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Waiver Wire Week 7: Boston Scott, Henry Ruggs III, Dallas Goedert

Waiver Wire Week 7: Boston Scott

Waiver Wire Week 7: Boston Scott

In Week 6, all games were played as scheduled (or rescheduled in the case of a couple). However, that meant there was another rash of injuries that fantasy owners now need to deal with.

The Philadelphia Eagles are beat up on offense, losing Zach Ertz and Miles Sanders for at least one game, maybe more, in addition to everyone else who has missed time. Raheem Mostert is injured (again).

Four more teams are on bye in Week 7 (Baltimore, Indianapolis, Miami, Minnesota, Indianapolis) so fantasy owners are going to need to make sure they have enough players to cover their starting roster. This week, plenty of tight ends and running backs lead the waiver wire column. Check your league's waiver wire, put in your claims, and good luck.

Teams on bye: Baltimore, Indianapolis, Miami, Minnesota

Quarterbacks

Teddy Bridgewater, Carolina Panthers (45 percent owned)

Bridgewater is a quarterback who is worth starting in fantasy based on matchup. The Panthers face the Saints in Week 7, and that is a good matchup. The Saints have given up the second-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. They have allowed all opposing quarterbacks to throw for at least two touchdowns in every game so far this season. For teams that need a QB to fill in this week (no Lamar Jackson, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Kirk Cousins, Philip Rivers), look at Bridgewater.

Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers (29 percent owned)

Garoppolo looked a bit shaky in Week 5, returning from injury. However, he stepped up in Week 6, throwing for 268 yards and three touchdowns. In Week 7, the 49ers face the Patriots, which is a tough matchup. However, they have been beaten through the air (Russell Wilson threw five touchdowns against them in Week 2). With Raheem Mostert out again and Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk healthy, look for the 49ers to go back to throwing the ball more. Garoppolo is a QB2 this week.

Running Backs

Boston Scott, RB, Philadelphia Eagles (14 percent owned)

Corey Clement also is in the mix (0 percent owned) as Miles Sanders went down on Sunday with a knee injury. Scott hasn't been great for real-life football or fantasy, but the Eagles are going to have to find someone to rely on with their two primary offensive weapons (Zach Ertz and Sanders) injured. Look for Carson Wentz to throw some dump passes Scott's way, giving him more value in PPR formats.

Gus Edwards, RB, Baltimore Ravens (3 percent owned)

Mark Ingram injured his ankle in Week 6, and while head coach John Harbaugh has already expressed some optimism that Ingram will be able to play, nothing is a given. Note that the Ravens are on bye in Week 7, so his injury status may not be known until next week or the team could just choose to rest him even if he's able to play. Baltimore has J.K. Dobbins, but it was Edwards that got most of the work in Ingram's absence this past Sunday. He had 14 carries for 26 yards and a touchdown (compared to nine carries for 28 yards for Dobbins). If you have room on your bench (or you are an Ingram owner), grab Edwards.

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JaMycal Hasty, RB, San Francisco 49ers (1 percent owned)

Fantasy owners that just got Raheem Mostert back... unfortunately have now lost him again. He's dealing with a high-ankle sprain and will likely find his way back to injured reserve. Jerick McKinnon is owned in almost 75 percent of leagues (otherwise he'd make this list — be sure to check your waiver wire to see if he's still available). Rather than looking at Jeff Wilson Jr., who was inactive on Sunday night, look for Hasty on the waiver wire. In Week 6, he had nine carries for 37 yards. He's not worth spending your FAAB budget on, but he's likely available and may help fill a void in your roster while Mostert is out.

Wide Receivers

Henry Ruggs III, Las Vegas Raiders (47 percent owned)

At this point of the season, Ruggs should be owned in more than 47 percent of leagues. He was injured for a couple of games, but he returned healthy in Week 5. He had two receptions for 118 yards and two touchdowns in that game. The Raiders had a bye in Week 6, but they return this week to face the Buccaneers on "Sunday Night Football." It is a tough matchup, but Ruggs is going to be an integral part of this offense and should be owned in all 12-team leagues.

Travis Fulgham, Philadelphia Eagles (31 percent owned)

Even with Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson projected to return at some point, Fulgham should be owned. Carson Wentz needs someone to throw to and he's locked in on Fulgham. In Week 6, Fulgham had six receptions for 75 yards and a touchdown. With Zach Ertz out, Fulgham's role should just continue to grow. He should be the top wide receiver add this week and be sure to do it early — Eagles play the Giants on Thursday night.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Green Bay Packers (30 percent owned)

The Packers as a whole looked awful in Week 6, so MVS' stats from that week (3/32/0) aren't exactly something that should be showcased. The Packers should be able to rebound in Week 7 against the Texans. Look for Aaron Rodgers to bounce back and while he certainly likes throwing to Davante Adams, MVS has seen plenty of targets in the past few weeks. He is a player who has the potential to put up a big game and that may happen in Week 7.

Tight Ends

Dallas Goedert (41 percent owned) and Richard Rodgers (0 percent owned), TE, Philadelphia Eagles

Zach Ertz suffered a high-ankle sprain in Week 6 and will likely be placed on IR. Goedert is eligible to return from his IR stint this week, although it is unclear if he will be activated and play on Thursday night. He is a solid player to add for Week 8 if you have room on your roster. Instead, Rodgers is the tight end who will likely start for the Eagles in Week 7. After Ertz left this past Sunday, Rodgers had three targets. He caught all of them for 31 yards. He'll be a TE2 this week, assuming Goedert is still out.

Anthony Firkser, TE, Tennessee Titans (1 percent owned)

Jonnu Smith left Week 6 with an ankle injury, but it doesn't seem like an injury that will cause him to go on IR. However, it is possible that he misses a game or two. The Titans face the Steelers in Week 7 (rescheduled from Week 4), which will be tough, but Firkser will be the tight end for the Titans if Smith misses the game. In Week 6, Firkser was targeted nine times. He caught eight passes for 113 yards and a touchdown. He'll be a TE2 if Smith is out.

Defense/Special Teams (DST)

Philadelphia Eagles (31 percent owned)

The Eagles face the Giants on Thursday night and both DSTs are available in about two-thirds of fantasy leagues. Both would be a recommended start because neither team seems to be capable of putting up a lot of offense. The Eagles are so banged up they are starting backups at nearly every offensive position (and Carson Wentz' play is suffering greatly as a result). The Giants haven't been able to get their offense going after losing Saquon Barkley. Darius Slayton is their only offensive spark, and he's banged up and will likely be questionable heading into Thursday's game. It should be an interesting game, as neither team's defense is great, but neither are the offenses.

— Written by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.

(Top photo by Drew Hallowell/Philadelphia Eagles, courtesy of philadelphiaeagles.com)