NFL Fantasy: Week 7 Waiver Wire Targets

By Travis Taylor
Oct. 18, 2016

We're heading into to the swing weeks of the NFL Fantasy season. Finding players on the waiver wire to fill a roster spot of a player on a bye or to fill a void due to an injury becomes much more important. A couple of mid-season breakouts, an injury replacement and a early season contributor highlight this weeks Week 7 waiver wire targets I think you should target. 

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Jay Ajayi, RB, Dolphins - With Arian Foster's injury earlier in the year, many believed Ajayi would take the opportunity of more touches and run with it. Over the three games Foster missed, Ajayi was able to amass 103 yards on 26 attempts while scoring two touchdowns. Not eye popping numbers but encouraging given the amount of attempts he was given. That changed on Sunday, on 25 attempts Ajayi had a career day by scoring two touchdowns and racking up 204 yards. With Foster still not at 100%, Ajayi looks to be a safe bet to see around 20-30 touches in week 7. (Owned in 31% of Yahoo Leagues)

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Kenny Britt, WR, Rams - Kenny Britt has quietly been putting together a career year, he's on pace for well over 1,000 yards heading into week 7. This past Sunday Britt broke out and turned seven receptions into 136 yards and two touchdowns. He seems to be Case Keenum's favorite target which explains his consistent season thus far, look for the targets to continue coming his way and the yards to pile up. Britt has another favorable match-up in week 7 as well as the next three of four coming out of their bye in week 8. (Owned in 11% of Yahoo Leagues)

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Spencer Ware, RB, Chiefs - If your like most people who dropped Ware upon the return of Jamaal Charles, you may be kicking yourself after his performance on Sunday. Even though Ware had more rushing attempts (24) compared to Charles' (9), don't look for that trend to continue. The weather in Oakland was wet so the Chiefs could have been holding Charles back since he's coming off a knee injury. That being said, the way Ware has performed this year when called upon has earned him the right to see his fare share of touches and goal line attempts even with Charles back. If one of your managers in your league dropped him, put your claim in now. (Owned in 64% of Yahoo Leagues)

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Jack Doyle, TE, Colts - After the departue of Dwayne Allen in the first quarter of Sunday's game due to injury, Doyle stepped in and posted a 4/53/1 line. The Colts don't have much when it comes to receivers, Doyle should be the beneficiary going forward for however long Allen is out for. (Owned in 11% of Yahoo Leagues)

Until next time,

the wiz