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Fantasy Football: Week 7 Waiver Wire Report

Waiver Wire Report Keenan Cole is a sleeper
Keelan Cole is a sleeper this week in the waivers for fantasy football. The Jaguars wide receiver has been super impressive since he entered the NFL.

By Craig Forrestal

We are almost at the halfway point of the NFL season and we have found ourselves to still be adjusting to the COVID-19 plagued season. We have more questions than answers with what the official protocol is for when a positive test pops up. However, we know that injuries are going on all over the place and it is keeping the waiver wire hot! With so many moving parts it is important to stay on top of the waiver wire. The waiver wire is where championships are won. So let us see what is around for the pickings this week on the NFL Draft Diamonds Waiver Wire Report.

Week 7 Waiver Wire Report 

  • Keelan Cole/ WR/ Jacksonville Jaguars: DJ Chark this and DJ Chark that. Oh but wait, don’t forget about Laviska Shenault and his game-breaking ability. Enter Keelan Cole. Just as most were expecting Shenault to have himself a day Keelan Cole had to steal his shine. Even with DJ Chark seeing 14 Targets Cole had 6 catches for 143. Cole has 21 catches for 219 yards and 3 TDs on the season. Given his outburst against Detroit and the 9 targets that came his way, he is worth an add and in deeper leagues he should definitely be rostered. Next 3: @ Chargers, Bye and Texans 
  • Justin Jackson/ RB/ LA Chargers: I mentioned in the Week 5 Waiver Wire Report that there was a chance that Jackson was the better back. And as the Chargers come off bye it wouldn’t hurt to see if he’s hanging around because RBs are falling down to injuries left and right. Against New Orleans Jackson totaled 15 carries for 71 yards and 5 catches for 23 yards showing that he is capable of handling a similar workload to the injured Austin Ekeler. Next 3: Jaguars, @ Broncos and Raiders
  • Boston Scott/ RB/ Philadelphia Eagles: Miles Sanders is expected to miss Thursday’s game against the Giants and that means Boston Scott should get the first shot at lead-back duties. I say expected because Corey Clement should also see some work as well. Scott has been underwhelming so far but against a bad Giants defense that surrendered a good game to JD McKissic, there might be hope for Scott. The Eagles are so hurt that they are running out of options. Scott should factor into the game plan out of necessity. Next 3: Giants, Cowboys and Bye
  • JaMycal Hasty/ RB/ San Francisco 49ers: Next up in the revolving door of RBs in San Francisco is JaMycal Hasty. Hasty is a rookie from Baylor that had an impressive scouting combine showcasing elite burst and agility. Once Mostert went down with an injury it was Hasty that stepped into the early-down work ahead of Jerick McKinnon. Kyle Shanahan offered positive comments about Hasty and the “fresh legs” he brought to the game. Maybe Mostert misses time, maybe Tevin Coleman comes back and that hurts Hasty’s outlook but if injury looms Hasty is the guy to run with McKinnon in Week 7. Next 3: @ Patriots, @ Seahawks and Packers
  • La’Mical Perine/ RB/ NY Jets: Perine collected 9 touches and played 58% of snaps in the first action without Le’Veon Bell on the roster. While the 9 touches come with limited upside due to the Adam Gase Curse that is currently cast over the Jets, but if Gase is let go that’s when it gets interesting because every time Gase leaves/gets let go the offense improves dramatically. Regardless of the Gase situation, it looks like Perine will be working with the ageless wonder Frank Gore for the foreseeable future. Next 3: Bills, @ Chiefs and Patriots
  • Adam Humphries/ WR/ Tennessee Titans: In his first game back from the COVID-19 List he saw 6 targets and it was the 4th time he’s seen at least 6 Targets this season. Even if additional players return from injury his target floor seems pretty safe. Against Houston, Humphries had 6 catches for 64 yards and 1 TD. The injury to Jonnu Smith could mean more targets for Humphries should Smith miss any games. Next 3: Steelers, @ Bengals and Bears
  • Anthony Firkser/ TE/ Tennessee Titans: Once Jonnu Smith exited the game with an injury the undrafted veteran from Harvard filled in admirably. Firkser saw 9 targets resulting in 8 catches for 113 yards and 1 TD. The TE is a big part of this offense especially in the red zone where Jonnu Smith has a 35% target share. That means a Titans TE always has the chance to score. With Ryan Tannehill proving last season wasn’t a fluke, the Titans passing game can be trusted in just about any matchup. Should Smith miss a couple of games with injury Firkser is a perfect injury replacement. Next 3: Steelers, @ Bengals and Bears

Potential Waiver Wire Traps 

  • James Washington/ WR/ Pittsburgh Steelers 
  • Trey Burton/ TE/ Indianapolis Colts 

Make Sure They’re Not Available 

  • Chase Claypool/ WR/ Pittsburgh Steelers 
  • Travis Fulgham/ WR/ Philadelphia Eagles 
  • Tee Higgins/ WR/ Cincinnati Bengals 
  • JD McKissic/ RB/ Washington Football Team
  • Matt Ryan/ QB/ Atlanta Falcons 
  • Mike Williams/ WR/ LA Chargers
  • Dallas Goedert/ TE/ Philadelphia Eagles 

QB Streams

  • Matthew Stafford/ Detroit Lions 
  • Joe Burrow/ Cincinnati Bengals 
  • Justin Herbert/ LA Chargers
  • Carson Wentz/ Philadelphia Eagles 

Cuff ‘Em Up

  • Latavius Murray/ New Orleans Saints
  • Tony Pollard/ Dallas Cowboys 
  • Alexander Mattison/ Minnesota Vikings
  • Benny Snell & Anthony McFarland/ Pittsburgh Steelers 
  • Jordan Wilkins & Nyheim Hines/ Indianapolis Colts 
  • Brian Hill/ Atlanta Falcons 
  • Travis Homer/ Seattle Seahawks 
  • Gus Edwards/ Baltimore Ravens 
  • Giovani Bernard/ Cincinnati Bengals 
  • Jamaal Williams & AJ Dillon/ Green Bay Packers 
  • Duke Johnson/ Houston Texans  
  • Devontae Booker/ Las Vegas Raiders
  • Jeremy McNichols/ Tennessee Titans 

It Might Be Early But…

  • Tim Patrick/ WR/ Denver Broncos 
  • Preston Williams/ WR/ Miami Dolphins 
  • Duke Johnson/ RB/ Houston Texans 
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