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Dallas Goedert (TE, PHI) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues

ROSTERED: 41% of Leagues

ANALYSIS: If you consider yourself a good fantasy GM, this post won't surprise you. It made some sense to drop Goedert back in September's end when he fell down injured and was put in IR, but you'd be not very intelligent if you're not targeting him today given his probable comeback in time for this Thursday's showdown against the Giants.

Even if Goedert ultimately misses the game (it's up to HC Doug Pederson at this point), you should add him no matter what. Ertz had to leave Philly's Sunday game earlier injured, and Goedert was already the better play when both were active. In three games played, Goedert is averaging 10.9 PPR points (TE12) to Ertz's 8.3 in his six games. Goedert has 32.8 combined points in comparison to Ertz's 49.8 in half the games and 33% of the latter's snaps.

The last time Goedert was on a field he could only go for 6 plays, thus is measly 1.7 PPR outcome. In Weeks 1 and 2, though, Goedert logged 9 and 8 targets catching 8 and 4 of them respectively. He reached 101 yards (and a TD) and 30 yards in those matches. Ertz is starting to look droppable, and although Goedert is undoubtedly the future of the team at the TE position, that future might have already arrived. Must-add in every league.

 

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Dallas Goedert (TE, PHI) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues ROSTERED: 41% of Leagues ANALYSIS: If you consider yourself a good fantasy GM, this post won't surprise you. It made some sense to drop Goedert back in September's end when he fell down injured and was put in IR, but you'd be not very intelligent if you're not targeting... Read More

1 month ago

Jeremy McNichols (RB, TEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED: 1% of Leagues ANALYSIS: As a 2017 fifth-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers out of Boise State, it was a very slow start to the professional career of running back Jeremy McNichols, taking just two carries for four yards with no targets in the passing game... Read More

1 month ago

Royce Freeman (RB, DEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED: 2% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Melvin Gordon is currently dealing with strep-throat (could be worse) and potential discipline from his recent DUI arrest, and while he could return this week, that remains up in the air, which leaves a window of opportunity open for Royce Freeman to build... Read More

1 month ago

Anthony Firkser (TE, TEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues ROSTERED: 0% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Jonnu Smith has been the man at tight end for the top-tier Tennessee Titans squad so far this season, with Anthony Firkser serving as second-fiddle during Smith's breakout season. However, with Smith being held out of the Titans' last contest against the... Read More

1 month ago

Zach Pascal (WR, IND) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED: 6% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Pascal has had an interesting season so far. He has had four games with four or fewer targets, but he has also had a two with seven or more. One of those better performances was last week when he caught four of seven... Read More

1 month ago

 

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Jeremy McNichols (RB, TEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues

ROSTERED: 1% of Leagues

ANALYSIS: As a 2017 fifth-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers out of Boise State, it was a very slow start to the professional career of running back Jeremy McNichols, taking just two carries for four yards with no targets in the passing game across four games in three seasons for San Francisco, Jacksonville, and Indianapolis. Now he finds himself a member of the Tennessee Titans as the change-of-pace back behind freak-of-nature Derrick Henry, and in the background of some powerhouse Henry performances, McNichols has started to find a groove in a meaningful on-field role.

Leading up to Week Five against Buffalo, McNichols had taken a mere two carries for seven yards and had seen two targets, good for a single five-yard catch, while participating in an insignificant 33 offensive snaps over the first three games. Against the Bills, that activity began to ramp up, as McNichols took nine carries for 28 yards rushing and caught a pass out of his lone target for three yards while taking part in 26 snaps on offense. Then, in Week Six against Houston, the former Boise State Bronco stepped up in efficiency, taking five hand-offs for 51 yards on the ground, and saw more activity in the passing game (two catches out of three targets for 11 yards) as he again reached a season-high figure in offensive snaps with 29 (39% for Tennessee).

Derrick Henry puts a tight ceiling on potential production with his usual high-volume workload, but with Jeremy McNichols finding success as a distinct asset in the Titans offense and hitting the accelerator, there are still worthwhile rewards to be had by incorporating him into your lineup.

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Dallas Goedert (TE, PHI) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues ROSTERED: 41% of Leagues ANALYSIS: If you consider yourself a good fantasy GM, this post won't surprise you. It made some sense to drop Goedert back in September's end when he fell down injured and was put in IR, but you'd be not very intelligent if you're not targeting... Read More

1 month ago

Jeremy McNichols (RB, TEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED: 1% of Leagues ANALYSIS: As a 2017 fifth-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers out of Boise State, it was a very slow start to the professional career of running back Jeremy McNichols, taking just two carries for four yards with no targets in the passing game... Read More

1 month ago

Royce Freeman (RB, DEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED: 2% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Melvin Gordon is currently dealing with strep-throat (could be worse) and potential discipline from his recent DUI arrest, and while he could return this week, that remains up in the air, which leaves a window of opportunity open for Royce Freeman to build... Read More

1 month ago

Anthony Firkser (TE, TEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues ROSTERED: 0% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Jonnu Smith has been the man at tight end for the top-tier Tennessee Titans squad so far this season, with Anthony Firkser serving as second-fiddle during Smith's breakout season. However, with Smith being held out of the Titans' last contest against the... Read More

1 month ago

Zach Pascal (WR, IND) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED: 6% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Pascal has had an interesting season so far. He has had four games with four or fewer targets, but he has also had a two with seven or more. One of those better performances was last week when he caught four of seven... Read More

1 month ago

 

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Royce Freeman (RB, DEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues

ROSTERED: 2% of Leagues

ANALYSIS: Melvin Gordon is currently dealing with strep-throat (could be worse) and potential discipline from his recent DUI arrest, and while he could return this week, that remains up in the air, which leaves a window of opportunity open for Royce Freeman to build off of the contributions that he made this past week. Freeman, the third-year professional out of Oregon, took a big step forward as a pass-catching back last season, catching 43 passes out of 50 targets for 256 yards and a touchdown in conjunction with 496 rushing yards and a trio of touchdowns, but obviously, with Gordon in the picture, his role on the field is greatly diminished. However, if Gordon is sidelined by the plethora of issues he is currently facing over the next few weeks, Freeman could steadily find himself more involved on offense.

Freeman had compiled just 30 yards from the ground off of nine carries prior to the Broncos Week Six matchup with the Patriots, but in that game, he took eight carries for 26 yards rushing, and saw the field for a season-high 25 offensive snaps (39%) after racking up just 60 snaps combined over the four previous games. His role in the passing game has been limited, albeit consistent, receiving at least one target in every game except Week Two against the Steelers, and accumulating six receptions out of six targets for 53 yards overall, with his best showing being Week Three against Tampa Bay when he took two catches for 31 yards. Phillip Lindsay remains steadfastly ahead on the depth chart and had himself a fantastic game this past week, but he also saw zero targets from Drew Lock, so if Gordon isn't a part of the backfield picture in the coming weeks, there may be rewards to be gained from an accelerated role for Royce Freeman as a alternate runner and occasional passing-game target.

