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Goodbye with Priority, Bonds, Aries, Vikings, Eagles

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With Bonds, Aries, Vikings and Eagles out of the mix, we’re entering one of the most painful farewell weeks of the season for fantasy purposes. Most likely, no one in your league is going to feel particularly good about their first receiver in Week 7. Six of the season’s top 20 fantasy WRs to date will be listened to. Also, to be completely honest, we’re looking at some of the ugliest disclaimer wire names in recent memory, so this isn’t an easy week. Below you’ll find a collection of confirmed picks, all of which are in at least 50 percent of Yahoo leagues.

Wide receivers on the wire

YOU GUYS. Come on. What are we waiting for?

We continue to write about Pierce around here, but oddly enough, it sits independently in more than 60 percent of Yahoo leagues and remains eligible for this feature. The rookie has delivered 271 receiving yards, capturing 18 balls on 27 goals in his last four games. It’s clear that Matt Ryan has earned his trust. Pierce is a dangerous downfield threat for his size (6 feet-3), speed (4.41) and leaping ability (40 plus inches vertical), and the Colts are definitely using him. He scored his first NFL goal on Sunday with a game-winning deep kick:

It’s long past time to add this guy. He deserves to be on the bench at least in any 12-team league. Please let’s not have this discussion again next week.

Assuming a $100 budget, suggested waiver offer: $14

Robinson may have only played 15 snaps on Sunday, but they were certainly prolific. The rookie caught three balls for 37 yards on four goals, including a short touchdown reception:

Robinson was a complete disgrace in Kentucky last year, catching 104 passes while gaining 1,445 yards from the offense. It’s a dynamic weapon, fast and supremely competitive for creative coaches like Brian Dabolll and Mike Kafka. We don’t need to convince you that targets and touchdowns exist to take on the giants’ charge; It won’t be long before Robinson sees a significant increase in usage. New York’s upcoming schedule is pretty intimate, starting with matches against the Jaguars and Seahawks ahead of their Week 9 farewell.

Offer: $11

Reynolds is among the NFL leaders in red zone goals (8) and opportunities inside the 10-yard line (6), so he sees high-value chances on Detroit’s offense. He has caught 19 balls in 28 goals in his last three games. Reynolds has the competitive catching ability, wingspan and full confidence of the veteran quarterback. We’ve got Detroit’s bye week behind us, so it’s less of a worry tied to Reynolds and various other Lions. A fancy option worthy of the WR3 until further notice.

Offer: $7

Anderson was literally kicked off the sidelines by his own team’s coaches in Week 6, so his fantasy value didn’t quite increase. Carolina is now a fantasy wasteland; Anderson had no chance of relevance in our game while staying on the Panthers’ roster.

On Monday afternoon, Anderson was sent to Arizona for a pair of late-round picks (the upcoming sixth and seventh rounds), so at least it’s possible to imagine the veteran forward making noise in the second half. Marquise Brown He suffered a serious foot injury on Sunday, which required Anderson’s services. The new arrival seems unlikely to help in Week 7 because Cards faces the Saints on Thursday night, but may enter flexible chat in the weeks ahead.

Offer: $6

Robbie Anderson won’t be much help to fantasy managers in Week 7, but a fresh start in Arizona is reason to consider adding him. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)

More buyers to add: Tyquan Thornton (The rookie reached the finish zone both catcher and hastily on Sunday, snatching 40 snaps; he’s also a high-school 100-meter burner with a speed of 10.6), Chase Claypool (He’s a player’s carnival ride but he’s performing 7-96-1 and has conceded 16 goals in his last two games), Rondale Moore (He’s caught 13 balls for 117 yards in Arizona’s last two games, and his Brown injury creates a path to continued value).

