Consider it or not, we’re closing in on the midway level of the fantasy soccer common season. Bizarre. It all the time flies by.
The explanation I deliver this up is that whereas issues can change at a second’s discover — it’s 2020, in spite of everything — you possible have a normal sense of which course your fantasy roster is headed and what wants you might have right now and going ahead.
Perhaps the core of your roster is basically set week to week and also you simply want some complementary elements. Perhaps you are in a little bit of a rut and wish to start out swinging for the fences. Regardless of your state of affairs, I will maintain providing up key gamers for the waiver-wire provides of the week.
With out additional ado, the Week 7 ESPN Fantasy waiver column.
Observe: All gamers on this column can be found in additional than 50% of leagues on ESPN.com.
A have a look at some quarterback choices to contemplate as a bye-week fill-in and even your weekly starter. Sure, I am breaking our 50% threshold rule with two of them. No, I don’t apologize, as a result of these gamers are price it!
Ryan Tannehill, QB, Tennessee Titans (54.1%): In 15 video games since taking on because the Titans’ starter, Tannehill now has 40 complete touchdowns. That’s not a typo. He’s sizzling-hot with back-to-back 30-point fantasy weeks, and he’s a quarterback we have to take critically as a weekly top-eight consideration. Add him, begin him, trip the wave of goodness. Tannehill is unimaginable.
Carson Wentz, QB, Philadelphia Eagles (50.7%): Trivia: Title the Eagles’ three finest broad receivers who’re at the moment wholesome. Wentz has been a fantasy magician of late, scoring at the least 21 factors in three of 4 video games, and he is doing so minus a laundry checklist of offensive contributors, together with his high wideouts not named Travis Fulgham. His subsequent three video games are towards the Giants, Cowboys and Giants once more. If Philly’s offense begins to get more healthy? Be careful for Wentz.
Justin Herbert, QB, Los Angeles Chargers (45.4%): I think this would be the remaining time I will be capable of cowl Herbert on this column, as we’re on the heels of his bye week and heading right into a matchup with the Jaguars that’s simply ultimate. Herbert has at the least 20 fantasy factors in three of his 4 begins and has seemed the a part of a viable fantasy quarterback at almost each flip up to now. He is athletic sufficient to earn some fantasy factors along with his wheels as effectively. The arrow is pointing up for this rising star.
Travis Fulgham, WR, Philadelphia Eagles (45.5): The unimaginable story continues for Fulgham, who piled up one other six catches for 75 yards and a landing in Week 6, bringing his streak of video games with at the least 50 yards and a landing to a few. The Eagles are woefully banged up proper now and are searching for gamers to depend on, and Fulgham has emerged as precisely that. Even when DeSean Jackson (as quickly as Thursday) and Alshon Jeffery return, the Eagles should maintain Fulgham within the fold. He is earned a spot in Philly’s offense and all fantasy leagues.
Boston Scott, RB, Philadelphia Eagles (10.9%): We do not but know the standing of Miles Sanders’ ankle damage, which prompted him to depart the sport in Week 6, however we do know that Scott is the likeliest starter if Sanders misses any video games. Scott had 11 complete touches in Week 1, when Sanders was absent, and was a really helpful participant for the Eagles down the stretch in 2019. It is a depleted offensive line he can be working behind, however quantity ought to push Scott onto the radar within the occasion that Sanders is out.
Tee Higgins, WR, Cincinnati Bengals (43.8%): Whereas A.J. Green in Week 6 seemed the perfect he has in any sport this season, it didn’t come at the price of Higgins’ rise. The thirty third general decide on this 12 months’s draft had 125 receiving yards for his fourth straight implausible sport, trying very a lot the a part of a long-term fixture within the Bengals’ offense. Chase the upside right here in fantasy too, as he will have loads of enormous days on this pass-heavy offense.
Preston Williams, WR, Miami Dolphins (40.9%): It is unclear how extreme the groin damage is that prompted DeVante Parker to depart the Dolphins’ Week 6 win early, however Williams is the Dolphins wideout finest geared up to step into a bigger function if Parker is compelled to overlook time. Whereas Williams has been held to 2 or fewer catches in each sport however one up to now this season, it is necessary to notice that he’s coming off a torn ACL and nonetheless working his manner again to the place he was final season. He additionally has a landing in three of his previous 4 video games.