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Dallas Goedert (TE, PHI) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues ROSTERED: 41% of Leagues ANALYSIS: If you consider yourself a good fantasy GM, this post won't surprise you. It made some sense to drop Goedert back in September's end when he fell down injured and was put in IR, but you'd be not very intelligent if you're not targeting... Read More

1 month ago

Jeremy McNichols (RB, TEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED: 1% of Leagues ANALYSIS: As a 2017 fifth-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers out of Boise State, it was a very slow start to the professional career of running back Jeremy McNichols, taking just two carries for four yards with no targets in the passing game... Read More

1 month ago

Royce Freeman (RB, DEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED: 2% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Melvin Gordon is currently dealing with strep-throat (could be worse) and potential discipline from his recent DUI arrest, and while he could return this week, that remains up in the air, which leaves a window of opportunity open for Royce Freeman to build... Read More

1 month ago

Anthony Firkser (TE, TEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues ROSTERED: 0% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Jonnu Smith has been the man at tight end for the top-tier Tennessee Titans squad so far this season, with Anthony Firkser serving as second-fiddle during Smith's breakout season. However, with Smith being held out of the Titans' last contest against the... Read More

1 month ago

Zach Pascal (WR, IND) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED: 6% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Pascal has had an interesting season so far. He has had four games with four or fewer targets, but he has also had a two with seven or more. One of those better performances was last week when he caught four of seven... Read More

1 month ago

 

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Anthony Firkser (TE, TEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues

ROSTERED: 0% of Leagues

ANALYSIS: Jonnu Smith has been the man at tight end for the top-tier Tennessee Titans squad so far this season, with Anthony Firkser serving as second-fiddle during Smith's breakout season. However, with Smith being held out of the Titans' last contest against the Texans, Firkser found the opportunity to shine and capitalized greatly, catching eight passes out of nine targets for 113 yards and a touchdown, while participating in 41 total offensive snaps (55%).

Although Jonnu Smith's injury is considered to be minor and he could likely take the field this week against the high-powered Steelers, that doesn't mean that it's time to forget about Firkser just yet.

Firkser has had two dud-performances so far in 2020, catching two passes out of two targets in Week One for a mere five yards, and being completely absent as a pass-catcher in Week Three against the Vikings, though he at least saw the field for 40% and 25% of the Titans' snaps on offense in those weeks, respectively. In Tennessee's Week Two and Week Four matchups against the Jaguars and Bills, Firkser stepped into a more aggressive role as a pass-catcher alongside Smith, catching a combined seven passes out of nine targets for 64 yards, while taking part in 37 offensive snaps overall.

It may be surprising, but the former Harvard tight end is currently fourth on the Titans in targets, fourth in receiving yards, and tied for third in receptions, mostly trailing the likes of Smith, Corey Davis, Adam Humphries, and A.J. Brown in these categories. While that may be due to the fact that Anthony Firkser has played in all five games, being on the field is a huge part of the battle, and with his monstrous showing this past week against Houston, he may have just earned a more prominent role in Ryan Tannehill's passing game moving forward.

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Dallas Goedert (TE, PHI) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues ROSTERED: 41% of Leagues ANALYSIS: If you consider yourself a good fantasy GM, this post won't surprise you. It made some sense to drop Goedert back in September's end when he fell down injured and was put in IR, but you'd be not very intelligent if you're not targeting... Read More

1 month ago

Jeremy McNichols (RB, TEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED: 1% of Leagues ANALYSIS: As a 2017 fifth-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers out of Boise State, it was a very slow start to the professional career of running back Jeremy McNichols, taking just two carries for four yards with no targets in the passing game... Read More

1 month ago

Royce Freeman (RB, DEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED: 2% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Melvin Gordon is currently dealing with strep-throat (could be worse) and potential discipline from his recent DUI arrest, and while he could return this week, that remains up in the air, which leaves a window of opportunity open for Royce Freeman to build... Read More

1 month ago

Anthony Firkser (TE, TEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues ROSTERED: 0% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Jonnu Smith has been the man at tight end for the top-tier Tennessee Titans squad so far this season, with Anthony Firkser serving as second-fiddle during Smith's breakout season. However, with Smith being held out of the Titans' last contest against the... Read More

1 month ago

Zach Pascal (WR, IND) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED: 6% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Pascal has had an interesting season so far. He has had four games with four or fewer targets, but he has also had a two with seven or more. One of those better performances was last week when he caught four of seven... Read More

1 month ago

 

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Zach Pascal (WR, IND) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues

ROSTERED: 6% of Leagues

ANALYSIS: Pascal has had an interesting season so far. He has had four games with four or fewer targets, but he has also had a two with seven or more. One of those better performances was last week when he caught four of seven targets for 54 yards and a touchdown. With another quality game with eight targets in Week 4, Pascal is capable of seeing enough volume to be productive.

The Colts have quite a few receivers dealing with injuries, including Michael Pittman Jr. and Parris Campbell. In their absence, quarterback Philip Rivers has not settled on a primary option. Pascal has seen 17 targets in the last three weeks, as compared to T.Y. Hilton's 20 and Marcus Johnson's 12. This suggests that Pascal is in the mix each week to be the top wideout for the team, which is some solid value sitting on the waiver wire.

Surprisingly, Pascal has seen eight red-zone targets this year. Only one wideout has more, so he could have some significant upside if he starts converting those targets into touchdowns more frequently.

Pascal is a solid option if you are in need of some receiver depth. His floor is quite low, but there are enough intriguing aspects about him to make him worth your time. Don't count on him to be much more than a WR5, but there are a lot of worse options out there. He will have his share of solid performances, so consider him a matchup-dependent play going forward for deeper leagues. He will get one such good matchup in Week 8 against Detroit, so keep him in mind if you're looking to add a receiver.

