Let’s break down the five best waiver wire pickups to make for fantasy football Week 7, including Alec Pierce, Rondale Moore and Deon Jackson.
Week 6 of the NFL season continued to bring plenty of surprises for fantasy football owners. As of Monday morning, Deon Jackson leads all running backs in fantasy points. Meanwhile, Matt Ryan, Trevor Lawrence, and Marcus Mariota are top-five fantasy quarterbacks for the week.
Week 7 will mark the bye week for many fantasy-relevant teams: Buffalo Bills, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, and Los Angeles Rams. Subsequently, fantasy stars like Josh Allen, Jalen Hurts, Cooper Kupp, Stefon Diggs, Justin Jefferson, Dalvin Cook, and Miles Sanders will be unavailable.
So, let’s take a look at the best five best pickups to make for fantasy football Week 7.
5. QB Marcus Mariota, Atlanta Falcons
From a fantasy football perspective, Mariota has been erratic this season. He opened the year with a nice 19.8-point performance. In Week 4, he had only 3.86 fantasy points against the Cleveland Browns.
Over the last two weeks, Mariota has showed signs of sustained production. In Week 5, he had 17.98 fantasy points against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In Week 6, he had 24.16 fantasy points against the San Francisco 49ers.
The biggest difference has been Mariota’s rushing numbers. In those two games, Mariota has rushed for 111 yards and touchdown. In the previous three games, he rushed for 23 yards and a touchdown.
Mariota is difficult to trust on a consistent basis, but he offers more upside than most other waiver wire quarterbacks.