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NFL fantasy football waiver wire: 6 adds and 4 drops for Week 7

Adrian Peterson is back from the dead, and Samaje Perine is here to stay.

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It’s time for our weekly look at the top fantasy football adds and drops to be making on your waiver wire entering Week 7.


Arizona Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson

AP is officially back. After being traded from the Saints to the Cardinals, it took all of one game for Peterson to show he’s still got it. On Sunday, Peterson rushed for 134 yards on 26 carries in the team's 38-33 victory over the Buccaneers. He looked like the old AP that was an RB1 every week, no matter the matchup.

It remains to be seen if that will be the case in Arizona, but he’s at least the No. 1 pickup to make on your league’s waiver wire this week.

Washington RB Samaje Perine

Washington is finally making Samaje Perine the featured back. Rob Kelley was the starter entering the season, but injuries and ineffective play led to Chris Thompson becoming the workhorse back briefly. However, Thompson is more of a scat back who can’t handle a full workload over the course of a 16-game season.

That has allowed the rookie Perine to become a factor in Washington. Over his last four games, Perine has 55 carries for 166 yards to go with three catches for 24 yards and a score, the latter of which came in a Week 6 win over the 49ers. He’s not blowing teams away, but he’s clearly the best option for a workhorse back in Washington, making him a great pickup in any league you can get him in.

Los Angeles Rams WR Robert Woods

Move over Sammy Watkins. Robert Woods is becoming the No. 1 receiver in L.A. on Sunday, Woods caught 5-of-7 targets for 70 yards in the Rams' win over the Jaguars. Woods has had 66-plus yards n three of his past four games. He's become the favorite short-to-intermediate target for Jared Goff, making Woods a viable PPR option going forward.

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Chris Ivory

Leonard Fournette may be the op back in Jacksonville, but Chris Ivory is showing he can be a viable fantasy option behind the star rookie. In Week 6, Ivory caught 9-of-10 targets for 74 yards and a touchdown in a loss to the Rams.

Ivory tied for the team lead in targets, and more than doubled his season receptions total. With Jacksonville being depleted at wide receiver, Blake Bortles is starting to check it down more to Ivory, making his a viable PPR back going forward.

There’s also the fact that Fournette injured his leg in Week 6, though it wasn’t believed to be serious enough to sideline him for long. Even so, it serves as a good reminder that Ivory is also a very promising handcuff if anything happens to Fournette.

New York Jets TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins

Austin Seferian-Jenkins is becoming a TE1 thanks to being one of the few reliable pass-catchers ins a depleted Jets offense. On Sunday, ASJ caught eight-of-11 targets for 46 yards and a touchdown in the Jets’ narrow loss to the Patriots, which included a touchdown for ASJ that was later ruled to be a fumble and touchback.

Detroit Lions TE Darren Fells

The Lions may have spent a first-round pick on Eric Ebron, but journeyman Darren Fells is the tight end that teams can’t keep out of the end zone. Over the last two games, Fells has caught three touchdowns after scoring just four times in his previous 42 games. Is this a fluke, or is Fells becoming a viable fantasy tight end? If you’re desperate for a fill-in tight end, it’s hard to pass on Fells.


Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers

Broken Collarbones suck, especially when you’re one of the two or three best quarterbacks in football. Hopefully, you didn’t spend a ton of assets to get Aaron Rodgers as you drop him from your fantasy team.

Me? I traded DeAndre Hopkins and Brandin Cooks to get A-Rod (and Kyle Rudolph) in Week 5...there’s always next year.

Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington

Andre Ellington is no longer a viable fantasy option with Adrian Peterson now in Arizona. In Week 6, Ellington missed his lone target and didn't receive a single carry in a win over the Buccaneers. Kerwynn Williams actually got three carries for 14 yards while establishing himself as the No. 2 back behind AP. Drop Ellington in all leagues.

New Orleans Saints TE Coby Fleener

After a hot start this season, Coby Fleener has fallen off a cliff in recent weeks. In a blowout win over the Lions, Fleener was targeted just once and didn’t catch a pass. He has just three catches and no scores over the last three games after hauling in eight passes and two scores over the first two games. Drop him in all leagues.

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert

Another ‘what could have been’ season for Tyler Eifert, who will undergo season-ending back surgery, marking the third time in four seasons that Eifert has ended up on injured reserve. Let’s just hope this isn’t the end of his Bengals career, though it’s going to be hard for him to get a nice free agent offer from anyone this coming offseason, and the Bengals love what they have in Tyler Kroft.