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#WaiverWire for Week 7

We are closing in on the halfway point of the NFL season and believe it or not, it always tends to fly by quickly. While 2020 has definitely changed the way we approach our fantasy rosters, one thing remains the same and that is anything is possible on any given week.


While most of your roster is set on a week to week, some owners are searching for that complementary players to help get their teams to the next level or even need a weekly replacement for a player on a bye week. This week offers a few key players that have the potential to be available through the waiver-wire. Without further ado, here are your Week 7 Waiver Wire claims.


Week 7 byes: Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens, Minnesota Vikings


Quarterbacks:

Ryan Tannehill, TEN (54.1% rostered): In 15 games since becoming the starter, Tannehill now has 40 total touchdowns. With back-to-back 30-point fantasy weeks and is a quarterback to be taken seriously as a weekly option. Add him, start him, ride the Tannehill wave. He's proving the Dolphins made a mistake in letting him go elsewhere.


Justin Herbert, LAC (45.4% rostered): With the Chargers bye week coming up in Week 8, Herbert has at least 20 fantasy points in three of his last four starts and has a favorable matchup against the Jaguars. Not only can he score in the air, but he is also capable of earning points on the ground as well with his wheels. The rookie's fantasy value is on the rise and would be a start in PPR and non-PPR leagues.


Running Back:

Boston Scott, PHI (11.7% rostered): With the Giants allowing 26.0 fantasy points per game to runningbacks, ninth-most in the league, there is some real potential for Scott to deliver helpful fantasy results in Thursday Night's matchup. With Miles Sanders sidelined with an injury, Scott could easily provide a spark in the receiving area as the Giants are allowing an average of six catches and 50.5-points to backfields. Scott could easily be used as a FLEX option.


Zack Moss, BUF(50.5% rostered): Moss missed three games due to injury and mustered just five touches in his return on Monday, but things could change in Week 7 when the Bills are heavy favorites against the hapless Jets. It's easy to imagine a scenario where the Bills run up an early lead and feed Devin Singletary and Moss in the second half. Moss had 11.7 fantasy points against the Jets in Week 1.


La'Mical Perine, NYJ (19.2% rostered): Stach Perine as a potential late bloomer. While he may not be the lead back right now, but there is potential for him to receive a majority of the workload over veteran Frank Gore at one point as the Jets will be looking to plan ahead.


Wide Reciever:

Keelan Cole Sr., JAX (20.0% rostered): It's not the big Week 6 (six grabs for 143 yards against the Lions) that has me buying Cole this week as a viable streaming option, it's his safe slot role for a team I expect to be playing from behind against the rested Chargers. Cole has more yards and receptions from the slot than any three of his teammates combined and that'll play just fine against a defense that is allowing a league-high 10.7 yards per slot pass attempt this season (nearly 30% above league average).


Christian Kirk, ARI (47.5% rostered): It's hard to expect consistent targets for Kirk in such a crowded WR corps (his 86 yards and two TDs came on just two catches Monday). But the third-year pro does have a high ceiling, and his production has been ticking up (five catches for 78 yards in Week 5). Most importantly, he is facing the Seahawks' porous pass defense. According to ESPN Stats & Information, Seattle has allowed 19 more catches and 167 more yards to WRs than any other team in the NFL this season -- despite playing just five games so far. Opposing WRs have averaged 60 fantasy points per game against Seattle in PPR leagues--per Mike Tripplet


Tim Patrick, Denver Broncos (27.3% rostered): After catching four of eight targets for 101 yards in Week 6 versus New England, Patrick has now topped the 100-yard mark in two straight games. He brings a vertical element to the Denver offense outside of the numbers, which meshes with the aggressive throwing style of QB Drew Lock. Looking at the matchup versus the Chiefs in Week 7, Patrick fits as a WR3/4 in deeper leagues -- with more upside in non-PPR formats.


Tight Ends:

Greg Olsen, SEA (21.2% rostered): The theme with Olsen has been volatility; he's posted three weeks with either five catches or a touchdown and then two games that were basically no-shows. It's admittedly a gamble to deploy Olsen in lineups, but such is the case when streaming tight ends, where many options are dependent on touchdowns to really deliver.


Defense/Special Teams:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (74.7% rostered): The Buccaneers defense has surrendered the fewest yards per game in the league while posting the second-highest sacks-per-game mark. The Buccaneers D/ST is a must-start almost every game, including this week in Las Vegas

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