The 2020 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 over the first month and ends up being a top-50 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.
Gus Edwards, RB, Baltimore Ravens
Mark Ingram left Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles with an ankle injury, opening the door for Edwards to lead the team in carries (14) as he also scored. Rookie J.K. Dobbins had 11 touches in the game, but Edwards look like the favorite for goal line work in potential tandem if Ingram misses time.
Ingram briefly returned to Sunday’s game, but he didn’t last long before leaving for good. It’s not necessarily saying a lot, in what has been a three-man running back committee with quarterback Lamar Jackson as an obvious running threat, but Edwards has at least seven carries in four of the last five games. Heading into Week 6, he was averaging over six yards per carry this season.
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Depending on Ingram’s status, with a bye week to get healthy, Edwards might be a touchdown-or-bust flex option in Week 8 against the Pittsburgh Steelers in standard scoring leagues. In any case, he’s worth a look as bench stash in deep leagues. In case Ingram winds up out for Week 8 or beyond, the availability of Dobbins (64 percent owned in Yahoo! leagues, 56.5 percent owned in ESPN leagues) is worth checking on.
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