Here are three players to target via waivers ahead of Week Seven.
3. Tyquan Thornton, WR, New England Patriots
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Rookie speedster, Tyquan Thornton, will look to build off his dynamic Week Six performance against the Browns. Last week, Thornton broke out for 21.5 PPR points in which he racked up a receiving and rushing touchdown.
Most of his production, however, was because of injuries to veterans Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne. Nonetheless, Thornton has a lot of upside due to his speed and deep threat ability, which plays in nicely with his chances on the ground; don’t be surprised if Thornton ends up becoming a “dual threat” type of player, and he continues his streaks through the air and on the ground. His impact this week against the Bears depends on if Bourne and Agholor can play, but it would still be a good idea to stash him anyway just in case another opportunity presents itself.
2. Marquez Callaway, WR, New Orleans Saints
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Coming into Week Six, the New Orleans Saints receiving core was in shambles: Micheal Thomas, Chris Olave, Jarvis Landry, and others missed the Saints matchup against the Bengals. Catching three of his seven targets for 36 yards, Callaway was the next man up in a depleted Saints roster.
Although his numbers don’t jump off the page, Callaway led the Saints in targets and route runs and will continue to do so if Thomas, Landry, and Olave aren’t ready for Thursday Night Football against the Cardinals. If you’re in need of a decent bench wide receiver or spot start, Callaway is your guy.
1. Rachaad White, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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Rachad White could have an increased role going forward in Tom Brady’s offense. The Arizona State product carried the ball four times for twelve yards against the Steelers in Week Six, but White’s upside is his pass catching ability. Since Week Four, White has caught eleven of his fourteen targets for 89 yards.
Leonard Fournette is still the top dawg in Tampa, so Rachaad White is merely a backup to the veteran; however, White’s increasing role in the passing game makes him a nice stash pickup for your team.
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