Welcome to the Week 7 waiver wire, where I will be highlighting players that are available in less than 50-percent of leagues. These are the players you want to get on your team. There are mentions of radar guys as well. You shouldn’t pull the trigger now, but keep an eye on them. Percentages are based on ESPN leagues.
Week 7 Waiver Wire Quarterbacks
Tua Tagovailoa, MIA (25.3-percent)
When a quarterback looks good in a loss, it should turn heads in his direction. Tua Tagovailoa was solid by throwing for 329-yards and two touchdowns. Tagovailoa also added 22-yards on the ground. Unfortunately, there is still growing to do. He threw an ugly interception while targeting Jaylen Waddle. Still, he moved the offense against an ugly Jacksonville defense and has Atlanta’s defense next week.
Carson Wentz, IND (17.7-percent)
Carson Wentz has been steady and improving each week while in Indianapolis. Last week against Baltimore, he threw for over 400 yards and two touchdowns. This week he completed 11 of 20 passes for 223 yards and two touchdowns. Wentz hasn’t been offering much running the ball but should continue to provide streaming managers an excellent option at quarterback. The Colts play the 49ers next week.
Justin Fields (CHI), Geno Smith (SEA), Jameis Winston (NO), Teddy Bridgewater (DEN), Trey Lance (SF)
Week 6 Waiver Wire Running Backs
JD McKissic, WFT (46.1-percent)
Be prepared to get JD McKissic. This will be the last week you will be able to if he is still on the waiver wire. McKissic posted 110 total yards on 16 touches against the Chiefs as Antonio Gibson deals with his shin injury and ineffectiveness. Most of McKissic’s production came in garbage time. However, he is still of value as a flex or RB2 in most weeks. Football Team faces the Packers next week.
Mark Ingram, HOU (21.8-percent)
It is rare for NFL teams to use one back, but that is happening in Houston. Mark Ingram rushed for 73-yards on 18 carries while catching two passes for another eight. For the last six weeks, Ingram has been a bell cow and should continue to be fed, making him an excellent depth piece. Houston
Devonta Freeman, BAL (2.4-percent)
The Ravens backfield is splintered between Devonta Freeman, Latavius Murray, and now Le’Veon Bell. Freeman led the group with eight carries and yards (53) against the Chargers. Freeman was also targeted twice. The Ravens face the Bengals next week.
Le’Veon Bell (BAL), Rashaad Penny (SEA), Marlon Mack (IND), D’Ernest Johnson (CLE), Rhamondre Stevenson (NE)
Week 7 Waiver Wire Wide Receivers
Rashod Bateman, BAL (14.3-percent)
The rookie finally made his debut, and he showcased his skills. Bateman caught four passes for 29-yards on six targets. What is significant about those receptions is they all resulted in first downs and a great way to build trust with Lamar Jackson. Bateman shouldered 18-percent of the target share and got as many targets as Marquise Brown. The Ravens continue to be a running team. Still, Bateman could offer a manager a safe floor receiver and a solid flex option. Ravens face the Bengals next week.
TY Hilton, IND (23.1-percent)
Ty Hilton was spectacular in his 2021 debut for the Colts. Hilton missed the first five weeks due to a neck injury, but he caught all four of his passes for 80-yards on four targets. He led the team in targets and was a big-play machine. Indianapolis faces the 49ers next week but has Tennesee the following week.
AJ Green, ARI (33.1-percent)
AJ Green isn’t the Hall of Fame player in Cincinnati, but he is still a solid wide receiver. It has been several years since the last time Green was as productive. Against the Browns, Green caught five passes for 79 yards and a touchdown on six targets. The Cardinals have Houston next week, so Green should get another big chance at being an integral part of the Arizona explosive offense.
Mecole Hardman (KC), Marquez Callaway (NO), Darnell Mooney (CHI), Christian Kirk (ARI)
Week 7 Waiver Wire Tight Ends
Mo Alie-Cox, IND (1.9-percent)
Mo Alie-Cox was the tight end that Wentz continued to target. Alie-Cox scored on a 28-yard touchdown which was his only reception on three targets. He is a big red-zone weapon even if there is a limited amount of work going Alie-Cox’s direction.
Evan Engram, NYG (27.6-percent)
Evan Engram has shown to be a consistent weapon as he has five or more targets in three of four contests this season. Engram’s chances come from the lack of Giants weapons down due to injuries. Engram will face a tough Carolina Panthers defense next week.
CJ Uzomah (CIN), Ross Dwelley (SF), Ricky Seals-Jones (WFT), Pat Friermuth (PIT)
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