Stop using your precious clicks on five different positional waiver wire articles. Football Absurdity’s Waleed Ismail has all your waiver wire needs on one page!
Week six of the 2019 NFL season is in the books and you’ve made every mistake a man can make. You finally got fed up and benched Stefon Diggs….and you were wrong. You started Jameis Winston over Russell Wilson. You disrespected the mustache of Minshew. You and your team have utterly failed in week five. Lucky for you, there are waiver wire options to save you from yourself. If I don’t mention someone whom you think I should be talking about, just know there are many reasons why I overlooked them. Maybe they are owned in most leagues. Maybe they are so bad I don’t even consider them. Maybe it’s because your opinions cannot be trusted. After all, you are here. So let us examine what our best week seven waiver wire players for your championship run are…
Week Seven Waiver Wire QBs
Should I Pick up Sam Darnold? – Owned in 12% of leagues – In his first game back after being sidelined with sister-kissing disease, Sam Darnold showed why the Jets spent top-five draft pick to get him. Darnold threw for 338 yards, two touchdowns and one interception against a Cowboys pass defense that had given up the sixth-fewest fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. Next week, he faces a New England defense that is arguably the best in football. After that, Sam Darnold has arguably the easiest schedule any quarterback has the rest of the season. If you are desperate for quarterback help, Darnold has a very good chance of finishing the season as a top-ten fantasy quarterback and should be a priority on the waiver wire.
Should I Pick up Kirk Cousins? – Owned in 37% of leagues – Last week, I told people that picking up Kirk Cousins was a smart play for weeks six through nine of the fantasy season. If you listened to me, you got one of the best quarterback performances of week six. If you didn’t listen, you still have time. Cousins is available on the waiver wire and it looks like Minnesota has figured out how to balance their offense. If you need quarterback help, Cousins is a solid option.
Week Seven Waiver Wire RBs
Should I Pick up Benny Snell? – Owned in 2% of leagues – With James Conner exiting the Sunday night game with a quad injury, Benny Snell looks really interesting. If Conner misses any time, Benny Snell will have low-end RB1 value. Since Mike Tomlin became their coach, the Steelers have the second-most running backs with twenty or more touches. Simply put: Whoever starts in Pittsburgh will get a lot of opportunities. If you own Conner, you need to put a claim in on Snell. If you don’t own Conner and have a spot, Snell is a great speculative add.
Should I Pick up Chase Edmonds? – Owned in 28% of leagues – Much like Benny Snell, Chase Edmonds is in a position to see a lot of opportunities if David Johnson misses time. However, the difference here is that Johnson was injured before week six started and played the entire game. That makes Chase Edmonds barely flex-worthy. I might consider picking him up if I owned David Johnson. Otherwise, I wouldn’t make a move for him unless I knew Johnson was missing time.
Should I Pick up Brandon Bolden? – Owned in 1% of leagues – Brandon Bolden has two touchdowns in the last two weeks, which might make one think that he has value. But remember that he is the fifth running back in a Bill Belichick offense. If you use your waiver on Bolden and start him, he will do nothing. Once you bench him, he’ll score two touchdowns, because Bolden is a Bill Belichick running back. Picking up Brandon Bolden will only lead to heartbreak.
Week Seven Waiver Wire WRs
Should I Pick up Jamison Crowder? – Owned in 50% of leagues – With Sam Darnold back in the fold, Jamison Crowder is once again a viable fantasy football wide receiver. In week six, Crowder had six catches for 98 yards. Under Darnold’s influential presence, Crowder is averaging 13 targets for 10 catches and 99 yards a game. Granted, this is only two games, so the sample size is small. But Adam Gase loves his slot receivers, and Crowder could find himself putting up Miami Dolphins Jarvis Landry-type numbers, which would be a significant improvement to any fantasy roster, especially in PPR leagues. Crowder is my number one waiver add of the week.
Should I Pick up Auden Tate? – Owned in 22% of leagues – With A.J. Green out and John Ross on Injured Reserve, Auden Tate has been quietly having a decent fantasy season. In week six, he had a season-high twelve targets that turned into five catches for 91 yards. Having said that, Auden Tate only has value while A.J. Green remains injured, which won’t be for much longer. And, honestly, do you really want shares of the Cincinnati Bengals offense? Only pick Tate up if you are desperate
Week Seven Waiver Wire TEs
Should I pick up any Tight End off the Waiver Wire? – No. Unless you’re in the approximately 1/3 of leagues where Hunter Henry is owned, then spend big on him. If you are desperate to replace Will Dissly, Darren Fells had 7 targets last week, 2 touchdowns the week before, and is available in 97% of Yahoo! leagues. But don’t go nuts, he’s just Darren Fells
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