Top 11 waiver-wire pickups for Week 7 in your fantasy football league

by I'm Struggling

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With six weeks of football now in the books, we have reached the point of the fantasy football season where roster depth becomes a huge factor.

For the next five weeks of the NFL season, at least four teams will be on bye. If your fantasy football roster is likely to be down a player, or two, or three, you’ll likely have to make some tough choices with regard to which boom-or-bust receiver to slot in or which backup quarterback you trust to get the job done.

If you’re at the top of your league, it’s time to bolster your roster and ensure a playoff spot. For those in the dregs of the standings, there’s still time for the fates of the season to swing your way with a little luck and some working of the waiver wire.

Below, we’ve collected 12 potential waiver-wire targets for fantasy players looking to improve their rosters before bye weeks begin to interrupt their lineups.

All ownership percentages come from ESPN, and scoring is based on a standard ESPN points per reception format.

Jameis Winston, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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ESPN fantasy ownership: 57.1%

Week 6 stats: 395 passing yards, four touchdowns, two interceptions — 30.9 fantasy points

One thing to know: With FitzMagic firmly in the past, Jameis Winston is now leading the way for the Buccaneers, and was the top scoring fantasy quarterback in Week 6. With Tampa Bay’s defense looking rather suspect against the Falcons, there’s a good chance Winston will be in more than a few shootouts through the rest of the season.

Latavius Murray, RB, Minnesota Vikings
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ESPN fantasy ownership: 46.2%

Week 6 stats: 155 rushing yards, one touchdown — 22.8 fantasy points

One thing to know: Dalvin Cook was a surprise scratch for the Vikings on Sunday, leading to a monster day from Latavius Murray. If Cook is still nursing his hamstring injury moving forward, Murray should have some value in the coming weeks.

Peyton Barber, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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ESPN fantasy ownership: 43%

Week 6 stats: 82 rushing yards, four receptions, 24 receiving yards, one touchdown — 20.6 fantasy points

One thing to know: Chances are someone in your league got tired of waiting for Peyton Barber to get going, and if that’s the case, now is the perfect time to scoop him up. After a slow start to the year, Barber finally showed some of the flash that was expected of him this season, getting involved in all aspects of the Buccaneers offense.

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