Who are some of the top Dynasty Week 7 Waiver Wire Adds?
This was the most normal week we’ve had since the start of the NFL season, which was nice. It’s amazing how much easier it is to set your lineup when games are played as scheduled. However, we did have injuries to some key starters. Opportunity is what dynasty players should look for when considering who to add off the week 7 waiver wire. Below I list some deep dynasty waiver wire adds for you to target this week. If you missed my week 6 adds click here.
Week 6 Stats: 5 receptions, 108 yards, 0 touchdowns, 8 targets, snap% 63
Season Stats: 9 receptions, 188 yards, 0 touchdowns, 12 targets, snap % 26
Marcus Johnson – WR, IND
For the fifth year pro, this was by far his best game all season. He was the most targeted Colts wide receiver with eight, in a game that saw quarterback Philip Rivers throw it forty four times. Johnson took full advantage of his opportunity in this one with fellow wideout Michael Pittman on injured reserve. Rivers has attempted 198 passes in six games this year. There are plenty of targets to go around, it’s just hard to know who will be the benefactor each week. If you need depth at wide receiver Johnson makes for a nice add. The Colts are on bye next week and get the Lions after that. That game has the potential to be a shootout.
Week 6 Stats: 8 receptions, 113 yards, 1 touchdown, 9 targets, snap% 55
Season Stats: 17 receptions, 182 yards, 1 touchdown, 20 targets, snap% 36
Anthony Firkser – TE, TEN
Starting tight end Jonnu Smith suffered an ankle injury early against the Houston Texans. With Smith out, Firkser took advantage of his increased playing time. While Smith’s injury didn’t look to be a season ender, it did seem that Smith could miss their next game against the Steelers. If that happens Firkser would be worth a plug and play TE2 for those in need of a bye week fill in or in tight end premium leagues.
Week 6 Stats: 4 receptions, 55 yards, 0 touchdowns, 5 targets, snap% 79
Season Stats: 10 receptions, 133 yards, 0 touchdowns, 16 targets, snap% 64
Irv Smith Jr. – TE, MIN
Irv Smith Jr is someone who should be owned in dynasty leagues. I bring him up here because he’s on his way to passing fellow tight end Kyle Rudolph on the depth chart. Here are Rudolph’s season stats: 10 receptions, 123 yards, 1 touchdown, 14 targets. As you can see these two are producing very similarly. By seasons end, Smith will be atop the tight end depth chart. If you need tight end help or are in a tight end premium league I would look to acquire Smith. If I could get Smith for the deal below I’d take it for sure.
Other Players To Look For:
Boston Scott – RB, PHI
The Eagles starting running back Miles Sanders suffered a knee injury against the Baltimore Ravens Sunday. If Sanders misses time then Boston Scott would be atop the depth chart. Scott should already be owned, but if not he would be my top waiver add depending on team need. I think Scott would be a low end RB1 or a high end RB2 against the New York Giants.
Gus Edwards – RB, BAL
The Ravens starting running back Mark Ingram suffered an ankle injury against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday. If Ingram misses time, coming out of their bye, then Gus Edwards would be in line for more work and could be the goal line back too. Edwards should already be owned, but if not he would be near the top of my add list depending on team needs. I think Edwards would be a RB2/3 if his workload increases coming out of their bye week.
Richard Rodgers – TE, PHI
Starting tight end Zach Ertz is expected to miss the next 3-4 weeks with an ankle injury. Also, backup tight end Dallas Goedert is expected to miss the game against the Giants. So that means fire up Richard Rodgers if you’re in a tight end premium league. Keep in mind that Alshon Jeffrey and DeSean Jackson could return against the Giants which could impact Rodgers targets.