Fantasy Football: Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

Here are the Week 7 waiver wire pickups from senior fantasy football expert Dr. Roto. Keep that bench brimming with talent!

Miami Dolphins running back Mark Walton

Daily Dr. Roto — October 15, 2019

Week 7 Waiver Wire


Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen
Josh Allen, Bills

I doubt that Allen is available in most leagues, but he’s an absolute pick-up if he is. The Bills schedule over the next six weeks is the easiest in the NFL, and Allen should score a ton of fantasy points.

Sam Darnold, Jets

It was so impressive to watch Darnold play this weekend. He was exactly what the Jets have been seeking from the moment they drafted him. His upside is immense, and he’s got a lot of talent around him. If by chance he’s available on your waiver wire you must pick him up right now

Ryan Tannehill, Titans

Just. Play. Tannehill. Hopefully, the Titans will give Tannehill the starting quarterback position because he is much better than Marcus Mariota. I’m not sure that Tannehill will ever win anybody a Super Bowl, but he’s a consistent performer who can at least find his receivers with regularity. If you’re in a 2QB league, he is worth adding if the Titans decide to go with him as their starter.

Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers

I’m not sure Jimmy G is available on most waiver wires, but the 49ers have been impressive all season long, and Jimmy G is continuously put in a position to succeed. The play calling is outstanding, and he is growing more confident with each start.

Running Backs

Minnesota Vikings running back Alexander Mattison
Alexander Mattison, Vikings

There is no doubt in my mind that Mattison will win somebody a Fantasy League if Dalvin Cook should ever get injured. He is an outstanding runner who could easily score 15 to 20 points a week if given the opportunity.

Chase Edmonds, Cardinals

Recently we’ve been seeing how good Edmonds is as the Cardinals have given him more and more opportunities. David Johnson has been good when he’s played, but he’s not 100% healthy, and if he’s ever to miss time, Edmonds is an absolute must-start.

Mark Walton, Dolphins

The Dolphins are giving Walton an opportunity to earn playing time. Last week he had a bunch of rushes and a few receptions, and he’s the second running back behind Kenyan Drake. The problem is that Walton plays for a terrible team so you can’t expect that much, but if you’re desperate for a running back during bye weeks, he certainly could fit the bill.

Gus Edwards, Ravens

Sometimes in the mid to late point of a fantasy season, you have to go searching for guys that you can stash on your bench. Edwards is one of those guys. Mark Ingram has been solid as a rock for the Ravens, but if he was ever to get injured, Edwards could absolutely do well with the opportunity.

Benny Snell, Steelers

I thought Snell played very good on Sunday night against the Chargers. James Conner is not 100%, so there’s an opportunity for Snell in Week 8 after the Steelers come off their bye week. The Steelers are not playing in Week 7, so you might even be able to get him for a couple of dollars cheaper.

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Wide Receivers

Chicago Bears WR Anthony MillerAnthony Miller, Bears

Miller was just starting to get some opportunities before the BYE week, so it will be interesting to see if this continues in Week Seven. He has loads of talent–now all he needs is the opportunity.

Adam Humphries, Titans

If Tannehill should get the starting job, I think the biggest beneficiary will be Adam Humphries. Humphries runs great routes, and he’s a smart receiver with good hands. I believe that Humphries would have 5 to 6 receptions per game if Tannehill is the starter.

Albert Wilson, Dolphins

We finally saw Wilson return from injury in Week Six as he had five receptions. He didn’t have that many yards, but it was good to see him be involved in the offense. I don’t think he’s got a tremendous amount of upside, but if you’re in a PPR format, he could be a decent option.

Zay Jones, Raiders

It’s going to take Jones a while to develop in the Raiders’ offense, but in a couple of weeks, he may have some value. I’m not a big fan of Carr as the quarterback, but the Raiders really have no other options at wide receiver, so Jones will get every opportunity to succeed.

Miles Boykin, Ravens

Boykin is starting to look more fluid catching the football and I think he’s being overlooked in many leagues. He’s never going to get a ton of targets, but I can see him emerging as we get closer to playoff time.

Tight Ends

New York Jets TE Chris Herndon
Chris Herndon, Jets

The Jets will activate Herndon for Week 7 after dealing with hamstring injuries last week. It will be exhilarating to see him pair up with Sam Darnold again as these two did such an amazing job last year. The Jets have a lot of offensive options, but Herndon is one of their better choices.

Luke Willson, Seahawks

Will Dissly is out for the season with a torn Achilles, and Wilson will step right in and be the new starter for Seattle. He’s never going to be a high-volume kind of player, but he could be a decent red zone target because he is enormous. I don’t hate him in standard leagues.

Darren Fells, Texans

Fells is getting a big opportunity to play with the Texans, and he’s taking advantage of it. He’s an enormous target and Watson has been finding him on all sorts of different routes. I don’t know whether he’s a great player. That said, tight ends are hard to come by, and Fells could give fantasy owners 10-12 points per week in PPR formats.

Dallas Goedert, Eagles

I’ve always liked Goedert because I feel he’s one Zach Ertz injury away from becoming a Top 5 tight end. He’s the perfect guy to stash and cash for later in the season.

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