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Travis Fulgham is the Real Deal, Somehow Still Available on the Fantasy Week 7 Waiver Wire

When Travis Fulgham climbed out of the fantasy sewer two weeks ago, most thought it would be a one week ordeal. We’ve seen many no-name wideouts go off for a big week due to a spot start or a couple of deep shots. But when it comes to Fulgham, he looks the part and plays the part, which makes him a Week 7 Waiver Wire priority in the 53 percent of leagues where he’s available.

Coming off his dazzling Week 5 performance when he caught 10 balls for 152 yards and a score on 13 targets, Fulgham quickly proved he was no fluke in an encore against the Ravens. The 25-year old saw another 10 targets and brought down six of them for 75 yards and a touchdown.

Most importantly, his quarterback trusts him in contested situations and has the makings of a future target-hog.

“He’s a big-time player and we’ve seen what he’s done in practice now for a while and how he’s kind of come along within our offense, within our system,” Wentz said after Week 5. “With the injuries and everything going around, he was the next guy up. We looked out there and said, ‘Hey, we’re confident in this guy to get it done.’ He’s been making play after play. I think he’s got a bright future ahead of him.”

Following Fulgham’s explosion against the Steelers, the Ravens showed immediate respect to the Eagles’ wideout. According to Next Gen Stats, Fulgham saw the fourth-highest “cushion” off the line of scrimmage among Week 6 wide receivers, with 8.2 yards of space. By comparison, the Ravens gave Terry McLaurin only 4.6 yards of cushion earlier in the season.

But, should we pump the brakes a bit on Fulgham with the Eagles down Jalen Reagor, DeSean Jackson, and Alshon Jeffery on the perimeter?

I don’t think so.

Reagor and DJax are two speedsters who will occupy the other side of the field and could make life even easier for Fulgham. Then there’s Jeffery, who might be dust and can’t stay on the field. With the Eagles already a mess, it would make sense to favor Fulgham over a guy who isn’t in their long-term plans.

The unknown wideout flew up The Wolf’s Rest of Season Big Board to WR53 (+7 vs the ECR).

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