Week 7 - Waiver Wire Grabs
Week 6 is in the books, for those who faced the Cousins/Diggs stack, I am sorry. With every week comes new waiver targets, and we have some good ones this week.
Malcom Brown (59.8%) / Darrell Henderson Jr. (23.2% owned), LA Rams – Gurley is currently dealing with a quad injury. Seeing as the Rams activated John Kelly from the practice squad, Gurley could miss more than a week. Both players should be owned as it looks to be a split backfield, Brown is worth 10 – 15 FAAB, while Henderson is more in the 3 – 8 range.
Benny Snell Jr., Steelers (2.1%) – James Conner suffered a quad injury late in the SNF football game. Reports say he could have gone back in the game, but the Steelers had all but locked up the game, so they chose to limit him. If Conner is still banged up coming out of the bye week Snell gets to play Miami. Put your own price tag on him, there is risk that Conner plays in week 8, but Miami has allowed multiple running backs on the same team to have stellar fantasy performances. I price Snell at around $5 max, but you should come out owning him especially if you’re the Conner owner.
Jamaal Williams, GB Packers (25.5% owned) – He is back from his injury, and Matt LeFluer is sticking with his 50/50 split. Williams showed he deserves work against the Lions this week, and if he continues to have a role he should be owned. With the need for running backs you might need to pay more than you like, perhaps in the 15 – 20% range.
N’Keal Harry, NE Patriots (6% owned) – The Pats are activating their first-round pick from injured reserve. They need help at the WR position, and this gives them it. Tom Brady is a very trust oriented QB, so there is no telling what his actual value is having no time to get chemistry with him. The Patriots have a bye week in week 10 this season, which is when teams get their rookie WRs more involved if they haven’t yet. Harry is worth a low bid of maybe 2%-3% and a stash for a potential late season break out.
Golden Tate, NY Giants (63.2% owned) – Tate currently owns the slot role for the NY Giants, and even if Shepard does return Tate may keep this role. He had a good showing against Jonathan Jones who prior to this week hadn’t allowed more than 5 fantasy points in his coverage. With the Cardinals this week, who have a massive weakness to the middle of the field Tate should have another day. He’s worth about 15% of your budget.
Hunter Henry, LA Chargers (54% owned) – He’s already moved up to the TE17 with his performance on SNF against the Steelers. He was dropped in a lot of leagues after his injury, but he looks to be back. He is a 20+ FAAB dollar tight end, especially if you need one. He won’t go for 8/100/2 every week, but he should give stability at the tight end position for those who need it.
Ben Watson, NE Patriots (2.2% owned) – Per Field Yates he is expected to resign with the Patriots. He has familiarity with Brady and the Patriots offense. Truthfully, I don’t know if he sees much more use than being a blocking TE and a veteran in the locker room. He is worth a flyer if you miss out on the Hunter Henry war this week.
Buffalo Bills D/ST – They play the Dolphins, that is all.
San Francisco 49ers D/ST – Currently ranked the 2nd best D/ST in fantasy, and they play the Redskins. Their rest of season schedule isn’t ideal, but the 49ers is a D/ST you can hold onto and start weekly if you need to.