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This might be the most challenging week of the Fantasy season. Week 7 features six teams on a bye, and the injuries at every position have been awful. The depth of your Fantasy rosters are really being tested.

Now, there are some players who have emerged and are expected to step up this week, and we'll highlight those below. We've been relying on backups in big spots for several weeks now, and thankfully many of them have delivered, including Darrel Williams and Khalil Herbert in Week 6, among others.

We need more guys like that to step up and become quality Fantasy options this week. So let's find out who you should be targeting off the waiver wire in Week 7.

Editor's note: For this waiver wire column, we are only looking at players rostered in less than 65 percent of CBS Sports leagues.

Week 7 Waivers
WAIVER WIRE
Quarterbacks
  • Injuries: Dak Prescott (calf), Russell Wilson (finger), Baker Mayfield (shoulder), Trey Lance (knee), Teddy Bridgewater (foot), Jimmy Garoppolo (calf), Ryan Fitzpatrick (hip), Tyrod Taylor (hamstring) and Taysom Hill (concussion).
  • On a bye: Josh Allen, Dak Prescott, Justin Herbert, Kirk Cousins, Ben Roethlisberger and Trevor Lawrence.
  • Check to see if available: Derek Carr (79 percent rostered), Carson Wentz (73 percent) and Matt Ryan (68 percent). Carr rebounded in Week 6 at Denver with 25 Fantasy points after combining for just 24 points in the previous two games. He's worth using as a low-end starter in Week 7 against the Eagles. ... Wentz has a tough matchup at San Francisco in Week 7, but he's scored at least 20 Fantasy points in three games in a row and can be considered a low-end starter in deeper leagues moving forward. ... Ryan is my favorite quarterback to add if available heading into Week 7 at Miami, and he scored 61 Fantasy points in his past two games against Washington and the Jets. 
  • Drop candidates: Wilson (95 percent rostered), Lawrence (63 percent), Mayfield (61 percent), Lance (53 percent) and Justin Fields (50 percent). As I wrote here last week, it's OK to drop Wilson if you don't have an IR spot to stash him. He could be out until Week 11, according to CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. ... Lawrence isn't worth stashing on his bye week in most formats. ... Mayfield is hurt and has just one game this season with more than 19 Fantasy points. ... Lance is injured and likely getting benched for Garoppolo, who appears on track to start in Week 7. ... Fields has combined for just 42 Fantasy points on the season and is tough to trust, even in two-quarterback and Superflex leagues.
Quarterback
Week 7 Priority List
MIA Miami • #1
Age: 23 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs ATL ATL -2.5 O/U 47.5
OPP VS QB
16th
QB RNK
19th
ROSTERED
32%
YTD Stats
PAYDS
544
RUYDS
23
TD
4
INT
2
FPTS/G
14.6
Tagovailoa played well in his return to action in Week 6 against Jacksonville after a three-game absence due to a rib injury. He passed for 329 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, and he also added 22 yards on the ground. We'll see if DeVante Parker (shoulder) returns this week, but Tagovailoa can still have success against the Falcons at home, even with a depleted receiving corps. Jalen Hurts, Tom Brady and Taylor Heinicke all had at least three touchdowns against Atlanta this year, and Tagovailoa should be considered a low-end starter in all leagues this week. He's worth up to 5 percent of your remaining FAAB budget.
NO New Orleans • #2
Age: 27 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ SEA NO -5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS QB
18th
QB RNK
NR
ROSTERED
51%
YTD Stats
PAYDS
892
RUYDS
86
TD
13
INT
3
FPTS/G
22.8
I was hoping Winston was going to get Michael Thomas (ankle) back for this game, but it appears like he's still a couple of weeks away from making his 2021 debut. But even without Thomas, Winston can still be considered a low-end starter in Week 7 against a Seattle defense that is fourth in the NFL in passing yards allowed. Ryan Tannehill, Kirk Cousins, Matthew Stafford and the combination of Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo have all gone over 300 passing yards against the Seahawks. And Winston just had 33 Fantasy points at Washington in Week 5 before the Saints' bye. He's worth up to 5 percent of your remaining FAAB. After Week 7, Winston gets Tampa Bay, Atlanta and Tennessee in his next three games, and hopefully Thomas comes back during that stretch.
DEN Denver • #5
Age: 29 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ CLE CLE -3.5 O/U 42.5
OPP VS QB
30th
QB RNK
13th
ROSTERED
45%
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1514
RUYDS
66
TD
10
INT
4
FPTS/G
19.5
