Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets (Week 7)

Week 6 has now passed, which means we are near the halfway point for the regular season in many fantasy football leagues. By now it is clear whose teams are championship favorites and whose are pretenders. Whether you find yourself at the top of the standings or near the bottom, it is still important to hunt the waiver wire. Kudos to anyone that took my advice and picked up Adrian Peterson and had the confidence to start him because he looked electric last week. If for some reason he is still available in your league, add him now. Here are 6 fantasy football players to target this week.

1. Orleans Darkwa, RB, New York Giants

Orleans Darkwa is not a household name, but he is killing it for the Giants. He has put up over 14 points the past two weeks in PPR leagues and is still unowned in nearly all leagues. He led the team in touches last week and ran for 117 yards on the stout Broncos defense. A defense that allowed 95 yards combined between LeSean McCoy, Melvin Gordon, Ezekiel Elliott, and Marshawn Lynch. Did Darkwa have a fluke of a game versus that stellar run defense? Probably. But he is worth the add this week. (Percent Owned: 0.7 NFL, 4.5 ESPN)

2. Alfred Morris, RB, Dallas Cowboys

Due to the never ending legal battle that follows Ezekiel Elliott, Alfred Morris could become the starter in Dallas. However, he could also see little to no playing time. The same goes for fellow back Darren McFadden. Elliot could escape serving no suspension and continue to serve as a bell-cow for the Cowboys. However, in the event that he is suspended, Morris and McFadden both become possible starters. (Percent Owned: 14.0 NFL, 43.9 ESPN)

3. Nelson Agholor, WR, Philadelphia Eagles

Nelson Agholor was featured on this page several weeks ago and here he finds himself still a top target. He is having a breakout year and is available in many leagues for how well he is playing. If the Eagles and Carson Wentz continue on their hot streak, look for Agholor’s fantasy value to stay high. He is going into a matchup with a Josh Norman-less Redskins secondary, so look for big numbers. (Percent Owned: 23.5 NFL, 36.3 ESPN)

4. Ted Ginn, WR, New Orleans Saints

Ted Ginn is benefitting from the pass heavy offense led by Drew Brees. His fantasy value is touchdown dependent, but he has two touchdowns in his last three games. Given that he is a speedster, the possibility of a long touchdown each week makes him an enticing fantasy start. He is a good WR3 or flex candidate, but do not sit any solid starters in favor of him. (Percent Owned: 16.4 NFL, 40.6 ESPN)

5. Derrick Henry, RB, Tennessee Titans

DeMarco Murray is still the starter in Tennessee, but Derrick Henry out touched him last week. Henry scored 21 fantasy points in PPR leagues and had a career long 72 yard touchdown run. Henry won’t put up these numbers on a weekly basis. He is a good add though if your team is very weak at running back. (Percent Owned: 78.8 NFL, 57.0 ESPN)

6. JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

The rookie receiver is beginning to push Martavis Bryant out the the number two target in Pittsburgh. He has not down so yet, but he was second in catches and yards last week. Combined with the swirling rumors that Bryant wants a trade, there could be a lot of value in adding JuJu Smith-Schuster to your team. He is not a consistent fantasy starter, but is worth stashing on your roster. (Percent Owned: 2.0 NFL, 6.3 ESPN)


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