Week 7- Waivers Edition

October 15, 2018

 

**Disclaimer**My waiver additions are based off of 10-man leagues. I use the average ESPN percentages and stats to supply the information I use within my waiver additions. Some of the players listed may be taken in your league, but I will go in depth to add deep waiver additions as well. I broke it down by position, listing it by the most value at the top leading to the least value at the bottom. I will try not to list players from week to week but there are no promises. As we go week to week, the waivers will become more and more barren. Make sure you make your waivers count, as they are what help you build a winning team. Players from last week that would still be great waiver pickups if they are available: Christian Kirk, and Austin Hooper.

 

Quarterbacks

 

 

Mitch Trubisky, QB- Chicago Bears- 32.8% Owned

Upcoming Schedule: NE, NYJ, BUF

Over his last two matchups, Trubisky has been a solid QB1 for those who have played him. Time will tell, but Trubisky could very well be the next young QB to succeed in fantasy football. His upcoming schedule is not scary, and Trubisky could very well perform at this rate. If you are looking for an upside play, are in a 2 QB league, or need a Bye week fill in Trubisky is the guy for you.

 

 

Sam Darnold, QB- New York Jets- 6.4% Owned

Upcoming Schedule: MIN, CHI, MIA

Like the QB above, Darnold has been performing well over the last two weeks. He is definitely the top performing QB of his draft class thus far. The next two weeks are challenging. If Darnold is able to perform at this same caliber, then he is a solid add. He is a stash (wait and see), unless you he is available and you need a bye week fill in.

 

Running Backs

 

 

Latavius Murray, RB- Minnesota Vikings- 46.2% Owned

Upcoming Schedule: NYJ, NO, DET

What a game Murray had this past week. In Cooks absence Murray’s utilization had been all over the place. But this past week, he was firing on all cylinders. If Cook were to continue to miss time, Murray would be my top Running Back add this week. He has a great schedule coming up. Even if Cook came back, most analysts believe this will be a time share. In the case that Cook is out, Murray would be a low end RB2 with upside this week against the Jets.

 

 

Peyton Barber, RB- Tampa Bay Buccaneers- 43% Owned

Upcoming Schedule: CLE, CIN, CAR

The running back situation in Tampa is tricky. I would say follow the carries, and Barber would be the guy I would be looking towards. Under a change at QB, Barber could benefit. His upcoming schedule is not the easiest, but is definitely beatable. Barber would be a bye week fill in/ flex until we see more of the Tampa Bay’s situation play out.

 

 

Marlon Mack, RB- Indianapolis Colts- 26.3% Owned

Upcoming Schedule: BUF, OAK, BYE, JAX

Just like Barbers situation is a question mark, Mack’s is too. Mack has been dealing with injuries all season, but in his first game back he carried the ball well and racked up enough yardage to be in the flex territory. The Colts backfield is a conundrum, but has fantasy value as well. Mack can very well be added to those who are running back needy. His schedule is decent for the upcoming two weeks. If you are in a tight spot, he can be a bye week fill in/ low end flex this upcoming week.

 

Wide Receivers

 

 

Taylor Gabriel, WR- Chicago Bears- 32.6% Owned

Upcoming Schedule: NE, NYJ, BUF

Gabriel used to be known as a gadget player, or deep threat. That is not the case anymore. Over his past two matchups, he has been a solid receiver and has been Trubisky’s security blanket. If his target share continues, Gabriel is an every week play depending on the matchup. His upcoming schedule looks pretty good. He is a solid flex with upside/ bye week fill in. If you are in a full PPR league, he is a must add.

 

 

Chris Godwin, WR- Tampa Bay Buccaneers- 39.3% Owned

Upcoming Schedule: CLE, CIN, CAR

Godwin is once again a waiver add. Most dropped him because of his down game, and bye week. Then this past week he was highly utilized and had a touchdown. Godwin’s production may be touchdown dependent. But if he continues to get the target share like this past week, then he is definitely worth an add this week. Godwin is a solid flex play/ bye week fill in during his upcoming schedule.

 

Tight Ends

At a position that has such a large fluctuation of points scored, any type of solid production is always acknowledged. The following tight ends may not be the best, but over the last two weeks have grown and developed into solid additions to any roster with tight end needs.

 

 

OJ Howard, TE- Tampa Bay Buccaneers- 36.5% Owned

Upcoming Schedule: CLE, CIN, CAR

Howard was dropped in a lot of leagues due to his injury. Everyone also added Cameron Brate over Howard due to his previous relationship with Jameis Winston. Both had a touchdown this past week, but it was Howard who had more usage and a bigger target share. Howard is a must add at the tight end position. He has the ability to be an every week starter, especially if he continues to have a connection with Winston. If you need a bye week fill in or a mid tier TE1, Howard is a great add for you this week.

 

 

Ricky Seals Jones, TE- Arizona Cardinals- 16% Owned

Upcoming Schedule: DEN, SF, BYE, KC

Ricky’s production has been all over the place. A week after putting up a dud, he had a solid stat line when it comes to tight ends. It seems like his relationship with Rosen has been going in the right direction. He is a wait and see, but at such an iffy position I would be fine with playing him as a bye week fill in/ low end TE1 with upside.

 

 

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