Throughout the past 6 weeks we have seen some of the greatest offensive performances in the history of the NFL. During Week 6 there were plenty of shootouts; however, this does not necessarily mean that there was plenty of talent emerging to be added off waivers. This actually seems to be a down week as many of the breakout players have already broken out. There does not seem to be much left to add. However, we will get creative and find you some solid WR waiver targets that can add depth to your squad.
The best thing that you can do, in a week like this, is to look for players dropped by other managers. As the BYE weeks become more prevalent, a lot of borderline starters will be dropped out of necessity to fill starting spots in players’ lineups. Go grab these players for pennies on the dollar and stash them on your bench. This is the best time to go scoop up talent.
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The #1 WR to add is Travis Fulgham. I was extremely skeptical last week, despite two good performances. However, going into Week 7, if Fulgham is available, then you go grab him. He has now scored a TD in three straight games, and on top of this, he has also racked up 50 yards in all three of his starts. Nevertheless, the most exciting thing about Fulgham is the double-digit targets for the second straight week. It seems that Wentz has found his #1 with all the current injuries. Fulgham is a great play right now if you need points from a WR or Flex spot for Week 7.
Even so, Fulgham still might have value rest of season. Nobody knows when Jalen Regor, Alshon Jeffery, and Desean Jackson will be back. Then, when they are back there is still the question mark of how healthy and how good they can be. Fulgham right now is a solid WR2 in fantasy. He has the upside of staying that way for the remainder of the 2020 season, even if you are picking him up just as a 1-week play.
Another player that made my list last week, Tim Patrick somehow still remains less than 20% owned on Yahoo. Go get this guy! Patrick is the Courtland Sutton replacement on Denver, and he just performed against one of the best secondaries in the league. Patrick racked up over 100 yards on 8 targets from Drew Lock. Tim Patrick has no ifs or buts about him. He has WR2 ceiling and WR3 floor for the rest of the season. You should be grabbing him right now on the waivers and be feeling no fear in playing him. It is clear that Jerry Jeudy, despite being the superior talent from a route running perspective, is not a threat to Patrick’s role. Instead, Jeudy is handling slot duties as well as lining up across from Patrick on the outside.
We saw last year that the #1 for Drew Lock has insane value. While Tim Patrick is not as good as Courtland Sutton, he still is a good WR and will be targeted in bunches. I think that this is a no-brainer pickup. With the way that Patrick is being utilized in this offense, he would be a 7th-10th round pick if we drafted right now. That is a valuable player that you can get off your waivers for just a bit of FAAB.
Other WR Waiver Options
Mooney is a bench stash. While he failed to break out this week, I still believe that he is going to be a solid fantasy option by the end of the season. Mooney is a great player and a good deep threat for Foles. Him and his QB simply need to sync up. Mooney has run several routes these past three weeks that should have ended in touchdowns. However, on these routes, he failed to get a target or a penalty called the playback. Once Foles finally starts to hit Mooney for these big plays, his value will skyrocket. If you can afford to stash a player on your bench, then you should be doing it with Mooney.
Preston Williams is an extremely talented 2nd year WR. He has developed into one of Fitzpatricks’ favorite targets in the red zone. Obviously, due to the TD upside, red-zone targets are extremely valuable. This has been the key factor in saving Williams from busting these past two weeks. However, I do believe that Williams is going to see an increase in target share. He returned to the 70% snap count range, similar to what we saw in the first two weeks. I believe that this number will climb. Williams does a lot for this football team, but the thing he does best is run routes. If he can simply get the attention of Fitz and boost his routes-run per game, he will be a star in fantasy. Preston Williams is talented and for a couple of dollars of FAAB, I am ready to invest in that talent.
After Gage’s huge start to the year, he quickly cooled off, as I predicted, and in turn, was dropped by tons of rosters. However, Calvin Ridley got banged up in the Vikings game. Without Ridley, and with Julio, is the perfect situation for Russell Gage. I still do not believe in the talent, but opportunity rules all. Gage should see an increase to around 10 targets if Ridley misses any time. With that kind of target share, Gage is a flex option, no matter how bad of a WR he is. Gage has three favorable matchups against weak secondaries coming up. Again, if Ridley is out, then go take another chance on Gage and get yourself a solid flex option.
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