The Watch List: Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Sleepers to Stash Ahead of Week 7
The fantasy football landscape changes so quickly that you should always be thinking weeks ahead. It's a short season, and you can't neglect your current week's lineup, but with the roster spots at the end of your bench you should be taking some gambles.
The following three players, all owned in 15 percent or less of Yahoo! Fantasy Football leagues, may not offer much fantasy appeal in Week 7, but their long-term upside could make them worth a roster spot.
1. N'Keal Harry, WR, New England Patriots (12% Owned)
N'Keal Harry returned to practice for the New England Patriots this week. The first-round pick is eligible to return from the injured reserve this season, and it looks like that return isn't too far away. He'll join a crowded WR corps, playing behind Josh Gordon and Julian Edelman, but beating out the also-injured Phillip Dorsett for the WR3 role shouldn't be too difficult for Harry. Having that role in the NFL's highest-scoring offense would give him some solid fantasy upside.
2. Benny Snell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers (5% Owned)
if you didn't stash Benny Snell last week, you've still got time. With Jaylen Samuels out and James Conner getting banged up, Snell ran the ball 17 times in Week 6. The Pittsburgh Steelers are on bye this week, but if Conner's injury lingers then Snell could be in line for a huge workload against the Miami Dolphins in Week 8. That would make him a terrific fantasy start for the week.
3. Ted Ginn, WR, New Orleans Saints (7% Owned)
Ted Ginn opened the season with a 100-yard game in Week 1 before the New Orleans Saints lost Drew Brees to injury. Ginn's fantasy value has fallen with Teddy Bridgewater at the helm, but we can expect things to pick back up for the veteran speedster. Even without Brees back, Week 8's matchup with the Arizona Cardinals (top-12 fantasy production allowed to WRs) could put him in play. Then after a bye it shouldn't be too long until Ginn is catching passes from Brees again. The Saints' four games from Weeks 10 to 13 are all against opponents allowing top-seven fantasy scoring to opposing wideouts.
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