Week 7 Waiver Wire: Here are the best players to add in your fantasy league

Here's who you should add to your fantasy roster this week

James Rapien
October 14, 2019 - 11:43 pm
Oct 13, 2019; Carson, CA, USA; Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry (86) celebrates his touchdown scored against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second half at Dignity Health Sports Park. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

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CLEVELAND, OH – Week 6 was full of injuries. Fantasy stars like Amari Cooper and Will Dissly are expected to miss significant time. The good news is there are replacements that can be found on the waiver wire.

Here are the players you should consider adding this week:

Hunter Henry (63%) – Henry returned with a bang on Sunday night. He had both Chargers’ touchdowns and was Phillip Rivers’ go-to weapon in the passing game. He finished with eight receptions (nine targets) for 100 yards. Henry becomes an instant TE1 and is worth a top waiver claim if you need help at tight end.

Robby Anderson (60%) – Anderson had a big week with Sam Darnold back at quarterback for the Jets. He finished five receptions for 125 yards and a 92-yard touchdown. Anderson has WR3 potential and is worth adding in all leagues.

Golden Tate (61%) – Tate should be a big part of the Giants’ offense moving forward. He won’t always be as productive as he was last week – six receptions for 102 yards and a touchdown, but he’s a quality bench wide receiver who’s worth starting based on the matchup. Tate gets a boost in PPR leagues and is worth adding if he’s still available.

Chris Herndon (27%) – Herndon has made this list for weeks because he’s talented and the tight end position is extremely shallow. He’s dealing with a hamstring injury, which kept him from returning in Week 6. The Jets activated him, but he could be another week or two away from playing in a game. Herndon is still worth stashing on the bench. He has TE1 potential with Sam Darnold under center for New York.

Auden Tate (23%) – Tate has led the Bengals in receiving yards in three of their six games. He finished with five receptions for 91 yards against the Ravens, making multiple highlight reel catches. He second-year pro is worth adding in deeper leagues. He has more value in standard leagues and should continue to be a big part of the Bengals’ offense when A.J. Green returns from injury.

Latavius Murray (47%) – Murray could be the Saints’ lead back this week against the Bears. Alvin Kamara is dealing with ankle and knee ailments, which makes Murray one of the best handcuffs. He’s worth claiming, especially if you have Kamara on your roster.

Josh Allen (52%) – Allen was dropped in a lot of leagues because of the Bills’ bye week, but he’s a perfect streamer in Week 7. Allen gets the Dolphins’ defense, which is a quarterbacks dream. Allen will certainly be a starter in my start/sit column later in the week. He’s worth adding if you need a fill-in at quarterback.

Adrian Peterson (63%) – Peterson ran for 118 yards last week and that trend should continue with Bill Callahan calling the shots in Washington. He has a tough matchup against San Francisco in Week 7, but he’s still worth adding if you need help at running back.

Benny Snell (2%) – Snell could have a significant role for the Steelers this week with Jaylen Samuels injured and James Conner nursing a quad injury. The rookie out of Kentucky finished with 89 yards from scrimmage against the Chargers and flashed plenty of potential if Conner were to miss time. At worst, Snell is a top-10 handcuff in a run-first offense.

Darrell Henderson (28%) – Henderson showed flashes last week for the Rams. If Todd Gurley continues to miss time with a quad injury, Henderson could overtake Malcolm Brown as the lead back in Los Angeles. The rookie struggled to pickup the intricacies of Sean McVay’s offense early in the season. Henderson averaged over six yards-per-carry last week. His workload should continue to grow moving forward.

Other players worth watching:

Allen Lazard (0%), Ricky Seals-Jones (3%), Mark Walton (5%), N’Keal Harry (6%), Darren Fells (4%), Noah Fant (24%), Diontae Johnson (26%), Alexander Mattison (22%), A.J. Brown (19%), Jamaal Williams (16%).

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