 

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Dallas Goedert (TE, PHI) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues ROSTERED: 41% of Leagues ANALYSIS: If you consider yourself a good fantasy GM, this post won't surprise you. It made some sense to drop Goedert back in September's end when he fell down injured and was put in IR, but you'd be not very intelligent if you're not targeting... Read More

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Jeremy McNichols (RB, TEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED: 1% of Leagues ANALYSIS: As a 2017 fifth-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers out of Boise State, it was a very slow start to the professional career of running back Jeremy McNichols, taking just two carries for four yards with no targets in the passing game... Read More

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Royce Freeman (RB, DEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED: 2% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Melvin Gordon is currently dealing with strep-throat (could be worse) and potential discipline from his recent DUI arrest, and while he could return this week, that remains up in the air, which leaves a window of opportunity open for Royce Freeman to build... Read More

1 month ago

Anthony Firkser (TE, TEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues ROSTERED: 0% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Jonnu Smith has been the man at tight end for the top-tier Tennessee Titans squad so far this season, with Anthony Firkser serving as second-fiddle during Smith's breakout season. However, with Smith being held out of the Titans' last contest against the... Read More

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Zach Pascal (WR, IND) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED: 6% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Pascal has had an interesting season so far. He has had four games with four or fewer targets, but he has also had a two with seven or more. One of those better performances was last week when he caught four of seven... Read More

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T.J. Yeldon (RB, BUF) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues

ROSTERED: 1% of Leagues

ANALYSIS: I won't sugarcoat it: from a surface-level view, the prognosis on T.J. Yeldon looks rather grim. Former Alabama back had very little to show for his first year with the Buffalo Bills in 2019 and has had just a single week to boast of so far in 2020. In three weeks of true action this season, Yeldon was almost completely absent from Buffalo's Week Four matchup against Las Vegas and ended up completely absent in the Bills' most recent game against Kansas City as Zack Moss returned to the backfield in a role behind Devin Singletary. Despite this depressing onslaught of information, there might be hope yet for T.J. Yeldon.

Yeldon is sleepily one of the more astute pass-catching backs in the NFL since he entered the league, having accrued 1,448 yards and seven touchdowns receiving with the Jaguars and Bills since 2015 off of 185 receptions out of 252 targets. While he has seen only four targets and a lone reception this season, that catch ended up as a 22-yard touchdown in Week Five against the Titans, a game in which he also took seven carries for 42 yards.

When adding up his total work on the ground, Yeldon has accumulated 70 rushing yards from ten carries, good for a highly-efficient 7.0 Y/A. When observing that Yeldon's total participation in Buffalo offensive snaps jumped from 10%, to 13%, to 39% from Week Three to Week Five (six, eight, and 28 total, respectively), and the fact that the Bills had trouble jump-starting the offense against the Chiefs, we could once again see T.J. Yeldon earn more respect and prominence from the backfield and pass-attack this upcoming week against the Jets.

 

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BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues ROSTERED: 41% of Leagues ANALYSIS: If you consider yourself a good fantasy GM, this post won't surprise you. It made some sense to drop Goedert back in September's end when he fell down injured and was put in IR, but you'd be not very intelligent if you're not targeting... Read More

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Jeremy McNichols (RB, TEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED: 1% of Leagues ANALYSIS: As a 2017 fifth-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers out of Boise State, it was a very slow start to the professional career of running back Jeremy McNichols, taking just two carries for four yards with no targets in the passing game... Read More

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Royce Freeman (RB, DEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED: 2% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Melvin Gordon is currently dealing with strep-throat (could be worse) and potential discipline from his recent DUI arrest, and while he could return this week, that remains up in the air, which leaves a window of opportunity open for Royce Freeman to build... Read More

1 month ago

Anthony Firkser (TE, TEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues ROSTERED: 0% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Jonnu Smith has been the man at tight end for the top-tier Tennessee Titans squad so far this season, with Anthony Firkser serving as second-fiddle during Smith's breakout season. However, with Smith being held out of the Titans' last contest against the... Read More

1 month ago

Zach Pascal (WR, IND) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED: 6% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Pascal has had an interesting season so far. He has had four games with four or fewer targets, but he has also had a two with seven or more. One of those better performances was last week when he caught four of seven... Read More

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JaMycal Hasty (RB, SF) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues

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ANALYSIS: Raheem Mostert is probably heading to the IR due to a high-ankle sprain. This left the 49ers backfield in need of a "hasty" replacement (couldn't resist mate), in the form of JaMycal Hasty, a rookie running back out of Baylor. Hasty first saw action for San Francisco in Week Three against the Giants, taking two carries for nine yards and converting his lone target into a catch for nine yards. Despite this optimistic introduction, Hasty took part in just eight total snaps on offense from Week Three to Week Five, and not receiving a single hand-off or target in Weeks Four and Five.

Then, as Mostert was sidelined during the Week Six contest against the Rams, Hasty's activity was ramped up in a big way, and while he didn't catch the sole pass thrown his way, he did take nine carries for 37 yards rushing and saw the field for 15 offensive snaps (21%).

Hasty was a UDFA signing for the 49ers this offseason after rushing for 627 yards and seven touchdowns with 25 receptions for 184 yards receiving in his last year with the Baylor Bears. As far as his role as a pass-catching back for the Niners moving forward, that likely isn't the best bet, as Jerick McKinnon still owns that neck of the woods, particularly with Mostert out for an extended period of time.

As far as ground work goes, the forecast is much sunnier for Hasty. In San Francisco's showdown with Los Angeles, once Mostert was out, Hasty led his team in carries, taking three more than McKinnon, with the only other 49er getting involved in the running game being Deebo Samuel, who took a single hand-off for -6 yards.

With Jeff Wilson also currently hampered by a calf injury, JaMycal Hasty is a solid under-the-radar option to receive meaningful work out of the San Francisco backfield in the coming weeks.

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BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues ROSTERED: 41% of Leagues ANALYSIS: If you consider yourself a good fantasy GM, this post won't surprise you. It made some sense to drop Goedert back in September's end when he fell down injured and was put in IR, but you'd be not very intelligent if you're not targeting... Read More

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Royce Freeman (RB, DEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED: 2% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Melvin Gordon is currently dealing with strep-throat (could be worse) and potential discipline from his recent DUI arrest, and while he could return this week, that remains up in the air, which leaves a window of opportunity open for Royce Freeman to build... Read More

1 month ago

Anthony Firkser (TE, TEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues ROSTERED: 0% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Jonnu Smith has been the man at tight end for the top-tier Tennessee Titans squad so far this season, with Anthony Firkser serving as second-fiddle during Smith's breakout season. However, with Smith being held out of the Titans' last contest against the... Read More

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Boston Scott (RB, PHI) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

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ROSTERED: 13% of Leagues

ANALYSIS: As if the Eagles hadn't enough injury woes to deal with already, mostly related to their receiving corps, it's now time for their rushers to start falling down. Enter Miles Sanders, who got injured yesterday and had to leave the field after playing just 29 snaps (56 on average the prior four weeks). There is a rather high concern that Sanders might miss ample time, so keep an eye on his MRI results coming today.

