Fantasy Football: Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 7

  • Teams on Bye Week: 

    Buffalo Bills

    Los Angeles Rams

    Minnesota Vikings

    Philadelphia Eagles


    Pickups of the Week


    Justin Fields (QB) – Bears

    Three of the top-8 QBs, plus Matthew Stafford, are on bye this week and that means fantasy GMs are going to be scrambling this week. Fields has struggled this season, but in the Week 6 game he looked rather promising and is the QB10 over the past two weeks and QB14 over his last three outings. He is fifth in rushing yards per game at the position, making up for his lack of touchdowns in the passing game.  The Bears are matched up with the Patriots on Monday Night, so it might be a tricky place to begin the journey with Fields as the Patriots rank 14th in passing yards allowed per game.  Even if you are not looking to start him this week, your opponent in Week 7 may have a QB on bye and Fields is worth grabbing to play keep away, forcing them to start a less-desirable option.

    Use #1 Waiver Priority: No

    FAAB Budget %: 5-10%


    Kenyan Drake (RB) – Ravens

    It was expected that once J.K. Dobbins returned he would retain his work-horse role in the Ravens backfield, but that seems to not be the case.  Drake led the Ravens in rushing attempts and yards, while being the only RB to receive a target in the passing game.  He also scored a touchdown on Sunday, adding 119 yards on 10 attempts. Drake is not someone that fantasy GMs should be buying high on with Gus Edwards’ return coming soon.  If this is going to become a three-back committee, Drake may only be valuable for the next week or two, but if Dobbins and Edwards both remain banged up for an extended period, Drake could pay off huge and is worth adding right now. 

    Use #1 Waiver Priority: No

    FAAB Budget %: 5%


    Rondale Moore (WR) – Cardinals

    Moore could be a league-winning addition with the news that Marquise “Hollywood” Brown may have suffered a potential season-ending ankle injury on Sunday.  DeAndre Hopkins is returning next week so he will be playing alongside Moore as the top options in the Cardinals passing game. Moore played all but one snap in Week 6 and had a team-high 10 targets.  He has even more value in PPR as he is coming off back-to-back games with target share above 21%. 

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