The 2019 NFL season is now 6 weeks old and time is running out 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 tight ends for Week 7.
Hunter Henry, TE, Los Angeles Chargers
Henry missed four games due to an injury but returned on Sunday night in a big way. The tight end hauled in 8 receptions on 9 targets and finished with 100 receiving yards. Henry also found the end zone twice on the game. Factor in a 12.50 yard per catch average and you’ve got yourself a top-5 tight end sitting on the waiver wire in almost 50% of fantasy football leagues.
The dearth of viable fantasy tight ends makes Henry a must-add now that he’s healthy, but he also has a favorable set of matchups coming. The Tennessee Titans (Week 7), Chicago Bears (Week 8), Oakland Raiders (Week 10) and Kansas City Chiefs (Week 11) entered Week 6 allowing the fifth, 12th, eighth and ninth-most fantasy points to tight ends respectively (Yahoo! scoring). All four are allowing target volume from tight ends in the bottom-12 of the league (as in, among the most targets) as well. Week 9 against the Green Bay Packers is a tough matchup, but that has the makings of a high-scoring game.
Henry’s ownership rates are sure to skyrocket this week. If the owner that drafted him in your league didn’t (or couldn’t) hold him through his injury recovery, go get him right now.
ESPN Ownership: 48.7%
Yahoo! Ownership: 59%