2020 Fantasy Football Week 7 Waiver Wire

by Jonathan Chan
2020 Fantasy Football Week 7 Waiver Wire

Welcome to the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 7 Waiver Wire. Hopefully, your team isn't bogged down with byes this week because the waiver options are thin. Even last week's slam dunk pickup Alexander Mattison stumbled to just 26 yards on 10 carries against the Falcons.

If you have Derrick Henry on your team, there won't be any issues, as the behemoth running back had another of his patented 90+ yard runs.

He finished the day with 254 total yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winning score in overtime.

In less uplifting news, the Philadelphia Eagles suffered another pair of major injuries. Miles Sanders and Zach Ertz were both ruled out of Sunday's game. Sanders left with a knee injury, with the struggling tight end left the game with a foot injury. Just more bad news for an already depleted Eagles offense.

For news on who else was hurt this week, check out the Week 6 Injury impact article.

The 2020 Fantasy Football Week 7 Waiver Wire will try to focus on players rostered in under 35% of Yahoo leagues. Players listed in the “other options” section are between 35 and 50 percent rostered.

2020 Fantasy Football Week 7 Waiver Wire

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Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders (23% Rostered)

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Carr has been consistently solid in 2020. Through five games, the Raiders signal-caller has thrown 11 touchdowns and just one interception. He seems to be finding his groove as the season moves on, as he's thrown 300 yards in back to back games against the Bills and Chiefs.

Rookie Henry Ruggs has returned from injury, giving Carr a deep threat to complement Josh Jacobs and Darren Waller. The results were immediate as the Raiders were able to go score-for-score with Kansas City in their Week 5 win.

With an extra week to prepare for the Tampa Bay defense, Carr will be a decent streaming option for managers in need of a plug-and-play quarterback.

Running Backs

Boston Scott, Philadelphia Eagles (13% Rostered)

With Sanders suffering another injury this season, Scott is the must-add running back for Week 7. The backup has seen his usage plummet in recent weeks but could be forced into a starting role if Sanders is forced to miss time.

Scott showed lasts season that he can produce low-end RB2 numbers when given the majority of the touches. Managers should wait to see an update on Sanders before spending any FAAB on Scott.

Gus Edwards, Baltimore Ravens (3% Rostered)

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Mark Ingram left Sunday's game with an ankle injury and did not return. Surprisingly it was not J.K. Dobbins that handled the most touches, but Edwards.

The "Gus Bus" took 14 carries to Dobbins' nine and looked like the preferred red zone running back, scoring a seven-yard touchdown in the first quarter. He was not efficient with his carries, as he gained just 26 yards on his carries.

Ingram has a bye week to recover for Baltimore's Week 8 game against the Steelers. If the veteran is unable to play, Edwards would become immediately relevant.

J.D. McKissic, Washington Football Team (11% Rostered)

McKissic makes the list for a second straight week as he continues to get near even split with Antonio Gibson. In Sunday's loss to the Giants, McKissic turned 14 touches into 84 yards. He was targeted six times in Week 6, giving him 22 targets over the last three games. For comparison, Gibson handled 13 touches and was targeted five times.

He played a higher percentage of snaps than the rookie in Week 6, as he was on the field for 49 percent of snaps, while Gibson only saw 45 percent.

McKissic doesn't have a high ceiling in the poor Washington offense. However, he has a solid floor in PPR leagues thanks to his heavy involvement in the passing game with Kyle Allen at the helm.

Other Options: JaMycal Hasty (1% Rostered)

Wide Receivers

Keelan Cole, Jacksonville Jaguars (29% Rostered)

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Cole was the Jaguars' highest-scoring receiver on Sunday, despite D.J. Chark seeing an absurd 14 targets. The fifth-year receiver caught 6-of-9 passes for 143 yards against the Lions. COle has been surprisingly consistent this season, having caught 40 yards or one touchdown in each game this season. He has also seen at least five targets in every game.

Cole was WR27 in 0.5 PPR leagues through five weeks and his Week 6 performance should only push him higher on the lists. A bye week and the Jacksonville cloud hanging over him might depress his price on the wire this week but Cole is someone that should be owned moving forward.

Travis Fulgham, Philadelphia Eagles (30% Rostered)

Fulgham has scored a touchdown in each game he has played this season. Fulgham has been so good that he is the WR5 in half-PPR leagues between Weeks 4-6.

After a 152-yard performance in Week 5, Fulgham followed up with 75 yards and a touchdown in Week 6. It's not like he is taking advantage of poor defenses either, as he's played well against San Francisco, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore.

With injuries to Ertz, Sanders, DeSean Jackson, Alshon Jeffrey, Dallas Goedert, and Jalen Reagor, Fulgham could become the focal point of the Eagles offense in Week 7 against the Giants. With only Greg Ward and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside as his competition at WR, Fulgham is a priority pickup in all leagues.

Tim Patrick, Denver Broncos (18% Rostered)

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Patrick posted his second straight 100-yard game this past Sunday, catching four passes for 101 yards against the Patriots. In a low-scoring game against an elite defense, Patrick still managed to catch several long passes against the New England secondary.

For the second straight week, Patrick led the Broncos in targets, drawing eight from Drew Lock. He has been the most productive Broncos receiver while Noah Fant and K.J. Hamler remain out with injury.

His target share will go down once the other two return but he has done enough to earn a look as the Broncos WR1.

Tight Ends

Trey Burton, Indianapolis Colts (20% Rostered)

Burton has put himself at the top of the Colts tight end competition. With Mo Alie-Cox ruled out of Week 6, Burton took full advantage and became Frank Reich's go-to red-zone weapon. The former Eagle scored a rushing touchdown on a direct snap and caught a 10-yard touchdown in Sunday's comeback win over the Bengals.

Burton ran more routes than Jack Doyle and should continue operating as the more favored pass-catching tight end in the offense. Burton has been targeted at least five times in each game he's played this season. The Colts offense is starved for playmakers and Burton looks like he could become one of their go-to guys.

Darren Fells, Houston Texans (5% Rostered)

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Fells has been very productive while Jordan Akins recovers from a concussion and an ankle injury. Fells followed up his 57 yards, one touchdown performance from last week with another score to go along with 85 yards in Week 6.

He saw a season-high seven targets in a shootout against the Titans and has now scored three touchdowns in six games this season. If Akins returns against the Packers this week, Fells would return to being a touchdown dependant streamer. If Akins is out, Fells would be a decent streamer in what should be a high-scoring game.

Deep League Special

Marcus Johnson, Indianapolis Colts (0% Rostered)

As Indianapolis continues to search for new weapons, Johnson took his turn at the top of the totem pole. The fourth-year receiver caught five passes for 108 yards and his eight targets led all Colts.

Johnsons caught passes of 55 and 20 yards on Sunday and he looks to be the Colts deep threat as T.Y. Hilton continues to struggle (one catch, 11 yards on Sunday).

Johnson is worth stashing in deep leagues as the Indianapolis receiving corps continues to sort itself out.

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