With injuries to many of the league’s top players and both the Lions and Texans on a bye, many fantasy owners are scrambling to find talent on the waiver wire. After having a solid week last week (my apologies to anyone that added Elijah McGuire), I have graciously decided to lend my fantasy expertise to these desperate fantasy owners again. Below I have listed the top five NFL players that I believe will be waiver wire steals for week 7.
Hunter Henry(Owned in 64.1% of ESPN leagues)
Making his second appearance on this list is Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry. Last week Henry proved himself to be not only a solid fantasy option but also a reliable piece in a Philip Rivers led offense. With five catches for ninety yards last week, Henry looks to improve upon that this week against a Denver Broncos defense that led up eighty-two yards and a touchdown to a rookie tight end in week six.
Alfred Morris(Owned in 41.6% of ESPN leagues)
With a potential Ezekiel Elliott suspension looming over the Dallas Cowboys, Alfred Morris becomes an immediate must-add for all fantasy teams. With one of the most elite offensive lines in the league, Morris has everything he needs to be at least an RB2. Although he will be sharing carries with Darren Mcfadden, he will get the edge because unlike McFadden he has received some carries this year.
Taylor Gabriel(Owned in 21.7% of ESPN leagues)
Last week, without Mohamed Sanu, Gabriel received a season-high eight targets. This week, regardless of Sanu’s status, Gabriel will have a big week against a Patriots defense that has been weak when defending the passing game. He will most likely receive a lot of snaps and it’s expected that behind the arm of Matt Ryan, that he’ll make the most out of them
Robert Woods(Owned in 16.8% of ESPN leagues)
Woods has quietly been putting together a solid season. As the number one route runner on the Los Angeles Rams, Woods figures to have a great game against the Arizona Cardinals. Patrick Peterson will most likely be shutting down teammate Sammy Watkins, which will allow for Woods to be more free throughout the game.
Bennie Fowler III(Owned in 5.3% of ESPN leagues)
Potentially one of the biggest steals of week 7, Fowler looks like he is going to receive a massive workload in the place of an injured wide receiver, Emmanuel Sanders. Last time he faced the Chargers, he scored two touchdowns. Now although two touchdowns is a little too much to expect, Fowler is still in line to have a great game.