Greetings! I’m (Andrew) back for week 7 with Barely Athletic’s top waiver signings for week 7.
Justin Herbert (Los Angeles Chargers) – Coming off of a bye week, Herbert is being overlooked. This is a very exciting offense with weapons including, Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, and Hunter Henry. Herbert is the front runner for rookie of the year and doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon. Only owned in 45% of leagues, Herbert is a high flying QB with tremendous upside.
Ryan Tannehill (Tennessee Titans) – The fact that the #9 QB this season is owned in only 54% of leagues is absurd. This team is no joke with a very efficient offense. Tannehill has multiple weapons in AJ Brown, Corey Davis (when he comes back from quarantine), Adam Humphries, and Jonnu Smith. Last week Tannehill threw for over 350 yards and 4 TDs. This is his upside and there is a high chance of more of these performances coming up.
Carson Wentz (Philadelphia Eagles) – Yes, I am telling you to pick him up. I know he had a terrible start to the season but after those first two weeks, Wentz has actually performed pretty good. Wentz has averaged 20+ points per game since then. Wentz is only owned in 50% of leagues and has some decent options in Travis Fulgham and Greg Ward. Not to mention Alshon Jeffrey and DeSean Jackson will be coming back from injury.
J.D. McKissic (Washington Football Team) – He’s not a sexy pick, but he will get the job done. Mckissic has had an increase in production every week so far and it doesn’t seem like it will change any time soon. McKissic has been hit-or-miss in the run game, however, he has been consistently involved in the receiving game making him a good option especially in PPR leagues.
Boston Scott (Philadelphia Eagles) – Miles Sanders is expected to miss 1-2 weeks. Boston Scott will be the lead back until then. This is a pick up solely based on opportunity. You definitely shouldn’t expect Scott to perform as well as Sanders can, but there is a good possibility for RB2 level points.
Jerick McKinnon (San Francisco 49ers) – Starting RB Raheem Mostert will most likely be placed on IR and will miss multiple weeks. If that is the case, McKinnon will have the opportunity as he averages 83.6 Yds per game when Mostert is gone. He also is involved in the passing game adding more value.
Adam Humphries (Tennessee Titans) – The Titans are red hot right now. This is an offense that needs to be taking seriously and has some overlooked players that actually have some value. Humphries obviously isn’t the #1, and when Corey Davis returns Humphries will fall to #3, however, he has still put up points as a slot receiver. His ceiling is not that high but he isn’t the worst flex option, especially with bye weeks and injuries.
Randall Cobb (Houston Texans) – This is another 3rd string WR that has been hiding in the shadows. Apparently, there are enough shares for all three receivers to perform on good weeks. Cobb has a ceiling of about 20 points and a floor of about 5, so if that’s all you need in a flex role, then he’s your guy. He will not impress you, but he should lose you the week.
Keelan Cole (Jacksonville Jaguars) – With DJ Chark coming back from injury, everyone thought Cole will fall back into obscurity. We were wrong. Cole had his best game yet catching over 100 yards and was targeted 9 times. The Jaguars throw the ball a lot and there are enough passes to go around, apparently. Cole should be a solid flex start with WR2 upside.
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