While there are workhorse starters like Kenneth Walker III off last week’s waiver wire, the Week 7 Waiver Wire provides a few pieces that can surely bolster your lineup and potentially plug some holes created by injury or upcoming bye weeks.
Check back after Monday Night Football for our complete Week 7 Waiver Wire article, where we break down our top starts, stashes, and streamers of the week. As of now, here are some of the top names to identify on your waiver wire as Week 6 comes to a conclusion.
RB KENYAN DRAKE, BALTIMORE RAVENS (4% ROSTERED)
When JK Dobbins remained on the sideline due to some “tightness” in his knee, journeyman Kenyan Drake responded with 10 carries for 119 yards and a touchdown. The Ravens have always been one of the heavier run offensives under Lamar Jackson, and Dobbins’ injury history has kept him off the field more often than not over the last few seasons. Drake could be looking at another quality week in Week 7 against the Browns.
RB DEON JACKSON, INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (43%)
Even having to leave the game due to a hamstring injury, Jackson managed to rack up 24 fantasy points on the day as the Colts’ RB1. He had insane PPR value catching 10 passes out of the backfield while rushing 12 times for 42 yards and a score. He ran hard and looked the part, so don’t think Jackson will fade away into the abyss moving forward. At the very least he could play the Nyheim Hines role as receiving specialist out of the backfield with Taylor back in the fold. Jackson is a top handcuff moving forward.
WR ALEC PIERCE, INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (38%)
The rookie WR is gradually working his way into the Colts’ offense and making big plays when it counts. His 32-yard touchdown catch to win the game was another example of a team looking for more playmakers on offense. With 16 targets over his last two games, Pierce could fit in nicely as the Colts’ WR2 behind Michael Pittman for the rest of the season. This offense is still trying to find its identity with Matt Ryan under center and Pierce is emerging.
WR WAN’DALE ROBINSON, NEW YORK GIANTS (8%)
The end box score won’t set the fantasy world ablaze, but the 5-1 Giants might’ve found a playmaking receiver in rookie Wan’Dale Robinson. Kenny Golladay is dust, Kadarius Toney can’t get on the field, and Sterling Shepard is done for the year, which leaves Robinson as one of the few guys available.
Overcoming a previous injury of his own, he finished with 37 yards and a score on three catches against the Ravens. To say Wan’Dale was an electric playmaker in college is a massive understatement. He’s the kind of player you get the ball to in space and let him go to work. There’s serious potential for him to be Daniel Jones’ top perimeter weapon after starring in training camp.
OTHERS TO MONITOR: Kyren Williams (RB, LA Rams, 8%); TyQuan Thornton (WR, New England Patriots, 1%); Mike Gesicki (TE, Miami Dolphins, 24%)