Bridgewater didn't play well in Week 6 against the Raiders, but he still managed 23 Fantasy points with 334 passing yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions. This is now five complete games for Bridgewater, and he's scored at least 22 Fantasy points in four of them. Those are also the four games where he's attempted at least 34 passes, so volume has been important for his Fantasy production. He could also be getting Jerry Jeudy (ankle) back this week, which would be fantastic. The Browns also have allowed three quarterbacks (Patrick Mahomes, Justin Herbert and Kyler Murray) to score at least four total touchdowns against them in a game, and hopefully Bridgewater can do half of that this week to make him a low-end starter in deeper leagues. He's worth 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
HOU Houston • #5
Age: 32 • Experience: 11 year
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ ARI ARI -17 O/U 47
OPP VS QB
7th
QB RNK
NR
ROSTERED
10%
YTD Stats
PAYDS
416
RUYDS
55
TD
4
INT
0
FPTS/G
23.1
Fantasy managers in two-quarterback and Superflex leagues should stash Taylor now where available. He could return soon from his hamstring injury, and hopefully he'll replace Davis Mills as the starter for the Texans. Taylor scored 27 Fantasy points in Week 1 and 18 points in Week 2 before getting hurt. He could be a low-end starter in all leagues when healthy. He's worth 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
CAR Carolina • #1
Age: 32 • Experience: 11 year
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NYJ NE -7 O/U 42.5
OPP VS QB
3rd
QB RNK
NR
ROSTERED
2%
YTD Stats
PAYDS
0
RUYDS
0
TD
0
INT
0
FPTS/G
0
Newton could sign with a team soon, and Pete Carroll said the Seahawks have reached out to the former Patriots quarterback. If you are in a two-quarterback or Superflex league it might be worth it to stash Newton now just to see what develops. He's worth 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
WAIVER WIRE
Running Backs
  • Injuries: Saquon Barkley (ankle), Antonio Gibson (calf), Nick Chubb (calf), Kareem Hunt (calf), Christian McCaffrey (hamstring), Chris Carson (neck), Alex Collins (hip), Clyde Edwards-Helaire (knee), David Montgomery (knee), Melvin Gordon (hip), Damien Williams (illness), Latavius Murray (ankle), Sony Michel (shoulder), Samaje Perine (illness), Tony Jones (ankle), JaMycal Hasty (ankle) and Rashaad Penny (calf).
  • On a bye: Ezekiel Elliott, Tony Pollard, James Robinson, Austin Ekeler, Dalvin Cook, Najee Harris, Zack Moss and Devin Singletary.
  • Drop candidates: Devin Singletary (85 percent rostered), Kenneth Gainwell (70 percent), Nyheim Hines (68 percent), Trey Sermon (64 percent) and Ronald Jones (52 percent). Singletary isn't someone you definitely have to stash during his bye, and he's scored eight PPR points or less in four games in a row. ... Gainwell still has lottery-ticket appeal if Miles Sanders gets hurt, but he's not a guaranteed stash candidate. His playing time has decreased of late, and he's scored six PPR points or less in four of his past five games. ... Hines isn't worth stashing in non-PPR leagues. And even in PPR leagues, he's scored two points or less in four of his past five games. ... Sermon could get more company in San Francisco's backfield if Hasty is able to play in Week 7. And it's clear Sermon is behind Elijah Mitchell for now as well. ... Jones will need Leonard Fournette to miss time to get any extended action, and even then he would still be in a timeshare with Giovani Bernard.
  • Check to see if available: Michael Carter (79 percent rostered), J.D. McKissic (74 percent) and Sony Michel (66 percent). Carter comes off his bye in Week 6 with a touchdown in each of his two previous games. Hopefully he continues to be the lead running back for the Jets and can build toward a strong finish. ... McKissic could be the lead running back in Washington in Week 7 at Green Bay with Gibson banged up. And even if Gibson plays you can see a path where McKissic does well against the Packers if Washington is chasing points. McKissic just had 18 PPR points in Week 6 against Kansas City and has scored at least 16 PPR points in three of his past five games. ... Michel has 20 carries in the past two games and should be stashed in all leagues as a handcuff for Darrell Henderson.
Running Back
Week 7 Priority List
CLE Cleveland • #30
Age: 25 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs DEN CLE -3.5 O/U 42.5
OPP VS RB
5th
RB RNK
47th
ROSTERED
2%
YTD Stats
RUYDS
11
REC
1
REYDS
7
TD
0
FPTS/G
0.5
