Week 7 of the NFL season is nearly in the books, and it was another wild one for fantasy owners.
The injury plague continued to strike across the league, this time claiming notables like Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey and veteran signal callers Jay Cutler and Carson Palmer. We also saw significant developments in a number of running back battles, as well as first looks at a few new starting quarterbacks.
With six more teams on bye during Week 8, this week’s waiver cycle is another important one. Below, read up on 10 players you should consider adding to your roster.
Latavius Murray, RB
Team: Minnesota Vikings
Week 7 stats: 113 rushing yards, 1 touchdown
One thing to know: Murray has seen his workload increase with every game since Dalvin Cook went down with a torn ACL in Week 4. He delivered a vintage performance on Sunday, averaging over six yards per carry for the first time this season. With the Browns on tap for Week 8, he could be in for another big day.
Kenny Stills, WR
Team: Miami Dolphins
Week 7 stats: 85 receiving yards, 6 receptions, 2 touchdowns
One thing to know: Stills linked up with Matt Moore for a pair of fourth quarter touchdown receptions, matching his total from the first six weeks of the season. That quick chemistry makes the fifth-year receiver an enticing flex option, especially with Jay Cutler likely sidelined for Week 8.
Jalen Richard, RB
Team: Oakland Raiders
Week 7 stats: 31 rushing yards, 45 receiving yards, 4 receptions
One thing to know: Marshawn Lynch was ejected before halftime in last Thursday’s game, but the Raiders still managed to post solid numbers out of their backfield. Richard put up 76 yards on just 13 touches, making him one to watch for as long as Lynch remains sidelined.