Athlon details the top pickups for Week 7.
Even though the waiver wire isn’t loaded with talent this week, there is still plenty of value available. This is the time of the season where players are easier to acquire because league cellar dwellers start to become disconnected from their teams, which means less competition for late-season gems.
Shane Carden, QB-East Carolina
We suggested benching Shane Carden last week on the road at Central Florida, but he responded with a solid outing. Carden should provide value down the stretch playing in C-USA.
Tyler Van Tubbergen, QB-Western Michigan
Tyler Van Tubbergen struggled in his first start of the season two games ago against Tulsa, but he bounced back by tossing five scoring passes against UMass.
Sean Mannion, QB-Oregon State
Mannion didn’t exactly light it up against Washington State this past weekend, but with Brandin Cooks and Markus Wheaton on the outside, the Beavers offense has some big-play potential.
Dennis Johnson, RB-Arkansas
Dennis Johnson has taken over at running back for the Hogs and Knile Davis’ productive days on the field may have come to an end this season.
Montel Harris, RB-Temple
Harris was impressive against South Florida this past weekend, running for 133 yards and two touchdowns. Even though Temple has some tough matchups on the horizon, Harris offers workhorse potential.
Alex Singleton, RB-Tulsa
Even though Singleton has only topped the 100-yard mark once this season, he has scored multiple touchdowns in four of Tulsa’s last five games.
Kasey Carrier, RB-New Mexico
In the Lobos’ last three games, Carrier has run for 406 yards and six touchdowns. Next week, Carrier faces Hawaii’s 110th rated rush defense.
Andrew Buie, RB-West Virginia
After Saturday’s impressive performance at Texas, Buie jumped onto everyone’s radar and could be a major fantasy factor down the stretch.
Terence Davis, WR-Wake Forest
Since Michael Campanaro’s hand injury, Davis has emerged as quarterback Tanner Price’s go-to receiver and has posted back-to-back 100-yard games.
Jamill Smith, WR-Ball St
Smith has caught at least six passes in five of six games this season and is fresh off a 14-catch game against Northern Illinois.
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