Hello Friends! Thank you for continuing to use The Fantasy Authority as your source for redraft and DFS information! We are now approaching the midway point of the regular fantasy season (how does time fly so fast?!?) and the stretch run towards the playoffs is upon us. Let’s dive right into our Week 7 waiver wire rankings!
Green = Top Waiver Option
Gold = Streaming target
Blue = Bench Options/Flex Options
Purple = Deep league bench plays
1) Joe Flacco
2) Mitchell Trubisky
3) Dak Prescott
4) Blake Bortles
5) Case Keenum
Joe Flacco: Angry Joe should have success this week against a New Orleans defense allowing 25.1 fantasy points to quarterbacks per game. With a projected fifty point game total, the Ravens will need Flacco to throw the ball a lot this game in order to keep up with the high powered offense of the Saints.
Mitchell Trubisky: The young Chicago signal-caller has been on fire recently throwing for 9 touchdowns and 670 yards in his past two games. Trubisky has a sneaky good matchup against a Patriots defense allowing the tenth most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season and don’t forget his rushing potential as well.
Dak Prescott: Dallas finally utilized Prescott’s mobility in their offensive game plan with a season-high 11 rushing attempts in Week 6. With exciting dual-threat ability, the Cowboys quarterback has the potential to again be a productive fantasy asset.
1) Peyton Barber
2) Marlon Mack
3) Frank Gore
4) Ito Smith
5) Mike Davis
6) Nick Chubb
7) Darren Sproles
8) LeGarrette Blount
9) Theo Riddick
10) Raheem Mostert
11) Ty Montgomery / Jalen Richard
12) Chris Ivory
13) Ronald Jones
14) Doug Martin
15) D’Onta Foreman / Alfred Blue
16) C.J. Anderson
17) Spencer Ware
18) Chase Edmonds
19) Rod Smith
20) Malcolm Brown
Peyton Barber: Despite rumors rookie Ronald Jones might take the lead role, Barber showed against the Falcons he was the lead back with 17 touches. It was extremely promising to see Barber was used successfully in the passing game with 4 receptions including a touchdown.
Marlon Mack: In his return from injury, the second year back only played in 34% of offensive snaps but saw the ball often with 13 touches including three inside the ten yard line. Mack will likely not play a huge role on passing downs but he has the potential to lead the Colts in rushing.
Frank Gore: This guy belongs in the Hall of Fame one day. Even with all the mileage on his legs, the veteran back was able to rush for over 100 yards against one of the best defenses in the league in a wild win over the Bears. According to Sharp Football Statistics, Gore ranked third among running backs in Week 6 with an impressive 53% success play rate.
Ito Smith: Operating now as the second back in the Atlanta offense, the rookie from Southern Miss has carved out a productive role in red zone packages converting two of five attempts for touchdowns inside the 10 yard line. In a two-game sample size with Devonta Freeman out, Smith has played in 46% and 42% of offensive snaps.
Raheem Mostert: In surprising fashion, the backup 49ers running back carried the ball 12 times (only two less than starter Matt Breida) and replaced Alfred Morris’s previous role in the offense. This was only a one-game sample size but Mostert is worth an addition especially with Breida also still recovering from an ankle sprain.
1) Chris Godwin
2) KeKe Coutee
3) Taylor Gabriel
4) DeDe Westbrook
5) Chester Rogers
6) Josh Reynolds
7) Christian Kirk
8) Albert Wilson
9) Antonio Callaway
10) Tyrell Williams
11) Cole Beasley
12) Willie Snead / Tre’Quan Smith
13) Cam Meredith
14) Donte Moncrief
15) Courtland Sutton
16) Jermaine Kearse
17) DJ Moore
18) Taywan Taylor
19) Anthony Miller
20) David Moore
21) Terrelle Pryor
Taylor Gabriel: Chicago’s passing offense is finally showing promise and this speedy receiver is legitimately the main reason why. The free agent addition now leads or ranks second among the Bears in receiving yards, receptions, targets, and receiving touchdowns.
Chester Rogers: The Colts are really running out of options at wide receiver with starters Ryan Grant and T.Y Hilton dealing with injuries. Rogers has now seen double-digit targets in three straight games and should definitely be added in all Point Per Reception formats. The speedy slot receiver is still only owned in 16% and 13% of Yahoo and ESPN fantasy leagues respectively.
Josh Reynolds: The Rams will need Reynolds to step up with Cooper Kupp diagnosed with an MCL sprain and likely to miss this week’s game against the 49ers. In an offense that heavily utilizes three-receiver sets, Reynold should be on the field often despite not being listed as an official starter. Grabbing a piece of the arguably the best offense in the league is always worth it!
Albert Wilson: Even with a crowded receiver situation in Miami, Wilson has played in 75%, 91%, and 64% of offensive snaps and averaged seven targets in the past three games. Despite producing four touchdowns this season, it is important to note the speedy receiver has yet to see a target inside the red zone or 10 yard line.
Antonio Callaway: The box scores look ugly considering the rookie has only produced 5 receptions for 31 yards in the past two weeks but we should continue to bet on his opportunity. Callaway averages eight targets per game since Baker Mayfield has been the starter and has cupcake match ups the next three weeks against the Buccaneers, Steelers, and Chiefs.
Tyrell Wiliams: With inconsistency plaguing this young receiver this season, it is easy to forget Williams averaged 893.5 yards and 5.5 touchdowns in his first two years as a starter. In a recent win over the Browns, the Chargers receiver finally broke out in a big way by hauling in 3 receptions for 119 yards and 2 touchdowns, ultimately displaying the enormous potential he can present as a big play threat. This type of talent is hard to find on the waiver wire so consider adding Williams in any three receiver starting leagues.
Cole Beasley: Despite playing on a run-first offense, the Dallas slot receiver saw serious volume with 11 targets including 4 inside the twenty in a Week 6 blowout victory against the Jacksonville Jaguars. It is important to note Beasley has only played more than 65% of offensive snaps in 2-of-6 games so adding him in deeper Point Per Reception leagues is most advised.
Jermaine Kearse: In a shootout win over the Colts, the veteran Jets wideout played in season-high 83% of offensive snaps and saw a whopping ten targets. With Quincy Enunwa expected to be out for a few weeks with injury, Kearse looks to be his replacement in the slot and possibly a favorite target of Sam Darnold.
1) O.J. Howard
2) C.J. Uzomah
3) Jack Doyle (upgrade if he is able to practice)
4) James O’Shaughnessy
5) Ricky Seal-Jones
O.J. Howard: The former first-round pick shocked everyone by not only coming back early from a projected multi-week injury but also somehow managing to play in 51% of offensive snaps in Week 6. Howard has now surpassed 50 receiving yards or scored a touchdown in every game he has been healthy, something definitely worth valuing in a position struggling collectively to produce.
C.J. Uzomah: The Bengals tight end continues to see major time by playing in 91% of offensive snaps two weeks in a row. It was promising to see Andy Dalton look his way as Uzomah saw a season-high 7 targets against the Steelers last week.
James O’Shaughnessy: With Niles Paul now injured, O’Shaughnessy is the last man standing for the Jaguars at the tight end position. The fourth year player has seen five targets per game the past two weeks including two in the red zone.
As always, thank you for reading Week 7 Waiver Wire Rankings! I hope that I help you get through bye weeks and win your leagues this season with a sneaky waiver grab. Don’t forget to check out the other great content on The Fantasy Authority, including a QB/TE streaming article that is also a great help for waiver advice.