Fantasy Football Update 10/20/16: Week 7 Waiver Wire Picks
Fantasy Football Sleepers and Waiver Wire Picks for Week 7
October 20, 2016
Thursday not only means it’s time once again for the NFL to start back up, but it’s also time for another addition of our fantasy football waiver wire check. This time we’re looking ahead to Week 7, so let’s visit some of the trending players out there and see who’s making waves.
Ty Montgomery, WR, Green Bay Packers: We’ve been talking about Montgomery quite a bit this week, as he’s in line for a big workload tonight against the Bears.
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Montgomery is coming off 10 catches for 98 yards (12 targets) in Week 6, and with Davonte Adams and Eddie Lacy sidelined he’ll have to pick up the slack.
Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Rodgers is a big RB pickup this week ahead of his tilt against San Francisco this week. He bagged a whopping 30 carries for 101 yards in Week 5, alongside five catches for 28 more yards.
With Doug Martin ailing (and really, even if he comes back), Rodgers is a nice RB pickup if you can get him. He gets a nice matchup against a permissive San Francisco D in Week 7.
Mike Davis, RB, San Francisco 49ers: Speaking of the 49ers, they’ve got an RB on their sideline worth checking out this week. With Carlos Hyde banged up, San Francisco will be utilizing a committee headed by Davis to fill in the gaps.
Davis only got 13 yards on five rushes last week, but should have an expanded role here. He’ll head up a four-back committee that will roll with the hot hand, and is the best bet out of a tepid lot.
Mike Gillislee, RB, Buffalo Bills: Right now Gillislee is a sneaky safety pickup, given the questionable status of Bills RB LeSean McCoy.
If McCoy is out, Gillislee should suck up most of the carries against a wimpy Dolphins rush defense. Gillislee has scored in two straight weeks and put up 12.1 fantasy points against the Niners.
Cameron Brate, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Let’s go back to the Bucs for a minute as we finish up today and look at Brate. He has at least 6.7 points in two of his last three weeks, with 21 targets in that span.
Brate isn’t a world-beater tight end by any means, but he does provide some nice reliability. For those fantasy owners who are hurting here, he’s a nice pickup as a TE2 or low-end grab.
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