Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Week 7

The key to winning your fantasy football league is not how well you draft, but the players you add off waivers. This is extremely important because securing hidden talent could replace those late-round selections, even mid-rounders, that aren’t having the best season. Here at NFS, we provide the best picks for players you should grab off waivers now before it is too late. As always, both opportunity and performance are taken into consideration for these players. All players listed are rostered below 40 percent on ESPN. Learn to think like a NERD!

A.J. Green, WR, Arizona Cardinals
It is quite shocking to see that only a few seasons ago, A.J. Green was a top wide receiver in the NFL and now ending up on the top of a waiver wire column. Outside of last week’s dud against the 49ers, Green has still produced quality outings as a number two wide receiver for an MVP quarterback. Last game against the Browns, Green finished with five receptions for 79 yards and a touchdown. Green is still showing all of us that his career has yet to conclude. He should be a top addition off the waiver wire with his consistent production week in and week out. 

Zach Ertz, TE, Arizona Cardinals
Zach Ertz’s decline in numbers has always been mainly due to the offense and quarterback production. He’s only three years removed from a season where he finished with 116 receptions and 8 touchdowns. He followed up in 2019 with 88 receptions and 6 touchdowns. Then all the drama with Carson Wentz happened and the offense as a whole took a significant hit. At 30 years old, Ertz becomes a major addition to one of the best offenses in the NFL with Kyler Murray running the show. Murray also loved targeting Maxx Williams before his significant leg injury, so Ertz will immediately plug into that same role but with much better pass-catching ability. 

T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts
After dealing with a neck injury over the off-season, T.Y. Hilton finally returned for the Colts. For years, Hilton has been one of the most reliable wide receivers in the NFL and continues to be an anchor even in 2021. Against the Texans, Hilton finished with four receptions for 80 yards. His partnership with Michael Pittman Jr. will be huge if the Colts want to be able to turn this disappointing around. Hilton is a perfect waiver wire pick-up for consistent production from the wide receiver option with occasional boom games because of Carson Wentz’s arm strength. 

Devonta Freeman, RB, Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens have continued to shuffle around their running backs since Gus Edwards and J.K. Dobbins went down with season-ending injuries. First, it was Ty Son Williams who was only able to finish with one big game during Week 1. Then they sign a bunch of veterans like Le’Veon Bell, Latavius Murray, and Devonta Freeman. But as of late it has been Freeman and Murray splitting the carries. Freeman, who qualifies as a waiver wire pickup, finished with an incredible 5.9 yards per carry, totaling 53 yards and a touchdown. The only question is if he’ll continue to have this opportunity going forward. It seems like it is a week-by-week basis at the moment for the Ravens backfield. 

Ricky Seals-Jones, TE, Washington Football Team
After Logan Thomas with a hamstring injury that put him on Injure Reserve, it has been Ricky Seals-Jones receiving the targets for the Washington Football Team. He’s also become a favorite target for Taylor Heinicke. Seals-Jones finished third in targets against the Kansas City Chiefs with six. In that game, he hauled in four receptions for 58 yards and a touchdown. His production will only go as far as Thomas is out for. But with a favorable matchup against the Green Bay Packers, Seals-Jones is a solid pick-up off waivers for the next few weeks.

Published by Ethan Hartley

Born and raised in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, right outside of Philadelphia. Junior at the University of Oregon studying journalism with minors in sports business and music studies. An avid follower of the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NCAA, and MMA.

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