More notable injuries and continuing bye week challenges are primary concerns as Fantasy players get ready to assemble lineups for Week 7 of the NFL season. Miles Sanders is out for Thursday's game against the Giants because of a knee injury. Should Boston Scott be your No. 1 choice above all other Week 7 NFL Fantasy Football waiver wire targets?
Raheem Mostert is headed to injured reserve because of an ankle issue. Should JaMycal Hasty be among your top Week 7 Fantasy Football waiver wire targets? Which players on Fantasy football waivers are worth grabbing heading into Week 7? Before determining who you should target on the Week 7 Fantasy football waiver wire, you need to see what SportsLine's Scott Engel has to say.
Engel is an inaugural member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association's Hall of Fame. He is a four-time FSWA Award Winner and nine-time finalist, and has pulled off a three-peat in his prestigious New York City Fantasy Football League that includes other experts and high-stakes players.
Engel was 53-24-1 in his seasonal Fantasy Football leagues after five weeks. Breakout performers such as Justin Herbert and Tim Patrick have been among his top recommendations so far this season. If there's anyone who knows what it takes to win a league, it's him.
Now, he's revealed the best widely available Fantasy Football free agents entering Week 7. You can see his top Fantasy NFL waiver wire picks and full analysis over at SportsLine.
Top Fantasy football waiver wire picks for Week 7
One player Engel is advising Fantasy players to target on the Week 7 waiver wire: Jets wide receiver Breshad Perriman. Perriman appears to be on the verge of regaining Fantasy recognition and should get serious consideration as a free agent add this week. New York was shut out in Miami in Week 6, yet Perriman still showed some promise, as he caught four passes for 62 yards. A lifeless Jets offense was certainly dragged down by the play of Joe Flacco, and Perriman could have produced even better numbers with respectable quarterback play. But the results were still encouraging.
Perriman is the only true speed threat on the Jets offense, and it is imperative to start getting him the ball if New York wants to have any chance of salvaging some respectability. The Jets will continue to play from behind, which means Perriman can certainly pad his totals when playing catch-up.
Once Sam Darnold returns from a shoulder injury, Perriman's outlook will improve even more. We cannot forget that he finished the 2019 season with a flourish, with three 100-yard outings and four TD catches in the final three games.
Another waiver wire target he's all over entering Week 7: Jaguars wide receiver Keelan Cole. Now in his fourth season, Cole has rarely been on the minds of Fantasy players, but now he is firmly in the mix for waiver consideration ahead of Week 7. He caught six balls for 143 yards on Sunday, as he registered the second-highest yardage output of his career. It was his first 100-yard receiving game since Week 2 of 2018.
D.J. Chark is the clear No. 1 wide receiver for Jacksonville, and rookie Laviska Shenault Jr. has been showing signs of emerging as another playmaker. But Gardner Minshew slings the ball around enough to make a third pass-catcher relevant for Fantasy purposes. He leads the NFL in completions and is third in attempts. Cole already has three TD receptions in five games and three outings with five or more catches, so he has already established that he can be useful as a Fantasy streamer.
How to set your Week 7 waiver wire claims
Engel is also all-in on a rising tight end who should be an immediate add. This player is still widely available and could be a huge boost to your Fantasy Football roster moving forward. You can only see who it is at SportsLine.
So which players should you target on the Fantasy football waiver wire before Week 7? And which tight end do you need to prioritize? Visit SportsLine now to see the best league-winning Fantasy football free agents entering Week 7, all from a Fantasy Hall of Famer, and find out.