Fantasy Football Week 7 Waiver Wire: Bye week blues fixed by grabbing Wan’Dale Robinson, Alec Pierce, more – CBS Sports

Fantasy Football Week 7 Waiver Wire: Bye week blues fixed by grabbing Wan'Dale Robinson, Alec Pierce, more - CBS Sports


Week 7 is pretty brutal when it comes to the players who are on byes. It won’t be easy to replace the stars of Buffalo, Minnesota, Philadelphia and the Rams.

We don’t have the ability to use Josh Allen, Jalen Hurts, Kirk Cousins ​​or even Matthew Stafford at quarterback. At running back, we are without Dalvin Cook, Miles Sanders, Devin Singletary and Darrell Henderson.

The receivers that are out include Cooper Kupp, Justin Jefferson, Stefon Diggs, Gabe Davis, AJ Brown, DeVonta Smith, Adam Thielen and Allen Robinson. And we don’t have Dallas Goedert or Tyler Higbee at tight end, as well as Dawson Knox and Irv Smith.

Look at those names and, for the most part, the production we’ll be missing. Hopefully, you have prepared for this scoring period in advance. But if not, we have plenty of options for you on the waiver wire as replacements.

And you might find that some of the players you could add this week — Alec Pierce, Wan’Dale Robinson and Latavius ​​Murray, among others — could have some power for the rest of the season. Those are the players we want to put on our roster at this point in the year.

Editor’s Note: For this waiver column, we’re only looking at players listed in less than 65 percent of CBS Sports leagues.

Week 7 Waivers

  • goodbye: Josh Allen, Matthew Stafford, Kirk Cousins ​​and Jalen Hurts
  • Injuries: Dak Prescott (thumb), Tua Tagovailoa (concussion), Russell Wilson (hamstring), Carson Wentz (finger), Jameis Winston (back), Justin Fields (shoulder), Kenny Pickett (concussion), Mac Jones (ankle), Baker Mayfield (ankle), Andy Dalton (back), Sklyer Thompson (thumb) and PJ Walker (neck).
  • Check if available: Tua Tagovailoa (81 percent listed) and Jared Goff (72 percent). Tagovailoa is expected to play in Week 7 against the Steelers after missing the past two games with a concussion. Before getting hurt, Tagovailoa showed signs of becoming a No. 1 Fantasy quarterback in all leagues, and hopefully he will return to that level. I don’t want to start Tagovailoa in Week 7, but I want to keep him on my bench if there are enough roster spots. … Goff is coming off his bye with the chance to be a weekly starter in all leagues. We saw that to open the season when he scored at least 18 Fantasy points in three of his first four games, including two outings with at least 34 points. I like him as a junior starter in Week 7 at Dallas.
  • Remove candidates: Matthew Stafford (94 percent listed), Russell Wilson (92 percent) and Carson Wentz (58 percent). Stafford is not worth hiding his farewell. He has one game with more than 14 Fantasy points on the season and only one outing with multiple touchdowns, which was Week 2. Hopefully, things improve after the bye, but through six weeks, Stafford has been among the biggest busts at quarterback. … Speaking of busts, you no longer need to list Wilson in single-quarterback leagues either. He has one game with more than 19 Fantasy points on the season, and he injured his hamstring in Week 6 at the Chargers. Look at his status going into Week 7 against the Jets, but even if he’s healthy, he’s only a No. 2 Fantasy option at best in most leagues. … Wentz underwent surgery on his right ring finger on Monday, and we’ll see if the Commanders decide to place him on injured reserve, meaning he’d be out for at least four games. Even if he avoids IR, Wentz doesn’t play for at least 2-3 games, and you won’t trust him even if he does because he’ll be less than 100 percent.

Week 7 Quit Priority List


Running Backs

  • goodbye: Dalvin Cook, Alexander Mattison, Miles Sanders, Devin Singletary, Darrell Henderson and Cam Akers
  • Injuries: Jonathan Taylor (ankle), D’Andre Swift (shoulder), JK Dobbins (knee), James Conner (ribs), Eno Benjamin (foot), Damien Harris (hamstring), Cordarrelle Patterson (knee), Cam Akers (personal), Nyheim Hines (concussion), Deon Jackson (quad), Elijah Mitchell (knee), Mark Ingram (knee), Joshua Kelley (knee), Darrel Williams (knee), Justice Hill (hamstring), Gus Edwards (knee) and Damien Williams (ribs)
  • Check if available: Khalil Herbert (79 percent listed), Michael Carter (74 percent), Rachaad White (72 percent), Nyheim Hines (67 percent) and Deon Jackson (66 percent). Herbert is worth hiding in all leagues if anything happens to David Montgomery. We’ve already seen two games this season with Montgomery out, and Herbert has averaged 20.0 PPR points during that span. … The Jets dominate on the ground with Breece Hall, and Carter has a lottery ticket in case Hall is ever injured. Carter also gets work in tandem with Hall, and Carter has two games with 17 PPR points in six outings. … White is a lottery ticket as the No. 2 running back in Tampa Bay, and he would be a star if something ever happened to Leonard Fournette. White also plays in tandem with Fournette and has scored 25 PPR points in his past three games. … We don’t know what will happen with the Colts backfield going into Week 7 against the Titans, especially with Taylor still injured. Worth adding Hines and Jackson where available to see what happens. Hines has staying power given his role catching passes in Indianapolis, and Jackson has just scored 39 PPR points in the past two games with Taylor and Hines injured. Jackson is dealing with a quad injury, so keep that in mind before adding him, but the upside is huge to have the lead role again.
  • Remove candidates: Melvin Gordon (98 percent listed), Antonio Gibson (88 percent), Cam Akers (84 percent) and Chase Edmonds (72 percent). Gordon may have spent more time on the sidelines Monday at the Chargers because of the neck injury he’s been dealing with. Or he might have been replaced by Latavius ​​Murray. You don’t have to drop Gordon in most leagues. But if he fell out of favor with the coaching staff in Denver because of Murray and Mike Boone, you don’t need to list Gordon in the shallowest Fantasy leagues. … Gibson actually played well in Week 6 at Chicago with five carries for 35 yards, along with three catches for 18 yards on four targets. But he is now behind Brian Robinson Jr. as the leading rusher in Washington, and JD McKissic will continue to have his role in the passing game. Gibson won’t have much Fantasy value unless he’s in a prominent role, and you can move on from him in shallow leagues. … You might want to list Akers if he gets traded and lands in a good spot to help his Fantasy value, but he’s not projected to play for the Rams anytime soon — if ever again. It might force you to drop him in some shallow Fantasy leagues, which you hopefully won’t regret if his outlook improves on a new team. … Edmonds has five touches in his past two games against the Jets and Vikings, and he’s clearly behind Raheem Mostert now. That could change, especially if Mostert ever gets hurt, but you shouldn’t list Edmonds in shallowest Fantasy leagues.