The Browns are without Hunt for at least four weeks, and Chubb is also banged up. He missed Week 6 against Arizona and is out again Thursday night against Denver. Cleveland will be forced to use Johnson and Demetric Felton (12 percent rostered), and you should consider adding both if needed to see what happens. Most likely, Johnson will play on rushing downs, and Felton will work more in the passing game. Neither one made much of an impact against the Cardinals, even with Hunt getting hurt and Chubb out. Johnson had one carry for 2 yards, along with one catch for 7 yards on one target. And Felton had two catches for 14 yards on two targets. Felton doesn't have a carry yet this season with eight catches for 90 yards and a touchdown on nine targets. Johnson only has four total touches on the season, but I prefer him over Felton as a Fantasy option since he should get more carries. Last year, in Week 4 at Dallas when Chubb got hurt, Johnson had 13 carries for 95 yards. He's worth 10-15 percent of your remaining FAAB, and Felton is worth 5 percent, with his value higher in PPR.
BAL Baltimore • #34
Age: 29 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs CIN BAL -6.5 O/U 47.5
OPP VS RB
18th
RB RNK
40th
ROSTERED
3%
YTD Stats
RUYDS
95
REC
3
REYDS
34
TD
1
FPTS/G
4.4
Freeman is my second favorite running back to add this week of the guys available just in case Murray is expected to miss any time with his ankle injury. It's worth adding Freeman even if Murray is healthy because he's looked good in each of the past two weeks. He had three catches for 34 yards on four targets in the Week 5 comeback effort against the Colts. And then he had nine carries for 53 yards and a touchdown against the Chargers in Week 6. It's still a crowded backfield even if Murray is out, and you might want to add Le'Veon Bell (14 percent rostered) in deeper leagues or even Ty'Son Williams (50 percent) where available in case Murray misses extended action. But Freeman could be headed for more work in Baltimore, and he's worth up 10-15 percent of your remaining FAAB budget. Bell, who had eight carries for 18 yards and a touchdown in Week 6, is worth 1 percent. And Williams is worth 1 percent because he was inactive in Week 6. If Murray is healthy then you can pass on Williams.
NE New England • #38
Age: 23 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NYJ NE -7 O/U 42.5
OPP VS RB
26th
RB RNK
43rd
ROSTERED
35%
YTD Stats
RUYDS
48
REC
4
REYDS
48
TD
1
FPTS/G
5.9
Stevenson might have moved into the passing-downs role for the Patriots after his performance in Week 6 against Dallas, although pass protection could be an issue. Still, he had three catches for 39 yards on three targets, and that was the most among New England's running backs. He also helped Damien Harris on the ground with five carries for 23 yards and a touchdown, and Stevenson is clearly the No. 2 running back on the depth chart. He now has at least eight total touches in consecutive games and is worth adding in all leagues for up to 10 percent of your remaining FAAB. If he continues to work in the passing game for the Patriots then he could be used as a flex option in deeper leagues moving forward.
SEA Seattle • #20
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NO NO -5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS RB
4th
RB RNK
NR
ROSTERED
10%
YTD Stats
RUYDS
8
REC
0
REYDS
0
TD
0
FPTS/G
0.8
The Seahawks backfield is somewhat of a mystery heading into Week 7. The only thing we know is Carson is out since he's still on injured reserve. We don't know if Collins is healthy, although Carroll indicated he should be ready for Week 7 against the Saints. Carroll also said Penny would be activated off IR this week, and we'll see if he's able to practice. But if Collins is out and Penny isn't ready, DeeJay Dallas (5 percent rostered) would be a priority add in all leagues, along with Travis Homer (0 percent) in deeper formats. For now, I would add Penny in all leagues since he could leapfrog over Collins on the depth chart and be useful while Carson is out, and Penny is worth 5-10 percent of your remaining FAAB. Dallas is worth up to 5 percent of your remaining FAAB in case everyone is out in Week 7. And Homer is worth 1 percent just in case his workload could also increase due to injuries.
WAS Washington • #32
Age: 21 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ GB GB -9.5 O/U 49
OPP VS RB
17th
RB RNK
NR
ROSTERED
3%
YTD Stats
RUYDS
28
REC
2
REYDS
9
TD
0
FPTS/G
1
We don't know the status of Gibson for Week 7 at Green Bay, but Patterson is worth stashing just in case Gibson has to miss any time. I would anticipate McKissic getting the majority of touches in Washington's backfield if Gibson is out, but Patterson would still have a significant role. He's worth adding for up to 5 percent of your remaining FAAB.
LV Las Vegas • #23
Age: 27 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs PHI LV -3 O/U 49
OPP VS RB
28th
RB RNK
42nd
ROSTERED
52%
YTD Stats
RUYDS
91
REC
15
REYDS
177
TD
2
FPTS/G
9
