2023 Fantasy Football Week 7 Waiver Wire

by Dylan Clemons
2023 Fantasy Football Week 7 Waiver Wire

Hello Fantasy nerds! NFL Week 6 has wrapped up, which means it is to discuss the 2023 Fantasy Football Week 7 Waiver Wire!

What a wild ride Week 6 was. We had a good week of football, with a few big upsets. However, we also had as multitude of injuries that have affected fantasy football lineups everywhere.

The best player in all of fantasy football Christian McCaffrey, went down with an oblique injury, while his teammate Deebo Samuel suffered a shoulder injury. David Montgomery also suffered a rib injury and his former teammate Justin Fields dislocated his thumb and could miss some time. Just a bummer all around, not to mention we also have six teams on bye this week.

There is a ton happening around the league. I will be here every week helping to decipher what players are one-week surprises and which players can add value to your squad moving forward.

In this article, we will be targeting players on the waiver wire who are under 50% owned on the FantasyPros consensus roster percentage.

At this point in the season, we are starting to get larger sample times, so it can be hard to find that waiver wire darling because the cupboards are bare. I am here to help with that. Now let's jump into the 2023 Fantasy Football Week 7 Waiver Wire!

2023 Fantasy Football Week 7 Waiver Wire

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Top Waiver Adds

Jordan Mason, RB, San Francisco 49ers (3.2% Rostered)

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The number one guy on the list for this week is the replacement for the number one player in fantasy football. It looks as if Jordan Mason has taken over Elijah Mitchell as the backup running back to Christian McCaffrey.

Mason out-snapped Mitchell 15 to 7, and yes I know Mitchell was coming off of an injury. Well, Mitchell is consistently dinged up, and I think Kyle Shanahan is over it. Mason rushed the ball five times for 27 yards and scored an 8-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. In the prior game in mop-up duty, he carried the ball 10 times for 69 yards and scored a touchdown in that one as well.

If McCaffrey is due to miss time, I think Mason is a viable plug-and-play player in this offense. The 49ers take on Minnesota Monday night, so it is imperative for the CMC owner to pick him up if possible for insurance if McCaffrey can not suit up.

Roschon Johnson, RB, Chicago Bears (47.2% Rostered)

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Roschon is a returning guy to this last as I had him and his running-mate D'Onta foreman together. Well, he is still under the 50% threshold and he needs to be rostered. I watched D'Onta Foreman run hard this past week and look solid at times. However, the man can not pass-block. He was blown up over and over again, and that is what Roschon Johnson thrives at.

Assuming Johnson clears concussion protocol he will be the 1A in this backfield. It looks as if  Justin Fields will miss some time with a dislocated thumb, the rookie Tyson Bagent will be the starter. I can see these two rookies having a solid chemistry and trust in one another.

Johnson will for sure have the passing-down work in this offense, and the Bears have a good matchup against the Raiders. The Raiders have allowed 30 catches to running backs which is 10th most in the league.

Curtis Samuel, WR, Washington Commanders (31.2% Rostered)

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Alright, Curtis, you have our attention. This man has finished as a top-24 wide receiver in three straight weeks including one top-10 week. He has scored in his last two games as well and has quickly become one of Sam Howell's favorite targets in the passing game.

The downside is Samuel is only playing in three wide receiver sets so he is only on the field around 65% of the snaps. The good part is he is tied with Jahan Dotson in target with 31. Over the past three games, Samuel has out-targeted Dotson 19-15.

With the multitude of injuries and bye weeks, you have plenty of reason to pick Samuel up and get him in your lineup in a good matchup against the Giants.

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Craig Reynolds, RB Detroit Lions (3.7% Rostered)

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Craig Reynolds was someone who was highlighted this past weekend because of something he did when he didn't even have the ball in his hands. Amon-Ra St. Brown caught a pass and Josh Reynolds ended up out in front of him making a tremendous block to spring the sun god for a touchdown.

This coaching staff absolutely loves this guy. If Montgomery is due to miss time with the rib injury, Reynold will likely just slide into that role. Even if the rookie Jahmyr Gibbs returns, I would expect to see Reynolds get most of the carries in the backfield.

Reynolds and the Lions do have a tough matchup against the Ravens, but if you need RB help like most of us do, take a flyer on Reynolds.

Keaontay Ingram, RB, Arizona Cardinals (14.5% Rostered)

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It was tough to say what the backfield would look like without James Connor. Well, it was not good. Keaontay Ingram out-touched Emari Demercado 12-3 but it was a true committee as it pertains to snaps. According to fantasydata.com was out-snapped by Mercado 33-28 while the veteran Damien Williams played 13 snaps.

Ingram finished with 10 carries for 40 yards, and caught both of his targets for 11 yards finishing as RB32. Ingram looks to be the early grinder in this offense and was the only running back to get carries inside the red zone. With the six by weeks and the Seattle Seahawks allowing the fifth most touchdowns to the RB position in the league, Ingram could be worth a start.

Tyjae Spears, RB, Tennessee Titans (43.7% Rostered)

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Spears was my top guy on this list last week and he disappointed a bit this past weekend. It was Derrick Henry who had a big game on the ground for the Titans. However, Spears actually out-snapped Henry 31-29 once again this week. He still has a sustained role in this offense and needs to be rostered.

He saw just five touches in Week 6 but he still found a way to make a big play as he caught a short pass and took the ball 48 yards saving his fantasy football day to a certain extent. The Titans are on a bye this week which could make him overlooked on the waiver wire. If you can afford the roster spot, pick him up.

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