Fantasy Football 2018: Week 7 Waiver-Wire OptionsEvery week, we examine players that may be available on your league's waiver wire that could help your team in the short and/or long term.
For a player to be listed, he must be owned in 50 percent (or less) of Yahoo! leagues. The goal is to provide recommendations of players that have a greater chance of being available on your league's waiver wire. Of course, your league's size and settings could significantly impact whether these players (or better options) are available in your particular league(s).
With that said, here are some quarterback waiver-wire options that I like heading into Week 7 (Yahoo! ownership in parenthesis):
[Note: Players listed below are sorted by my preference to add.]
Week 7 Waiver Wire: Quarterbacks1. Mitchell Trubisky, Chicago Bears (29 percent)
In terms of fantasy production, the past three weeks could not have been more different than the first three weeks for Trubisky. Starting the season as fantasy's QB17, QB25 and QB31 in Weeks 1 to 3, respectively, Trubisky averaged less than 200 passing yards per game with more interceptions (three) than touchdowns thrown (two).
Dominant in his start before and after Chicago's Week 5 bye, Trubisky now has back-to-back 300-yard games with three-plus touchdowns. In fact, Trubisky has 670 passing yards, 100 rushing yards, nine touchdowns and only one interception in his past two games.
Facing Tom Brady and the Patriots in Week 7, Trubisky and the Bears could throw it more often even though he has yet to throw more than 35 pass attempts in any of his five starts this season. Either way, he's worth streaming in Week 7 especially now that bye weeks expand to four teams; Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger, Russell Wilson and Derek Carr are on bye this week.
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Week 7 Waiver Wire: Running Backs1. Peyton Barber, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (33 percent)
Raise your hand if you expected Barber to take a back seat to rookie Ronald Jones in Week 6 -- or at least have fewer touches than the rookie once again. (Me too.) Before the bye, Jones had three more touches than Barber, who had generally disappointed through the first four games of the season -- 2.96 yards per carry on his 50 carries (Week 1 to 4).
Instead of Jones handling a larger percentage of the workload, it was (almost) all Barber. The former UDFA from Auburn carried the ball 13 times for 82 yards and added four receptions for 24 yards and a touchdown in Week 6. On the other hand, Jones had one carry for three yards and three catches for 16 yards. At this point, Jones is nothing more than a stash until/unless he earns a more consistent workload.
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Week 7 Waiver Wire: Wide Receivers1. Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (44 percent)
Scoring in all but one game this season, Godwin posted a 6/56/1 line on nine targets in Week 6. The second-year receiver has at least 5/50/1 in three of his past four games. While he's fourth on the team in yards, Godwin leads the team in touchdown receptions (four) and is tied with DeSean Jackson for second in both targets (31) and receptions (21).
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Week 7 Waiver Wire: Tight Ends1. C.J. Uzomah, Cincinnati Bengals (33 percent)
With both Tyler Eifert out for the season and Tyler Kroft out indefinitely, it will be Uzomah dominating the tight end opportunities for the Bengals and he had seven targets in Week 6. Uzomah converted those opportunities into six catches for 54 yards.
A pair of favorable matchups before their bye set Uzomah up for value as a streaming option over the next two weeks. The Bengals face the Chiefs in Week 7 and Buccaneers in Week 8 and they (along with the Steelers) are the three most-generous defenses to opposing tight ends this season.
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