WAIVER WIRE WEEK 7
Week 6 finishes with great games and a third of the 2023 season complete. Going into Week 7, we will have six teams on bye. In other words, the waiver wire will be slim pickens for this week. However, we have searched and found players that have good matchups for week 7. Let’s go find some winners!
Remember, this article contains players rostered in 30% or less in total leagues. Ownership data is coming from ESPN.com Fantasy Football.
SAM HOWELL(WAS) 19.1% -@-NYG
Howell had 14 of 23 completed passes for 151 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Commanders to a 24-16 win over the Atlanta Falcons. He finished the day with 18.34 FPTS. The Commanders travel to face the New York Giants in week 7. The Giants are giving up 16.3 FPTS to the Quarterback position.
BAKER MAYFIELD(TB) 19.7% -VS-ATL
Mayfield and the Buccaneers were coming off a bye for week 5. However, it didn’t go the way they had hoped. Mayfield had 10 of 37 completed passes for 206 yards, no touchdowns, and one interception, to a 6-20 loss to the Detroit Lions. He finished the day with 6.84 FPTS. Looking to bounce back in week 7, the Atlanta Falcons come to town. The Falcons are giving up 15.81 FPTS to the Quarterback position.
KAREEM HUNT(CLE) 27% -@- IND
Hunt had 12 carries for 47 yards and one touchdown. He also had three receptions for 24 yards. He finished the day with 16.1 FPTS. The backfield is still split between Hunt and Jerome Ford. Therefore, I would consider Hunt to be a touchdown dependent Running Back against the Indianapolis Colts in week 7. The Colts are giving up 18.67 FPTS to the Running Back position.
JORDAN MASON(SF) 1.4%-@- MIN
Jordan Mason got a few more snaps today when Christian McCaffery left the game with an injury. Mason had five carries for 27 yards and one touchdown for 8.7 FPTS. Next week the 49ers travel to Minnesota to play the Vikings. The Vikings are giving up 12.33 FPTS to the Running Back position.
CURTIS SAMUEL(WAS) 28.3% -@-NYG
Samuel had four receptions for 42 yards and one touchdown to finish the day with 14.2 FPTS. In his last three games, he has in double figures in fantasy points. The Commanders travel to play the New York Giants in week 7. The Giants are giving up 25.14 FPTS to the Wide Receiver position.
RASHID SHAHEED(N.O.) 13.6% -VS- JAX
Shaheed had two receptions for 85 yards and one touchdown and 18.3 FPTS, against the Houston Texans on Sunday. Next week the Jacksonville Jaguars travel to the big easy. The Jaguars are giving up 24.05 FPTS to the Wide Receiver position.
JONNU SMITH(ATL) 14.4% -@- TB
Smith had four receptions for 36 yards and one touchdown and 13.6 FPTS in a loss to the Washington Commanders on Sunday. The Falcons travel to Tampa Bay for the week 7 matchup. The Buccaneers are giving up 3.9 FPTS to the Tight End position.
CHRIS BOSWELL(PIT) 3.2% -@-LAR
Boswell had a bye in week 6. In week 5, he was three for three on field goals and finished the day with 11 FPTS. The Rams are giving up 10.17 FPTS to the Kicker position.
GREEN BAY PACKERS 28.6% -@-DEN
The Packers are coming off a bye to travel to Denver to face the Broncos for week 7. In week 6, the Packers had one interception, four sacks, one block to hold the Las Vegas Raiders to 17 points. The Packers finished the day with 11 FPTS.
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