NFL Week 6 is almost in the books so now is the time for fantasy football managers everywhere to start looking ahead to the Week 7 waiver wire! Whether your squad is undefeated or entirely defeated, you can always use a strong week on the waiver wire.
With most of the games this week complete, here is an early look at 10 players—all under 50% rostered—who you should be targeting and working hard to get onto your fantasy team for Week 7 (percent rostered in Yahoo leagues).
RB Boston Scott, Philadelphia Eagles (13% rostered)
Miles Sanders left the Ravens game in the 4th quarter with a knee injury which is worrisome since that is what bothered him (along with a hamstring injury) early in the season. Obviously watch Sanders’ availability for Week 7, but if Sanders is out or on a snap count, Boston Scott will see the bulk of the work. In place of Sanders Sunday, Scott had two carries for four yards and two catches on four targets for five yards.
RB J.D. McKissic, Washington Football Team (11% rostered)
Outside of grabbing an injured running back’s backup, it’s slim pickings on the waiver wire. McKissic is more wide receiver than running back for Washington but he has the RB designation and that is all that matters. Since Kyle Allen has taken over the starting gig in Washington, McKissic has seen at least six targets and six catches for 40+ yards. This week he caught six on six targets for 43 yards plus eight carries for 41 yards against the Giants. There’s a roster-worthy role for him in Washington.
RB Gus Edwards, Baltimore Ravens (3% rostered)
Edwards came in for an injured Mark Ingram and led the backfield in carries with 14 for 26 yards and a touchdown. Ingram left with an ankle injury and if he misses extended time, Edwards will likely see his role in the Ravens offense grow. The Ravens are on a bye this week which will give Ingram time to heal, but even if Ingram doesn’t miss time, Edwards is averaging 10 carries per game over the last three games and is worth stashing.
WR Chase Claypool, Pittsburgh Steelers (49% rostered)
Claypool is JUST under my cutoff but he’d be on this list even if he was above my 50% rostered line. We all know what Claypool did back in Week 5 and he backed up that performance with 74 yards on four catches and seven yards rushing plus a touchdown. Claypool has cemented himself as a vital part of the Steelers’ passing attack and will battle with JuJu Smith-Schuster as Ben Roethlisberger’s number one pass catcher as long as Diontae Johnson is out.
WR Keelan Cole, Jacksonville Jaguars (29% rostered)
I know Cole plays for the Jaguars and the Jaguars are terrible and it’s easy to forget about them and not want anything to do with them in fantasy, but Cole should be rostered in far more than 30% of leagues. He’s averaging over six targets per game and coming off his best game of the year, catching six of his nine targets for 143 yards. With D.J. Chark still making his way fully back from injury, Cole should be a top wavier target for anyone who needs receiver help.
WR Tim Patrick, Denver Broncos (18% rostered)
Patrick followed up his big Thursday night outing two weeks ago against the Jets with another 100+ yard performance against the Patriots. Patrick led the Broncos in targets Sunday, catching four of his eight targets for 101 yards. Patrick has emerged as a big play receiver who’s chemistry with Drew Lock is apparent and will only continue develop as the season continues. Plus, games against the Chargers, Falcons, and Raiders on the schedule are nice perks as well.
WR Adam Humphries, Tennessee Titans (8% rostered)
Humphries missed no time coming back from COVID-19 Sunday, catching all six of his targets for 64 yards and a touchdown. When on the field, Humphries hasn’t seen less than six targets this season and has only had under five catches once. He’s a great PPR add with the Titans’ offense firing on all cylinders in recent weeks and games against the Steelers and Bengals on the horizon.
WR Zach Pascal/Marcus Johnson, Indianapolis Colts (6%/0% rostered)
Philip Rivers and the Colts’ passing game finally woke up this week against the Bengals and we saw both Zach Pascal and Marcus Johnson blow up. Pascal caught four of his seven targets for 54 yards and a touchdown while Johnson lead the team with eight targets catching five for 108 yards. We’ve seen Pascal have a role in this Colts offense before but Johnson was a surprise, getting called up off the practice squad just before Sunday’s game. With Colts are on their bye this week but it’s worth stashing one of these guys as the Colts have a great schedule remaining as they play in the AFC South and only have had one game against the Jaguars so far.
TE Anthony Firkser, Tennessee Titans (0% rostered)
Jonnu Smith left the Titans Texans shootout with an ankle injury early in the game and in stepped Firsker who casually led the team in targets, catching eight on nine targets for 113 yards and a touchdown. If Smith misses any time, Firkser is a must add for any tight end needy team as it’s clear he can fit perfectly into Tennessee’s offense.