WAIVER WIRE WEEK 7
Maybe you’re one of those people that, when you’re drafting, you pay special attention to the bye weeks and have no major issues during bye weeks. However, I bet that you didn’t get that lucky in your draft and the Waiver Wire is the place you look to get ahead.
Players that you might not have been certain of when the season began, are now showing their value when given the opportunity. Some needed the time to learn and some just needed the chance to show what they could do. Hopefully, Waiver Wire Week 7 will have the player that you are looking for to energize your lineup.
Remember, this article contains players rostered in 30% or less in total leagues. Ownership data is coming from ESPN.com Fantasy Football.
MARCUS MARIOTA(ATL)14.6%- @CIN
Marcus Mariota had his best game of the year. He went 13/14 for 129 yards, 2 touchdowns, while rushing for 50 yards on 6 carries and 1 touchdown. He finished the day with 24.16 FPTS. Next week they travel to the Cincinnati Bengals where they are giving up 11.35 FPTS to the quarterback position.
MATT RYAN(IND)12.7%- @TEN
Matt Ryan didn’t have a disappointing repeat of his dud performance of week 2 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He threw 42/58 for a 72% completion pct. He had 3 touchdowns on 389 yards for an outstanding 27.16 FPTS. Week 7 has the Colts traveling to the Tennessee Titans where they are giving up 21.08 FPTS to the quarterback position.
RACHAAD WHITE(TB)25.9%- @CAR
Rachaad White rushed 4 times for 12 yards and had 3 receptions for 11 yards finishing the day with 5.3 FPTS. Week 7 has the Buccaneers traveling to the Carolina Panthers where they are giving up 21.05 FPTS to the running back position.
JERICK MCKINNON(KC)15.4%- @SF
Jerick McKinnon rushed 2 times for 1 yard and had 3 receptions for 29 yards finishing the day with 6.0 FPTS. Traveling to SF 49ers for week 7, where we see the 49ers giving up 12.1 FPTS to the running back position.
ALEC PIERCE(IND)24.2%- @TEN
Alec Pierce had 3 receptions for 49 yards and 1 touchdown for 13.9 FPTS. Week 7 has the Colts traveling to the Tennessee Titans where they are giving up 30.77 FPTS.
WAN’DALE ROBINSON(NYG)6.3%- @JAX
Wan’dale Robinson sees his first action since week 1. He had 3 receptions on 4 targets for 37 yards and 1 touchdown. Finishing the day with 12.7 FPTS. The NY Giants travel to the Jacksonville Jaguars for week 7, where they are giving up 22.17 FPTS to the wide receiver position.
DANIEL BELLINGER(NYG)2.4%- @JAX
Daniel Bellinger had 5 receptions for 38 yards and 1 touchdown. For the second straight week he finished with double digit fantasy points with 14.8 FPTS. Week 7 has the NY Giants traveling to play the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars are giving up 5.6 FPTS to the tight end position.
Over the last 3 games, Bellinger has had 10 receptions on 11 targets for a 16.7% target share. This puts him tied with Saquon Barkley for second for target share for the last 3 games.
BRETT MAHER(DAL)24.5%- VS. DET
Brett Maher was 1 for 2 on field goals and 2 for 2 on extra points for 4.0 FPTS. The Detroit Lions will travel to Dallas for a week 7 matchup where they are giving up 8.8 FPTS to the kicker position.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS-22.2%- VS. CHI
The Patriots had 2 interceptions, 2 fumble recovery, and 4 sacks for 13 FPTS in week 6. Week 7 has the Chicago Bears coming into New England.
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Stats from ESPN.com Fantasy Football and Fantasy Data.com