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Week 7 Waiver Wire 2020: Fantasy Football Pickups You Need to Add

Max Staley
Boston Scott has big-time upside if Miles Sanders is hurt.
Boston Scott has big-time upside if Miles Sanders is hurt. / Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

There weren't nearly as many injuries or breakout performances in Week 7 as there have been in the past this season, but there were still plenty of crucial fantasy football developments on Sunday.

If you need help making sense of all the chaos, The Duel has got you covered. Here are five of the best waiver wire pickups, rostered in fewer than 50 percent of Yahoo! leagues, to target in Week 7.

Week 7 Waiver Wire Targets for Fantasy Football

5. Trey Burton, TE, Indianapolis Colts (20% Rostered)

Trey Burton appears to be the top tight end in the Indianapolis Colts' passing game. Since making his debut with the team in Week 4, Burton has seen 16 targets, which is significantly more than the 9 Jack Doyle and Mo Alie-Cox have seen combined during that span. To be fair, MAC did miss Week 6, but it's clear Burton is the preferred passing option, regardless. Plus, it's not like he has much competition, as he's already third in targets amongst Indianapolis' WRs and TEs despite playing in just three games in 2020. He has a real shot to be a decent every-week TE1 the rest of the way.

4. Gus Edwards, RB, Baltimore Ravens (3% Rostered)

Gus Edwards is a completely speculative add, and it's not one that will pay off in the short-term. He's only worth a look because of an ankle injury to Mark Ingram that didn't appear too serious. The Baltimore Ravens are also on bye in Week 7, making it completely possible that he can return in Week 8 without having actually missed any time. However, the upside is hard to ignore. If Ingram is out for a while, Edwards would be looking at a 50/50 timeshare with rookie RB J.K. Dobbins (64% rostered). Handling 50% the RB carries in the league's No. 9 scoring offense, and third run-heaviest team is a recipe for fantasy gold. Just be aware it's entirely plausible you drop him without ever playing him, as Ingram's injury status is the key to his value.

3. Tim Patrick, WR, Denver Broncos (18% Rostered)

It's looking like the Tim Patrick breakout is for real. He has been the Denver Broncos' most consistent wide receiver since the injury to Courtland Sutton, turning 6.3 targets into 4.7 receptions for 85.7 receiving yards per game over his last three outings, scoring 2 TDs in that time. While only one of those three came with Drew Lock under center, the two are looking like an excellent fit. Lock's Week 6 return coincided with a season-high 8 targets for Patrick. Plus, Lock has been absolutely chucking it downfield thus far, posting what would be a league-best average depth of target (aDOT) of 12.7. Patrick's 16.5 aDOT is tied for the team-high among active players, and that should mean Lock will continue to look his way downfield early and often.

2. Travis Fulgham, WR, Philadelphia Eagles (31% Rostered)

Like Patrick, Travis Fulgham also appears to be for real. He has now gone over 57 yards and a touchdown in three consecutive games. The breakout WR is also turning 11.5 targets into 8.0 receptions for 113.5 yards and 1.0 TDs per game over his last two. It's fair to wonder what his role will look like once Jalen Reagor, DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery get healthy, but it's clear he's a big piece on this team. Plus, his next three matchups are against the New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys and the Giants again (after a Week 9 bye). He could feast over the next few games.

1. Boston Scott, RB, Philadelphia Eagles (14% Rostered)

But he loses out on the top spot to his own teammate, Boston Scott. With Miles Sanders set to miss the next 1-to-2 weeks, Scott looks poised for bell-cow volume against the New York Giants on Thursday Night Football. The Giants have generally out-performed expectations defensively, but Scott torched this team to the tune 128 yards from scrimmage and a TD last season. A potential matchup with Dallas the following week would be great as well, as the Cowboys are the league's worst scoring defense and rank bottom-10 in rush defense DVOA.

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