October 19, 2023, 10:44 am
Week 6 was an electrifying week for fantasy football, with points scored up and down the week’s slate of games. As we enter Week 7 of the 2023 season, performance trends are becoming apparent and there are SIX teams on bye this week. Now, it’s time to scramble to the waiver wire to bid for this week’s hot talent and plug up holes on fantasy rosters. Inversely, it’s also time to cut players that disappointed in Week 6 to free up space for the next big thing. Sometimes an empty space on a fantasy team for waivers is more valuable than someone rostered in a majority of fantasy leagues. For this piece, I’m going to be referring to players rostered by at least 25 percent of teams in ESPN leagues, and I’ll list them in descending order of those ownership percentages.
Note: I will not be including any of the players I already mentioned in the previous week’s list. I suggest clicking the link below and making sure you don’t have some of those guys still hitching a ride on your roster.
RB Cam Akers – Minnesota Vikings (65% ESPN, 65% Yahoo!)
Akers came into this season with high expectations after a strong finish to his 2022 campaign with the Los Angeles Rams. However, his relationship with the team soured once again, after a poor Week 1 performance by Akers. After being traded to the Minnesota Vikings shortly after, there was hope for Akers to still have some fantasy value if he was able to carve out a role alongside Alexander Mattison out of the backfield for the Vikings. Unfortunately, Akers has recorded just seven touches in each of his first two appearances in Minnesota, before recording just two touches in Week 6’s win vs. the Bears. The backfield is clearly Mattison’s, and though Akers is an intriguing handcuff, he can be dropped in leagues too shallow to afford to stash him.
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