfortunately for him and the Colts, an injury before the season slowed his start.
That being said, since returning 3 weeks ago, Burton has become involved in this offense seeing 5 plus targets each week. Without Mo Alie-Cox last week, Burton was able to find the end zone.
The Colts are on a bye week in Week 7 but could be a nice stash especially in deeper leagues. If you have the bench space, add him and the name below for a usable duo.
Anthony Firkser – Rostered in 1% of Yahoo Leagues
Looking for a widely available option at TE that can help you this week? Anthony Firkser could be the answer. With Jonnu Smith out against the Texans, he saw a team high 9 targets, catching 8 for 113 yards and a TD.
Before seeing his uptick in targets in Week 6, Firkser had been involved including seeing 9 targets in the last two games he played. QB Ryan Tannehill has this offense clicking. If Smith misses any time, Firkser would be worthy of your time.
Good luck in Week 7 and beyond!