Week 7 Waiver Wire Top Pickups & Adds: Tee Higgins Continues To Produce

The bye weeks are now coming in hot and heavy as Indianapolis, Miami, Minnesota, and Baltimore are all on bye this week. Week 6 brought us some new injuries as Miles Sanders and Zach Ertz left the game against Baltimore and failed to return. Mark Ingram and Joe Mixon also left for periods of time. JK Dobbins and D’Andre Swift are two names that were drafted and might have been hung onto. If they are out there, it is a good idea to grab them. Swift is beginning to take over the backfield in Detroit. There were a lot of injuries that keep some out this week and we will likely see reports of what has happened over the next day or two. Tune into our Week 7 fantasy football rankings & projectionsto help guide you throughout the week with any decisions that you have.

Running Backs

Justin Jackson – Los Angeles Chargers

Average % Rostered: 50%, FAAB: 10%

While the Chargers were on a bye this past week, Justin Jackson took advantage of Austin Ekeler’s offense in the week prior. He had 15 attempts for 71 yards and five catches for 23 yards against a good Saints run defense. Over the next few weeks, Jackson has a terrific schedule, facing Jacksonville, Denver, Miami, Las Vegas, and the New York Jets. These are all matchups Jackson should be able to crush in. While Joshua Kelley has taken a lot of the RB2 role when Ekeler was healthy, he only had 35% of the snaps to Jackson’s 59%. If these numbers hold it will be more than good enough for Jackson to produce as an RB2 in fantasy moving forward.

Boston Scott – Philadelphia Eagles

Average % Rostered: 10%, FAAB: 6%

Miles Sanders left Sunday’s game with a knee injury and that is not what you want to hear. While Boston Scott is still in a bad situation given the offensive line, he offers up potentially 12-15 touches a game if Sanders is out. With the running back position depleted on the waiver wire, this is the first chance created by another injury for larger touches. Scott does get some easier defenses coming up if Sanders misses time. he will face the Giants twice, Dallas and Cleveland. So it is not a bad stretch for Scott if he gets some fill-in work. However, we still need to see the Sanders report come out.

Jamaal Williams – Green Bay Packers

Average % Rostered: 22%, FAAB: 5%

Once again this is a deeper league addition and Jamaal Williams continued to put up decent numbers even in a tough spot against Green Bay. Last week I talked about how Williams will be used in the passing game as well, and still get some touches on the ground. We got that bye week and tough matchup out of the way, now Williams will face Houston, Minnesota, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, and San Francisco over the next five weeks. These are all matchups where the Packers points should put up monster numbers.

Wide Receivers

Mike Williams – Los Angeles Chargers

Average % Rostered: 42%, FAAB: 8%

Mike Williams had eight targets against the Saints and he hauled in a 5-109-2 line. Justin Herbert makes this offense far more fantasy-friendly and Williams will have tremendous matchups against the Jaguars, Broncos, Raiders, Jets, and Dolphins over the next five weeks. Williams is out there in way too many leagues, and especially if back spasms continue to trouble Keenan Allen.

Tim Patrick – Denver Broncos

Average % Rostered: 18%, FAAB: 7%

With the injuries to the Denver receiving core this season, Tim Patrick has found his way up the depth chart and leading the Broncos offense at the moment. He has three straight games in double-digit fantasy points with 14, 23, and 14. Over those three games, he has 19 targets. The matchups over the next two weeks could be worse than they are with the Chiefs and Chargers, but it opens up a bit after with the Falcons, Raiders, and Dolphins.

Tee Higgins – Cincinnati Bengals

Average % Rostered: 43%, FAAB: 8%

This is now the fourth straight week where Tee Higgins has scored double-digit fantasy points. He has 21, 13, 10, and 18 fantasy points in this span and gets Cleveland and Tennessee over the next two weeks before the bye. When you factor in he has seen 6, 9, 7, 8, and 8 targets over the last five games. While the Bengals have plenty of receiving options, Higgins continues to get his. It also helps the Bengals are continuously playing from behind or in shootout games.

Keelan Cole – Jacksonville Jaguars

Average % Rostered: 14%, FAAB: 7%

Keelan Cole has really emerged in the Jaguars offense this season. While we still view Laviska Sheanult and DJ Chark as main playmakers, Cole has been burning defenses. Cole has a touchdown in three of the six games this season and double-digit fantasy points in four of six. He also has failed to score less than eight fantasy points. He should continue to see around 6-7 targets a game. With bye weeks in full flex right now and games always dwindling on being cancelled, it is good to have reliable options.

Tight Ends

Trey Burton – Indianapolis Colts

Average % Rostered: 5%, FAAB: 5%

Trey Burton was talked up by Frank Reich all offseason and this is the first week we have really seen him involved heavily in the offense. It came without Mo Allie-Cox but Burton has been seeing more snaps and routes over the last few weeks. Indy does go on bye this week so I doubt there will be a heavy rush to get Burton but if you can stash him for the remaining weeks, Burton is a solid option.

Irv Smith Jr. – Minnesota Vikings

Average % Rostered: 5%, FAAB: 5%

Irv Smith Jr has been a name the fantasy community keeps calling to breakout in Minnesota. Kyle Rudolph has hindered the growth and he simply hasn’t seen enough involvement in the offense. Things are beginning to trend upwards in that department for him, as he has seen ten targets in the last two weeks in comparison to the six he saw in the first four weeks of the season. He has produced double-digit fantasy points in those two games. Minnesota is on bye next week as well but is a name to keep on your radar.

Jason has been playing fantasy football for 20 years, starting back when Marshall Faulk was the top fantasy pick. He is well versed in various fantasy formats, from dynasty to super-flex. Jason not only enjoys playing, but helping others further their game.

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