Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups for Fantasy Football

Jason Schandl
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Week 6 didn't bring us the same number of massive fantasy performances that we saw in Week 5, but there were still plenty of players that jumped off the page with strong outings.

The week has also provided a couple of cloudy injury situations, positioning some backups for potential breakout games moving forward.

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 7

With that in mind, these 10 players are owned in fewer than 50 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Football leagues and are worth targeting on the waiver wire heading into Week 7.

1. Jamison Crowder, WR, New York Jets (42% Owned)

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Jamison Crowder is an entirely different fantasy football asset with Sam Darnold at QB. Despite playing only two games with him, compared to three without, Crowder has far more targets (26 to 14), receptions (20 to eight) and receiving yards (197 to 75) when Darnold plays. Averaging 20.0 PPR fantasy points per game with Darnold at the helm, Crowder should be rostered in just about every league, even ahead of a tough Week 7 matchup with the New England Patriots.

2. Josh Allen, QB, Buffalo Bills (50% Owned)

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Josh Allen hits the upper bound of ownership here, but he ranks No. 13 among QBs in fantasy points per game this season (17.9), and he has no business being available in half of leagues. Despite playing two opponents that have allowed bottom-10 fantasy production to QBs so far, Allen has only fallen below 15 fantasy points in one of his five contests (against the New England Patriots). He has a favorable schedule in the near future, taking on the Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins in the next three weeks — all of whom have allowed above-average fantasy scoring to the position.

3. Chase Edmonds, RB, Arizona Cardinals (34% Owned)

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David Johnson seems to be okay playing through his back injury, but Chase Edmonds is still carving out a nice role for himself. The Arizona Cardinals are even getting both on the field at the same time, with Johnson playing 75.4 percent and Edmonds playing 29.0 percent of their offensive snaps in Week 6. Edmonds is still a shaky start in the short term, but if his workload continues to expand then we could see the Cardinals boast two fantasy-relevant RBs down the stretch. Edmonds is also a top handcuff option with Johnson playing through injuries.

4. Albert Wilson, WR, Miami Dolphins (2% Owned)

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Albert Wilson was limited in his return from a calf injury in Week 6, playing just 29 snaps. Still, he racked up six targets, extending his absurd usage rate this season. He has played a total of only 35 snaps but already has 10 targets on the year. That's the third-highest target rate for any wideout (minimum 10 snaps per game) in 2019. As he works back to a full snap count we can expect his fantasy value to climb significantly, even in a poor offense.

5. Daniel Jones, QB, New York Giants (29% Owned)

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Daniel Jones' fantasy output has dropped sharply since his debut, but he's also drawn tough matchups in the last two weeks against the Patriots and Minnesota Vikings. Things get a lot easier for the rookie in Week 7 against the Arizona Cardinals — a matchup that puts nearly any QB in play. The Cards have allowed 18-plus fantasy points to four of the five QBs they've played, giving up the NFL's third-most fantasy points per game to the position (24.5).

6. Auden Tate, WR, Cincinnati Bengals (23% Owned)

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Auden Tate's fantasy value will likely collapse when A.J. Green returns, but for now his volume keeps him firmly in play. He's seen no fewer than six targets in his last four games, and a season high 12 in Week 6 has lifted him to 8.5 targets per game over his last four. He's also averaged 11.9 PPR points per game in that stretch.

7. Benny Snell Jr., RB, Pittsburgh Steelers (2% Owned)

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Jaylen Samuels is expected to miss at least three more games, and James Conner was sidelined for the entire fourth quarter with a quad injury on Sunday. There's no update on Conner yet, but if he ends up limited at all, rookie Benny Snell Jr. could be in for a big increase in volume. Snell could even have some value if Conner does play, as he racked up 10 touches while playing alongside Conner in the first three quarters.

8. Phillip Dorsett II, WR, New England Patriots (38% Owned)

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Reports from last week indicate "optimism" that Phillip Dorsett II will return from his calf injury in Week 7. The No. 3 WR in the NFL's highest-scoring offense, Dorsett is likely to be a volatile producer on a weekly basis, but we've seen him flash serious upside with 18-plus PPR points in two of his four healthy games.

9. Darrell Henderson Jr., RB, Los Angeles Rams (28% Owned)

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Darrell Henderson Jr. saw his first significant NFL action in Week 6 with Todd Gurley on the shelf, getting eight opportunities (six carries plus two targets) on only 17 snaps. He was far more efficient than Malcolm Brown in the loss, and if Gurley misses any more time this season Henderson could be in for an expanded workload, with the potential to overtake Brown as the primary handcuff in the Rams' offense.

10. Geronimo Allison, WR, Green Bay Packers (30% Owned)

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Geronimo Allison saw a season high six targets with Davante Adams on the shelf in Week 5, and he can be expected to continue playing an expanded role on Monday night. Adams' injury sounds like it could keep him sidelined for a few weeks, and Allison should offer a solid floor (especially in PPR leagues) until Adams returns.

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