Drake was back in the mix for the Raiders in Week 6 at Denver in the first game without Jon Gruden, and hopefully that's a sign of things to come. Drake is still behind Josh Jacobs, but Drake got four carries for 34 yards and a touchdown against the Broncos, along with two catches for 39 yards and a touchdown on two targets. Now, it's only six total touches, but that's the most work he's had since Week 3. He still only played 21 percent of the snaps (Jacobs was at 64 percent), but it's hopefully a sign of more work coming for Drake. He's worth adding for up to 5 percent of your remaining FAAB.
SF San Francisco • #23
Age: 25 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs IND SF -3.5 O/U 45
OPP VS RB
6th
RB RNK
NR
ROSTERED
11%
YTD Stats
RUYDS
41
REC
5
REYDS
36
TD
1
FPTS/G
9.4
The 49ers designated Hasty to return from injured reserve Monday, and he could return to action in Week 7 against the Colts. It's a crowded backfield in San Francisco with Mitchell and Sermon, but Hasty could have the chance for a prominent role if healthy. He had nine total touches for 59 yards and a touchdown before suffering a high-ankle sprain during San Francisco's second game of the season. When healthy, he could be second on the depth chart behind Mitchell, so you might want to stash Hasty in deeper leagues for 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
CIN Cincinnati • #25
Age: 24 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ BAL BAL -6.5 O/U 47.5
OPP VS RB
24th
RB RNK
NR
ROSTERED
4%
YTD Stats
RUYDS
18
REC
8
REYDS
104
TD
1
FPTS/G
4.4
We'll see what happens for Evans when Perine is active, but you might want to stash Evans in deeper PPR leagues. He has five catches in the past two games for the Bengals, and he just had three receptions for 49 yards and a touchdown on three targets against Detroit in Week 6. If Joe Mixon were to miss any time, Evans and Perine would likely share touches, with Evans working on passing downs. Evans is worth adding for 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
WAIVER WIRE
Wide Receivers
  • Injuries: Julio Jones (hamstring), Michael Thomas (ankle), Odell Beckham (shoulder), Jerry Jeudy (ankle), Kadarius Toney (ankle), Kenny Golladay (knee), Sammy Watkins (hamstring), Jarvis Landry (knee), DeVante Parker (shoulder), Will Fuller (finger), Curtis Samuel (groin), Michael Gallup (calf), Quintez Cephus (collarbone), Marquez Valdes-Scantling (hamstring), Russell Gage (ankle), Terrace Marshall (concussion), Preston Williams (groin) and Darius Slayton (hamstring).
  • On a bye: Stefon Diggs, Emmanuel Sanders, Cole Beasley, CeeDee Lamb, Amari Cooper, Marvin Jones, Laviska Shenault, Mike Williams, Keenan Allen, Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen, Diontae Johnson and Chase Claypool.
  • Check to see if available: Jerry Jeudy (81 percent rostered), Tim Patrick (77 percent), Jarvis Landry (70 percent), Henry Ruggs III (69 percent), Christian Kirk (67 percent) and Hunter Renfrow (66 percent). Jeudy is close to a return, and it's worth stashing him now where available. While he's out, you can still rely on Patrick, who has scored at least 12 PPR points in every game Bridgewater has finished this year. And Patrick should remain useful in deeper leagues even when Jeudy is healthy. ... Landry is close to returning for the Browns, and they might need him in a big way with the run game in trouble due to injuries. ... Ruggs has scored at least 11 PPR points in three of his past five games, including 18 PPR points in Week 6 at Denver. I'm hopeful bigger games like that are ahead in the second half of the season. As for Renfrow, he just had his worst game of the season in Week 6 at Denver with six PPR points, but he's scored 11 PPR points or more in four of the first five games this year and has plenty of PPR appeal. ... Kirk is going to be inconsistent with his production, but he does have at least 17 PPR points in three of six games this year. He should be considered a boom-or-bust No. 3 starter in deeper leagues for the rest of the season.
  • Drop candidates: Allen Robinson (95 percent rostered), Tyler Boyd (93 percent), Shenault (75 percent), Golladay (76 percent) and Robby Anderson (69 percent). Better days are ahead for Robinson, right? I'm still hopeful. But in 10-team leagues you might have to drop him, and he's yet to top 10 PPR points in a game this year. ... Boyd is someone to drop in 10-team non-PPR leagues. He's been above 36 receiving yards just twice and has only one touchdown on the season. ... Shenault isn't someone you have to stash during his bye week, especially in non-PPR leagues. He's been above 60 receiving yards just once and has no touchdowns this season. ... Golladay might return in Week 7 after sitting out in Week 6, and hopefully better days are ahead. But he's not someone you have to hold in 10-team leagues. He hasn't scored yet this season and has only one game with more than 64 yards. ...  Anderson has two touchdowns on the season but has still scored just 43 PPR points in six games. It's hard to justify still keeping him on your roster in most leagues, especially 10-team formats or less.

