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Kremenjas: Fantasy football waiver wire targets ahead of NFL Week 7

Oct 18, 2020; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins (85) runs with the ball while Indianapolis Colts cornerback Rock Ya-Sin (26) defends in the first half at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Week 6 of the 2020 NFL season has concluded, leaving us with an opportunity to adjust our fantasy football rosters by way of the waiver wire. Situations continue to be fluid, with injuries, development and usage rates shifting across the league, creating new opportunities and altering situations.

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The following players are the most intriguing waiver wire additions ahead of Week 7.

Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay – 68% rostered

Melvin Gordon’s absence paved a clear path to relevance for Lindsay in his first game back after suffering a turf toe injury that sidelined him for multiple weeks. Lindsay performed well while also registering a 63.5% snap share for the Broncos in Week 6.

Lindsay absolutely dominated the backfield in rushing attempts, pulling in 62% of the rushing share (23 rushing attempts) for 101 rushing yards. He also led the roster with his three red-zone rushing attempts, which is notable with a power back like Royce Freeman on the roster. While Lindsay’s ceiling will certainly be capped once Gordon returns, the duo could produce some strong RB2/FLEX weeks moving forward, even in a workshare.

New York Jets RB La’Mical Perine – 18% rostered

The Jets are an absolute disaster, but the release of Le’Veon Bell at least frees a ton of opportunities for a running back to potentially make his name in the backfield. Perine — a Day 3 rookie — has a great shot to establish himself in a wide open battle at the running back position in New York.

Perine’s 56.5% snap share isn’t awe-inspiring, but it’s a decent start and an opportunity to get out ahead of your league by adding him before a potential eruption. The rookie managed seven rushing attempts for 27 yards while also reeling in two receptions out of three targets for nine yards.

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