2020 Fantasy Football Week 7 IDP Waiver Wire

by Bob Van Duser
2021 Fantasy Football Week 7 IDP Waiver Wire

Welcome in for a look at the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 7 IDP Waiver Wire! Hopefully, you made it through this weekend unscathed and free of new injuries! I did not, sadly. One of my favorite linebackers, Devin Bush of the Pittsburgh Steelers, tore his ACL and will miss the remainder of the season.

In this week's Waiver Wire article I'll discuss the fallout of the Devin Bush injury. As well as seek out some other gems that I'm seeing on my Waiver Wires in my own leagues. Whether you're looking for Bye Week replacements or players to start in place of injury, I've got you covered!

Last week's Week 6 IDP Waiver Wire didn't yield as many studs as I'd had hoped, but I'm very confident in Montez Sweat and Willie Gay going forward. Anyone playing across from Chase Young isn't going to be kept out of the stat column too long. Be sure to check out my past Waiver Wire articles for players that may still be available in your leagues! You may be surprised!

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2020 Fantasy Football Week 7 IDP Waiver Wire

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Low Priority Adds:

Low priority adds are usually players who I'm still speculative of but have some talent and new opportunity on tap.

Taylor Rapp, DB, Los Angeles Rams

Week 6 Stats: 9 Tackles (6 Solo)

Some of you may know that I am a Taylor Rapp truther. I loved him coming out and everything about his profile as a rookie. Showed up as an instant stalwart as a box safety. He struggles in coverage but plays his best making tackles close to the line of scrimmage.

Earlier in the season, his role was taken by teammate Jordan Fuller. However, since then Fuller has been placed on IR leaving Rapp to fill the starting role again. It'll be interesting to see if he can keep his role once Fuller returns.

Either way, I think Rapp is a great grab, especially in Dynasty. His teammate John Johnson is set to be a free agent and the Rams have no money to pay him, leaving Fuller in Johnson's current role and Rapp in his current role.

Ja'Whaun Bentley, LB, New England Patriots

Week 6 Stats: 12 Tackles (8 Solo), .5 Sack, 2 Tackles for Loss

Bentley was a guy I highlighted in my 2020 Fantasy Football: IDP Players to Watch Part 2 article in the preseason and honestly it's about time he showed up for me. The reason he's a low priority for me is that he's pretty matchup dependent and needs to face a run-heavy scheme. However, if he can repeat his Week 6 type of play consistently he'll be a nice depth piece to add to your team.

If you lost a certain Steeler Linebacker this weekend he might be the depth you need to weather the storm. *Sighs*

Medium Priority Adds:

Medium priority adds consist of players with a good amount of talent and either newfound opportunity or players who are starting to realize their potential.

Krys Barnes, LB, Green Bay Packers

Week 6 Stats: 10 tackles (7 Solo)

"Oh, would you look at that the Green Bay Packer fan highlighting another Packer" is likely your thought here. While, yes, he's the third I've mentioned, this defense yields a lot of opportunity to those who crack the starting rotation. Barnes returned from injury and told Ty Summers to get the heck outta here, wore the green dot, and balled out.

He didn't cause any turnovers but the guy plays aggressively and always seems to be around the ball. Big plays will come. He might be more of a Dynasty asset with Christian Kirksey set to return at some point this season, but Barnes seems to be Green Bay's diamond in the rough.

Tae Crowder LB and Kyler Fackrell LB/DL of the New York Giants


Week 6 Stats: Crowder: 10 Tackles (6 Solo), Fumble Rec, TD. Fackrell: 3 tackles (2 Solo), 1 Sack, 1 Forced Fumble

Bit of a two for one deal here but both of these players showed well after the team lost Lorenzo Carter to a season-ending Achilles injury last week. Where my money was on Markus Golden (as mentioned in last week's Waiver Wire article) to take over the role it turned out Fackrell took the full-time starting role and Crowder took over a secondary role.

This Giants defense has been sneaky good this season. As an added bonus they get Philly Thursday Night and an offensive line that can't keep Carson Wentz protected.

Robert Spillane, LB, Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 6 Stats: 5 Tackles (4 Solo), 1 Tackle for Loss

*Sighs* Well if you couldn't tell I'm pretty bummed out about losing Devin Bush for the season. Granted, part of Fantasy is dealing with injuries and playing through adversity. It builds character. Probably.

Spillane slotted right in for Bush after his injury and will seek to hold the position throughout the season. He brought to an already energetic defense. Vince Williams gets a bump too and should be added as well if available.

If Spillane can put forth even 75% of Bush's output he'll be well worth the add for you. 'Til next season, Devin.

High Priority Adds:

High priority adds consist of players with significant talent as well as significant opportunity who will draw consistent starting consideration.

Tyrell Adams, LB, Houston Texans

Week 6 Stats: 8 Tackles (6Solo), 1 Sack, 1 Tackle for Loss, 2 Passes Defensed

I missed Adams last week in my Waiver wire article because I was under the impression that McKinney was going to be back this week. However, McKinney found himself on the season-ending IR list after having shoulder surgery.

I was able to mention him later in my Week 6 IDP Rankings article in my injury report. Adams has stuffed the stat sheet two weeks in a row and looks to fill the starting LB role in Houston throughout the remainder of the season.

If he's still available he's looking like a must-add for me.

Jeffery Simmons, DL, Tennesee Titans

Week 6 Stats: 6 Tackles (4 Solo), 1 Sack, 1 Tackle for Loss

Jeffery Simmons might not be available in all your leagues as he was only available in two of mine. I foolishly dropped him due to lack of space and him being on the COVID-IR. I thought I could get away with it, thinking he wasn't returning anytime soon, but I was sorely mistaken. Simmons has arrived and is going to be a stud in this league.

He's a must grab in all formats especially Dynasty. With no Bye Week the rest of the year, he can become a mainstay in your lineup if he's available.

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