Tight endings befitting the roster: Robert Tonyan (Green Bay, especially Randall Cobb He suffered an injury on Sunday; Tonyan caught 10 balls at 90 yards when lost to the Jets), Greg Dulcich (Monday night rose and at this point, any tight end showing signs of life is an addition), Mike Gesicki (he just had two touchdowns despite being far behind Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle in the team’s welcome hierarchy), Daniel Bellinger (the rookie hit all five of his goals, including a short TD buy on Sunday), Evan Engram (He’s made 11 catches for 109 yards in the past two weeks, pretty stellar by the exorbitantly low standards of his position this season).

Quarterbacks to target

Mariota made the most of his 14 pass attempts against the Niners on Sunday, finishing 13 with 129 yards and two scores. He also rushed for 50 yards and scored short in eight carry, which gave him 206 rushing yards and three touchdowns in the season. Atlanta’s schedule is about to make an extremely intimate return – Gin, Car, LAC, Car, Chi, Was, Pit – which should make Mariota a viable streaming option by December. If you need a good-bye week placeholder, add as many as needed.

Offer: $8

Also on the list confirmed by QB: Matt Ryan (*Admiral Ackbar “It’s a trap!” gif*), Daniel Jones (passing numbers have been mostly gross, but he’s in a bit of a hurry and his buyers’ associations are healthy), Bailey Zappe (If you’re desperate for super flex help, he had a 300-yard run and the Bears are on deck).

Running backwards to prioritize

On the one hand, this seems like a terrible idea doomed to fail. We cannot rule this out. But we can’t ignore that A) Drake rushed for 119 yards and scored a long shot against the Giants on Sunday and B) was actually superior. JK Dobbins in each of the last two games. Dobbins actually Dealt with knee discomfort at 6 weeksThis is clearly worrying for a player coming out of ACL surgery. We have to assume that Drake will be a big part of the team’s game plan next week against Cleveland, one of the NFL’s most generous running defenses. In a messy farewell week, this clearly puts it on the fantasy radar.

Offer: $9

The most memorable image of Monday night, the otherwise unforgettable match, Melvin Gordon Standing on Denver’s sideline, forlorn and deserted, watching other people rush the ball for the Broncos’ still ineffective offense. Gordon finished the night with just three carries for eight yards, while newcomer Murray dominated the second half touchdowns and ultimately rushed for 66 yards 15 times. Obviously there are no great answers here; Denver’s offense is last in the league at number 22 in score (15.2 points) and total yards (329.3 YPG). Murray is a well-traveled nine-year NFL vet who isn’t exactly key to controlling this team’s backcourt for the rest of the season, but he seems to have the best job right now. This week may be flexed against the Jets by desperate executives, but we won’t make any long-term promises.

Offer: $11

Deon Jackson, Indianapolis Colts (43%)

Jackson was tremendous on Sunday, gaining 121 yards in 22 touchdowns, hitting all 10 goals and scoring a short-yard field goal. He was also a bright spot in Week 5, responsible for a total of 91 yards in the team’s bizarre and untraceable win over the Broncos. Jackson came out with a quadruple injury on Sunday, but declared himself healthy after the win. He complicates his game a bit and is fully willing to pass a defender when necessary:

The obvious problem Jackson is facing, of course, is the expected payoff. Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines. While she’s established herself as a reliable backup, she’s clearly not a threat to a healthy Taylor. This is not over budget.

Offer: $4

Additional RBs to consider: Caleb Huntley (He popped out on Sunday Tyler Allgeier20 on 33, but actually led the Falcons to carry-on and finished with 16 rushing attempts for 59 yards), Rachaad White (he’s seen the pitch pretty well with 23 touchdowns in the last three weeks and, as we mentioned once or twice, just one injury away from his starting status).

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New York Jets (5%)

New York’s defense robbed the Packers at Lambeau, sacked Aaron Rodgers four times, and kept Green Bay on just 10 points. The Jets are currently ranked fifth (10) in the league in overall points, so we’re talking about a meager defense here. They head to Denver next week to confront a sketchy crime that has unfolded in a short span of time. This is a D. that deserves a long look.

Offer: $2

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