Dynasty Adds To Target On Waivers, Going Into Week 7
With six weeks in the books, dynasty owners are starting to see how this season is going to go. Some owners are undefeated and looking towards the playoffs. Other owners are winless and are looking towards next season. The rest are in between, deciding what they want to do for the rest of the season, go for it or not. How you look at your team for the rest of the season will cause you to add for the near future or next season.
Below I will go over each offensive position, quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight ends in dynasty to help guide you with who should be added going into week 7. I’m going to use My Fantasy League for this article, but these suggestions should apply to other formats too. Lets dive into the waiver wire.
Quarterback – Ryan Tannehill
Tannehill entered the game in the third quarter for benched starter Marcus Mariota. Ryan completed 13 of 16 passes for 144 yards and an interception. He also added one carry for six yards. While those numbers may not look great, he did outperform Mariota. Marcus, ended up completing 7 of 18 passes for 63 yards and two interceptions. He also added two carries for four yards. While neither quarterback was able to produce any scoring drives, Tannehill looked like the better quarterback Sunday. It wouldn’t shock me to see the Tennessee Titans turn to Ryan Tannehill against the Los Angeles Chargers, next week.
While Tannehill isn’t someone I would normally target, given the current quarterback situation across most dynasty leagues, he’s certainly worth a look. Other quarterbacks to consider are Devlin Hodges, of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Keep in mind that the Steelers are on a bye in week 7. Also, there is a chance Mason Rudolph could be cleared and return as the starter, against the Miami Dolphins. The last player to consider is Chase Daniel, of the Chicago Bears. He could start in week 7, against the New Orleans Saints, if Mitchell Trubisky isn’t fully recovered. These last two mentions are situations you’ll want to monitor closely.
Running back – Mark Walton
Coming into week 6, Miami Dolphins coaches said Walton has really impressed them and he could have a role, if he continues his consistency. Even though the Dolphins lost to the Washington Redskins, Mark had a nice game. He ended with 6 carries for 32 yards, while adding 5 catches on 6 targets, for 43 yards. Walton was more productive than fellow running back, Kenyan Drake, Sunday. Drake, ended with 10 carries for 40 yards, while adding 6 catches on 9 targets, for 30 yards.
There’s been speculation that Kenyan Drake could be traded, before the deadline. If that’s the case, then Mark Walton could see himself as the lead back, making him even more valuable, in dynasty. With Walton passing Kalen Ballage on the depth chart, there’s a good chance he’s still on your waiver wire. If so, Walton is a must add in dynasty leagues.
Another player who’s worth a mention, and a good taxi squad add is, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back, Benny Snell. On Sunday, he ran 17 times for 75 yards while adding one catch for 14 yards. Snell replaced injured starter, James Conner, who left with a quad injury, at the end of the third quarter.
Another running back to consider is Chase Edmonds. Due to the uncertainty of starter David Johnson, going into week 6, there’s a chance he’s already been added. So far this season David Johnson has played 338 of 433 offensive snaps and Edmonds has played 103 of 433 offensive snaps. Double check your waiver wire to see if he’s been added, if not, he should be.
Wide Receiver – Duke Williams
Here is what I wrote in Dynasty Waiver Adds Week 6 on Duke Williams. Former Buffalo Bills wide receiver, Zay Jones, was traded to the Oakland Raiders on Monday night, for a 2021 fifth round pick. He’s someone I would add if he’s available, or trade for, as he should slide in as the Raiders number two receiver, opposite Tyrell Williams. With Jones out of Buffalo, this opens up more playing time for four year pro, Duke Williams. Duke, started and played 51 snaps, in week 5, which was his most of the season.
Here’s who the Buffalo Bills will be playing over the next handful of weeks. The Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns, and Miami Dolphins again. That’s a very favorable stretch for the team and Williams to make an impact. He’s someone that should be added in all dynasty leagues.
Tight End – Darren Fells
Dynasty owners who had and were relying on Will Dissly as their starting tight end were dealt a huge blow, with Dissly suffering a torn left Achilles tendon Sunday. The Seattle Seahawks Head Coach, Pete Carroll, confirmed Monday night that he’s done for the year. A place dynasty owners can turn in the meantime, is Houston Texans tight end, Darren Fells. While adding a 33 year old player isn’t the most popular thing in dynasty, it’s hard to ignore production at such a weak position.
Some people might be saying, what about fellow Texans tight end Jordan Akins? Fells has out snapped Akins 298-261 through six weeks. Additionally, Fells as seen more targets over the last 2 weeks compared to Akins, 9 for Fells and 4 for Akins. Secondly, I think the height of Fells, 6’7″, makes him a great red zone target for quarterback Deshaun Watson. Another player to consider adding is the recently re-signed Ben Watson, who was re-signed on Monday. Even at 38 years old he’s an upgrade over Ryan Izzo and Matt LaCosse. Watson could also benefit, with more work, due to the injury to Josh Gordon.
Depending on the size of your dynasty leagues and roster sizes, these players may be deeper adds. Never the less it is always important to stay one step ahead of your fellow owners, on the wavier wire. The savvy dynasty owner is looking for opportunity along with current usage. Always remember to check your waiver wire(s) every week, even if you think there isn’t anything worth adding because you never know. Good luck in week 7!