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NFL Waiver Wire Thread 2018 Week 7

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NFL Waiver Wire Thread 2018 Week 7


This thread is for offering suggested waiver wire pickups for week 7 of the 2018 NFL season.


It is not for the following:



Comments that fall into one of these categories or are otherwise not on topic for this thread will be removed.


Some discussion of waiver suggetions is allowed, but this is not the place for an extended debate on the merits of any particular player. Take these in-depth discussions over to the outlook threads for the individual player(s) in question.

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7 hours ago, FitzMagic said:

People have been saying that same line for the past few weeks. Next week after goose egg we will hear the same thing. He's been added and dropped multiple times per week in my league.

 

11 hours ago, frog34 said:

Why? Got him last week and he put up ZERO :wacko:

 

10 hours ago, oresteszero said:

 

Reasoning?

 

I think he has good chance to be a low-end TE1 the rest of the season. You could point out his goose egg vs San Fran but if it was a terrible day for the Cardinals offense outside of Kirks's 75 yard td. He's seen 6 targets in 4 of 6 games. Cardinals are going to be facing negative game scripts for the rest of the season. If you missed out on picking up Ebron, Cook, McDonald, Howard etc off waivers and are hurting at TE he's guy I would pick up.

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25 minutes ago, 24HourPiffness said:

Anyone worth burning a high priority on this week? 

Corey Clement or Ito Smith

 

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19 hours ago, Golden Spikes said:

man this group of WR waiver types is all guys who went from zero to hero in one week

 

Lord Tyrell

Goodwin

Beasley

Tre'Quan

 

then you have the guys like

 

Snead, Kearse, Ratley who could all be great PPR guys for a few weeks here and there

 

I don't know what to do, go homerun? Or sit back and wait til after waivers process

Goodwin is for real out of this group for sure. 

Kearse is looking good in the slot. The Jets are working out Richard Mathews.

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Alex Smith

 

DAL

@NYG

ATL

@TB

 

next 4 weeks, 2 QB leagues and bye week help

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2 hours ago, KA13 said:

Another interesting week that transpired, here is a list of streamer options and potential breakout pickups who mostly have low ownership (under 35% owned) in Yahoo leagues. 

 

QB

Baker Mayfield - Was one my last week's pickup addition. If healthy, Mayfield has an exploitable upcoming 4 game stretch. He could easily post QB1 numbers in that span. Gets Buccaneers, Steelers, Chiefs, and Falcons respectively before heading into a Week 10 bye. Great streamer potential with bye weeks kicking in. 

Mitch Trubisky - Streamer potential. Trubisky has back-to-back 300+ passing yards game and a combined 9:1 TD to INT ratio in that span. Gets a matchup vs slow Pats defense this week. 

 

RB 

Peyton Barber - Coming off bye, Barber posted his best game with 13/82 rushing and 4/24/1 TD receiving. More importantly, it seems Barber (not Ronald Jones) is still the primary back in this offense. Only owned 34% in Yahoo leagues, Barber needs to be picked up, if he was dropped before. 

Ito Smith - With Freeman heading to IR, it will continue to be Smith and Coleman splitting the load. Smith has scored a consecutive TD past 3 games, so ATL do like him in the red-zone. Think he gets a slight up-stick in touches moving forward, not by much, as he should hover around 9-15 touches a game. 

Marlon Mack - Colts backfield has been a headache all year long, but if healthy Mack is definitely the best rusher on this team. Mack had 89 rushing yards on only 12 carries past week. If Colts are smart I would think they dial up a bit more running plays to keep Luck (averaging 55 pass attempts past 3 games) a little more fresh and help limit Colts' defense time on field as well. Much more valuable in non-PPR leagues as Mack doesn't catch a lot and negative game scripts will favor Hines a bit more. 

Raheem Mostert - Interesting pickup as the journeyman posted a 12/87 rushing line out of the blue, with Morris and Breida active on MNF. 49ers are not going to have a true workhorse RB this year, as all three RB potentially could be involved moving forward. Don't expect him to usurp Breida's starting job, but given Breida's injury history, I think stashing Mostert over Morris at this point is the better play. Mostert offers that spark and big play ability in the run game like Breida that Morris doesn't. 

Duke Johnson Jr - Bench stash. Duke had his best fantasy game of the year with 2/36 rushing and 4/73 receiving. Still not enough touches, but made the most of them, especially after it was reported he was frustrated with his lack of touches this past week. Could potentially see a slight up-stick in touches, with Hyde struggling on the ground as of late. Duke could be low-end FLEX play in PPR with bye weeks kicking in. 