If Sanders is forced out, Boston Scott should be primed to get all of his work and then some. Scott has been an afterthought this season averaging just 19 snaps per game (a third of Sander's) and getting 31 opportunities through six weeks of play, of which he has turned 28 in actual touches. In his heaviest-usage game in Week 1, Scott was targeted two times (2 receptions, 19 yards) and rushed the ball 9 times for 35 yards. He has yet to score a touchdown.

With Sanders getting a very healthy dose of opportunities every game (19.2 per game; 14.2 rushing attempts and 5.0 targets), we can expect Scott to at least have a great chunk of those opportunities belonging to him going forward even if QB Carson Wentz doesn't use him as much as he did Sanders.

If Sanders is out for long, Scott might become a good RB2 or weekly FLEX even in 12+ Team leagues. If he's out only for one or few games, consider Scott just in deeper formats. And remember this outlook is based more on potential than actual results, as Scott has yet to have more than 7.4 PPR points in a single game this season. We're banking on a big what-if, and on probable-usage upside here.

 

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Sterling Shepard (WR, NYG) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues

ROSTERED: 29% of Leagues

ANALYSIS: Sterling Shepard got injured 15 snaps into his Week 2 game. Following that, the Giants dropped him into the Injured Reserve and after missing four straight games he's eligible to return and everything points toward a TNF comeback, facing the Eagles. The minute Shepard got injured and fantasy GMs started cutting him from rosters back in Week 2 I already advised you to add Shepard if you had room to stash him. Now that he's bad for good, there is no excuse not to get Shepard into your squad.

In a tiny small sample of 2020 play, Shepard caught 8 of the 10 pass he was thrown by QB Daniel Jones in the first two games of the season. He turned those 8 receptions into 76 yards, and also added 6 more yards on a single carry before getting injured in Week 2. His only full-game played this season finished with the wideout racking up 10.7 PPR points, nothing great, but enough to finish close to the average WR3/FLEX of the season's W1.

The Giants have C.J. Board out, and Darius Slayton was limited on Monday's practice. Slayton played last Sunday's game banged up already, and was targeted just four times, catching two of those passes. The only other viable WR in the team is Golden Tate, but that makes it three including Shepard, and it is not that Slayton or Tate had been on fire.

Shepard is a great addition for any deeper league team, a WR3 with upside to entering the WR2 on good matchups, and a viable spot-starter in shallower leagues given the role he'd play in the Giants offense. Philly comes next in the schedule and the Eagles are giving up the seventh-most fantasy points to WRs this season, so it makes sense to slot Shepard into your lineup if he's truly back this Thursday.

 

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Preston Williams (WR, MIA) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues

ROSTERED: 25% of Leagues

ANALYSIS: Miami Dolphins wide receiver Preston Williams has established himself as the clear No. 2 receiver on the team behind DeVante Parker. The second-year pro has now caught touchdowns in three of his past four games. His biggest game along that stretch was in Week 5 against the San Francisco 49ers, when he caught four of his five targets for 106 yards and a touchdown.

Williams is 6'5" and oftentimes looks more like a tight end than a receiver on the field. He scored 14 touchdowns in his final year of college football at Colorado State in 2018 and appears to be transitioning into a dangerous end zone threat in the NFL as well.

Fueled by quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, the Dolphins offense is really clicking right now. Parker figures to remain the top target for Fitzgerald going forward, but as long as the offense keeps rolling, there should be multiple pass-catchers who provide solid fantasy value.

Williams should be added in all PPR leagues of 14 teams or deeper. He's also worth considering in non-PPR leagues and in more shallow leagues. Be aware that the Dolphins have a bye week in Week 7 and then a tough matchup against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 8, so if you need immediate help, you may want to look elsewhere, but if your primary concern is long-term help, Williams is a fantastic option.

 

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Gus Edwards (RB, BAL) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues

ROSTERED: 4% of Leagues

ANALYSIS: Injury alert! Injury alert! Nobody loves Baltimore's backfield, but that monster of a unit lost one of its three heads yesterday with Mark Ingram II falling down injured. With Ingram out, Gus Edwards was the most benefited rusher of the Ravens leading the team in rushing attempts yet not logging a single target.

This team has been using three tailbacks all season long in Ingram, Edwards, and rookie J.K. Dobbins with different usage patterns but a very similar volume of opportunities and snaps played. Ingram and Edwards have been the ground-game running backs, while Dobbins has had the largest number of targets. With Ingram out of the field, all points toward Edwards racking up rushing attempts.

Edwards has 48 carries for 218 yards and a touchdowns this season compared to Ingram's 225 yards on 50 carries. The numbers can't be closer, and only Ingram's 2 TDs are higher than Edwards' single score, giving him the edge on fantasy ranks.

While Edwards' upside was super-limited being part of a three-man backfield, it is just a two-part unit now (well, that and QB Lamar Jackson, who can kind of rush the ball too). It might end being nothing, but Ingram hurt his knee and he could miss a few games. With Baltimore entering its bye week, it's a good time to keep an eye on the injury report and jump all over Edwards if he gets dropped by another GM or you can still find him in the WW for free in the advantage of future matchups when Ingram will be missing and Edwards will be the Ravens no. 1 RB.

 

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Darren Fells (TE, HOU) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues

ROSTERED: 5% of Leagues

ANALYSIS: Jordan Akins suffered a concussion back in Week 4, and he's been out the past two games. That has put veteran Darren Fells in the spotlight during those two matches, which he absolutely took advantage of. Although he was only targeted 2 times in Week 5, Fells went to on to log 7 targets this past weekend and play the most snaps of his season so far at 62, 10 more than his previous-best 52 in Week 4.

Akins is the clear TE1 of the Texans, and you better have that clear in your mind. Once Akins is back, Fells will get back to his blocking duties and won't be much of a fantasy-relevant player. We don't know if Akins will be back next weekend, but if he is still out then Fells is going to be one of the best streamers at the position.

In his two starts, Fells has finished with 13.7 and 20.5 PPR points in Weeks 5 and 6. He went 2 targets-2 receptions-57 yards-1 TD against Jacksonville and leveled up a ton against Tennesse yesterday with a 7-6-85-1 line, getting more receiving yards than Akins has in any game this season and outperforming him 3-1 in the TD-scoring department over the year.

The Packers aren't the greatest of matchups next weekend (8th-best defense at preventing TE fantasy points) but if Akins is out you shouldn't hesitate to play Fells as your TE. In any other case, you should pass on him, as his upside is just non-existent with Akins on the field.

 

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Tim Patrick (WR, DEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team PPR Leagues

ROSTERED: 18% of Leagues

ANALYSIS: Tim Patrick and the Denver Broncos were forced out of the schedule a week ago due to COVID reasons. It was something to fear, given that the pause might interrupt Patrick's two-game streak of hitting 14+ PPR points (14.3 and 23.3)... but far from it. Patrick led the Broncos receivers against New England, got the W, and put on another 14.1 PPR performance.

