18 Oct NFL Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Wednesday: Week 7
Blake Bortles – The bye weeks are definitely upon us as names like Blake Bortles and Josh McCown start getting tossed around as viable waiver wire options at the quarterback position. Bortles and the Jaguars travel to Indianapolis to take on the Colts. The Colts are on a short week after a Monday Night Football loss to the Titans. Bortles is awful, but he’s capable of putting up good numbers against soft secondary’s, like the Colts.
Brett Hundley – Aaron Rogers is out for the season with a broken collar bone and Brett Hundley has taken over as the Packers starting quarterback. Rogers owners should immediately pick him up off the waiver wire. He’s more of a stash option until we get a better feel for how the offense will operate, but Hundley possesses the ability to run the football and has plenty of receiving options at his disposal.
Josh McCown – McCown has put up consistent numbers each week and has quietly risen to QB2 territory. He lit the Patriots up for 354 yards and two touchdowns and has now thrown for multiple scores in three of the six games this season. Lock him in with a juicy matchup on the road against the Dolphins.
Chris Ivory – Fournette owners need to immediately pick up Ivory off the waiver wire. Reports out of Jacksonville are that his ankle is fine, but his knee appeared to twist awkwardly as well. Snag Ivory as a handcuff.
Dion Lewis – You can never really count on the Patriots backfield, but Lewis has shown the ability the be a pass-catching option and a between-the-tackles runner. He’s had 18 carries over the last two weeks and is always active in the passing game. He’s available in 90% of ESPN leagues and will be very valuable if a Patriots receiver goes down.
Orleans Darkwa – The Giants backfield situation appears to be resolved as Darkwa has grabbed hold of the spot and doesn’t appear to be giving it up. He scored a rushing in week five and turned in a 21-117 line against the tough Broncos defense in week six.
Jermaine Kearse – Kearse has been quarterback Josh McCown’s safety blanket and has been the most consistent receiver on a team that has to throw…a lot. He had at least four catches in five of the last six weeks and registered three touchdowns on the year.
Marqise Lee – The Jags will likely find themselves in a shootout with the Colts on Sunday. Look for Lee and Bortles to hook up at least once.
Taywan Taylor – The Titans rookie has shown flashes of playmaking ability in his first season as a pro. He burned the Colts on a 60 yard bomb from QB Marcus Mariota, his first of the season. He’s mainly an add in deeper leagues, but could be valuable if Matthews or Decker go down with an injury.
George Kittle – Kittle is emerging as one of the more consistent offensive options on a bad 49ers team. He’s put up a 11-129-1 line over the last two weeks, solid numbers for a watered down TE position.
Nick O’Leary – In his first start for the injured Charles Clay, O’Leary put up a solid 5-54 line. The Buccaneers are tough against the TE position, but quarterback Tyrod Taylor looks to that position often. Stream O’Leary with confidence this week.