Week 6 was weird by 2020 standards, and that's reflected in the top fantasy waiver wire pickups for week 7. There's no consensus to add this week, but that certainly depends on who's available in your league and what team needs. Injury replacement RBs like Boston Scott and Gus Edwards could be asking for a ton of FAAB dollars, while breakout WRs like Tee Higgins, Christian Kirk, Keelan Cole, Travis Fulgham, and Tim Patrick could cancel each other out and make less than they maybe should. Even crazier, the thinness of the TE position could lead to bidding wars for Dallas Goedert and Trey Burton, although neither may not play in week 7.
Like every week this season, let's break down the top pickups and project how much of your FAAB budget to bid on them.
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Week 7 Fantasy Football FAAB Goals: Avoid QB pickups
Justin Herbert (LAC). Herbert's property probably didn't go up because he was goodbye last week. He's still available in a little less than half the leagues but expects that to change in his week 7 game against Jacksonville. This isn't a great defense, and the chargers can run and throw at them with no problem. Herbert has flaunted his arm cannon in full at least 290 yards in three of his four starts this year and seven touchdown passes in his last two games. For this week, I expect a more modest stats line of 280 yards and two touchdowns, but that's still usable. Proj. FAAB bid: 8-12%
WEEK 7 PPR RANKING:
Quarterback | Run back | Wide receiver | Narrow end | D / ST | Kicker
Week 7 Fantasy Football FAAB goals: Avoid RB pickups
Giovani Bernard (CIN) Joe Mixon tried to survive his foot injury last week but was on and off the field throughout the game. The Bengals have some tough matchups against Cleveland and Tennessee, but Cleveland's Run Defense has been suspicious for the past few weeks. I don't expect 100 rushing yards for Gio, but he's a good start in PPR formats as a flex game if Mixon is missing the time. Position needs will be a recurring topic this week. Mixon is available everywhere. If you really need him this week, he can help you win your matchup if Mixon goes down. Proj. FAAB bid: 13-17% (when Mixon is off)
Boston Scott (PHI). Okay guys, it's time to get disappointed with Scott again. So get in and get the FAAB bids! With Miles Sanders (knee) leaning in the wrong direction Thursday night, Scott becomes a hot commodity. The Eagles pull the Giants on Thursday and then Dallas in week 8, so Scott may be used for several weeks. However, we have already been on this path with him before. It paid off for a couple of games last year, but it burned us for the first two weeks of 2020. He'll see a constant workload even with Corey Clement involved. For now, let's assume it's a one-week rental. So desperation can determine how much you spend. Proj. FAAB bid: 12%
J.D. McKissic (WFT). McKissic may have appeared a little after the fact in last week's article, but now I'm ready to trust the consistency of his involvement in the passing game. He has now played three games in a row with at least six receptions and while not finding the end zone, he has provided at least 8.2 PPR points in four games in a row after his 14.4 point result on Sunday. Those aren't big numbers, but it might be worth a flexible point considering we're currently without Christian McCaffrey, Austin Ekeler, Nick Chubb, Raheem Mostert, and probably Miles Sanders (and whoever goodbye in any given week is). When you need some help walking back. McKissic is worth a modest FAAB bid to get some cheap points. After all, Washington meets Dallas in week 7. Proj. FAAB bid: 11-12%
Gus Edwards (BAL). Mark Ingram left the game on Sunday with an ankle injury and the extent is unknown on Monday. Coach John Harbaugh said Ingram had a "chance" to play in Week 8 after Baltimore left. That means there is a big chance he won't play. That would mean Edwards would share backfield duties with rookie JK Dobbins, and while Dobbins should perhaps get the bulk of the carry, it is Edwards who ran back as number 2 for most of this year, including last week when he was 14 Carry had Dobbins' nine. Hard to recommend bidding a lot for a guy two weeks before his launch, but Edwards could have great value in week 8 if Ingram goes out. Proj. FAAB bid: 10-12%
La & # 39; Mical Perine (NYJ). Perine was added to our FAAB column very late last week when it became known that Le & # 39; Veon Bell had been released. He only had nine touches in total on Sunday and he didn't do much with it. In time, he'll likely chew on Frank Gore's workload. Touch is worth something in fantasy football, so we'll keep an eye on it. What he does to them is the big secret. Proj. FAAB bid: 6%
Check if they are available: Check if D’Andre Swift and JK Dobbins are available in their leagues as both could soon have even more game time. … take care too Phillip Lindsay, Justin Jackson, Chase Edmonds, and Jerick McKinnon. McKinnon stock is trending up now as Mostert hits IR. If you've stayed true and haven't let go of it, your faith could be rewarded in the next few weeks. If it's available, be sure to spend about 30 percent of your FAAB to pick it up. His holdings are still relatively high, however, so they are likely only available in shallower leagues.