While Patrick's first two weeks weren't good at all (6.9 and 4.4 fantasy points), his usage hasn't changed that much but his production has stepped up a ton. It's been three consecutive games in which Patrick has caught four passes, and back-to-back matches in which he's topped 100 yards. Patrick is automatic at catching the ball (he had 16-of-21 receptions through Week 4) and although he could only finish with 4 catches on 8 targets yesterday, he still racked up 101 yards and only lacked scoring a touchdown.

Patrick's role in this slim Broncos offense is pretty clear, with the WR playing between 50 and 59 snaps in all of his five games and leading all teammates with 265 over second-place Jerry Jeudy's 229.

With Drew Lock back starting at QB, Patrick's upside will go a tick up. Denver has already passed his forced-bye and will now play 11 games without interruption. Patrick is still not a WR1, but you can very well consider him a WR2/FLEX weekly in any slightly deep league. Next weekend's matchup is not the best (Kansas City ranks 2nd in preventing WR fantasy points) but four 14th-or-worse defenses will come after that.

 

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Adam Humphries (WR, TEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues

ROSTERED: 9% of Leagues

ANALYSIS: I was way higher on Adam Humphries last season than I was entering 2020. All he went on to do last year, though, was log 374 yards on 37 receptions with 2 TDs over 12 games. That was bad. This season, though, he's already at 21-200-2 in just four games and he'd be on pace to finish with a 78-750-8 line if Tennesse/Humphries don't miss any more games for some reason.

Don't make a false image of Humphries in your mind, though. He's Tennessee's WR3 at most behind A.J. Brown, Corey Davis, and TE Jonnu Smith, and that is not changing any time soon... unless Smith misses ample time due to injury. Humphries has been one of the most reliable receivers out there, though, catching 21 of the 26 targets he's been thrown and racking up more than 41 yards every single game.

For a FLEX play available in most leagues, Humphries floor isn't lower than around 8.0 PPR points and although his ceiling isn't overly high, he's already showed it: just this past Sunday Humphries had his best game of the year catching 6-of-6 targets for an average of 10.7 Y/R and a total 64 yards, including scoring a TD.

Of WRs with at least 150 snaps played in 2020, Humphries is generating the 9th-most PPR points per snap at 0.34. His usage has been low, but he's been one of the most productive players so far around the league. The Steelers rank just 27th in preventing points from WRs, so you know what to do. If only for a week Humphries will be a WR2 with upside to getting into the WR1 realm, and he's a good weekly FLEX play in any deeper league.

 

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Travis Fulgham (WR, PHI) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues

ROSTERED: 31% of Leagues

ANALYSIS: I don't think I need to remind you, but if you remember what happened last weekend you know that Week 5 left fantasy GMs debating whether they wanted to pick Travis Fulgham or Chase Claypool from the waivers pool. For some reason (some four touchdowns, I guess...) Claypool came out winner and is now rostered in 81% of leagues to Fulgham's 31% rostership. That, my friends, makes no sense.

Fulgham, playing for an Eagles team that keeps losing players by the day (TE Zach Ertz, RB Miles Sanders...), was able to have another 19+ PPR performance in Week 6 against Baltimore, and he's scored at least 13.7 PPR points in all three games he's played (topping at 31.2 in Week 5). Although he saw fewer targets than a week ago, Fulgham still finished 6-of-10 for 75 yards and scored a touchdown for the third game in a row, logging the highest number snaps (58) so far this season.

With only three games played, Fulgham is already third in total PPR over the season among Eagles, and has the highest PPG average at 21.5. He leads all teammates in receiving yards by a mile (284 yards to second-place Greg Ward's 191) and is averaging a massive 18.7 Y/R.

With the Giants and the Cowboys next on the schedule, Philly will go against the 21st- and 30th-best defenses in preventing fantasy points from WRs, which look terrific for Fulgham's upside. Fulgham is here to stay, and although he won't go for 30 PPR points every game you should add him to your rosters no matter the league format before it's too late.

 

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BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues ROSTERED: 41% of Leagues ANALYSIS: If you consider yourself a good fantasy GM, this post won't surprise you. It made some sense to drop Goedert back in September's end when he fell down injured and was put in IR, but you'd be not very intelligent if you're not targeting... Read More

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Royce Freeman (RB, DEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED: 2% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Melvin Gordon is currently dealing with strep-throat (could be worse) and potential discipline from his recent DUI arrest, and while he could return this week, that remains up in the air, which leaves a window of opportunity open for Royce Freeman to build... Read More

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Anthony Firkser (TE, TEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues ROSTERED: 0% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Jonnu Smith has been the man at tight end for the top-tier Tennessee Titans squad so far this season, with Anthony Firkser serving as second-fiddle during Smith's breakout season. However, with Smith being held out of the Titans' last contest against the... Read More

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Zach Pascal (WR, IND) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED: 6% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Pascal has had an interesting season so far. He has had four games with four or fewer targets, but he has also had a two with seven or more. One of those better performances was last week when he caught four of seven... Read More

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J.D. McKissic (RB, WAS) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues

ROSTERED: 11% of Leagues

ANALYSIS: The large difference in opportunities between Antonio Gibson (86 through Week 6) and J.D. McKissic (58) doesn't align with the amount of snaps played by each player so far: 199 McKissic, 174 Gibson. That is all you need to know to get an idea of who's who in Washington's offense, and who's the most-trusted tailback.

Even with Gibson averaging 12.3 PPR per game to McKissic's 8.2, Washington turned to the latter in its Week 6 game against the Giants, and McKissic delivered. This marked McKissic's first game above 11 PPR points (14.4) and he led all Washington's running backs in snap share (56%), opportunities (14), touches (14), yards from scrimmage (84), and fantasy points.

Peyton Barber, for some reason, carried the ball a season-high 17 times (Antonio Gibson's most attempts were 13 in Weeks 2 and 4). Even with that, McKissic rushed the rock 8 times for 41 yards on the ground and added 43 receiving yards on an impeccable 6-of-6 catching performance.

McKissic floor is low, and he will remain Washington's RB2 behind Antonio Gibson. That being said, the tailback is automatic at catching passes and is second in receptions (23) only to Terry McLaurin (36) among Washington's players.

Consider McKissic a great addition in any deeper league, a weekly RB3/FLEX, and a running back with upside to entering the RB2 realm if all things go his way.