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Wide receiver
Week 7 Priority List
NYG N.Y. Giants • #3
Age: 28 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs CAR CAR -3 O/U 43
OPP VS WR
14th
WR RNK
19th
ROSTERED
64%
YTD Stats
REC
28
TAR
36
REYDS
299
TD
1
FPTS/G
16
Shepard has played three full games this season. In those games, he has at least nine targets, seven catches and 76 yards, and he's scored at least 17 PPR points in each outing. Toney, Golladay and Slayton are banged up, and Shepard should have another game with a boatload of targets in Week 7 against Carolina. He's a must-start PPR receiver and a high-end No. 3 option in non-PPR leagues moving forward. He should be rostered in all leagues, and he's worth adding where available for at least 15 percent of your remaining FAAB budget.
ARI Arizona • #18
Age: 33 • Experience: 11 year
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs HOU ARI -17 O/U 47
OPP VS WR
4th
WR RNK
34th
ROSTERED
58%
YTD Stats
REC
21
TAR
32
REYDS
340
TD
3
FPTS/G
12.2
Green has yet to see more than six targets in any game this season, but he's scored at least 13 PPR points in four of his past five games. The Cardinals passing attack is about to get more crowded with the addition of Zach Ertz, but Green is still worth adding and using as a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in all leagues moving forward. He has a fantastic matchup in Week 7 against Houston, and Green is worth 5-10 percent of your remaining FAAB.
IND Indianapolis • #13
Age: 32 • Experience: 10 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ SF SF -3.5 O/U 45
OPP VS WR
6th
WR RNK
46th
ROSTERED
44%
YTD Stats
REC
4
TAR
4
REYDS
80
TD
0
FPTS/G
12
Hilton is expected to be fine after hurting his quad in Week 6 against Houston, and he had a solid 2021 debut against the Texans with four catches for 80 yards on four targets. Hopefully it's a sign of things to come for Hilton, who appeared to already have a solid rapport with Wentz. Hilton should have the chance to be a weekly No. 3 receiver in all leagues, and he's worth adding for 5-10 percent of your remaining FAAB.
CHI Chicago • #11
Age: 24 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ TB TB -13 O/U 47
OPP VS WR
28th
WR RNK
31st
ROSTERED
53%
YTD Stats
REC
25
TAR
39
REYDS
306
TD
1
FPTS/G
10.4
While Robinson has struggled with Fields, it hasn't been the same for Mooney, at least of late. He's scored at least 15 PPR points in two of his past three games. Hopefully we continue to see Fields and Mooney connect, and the matchup in Week 7 at Tampa Bay is favorable. Mooney can be considered a No. 3 receiver in all leagues, and he's worth adding for up to 5 percent of your FAAB.
BAL Baltimore • #12
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs CIN BAL -6.5 O/U 47.5
OPP VS WR
18th
WR RNK
NR
ROSTERED
31%
YTD Stats
REC
4
TAR
6
REYDS
29
TD
0
FPTS/G
6.9
Bateman made his 2021 debut in Week 6 against the Chargers, and he had minimal production with four catches for 29 yards. But he played 65 percent of the snaps and took over for Watkins, with hopefully more production to come. We don't know how long Watkins will be out, and we don't know how Bateman and Watkins will work together behind Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews. But Bateman is worth stashing if you want to see how he does moving forward. He's worth up to 5 percent of your remaining FAAB.
NYJ N.Y. Jets • #82
Age: 28 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ NE NE -7 O/U 42.5
OPP VS WR
17th
WR RNK
NR
ROSTERED
46%
YTD Stats
REC
11
TAR
15
REYDS
85
TD
1
FPTS/G
13.8
Crowder has played two games this season and scored 19 PPR points in one and eight PPR points in the other. He has 15 targets in those two games and should continue to be a go-to option for Zach Wilson. It's hard to get excited about him in Week 7 at New England, but he is someone you should roster in all PPR leagues. He could become a reliable No. 3 receiver moving forward and is worth up to 5 percent of your remaining FAAB.
NO New Orleans • #1
Age: 23 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ SEA NO -5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS WR
25th
WR RNK
NR
ROSTERED
53%
YTD Stats
REC
13
TAR
21
REYDS
