Even though Week 6 isn’t fully in the books, we are ready with our Week 7 waiver wire pickups for the 2021 season. Seems like 4th down was a popular down to go for it this week, with lots of teams going for it. We also saw the last of the action in the UK, with a game that went down to final second.
As with last week, we have some bye weeks to deal with:
- Buffalo Bills
- Dallas Cowboys
- Jacksonville Jaguars
- Los Angeles Chargers
- Minnesota Vikings
- Pittsburgh Steelers
All of these pickups are written in percentage, not priority. For a player to be eligible they have to be owned in less than 50% of leagues. The rostered percentage is taken from ESPN. Now, let’s get into them!
Matt Ryan (ATL) @MIA 29.3% rostered
The last time we saw Ryan was in London where he led the Falcons to a win. The passing volume should be there each week to make Ryan an interesting option. This week he faces a Miami defense that struggled to keep Jacksonville in check, and refused a bye after the travel to the UK.
Tua Tagovailoa (MIA) v ATL 25.3% rostered
The Dolphins QB had some good flashes in London, but also made some mistakes at key times. The thing is, the Falcons defense is not great. It’s almost mandatory to at least consider the QB that faces Atlanta at this stage.
Trey Lance (SF) v IND 24.2% rostered
Lance has now had a week to reflect on the performance in his first start. There is no doubt that Lance has great arm talent, and has rushing ability. That makes him one of those special fantasy options. The matchup against the Colts isn’t one to be too worried about either.
Others to Consider
- Sam Darnold (CAR) @NYG 42.2% rostered
- Jameis Winston (NO) @SEA 23.0% rostered
- Mac Jones (NE) v NYJ 12.4%
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