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Week 7 Waiver Wire Targets

Here's my top recommended waiver wire and streaming targets ahead of the coming week. Waiver Wire targets are designed to be multi-week roster-worthy options while streaming options are designed to be one-week lineup options based on matchup, injuries, and/or situation. To be eligible as a waiver wire or streaming option, the player must be available in over 50% of Yahoo leagues.



Top Waiver Wire Targets of the Week:
  1. Rashee Rice (WR - Kansas City Chiefs) - Rashee Rice has gradually become more and more involved as the season has progressed, now hitting 11+ points in three of his last four games. He leads all Chiefs' WRs in target share, yards, and TDs, and more specifically, has been the definitive go-to target (not named Kelce) for Mahomes over the last four weeks. Rice is a VERY high priority target, especially given the fact that the Chiefs' offense has been rather pedestrian to start the season.

  2. Curtis Samuel (WR - Washington Commanders) - Samuel has established himself as a rather reliable option thus far in 2023, whether it be via volume (5+ catches in 3 games) or via the endzone (3 TDs), now having posted 50+ yards, a TD, and 14+ points in each of his last three games. He's thrived in Bieniemy's offense and between Sam Howell's recent emergence & the very favorable upcoming schedule for Washington (NYG, PHI, SEA, NYG within the next 5 weeks), Samuel should be a FLEX option for the foreseeable future.

  3. Tyjae Spears (RB - Tennessee Titans) - RB is a very scarce position, especially right now. If Spears is somehow still on your waiver wire, he shouldn't be after this week. He's proven to be a very efficient RB, averaging 5.5 YPC this season and posting 7+ points in each of his last three games, even alongside Derrick Henry. You're not getting a lead back, but you are getting a solid depth option with extremely high potential should Henry miss any time.

  4. Quentin Johnston (WR - Los Angeles Chargers) - Johnston hasn't played yet this week, there's nothing new in LA, and he's still available in over 50% of leagues. My analysis still stands from last week. He should be owned.

  5. Jameson Williams (WR - Detroit Lions) - My point still stands on Jameson Williams - he is the definition of boom or bust. In Week 5, he had just 2 yards & 2.2 points. In Week 6, he had 53 and a TD (13.3 points). He's a big-play threat on any given week and offers very little security but is a must-stash given his talent and potential. The only question is how involved he will be by season's end.

  6. Jonnu Smith (TE - Atlanta Falcons) - Arthur Smith's offensive scheme, while the death to many other weapons, continues to prove VERY profitable for a traditional TE. Jonnu Smith has now established a fairly solid floor in an otherwise insecure position, drawing 5+ targets, 4+ catches, and 8+ points in five straight games, including three straight of double-digit points. For those who don't have a top TE (or even a secure TE1 in general), I'd strongly encourage grabbing Smith off the waiver wire.

  7. Josh Downs (WR - Indianapolis Colts)

  8. Sam Howell (QB - Washington Commanders)

  9. Keontay Ingram (RB - Arizona Cardinals)

  10. Kareem Hunt (RB - Cleveland Browns)

 
Top Streaming Options of the Week:

Quarterbacks:

  1. Sam Howell (at New York Giants)

  2. Daniel Jones (vs Washington Commanders)

  3. Derek Carr (vs Jacksonville Jaguars)

Runningbacks:

  1. Elijah Mitchell (at Minnesota Vikings)

  2. Keontay Ingram (at Seattle Seahawks)

  3. Kareem Hunt (at Indianapolis Colts)

Wide Receivers:

  1. Curtis Samuel (at New York Giants)

  2. Rashee Rice (vs Los Angeles Chargers)

  3. Josh Downs (vs Cleveland Browns)

Tight Ends:

  1. Jonnu Smith (at Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

  2. Luke Musgrave (at Denver Broncos)

  3. Gerald Everett (at Kansas City Chiefs)

Defense/Special Teams:

  1. Green Bay Packers (at Denver Broncos)

  2. Los Angeles Rams (vs Pittsburgh Steelers)

  3. Washington Commanders (at New York Giants)

Kickers:

  1. Chris Boswell (at Los Angeles Rams)

  2. Brett Maher (vs Pittsburgh Steelers)

  3. Jason Myers (at Arizona Cardinals)

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