Waiver Wire Week 7

The Waiver Wire for Week 7 is much better than it was a week ago. This is in large part due to injuries but also due to players who have made there way back from injury.

Running Backs

Jamaal Williams– 25.5%- Aaron Jones came back down to earth in a crash as he dropped a wide open pass and fumbled the ball on Monday night. Jamaal got more of a workload after Jones struggled early if he can sustain this work he will be a great add in a great offense that has had success this year in the running game.

Darrell Henderson– 20.7%- With Todd Gurley sidelined for the week Henderson was able to see more action in the rushing and passing game. While Henderson’s role was limited he was able to rush for an impressive 6.5 yards per carry against a solid 49ers defense. If Gurley continues to miss time Henderson could see an expanded role based on his play from last week.

Adrian Peterson– 55.5%- Washington has a tough 4 week stretch that includes their BYE but after that Peterson has a pretty nice schedule! We have only seen one game with interim head coach Bill Callahan, but that game favored Peterson heavily who saw 23 touches. If you can stash Peterson for a few weeks you should like his production later this season.

Honorable Mentions: Chase Edmonds-17.7%, Benny Snell Jr.-2.1%,

The Waiver Wire includes Tavon Austin and Allen Lazard.

Wide Receivers

Auden Tate– 21.4%- Tate has seen his production and target volume increase due to injuries to AJ Green and John Ross. Tate received a team high 12 targets last week while bringing in 5 of those for 91 yards. As long as Green and Ross continue to miss time Tate should continue to see an expanded role. Expectations should be tempered with a tough matchup against the Jaguars slated for next week.

Robby Anderson– 56.9%- With Sam Darnold this season Anderson is averaging 14.4 granted week one only saw 5.3 points but Darnold had his symptoms of mono in his first appearance and was still able to help the wide receivers around him produce. Anderson has proven to be a dynamic player with the ability to get down the field. Anderson is an up and down player but will be a solid Bye week fill in with many GREAT matchups over the remainder of the season!

Marquez Valdes-Scantling– 64.6%- Geronimo Allison gets banged up on Monday night and with Adams in doubt on when he will return for the season MVS will be a BIG part of the Packers offense if the passing game is going to continue to be able to move the ball down the field.

Jakobi Meyers-1.0%- Due to injuries Meyers was able to take on a larger workload this week. Receiving 4 targets for 54 yards in the absence of Dorsett and Gordon bode well for him if the two continue to miss time. With a solid matchup against the suddenly intriguing jets and the potential for more missed time with Dorsett and Gordon, Meyers could be a sneaky upside play heading into week 7.

Demaryius Thomas-3.7%- Thomas has seen his role increase in recent weeks and has crawled his way back into fantasy relevance. Thomas received 5 targets last week in Sam Darnolds return to action for the first time since week 1. Thomas was able to turn those targets into 4 catches for 62 yards, good for 3 highest total on the team. With the Patriots on tap for this week all Jets players should be faded but moving forward the Jets have a nice schedule as the season progresses.

Tavon Austin– 0.1%- Austin will only retain value if Amari Cooper misses more time with thigh bruise suffered in Sunday’s game that forced him to leave the game. Austin was able to turn in a decent performance once coming into the game. If Cooper looks like he will miss time Austin may take on the 2nd or 3rd receiver role and could stand to benefit the most in this offense.

Corey Davis– 44.5%- Davis was able to record three receptions for 36 yards with Ryan Tannehill coming into the game. If Tannehill continues to be the QB for the Titans Davis looks to be a big benefactor of this move.

Allen Lazard– 0%- Lazard came into this game out of necessity for this Packers team ailing from injuries at the WR position. Allison went down mid game, Adams was missing and the Packers needed someone to step up. Lazard answered the call and if injuries continue to plague this receiving core Lazard should be given the opportunity to make plays.

Honorable Mentions: Jamison Crowder– 57.8%, Phillip Dorsett-27.3%, Devin Smith-1.5%

Quarterbacks

Sam Darnold-7.9%- Sam Darnold plays 6 of the bottom 12 defenses in the league over the remainder of the season. Darnod was impressive in his return looking poised and making all of the necessary plays. While this week’s matchup with the Patriots is not ideal it would be a smart idea to get him this week before the easiest part of the Jets schedule begins.

Kirk Cousins-26.4%- Cousins was able to turn in his second 20+ point fantasy effort in a row this week against a struggling Eagles secondary. Before the last two weeks Cousin had struggled to make plays when given the opportunity and was not given much opportunity to start with due to the focus on rushing the ball. After being called out by teammates about his early season struggles Cousins has played inspired albeit against two poor defensive team. Cousins has the potential with the amount of weapons in this offense to turn in solid performances week in and week out and deserves to be rostered with coming bye weeks.

Honorable Mentions: Josh Allen– 47.6%, Ryan Tannehill-.2%

Tight Ends

Hunter Henry-54%- Henry came back from his lengthy absence with a knee injury in a big way in week 6. Henry was able to corral two touchdowns late in the game and was an integral part of the Chargers comeback effort. The big question mark with Henry was would he be limited coming back from the injury but he was able to quickly answer that question. As long as Henry is healthy he should be owned in most leagues.

Luke Willson-.2%- Will Dissly once again goes down for the season for the second straight season and Willson is the guy that will step in at TE for the Seahawks. Russell Wilson has loved to target Dissly this year especially in the Red Zone so Luke will have lots of upside for the remainder of the year. 

Ryan Griffin-.1%-  Another Tight End that will benefit from an injury. This time it is Chris Herndon still dealing with a hamstring injury he suffered on the first week back from suspension. Griffin benefited from Darnold being back and being in an offense that can throw the ball again after being lead by Luke Falk the past few weeks.

Honorable Mentions: Jimmy Graham-67.7%, 

DST Streams:

49ers-58% @ Washington

Jaguars-66.1% @ Bengals

Raiders-.9% @ Green Bay

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