 

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Anthony Firkser (TE, TEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

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Rashard Higgins (WR, CLE) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues

ROSTERED: 0% of Leagues

ANALYSIS: Let's get rid of the bad things first: Rashard Higgins has played just three games, his usage has been rather paltry, and he's stuck in an offense that boasts two of the best rushers and two of the best receivers in the league. Cool. Now let's forget about that, flip the page, and focus on the good things.

After a one-target effort in W1 and a goose-egg in W2, it made sense for Cleveland to straight scratch Higgins from its active roster in Weeks 3 and 4. After that, though, Higgins has played in 40 and 34 of the team's snaps in the last couple of weeks (a much more healthy 58% of all snaps) scoring a rather nice 12.1 and 8.3 PPR points in those two games. On a very limited usage, Higgins has caught 5 of his 6 targets through Week 6 for 53 yards, and he has scored a touchdown in each of his last two games.

That's a fluke, of course, as Higgins is not going to find the end zone weekly with the likes of Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry, and Austin Hooper around in the receiving corps and Kareem Hunt (and Nick Chubb when he gets back) also being part of the offense.

With that in mind, though, everybody fantasy GMs and defensive players) seem to be absolutely forgetting about Higgins' presence on the field. He's Cleveland's WR3 these days with KhaDarel Hodge put in IR, and although he's nothing more than a super-deep "what-the-heck" FLEX flier, he could still be valuable for needy GMs in deeper format leagues.

 

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Anthony Firkser (TE, TEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

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Devin Duvernay (WR, BAL) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues

ROSTERED: 1% of Leagues

ANALYSIS: The sample is as tiny as it gets, but hey, we're here looking for bargains and buried gems. These are Duvernay's weekly points per snap: 0.2, 0.5, 1.3, 0.1, 0.4, and 0.2. These are Duvernay's weekly points per touch: 2.2, 2.9, 4.4, 1.4, 2.6, 2.0. Now, you might thing those are just a bunch of random numbers. For context, only Mark Ingram (0.37) and Lamar Jackson (same 0.35) are averaging more FP per snap than Duvernay among Ravens. Uh, oh, flex on them Duvernay!

Now, that being said, Duvernay has only been on the field for 84 snaps (24% of all), and he just has 12 targets and a rush attempt over the season. But the efficiency has been incredible. That lone carry he logged in W5 he turned into a 42-yard rush, and Duvernay has caught 10 of his 12 targets for 90 yards already.

It's too soon to pencil Duvernay in as a go-to weapon in Baltimore's offense, far from it. There is Marquise Brown, Willie Snead, the infinite-RBBC, and then, maybe, there is Duvernay. Even with that, Duvernay carries a rather high ceiling if Lamar hits him in one of the fewest targets he throws his way, and although he has yet to score a touchdown, Duvernay could very well do so any given week.

Desperate play for super-deep league fantasy GMs, but you can do much worse than adding Duvernay.

 

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Anthony Firkser (TE, TEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

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John Hightower (WR, PHI) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues

ROSTERED: 0% of Leagues

ANALYSIS: With the absolutely bonkers ascension of both Greg Ward and most of all Travis Fulgham among Philly's wideouts, John Hightower has been relegated to a super-deep background. It'd be disrespectful to put Hightower at the same level of any of those two, obviously, but the rookie has played all six games this season and logged more than 43 snaps in every one of his last four thanks to the multiple injuries ravaging the Eagles attack.

Hightower is a low-production player that should only be rostered in the deepest of leagues. He was virtually non-existent in W1 (7 snaps, no targets), and in his other five games, he's logged 15 targets catching 7 of them for a combined 109 yards. On the bright side of things, Hightower has improved his fantasy score on a weekly basis, going from 3.9 to 4.2 to 5.8 and to 6.0 last weekend.

While the upside is nothing otherworldly, Philly is missing Jalen Reagor, DeSean Jackson, Alshon Jeffery, and Zach Ertz on the passing game, and also Miles Sanders in its backfield. If only because there are no more warm bodies in Philadelphia, Hightower should keep getting his five targets per game at least for another week, and he is third to Ertz/Ward in snaps having played 60%+ of them (253 total).

Flier at the FLEX spot in deeper leagues, skippable addition in any shallow format, including 12+ team leagues.

 

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Demarcus Robinson (WR, KC) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues

ROSTERED: 1% of Leagues

ANALYSIS: What if I told you Demarcus Robinson just led all Chiefs' wideouts in receiving yards this past Monday? That's a fact, and he did so to the tune of five catches on six targets for 69 yards. All things considered, it's a shame he couldn't get that sweet score against Buffalo to round up his season-best performance.

While Robinson had his best game yesterday, and virtually anyone can hit any given week for the Chiefs, odds are this was more of a random occurrence than anything else. But for needy teams and fantasy GMs playing in deeper leagues, Robinson is far from a bad free addition--consider, also, that Sammy Watkins was still out and will probably miss W7 too.

Demarcus Robinson's prior games saw him top at just 5.8 PPR points with a couple of goose eggs in Weeks 3 and 4 when he was targeted all of one time combined. As things stand now, with Watkins out, the WR3 role is up for grabs between Mecole Hardman and Robinson. Turned out it was Robinson time to eat this past Monday, as he out-targeted Hardman six to one while playing 69 snaps to Hardman's 29.

Again, consider adding Robinson only if you're really needy or have massive holes in your wideout depth because Robinson's upside is truly all-or-nothing. Total "what-the-heck" play as a FLEX on spot matchups while/if Sammy Watkins remains out. Good for you, Kansas City plays Denver in W7, with the Broncos ranking a putrid 4th-worst in surrendering fantasy points to WRs.

 

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Henry Ruggs III (WR, LV) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues

ROSTERED: 47% of Leagues

ANALYSIS: Although it is still more probable than not to find Ruggs in your WW pool of available players, chances are this is the last time you can get him for free this season. Even though the rookie has missed two of five games, Henry Ruggs III went on to finish two times as the highest-scoring WR of the Raiders in two of the three games he's played so far this season.

Las Vegas has been a one-man wrecking crew on offense this season, with Darren Waller getting a monstrous 28% target shares among all Raiders skill-position players through Week 6, compared to Hunter Renfrow's second-highest 13%. Nelson Agholor and Henry Ruggs III both have just 11 targets compared to the other two 47 and 23. But both Agholor and Ruggs have been much more efficient, scoring 4.2 and 2.8 PPR points per target compared to Waller's 1.6 and Renfrow 2.0.

Ruggs is not very appealing to roster in PPR leagues. He was targeted five times in Week 1, and only three in Week 2 and Week 5. But he's a menace on the deep-passing department, having racked up all of 173 yards on just 5 receptions in his first and last game of the season combined. He went for 55 yards in W1, and an absurd 118 yards on 2 receptions in W5, scoring a touchdown.