J.D. McKissic, RB, Washington Soccer Staff (22.7%): With at the least six catches and 40 yards in three straight video games, McKissic has carved out a task that at the least deserves some consideration in deeper leagues. We will quickly enter weeks with much more fantasy-relevant working backs on a bye, so you will be tapping into your bench depth quickly sufficient. McKissic has been a hybrid working again and broad receiver in his profession, so his aptitude within the passing sport ought to come as no shock.
Dallas Goedert, TE, Philadelphia Eagles (24.1%): Because the Eagles’ accidents mount, Goedert might present a beacon of hope, as he’s now eligible to return from injured reserve after lacking three video games as a result of a damaged thumb. He was distinctive this season earlier than the damage and will present a much-needed increase to the Eagles’ passing sport. For these nonetheless searching for a starter at tight finish, Goedert is an possibility.
La’Mical Perine, RB, New York Jets (11.9%): It got here as no shock that the Jets received Perine extra concerned following the discharge of Le’Veon Bell, although he is nonetheless very a lot in a timeshare that prominently entails Frank Gore. So I am not advocating including Perine as a participant you should use imminently, as Gore will keep concerned and this Jets’ offense — to place it mildly — stinks. However working again depth is sort of inconceivable to search out, so stash Perine in your bench in case you have the room and hope that he turns into a workhorse in some unspecified time in the future for the Jets.
Keelan Cole Sr., WR, Jacksonville Jaguars (14.3%): Cole suits into a kind of candy spots in fantasy soccer that’s arduous to measurement up. The excellent news is that he has at the least 5 targets in each sport and now has 10-plus factors in 4 of six video games. But he is additionally more likely to be the third-ranked wideout on his personal group most weeks behind DJ Chark Jr. and Laviska Shenualt Jr. Nonetheless, the numbers inform a narrative that places him on the radar as an add in leagues with at the least 12 groups for bench depth and potential flex utilization as bye weeks proceed to pile up.
Tim Patrick, WR, Denver Broncos (18.2%): A pleasant story in growth in Denver, as Patrick has blossomed with the Broncos after initially getting into the league as an undrafted free agent in 2017 and being waived by two separate groups. He now has three straight double-digit fantasy video games, with 100-plus receiving yards in consecutive weeks. Jerry Jeudy has the products to be an elite vertical receiver within the NFL, however Patrick will assist the Broncos in that regard too. He’s a participant to stash in deeper leagues as effectively.
Trey Burton, TE, Indianapolis Colts (5.2%): This is a reputation to regulate in case you are on the hunt for a fill-in tight finish, as Burton now has at the least 5 targets in every of the three video games he has performed since being activated off injured reserve. Mo Alie-Cox missed Week 6, and Jack Doyle has been quiet for a lot of this season, whereas Burton affords the Colts their finest athletic playmaker on the place — to that time, Burton scored a dashing landing in Week 6. He’s a fill-in participant to contemplate.
Gus Edwards, RB, Baltimore Ravens (1.4%): We’re monitoring an ankle damage that restricted Mark Ingram in Week 6, with a watch on Edwards and J.K. Dobbins within the Ravens’ backfield. Edwards had 14 carries for 26 yards and a landing on Sunday and is a participant the Ravens have lengthy valued as a north-south toter of the rock. If Ingram is out for Week 8, after the Week 7 bye — that is perhaps unlikely — Edwards would make his manner onto the flex radar for deeper leagues with non-PPR scoring, as he is just about a zero within the passing sport.
Darren Fells, TE, Houston Texans (2.8%): Tight finish is the hardest place in fantasy soccer to search out consistency, but when you are going to roll the cube with a fill-in, discovering one who’s a purple zone risk for an offense led by probably the greatest gamers in soccer is an inexpensive hedge. Fells has three touchdowns already this season, and he had seven in 2019 — Deshaun Watson makes use of Fells’ large body to the Texans’ benefit. Houston has been scorching on offense and might want to keep that manner. The group has allowed at the least 28 factors in 5 of six video games this season. That helps Fells’ outlook.
Anthony Firkser, TE, Tennessee Titans (0.1%): As we monitor the information surrounding Jonnu Smith, who left Sunday’s win with an ankle damage, our greatest possibility to interchange him could possibly be in-house, as Firkser had an enormous day in Week 6 with eight catches and a landing. He is enjoying in an offense quarterbacked by one of many hottest gamers in soccer, as Ryan Tannehill continues to scorch defenses this season. The Titans have scored at the least 30 factors in 4 straight video games, and with the way in which they’re throwing the ball, Firkser at the least has a shot at making noise if he’s wanted to step right into a beginning function.