Week 7 Waiver Wire: Fantasy Football Pickups

Last Updated: Jul 14, 2023

Read Nate Hamilton’s Week 7 Waiver Wire picks and FAAB tips (Free-Agent Acquisition Budget) for fantasy football.

DomiNate the Waiver Wire for Week 7

We are already almost halfway through the fantasy football season! How are your fantasy teams looking?

Whether you are undefeated or in last place, the season isn’t over. This is an important time for you to drop the dead weight and add depth to your team.

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Continue your dominance or turn your season around for the better with the following Week 7 waiver wire pickups.

I will include a dollar range of your free agent acquisition budget (FAAB) you should bid for each player.

(Note: Roster % is as listed for Yahoo! Fantasy leagues. FAAB bid range is based on a $100 budget.)

Week 7 Waiver Wire: Fantasy Football Pickups

Travis Fulgham, WR, Philadelphia Eagles (31% rostered)

At this point, Travis Fulgham is going to cost you if you are looking to improve your wide receiver position.

Not only has he scored three weeks in a row, but he has drawn double-digit targets in each of his last two games. In addition, Fulgham is fantasy’s WR3 in the past 3 games played.

If you’re lucky enough to see him on waivers, you have to aggressively bid on him — especially with Miles Sanders out Week 7 (check just in case Boston Scott is on the waiver wire, but probably unlikely) and Zach Ertz now out for 3-to-4 weeks.

  • Travis Fulgham FAAB bid range: $25-$30


Adam Humphries, WR, Tennessee Titans (9%)

I’m not sure why Adam Humphries is under 10% rostered right now. Maybe it’s a case of out of sight out of mind, but Humphries is a great depth piece to have on your fantasy squad.

Humphries returned from the COVID-19 list after missing Week 5 and jumped right back into his consistent role in this offense. Ryan Tannehill has yet to target Humphries fewer than six times in any game No. 10 has been on the field.

Adam Humphries is coming off his best game of the season and should be rostered in most leagues. He’s one of the top targets for a quarterback that has thrown multiple touchdowns in all but one game this year.

  • Adam Humphries FAAB bid range: $10-$14


J.D. McKissic, RB, Washington Football Team (12%)

J.D. McKissic doesn’t get many carries, but he is consistently utilized in the passing game. This is a good thing for a running back in an offense expected to play from behind a bunch this season.

Washington RB J.D. McKissic can help in a PPR pinch. (Geoff Burke, USA TODAY Sports)

McKissic has totaled 19 receptions on 24 targets in the past three weeks, which makes him a safe play in PPR leagues.

The Washington Football Team will look to generate some offense in Week 7 against a Dallas Cowboys defense that has struggled to stop running backs.

  • J.D. McKissic FAAB bid range: $6-$9


James Washington, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers (10%)

JuJu Smith-Schuster hasn’t been effective thus far in 2020. This has opened things up for other receivers, one of them being James Washington.

Washington is tied for second in targets and receptions among Steelers wide receivers this season. He hasn’t splashed much but is in an offense that presents scoring opportunities. He’s scored two on the season, including one as part of his 4-catch, 7-target, 68-yard Week 6.

With Chase Claypool getting all the attention, you could get yourself a consistent piece of the Pittsburgh offense on the cheap.

  • James Washington FAAB bid range: $5-$8


Trey Burton, TE, Indianapolis Colts (20%)

The tight end position is a revolving door. If you don’t have one of the few elite options, chances are you are streaming the position weekly.

Trey Burton has just as many targets (16) and receptions (11) as Mark Andrews in the past three weeks. He was a bright spot for the struggling Colts offense in Week 6. Burton caught 4 of his 5 targets for 58 yards and a touchdown. He added a score on the ground as well.

Philip Rivers has not been impressive in 2020, but he continues to look Burton’s way. If you are hurting at TE, throw a low bid on Burton.

  • Trey Burton FAAB bid range: $1-$4


OTHER WAIVER WIRE PICKUPS TO CONSIDER ($1-$6 FAAB)

Breshad Perriman, WR, New York Jets (8%)

Breshad Perriman had missed Week 3 through Week 5 with an ankle injury before returning to action last week. He was immediately given volume in Week 6. He caught 4 of his 8 targets for 62 yards.

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As long as his ankle holds up, Perriman should be more involved in this offense moving forward.


Irv Smith Jr., TE, Minnesota Vikings (9%)

Irv Smith now has back-to-back productive weeks from a fantasy standpoint. He’s combined for 8 receptions and 119 yards since Week 5.

Smith and the Vikings head into their bye week, which can be the best time to put a low bid in for a player.


Frank Gore, RB, New York Jets (31%)

I understand Frank Gore is 87 years old and on the worst team in the NFL, but he provides a safe floor for someone in need to fill bye weeks with their RB position.

Now that the Jets have parted ways with Le’Veon Bell, Gore could see an uptick in the passing game. He caught all four of his targets last week and totaled 70 yards in a losing effort.

Don’t spend too much, but he’s worth an add if you need help at RB.

Nate Hamilton is a regular contributor to the fantasy football industry and brings his nearly two decades of experience as a fantasy football player to The Game Day. He also write The Game Day’s weekly DFS tips article.

He provides advice & analysis on a daily basis via Twitter (@DomiNateFF). He has previously written content for FantasyPros, The Fantasy Footballers, and Fantrax. He is a co-author of Amazon’s #1 Best Selling “The Fantasy Football Black Book” with Joe Pisapia. Nate hosts his solo podcast “The DomiNate Fantasy Football Show" and performs weekly AMA live streams on Twitter/Periscope. He is a member of the Fantasy Sports Writer’s Association (FSWA).

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Nate Hamilton is a regular contributor to the fantasy football industry. He has produced content for some of the top fantasy football sites including FantasyPros, The Fantasy Footballers, Fantasy Data, FantraxHQ, and currently The Game Day! He is a co-author of Amazon's #1 Best Selling "The Fantasy Football Black Book" with Joe Pisapia. Nate is a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA).

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