Week 7 Waiver Wire
October 17, 2021
Another Week of football is in the books and as usual, we were hit with a few significant injuries. Not only do we have to find replacements but now we also need to worry about bye weeks. In this edition of My Week 7 Waiver article, I’ll give you a few names of players that are producing consistent fantasy numbers and need to be owned in all leagues. These players can also help you add depth to your rosters to get through the bye weeks. These players are rostered in under 60% of Yahoo leagues. Check it out, and let me know what you think.
QB Tua Tagovailoa (16% Rostered)
We saw Tua come back from injury and performed well in a losing effort to the Jags. He completed 70% of his passes for almost 330 yards and two touchdowns. Look for Tua to put up some good fantasy stats again in Week 7 against a weak Falcons pass defence.
QB Justin Fields (32% Rostered)
We saw some struggles with Fields on Sunday but we also saw some good things. He finished the day with 174 yards passing and one touchdown, and also rushed for over 40 yards. Fields should be a good streaming candidate against the Bucs in week 7. The Bucs defense is ranked 25th against the pass.
Other Options: Teddy Bridgewater(20%), Jameis Winston(36%)
RB J.D. McKissic (41% Rostered)
McKissic was very effective on Sunday filling in for a banged-up Antonio Gibson. Gibson did finish the game but it looked as though his shin injury was affecting his play. McKissic finished with 110 scrimmage yards on 16 touches which included eight catches. We saw this type of production last year with Mckissic and if this injury to Gibson continues, McKissic should continue to have value moving forward. The WFT face the Packers next week meaning McKissic should see plenty of catches out of the backfield.
RB Rhamondre Stevenson (11% Rostered)
Stevenson spelled Harris on Sunday racking up over 60 total yards and a touchdown. Damien Harris did have a very productive day but has been battling an ankle injury. If Harris was to miss time, Stevenson would immediately step into a workhorse RB1. Even if Harris doesn’t miss time, it looks like Stevenson will have a role regardless. The Patriots face a brutal Jets team next week which makes Stevenson a sneaky flex play.
Other Options: Demetric Felton (9%), D’Ernest Johnson (2%), Michael Carter (52%)
WR TY Hilton (32% Rostered)
Hilton made his debut after missing the first five games with a neck injury. He led all the receivers in yards, receptions, and targets. Hilton caught all 4 of his targets for 80 yards and showed he is still capable of making big plays. The Colts face the 49ers in Week 7 and Hilton should find himself in lineups especially during these bye weeks.
WR AJ Green (24% Rostered)
Green continues to put up good numbers in this high-powered passing offense. He had five catches for almost 80 yards and a touchdown on Sunday in a big win against the Browns. Green has 5 catches and at least 65 yards in three of the last four games making him a must add in all formats. The Cardinals have a very favourable match-up against the Texans in Week 7.
Other Options: Rashod Bateman (28%), Donovan Peoples-Jones (1%), Tim Patrick (35%)
TE Evan Engram (33% Rostered)
With all the injuries to this Giants receiving core, Engram has come away from each game he’s played in healthy. He now has five or more targets in three of the last four games and should continue to see consistent targets moving forward. The Giants play a tough Panthers defense in Week 7, that has been great against tight ends. With all the tight ends on bye this week, Engram will be a nice streaming option.
Other Options: Ross Dwelley (1%)
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