Week 6 of the NFL season was full of fantasy football excitement, disappointment, and everything in between. There were also plenty of injuries, and fantasy teams are certainly looking to either find replacements or just upside bench depth. Here are 5 players on the fantasy radar as waiver wire pickups for Week 7 (percentages according to ESPN):
RB Brian Robinson Jr. (WAS) – 50% Rostered
Robinson did well in his first career start, as he ran for 60 yards on 17 carries along with a touchdown in their Thursday night matchup against the Bears. Robinson did not get much usage in the receiving game, but he is starting to become the RB to own in this backfield. Look for him to improve as the weeks go on, but he should be rostered because of his usage. He is available in around half of leagues, and Robinson is the most noteworthy running back to claim this week.
WR Tyquan Thornton (NE) – 0.6% Rostered
This is another rookie that is one of the top waiver wire pickups ahead of Week 7. The Patriots WR scored two touchdowns in his second career game, one rushing and one receiving. Thornton was one of the fastest players from the NFL Combine in February. His speed was definitely on display last week. This strong performance from Thornton should earn him more opportunities in the coming weeks, especially with Kendrick Bourne nursing a toe injury. Thornton may not score every game, but he is an interesting roster stash that could have some very nic
WR Rondale Moore (ARI) – 47% Rostered
The Cardinals are facing some roster turnover that could impact the WR group moving forward. Star WR DeAndre Hopkins is returning from a six-game suspension, but offseason-acquisition Maruqise Brown will miss around six weeks after suffering a non-surgical fracture in his foot. Additionally, Arizona recently traded for Robbie Anderson, who was disgruntled in Carolina. Anderson will not be much of a factor, which is why Rondale Moore is perhaps the biggest beneficiary from all of this. Moore is seeing a good volume of targets, but he has not been efficient with them. He will get plenty of opportunity from the slot in a Cardinals offense that is looking for improvement in the passing game. Moore probably should not be started ahead of Arizona’s Thursday night content against the Saints, but he should get more action soon.
WR Jameson Williams (DET) – 22% Rostered
Williams may not be available to return in Week 7 against the Cowboys, but he should be back in action in the next couple weeks. His long awaited return should have fantasy managers excited, as he could be a potential league winner. The Lions currently have one of the best offenses in the league, and Williams can elevate it even more with his ability to stretch the field. He should have been an IR stash on fantasy rosters since the season began. If he is currently on waivers, pounce immediately. Williams is available in most leagues and is a great add with upside through the roof. Expectations are already high for the rookie. He should be settled in and comfortable by the time the fantasy playoffs roll around.
WR Wan’Dale Robinson (NYG) – 7% Rostered
Robinson has an opportune moment ahead of him. With a depleted Giants WR group, Robinson can and has shown signs of emerging as their best weapon for Daniel Jones. The rookie scored his first career TD in their win against the Ravens. While he only saw four targets, it is expected to increase. The Giants will find ways to get Robinson on the field and involved in the offense, and he can be efficient with high or low volume. Robinson is a must-add because of the lack of other weapons on the Giants in addition to the actual talent.
Honorable Waiver Wire Pickups: WR Alec Pierce (IND), TE Greg Dulcich (DEN), RB Kyren Williams (LAR)
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