Fantasy Football: G’s Week Seven Waiver Wire Tuesday Pick-Up’s
Ah, fantasy football is in the air and it's everyone's favorite day during the week leading up to the games, Waiver Wire Tuesday.
As we did last season I'll be breaking down the best players to add off the waiver wire to your fantasy football rosters on a weekly basis. Maybe there's an injury or a player who's just not performing up to expectations, dump them and find yourself a gem off the waiver wire that'll help you dominate.
Also, as a rule of thumb, if you're new to our weekly fantasy football column we don't look at players off the waiver wire who are owned in more than 50% of leagues and we use ESPN.
This week we continue on with the dreaded bye weeks but this week begins a trend us fantasy players hate to see, four teams will enjoy Sunday off. In addition, we've got a couple of players dealing with injuries, and we're going to need to replace them because some of them are going to miss a couple of weeks.
In addition, again now would be a great time to think ahead a little bit. What I mean by this is a little planning can go a long way by looking to see which of your guys have bye-weeks coming up and grabbing someone who has a good match-up when your stud is chilling on his bye.
BYE WEEK: Cleveland Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Carolina Panthers, Pittsburgh Steelers
Jimmy Garoppolo, SF @ WSH (35.5% Owned)
The San Fransisco 49ers have been a very pleasant surprise, specifically the defense and we've really been waiting on Jimmy G and the offense to get rolling. Garoppolo has only surpassed 20 fantasy points once this 2019 season but his completion percentage is nearly 70% and he's facing a tasty match-up this week against the Washington Redskins. The skins have been beaten up by quarterbacks this season, here are the five best examples.
- Carson Wentz: 313 yards, 3TDs
- Dak Prescott: 269 yards, 3TDs, INT
- Mitchell Trubisky: 231 yards, 3TDs, INT
- Daniel Jones: 225 yards, TD, 2INT (Won 24-3, didn't need to do much)
- Tom Brady: 348 yards, 3TD, INT
Daniel Jones, NYG vs. ARI (40% Owned)
Since Danny Dimes took over as the starting quarterback in week three against the Tampa Bay Bucs and went off he's been mighty average over the past three weeks (averaging 11.6 fantasy points). However, he hasn't had his studly running back Saquon Barkley and many of his other weapons have fallen by the wayside to injuries Wayne Gallman, Sterling Shepard, and Evan Engram. Much like with Jimmy G I believe Jones can be a great streamer option for this week as he's facing the Arizona Cardinals at home in week seven. Here are how opposing QBs have faired this season against Arizona.
- Matthew Stafford: 385 yards, 3TDs
- Lamar Jackson: 272 yards, 2TDs, 16 carries, 120 yards
- Kyle Allen: 261 yards, 4TDs
- Russell Wilson: 240 yards, TD
- Andy Dalton: 262 yards, 2TDs
- Matt Ryan: 356 yards, 4TDs
Latavious Murray, NO @ CHI (48% Owned)
Alvin Kamara has been a little bit hobbled with an ankle injury and we saw much more Latavious Murray last week against the Jacksonville Jaguars for his most effective game as a Saint. I, of course, don't love this match-up for either Kamara or Murray against a rested Bears defense but if you have Kamara it might be a good idea to handcuff him with Latavious.
Jamaal Williams, GB vs. OAK (26% Owned)
Aaron Jones coming off a monster four-touchdown game struggled against the Detriot Lions with a fumble and a wide-open drop that hit him in a bad spot, the hands, that would have gone for a touchdown. Jones did get more opportunities in this game after the misplays but Jamaal Williams had the better game with a touchdown catch and a big 40+ yard run. He feels like he'll just be annoying to Jones owners for the rest of the season as long as he's healthy he could be a play in deeper leagues.
Darrel Henderson Jr. LAR @ ATL (23% Owned)
The status of Todd Gurley is clearly up in the air and if you're a Gurley owner it would be advantageous to grab either Malcolm Brown or Henderson who showed some flashing ability in his limited work Sunday against SF. Henderson burst through the line for a 22-yard gain but his value is bottled up as a receiver out of the backfield. If Gurley were to miss time Brown would be the back mainly in on running situations and Henderson would be deployed as the main receiving back would could have a ton of value in PPR formatted leagues. Continue to monitor this situation.
Auden Tate, CIN vs. JAX (21% Owned)
Another stint on the waiver wire Tuesday piece for Mr. Auden Tate who continues to contribute and yet people keep sleeping on him. Therefore we're going to continue preaching on him until he's more than 50% owned. He came away with five catches and 91 yards last weekend against Baltimore and this weekend he matches up with the Jags who rank 18th against WR's this season.
Chris Herndon, NYJ vs. NE (18% Owned)
How about the Jets handling the Dallas Cowboys last week with Sam Darnold returning from his bout with mono!? The offense flowed much smoother with the second-year signal-caller under center. Chris Herndon was supposed to make his season debut last week after a four-game suspension but he tweaked his hamstring and was unable to play. New York will need all the help it can get if it wants to down the evil empire that is the New England Patriots this weekend. Will the tight end landscape as bare as it is Herdon may find value pretty soon in this Jets offense that seems to be improving.
Best of luck in week seven.