Welcome back to our weekly IDP Fantasy Football waiver wire article. In case you did not notice by this article's cover image, it's slim pickings on waivers this week, so in the 2023 IDP Football Week 7 Waiver Wire, we'll highlight some of the top waiver wire pickups to consider for your roster. Injuries, breakout performances, and emerging trends are shaping the landscape of Fantasy Football. Lucky for you, we go deep and cover all formats of IDP Football.
With bye weeks upcoming for the Panthers, Bengals, Cowboys, Texans, Jets, and Titans. These limited waiver wire weeks can add a layer of strategy and complexity to the game, and how you navigate them can change as the season progresses. I'll share some of my thoughts and insights.
In my personal opinion, a skinny anorexic waiver pool like this week can create a fun dynamic and force owners to trade and make strategic moves with adds and drops. Success depends on your ability to adapt to changing circumstances and make well-informed decisions.
During this period, a strategy I prefer is to target teams with a losing record. This entails offering my first-round pick to them in exchange for a player who has the potential to bolster my chances of winning the championship. The rationale behind this strategy is that these owners may not value a waiver claim and may prefer to prepare for the next season by acquiring promising young players.
Managing limited waivers is an ongoing process, and it will only become more challenging as the season progresses. It's essential to monitor your league's specific rules and assess your team's unique requirements. Looking ahead by a minimum of two weeks is a prudent strategy to circumvent constrained options and limited player selections.
Whether you're involved in deep or shallow leagues or on the lookout for deep league additions, we've got your requirements well taken care of.
2023 IDP Football Week 7 Waiver Wire
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Jahlani Tavai, LB, New England Patriots (0%)
Very few owners have paid attention to Tavai and his efforts. Tavai produced 21 tackles in the last three games, and five consecutive games with five or more tackles have been achieved. With these bye weeks upon us, he is a real starting option and available everywhere.
Jabrill Peppers : 7 tackles & 2 passes defensed
Jahlani Tavai : 7 tackles & an INT pic.twitter.com/guDsbUotRs
— Lee Harvey (@MusikFan4Life) October 16, 2023
Anfernee Jennings, DL/LB, New England Patriots (5%)
Whoever ends up replacing Matthew Judon is going to get production. Up to this point, it's been Jennings handling the edge position, and he has managed to record 11 tackles in just a span of two weeks. He serves as a valuable bye-week replacement for leagues that prioritize tackles, and it's worth noting that he comes at an affordable price.
— Video from: @TSV__1 (@TSV__1) October 15, 2023
Markquese Bell, DB, Dallas Cowboys (1%)
In Vander Esch's absence, Bell has transitioned to a linebacker role. For those participating in Sleeper leagues, this translates to a free linebacker playing in the safety position. While the Cowboys enjoy a bye this week, it's important to keep in mind that Vander Esch will remain on injured reserve until week 11.
Need an IDP for tonight but everyone seems rostered? May I suggest Markquese Bell? pic.twitter.com/Mt6vyNSbeD
— Mase Riney (@caliking49er17) October 16, 2023
Justin Madubuike, DT, Baltimore Ravens (8%)
Did you know Justin Madubuike is the leader of the Ravens in sacks in 2023? With 4.5 sacks, ties for 2nd amongst defensive tackles in sacks. As you can imagine, he's a great bye week add for deeper DL leagues, DT-required leagues, and sack-heavy favored leagues.
Justin Madubuike is really turning into a warthog.
Standing up to double teams and crossing the face against reaches.
— Spencer Schultz (@ravens4dummies) October 10, 2023
Bryce Huff, LB/DL, New York Jets (5%)
With a growing amount of playing time each week, Huff now has a pair of sacks in two games, it's probable that he will maintain his sack production.
Jonathan Greenard, DL, Houston Texans (18%)
Playing on the opposite side of Will Anderson, Greenard is often overlooked. Greenard now has achieved 11 tackles and 3.5 sacks in just three games, he unquestionably merits acknowledgment. Furthermore, with an upcoming favorable matchup, he should not be overlooked.
Jonathan Greenard, Jerry Hughes, and Will Anderson each generated 7 pressures in the Texans' 20-13 victory over the Saints.
— Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) October 15, 2023
Dorian Williams, LB, Buffalo Bills (15%)
Over the course of this week, it seemed that Tyrel Dodson would emerge as the top choice. Turns out, Dodson was on a limited snap count, but Dorian Williams stepped up and capitalized on the opportunity. Williams tallied an impressive 10 total tackles in Sunday night's game. Considering Matt Milano's season-ending injury, Williams is a player you might consider discreetly adding to your lineups.
Blake Cashman, LB, Houston Texans (8%)
Cashman now has 31 tackles this season, with 26 of them over the last three games. Definitely a relevant player and should be a top consideration if you're in need of a waiver-wire linebacker to start in the upcoming week (assuming your team has a bye this week).
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