Waiver Wire Report – Week 7

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Our weekly fantasy football waiver wire report provides you with valuable insight on who you should be targeting in your leagues. Josh Lieberman breaks down his top 10 list of NFL players with fewer than 30% ownership in Yahoo fantasy leagues. 

The reoccurring theme of devastating injuries continued through week 6, and many fantasy owners are grasping at straws to simply start a healthy lineup, let alone one that they can feel confident trotting out there. It really has been a ridiculous start to the NFL season, one that challenges the results of any roster that was logically and skillfully constructed at the beginning of the year. That brings us to the waiver wire, a place that has become especially critical to most roster through all these injuries and lineup deletions. Massive bids on depth players should be expected going forward, as the wire has thinned out to the point where any respectable fantasy asset is in high demand. So, happy shopping and bidding in Week 7!

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Here are the top adds for the upcoming week:

#1) Brett Hundley (QB – GB) – With Aaron Rodgers almost certain to miss the rest of the NFL season, Hundley steps behind center to drive the explosive Packers offense. While it did not look pretty this weekend for Hundley, who throw three INT’s with a 54% completion rate, there is no denying that Hundley is a must add who will produce fantasy points. He also adds rushing yardage potential that makes him even more valuable. 25% bid if you are looking for QB help.

#2) Corey Davis (WR – TEN) – The rookie has been rightfully dropped in over 75% of all Yahoo leagues, but he is now close to returning to the Titans’ lineup. There is a great chance he plays in week 7, and the Titans are coming off a big win in Mariotta’s return to the lineup against the Colts. No receiver has established himself as the main target for Marcus, so it is easy to foresee big volume coming Corey’s way. 20% bid.
#3) Jordan Matthews (WR – BUF) – Another receiver battling back from injury, Matthews has close to 30% ownership but makes the cut for one more week. Given the pathetic state of the Bills’ receiving options, Matthews is close to a must add in fantasy leagues this week. Zay Jones has not impressed, and the pickings behind these two are disgustingly thin in Buffalo. Take a shot on Jordan if you are looking for a decent bye week fill-in or flex depth. 15-20% bid.

#4) Kenny Golladay (WR – DET) – Everyone’s preseason darling is set to return, and he stands a chance at becoming a valuable fantasy asset for your team. While reports are still speculative, Golden Tate did leave Sunday’s game with an injury and could miss time. If this is the case, it could very well be Golladay’s moment to shine. He should be a terrific red zone target, an area where Eric Ebron has proven to be an absolute failure at. Take a chance here for the right price. 15% bid.

#5) Mike Williams (WR – LAC) – Another showing for Williams on here, but I would expect this could be his last appearance now that he has returned to the lineup. While his one reception for 15 yards is nothing to write home about, the fact that he is part of a potentially explosive offense, makes him an intriguing add. 15% bid.

#6) D’onta Foreman (RB – HOU) – A returning member on the Waiver Wire report, he continues to impress, despite a still limited workload. While Lamar Miller led the backfield in week 6 with 15 carries, it was Foreman who was the more impressive player once again. Unless Lamar goes down with an injury, the odds are Foreman won’t see more than 12-15 rushes per game, but he remains a solid add for teams in need of RB depth. 10-15% bid.

#7) Josh Doctson (WR – WAS) – I have repeatedly pumped Doctson’s tires for the last couple of weeks, and he came through with a TD in week 6. Granted, that’s the only thing he did, but it still suggests some of that potential could be close to being realized. 15% bid.

#8) Orleans Darkwa (RB – NYG) – What a showing for Darkwa against the Denver Broncos’ defense this weekend! 21 totes for 117 yards, which followed his 8.6 YPC the previous week on eight carries. This is likely a solid enough performance that will get him continued volume for the G-Men going forward. With their depleted receiving core, McAdoo has no choice but to run the ball, and I would expect Darkwa to be a serviceable fantasy flex play for now. 15% bid.

#9) Dion Lewis (RB – NE) – The headache of owning any member of the Patriots’ backfield continues on, with Lewis now stepping up and stealing value from James White, Mike Gillislee and Rex Burkhead. He found pay dirt this weekend vs the Jets and his 18 carries the past two weeks suggest he has earned more volume. Again, this could change by the time we wake up tomorrow morning with how things normally work in New England, but he is worth the add to see if the love keeps coming. 15% bid.

#10) Tyler Kroft (TE – CIN) – Perhaps not a sexy add, Kroft deserves to be rostered in all leagues now that Eifert has been shut down for the season. With 10 receptions and a couple TD’s over the past two weeks, Kroft is a worthy starting TE for your squad. 10-15% bid.

Honorable Mentions: Roger Lewis (WR- NYG), Charcandrick West (RB – KC), Charles Sims (RB – TB), John Ross (WR – CIN