When taking a look at the Week 7 Waiver Wire for Fantasy Football, a few names stand out. Today, I break down the top options that are readily available in most formats.
RB Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota
I’m a little confused at the fact he is only owned in 7.6% of standard ESPN leagues – but nonetheless, it represents a great opportunity for the vast majority of leagues out there. McKinnon seemed to take the lead back role this past weekend, out touching Matt Asiata 17-3, and McKinnon is ready to run with the job. He is an explosive back with big play potential, and is someone who you can plug-in immediately as a low-end RB2 or FLEX play.
WR Davante Adams, Green Bay
Adams is going to be a star. He possesses a solid frame at 6’1 212, is a powerful runner once the ball is in his hands, and runs crisp routes to top things off. The former Fresno State star, who the Packers made their second round pick in the draft also plays in an elite offense. Jarrett Boykin‘s injury presented Adams with an opportunity, and the young player has thrived in the third WR slot for Green Bay. He is a must add in any dynasty format, and I like him as a low-end WR3, high-end WR4 for the rest of 2014.
QB Austin Davis, St. Louis
He didn’t have the best week in Week 6 vs the San Francisco 49ers, and he is unlikely to have a great Week 7 – but I have liked what I have seen from the Rams QB. He has enough mobility to extend plays, and has developed a rapport with many of the targets in the passing game. For those that have drafted QB’s that have fizzled this year, Davis is a good upside option at the position.
Philadelphia Eagles D/ST
They have a bye week in Week 7, but have been the number 1 scoring fantasy D/ST unit so far this year – and yet, they are only 25.2% owned. That number is far too low given the big play ability we have seen from this group so far in 2014. When looking at the week 7 waiver wire – and seeing the options widely available for D/ST groups – they are a very attractive play for the rest of 2014 with a schedule that is not all that difficult.
The Patriots are always a bit of a crapshoot when it comes to figuring out who will get the bulk of the carries in the New England backfield. With Vereen, Bolden, White all likely to get some touches, it is not a bad idea to add Bolden or White and hope that the lottery plays out in your favour to help out your RB situation. Neither of these two should be banked on as main pieces of your fantasy team – but if you feel like playing the lottery, they are two good options this week.
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