Week 7 waiver wire: It's time to buy in on a pair of Eagles

Steven Psihogios
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The Week 7 waiver wire doesn’t have many long-term adds that will carry your team to a fantasy championship, but it has some players who can help you win your upcoming week.

And sometimes, that’s all you need. One win is the difference between making the playoffs or missing out.

With that being said, here are the top players available in 50% of Yahoo leagues or more to target on the waiver wire in Week 7.

RB Boston Scott, Philadelphia Eagles (16% rostered on Yahoo)

Eagles starting RB Miles Sanders (knee) is expected to miss 1-2 weeks. That thrusts Scott, who led all Eagles running backs in snaps during Week 6, into the starting spot. Although his Week 7 opponent, the Giants, have been fairly tough against RBs this season, the volume that awaits Scott should place him in the low-end RB2 discussion. For what it’s worth, Scott totalled 138 yards and three touchdowns the last time he played the Giants in Week 17 of 2019.

WR Travis Fulgham, Philadelphia Eagles (46% rostered on Yahoo)

If you’re in a pinch for a wide receiver in fantasy football, Travis Fulgham should suffice as a low-end WR2 in Week 7. He’s been getting a lot of volume on a depleted Eagles’ WR core, totalling 23 targets over the last two weeks. Since his Week 4 breakout, he’s WR2 in all of fantasy football. He will likely draw Giants DB James Bradberry, who has been tough on WRs this season. Bradberry held WR Allen Robinson, WR Robert Woods and WR Amari Cooper to under 50 yards each this season, according to PlayerProfiler.

RB Justin Jackson, Los Angeles Chargers (50% rostered on Yahoo)

Jackson just makes the cut this week, but he should be the priority waiver add for those desperate at running back. He outperformed teammate Joshua Kelley in the team’s game against the New Orleans Saints prior to their bye week. Jackson rushed for 71 yards on 15 carries while also adding 23 yards on five receptions. He has a great matchup in Week 7 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, who are tied for allowing the most fantasy points-per-game to running backs over the past three weeks.

WR Laviska Shenault Jr., Jacksonville Jaguars (49% rostered on Yahoo)

Shenault Jr. put up a dud (3-10-0) in Week 6, but he still received an encouraging seven targets. His 35 targets on the year still have him placed second on the Jaguars. The passing attack is a little crowded with WR D.J. Chark and WR Keelan Cole seeing consistent volume, but Shenault Jr. has received six targets or more in four straight games and clearly has a role on the team. He’ll have down weeks, but as long as the volume is there, he should have more good days than bad. He’s a boom-or-bust WR3.

WR Cole Beasley, Buffalo Bills (34% rostered on Yahoo)

We’ve got to give Beasley, who’s currently WR28 in fantasy football, some credit here. The Bills’ slot receiver has either topped 50 yards or recorded a touchdown in every game this season. He’s not going to put up ridiculous stat lines, but he continues to get the job done. Beasley has QB Josh Allen’s trust and is a strong WR3 play in Week 7 against the New York Jets.

WR Tim Patrick, Denver Broncos (18% rostered on Yahoo)

After his 104-receiving yard outing against the New England Patriots, Patrick now has back-to-back 100-plus yard receiving games to his name. It’s clear that he’s established himself as the ‘X’ receiver in Denver’s offense with WR Courtland Sutton out. His 15 targets over the past two games lead all Broncos WRs and he’s the only Denver receiver with more than 100 receiving yards (214) during that stretch. Patrick is a high-end WR3 in Week 7 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

RB La’Mical Perine, New York Jets (20% rostered on Yahoo)

Jets head coach Adam Gase does a lot of puzzling things, but when he explained that he benched Perine after a drop on Sunday to make sure he stayed confident, the logic behind it truly baffled me.

Regardless, Gase said he wants to get Perine increasingly involved, which is a good thing for his fantasy football value. Perine is an interesting add-and-stash for those who play in deeper leagues. He draws the Buffalo Bills this week, who just allowed RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire to rush for 161 yards on 26 carries. Perine is a low-end RB3 for this upcoming game.

RB JaMycal Hasty, San Francisco 49ers (1% rostered on Yahoo)

Hasty, not RB Jerick McKinnon, was the one who entered the game as the main rusher when RB Raheem Mostert exited Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams. Hasty looked good, rushing nine times for 37 yards. He went undrafted in the past NFL Draft but has a college profile that suggests he’s a competent pass catcher in addition to being an average runner. His usage will hinge on whether or not RB Jeff Wilson (calf) is able to suit up, but Hasty could be worth adding for those in 14-team leagues who are thin at RB.

QB Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins (7% rostered on Yahoo)

The Dolphins announced on Tuesday that Tagovailoa will be the team’s starting quarterback after their Week 7 bye. It’s shocking since QB Ryan Fitzpatrick has led Miami to a formidable 3-3 record thus far, but the future is now. Tagovailoa was the second QB selected in the 2020 NFL Draft at No. 5 overall, and saw his first game action at the tail end of Miami’s Week 6 win against the Jets. He completed both his pass attempts for nine yards. Tagovailoa is a highly intriguing QB prospect that features great accuracy and mobility. He suffered a serious hip injury last season but seems to have recovered well enough to be trusted under centre during game action. He battles Aaron Donald and the Rams’ defense in Week 8.

WR Henry Ruggs, Las Vegas Raiders (51% rostered on Yahoo)

I’m cheating here a little bit (it’s only 1%, cut me a break) but it seems like Ruggs’ Week 6 bye week may have cooled down some of the hype that was surrounding him prior to the break. In case you need a refresher, Ruggs posted 118 yards and a score on three targets against the Chiefs. In that game, he seemed to be unbothered by the hamstring injury which had cost him some time earlier in the season. The bye week likely only helped Ruggs further recover from the ailment, a development that should have him as healthy as he’s been all year. Ruggs will be a WR4 in a tough matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but it only takes one play for him to reward fantasy managers.

DST Stream of the Week: Los Angeles Chargers (28% rostered on Yahoo)

My streak of picking against the Jets (four-straight, wonderful weeks) have come to an end as their Week 7 opponent, the Buffalo Bills, are rostered in 69% of Yahoo leagues.

This week, I’m using the revitalized, post-bye week Chargers against the Jaguars. Jacksonville’s offense has sputtered recently, scoring less than 20 points in three of its last four games, and are tied for the eighth-most giveaways per game this season.

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