Heading into Week 7, we have four teams on bye: Ravens, Dolphins, Colts, and Vikings. Week 6 saw its fair share of injuries, with the headlines being that Eagles’ RB Miles Sanders will miss possibly 1-2 weeks and the Eagles will play this Thursday night. Zach Ertz, Jonnu Smith, and Mark Ingram all left their games early as well. Whether you have byes or need some starts due to injuries, here are a few names to prioritize on the fantasy football waiver wire ahead of Week 7 action.
Boston Scott will be the feature back for the Eagles while Miles Sanders is out with a knee injury. Scott has been involved already this season and he’s an effective pass catcher. Corey Clement will be involved as well, but Scott figures to be an RB2 this week against the Giants.
Austin Ekeler is still expected to be sidelined at least another two weeks. Even though the ground game has been ineffective since his departure, it seems that Justin Jackson is the guy to have in the Chargers’ backfield. He out-touched Joshua Kelley in Week 5 by a count of 18 to 12, out-snapped Kelley 42 to 25, and he received 6 targets to Kelley’s 1. Jackson will be a valuable addition if the Chargers can figure out how to move the ball on the ground.
Gus Edwards/J.K. Dobbins
With Ingram going down with an injury, J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards will be slated to see more work in the Ravens’ offense. The Ravens are on bye this week, so it is possible that Ingram may be healthy by their Week 8 matchup. I don’t expect them to be a high priority for many fantasy managers since they will be on bye. If you have a roster spot you can spare, it would be worth picking up one of these guys for cheap this week. I would prioritize Dobbins in the Baltimore backfield should Ingram miss time.
Be sure to check your league’s waiver wire for these names as well:
- Travis Fulgham – WR, PHI
- Justin Herbert – QB, LAC
- Tee Higgins – WR, CIN
- Alexander Mattison – RB, MIN
- Mike Williams – WR, LAC
- Henry Ruggs III – WR, LV
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