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NFL Waiver Wire Fantasy Sleepers for Week 7

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Week 7 of the NFL season is upon us, and four teams with key fantasy players are on a bye. The likes of Aaron Rodgers (Packers), Russell Wilson (Seahawks), Antonio Brown (Steelers) and even Marshawn Lynch (Raiders) are unavailable this week, forcing fantasy owners to head to the waiver wire and take some deep dives in order to come out with a win. 


Here's one sleeper at each position (QB, RB, WR, TE, D/ST) you should consider plugging into your lineup this week.

1. Quarterback: Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens vs. New Orleans Saints

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Joe Flacco is available in 68 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Football leagues and gets a glorious matchup against the New Orleans Saints this Sunday. The beautiful thing about this scenario is that the Saints actually have the NFL's No. 1 rushing defense, so going after them through the air has been the preferred method of attack. Look for Flacco to have a monstrous day as the Saints have allowed the third-most FanDuel fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks.

2. Running Back: Marlon Mack, Indianapolis Colts vs. Buffalo Bills

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Marlon Mack is available in 58 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Football leagues and returned to the Colts' lineup after a three-game absence to the tune of 12 rushes for 89 yards. The unfortunate part about Mack is that he has to share a backfield touches with other capable bodies, but if he keeps putting up numbers like he did in Week 6 against the New York Jets, the Colts may have no choice but to ride him a bit more. Mack will have a great shot to get in the end zone this week against the Buffalo Bills too, making him a high-upside RB2.

3. Wide Receiver: Willie Snead IV, Baltimore Ravens vs. New Orleans Saints

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Revenge, anyone? The Saints didn't match Willie Snead's offer sheet in the offseason, so look for him to be motivated and make an impact against the only NFL team he had ever known before this season. Snead is available in 80 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Football leagues and has seen 43 targets so far this season -- that's significantly more than most wide receivers left on the waiver wire.

4. Tight End: Ricky Seals-Jones, Arizona Cardinals vs. Denver Broncos

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Ricky Seals-Jones is available in 74 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Football leagues and we all know tight ends are a rookie quarterback's best friend. In two of the three games since Josh Rosen took over at the helm, Seals-Jones has had at least 50 receiving yards. He topped out last week at five receptions for 69 yards last week so expecting a similar line in Week 7 seems on par.

5. Defense/Special Teams: Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins

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The Dallas D/ST is available in 78 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Football leagues and they'll face a Redskins team that basically turns into Jekyl and Hyde each week. The Cowboys smashed the Jacksonville Jaguars last week at Jerry's World, so look for them to carry that momentum into this huge NFC East rivalry game on Sunday.

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Al Walsh is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Al Walsh also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username 14AdotWalsh. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.