222
TD
3
FPTS/G
10.6
Michael Thomas isn't expected to play in Week 7, and he might not return in Week 8. That should keep Callaway as the No. 1 receiver for Winston, and he had a season-high eight targets in Week 5 at Washington. He finished with four catches for 85 yards and two touchdowns, although one was a 49-yard Hail Mary. Still, with a matchup against Seattle, Callaway could be a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in Week 7. He's worth up to 5 percent of your remaining FAAB.
KC Kansas City • #17
Age: 23 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ TEN KC -4.5 O/U 56.5
OPP VS WR
32nd
WR RNK
45th
ROSTERED
52%
YTD Stats
REC
26
TAR
35
REYDS
261
TD
1
FPTS/G
9.9
Hardman has 17 targets in his past two games, and he's combined for 24 PPR points over that span, with at least 62 receiving yards in each outing. He also has at least 12 PPR points in two of his past four games. You can do worse than relying on a receiver for Patrick Mahomes as a starter in deeper leagues, and Hardman is worth 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
CLE Cleveland • #11
Age: 22 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs DEN CLE -3.5 O/U 42.5
OPP VS WR
15th
WR RNK
NR
ROSTERED
3%
YTD Stats
REC
13
TAR
15
REYDS
228
TD
2
FPTS/G
7.6
We'll see what happens with Beckham and Landry this week, and if both are able to play Thursday, although Beckham should be fine. But Peoples-Jones has stepped up of late with at least 12 PPR points in consecutive games against the Chargers and Cardinals. He has 11 targets over that span for nine catches, 171 yards and two touchdowns and can be a No. 3 receiver in deeper leagues in Week 7 against Denver if Landry is out again. He's worth 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
MIA Miami • #86
Age: 28 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs ATL ATL -2.5 O/U 47.5
OPP VS WR
9th
WR RNK
NR
ROSTERED
YTD Stats
REC
5
TAR
7
REYDS
71
TD
0
FPTS/G
2
The Dolphins didn't have Fuller, Parker or Preston Williams in Week 6 at Jacksonville, and Hollins stepped up with four catches for 61 yards on five targets. Fuller is on IR, but if Parker and Williams are out again then you can consider Hollins as a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in deeper leagues in Week 7 against the Falcons. He's worth 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
WAIVER WIRE
Tight Ends
  • Injuries: George Kittle (calf), Rob Gronkowski (ribs), Dawson Knox (hand), Noah Fant (foot), Dallas Goedert (illness), Logan Thomas (hamstring) and David Njoku (knee).
  • On a bye: Dalton Schultz, Knox, Dan Arnold, Jared Cook, Tyler Conklin and Pat Freiermuth.
  • Check to see if available: Zach Ertz (76 percent rostered), Goedert (73 percent) and Jared Cook (71 percent). The Eagles traded Ertz to Arizona, which is great for him and Goedert. Now we get to see what Goedert can do as the solo act in Philadelphia, and he's worth trusting as a top-10 Fantasy tight end in all leagues. Ertz is more of a top-15 Fantasy option, but he should be added in all formats and definitely started in Week 7 against Houston. ... Cook is on a bye in Week 7, but he's worth stashing in deeper leagues. He's scored a touchdown in two of his past three games.
  • Drop candidates: Thomas (56 percent rostered), Robert Tonyan (43 percent), Evan Engram (42 percent), Jonnu Smith (37 percent) and Arnold (36 percent). Thomas isn't worth stashing while he's hurt if you don't have an IR spot, and he could be out through Washington's bye in Week 9. ... Tonyan still has just one touchdown on the season, which came in Week 2 against Detroit when he scored 14 PPR points. In his other five games, Tonyan has scored a combined nine PPR points. ... Engram might benefit with all the injuries in New York, but he's combined for just 23 PPR points on the season and doesn't appear to offer much upside heading into Week 7 against Carolina. ... Smith only has one touchdown on the season and has combined for just four targets in his past two games against Houston and Dallas. Hunter Henry is the featured tight end for the Patriots. ... Arnold isn't worth stashing on his bye, even though he has 13 targets in his past two games against Tennessee and Miami.

