The 2019 NFL season is now 6 weeks old and there is still enough time to start picking up people from your 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 wide receivers for Week 7.
Auden Tate, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
Tate had five receptions for 91 yards against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 6, on a team-high 12 targets. He now has at least six targets in four straight games (double-digit targets twice), as he has a 22.7 percent target share from Andy Dalton over that span.
John Ross (shoulder) will miss at least six more games, and while A.J. Green (ankle) may return against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 7 it’s hardly certain at this point. Jacksonville entered Week 6 in the bottom-12 of the league against wide receivers, so if Tate is operating as no worse than No. 2 in the pecking order for targets he is likely to produce.
Before a Week 9 bye Tate gets a decent matchup against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 8, then after that bye favorable matchups against the Ravens and the Oakland Raiders are coming in Week 10 and Week 11.
Tate’s fantasy appeal will be affected some by Green’s return, whenever it comes and assuming he isn’t traded. But the rookie out of Florida State has become a fantasy asset, with a good chance to continue delivering WR3 value going forward regardless of Green’s health and status on the Bengals’ roster.
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