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NFL fantasy football waiver wire: 5 adds and 2 drops for Week 7

New running backs emerge in the world of fantasy football.

Indianapolis Colts v New York Jets Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images

The fantasy football season is near the midway point in every league now that Week 6 is wrapping up.

Here’s a look at the waiver wire moves you need to make for Week 7.


Colts RB Marlon Mack

Marlon Mack got off a to rough start to this season due to injury, and that led to him being dropped in a lot of leagues. But now, Mack is back and taking over the Colts’ backfield. In Sunday’s 42-34 loss to the Jets, Mack ran for 89 yards on just 12 carries and caught one pass for four yards. He appears to have surpassed Nyheim Hines, which makes Mack a big add to make this week if he’s still free in your league.

Falcons TE Austin Hooper

With so much talent at wide receiver and running back, it’s easy to see why Atlanta ignores the tight end position. But over the last two weeks, Matt Ryan and Austin Hooper have developed a newfound chemistry. During that span, Hooper has caught 18 passes on 22 targets for 148 yards one score. No tight end has gotten that many targets over that span, so Hooper may be a worthy addition if you need tight ends.

Chargers WR Tyrell Williams

In the middle of a loaded Chargers offense, it’s been hard for Tyrell Williams to stand out. That changed in a big way against a stout Browns defense this past week in Cleveland. Williams finished with three catches 118 yards and two touchdowns. He even went up and moss’d a contested pass way from two Browns defenders. After this big outing, the Chargers should look to get Williams more involved going forward, which should make him a sneaky addition this week.

Buccaneers RB Peyton Barber

The Buccaneers haven't’ gotten much from their running backs in 2018, but that changed Sunday as Peyton Barber had his breakout game. After getting just 15 total runs in losses to Pittsburgh and Chicago, Barber gashed the Falcons for 82 yards on 13 carries while catching four balls for 24 yards and a score. That came with Tampa Bay playing behind much of the game.

Cardinals WR Christian Kirk

When Sam Bradford was in at quarterback, Christian Kirk rarely made an impact on the box score. But since the team has moved to Josh Rosen, the two rookies have had some nie chemistry. In the last two games, Kirk has nine catches on 11 targets for 162 yards and one score.


Dolphins WR Kenny Stills

After a big Week 1, it looked like Kenny Stills was destined for big things in 2018. But over the last five games, Still has caught just 11 passe for 170 yards and one score. That’s been with DeVante Parker out, and he just made his return. You can drop Stills this week and find someone that can help more consistently.

Jets WR Quincy Enunwa

The Jets offense has caught fire, but it’s been without Quincy Enunwa being a factor. After leading the team in receiving through the first four games, Enunwa has caught just one pass for nine yards. He also suffered an ankle injury against the Colts that may cost him time. That makes him an easy drop to make this week.