Ruggs' role in Las Vegas' offense should keep growing each passing week, as that's mostly why the Raiders spent a first-round pick on him this offseason. He should also be healthier with two weeks of rest in his body, and Tampa has a middle-of-the-pack defense (13th-best) preventing fantasy points from WRs. After that, though, the Raiders face the 2nd-, 18th-, and 4th-worst defenses at that, which bodes really well for Ruggs.

I'd advise stashing Ruggs in shallow leagues, and definitely adding and playing in deeper formats as a weekly FLEX with WR3/WR2 upside.

 

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Derek Carr (QB, LV) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 2QB Leagues

ROSTERED: 23% of Leagues

ANALYSIS: Everybody hates Derek Carr. That's the only reason you can still find the Raiders QB available in more than three out of four Yahoo! fantasy leagues. Why? Because Carr has been great so far this season, even though Las Vegas' 3-2 record and overly-tight wins don't reflect it.

First of all, Carr is already past his bye week, which is nice as he'll put on 11 more consecutive starts if nothing terrible happens. Even with one fewer game than most of his fellow starters, Carr is the QB19 in total FP this season, and his average 19.0 FPPG rank 16th among QBs with at least five starts. Carr is currently boasting the highest completion percentage (min. 50 attempts) having connected on 128 of his 175 throws (Russell Wilson is second with 123-of-169 completions), which yields a 73 percent rate. He is 16th in passing yards, but one of only five quarterbacks with just one interception, and one of three (Ben Roethlisberger, Patrick Mahomes) with 11+ touchdowns to go with that.

Carr isn't risking the biscuit, sure, but what he's doing he's doing great. After scoring 13.6 fantasy points in Week 1, he's reached at least 15 in all next four games, and in three of those matches, he's scored 20+ FP topping at 25.0 in his last game in Week 5. Carr has also thrown a touchdown in each and every game he's played this season, and 2+ in four of his five.

The floor isn't below 15 points, and the ceiling is easily around 30. All in all, consider Carr your 20-FP-averager at the QB position, a more than nice streamer in one-QB leagues, and a must-add/must-start in 2QB leagues.

This week's matchup is tough (TB has the 5th-best defense against QBs), but after that Las Vegas will face the 5th-, 3rd-, 10th-, 17th, worst, and 11th-worst units in preventing fantasy points from QBs. Go ahead and let Carr carry your team to the playoffs.

 

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Damiere Byrd (WR, NE) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues

ROSTERED: 4% of Leagues

ANALYSIS: Fantasy GMs have yet to catch up with New England's receiver Damiere Byrd. I can't blame them so much, though, as these Patriots offense--when it comes to the passing game--has sucked a bit in 2020 with Tom Brady out of town and replaced by Cam Newton. While veteran Julian Edelman and sophomore N'Keal Harry have racked up more fantasy points than Byrd, the latter is coming from behind and approaching those two in usage and performance as of late.

Byrd started the season slow, so slow in fact that he logged all of zero targets in Week 1 even playing 56 snaps. After that, though, his usage has seen the highest increase on a weekly basis among Patriots wideouts. Byrd's (26) almost caught up with Harry (30 targets) and is just 10 targets short of Edelman's (36) season tally. The snaps have remained steady through Week 6 (min. 55, max. 66) and that won't change as New England doesn't have any other receiver threatening their top-three players at the position.

In the four games in which he was actually used, Byrd has a couple of 13+ PPR performances to go with two 5+ PPR ones. He's caught at least 3 passes in every game, and his targets have bounded between 3 and 10. In those two matches in which he was targeted 5+ times, though, Byrd reached 72 and 80 yards, and on his 4 targets last weekend (3 receptions) he still put up 38 yards for a good 12.7 Y/R average.

Byrd is not a viable PPR-player as his volume is low, but he should be a good addition to anyone playing in a deeper league and needy at the WR position, with Byrd coming in as a good FLEX play on good matchups. San Francisco isn't the greatest one in W7, but after that New England is facing two bottom-half defenses against WRs in fantasy points allowed to the position. Oh, and the Pats are already past their bye week, which is a nice bonus.

 

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Breshad Perriman (WR, NYJ) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues

ROSTERED: 8% of Leagues

ANALYSIS: New York Jets' marquee free-agent acquisition Breshad Perriman has played all of two and a half games this season... He completed the first game of the year putting up a dud (4.7 PPR points), then got injured in Week 2 (3.2 points on 20 snaps), and finally came back to the field last Sunday to face Miami, having his best game of the season so far (10.2). Things can only get better, am I right?

Perriman is far from a world-beater, don't get me wrong, but he looked terrific to close the 2019 season in Tampa Bay. With Robby Anderson leaving the team, the Jets found his replacement--style of play included--in Perriman. A quick look at his career aDOT marks tells the whole story: 17.8 in Cleveland as a rookie, 16.0 in Tampa last year, and 10.4 so far with the Jets. That latter number should rise further up with Crowder taking on most short/mid-routes.

The future bodes well for Perriman if we judge it by what he showed last weekend against Miami. In his first game back he caught half of his targets (4-of-8) for 62 yards and led the team in receiving yardage. Sure, this offense is currently handled by Joe Flacco, and QB1 Sam Darnold hasn't been inspiring either. But it's a super thing attack, so Perriman will eat whether New York likes it or not.

In two of the next three weeks (all three before the Jets bye) New York will face two bottom-half defenses in preventing points to WRs this season (BUF in W7; NE in W9), which makes Perriman a nice addition for needy deep league teams, and a weekly FLEX at least in deeper formats.

 

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Christian Kirk (WR, ARI) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues

ROSTERED: 40% of Leagues

ANALYSIS: With five of six maximum games played, Kirk is currently the WR46 in total points through Week 6. He was forced out of Week 3 with a groin injury, but even looking at a per-game average he's right in the same position with 10.3 PPG so far this season. Even with those seemingly low outcomes, Kirk hasn't stopped improving game after game in 2020, and he broke for more than 20 PPR points last night for the first time this season.

These are Kirk PPR scores this year: 1.0, 8.0, 10.9, 11.8, 22.6. His opportunities and snaps played haven't varied a lot or raised steadily, but his production has leveled up a ton. Just this past Monday facing a horrid Cowboys Defense, Kirk exploded for 86 yards on just 2-of-3 receptions, scoring a couple of touchdowns and turning 100% of his touches into scores.

That's because Arizona is scheming players specifically for Kirk to excel, as one of those two receptions was a monster 80-yard pass and the other one came on a simple touch pass near the goal line.

It can't be argued that Kirk is making the most of his chances. His usage is still on the low side--Kirk has 5-4-5-7-3 targets in games this season--but he comes with high upside given his scoring prowess.

