Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Wishlist Week 7
Another week is in the books. As always, there were huge breakouts from under-the-radar players and dud performances from supposed studs. If you’re looking to shake things up for your Fantasy roster ahead of Week 5, here’s some players to add from the Waiver Wire.
Note: All fantasy advice in this article is based on PPR scoring unless otherwise stated.
CHUBA HUBBARD | CAROLINA PANTHERS
Hubbard handled 19 carries for 88 yds and a TD on Sunday against the Dolphins and is starting to overtake Miles Sanders as the RB1 for the Panthers. A mid-season shift like this could be a gamechanger for a lucky manager who lands him on the waiver wire. Go get some Hubbard this week.
KAREEM HUNT | CLEVELAND BROWNS
Hunt is back to his Swiss-Army Knife ways for the Browns after an effective game agaisnt the 49ers in Week 6. The Browns have already had their bye week, and Hunt will be a key contributer for a team that wants to get its backs involved heavily. He needs to be rostered in all formats.
DEVIN SINGLETARY | HOUSTON TEXANS
Singletary has earned a larger share of the backfield workload in recent weeks for Houston, and he just looks more explosive than Dameon Pierce. Singletary has stand-alone value now with his increased touches and could take over true RB1 duties there if this trend continues.
INJURY ADDS AT RB:
ZACH EVANS | LOS ANGELES RAMS
With both Kyren Williams and Ronnie Rivers expected to miss Week 7 vs the Steelers, Evans should earn the majority of touches out of the backfield. The Steelers have been generous to opposing RBs this season as well.
CRAIG REYNOLDS | DETROIT LIONS
Rookie Jahmyr Gibbs has missed the last two weeks to injury, and now workhorse back David Montgomery is slated to miss a few weeks with his latest injury. This is a high-powered offense and a good offensive line. Add Reynolds if you have space.
JORDAN MASON | SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
The timetable on McCaffery is murky, but Jordan Mason handled a much larger share of the workload after CMC went down in the 2nd half of the Niners loss to Cleveland. With Kyle Shanahan dialing up this running game, Mason has some upside.
CURTIS SAMUEL | WASHINGTON COMMANDERS
Samuel scored another TD this week against Atlanta, and the Commanders seem to have an extensive list of plays designed to get the ball in his hand. He’s a solid “streamer” at WR during Bye weeks.
JOSH DOWNS | INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
Downs has scored 13+ PPR fantasy points in 3 of his last 4 appearances, and he scored a TD for the first time this season in Week 6. He’s a player on the rise and a solid sleeper at the position.
JONNU SMITH | ATLANTA FALCONS
Even when Kyle Pitts is putting up solid fantasy production, Smith is getting his as Desmond Ridder’s security blanket in the passing game. He’s been on this list a couple times, meaning he needs to be added in more leagues right away.
WEEK 6 STREAMERS
QB: TYROD TAYLOR/DANIEL JONES (NYG) vs. COMMANDERS, BAKER MAYFIELD (TB) vs. FALCONS
D/ST: COLTS vs. BROWNS, SEAHAWKS vs. CARDINALS
That does it for this week’s Waiver Wire Wishlist. For more details about these players, tune into the Fantasy First Podcast on Tuesdays and Thursdays where I discuss Waiver Wire targets, Thursday Night Football player and team props, DFS Darlings, and more!
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