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Roster percentages are based on Yahoo competitions. Free Agent Budget (FAB) amounts are based on a salary cap of $100. Only players who are included in less than 50% of the competitions will be considered.
Week 7 bye
- Buffalo Bills
- Los Angeles Rams
- Minnesota Vikings
- Philadelphia Eagles
Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers
The waiver is starting to thin as the byes hit, so keep your expectations low for this week’s streaming options at quarterback.
Garoppolo was his usual solid but unspectacular self with three top-14 weekly fantasy spots in his five appearances this season.
Next up is a Chiefs defense that was one of the three easiest matchups for fantasy QBs in 2022. They have allowed multiple touchdown passes to every team they have experienced this campaign with.
Garoppolo won’t win you the week, but he won’t lose it for you either.
Tua Tagovailoa and Jared Goff are just above the 50% toasted limit, but should be toasted in most leagues.
Risky Streaming Options: Daniel Jones at JAX (30% rostered), Marcus Mariota at CIN (14% rostered), Ryan Tannehill vs. IND (17% rostered), Matt Ryan at TEN (28% rostered)
Risky Streaming Options (If Healthy): Jameis Winston/Andy Dalton at ARI (28%/2% scheduled), Kenny Pickett at MIA (15% scheduled)
Darts streaming options: Zach Wilson at DEN (15% rostered), Justin Fields at NE (38% rostered), Taylor Heinicke vs. GB (0% rostered), Mitch Trubisky at MIA (2% rostered), Davis Mills at LV (4% rostered), Jacoby Brissett at BAL (8% rostered)
Dart-throw streaming options (if healthy): Mac Jones vs. CHI (17% roasted), Cooper Rush vs. DET (7% roasted)
Dart-throw streaming options (when launcher is off): Bailey Zappe vs. CHI (2% scheduled)
Long-term storage: Desmond Ridder (1% roast), Sam Howell vs. GB (0% roasted), Sam Darnold (1% roasted)
Rachaad White, Buccaneers
There were no major back injuries this week, so don’t expect to find a starter right away like we had in the column last week with Kenneth Walker, Eno Benjamin and, ultimately, Deon Jackson.
Instead, we’ll turn our attention to the elite-upside backs if an injury hits their depth map.
White’s playing time and production is capped off with Leonard Fournette doing most of the work in Tampa. But if the 27-year-old gets injured between now and the end of the season, White will immediately become a top-15 fantasy option.
D’Onta Foreman, Panthers
Since running back choices are limited this week, you’d do well to stock up on some backs who could see their chances increase if the starter is split on their team before the NFL trade deadline on November 1.
Foreman is the clear beneficiary if the rumors of the Panthers moving Christian McCaffrey are true. In Week 6, Foreman defeated fellow backup Chuba Hubbard (4% in the roster).
While both players would see more contact with the ball if McCaffrey were on a different roster, Foreman has proven he can step in for a star back. He posted three 100-yard games and scored three touchdowns when he came in for an injured Derrick Henry during the last six outings last season.
However, Foreman’s fantasy ceiling would be in the RB3/flex range due to Hubbard’s involvement and the Panthers’ struggle as a whole.
Nyheim Hines and Alexander Mattison are just above the 50% toasted limit, but should be toasted in most leagues.
High-upside backups like Isiah Pacheco (21% scheduled) and Jaylen Warren (11% roasted) should be roasted in most leagues.
Flex options: Joshua Kelley vs. SEA (17% on the list), Mike Boone vs. NYJ (40% on the list), Tyler Allgeier at CIN (49% on the list)
Flex options (if healthy and if starter runs out): Deon Jackson at TEN (43% rostered)
Risky Flex Options: Kenyan Drake vs. CLE (4% roasted), Jerick McKinnon at SF (11% roasted), Mark Ingram at ARI (23% roasted), JD McKissic vs. GB (26% roasted), Dontrell Hilliard vs. IND (12% scheduled)
Risky Flex Options (If Healthy): Gus Edwards/Justice Hill vs. CLE (15%/1% roasted), Damien Williams at CIN (4% roasted)
Dart throw flex options: Caleb Huntley at CIN (7% in the roster), Samaje Perine vs. ATL (7% in the roster), Rex Burkhead at LV (12% in the roster), Tevin Coleman vs. KC (16% in the roster), DeeJay Dallas at LAC (17% in the roster) )
Dart throw flex option (when starter is out): Phillip Lindsay at TEN (12% on roster)
Other backups to consider: Latavius Murray vs. NYJ (14% roasted), Matt Breida at JAX (1% roasted), Ty Davis-Price vs. KC (3% scheduled)
Bye week stashes: Kyren Williams (8% roasted), James Cook (27% roasted), Kenneth Gainwell (23% on the list),
Long shot stashes: Zamir White (3% roasted), Hassan Haskins (0% roasted)
Wan’Dale Robinson, Giants
Robinson returned to the lineup this week, earning an impressive four goals, despite only playing 23% of the Giants’ snaps and running just 11 routes.
