It was yet another ‘Twilight Zone’ week in the NFL. The Giants have proven that they are the real deal after defeating the Ravens, even with backup wide receivers. Saquon Barkely is a little banged up, but there’s no doubt that he is ballin’ out. Pittsburgh held off a comeback by the Buccaneers, and everyone is hoping this is rock bottom for Tom Brady and Co. The Falcons upset the 49ers and so did the Jets against the Packers. It’s been a tough year to consistently figure out who’ll be winning on Sundays, but that’s also made it exciting. Let’s look at which Week 7 Fantasy Football waiver targets can help your wins be more predictable.
This has been the least predictable season of football in a long time. There haven’t been many ‘matchup proof’ players like we have in the past, which can make setting your weekly lineups tough. My advice: Stick to your studs and don’t try to get too fancy. If you’re burned by a top tier player who has a bad week, at least you know you played the best guy on your roster.
It was a low scoring week for most teams across all types of leagues, both PPR and standard. Week 7 will be the toughest bye week for most managers, with the Buffalo Bills, Los Angeles Rams, Minnesota Vikings, and Philadelphia Eagles having the week off. There’s no one on the waiver wire that’ll end up winning your league, but we can try to get through this week together.
Week 6 Fantasy Football Booms and Busts
|QB Joe Burrow (CIN) |
300 Pass Yards, 4 Total TDs
|QB Zach Wilson (NYJ) |
110 Yards, 0 TDs
|RB Rhamondre Stevenson (NE) |
91 Total Yards, 2 TDs
|RB Aaron Jones (GB) |
19 Rush Yards, 25 Receiving Yards
|RB Breece Hall (NYJ)|
121 Total Yards, 1 TD
|RB Jeff Wilson Jr. (SF) |
25 Rush Yards, 1 Fumble
|WR Ja’Marr Chase (CIN) |
7 receptions, 132 Receiving Yards, 2 TDs
|WR DK Metcalf (SEA) |
2 Receptions, 34 Yards
|WR Stefon Diggs (BUF) |
10 Receptions, 148 Receiving Yards, 1 TD
| WR Tyler Lockett (SEA) |
2 Receptions, 17 Yards
Week 7 Fantasy Football Trending and Injured Players
|QB Matt Ryan (IND)||QB Dak Prescott (DAL)|
|RB Brian Robinson (WSH)||QB Tua Tagovailoa (MIA)|
|RB Darrell Henderson (LAR)||QB Carson Wentz (WSH)|
|RB Deon Jackson (IND)||RB Saquon Barkley (SEA)|
|RB Kenyan Drake (BAL)||RB J.K. Dobbins (BAL)|
|WR Allen Robinson (LAR)||WR Marquise Brown (AZ)|
|WR Chase Claypool (PIT)||WR Randall Cobb (GB)|
Week 7 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups
QB Dak Prescott (DAL) 75% owned (ESPN)
There’s a strong chance Dak Prescott makes his first start since week 1 and at 75% owned in ESPN leagues, there’s a small possibility he’s on the waiver wire. If you’ve been hurting at the quarterback position and have the means to snag Dak, he’s a no brainer. If Cooper Rush beat the Eagles, I can see the Cowboys front office holding off another game or two, but the front office and coaches want to see how their offense moves with their franchise quarterback at the helm.
QB Matt Ryan (IND) 12.5% owned (ESPN)
It might seem crazy to suggest Matt Ryan, but hear me out. If you’ve been rolling with Josh Allen, Jalen Hurts, or Kirk Cousins, you need someone to fill in this week. This is the one and only reason to target Matty Ice. He had an impressive week 6 and finished with 389 passing yards and 3 touchdowns. His week 7 matchup against the Titans will be a juicy one, as they’ve allowed the 5th most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks.
RB Kenyan Drake (BAL) 3.2% owned (ESPN)
Let’s be clear from the beginning with this one. If J.K. Dobbins is healthy enough to start, there’s almost no value in Drake. However, this past Sunday, Dobbins sat the entire second half due to knee tightness. This is the same knee where he sustained an ACL injury, and who knows what types of issues will plague Dobbins for the rest of the year. The 3rd string running back looked electric with his limited touches. He averaged 11.9 yards per carry and broke off a 30-yard touchdown. If you have a spot on your bench, Drake has looked like a great handcuff.
RB Deon Jackson (IND) 32.8% owned (ESPN)
Like Kenyan Drake, Deon Jackson’s opportunity will depend on the health of players ahead of him on the depth chart. For Jackson, this isn’t good news considering Jonathan Taylor is on track to play this week against the Titans. However, Deon is a top-tier handcuff. The type that could end up being a league-winning waiver wire pickup. On Sunday against the Jaguars, Jackson rushed for 121 yards, caught 10 passes, and found the end zone. The 10 receptions is icing on the cake and boosts his value in PPR leagues.
TE Robert Tonyan (GB) 27.6% owned (ESPN)
Who knows what’s going on with Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay offense, but one thing’s clear. He doesn’t seem to trust his young wide receivers very much. In Sunday’s loss against the Giants, Tonyan was targeted a whopping 12 times and reeled in 10 of them for 90 yards. The tight end position has been a revolving door for a lot of fantasy owners, if you’re one of them, I’d take a jab at the Green Bay option.