NFL Week 7 IDP Waiver Wire Adds

Well, we had a week without any more games moved, so that’s a positive. The bad news is that the injuries continue to pile up, and the byes are just getting going. Below are my NFL Week 7 IDP Waiver Wire Adds.

*Please note: Players listed are in no particular order for waiver preference.

Week 7 NFL Byes
Baltimore Ravens, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings

3. Linebackers

HOUSTON, TX – DECEMBER 8: Tyrell Adams #50 of the Houston Texans jogs onto the field before a game against the Denver Broncos at NRG Stadium on December 8, 2019 in Houston, Texas. The Broncos defeated the Texans 38-24. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Tyrell Adams, Linebacker, Houston Texans
Ownership: Fleaflicker 11%, Yahoo 63%

Adams has a good amount of ownership, but in the event he is not owned in your league he is a great add. The past two week he has scored 13.00 and 15.00 points off of 89% and 76% of the defensive snaps, accumulating 13 solos, 8 assists, 2 TFL, 1 sack and 1 PD. Green Bay does not give up a ton to opposing pash rushers, but did show more vulnerability to the rush last week against Tampa Bay. In another game that could feature lots of passing and high scoring, I like Adams.

Krys Barnes, Linebacker, Green Bay Packers
Ownership: FleaFlicker 24%, Yahoo 0%

Barnes (88%) played more than fellow linebacker Ty Summers (34%) last week, outscored him 8.50 to 4.00, and was the player caller for the defense. It will matter of Christian Kirksey comes back or not, but if he does not, go get Barnes. Even if Kirksey is back, if you can stash him, go ahead and do so, as Kirksey hasn’t been a bastion of good health in his career.

Cole Holcomb, Linebacker, Washington Football Team
Ownership: FleaFlicker 15%, Yahoo 0%

Holcomb returned to the defensive playing field this week and led the team in tackles on just 65% of the snaps. It would make sense that Cole did not have a lot of playing time in his first time back, so watch the snap shares going forward, but this is positive momentum for last year’s LB 37. If someone in your league got sick of waiting to see what was going on with him go take advantage and scoop him up.

Robert Spillane, Linebacker, Pittsburgh Steelers
Ownership: FleaFlicker 0%, Yahoo 0%

Spillane took over in Week 6 for the injured (and out for the year) Devin Bush part way through the game, and produced 5 solos, 1 assist and 1 TFL. Someone is going to have to play next to Vince Williams, and it looks like Spillane with get first crack. I’m looking forward to see what he can do with a higher workload and facing the imposing Titans rushing attack.


2. Defensive Backs

ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 28: Tre Boston #33 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates an interception return for a touchdown in the second half against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on December 28, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Taylor Rapp, Safety, Los Angeles Rams
Ownership: Fleaflicker 47%, Yahoo 23%

Jordan Fuller went on IR last week with a shoulder injury, so Rapp was starting again. He gave you 6 solos and 3 assists, and his production last year (DB 17) opposite John Johnson III shows he can give consistent production. I expect Fuller takes back over healthy whenever that is, but he will be out for two more weeks at least. If Rapp was cut due to Fuller becoming the starter, go get him and reap the rewards.

Tre Boston, Safety, Carolina Panthers
Ownership: Fleaflicker 20%, Yahoo 0%

Boston is averaging 6.75 points a game this year, and is the DB for the season thus far. He faces the New Orleans Saints next, who give up the ninth most points a game to opposing safeties so far. Add into that, that Juston Burris went on IR with rib injuries, and Boston (who was already playing 100% of the defensive snaps most weeks) should continue to see playing time and production for you. This is not a case of Boston replacing Burris (Sam Franklin did that), but I feel Boston will have more opportunities to make plays in the passing game defense as Franklin was playing closer to the line.

Adrian Phillips, Safety, New England Patriots
Ownership: Fleaflicker 26%, Yahoo 5%

I am putting Phillips on here again, as he is a great play again and still does not have a lot of ownership. San Francisco doesn’t give up a lot of points to safeties, but remember, Phillips plays more like a safety/linebacker hybrid close to the line. San Francisco gives up the fourth most points to opposing linebackers. Coming off a big week against another team that ran a lot (Denver), I think Phillips will have another tackle heavy game and is a great safety play.

Jonathan Jones and/or J.C. Jackson, Cornerbacks, New England Patriots
Jones Ownership: Fleaflicker 4%, Yahoo 0%
Jackson Ownership: Fleaflicker 6%, Yahoo 1%

Lots of viable secondary plays for the Patriots this week. The Patriots like many teams are playing a lot of three cornerback sets, and both of these guys young are getting time. Jones is averaging 6.7 points a game and Jackson is averaging 7.5 points per game. Jackson has played on 78% of the defensive snaps this year, and Jones has played on 87%. If you had to target one in CB required leagues (which is the only place I’d consider them), Jones is my preference based on more consistent playing time throughout the season, but I feel both are fine plays against the 49ers, who give up the 14th most points to opposing cornerbacks a game so far this year.

1. Defensive Linemen

GLENDALE, ARIZONA – DECEMBER 09: Romeo Okwara #95 of the Detroit Lions congratulates Larry Fitzgerald #11 of the Arizona Cardinals after the NFL game at State Farm Stadium on December 09, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. The Detroit Lions won 17-3. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

Romeo Okwara, Defensive End, Detroit Lions
Ownership: FleaFlicker 7%, Yahoo 0%

Taking out Week 1 (.5 points), Romeo has averaged 8.4 points a game, via 10 solos, 2 assists, 4 TFL, 2 sacks and 1 fumble recovery. The Lions play the Falcons this coming week, and while they do not give up a ton defensive ends, I see a high scoring game with lots of passing here, and you just need one sack to make your waiver pick-up worth it. Trey Flowers and Okwara are getting the most playing time on the defensive line, and while Flowers is owned in many more leagues, Okwara is only .5 points behind him on the year in production.

Jerry Hughes, Defensive End, Buffalo Bills
Ownership: FleaFlicker 17%, Yahoo 0%

The Bills are going to be in a foul mood coming off another loss, and this week the face the hapless Jets. Hughes has not been nearly as productive as past years (18.50 points), but he is getting the most consistent playing time amongst defensive ends in Buffalo, and this is a great spot to grab him if you need bye week or injury help for a week.

Leonard Williams, Defensive End, New York Giants
Ownership: FleaFlicker 35%, Yahoo 5%

He has been on our list from earlier this year, but he is still not rostered as much as he should be. The DL 14 on the year, and he faces the Philadelphia Eagles, who give up tons of points of opposing defensive lines. The defensive tackles we have discussed for the Giants (Dalvin Tomlinson and Dexter Lawrence) are fine as well, but Williams is getting the most playing time and production. If he is still available, go grab him.

Larry Ogunjobi, Defensive Tackle, Cleveland Browns
Ownership: FleaFlicker 23%, Yahoo 1%

Back and now apparently healthy, Larry played 85% of the Browns’ defensive snaps last week and ended with 4 solos, 1 assist and 1 TFL. The Browns play the mess of the offensive line that the Bengals have, and I’m looking for Larry to have another good game this week. If you need a spot start at defensive tackle, he’s my guy this week.

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