Our weekly waiver wire takes a look at the top pickups for Week 7 of the NFL season. Many of these players are still available in a majority of leagues and could have an immediate impact on your fantasy roster. Others might be worth stashing on your bench, or are simply just players to add to your watch list. If you have any waiver wire questions, feel free to post them in our Fantasy Football Forum.

Running Backs

Ronnie Hillman DEN | RB

There were many question marks coming into Week 6 about the Denver running game, but they were all answered when Hillman carried the ball 24 times. He is clearly the running back to own while Montee Ball is out with his injury. If you are able to get Hillman off of waivers then you should have a decent starting running back for at least a couple more weeks. (about 45% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in all leagues

Jerick McKinnon MIN | RB

We all knew that McKinnon was going to eventually get a larger role on the Vikings offense and that time is now. He out touched Matt Asiata 17 to 3 and while he wasn’t that effective he was better than Asiata. McKinnon is a talented player and it seems like he is slowly gaining the confidence of the Vikings coaching staff. (about 40% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in all leagues

Mark Ingram NO | RB

Ingram was having an amazing year before getting hurt and it’s time to pick him back up if he was dropped in your league. It might be another couple of weeks before he goes back to his double digit workload, but if you don’t pick him up now someone else will. Khiry Robinson was been decent while Ingram was out, but I don’t think he has been good enough to take the starting gig from Ingram. (about 65% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in all leagues

Antone Smith ATL | RB

Once again Smith has limited touches and once again Smith finds a way to have a solid fantasy week. He turned 6 touches into 69 total yards and a touchdown and at this point the Falcons would be stupid not to find a way to get this guy more touches. Smith has one of the biggest upsides of all backup running backs in the league and at this point I think he is a must add in all leagues. (about 30% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in all leagues

Joseph Randle DAL | RB

I was surprised to see how many leagues Randle was available in. DeMarco Murray is on an insane pace in terms of his touches and I think it’s only a matter of time until he gets hurt. All Murray owners need to consider adding Randle as a handcuff and even non Murray owners should consider picking up this talented backup running back. (about 5% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Storm Johnson JAX | RB

Johnson had a big chance Week 6 to show us what he can do and even though he did find the end zone, overall it wasn’t that impressive. It’s hard to say what will happen once Toby Gerhart comes back, but until further notice I still think Johnson is worth owning in most leagues. The coaching staff clearly believes in the youngster and they might want to give him another chance to win the starting running back. (about 5% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Brandon Bolden NE | RB

Stevan Ridley got injured Week 6 and he is out for the season. Ridley was the primary ball carrier this year for the Patriots and this would leave Shane Vereen and Bolden to pickup the slack. I don’t think Bolden will have value in all leagues, but he should see enough touches to be on the radar in 12+ team leagues. (about 5% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Tre Mason STL | RB

In limited touches Mason looked pretty solid Monday night against the 9ers and he certainly got my attention. He looked more explosive than Zac Stacy and I think there is a chance that the rookie Mason gets more involved moving forward. He was solid in college and the 3rd round pick out of Auburn needs to be picked up in more leagues as a bench running back with an upside. (about 5% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Wide Receivers

Mohamed Sanu CIN | WR

Sanu should have been added in all leagues after the news of the A.J. Green injury late last week, but this wasn’t the case. Sanu was on the WR3 radar even before the Green injury and in my opinion he is a borderline WR1 until Green returns. Another reason owners were worried about picking up Sanu was because Marvin Jones would eventually be back and with the latest news about Jones it just keeps getting better for Sanu. I think he will have value for the rest of the season even after Green comes back. (about 60% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in all leagues

Andre Holmes OAK | WR

With two straight big games in a row you have to start thinking that Holmes could be the real deal. No one was really buying James Jones as their #1 receiver and we knew someone else would have to step up and that person appears to be Holmes. He is in his 3rd year in the league and at this point he is a great gamble if you are looking for a high upside receiver. (about 5% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Cecil Shorts III JAX | WR

I have always been a fan of Shorts, but the guy can never seem to stay healthy. He has battled injuries for most of this year, but he looked healthy Week 6. If Shorts can stay healthy he could be easily be a top 30 receiver in PPR leagues from here on out. (about 40% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Brandon LaFell NE | WR

LaFell is going to be a hot pickup this week and while I understand why, I wouldn’t go too crazy over him. Patriot receivers are extremely annoying to own in fantasy and I expect him to be inconsistent. I still think he is worth an add in most formats, but I wouldn’t use a great waiver number to get him. (about 10% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Jarvis Landry MIA | WR

Landry had a quite Week 1, but since then he has been solid. He has been consistently involved in the offense and he had his best game of his short career Week 6 with 75 yards and a touchdown. The Dolphins offense has a decent amount of weapons and I expect Landry to continue to be a big part of their game plan from week to week. He is certainly on my WR3 radar at this point. (about 5% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Quarterbacks

Derek Carr OAK | QB

Carr has struggled for most of the year, but he looked great against the Chargers Week 6. The Raiders are finally healthy after coming off of their bye and I think their offense could be better the second half of the season. After Week 6 I think Carr should be on the radar in all 2 QB leagues and any deeper 1 QB league. (about 5% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Carson Palmer ARI | QB

Palmer returned from his nerve issue Week 6 and he looked like the same old Carson Palmer. The Cardinals offense has plenty of weapons and if everyone on that team can stay healthy then they should have no problem putting points on the board. Now that Palmer is healthy it puts him right back in the mix as a low end QB1. (about 35% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Austin Davis STL | QB

Davis has shown flashes of greatness so far this year and I think this youngster could be the real deal. He was great in college and he has been compared to Drew Brees in terms of his playmaking ability. The Rams offense is an interesting young group of guys and it’s possible that this could be the start of something good for them. (about 15% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Tight End

Jordan Reed WAS | TE

Reed finally returned from injury and he made an instant impact on the Redskins offense. We know that he is a talented player, the problem as always just been health with Reed. If he can stay healthy he will for sure be a top ten tight end from here on out. (about 60% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in all leagues

Ladarius Green SD | TE

The changing of the guard from Antonio Gates to Green is going to happen at some point this year and it could be sooner rather than later. Gates is still catching touchdowns, but he looks slower than ever out on the field and the Chargers would be stupid not to get Green more involved. Look for Green to continue to see more time out on the field and I think he will have solid value by the end of the year. (about 30% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Clay Harbor JAX | TE

Since returning from injury Harbor has been a consistent part of the Jags offense and he needs to be considered in deeper leagues at this point. I think Jacksonville’s offense will be better the second half of the season and Harbor should be relevant in most fantasy leagues from here on out. The 5th year player is on pace for career numbers and his production has slowly gotten better during his career. (about 5% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Jace Amaro NYJ | TE

The rookie tight end out of Texas Tech had a great game Week 6 and it might be time for the fantasy world to take notice. He already has 24 catches on the season and for a rookie tight end that’s not that bad. I do expect him to be inconsistent, but Amaro is worth a look in deeper leagues if you are desperate. (about 5% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Defenses

Cleveland CLE | DEF

The Browns defense has had some solid weeks and I like their chances Week 7 against the Jags. Looking forward I do think the Jags offense is headed in the right direction, but they are still a bit of a mess. The Browns should be able to rack up a couple turnovers and some sacks. (about 15% owned)
Recommendation: Worth a look as a pickup and play