We're nearly halfway through the season, which is crazy to think about. With the mid-season comes the struggle with bye weeks. With six teams on bye this week and more to come, getting ahead of the masses is more important now than ever. So we're going to talk about some 2023 Fantasy Football Week 7 players to stash!
What I am trying to do here in this article is give you who I think will be featured in next week's waiver articles here at F6P and abroad a week early. Maybe not a week but you know, before the rush to the waiver wire for the new hotness shows up. I want to give you the new hotness before he makes himself known.
With that comes volatility. While we have an idea of who will be good and who won't be, what defenses to target and avoid and such, finding guys to stash away before they break out in the hopes that they do is tough. I won't always be right. For example, Tank Dell, Rashee Rice, and Sam Howell have been featured in this column and are doing well. But so have Calvin Austin and Sean Tucker, who aren't. It's give and take.
However, I will do my absolute best to look at the data available to bring you the best possible chance to find a contributor or even a league winner, sometimes it will merely be a bye-week fill-in a week early!
Without further ado, let's get into the Week 7 stashes.
2023 Fantasy Football Week 7 Players to Stash
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Latavius Murray, RB, Buffalo Bills
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It feels weird writing about stashing a 33-year-old running back. Some of us can remember the good old days when Murray was playing for the Raiders and Vikings, finishing at or around RB1 territory for a couple of years. The man is still kicking, and he's now the clear backup running back in Buffalo with Damien Harris on IR.
God forbid anything happens to James Cook, but if something does, Murray is next in line for touches.
We saw Murray take a season-high 12 carries for 45 yards in the Bills game against the Giants after Harris went down. That is a kind of workload we need to take notice of. It's highly possible Murray is a viable flex play this week should the Bills run away with the win against New England (as they should) and not just a "stash just in case" kind of guy.
Michael Wilson, WR, Arizona Cardinals
Wilson, we meet again. After a disappointing week against Cincinnati, which is of course the week I wrote him up in this space, he bounced back against the Rams. He's the definition of a guy who doesn't need a lot to do a lot. Three catches was all it took for him to accumulate 62 yards.
For most of his young career, he's been a deep threat, but I wouldn't simply confine him to that particular role. He had several short-area receptions in his big game against the 49ers to go along with some great route running to get open deep.
I'd love to see this offense feature him more all over the field, but for now, he's still a promising talent with the ability to catch a long bomb touchdown. Against Seattle's questionable secondary we could see him go off, so best to grab him now if you have a bench spot.
Wan'Dale Robinson, WR, New York Giants
Yet another young wideout returns to this space. I'm going to keep pushing for these guys until their roster percentage goes up alright? He's not had a big game, if he had then he probably wouldn't be in this space. But the kid is a PPR machine. Eight for 62 against Buffalo isn't a bad stat line either.
Since returning from injury, Wan'Dale has had no fewer than 5 targets and four receptions in a game. His target share is second best on the team and his 27.0% targets per route run leads it. Washington gives it up to receivers on defense, allowing the sixth most points to the position.
Luke Musgrave, TE, Green Bay Packers
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Going with the youth movement here aside from Murray. After being knocked out with a concussion against Detroit, Musgrave returned for the Packers matchup against Las Vegas and tied his season-high in receptions. I wrote him up in my weekly QB/TE Streamers article, but he's been averaging four catches for nearly forty yards aside from the Detroit game.
It's the year of the rookie tight end, it seems, and Musgrave is part of that group of promising young talents. Denver is the friendliest of all defenses to tight ends in 2023, and if Musgrave has a big game against them, he probably won't come as cheap as he would otherwise.
That is going to do it for this week's 2023 Fantasy Football Week 7 Players to Stash! Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you again soon!
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