It may not be a great year for fantasy owners at the running back position, but there are a few receivers and one tight end putting up big numbers that need to be owned in more fantasy leagues. Keenan Allen and Charles Clay lead the pack of Week 7 waiver wire pickups.
Keenan Allen (WR – SD)
Keenan Allen was one of Fantasy Buzzer’s Week 6 sleepers and he produced in a big way. Allen produced his second straight 20 plus point fantasy performance with ….. 9 catches for 107 yards and an impressive touchdown. Allen now comes in as our number one waiver wire pickup for Week 7 at the wide receiver position.
Philip Rivers continue to produce under first year head coach Mike McCoy and as long as Rivers keeps putting up numbers, Allen will likely be putting up big numbers as well. Allen is only owned in 34% of Yahoo and 6.7% of ESPN Fantasy leagues, but those numbers will be closer to 0% with his second straight 20 plus point performance.
Percy Harvin (WR – SEA)
Rumors are starting to circulate that Percy Harvin’s return to the Seattle Seahawks lineup is just around the corner. If the rumors are true, Harvin is a must add player this week. Harvin is fresh off hip surgery, but Pete Carroll is “encouraged” with Harvin’s progress and he could start practicing again during Seattle’s long practice week following their Thursday night game against Arizona this week.
Even if Harvin isn’t 100% when he returns, he’s still probably better than any other receiver on Seattle’s roster and he could be a difference maker for fantasy owners down the playoff stretch. Harvin has not played a snap this year, but is already owned in 43% of Yahoo and 16% of ESPN leagues. Fantasy owners with good winning percentages should pick up Harvin and hope he can help win them games in the playoffs, but owners who need to rack up some wins right away should stay away from Harvin because it will probably be several weeks before he actually produces on the field.
Charles Clay (TE – MIA)
Charles Clay is having a very productive season for the Miami Dolphins. Clay is a top 10 scoring tight end and has played in one fewer game than most of the tight ends in the league having already completed his bye week. Clay has scored double digit fantasy points in four of his five games this season and has never had less than six targets in a game.
Clay is turning into one of Ryan Tannehill’s favorite weapons in the red zone and even has a rushing touchdown this season. With all the unproductive and inconsistent play at the tight end position, fantasy owners should definitely consider rostering Clay as a TE1 or giving him Flex consideration over some of the feast or famine players. Clay is only owned in 68% of Yahoo and 31.2 % of ESPN Fantasy leagues.