Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups For Week 7

Here's the list of guys you should be targeting for Week 7

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Aaron Rodgers going down could have a massive impact on the fantasy football landscape. You might be scrambling to find a replacement for Davante Adams or Randall Cobb, both of whom see their value drop through the floor with Rodgers out. Jordy Nelson is always going to be a viable option. Having said that, you could still be looking for a plan B. There are a few wide receivers that look good on the waiver wire this week. Here are the best options on the fantasy football waiver wire for Week 7, with all owning percentages courtesy of Yahoo!.

WR — Bennie Fowler, Denver Broncos (1% Owned)
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Opportunity is usually the biggest factor once you hit the midway point of the fantasy football season. Emmanuel Sanders went out with what looked to be a serious ankle injury, although it turned out to be a sprain and he’s considered week-to-week. Fowler will step into the No. 2 role and saw plenty of targets after Sanders went out.

WR — Juju Smith-Schuster, Pittsburgh Steelers (14% Owned)
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While the Steelers said they have no intention of trading him, the fact that Martavis Bryant asked for a trade should speak volumes to how Smith-Schuster’s role has been steadily increasing as the season goes on. This is the second time I’ve mentioned him in this article, and he’s still only 17% owned on Yahoo!. He doesn’t have great stats, but it’s only a matter of time. If you have room to stash him, do it.

WR — Ted Ginn Jr., New Orleans Saints (43% Owned)
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Willie Snead‘s return was supposed to bring Ginn’s value down, but the hamstring injury Snead is dealing with has clearly affected him. Even with Snead in the lineup, Ginn had four catches for 66 yards and a score against the Lions’ stingy defense. He’s had double digit points in PPR formats in two of his last three games.

WR — John Brown, Arizona Cardinals (44% Owned)
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Brown is always an injury risk, but he’s assumed the No. 2 role that was expected of him were it not for his sickle-cell trait issue. He only had four targets in Week 6 because the Cardinals only attempted 22 passes and had a huge lead for most of the contest. Brown was coming off back-to-back seven target games and should now be owned in all formats.

WR — Nelson Agholor, Philadelphia Eagles (54% Owned)
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Agholor is definitely the No. 2 option in Philadelphia. However, he is taking advantage of the targets he’s earning. He has a touchdown in four of six games and is Carson Wentz‘s favorite deep threat. It has been a terrific season for the former USC product after mostly disappointing Eagles fans to this point.

WR — Jermaine Kearse, New York Jets (46% Owned)
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Kearse has been solid but not spectacular save for one week this season. If you’re dealing with a ton of players on bye he could be worth a start against a weak Miami Dolphins defense. He should be owned in all leagues for when he has good match ups like Week 6 and 7.

WR — Robby Anderson, New York Jets (17% Owned)
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I thought Anderson had a chance to be a favorite deep target of Josh McCown‘s after they let Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall go. That hasn’t been the case most weeks, but anytime a receiver gets 12 targets in a close game that makes my eyebrows raise. He’s worth stashing after posting at least three catches and 59 yards in three of the last four games.

RB — Matt Forte, New York Jets (21% Owned)
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With Bilal Powell out, Forte saw plenty of snaps and was a workhorse in the passing attack. He only gained 22 yards on his nine carries but had 59 yards on eight catches from eight targets. Forte is absolutely worth a stash in PPR format.

RB — Wendell Smallwood, Philadelphia Eagles (34% Owned)
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You may have ditched Smallwood after he got hurt, but the Eagles expect him to play in Week 7 and they are also getting Lane Johnson back. Smallwood saw double digit carries in two games with Darren Sproles hurt and found the end zone in one of them. He had four catches on six targets for 45 yards in his only full game without Sproles in the mix. The Eagles will get him involved as long as he’s healthy.

RB — Alfred Morris, Dallas Cowboys (56% Owned)
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With Ezekiel Elliott getting the rough news that the NFL’s six-game suspension is likely to be upheld in appellate court, Morris becomes a must-own in all formats. The backup running back will produce when given volume behind one of the NFL’s best offensive lines.

TE — Evan Engram, New York Giants (69% Owned)
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If there were any doubts that Engram would be Eli Manning‘s No. 1 target after the myriad of injuries to their receiving corps, they were erased in the Giants’ first win of the season. He led the team in targets, receptions and yards and scored a touchdown in the second quarter. He is still somehow only 69 percent owned, so jump on it if your league is part of that 31 percent.

TE — Zach Miller, Chicago Bears (23% Owned)
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Miller didn’t perform as well as I expected he would against an iffy tight end defense in Week 6, but he saved his day by catching a touchdown on a trick play. He’s the most reliable route runner for Mitchell Trubisky and I expect that to continue for the rest of the season. Miller has scored in both of Trubisky’s starts.

TE — Austin Hooper, Atlanta Falcons (50% Owned)
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Hooper is seemingly benefiting from Mohamed Sanu‘s absence, but he’s also seeing the majority of snaps with Levine Toilolo losing playing time. Hooper has 12 catches on 16 targets and 98 yards over the previous two games and faces a shaky New England Patriots defense in Week 7.