Nick Chubb - Deep bench stash. Chubb had 3/25 rushing past week, and Hue Jackson once again said he's gonna get more carries moving forward. Don't trust Jackson's word too much, but with Hyde struggling rushing as of late, Chubb could certainly push for more carries. Chubb has that breakaway speed that Hyde lacks, and Browns may want to control the clock a bit if Mayfield's sprained ankle is more serious than reported. 

Doug Martin/Jalen Rishard - Oakland is on bye this week, but Lynch is reported to have a potentially serious groin injury. If Lynch misses time, Martin should be the primary rusher going forward, while Rishard would resume his role as the pass catching RB and sprinkle in a few more carries. 

Gus Edwards - Posted 10/42 rushing compared to Collins 19/54 in NFL debut. Positive game script helped his number. Could be nothing, but should keep an eye on him.

Frank Gore - Not a sexy add at all but became the oldest RB to rush for 100 yards in a game. Gore should continue to see 8-15 carries a game and gets a good matchup vs Lions defense this week.   

 

WR

Marquise Goodwin - 45% owned in Yahoo leagues, Goodwin was dropped due to early injuries. 49er's best WR, an obvious must add/re-add after MNF explosion.

Taylor Gabriel - Still only 25% owned in Yahoo leagues, Gabriel has 5+ targets every game this season and has back-to-back 100 yard receiving games. Him and Allen Robinson are essentially 1A and 1B WR options for this trending Bears offense. 

Jermaine Kearse - Posted 9/94 on 10 targets past week. With Enunwa's multi-week injury and Pryor hurt as well, I would not be surprised if Kearse leads the team in targets and catches moving forward. Could potentially be a WR3 in PPR leagues with Darnold's tendency to checkdown passes to his slot WR. 

Christian Kirk - Rosen's favorite target on a weak Cardinals team. Kirk posted 6/77 receiving past week and should continue to provide WR3/4 numbers in PPR.

Albert Wilson - Exploded for 6/155/2 TD past week, Wilson has now seen 6+ targets past 3 games. Would not be crazy to assume he is the most viable/safe passing option on this unpredictable Miami team moving forward. 

Willie Snead Jr. - 7+ targets past 3 games. Snead has hauled in atleast 5/50 receiving past 3 games. Establishes himself as a solid floor, low upside WR3/4 in PPR leagues.

Josh Reynolds - Streamer potential. With Cooper Kupp multi-week injury, the former 6'3 200lb Aggie is in prime position to replicate numbers similar to the Rams starting WR trio group in this high octane offense. 

Damion Ratley - Streamer potential. Another Aggie WR, Ratley had a great NFL debut corralling 6 of 8 targets for 82 yards. Rashard Higgins injury, Callaway's inefficiency, and Mayfield-Landry combo not in sync, Ratley could be in line for another solid game with a matchup vs. Bucs this week. 

Tyrell Williams - Classic boom-bust WR, Williams erupted in tune of 3/118/2 TD past week. Williams has exactly 3 catches in past 3 games, but what is more important is that Mike Williams is struggling (5 catches for 64 yards in past 3 games combined) so the opportunity to get a few more targets and solidify the #2 WR role is a possibility in a surprisingly run-first Chargers' offense. 

Tre'Quan Smith/Cameron Meredith - Saints WR who are now off their bye. Meredith offers the higher floor, while Smith gives you the boom-bust element in a WR. One of them may be able to cement themselves as the #2 WR passing option on a loaded team. 

D.J. Moore - Bench stash. 2 fumbles were killer to Panthers chances of winning past week, but should be noted he wasn't benched and proceeded to have 77 yards on 5 touches. A breakout is coming soon. 

 

TE

C.J. Uzomah - Streamer potential. Posted 6/54 on 7 targets past week. Locked in for every down TE role, Uzomah has another great matchup this week vs Chiefs. 

Ricky Seals-Jones - 5/69 last game, Seals-Jones has now seen 6 targets in two straight games. He is a streamer at a weak TE position group. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solid analysis per usual.  Cheers for taking the time to share your thoughts!