Arizona only has one more game before its bye week, but they'll be facing the worst defense in preventing points from WRs next weekend in Seattle's. In deeper leagues, Kirk is a must-add. In 12+ Team leagues, if you need a weekly FLEX, Kirk is your man. And in virtually every league, no matter the depth, he's a lock to put in your lineup if only for next weekend's game given the tasty matchup.

 

 

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James Washington (WR, PIT) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues

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ANALYSIS: Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver James Washington had his best outing of the season in Week 6 against the Cleveland Browns. He caught four passes for 68 yards and a touchdown in the game. He led the Steelers with seven targets, while no one else on the team had more than four.

Steelers rookie receiver Chase Claypool has clearly been the breakout player on the offense this year. He has five touchdowns over the past two weeks, but Washington has clearly established himself as a key contributor to the offense as well.Washington's 26 targets on the year are tied with Claypool for second on the team behind JuJu Smith-Schuster.

One additional player who needs to be monitored is Diontae Johnson (back),  who hasn't played a full game since Week 2, when he had a team-high 13 targets. He could return as soon as Week 7 and could quickly through a wrench into the receiver pecking order. It's likely that all four of the receivers mentioned thus far will all play a part in the passing attack, it'll just be a question of how the target share is split.

Washington is worth adding in leagues of 12 teams or deeper. In Week 7, the Steelers face the Tennessee Titans, who have allowed 30 or more points in three of their past four games. Washington could be a great bye week fill-in next week as a WR3 or flex option, especially if Johnson remains out.

 

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ROSTERED: 30% of Leagues

ANALYSIS: Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling has all the stars aligned for a productive fantasy stretch ahead. He's the clear No. 2 receiver on the team behind Davante Adams while Allen Lazard (core muscle) is sidelined. Lazard had core muscle surgery a few weeks back and should remain out for at least a few more weeks, if not longer.

Despite a rough game in Week 6 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is off to a phenomenal start to the year with a quarterback rating of 109.7. He's thrown 13 touchdowns and just two interceptions through five games. While Adams will of course be the main benefactor of Rodgers's strong play, there will be other pass-catchers on the team who benefit from an MVP caliber Rodgers season, and Valdes-Scantling is the most likely candidate for now.

Valdes-Scantling has earned four or more targets in each game so far this year and he is tied with Adams for the team-lead in targets over the year with 30. Valdes-Scantling hasn't been very efficient with his targets, catching just 50% of them, but he's averaging a sturdy 16.1 yards per reception.

The Packers will need to continue relying on Valdes-Scantling going forward as they simply don't have any other options. He should be added in all leagues of 14 teams or deeper and is a viable WR3 or flex starting option going forward, especially in a favorable Week 7 matchup against the Houston Texans.

 

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Russell Gage (WR, ATL) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

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ROSTERED: 27% of Leagues

ANALYSIS: And just like that, we're ready to buy back into the Atlanta Falcons offense, right? Following two straight disastrous outings and the firing of head coach Dan Quinn, the Falcons offense came alive in a big way in Week 6, dropping 40 points on the Minnesota Vikings.

Falcons receiver Russell Gage caught all four of his targets for 65 yards in Week 6. He was second on the team in receiving yards behind Julio Jones, who had 137. Gage is the clear No. 3 receiver on the Falcons behind Jones and Calvin Ridley. He won't be breaking as many big plays as his two star teammates, but he should regularly see around five or more targets per game while this offense is clicking, giving him some appeal in PPR leagues.

The Falcons have gotten solid production from Todd Gurley II so far this year, but the team has been a pass-first offense for essentially the entirety of the Matt Ryan era, and that's unlikely to suddenly change this season. Ryan has been right around 40 passing attempts each game this year, except for Week 1, when he threw 54 passes. Expect the team to continue airing it out, giving Gage the potential to be a steady PPR contributor. He's worth adding in all leagues of 14 teams or deeper. He should have a solid game in Week 7 when the Falcons have a favorable matchup against the Detroit Lions.

 

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La'Mical Perine (RB, NYJ) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues

ROSTERED: 18% of Leagues

ANALYSIS: Maybe, just maybe, you have heard about this guy Le'Veon Bell being cut by the New York Jets. Well, with Bell out of town everything the Jets backfield has to show for is a 58-year-old Frank Gore and 22-year old La'Mical Perine, a 2020 fourth-round pick (yes, NYJ also cut Kalen Ballage).

So far this season, and although Bell has missed ample time, Frank Gore leads all Jets rushers with 137 snaps to Bell's 78, Ballage's 57, and Perine's 40. Expect that to change in a hurry. In fact, don't expect it, because it is already happening. Just this past Sunday, even on a putrid performance in which the Jets were trailing all game long, Perine logged 41 snaps compared to Gore's 25. Perine couldn't do much with his 7 carries (27 yards) and 3 targets (2 receptions for 9 yards), and Gore outperformed him (46 yards on 11 carries, 24 on 4 receptions), but that should improve as Perine gets more reps.

Adam Gase (ugh) has promised Perine more snaps, carries, and targets going forward. Makes sense, considering the rookie should be the future of the Jets at the position and share the field with QB Trevor Lawrence (wink, wink) next season. Hard to consider him a must-add in any league given how bad New York is and the game scripts they deal with weekly, but if you are part of a super-deep league you should take the flier if only because of the "promised" higher usage starting Week 6.

 

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Jamaal Williams (RB, GB) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

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ROSTERED: 25% of Leagues

ANALYSIS: Williams' 2020 season has been a rollercoaster of performances. Rounding the numbers, he's scored 8-8-3-18-3 PPR points in the five games he's played, showing all of a near-zero floor, RB1 ceiling, and also a couple of average-FLEX-games. Considering Green Bay drafted A.J. Dillon with a second-round pick in the last draft, though, those performances can be considered a win for Williams.

Williams' upside will always be low given the presence of Aaron Jones in the backfield. That won't change unless Jones misses time or QB Aaron Rodgers uses him heavily on the passing game (as it happened in Week 4 when Williams exploded for 18.5 PPR points). For some reason, Rodgers forgot about Williams once more last Sunday (sure, Davante Adams was back, but still).

Since the start of last season, in games, Williams is targeted 4+ times he averages 14.9 PPR points, compared to 6.2 in those he's thrown three or fewer passes. His production is there, but it depends entirely on how Green Bay uses him weekly.

I believe Williams is more of an 10-ish PPR player than a zero-floor, RB1-ceiling one on average, so I think he's a good addition to any deeper league squad. Forget about making him your RB2 or even FLEX play weekly, but if the matchup and game script look good you should definitely consider deploying him. That will happen the next two weeks, as GB faces the 26th and 19th defenses against RBs, making Williams an appealing asset to have rostered.

 

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