With all this craziness going on in the NFL, we need some clarity. The waiver wires have some good names to offer up in Week 7, and we’ll explore many of them in this week’s “On Second Thought.”
The craziness continues. More injuries, changed up bye weeks and even more surprise breakouts. This season has given us everything you could ask for in a soap opera. Unfortunately this is fantasy football and not “Days of our Lives.”
So with the updated teams on byes this week being Indianapolis, Minnesota, Baltimore and Miami, we have some things to consider. We’ll consider them carefully as we go through the Week 7 waiver wires. Let’s get into it, and as always, let’s start with…
At 175 years old, I can’t believe I am still talking about Frank Gore. OK, I exaggerated, the New York Jets running back is only 37 years old. He has also inherited the main duties in the Jets backfield now that Le’Veon Bell is gone. He is also available in 72 percent of leagues. Gore rushed for 46 yards and caught four passes for 24 yards in Sunday’s 24-0 loss to Miami. It may not look amazing on paper but it was his first game back as the main guy. He is bound to get it rolling in weeks to come. He may not give you the ultra-highs you are hoping for but if you need help his floor is very high and he is steady. Gore might be just what you need to plug a hole in your lineup.
On second thought… no.
J.D. McKissic is available in 77 percent of leagues. He goes up against a reeling Dallas team in Week 7. Last week McKissic rushed for 41 yards and caught six balls for 43 yards, giving him a nice outing in a loss to the New York Giants. He plays Dallas in Week 7. Yes, I know I already mentioned that, but I also think it bears repeating. Did you see that Monday night game?
While looking for running back help let’s stay in the NFC East. Philadelphia’s Boston Scott is still available in 90 percent of leagues. Just like all the other NFC running backs he gets the fortune of playing in the NFC East. This means in Week 7 he goes up against the very fantasy friendly New York Giants. Miles Sanders is most likely going to miss Week 7 due to his knee injury. This will thrust Scott into the lead-back roll, making him immediately fantasy relevant. Now, it should be noted that Scott will be in a semi-committee type roll. However, he should see the lion’s share of running back work which should mean he is a safe waiver pick up for Week 7.