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Tight End
Week 7 Priority List
WAS Washington • #83
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ GB GB -9.5 O/U 49
OPP VS TE
20th
TE RNK
9th
ROSTERED
26%
YTD Stats
REC
12
TAR
20
REYDS
137
TD
2
FPTS/G
6.3
In the past two games without Thomas, Seals-Jones has combined for 15 targets, nine catches, 99 yards and a touchdown for 24 PPR points. He should be considered a low-end starter in Week 7 at Green Bay, and he should continue to be useful until Thomas is back, which might be after Washington's bye in Week 9. Seals-Jones is worth up to 5 percent of your remaining FAAB budget.
IND Indianapolis • #81
Age: 28 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ SF SF -3.5 O/U 45
OPP VS TE
2nd
TE RNK
13th
ROSTERED
16%
YTD Stats
REC
10
TAR
18
REYDS
152
TD
3
FPTS/G
7.2
Alie-Cox is likely going to be a touchdown or bust Fantasy tight end, but he's scored in two of the past three games. Wentz will hopefully start leaning on Alie-Cox more, but he only has 12 targets in his past three outings. Now, maybe things improve for Alie-Cox with Campbell out, but the reality is you're just hoping for Alie-Cox to score. And with the Colts potentially chasing points in Week 7 at San Francisco, we could see Wentz having to rely on Alie-Cox in a comeback effort. He's worth 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
PIT Pittsburgh • #88
Age: 23 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ CLE
OPP VS TE
11th
TE RNK
NR
ROSTERED
13%
YTD Stats
REC
18
TAR
20
REYDS
158
TD
1
FPTS/G
6.6
Freiermuth stepped up in Week 6 against Seattle in the first game without JuJu Smith-Schuster (shoulder) with seven catches for 58 yards on seven targets. Hopefully, that's a sign of things to come, and you might consider holding Freiermuth through Pittsburgh's bye in Week 7. He's worth 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
TB Tampa Bay • #80
Age: 27 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs CHI TB -13 O/U 47
OPP VS TE
7th
TE RNK
NR
ROSTERED
4%
YTD Stats
REC
10
TAR
13
REYDS
100
TD
1
FPTS/G
4.3
Howard surprised us with six catches for 49 yards and a touchdown on seven targets in Week 6 at Philadelphia. Most likely, that will be Howard's best game of the season, especially once Gronkowski is healthy, which could be in Week 7. But just in case Gronkowski is out again you might consider adding Howard in deeper leagues. Maybe his performance in Week 6 will allow him to get more targets from Tom Brady, which is clearly a good thing. Howard is worth 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
WAIVER WIRE
DST
  • Saints (58 percent rostered) at SEA

    49ers (42 percent rostered) vs. IND

    Browns (62 percent rostered) vs. DEN

    Raiders (18 percent rostered) vs. PHI

    Falcons (7 percent rostered) at MIA

WAIVER WIRE
KICKERS
  • Younghoe Koo (45 percent rostered) at MIA

    Daniel Carlson (64 percent rostered) vs. PHI

    Nick Folk (33 percent rostered) vs. NYJ

    Wil Lutz (6 percent rostered) at SEA

    Michael Badgley (10 percent rostered) at SF

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