The 2019 NFL season is now 6 weeks old and the time is now to start picking up people from their fantasy football waiver wire. Every year a no name blows up in Week 1 and ends up being a top-20 fantasy football player over the remainder of the season. So, instead of letting your competition beat you to the punch, use your fantasy football waiver wire to find the next big thing.
Let’s get things started by taking a look at some fantasy football waiver wire running backs for Week 7.
Benny Snell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers
With James Conner leaving Week 6 against the Los Angeles Chargers with quad injury, Snell stepped in and finished with 75 yards on 17 carries along with one catch for 14 yards. The Steelers have a bye in Week 7, but the severity of Conner’s injury is uncertain enough to put Snell on the fantasy radar.
Snell was a top-five leading rusher in the SEC and averaged at least five yards per carry in each of his final two seasons at Kentucky, so he had success against a generally high-level of competition. With Conner not always a picture of durability, there may be room for Snell to contribute in a backup role going forward.
Last Sunday night may stand as the high point for Snell in his rookie season, and a Week 7 bye means he’s not usable immediately anyway. But as a running back to stash in deeper leagues, with a potential path to significant playing time, you can do a lot worse.
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