Top picks and targets for fantasy football include Demetric Felton and Rashod Bateman
After a bit of a disappointing Week 6, it’s time to improve our lists for Week 7 using the waiver thread. Let’s take a look at the best waiver wire mics to target for your fantasy football team. Please note that all percentages in the list are from FleaFlicker.
Week 7 Waiver Cable Goals | Quarterbacks
Which players can help your roster before week 7? Let’s start with the quarterback position, where we look first and foremost on one player – Tua Tagovailoa.
Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins (60% enrolled)
Although Tua Tagovailoa is strongly registered in Fleaflicker, he is only 16% registered in Yahoo leagues. Tua is a solid streamer this week against the Falcons, but what makes him really appealing is his upcoming schedule. The Dolphins get the Falcons, Bills, Texans, Ravens and Jets in their next five games. Tagovailoa can be used in at least three of them, if not all five. It’s worth 1-5% of your FAAB if you need a quarterback.
There’s not much on the Week 7 waiver thread to run, but we’ve given you a few reasons why you should consider JD McKissic, Devonta Freeman, Demetric Felton, and D’Ernest Johnson.
Antonio Gibson was in and out of the football team’s loss to the Chiefs on Sunday, which led to a solid game from JD McKissic. Even if Gibson isn’t short on time, McKissic could be more involved. He’s 42% signed up in Yahoo Leagues and is worth a 10-15% FAAB offer.
Devonta Freeman, Baltimore Ravens (15% enrolled)
Disclaimer: Freeman is for the desperate. The Ravens absolutely dominated the Chargers on Sunday and managed to throw the ball away no matter who was there. Devonta Freeman, to me, looked far superior to Le’Veon Bell. If Latavius ââMurray’s ankle injury prevents him from playing next week, I guess Freeman would be the main fullback. It is not worth more than a few dollars from your FAAB.
Demetric Felton and D’Ernest Johnson, Cleveland Browns (22% / 7% enrolled)
The Browns play Thursday night in Week 7, making Nick Chubb unlikely to be ready to go. Additionally, Kareem Hunt, who was already banged before Week 6, was taken off the pitch after sustaining a calf injury. I can’t imagine him playing Thursday either.
That leaves rookie Demetric Felton and third career player Ernest Johnson in charge of the Browns backfield. It’s impossible to know how the keys will be distributed, so both players are worth checking out. If I had to pick one I would go for Felton as he is more involved in the passing game. Both are worth 10-20% of your FAAB if you need a starting RB.
Week 7 Waiver of pick-ups | Wide receivers
Rashod Bateman, Kalif Raymond, Jamal Agnew, Nico Collins, TY Hilton and Michael Gallup are several wide receivers to target on Week 7’s fantasy football waiver thread.
Rashod Bateman, Baltimore Ravens (49% registered)
In his first game back from injury, Rashod Bateman played 65% of the Ravens’ offensive snaps (behind only Marquise Brown). Bateman looked good outside of a brutal fall that led to a Lamar Jackson pick. Its use and involvement in the passing game is only expected to increase in the future.
Bateman is registered in just 28% of Yahoo leagues. If he’s in your league, make sure he’s not by Wednesday morning. Anywhere from a 3-10% FAAB offer it should be done.
Kalif Raymond, Detroit Lions (20% registered)
This is for the deep leagues / those facing a multitude of injuries /goodbye weeks alone. Jared Goff targeted Kalif Raymond 7 times on Sunday. He’s been extremely ineffective, managing just 37 yards on 6 receptions, but that’s 9.7 PPR points. It’s worth a few FAAB dollars for needy managers.
Jamal Agnew, Jacksonville Jaguars (4% enrolled)
Marvin Jones was the clear WR1 for the Jaguars in Week 6, but Jamal Agnew was actually second on the team in receptions with 78 yards on 5 receptions. It was his second game in a row with double-digit PPR fantasy points. It’s worth a 3-5% FAAB bet in case that is the start of something real.
Nico Collins, Houston Texans (24% enrolled)
Nico Collins returned from the IR in Week 6 and immediately became the Texans’ WR3. Considering he’s a rookie and already playing so much, his role is likely to only increase. This move may be a week earlier, but it could save you FAAB next week or the following week. 1 to 3% should do this.
TY Hilton, Indianapolis Colts (55% enrolled)
TY Hilton is still present in 39% of Yahoo leagues. He came back from the IR against the Texans and caught his 4 targets for 80 yards. He got injured on the quad in the game, so be sure to watch that out. Hilton is worth adding until we have bad news by Tuesday night. 5-10% of your FAAB should be enough.
Michael Gallup, Dallas Cowboys (69% enrolled)
Michael Gallup is included here because he is only 43% registered in Yahoo leagues. The Cowboys are goodbye next week, which could keep Gallup out of sight, out of mind. He was expected to miss 3-5 weeks with his calf injury, and that’s been five weeks. He should come back after the bye. You shouldn’t need to wager more than a few FAAB dollars to get it.
Week 7 Waiver Cable Goals | Tight ends
What tight ends should you pick up on the waiver thread in week 7? We give you two to consider – Ricky Seals-Jones and Cole Kmet.
Ricky Seals-Jones is here for a second straight week. Not enough of you are listening! RSJ trailed only JD McKissic for receiving yards this week. He’s a player every time and a locked-in weekly TE1 until Logan Thomas returns. This time around, it will probably take 8-12% of your FAAB to get it. If you need a TE, it’s worth it.
Cole Kmet, Chicago Bears (45% enrolled)
I was very close to not having tight ends here. There is nothing outside. Cole Kmet is the best of the readily available bunch, listed in just 19% of Yahoo leagues. He played over 75% of the Bears’ offensive snaps and was targeted 5 times, finishing with 4 receptions for 49 receiving yards, a season high. Justin Fields is improving. You can probably add Kmet for free.