Week 7 Waiver Wire

Hey friends, I know we all enjoyed this Monday Night Football game, but we've got a TALL task ahead. We're heading into bye week hell - with 6 teams on bye. Josh Allen, Dak, Justin Herbert, Dalvin Cook, Zeke, Ekeler, Najee, Robinson and Diontae Johnson are all headed to a bye. We'll need to be very strategic in our pickups, some of us may punt week 7 altogether, either way I'm here for you.

Teams on bye: Bills, Cowboys, Vikings, Jaguars, Chargers, Steelers


Quarterbacks

  • Teddy Bridgewater at CLE (20% rostered)
  • Carson Wentz at SF (35% rostered)
  • Mac Jones vs NYJ (17% rostered) 

After another rough day for Teddy, I'm still firmly in his corner as he looks to bounce back against Cleveland, who is also reeling at the moment. While I'm not confident in the overall matchup, Cleveland may be without Mayfield, Chubb and already being down Hunt - it seems that'll be rather difficult to generate sustainable drives giving Bridgewater more opportunities. Wentz has seemingly gotten the hang of his role in the Indy offense. He found a couple of deep completions - it appears this offense is starting to open thanks to a returning TY Hilton and more volume towards Jonathan Taylor. Matching up with San Francisco could prove one of the better spots this week. Mac Jones has been playing okay, nothing great, but in a very favorable matchup with NYJ and coming off an exceptional performance against a strong Dallas team - Mac is an interesting streaming option this week.

 

Others to consider: Tua Tagovailoa (17% rostered)
Players to avoid: Both SF QBs, Geno Smith
Droppable: Brissett, Lock, Wilson


Runningbacks

  • Deejay Dallas vs NO (2% rostered)
  • D'Ernest Johnson vs DEN (3% rostered)
  • J.D. McKissic at GB (42% rostered)

I'm not a Rashaad Penny fan, not because of his talent, but his inability to stay healthy. He's going to be activated this week, with Carson on IR and Collins week 7 status uncertain due to a late game injury, he's in a prime spot. I'm pivoting away from this completely and favoring Deejay Dallas, I believe Dallas' has the higher upside to offer of the two, you may be able to grab him after waivers clear, but he's definitely on my radar. D'Ernest Johnson is someone I have been debating since Mayfield's injury, while the opportunities are there - if Mayfield has to sit, will there be an offensive game plan outside of handing off the ball? While the volume is there - it'd very hard to expect much to come in ways of production once the defense settles in on the gameplan. He's a boom/bust candidate for me, but we cannot shy away from his potential role. I know many will probably have Patterson from Washington already in there queue for waivers - I'm sticking behind McKissic, it's not believed that he can handle a full workload, but I'm not one of those individuals. He may not be an "between the tackles" RB, but McKissic certainly can light defenses up when given the ball, I'd expect major things to come if given the opportunity and designed plays for him.

Others to consider: Le'Veon Bell (6% rostered) Chris Evans (4% rostered) 
If they are still there: Sony Michel (49% rostered) Michael Carter (52% rostered)
Drop Candidates: 
Players I'm avoiding: Trey Sermon, Jaret Patterson, Rashaad Penny

Wide Receivers

  • Tim Patrick @CLE (35% rostered) 
  • Amon-Ra St. Brown at LAR (23% rostered) 
  • Marquez Callaway at SEA (35% rostered)

 I've slowly become more enamored with Tim Patrick and his play. While he's definitely overshadowed by his counterparts: Jeudy and Sutton - he's been a solid contributor and primary benefactor if either of them has been injured. Not only that, but he's consistently found himself in the endzone as well. St. Brown is going to be WR1 in Lions, albeit by default, but he's definitely head and shoulders better and has massively more upside than the other WRs in Detroit. He came on late in a game that was already out of reach, but as Goff has gone on record saying he wants to get him more targets, I'm inclined to stan with ARSB. Callaway has recovered quite nicely from his first weeks duds. TreQuon Smith and Mike Thomas will be back soon, he's going to look to remain an option when they return, he'll need to produce now. A matchup against the Legion of Boo will be an excellent time for him to shine.

Others to consider: Elijah Moore (16% rostered)
If they're still there: Darnell Mooney (44% rostered), Mecole Hardman (50% rostered
Players I'm avoiding: All Browns WRs, Tyler Boyd
Drop Candidates: Hunter Renfrow (Production; lack of targets), Van Jefferson (production; game script has shifted back to Woods)

Tight Ends

  • Ricky Seals-Jones at GB (29% rostered)

I was a bit hesitant co-signing RSJ, but his production showed me he's definitely a TE2 until Logan Thomas gets back from his injury. A bit TD dependent his enormous frame - 6'4" 243 lbs - and athletic ability make him a prime redzone target.

Drop Candidates: Pat Friermuth & Dan Arnold (likely can be picked up next week) 

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