The sixth week of the 2016 regular season is just about coming to a close with only the Monday Night Football game remaining. Most fantasy football leagues will run their waiver wires late Tuesday or early Wednesday, but we are here to help you get a jump on the best options to consider.
We will be ranking the top five players likely to be available in your league at each of the four major positions. Some weeks there might not be five good options available, but we’ll scour for the best we can find. Additionally, throughout the week, we will update each of these articles as ownership percentages change (via Yahoo!) and news arrives.
Waiver wire wide receiver rankings, Week 7
1. Cole Beasley, Dallas Cowboys (44 percent owned)
Consistency wins championships, and it’s rare for a player with the consistency of Beasley to be available in the majority of leagues. The Dallas wide receiver caught six passes for 58 yards and two touchdowns in the Cowboys’ win against Green Bay. There are some questions regarding the health and availability of Dez Bryant and Tony Romo that will impact Beasley’s future production, but if Dak Prescott continues to start at quarterback, Beasley will continue to be a consistent presence week after week.
2. Mohamed Sanu, Atlanta Falcons (29 percent owned)
Sanu has been dealing with various injuries to both his upper and lower body throughout the early part of this year, which has hampered his production in recent weeks. However, he turned around his string of poor performances in the Falcons’ Week 6 loss against Seattle, reestablishing his key role for the highest scoring offense in the NFL. Sanu caught five passes for 47 yards and a touchdown. Many owners have given up on the wide receiver, but if he’s able to stay healthy he should be able to produce against a vulnerable San Diego secondary in Week 7.
3. Anquan Boldin, Detroit Lions (20 percent owned)
Like the previous entry on this list, Boldin benefits significantly from being a member of a very explosive offense. The Lions wide receiver caught eight passes for 60 yards and a touchdown in Week 6. Boldin will continue to get looks as the Lions’ offense passes more than enough to produce fantasy value for multiple receivers. Even more promising is that Boldin’s sure hands have shown to be a favorite target of quarterback Matthew Stafford in the red zone. Look for Boldin to continue producing against Washington next week.
4. Kenny Britt, Los Angeles Rams (nine percent owned)
While the Rams are the second-lowest scoring team in the league, Britt has been a consistent producer throughout the season. The Los Angeles pass catcher secured seven catches for 136 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Rams’ loss to the Lions. Britt has developed a connection with quarterback Case Keenum and been the most productive wide receiver on the Rams. Britt’s success won’t go unnoticed for much longer, and he’s a great acquisition in any league.
5. Kendall Wright, Tennessee Titans (two percent owned)
Coming into the season Wright’s health was in question, and it appeared that his status as one of the Titans’ main receiving targets was being usurped by rookie Tajae Sharpe. However, in recent weeks Sharpe’s connection with Marcus Mariota has appeared to fizzle, and Wright has begun to reclaim his targets. The Titans wide receiver caught eight passes for 133 yards and a touchdown in Week 6. Wright should continue to produce for fantasy owners next week with a favorable matchup against the Indianapolis Colts.