Having a good fantasy draft sets a team up really well, but most of the time to win a fantasy football league, acquisitions need to be made during the season. Each week there are several players worth exploring on the waiver wire. Here are five players to add in fantasy football week 7. (Note: These are best used for standard scoring leagues. All players are owned in less than 50 percent of ESPN leagues)
1. Josh Allen, QB, Buffalo Bills
It is not often that a quarterback leads the players to add in fantasy football list, but it is a weak waiver-wire week. Allen is averaging 15.6 fantasy points per game, but what brings his averaged down is that he got knocked out of the game against the Patriots. He has played solidly when healthy.
What makes Allen an even better add this week is his matchup. The Bills will host Miami, who are ranked 30th against opposing quarterbacks. Allen is available in just over 50 percent of ESPN leagues.
2. Jamaal Williams, RB, Green Bay Packers
Williams returned from his head injury this week to have a huge game on Monday Night Football against the Lions. He rushed for 104 yards and also had 32 receiving yards to go along with a touchdown catch. The BYU-product is ranked as the 33rd ranked running back this season.
He will still split time with the very-effective Aaron Jones, but Williams has shown that he can produce if given the opportunity. Williams may not be startable every week, but should be rostered. He is available in almost 75 percent of ESPN leagues.
3. Phillip Dorsett, WR, New England Patriots
Fantasy owners have dropped Dorsett over the last few weeks with him being injured. In the first three weeks of the season though, Dorsett scored 36 total points. He is still questionable for this week, but as he gets healthier he should be added to the roster.
If Dorsett is able to suit up this week, he could have a big day, as the Patriots are playing the Jets on Monday Night Football. He also has long term value as one of Tom Brady’s top targets. Dorsett is owned in just 27.3 percent of ESPN leagues.
4. Auden Tate, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
Tate may be a short term pickup, but if things stay the same, he is worth the add to a fantasy roster. He has slowly become more comfortable in the offense. Against Arizona he registered eight fantasy points, while last week he scored nine.
A lot of his value is availability. Andy Dalton is targeting him because Tyler Boyd is covered and the rest of the top receivers on the team aren’t healthy. If A.J. Green is healthy, his value will drop. He is owned in just 21.4 percent of ESPN leagues.
5. DeVante Parker, WR, Miami Dolphins
There aren’t many Miami Dolphins who are relevant in fantasy football, but Parker is slowly working his way into relevancy. Before their bye week, Parker registered 13 fantasy points against the Chargers. This past week against the Redskins, Parker had eight fantasy points against the Redskins.
The 47th-ranked wide receiver is climbing up the fantasy rankings. While the quarterback situation isn’t figured out, Parker should be the number one receiver for whoever is under center. Parker is available in over 90 percent of ESPN leagues.