Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

Almost 2 months into the season. If you are still alive, congratulations. We ride at dawn. In the meantime check out the Week 7 Waiver adds. 

QB

Jimmy Garoppolo – 16.7% Rostered – KC entered Week 6 ranked 27th vs opposing QBs. Then Josh Allen put up over 360 total yards and 2 TDs. SF will certainly be looking to bounce back after that debacle vs the Falcons. As we said many times the ceiling is capped. However, in a game against the Chiefs,  where he might have to throw it over 35 times, his floor should be stable. He has scored 16 fantasy points or more in 4 of his 5 weeks this year. 

Justin Fields – 26.9% Rostered – If you have watched the games, then you know it hasn’t been pretty. However, Fields has averaged over 40 rushing yards per game for the last 4 weeks. Even with minimal passing output, his floor is fairly safe. The matchup is not great but Fields should be able to run a little bit. 

Daniel Jones – 27.3% Rostered – Jones is also using his legs this season and his floor has stabilized by doing so. What’s even better for Jones is his upcoming schedule of Jacksonville and Seattle. 

Notables/Deeper Leagues

Matt Ryan – 12.5% Rostered – Tennessee had a bye in Week 6, but are giving up over 280 passing yards per game thus far. Matt Ryan now has 2 legit WR with the emergence of Alec Pierce. Maybe he puts the bad behind him. It also helps he gets Washington in Week 8. 

Quick note. Pay attention to drops daily. This is where weird drops happen. I saw Stafford dropped in a few leagues this past week. If you see something like this and you’re struggling with QBs this year, it could solve a big problem for you by year-end. 

RB

Mike Boone – 34% Rostered – It is Monday afternoon before his Monday night game vs the Chargers. He will still enter Week 7 only 34.2% rostered. He played 41% of the snaps a week ago. He was also on the field every 3rd down. He’s the clear passing down back who sees an additional 8-10 carries a game. Gordon has plenty of mileage on him and is already banged up. Boone should be rostered in more leagues. 

Rachaad White – 25% Rostered- The usage has not been great (22% snap share) but he has seen over 4 targets now in 3 straight weeks. His role is growing a little slower than I expected, but he is a legitimate league winner if anything happens to Lenny. Should be rostered in well over 25% of leagues. 

Notables/Deeper Leagues/Stashes

Gus Edwards – Dobbins’ knee “locked up” on Sunday. We then saw Drake go on to have a big day. Gus could return this week and take over as the 1 or 2 in this backfield, pending the status of Dobbins. If both are out, Drake could be a flier in Week 7 again. 

Kyren Williams – We all saw the Cam Akers news and how the end is near for him in LA. This puts Williams in a good spot. We know Henderson can’t last as the bell cow and it’s likely someone will play the 2 role that sees plenty of work. If Williams is able to return from the IR this week as he’s eligible, it could very well be the 5th-round pick out of Norte Dames’ time to shine.

Quick note. For a dart throw, add D’Onta Foreman in the chance CMC is dealt.

WR 

Robbie Anderson – 29% Rostered- What a wild news day it’s been. Anderson was seen disgruntled with coaching and was kicked off the field yesterday. Today he is dealt to Arizona. Then we hear Hollywood Browns’ injury is possibly season-ending. This makes Anderson a must-add this week. He likely takes over the Brown role moving forward. With Hopkins back, that role was set to decrease so don’t expect a monsoon of targets each week. But nobody throws more passes a game than Kyler right now (43 per game). So volume is there for him to hit Anderson on a big one weekly. 

Alec Pierce – 25.3% Rostered – Chances are that soon your ability to acquire Pierce will be less and less. 6+ targets 3 weeks in a row and now has a big TD to go along with it. His snap rate climbed to a season-high 65%. Not great but growing. He’s clearly the 2nd best pass catcher on the Colts and already a WR3. 

Notables/Deep Leagues/Stashes

Wan’Dale Robinson – The rookie snagged 3 of 4 targets and scored a TD in 16 snaps on Sunday. It’s a depleted WR group looking for help. If he takes the Sheppard role he could be an excellent flex play some weeks. 

TE 

Daniel Bellinger – 2.5% Rostered – Back-to-back double-digit point weeks has to account for something right? 

Evan Engram – 30.3% Rostered – 5 to 6 catches the last two weeks and a 27% target share last week makes him a viable PPR dart throw. The clunkers will happen but he is used. 

Mike Gesicki – 40% rostered – His 24.9 PPR points in Week 6 will likely be the outlier but we have to note he was on the field for 70% of the snaps and his route% was almost 90%. In that offense that should equate to some decent fantasy days.  

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