WEEK 7 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Run back | Wide receiver | Narrow end | D / ST | Kicker
Week 7 Fantasy Football FAAB Goals: Eliminate wire WR pickups
Tea Higgins (CIN). I can't believe I have to mention Higgins again, but here we are. He has 32 goals in the last four games and great potential. As excited as I was for Chase Claypool a week ago, I'll admit that I feel a little better when it comes to the consistency of Higgins' workload. He hasn't found the end zone since week 3, but he got close to a deep ball that was attacked within the 10 yard line last week. We can't let this rookie dwell on waivers too long. Eight goals a week shouldn't be on ESPN's waiver in more than 50 percent of leagues. Proj. FAAB bid: 15-18%
Christian Kirk (ARI). There have been signs of Kirk showing up in the past few weeks, but he broke out against Dallas on Monday night. The target percentage was minimal, but he had two touchdown catches in a game Arizona didn't have to throw a lot, as Kyler Murray's nine completions show. Let's hop on board and get him while we can, because Arizona will have a lot of throwing next week to keep up with Seattle. Any passport catcher from Arizona could be lining up for big games. Proj. FAAB bid: 12%
Travis Fulgham (PHI). I wasn't excited about him a week ago, but can I change my mindset afterward? I'm still not overly optimistic, but he won't be benched either if DeSean Jackson (hand), Alshon Jeffery (foot) and / or Jalen Reagor (hand) return. He now has touchdowns in three consecutive games and 23 goals in his last two games. Add the Eagles drawing the Giants and Cowboys (both at home) for the next two weeks, and that's reason enough for fantasy owners to get a little excited. I can't see you launching it as anything other than just a flex, but it still contributes and Carson Wentz is looking his way. Proj. FAAB bid: 10%
Tim Patrick (DEN). I mentioned Patrick as a solid waiver in this article after getting through the Jets a few weeks ago, and he had another solid game against New England on Sunday. He hit four out of eight goals for 101 yards when Jerry Jeudy got significant coverage. This week against Kansas City is going to be a game where the Broncos will lag behind. I think Patrick has the top 30 advantage in this position. There are more arguments for starting him in three WR leagues, but it could be a flexible game in most formats, with Denver likely chasing points. Proj. FAAB bid: 8-10%
Keelan Cole (JAC). Cole will be a frustrating gamer. For starters, there are other passport catchers that I like on this offensive. DJ Chark has an ankle injury but is reliable when he's healthy, and I've written Laviska Shenault ad bad this year. However, Cole has not seen fewer than five goals in any game this season and has already found the end zone three times. He didn't even score a goal in week 6 and still hit six of nine goals for 143 yards. He is currently a top 20 recipient in Fantasy. I doubt he finishes the season that high, but he kept his relevance to the imagination in four weeks out of six. Proj. FAAB bid: 8th%
A.J. Green (CIN). The Bengals fired at all cylinders on Sunday and achieved an impressive 21-0 lead over the Colts. Of course, Green had his best game of the season with 11 goals at team level. He managed to catch eight of these for 96 yards. He owns the property and if you want to take a shot be my guest. It deserves to be mentioned in this article based on its freshness and common name recognition. I won't bother making a claim for him as Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd are still the preferred options for Joe Burrow. Proj. FAAB bid: 5%
Breshad Perriman (NYJ). It feels odd to speak to a Jets receiver who isn't Jamison Crowder, but in his first game since returning from injury, Perriman saw eight targets when he saw Joe Flacco again. He managed to catch four of these targets for 62 yards, which isn't a terrible feat in your first game after an ankle injury. The Jets have cheap matchups against Buffalo and Kansas City for the next two weeks. Proj. FAAB bid: 2-4%
Check if they are available: We mentioned Mike Williams last week, but he might have fallen between the cracks because of Chargers bye. We'd obviously feel better with Williams in week 7 if Keenan Allen was inactive (back) but it seems like he's playing this week so it's worth monitoring the team's training reports. … Brandin is boiling Also worth keeping an eye on. He found the end zone for a second straight week, albeit on a very short one-yard pass. We can't expect too many of this, but it was watched by Deshaun Watson. Much like Will Fuller, Cooks is an intriguing deep menace that will have its ups and downs to the imagination. … Henry Ruggs is another wideout to watch out for when your team is goodbye. They have a tough matchup in prime time next week as they host Tampa Bay.
WEEK 7 FANTASY: Top Pickups | Buy low, sell high
Week 7 Fantasy Football FAAB Goals: Avoid Wire TE Pickups
Dallas Goedert (PHI). Goedert can now return from the IR as he missed the last three games with an ankle injury. The timing couldn't be more perfect as Zach Ertz will be missing out at least a month with a high ankle sprain. Goedert saw 17 goals in his first two games before being injured in week 3. Goedert could possibly emerge from his position as the top 8 player for the remainder of the season, while his counterpart is out for a month. Carson Wentz still has very few people to throw at and that coaching staff loves Goedert. Proj. FAAB bid: 13-14%
Trey Burton (IND). Burton had seen an upward trend in the past few weeks, scoring 11 goals in their last two games, before scoring twice against the Bengals last Sunday. One of them was a touchdown run that should probably have gone to Jonathan Taylor, but unfortunately it went to Burton. The downside is the Colts are going into their bye week, but Burton will continue to be involved in week 8 and beyond. This offense is being exploited outside of its narrow confines and Philip Rivers has clearly given Burton (and Jack Doyle and Mo Alie-Cox) an opportunity to score a goal this season. Proj. FAAB bid: 6-7%
Others who get votes: If you're playing in a lower league, you can look at players like Darren Fells and Anthony Firkser. Deshaun Watson takes advantage of the size of Fells in the end zone as he has 10 touchdowns in the last two seasons. Firkser will be in a deep league if Jonnu Smith is out with an ankle injury. Firkser is a long way from the gamer Smith is, but savvy fantasy owners know the opportunity when they see it. There are potential points here between Fells and Firkser.
Week 7 Fantasy Football FAAB Goals: Eliminate D / ST pickups
Los Angeles chargers (versus jaguars)
Washington Football Team (vs. Cowboys)
Philadelphia Eagles (versus Giants)
Dallas Cowboys (@ Washington)
New York Giants (@ Eagles)
Cleveland Browns (@ Bengals)
All of these week 7 matchup-based streamers come with risks, but also with many benefits. The Browns have some staying power due to their ability to generate takeaways, but the rest is just a week-long plug and play. Proj. FAAB bids: <1%