Happy Tuesday Fantasy Footballers and welcome to Week 7. I am Matt Dean (@MattDeanQBList) and I am here to help you recover from Week 6 with your priority adds from the waiver wire this week. Along with this article, co-writer Aaron Rader and I will be putting out a weekly Waiver Wire Podcast that will normally air on Monday nights, but due to some unforeseen circumstances, this will air on Tuesday this week.
This week was rough. I am a Cowboys fan and I was playing against someone in my league who was starting Dak Prescott. I was up 4 points on the very last drive for the Cowboys and watched Dak scramble in for the touchdown. I thought that I would be able to live with this, if only the Cowboys were able to beat the Jets. Well, that didn’t happen, and I lost by two. Now the Cowboys, and my fantasy team, are sitting at a rough 3-3.
With all that said, let’s hop right into the priority adds for Week 7.
Bye Week: Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The ownership percentage is based on Yahoo Fantasy Leagues.
RB – Jamaal Williams, Green Bay Packers (18% Owned)
In his return from a brutal concussion, Jamaal Williams was the hot hand in the Packers backfield this week. After an Aaron Jones fumble and a dropped touchdown, Williams came in and ripped off almost 150 total yards and looked great on a touchdown run. With Green Bay looking to keep feeding the hot hand, both RBs offer great upside, especially while the WR corp is battered. Williams is an instant plug and play at the Flex position this week against Oakland, followed by a good matchup with Kansas City.
FAAB Budget – 20%
RB – Mark Walton, Miami Dolphins (5% Owned)
Who? Mark Walton got the start this week for Miami, still seeing fewer touches than Kenyan Drake, but looked way more effective. Averaging over 5 YPC and adding on four catches for 43 yards through the air, Walton will look to continue his push towards the bulk of the work in the Miami backfield. Whether a Dolphin can be relied upon in fantasy this year is yet to be seen, but he is worth a speculative add as the bye weeks start to settle in. And he can be had for cheap as well.
FAAB Budget: 5%
WR – Jamison Crowder, New York Jets (43% Owned)
I’ve got some big numbers for you. 10/98.5. That is the average game that Jamison Crowder has had in his two games with Sam Darnold this season. Yes, it is propped up by the 14 catch game Week One, but he still put up 6/98 in Week Six! This looks like a match made in heaven and you should want on this train. Crowder is looking like a Flex play with upside right now and someone who should provide a solid floor each week as he had nine targets in the game against the Cowboys. This is my top priority add this week and should be yours as well.
FAAB Budget: 30%
TE – Chris Herndon, New York Jets (27% Owned)
Two Jets in a row?! Blasphemous! Well yes, but this one is warranted. At a position that is as slim as the TE position is, you need someone with some upside and a pulse. Look no further than Chris Herndon. Activated on Monday, Herndon is looking to get a full week of practice in before playing on Sunday against New England. A tough matchup in his first game back, Herndon should start slow, but slowly regain his chemistry that he had last year with Darnold. Don’t break the bank, but if you are stuck with duds every week then this could be someone that helps you sooner rather than later.
PS: Check to see if Hunter Henry is also available for pickup.
FAAB Budget: 8%
Thanks for reading, and make sure to check out our podcast for in-depth analysis. Plus, we will be discussing names that are not listed here that you should be looking at. Good luck and see you next week!
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