The result was a three-catch, 37-yard, one-touchdown afternoon in which he showcased some of the talents that made him a second round in April.
After you get him back in there, rest assured that Brian Daboll plans to increase the rookie’s playtime in the future. Given the state of New York’s deranged receiving corps, we might see Robinson become the team’s leading receiver the rest of the way.
It’s enough to give him a WR4/flex now and a must add to see if he becomes the top of the Giants.
Alec Pierce, Colts
Pierce is returning to the waiver after adding a 3-49-1 appearance to his resume in Week 6.
You can match that with his recent stats of 3-61-0, 4-80-0, and 8-81-0 from the past month. Pierce has scored at least five goals in each of his past four games.
He still plays behind Michael Pittman and Parris Campbell, but Pierce’s game-making and contested catch ability is undeniable.
The rookie can be used as a fantasy WR3/flex option during bye weeks and maybe beyond.
Rondale Moore/Robbie Anderson, Cardinals
Marquise Brown got some good news when his foot injury turned out to be a non-surgical fracture with a six-week recovery timeline and not the end of the season as some suggested.
DeAndre Hopkins returning from suspension this week and Anderson’s arrival after a trading Monday will soften Brown’s absence.
Hopkins should soon re-establish himself as the alpha pass-catcher in Arizona, but the No. 2 spot is up for grabs between Moore and Anderson.
Any player will see plenty of snaps, with Anderson lining up outside facing Hopkins and Moore manning the slot. Both will have the chance to post fantasy WR4/flex numbers until Brown is healthy.
Michael Gallup is just above 50% on the roster, but should be on the list in most leagues.
Flex options: Nico Collins at LV (20% scheduled)
Risky Flex Options: Tyquan Thornton vs. CHI (1% in the roster), Chase Claypool at MIA (41% in the roster), Mecole Hardman at SF (21% in the roster), Donovan Peoples-Jones at BAL (15% in the roster), Marquez Valdes- Scantling at SF (42% Roasted), Zay Jones vs. NYG (20% roasted), Corey Davis at DEN (40% roasted)
Risky Flex Options (If Healthy): Jahan Dotson vs. GB (36% roasted), DJ Chark at DAL (25% roasted)
Dart throw flex options: DeVante Parker vs. CHI (23% listed), Josh Reynolds at DAL (32% listed), Parris Campbell at TEN (2% listed), Olamide Zacceaus at CIN (1% listed), Tre’Quan Smith at ARI (0% roasted), Josh Palmer vs. SEA (26% roasted), Russell Gage at CAR (13% roasted), Marquez Callaway at ARI (2% roasted)
Dart throw flex options (if healthy): Christian Watson at WAS (5% rostered)
Bye week stashes: From Jefferson (5% roasted), KJ Osborn (6% roasted), Khalil Shakir (3% roasted)
Long-term rookie stock: Skyy Moore at SF (10% rostered)
Long shot stashes: Kadarius Toney vs. BALL (18% scheduled)
Wounded Reserve Stock: Jameson Williams (32% in the list), Treylon Burks (21% in the list), Odell Beckham Jr. (16% in the list)
Cade Otton, Buccaneers
Cameron Brate was lucky that the x-rays were negative after he injured his neck and was taken off the field on a board. However, with a concussion in Week 4 and the neck injury in Week 6, the Bucs will likely play it safe and keep him on the sidelines for a while to recover.
Meanwhile, Otton’s role has grown in recent weeks, culminating in his start when Brate was gone. He played 94% of the Bucs’ snaps during that game, catching six balls for 43 yards. It’s excellent to use for any tight ending, but especially noteworthy for a rookie.
With very few quality fantasy options in the position, Otton is an intriguing addition who could flirt with top-12 production while Brate is out.
Robert Tonyan is around 50% on the roster but should be included in most leagues.
Streamer options: Evan Engram vs. NYG (37% on the list), Hunter Henry against CHI (36% on the list)
Risky streamer options: Mike Gesicki vs. PIT (24% roasted), Daniel Bellinger at JAX (2% roasted)
Dart throw streamer options: Noah Fant at LAC (11% roasted), Juwan Johnson at ARI (1% roasted), Cole Kmet at NE (31% roasted), Greg Dulcich vs. NYJ (1% roasted)
Dart-Throw Streamer Options (If Healthy): Logan Thomas vs. GB (9% scheduled)
Dart Throw Streamer Options (if healthy and starter is off): Foster Moreau vs. HOU (0% scheduled)
Long-term rookie stock: Isaiah probably (2% scheduled)
Week 7 streamers
Favorable upcoming schedules: Jets (3% roasted), Titans (8% roasted), Colts (37% roasted), Falcons (1% roasted)