Week 7 Waiver Wire Targets
Lots of injuries marred Week Six, but thankfully it seems like most of them weren’t horrible. Still, it seems like lots of big-name players, especially at the RB position, may miss some time over the next few weeks.
Now I usually like to sound optimistic, but if you are sitting 0-6 or even 1-5, it may be time to officially hit the panic button. Coming back from that is hard but not impossible, and you may need to empty the bank to ensure you get any player you can.
There are a lot of Bye weeks to consider as well, so these Waiver Wires will get busier and busier, so get ready for the fun!
Let’s dive into some players worth adding this week.
Roschon Johnson – Running Back – Chicago Bears (42% rostered)
Roschon Johnson missed Week 6 against the Vikings due to a concussion he sustained in Week 5, but figuring he returns this week, he should get a good amount of work.
Khalil Herbert is on the IR for at least three more weeks, so Johnson should be in the mix with D’Onta Foreman for work.
If you didn’t pick him up last week, he probably is still available. The Bears’ schedule at least over the next few weeks is a bit easier.
Be a little careful in spending FAAB though, since Justin Fields missed a lot of the game with his own injury.
Jordan Mason – Running Back – San Francisco 49ers (1% rostered)
Jordan Mason took over for an injured Christian McCaffery on Sunday, rushing five times for 27 yards and a touchdown.
Now the Browns did a fantastic job in shutting down the 49ers offense, so although the numbers aren’t great, Mason still is a solid backup to add to your roster. He did rush 10 times for 69 yards and a touchdown last week in garbage time.
Elijah Mitchell isn’t really a threat right now after coming back from a knee injury. He has struggled to get anything going and is constantly injured, so Mason should be the pickup for now.
Depending on the news on McCaffery’s injury (oblique), Mason may or may not be worth a lot of FAAB.
Chuba Hubbard – Running Back – Carolina Panthers (46% rostered)
Last time I’ll have him on here I swear, but at only 46% rostered Chuba Hubbard is a must-add for now. He is the obvious lead back in Carolina, and although it’s not pretty, he gets the work and opportunity.
Now the Panthers do have a Bye week, and Miles Sanders could be back after suffering an injury last week. Still, Hubbard’s stock has been trending upward even before Sanders got hurt, so we could see more of him regardless.
If you need a Running Back and can wait a week, Hubbard is a great stash.
Craig Reynolds – Running Back – Detroit Lions (7% rostered)
Craig Reynolds has never really proven to be a big-time back, but he should get another chance over the next week or two.
David Montgomery has a rib injury that might require him to miss some time, and Jahmyr Gibbs has missed the last few weeks with a hamstring injury. Figuring both miss at least a week or two more, that leaves Reynolds as the main guy.
Reynolds faces Baltimore and Las Vegas before the Bye, but if you are in need of a spot start, Reynolds is a decent option.
Zach Evans – Running Back – Los Angeles Rams (0% rostered)
I traded for Kyren Williams this week in one league, so I’m sorry for ruining everyone else’s fantasy roster by jinxing it. Williams came away from Week Six with an ankle injury and is expected to miss at least one game.
Fellow Running Back Ronnie Rivers also got hurt and may miss time. That leaves Sixth-Round pick Zach Evans as the healthy Back on the roster.
Evans carried the ball four times for 10 yards against Arizona, so nothing to write home about, but he should still be a starting back on a decent offense for at least one week. With all the injuries and Byes this week, you may need that spot start.
Rashee Rice – Wide Receiver – Kansas City Chiefs (30% rostered)
The desire to have a Chiefs’ receiver finally take the reigns has been there for fantasy players ever since Tyreek Hill left for Miami.
Could Rashee Rice be that guy? Maybe, maybe not. It’s hard to tell because the Chiefs are both struggling and Mahomes likes to spread the ball around.
Now Rice has been trending upwards the last few weeks, seeing his snaps, routes, and targets increasing.
Rice caught four passes on five targets for 72 yards against Denver. He seems to not make too many mistakes (unlike other Chief receivers), so we could finally see a WR1 step up. Now there is no guarantee, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Rice was more of a boom/bust guy. But if you have the FAAB and want to take a shot, go for it.
Wan’Dale Robinson – Wide Receiver – New York Giants (5% rostered)
Wan’Dale Robinson is another one of these Receivers who garnered a lot of hype, just to disappoint for one reason or another. Now Robinson was injured, so he has a good excuse for starting slow.
Robinson caught eight passes for 62 yards against the Bills, and that was with backup QB Tyrod Taylor. We aren’t really sure what Daniel Jones will do seeing as how he hurt his neck again and the Giants are already on the playoff bubble.
But either way, Robinson has seen more work over the last weeks. If Tyrod starts again against the Commanders, Robinson could be a solid PPR play.
Jameson Williams – Wide Receiver – Detroit Lions (34% rostered)
Jameson Williams is still a bit of a mystery after being considered one of the best WR in his draft class last year. Now Jameson missed a lot of his rookie season after tearing his ACL in the NCAA Championship game, and then missed time for betting on football this season.
He still appears to be a bit in the doghouse, seeing very little work so far. He did catch two passes on three targets for 53 yards and a touchdown last week.
Whether or not that gets him more work moving forward remains to be seen. For right now Jared Goff is homing in on Amon-Ra St. Brown and TE Sam LaPorta, so we will see if he branches out as teams try to lock down their top receivers.
Jonnu Smith – Tight End – Atlanta Falcons (15% rostered)
So maybe I’m lazy for keeping Jonnu Smith on here, but you all are lazy for continuing to not pick him up. Jonnu Smith has been solid all season long, and although he’s a bit older and not as flashy, he still is getting a big opportunity there.
And the Falcons’ offense has actually looked competent recently, which only adds to my case.
Smith caught four of five targets for 36 yards and a touchdown. It was his first TD of the season, but he has been solid for fantasy even without scoring.
Frankly the guy is getting enough work to be considered startable in most leagues, so if you have a guy on Bye or are fed up with your TE, grab Smith.
Malik Willis – Quarterback – Tennessee Titans (0% rostered)
If you are in a 2-QB league, Malik Willis is an interesting option after Ryan Tannehill left the game on crutches.
Willis was a disaster last year when the Titans tried to use him, but in the very limited time this last week we saw a little bit better of a performance. Willis completed four of five passes for 74 yards. He also rushed three times for 17 yards.
Willis has been known to scramble, which always makes for an intriguing option at QB thanks to the rushing floor.
This is a total shot in the dark because Willis could be horrible, but if you have the spot and want a potential running Quarterback, add Willis.
I personally would not spend any FAAB on him, rather just pick him up.
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