Top Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 7

Top Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 7

The waiver wire is starting to run thin, but there are a few bright spots popping up.  Instead of mentioned the same guys the other sites mention like Brian Hoyer I wanted to mention a few others that not only will help you, but may actually still be available.

Running Backs

Knile Davis, RB, Green Bay Packers

Yes, Green Bay Packers.  In case you didn’t hear, Davis has been traded from Kansas City to Green Bay.  Green Bay also announced later that Lacy would be out a few weeks.  He makes a great streaming option and even a better DFS play for this week.

Zach Zenner,  RB, Detroit Lions

With the number of starting running backs available out there dwindling,  everybody jumped on Justin Forsett last week.  Then Sunday’s game happened and Zach Zenner emerged.   With  Theo Riddick still hurt and Justin Forsett limited to a few snaps, Zenner ended up with 77 percent of the snap. Even if Riddick returns,  Zenner can still have a role getting the early down touches.   This week he gets a nice matchup against Washington who  has allowed 5.2 yards per carry to running backs this season,  Zenner can be a nice play if he keeps getting those touches so keep an eye on Riddick’s status.

Jay Ajayi, RB, Miami Dolphins

Ajayi  had a coming out party against the Steelers in week 6.  Now, if you’re lucky enough to find him on the waiver wire this week,   he should have claimed the starting role in the Dolphins’ backfield after rushing for 204 yards on 25 carries and a pair of scores.

Wide Receiver

Cole Beasley, WR, Dallas Cowboys 

He has been a solid play good for 7-10 points a week, and last week was no acceptation.  Beasley scored two more touchdowns in Week 6.  The Cowboys are on a bye in Week 7 and, but Beasley makes a nice play if you want to stash him on your bench for another week.

Other Notables:

Cameron Meredith, Michael Thomas, Jamison Crowder and Pierre Garcon

Tight End

Hunter Henry, TE, San Diego Chargers

Henry put up another great game last week moving the chains for Philip Rivers.  Whats more important is that he did that while playing with a fully healthy Antonio Gates.

He also  played more snaps than Gates and Rivers found him in the end zone for the third straight game. All very good signs for Henry’s fantasy football promise.

 

C.J. Fiedorowicz, Houston Texans

This is a total flyer if you need a tight end, but Fiedorowicz has had at least four catches and 48 receiving yards in each of the last three weeks along with 2 touchdowns for the Texans.

On Sunday, the Texans play the Denver Broncos, who are great against the pass, except when it come to the TE position.  They have allowed 60 yards or more to opposing tight ends in four of their six games, including the aforementioned Hunter Henry

Cameron Brate, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

I talked about Brate two weeks ago, now with news of Vincent Jackson going on the IR,  Jameis Winston’s will really need to rely on his second target.  This week they get the 49ers who have allowed the seventh-most yards per catch and nearly 60 receiving yards per game to tight ends this season.  Last week the Bills lit them up, this week it is Tampa’s turn.  Stream Brate if you need a TE this week with some upside.

Good Luck with your Waiver requests!

 

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