Week 7 Waiver Wire Report
Well, week 6 has come and gone. For most of you reading this article, you’re in the same dyer state that I’m in. Sitting at 3-3, either coming off a win or loss, wondering if you’re a contender or just skating by watching your fantasy team play fantastic one week, only to put up 64 points the following week. I’m in a state of mediocrity that I am not enjoying. Maybe it was Zeke’s two fumbles on Monday Night Football, maybe it was Zach Ertz consistently putting up sub-five point games every week, maybe it’s been a struggle to put the right members in your roster but whatever it is, here is your week 7 waiver wire pickups to potentially take a look at.
Ryan Tannehill – Tennessee Titans
Is it me or does Ryan Tannehill look like he’s matchup proof in fantasy football at this point? Does Derrick Henry’s resurgence have anything to do with it? Absolutely. However, where there is smoke, there is fire. In a week against a porous Houston defense, Tannehill did exactly what he was supposed to do, and he’s doing it in a year where he’s being asked to throw much more. In 2019, Tannehill attempted 286 passes in 12 games. Through week 6 of the 2020 season, including a bye week, he has passed 173 times and managed to pass for at least two touchdowns in four out of his five games. Even in a tough week 7 matchup against the Steelers, Tannehill is a must add.
Carson Wentz – Philadelphia Eagles
Yes, I know this is an Eagles blog but if you have had your eyes on Wentz since the beginning of the season then you know the state of his trajectory at this point. Coming off absolute nightmare fuel in the first two weeks, Wentz has put up 21.5, 21.42, 17.42 and 29.42 respectively in the four weeks following. That was against upper echelon defenses as well. The defenses he will be facing on his upcoming schedule included the New York Giants (twice), the Dallas Cowboys and the Cleveland Browns. All with below average passing defenses and favorable matchups for the QB, you need to be buying some real estate in Wentzylvania.
Others to consider: Tua Tagovailoa, Justin Herbert, Joe Burrow
Boston Scott – Philadelphia Eagles
Even if it’s only for a 4 week stretch, please do yourself a favor and pick up Boston Scott for his matchups against the New York Giants. With Miles Sanders sidelined for the next 4-6 weeks, Boston Scott seems to be the defacto starting running back in Philadelphia. As with Wentz, Scott gets to face a below average New York Giants team that has a terrible defensive unit. Additionally, Scott saw his two career defining games against these very same Giants last season. In his two games against the Giants last year, one which included a healthy Miles Sanders, Scott racked up a stat line of 29 carries, 113 yards, 3 rushing touchdowns, 10 receptions, and 123 yards to bring his per touch average to 6.1 yards. Not bad for a guy that you can get for free in most leagues right now.
Justin Jackson – Los Angeles Chargers
If you haven’t already, go ahead and place a claim in for Jackson. When the Chargers were last in action, everyone was expecting Joshua Kelley to be the lead back in the Chargers’ backfield. Oh contrare Fantasy owners of the world! Jackson out touched Kelley and left owners wondering what was happening in the aftermath of the Ekeler injury. Although it would seem to be a split backfield still, it was Jackson who seemed like the stronger back to own, posting a better per touch average and catching passes out of the backfield.
Others to consider: D’Ernest Johnson, Jeremy McNichols, Gus Edwards
Travis Fulgham – Philadelphia Eagles
It feels weird to have an Eagle in each of these categories but strike while the iron is hot! Over his last three games, Carson Wentz’s favorite target has been none other than Fulgham. The young wide receiver has seen 26 targets, totaling 18 receptions and only one drop, that has allowed Fulgham to take over as the teams’ leader in receiving yards and touchdowns through only three games played. Although a modest statline of 6-75-1 on Sunday, Fulgham is almost a lock to start in your WR2 position in 12 team formats at this point.
Tim Patrick – Denver Broncos
WR35 to this point in the season, Patrick started off extremely slow while posting just six catches for 53 yards and no touchdowns in his first two games of the season. Since week 3, including a bye week, Patrick has secured 14 catches for 257 yards and 2 touchdowns. Those stats give Patrick a per week average of 16.1 points. With the reintroduction of Drew Lock, look for Patrick to continue top end flex production with WR2 upside in the coming weeks.
Others to consider: Henry Ruggs III, Mike Williams, Marcus Johnson
Darren Fells – Houston Texans
I don’t know if you all bought into the tight end position more than I did this year but it has been historically bad. Unless you drafted George Kittle or Travis Kelce, you have been stuck with streaming tight ends because there is no consistent production and that’s what we’re looking at with Darren Fells. In the two games that Jordan Akins has missed, Fells has managed to total 142 yards and two scores. In a season where you’re dealing with injuries to Noah Fant and now Zach Ertz, as well as Mike Gesicki laying a goose egg last week, Fells may be my top streaming option this week.
Logan Thomas – Washington Football Team
Ah, we have arrived at the point in the season where the waiver wire is absolute dust and we are left with this. The positives of Logan Thomas are that he outsnapped the next closest tight end by 52 snaps and caught a touchdown pass last week. With a turnstile at quarterback, Kyle Allen seems to be focusing on short-to-intermediate throws more often than Dwayne Haskins so look for Logan Thomas to remain involved in the passing game.
Others to consider: Dallas Goedert (stash), Greg Olson, Adam Shaheen