Week 7 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets: Josh Allen, Others Have High Upside
Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) Buffalo Bills wide receiver Zay Jones (11) and Buffalo Bills center Mitch Morse (60).
- With the Bills facing the Dolphins in Week 7, Josh Allen provides value as a high-upside pickup in fantasy football.
- Below you'll find other players to target for the upcoming weekend at the four major offensive positions.
After their impressive 20-7 road win over the Rams, the undefeated 49ers have established themselves as the team to beat in the NFC. The Niners join the Patriots as the only two unbeaten NFL teams.
Week 7 will be a bye week for the Steelers, Browns, Buccaneers, and Panthers.
This week’s waiver wire provides several under the radar pick-up options from the four teams coming off last week’s bye. Plus, there are always long term stash options worth your consideration.
Note: We’ve limited their recommendations to players owned in fewer than 50% of Yahoo leagues. All data as of Monday.
Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups
Quarterback Streaming Targets
Josh Allen, Bills
Allen comes off Buffalo’s bye week with three consecutive home games against poor pass defenses. The Bills host the Dolphins, Eagles, and Redskins over the next three weeks.
In Week 7, the Bills host a Dolphins team next week that is allowing 85.1% more production above the league average against the pass.
Allen is a great streaming option in Week 7 for bye weeks quarterbacks such as Baker Mayfield or Jameis Winston.
Daniel Jones, Giants
The Giants rookie quarterback faces an Arizona team that ranks 27th in pass defense DVOA (per Football Outsiders) and has allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks.
It’s hard to rely on Jones beyond next week, but his rushing upside plus the hopeful return of Evan Engram and Sterling Shepard make him worth Week 7 streaming consideration.
Running Back Targets
Chase Edmonds, Cardinals
Edmonds posted double-digit PPR fantasy points for the second consecutive week. He posted seven touches, 67 total yards, and a receiving touchdown.
While he lacks consistency as a weekly play, Edmonds is flashing enough efficiency for Flex consideration and maintains huge upside in the event of a David Johnson injury.
Mark Walton, Dolphins
Walton surpassed Kalen Ballage on the Miami depth chart and produced 75 total yards along with five receptions.
With a Dolphins team almost always facing negative game scripts, Walton is worth a stash in deep benches as a desperation bye week filler.
Potential RB Stashes
Benny Snell, Dolphins
Snell inherited the primary backup running back job from Jaylen Samuels (knee scope), and promptly led the Steelers in rushing on Sunday Night Football.
The Kentucky rookie produced 89 total yards including a 4.4 yard per carry average. While he does not offer much in the passing game, Snell is worth stash consideration in case of a Conner injury.
Wide Receiver Targets
Jamison Crowder, Jets
The return of quarterback Sam Darnold was a boost to all offensive playmakers, especially Jamison Crowder.
In Darnold’s two games this season, Crowder has totaled 26 targets, 20 receptions, and 197 receiving yards.
While the Jets host the undefeated Patriots next week, that level of volume is worth a waiver wire claim regardless of opponent.
Auden Tate, Bengals
With John Ross and A.J. Green still unavailable, Tate continued to see steady volume with 12 targets, five receptions, and 91 receiving yards at Baltimore.
However, with upcoming games against Jacksonville and at the Rams, it is best to leave Tate on the waiver wire unless desperate.
Dante Pettis, 49ers
While San Francisco still remains a committee receiving core, Pettis has slowly started to emerge as the top wideout option.
His six targets were second on the team behind George Kittle, and he narrowly missed a receiving touchdown to support his six targets and 45 receiving yards.
Pettis is in a nice buy-low spot with favorable road games at Washington and Arizona over the next three weeks. It should also be noted, the 49ers have already had their bye week giving Pettis owners an additional game.
Anthony Miller, Bears
Miller was a popular preseason breakout candidate after totaling incredible touchdown efficiency during his rookie season. However, injuries buried him on the receiving depth chart early in the season, as Miller only totaled eight targets over the first three weeks.
However, Miller saw season-highs in targets (seven), receptions (four), and receiving yards (52) in the Week 5 game at London.
The unknown variable is how much of his production was related to the absence of Taylor Gabriel (concussion).
Miller is not a Week 7 waiver wire target, but it is certainly worth monitoring over the next few weeks.
Demaryius Thomas, Jets
Thomas has totaled 14 targets, eight receptions, and 109 receiving yards over the past two weeks. He has provided another solid receiving option for a Jets offense that looked much improved with the return Darnold.
With the best pedigree of any waiver wire receiver in Week 7, Thomas should be given consideration as a WR3 option with Darnold under center for the rest of the season.
Duke Williams, Bills
The practice squad standout made the most of his Week 5 opportunity with four receptions, 29 yards, and one touchdown in a 14-7 Bills road win at Tennessee.
Does the Buffalo trade of wideout Zay Jones signal more playing time for Williams? With three favorable home games upcoming, he is a waiver wire lottery ticket for teams in need of wide receivers.
Jaron Brown, Seahawks
Brown has emerged as a solid wide receiver option in Seattle’s offense with 18 targets over the past four games. He caught three passes for 29 yards and two touchdowns in Seattle big Week 6 road victory.
Brown will struggle to find consistent volume behind Tyler Locket and D.K. Metcalf, but his efficiency in the red zone certainly merits waiver wire consideration.
Tight End Streaming Targets
Dallas Goedert, Eagles
Goedert has managed to stay fantasy relevant despite playing behind All-Pro Zach Ertz. In Philadelphia’s 38-20 loss at Minnesota, Goedert has the third-most targets and second-most receptions of all Eagles receivers.
Tight end is the thinnest of all fantasy positions, making Goedert worth consideration despite limited production.
He remains the most valuable tight end handcuff in all of fantasy football.
Dawson Knox, Bills
Don’t forget about the Bills rookie tight end coming off Buffalo’s bye week.
Knox has four consecutive games of three or more targets and remains a viable bye week option with a consistent weekly snap share.
Darren Fells, Texans
Fells solidified his two touchdown catch performance of Week 5 with six receptions and 69 receiving yards in the Texans road win at Kansas City.
On the season, Fells has three touchdown catches, and his seven targets against the Chiefs represent a season-high.
While he remains in a time-share with teammate Jordan Akins, Fells is an intriguing option in an explosive Houston offense.
Potential TE Stashes
Ricky Seals-Jones, Browns
The uber-athletic Seals-Jones found the end zone for the second time in three weeks, accumulating six targets, three receptions and 47 receiving yards in Cleveland’s 32-28 loss to Seattle.
Cleveland is on a Week 7 bye, but with David Njoku on the injured reserve, Seals-Jones is one of the top waiver options at the challenging tight end position