Week 7 Quit Priority List


Wide Receivers

  • goodbye: Cooper Kupp, Allen Robinson, Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen, AJ Brown, DeVonta Smith, Stefon Diggs, Gabe Davis and Isaiah McKenzie
  • Injuries: Marquise Brown (foot), Michael Thomas (foot), Keenan Allen (hamstring), Chris Olave (concussion), Rashod Bateman (foot), Jahan Dotson (hamstring), Julio Jones (knee), Jarvis Landry (ankle), Marvin Jones (hamstring), Treylon Burks (toe), Kadarius Toney (hamstring), Christian Watson (hamstring), Randall Cobb (ankle), DJ Chark (ankle), Kenny Golladay (knee) and Nelson Agholor (hamstring).
  • Check if available: Michael Gallup (77 percent listed), Tyler Boyd (72 percent) and Robert Woods (71 percent). I’m excited to see what Gallup can do with Dak Prescott, so add Gallup where available. They didn’t play together this season because Gallup was out in Week 1, and Gallup could play as a top 30 receiver in all leagues for the rest of the year. … Zac Taylor said he wanted to introduce Boyd more before Week 6, and he did with his second-most goals of the season in New Orleans. He had six targets for six catches and 66 yards. This could continue moving forward, and Boyd should be considered a No. 3 receiver in most leagues, even with Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins healthy. … Forest can be a capable No. 3 receiver in PPR, and he scored at least 12 PPR points in two of his past three games before the Titans’ bye in Week 6. He had 13 PPR points at the Colts in Week 4. , and he plays Indianapolis again this week.
  • Remove candidates: Garrett Wilson (83 percent listed), Corey Davis (63 percent), Isaiah McKenzie (60 percent) and Elijah Moore (55 percent). The Jets wide receiver targets in the past two games against the Dolphins and Packers is a combined 21 for Wilson, Davis and Moore. And the production during that span is nine catches for 136 yards and no touchdowns. The Jets are a running team, and there is little reason to list these receivers going into Week 7 at Denver. … There’s no reason to list McKenzie on his bye week. He has two games with at least 12 PPR points and three games with nine points or less.

Week 7 Quit Priority List

  • goodbye: Dallas Goedert, Tyler Higbee, Irv Smith and Dawson Knox
  • Notable injuries: Darren Waller (hamstring), Pat Freiermuth (concussion), Dalton Schultz (knee), Logan Thomas (calf) and Cameron Brate (neck).
  • Check if available: Dalton Schultz (76 percent listed), Pat Freiermuth (76 percent) and Robert Tonyan (69 percent). Schultz is dealing with a knee injury, but he’s worth hiding if you have a bench spot. I’d like to see what Schultz can do, even at less than 100 percent, now that Dak Prescott is healthy. … Freiermuth will hopefully clear the concussion protocol soon, and he has a top-10 upside when healthy like we’ve seen this year. He scored at least 12 PPR points in three of his first four games before getting hurt in Week 5 at Buffalo. … Tonyan should be listed in all leagues, and he should continue to be a go-to option for Aaron Rodgers, especially with Randall Cobb (ankle) injured. In Week 6 against the Jets, Tonyan had 10 catches for 90 yards on 12 targets, and he’s now scored at least nine PPR points in three of his past four games. He would be the No. 1 tight end to add this week if available.
  • Remove candidates: Dawson Knox (65 percent listed), Irv Smith (54 percent) and Tyler Conklin (38 percent). Knox scored his first touchdown this season in Week 6 in Kansas City, and it was his first game with more than eight PPR points. He’s not worth sticking with Buffalo until a bye in Week 7. … Smith scored his second touchdown of the season in Week 6 at Miami, but he’s not worth sticking with Minnesota until a bye in Week 7. Smith has two games with at Miami. at least 10 PPR points and four games with eight PPR points or less. … In three games with Zach Wilson under center, Conklin combined for 10 PPR points on eight targets, four catches, 68 yards and no touchdowns. Conklin misses Joe Flacco at quarterback for the Jets.

  • Patriots (62 percent listed) vs. CHI
  • Jets (5 percent listed) at DEN
  • Titans (21 percent listed) vs. IND
  • Giants (16 percent listed) at JAC
  • Broncos (62 percent listed) vs. NYJ

  • Brett Maher (61 percent listed) vs. DET
  • Graham Gano (61 percent listed) at JAC
  • Chase McLaughlin (18 percent listed) at TEN
  • Greg Zuerlein (9 percent listed) at DEN

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