 

I'm personally still wrestling between Ito and Barber as guys I have available on my WW.  Barber has been lackluster at best leading up to this last week, but is it really that crazy to think the Winston makes that big of a difference for him, even when Fitz was on his magic carpet ride... The nice thing is that RoJo has been ZERO threat

 

Ito is intriguing and has found himself a nice role, but it is hard to gauge off of his sample size.  He is in a better offensive situation, getting goal line looks and seeing usage in the pass game.  While he is in a timeshare with a vet, he has been taking carries where Freeman would be

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Barber is kind of the obvious player you burn your high waiver priority on. Lead RB coming of a solid production game. His OL still can't run block and with their secondary being the worst in the NFL, game script won't favor him often, if at all.

 

Judge Ito is the guy you pass on for Barber because he's just the #2 on his team. But then you realize he is a promising rookie 4th round pick stuck behind a vet who's not in the franchise's future plans, on a team that has a history of 2 fantasy-relevant RBs anyway.

 

Barber is a weak flex play. Not saying Ito is more at this point, but their floors are basically the same, while Ito has league winning potential!

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In no particular order (add based on your team need):

 

Corey Clement

Taylor Gabriel

Marquise Goodwin

Christian Kirk

Chester Rogers

Willie Snead

Austin Hooper

 

Likely several good WR options on the wire this week if you need some more reinforcements in that area.

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TJ Yeldon didn't practice. Something to monitor.... Jamaal Charles would suddenly jump to #1 I would assume.

 

Rashaad Penny was also dropped in a lot of leagues and put in the best effort of any SEA backs Sunday....which is saying what it's saying: not a lot. Still worth if in a deep league to check.

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Add Tavecchio unless you have a stud at K. 

Kicking for Atlanta, in a dome, in a high scoring projected game, against the Giants who allow the 3rd most points to kickers. 

 

Fire him up!!

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Barber is a good stash but he isn't a number 1 waiver priority it was just last week he was useless and Rojo was the add in speculation.... it is a Flux situation and currently in it....yes had good game last week...

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Barber is worth adding if available,  he is the #1 without a doubt!

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20 hours ago, UVA_Drew said:

Add Tavecchio unless you have a stud at K. 

Kicking for Atlanta, in a dome, in a high scoring projected game, against the Giants who allow the 3rd most points to kickers. 

 

Fire him up!!

 

meh - he's on bye next week. 

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[This is not the place for extended digressions into specific player outlooks.]

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Tre’Quan Smith is a strong add.  Cameron Meredith as well with Ted Ginn heading to IR.  Hard to trust a rookie but I think Tre’Quan’s upside makes him the more attractive add here.  

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22 hours ago, gbill2004 said:

Tre'Quan is the waiver wire pick we've been waiting for all season.  

Chubb 

Duke

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Chubb

Doug Martin

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Wow, 2 solid adds for FREE, both within the past 24 hours.

 

Chubb and Tre'Quan

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^^it's a projection. With the Browns excellent passing schedule down the stretch and a paper thin receiving corps, Duke should provide a steady floor for any half to full PPR owners. 

 

that said here are some lower-owned stashes to consider before the waivers next week...

Geronimo Allison (somehow 38% owned in Yahoo)

Duke Johnson (50%)

DJ Moore - good matchup against Philly, rising target share, and insanely friendly schedule down the stretch

Jalen Richard - on BYE and only 19%owned, value should be what Nyheim Hines had in PPR formats before Mack returned

Cam Meredith (deeper leagues) - floor WR3 option in PPR, overlooked due to the Tre'Quan Smith hype. 5/71 last week

Raheem Mostert (deeper leagues) - Breida is injury prone and Niners offense looks competent with Shanahan handling Beathard 

Rashard Higgins (deeper leagues) - can be had for free, watch for post injury news. 4/61 and 3/66/1 in 1 1/2 games with Baker Mayfield, they have a connection

Patriots DST  - @BUF wk8

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Justin Jackson if Gordon's hamstring proves to be a long-term issue. 

 

From football guys this preseason: 

 

Justin Jackson, Chargers

Daniel Simpkins: Even though they picked up his fifth-year option, the coaching staff’s frustration with how average Melvin Gordon III has been almost palpable. Looking behind Gordon on the depth chart, there is only a seventh-round pick and two undrafted free agents. Of those options, seventh-round Draft selection Justin Jackson is the one that is most likely to earn the significant complementary role. Things that Jackson has that Gordon lacks are electric speed, the ability to change direction quickly, and elusiveness to make defenders miss. If Gordon ends up in the coach’s doghouse or if he gets hurt, Jackson could end up being a season winner for the owner who was willing to take a late flier on him.

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