Waiver Favors™: 2022 Week 7 Fantasy Football Pickups

By Ha Kung Wong  Week 7 Fantasy Football Pickups

Twitter: @FBGarbageTime

As I do every year over the last 10 years, I’m here to help with waiver wire adds via my weekly Waiver Favors™ article!  And I’m assuming if you’re reader right now, you’re in your fantasy football playoffs, so congratulations!

I’ll make a couple suggestions for after Week 7 of the 2022 fantasy football season that hopefully will keep your team running.  You’re welcome.  Again.

As usual, all pickups are available in at least 50% of Yahoo standard fantasy football leagues (with some minor exceptions) as of Sunday evening.

Gus Edwards

RB – Baltimore Ravens – 42% Owned

Gus Edwards made his season debut after returning from an August 2021 ACL injury, which ended up being good timing with JK Dobbins on just placed on IR.  Edwards stepped in as Baltimore’s leads back with 16 rushes for 66 yards and 2 TDs while Kenyan Drake saw only 11 rush attempts.  The Ravens are as run-heavy an offense as they come, and Edwards will see the lion’s share of that at least until Dobbins returns (and maybe for the entire season).  Grab him in all 10-team leagues and deeper.

Isiah Pacheco

RB – Kansas City Chiefs – 51% Owned

The Chiefs announced Isiah Pacheco as the starting RB over Clyde Edwards-Helaire in Week 7 and going forward.  But that only resulted in 8 carries for 43 yards as compared to CEH getting 6 carries for 32 yards and a TD.  Regardless, he’s worth picking up in all 12-team leagues or deeper as this sorts itself out.

D’Onta Foreman & Chuba Hubbard

RB – Carolina Panthers – 49% Owned & 36% Owned

With the surprising trade of CMC to the 49ers, the Panthers employed a two RB committee with D’Onta Foreman and Chuba Hubbard.  Foreman rushed 15 times for 118 yards, catching both targets for 27 receiving yards.  Hubbard managed to rush 9 times for 63 yards and TD, catching 2 of 3 targets for 10 receiving yards.  Hubbard’s score was after Foreman was taking a breather after running the ball 60-yards to the 17 yard line.  Interestingly, Hubbard had an ankle injury late in the 4th quarter and was on the sidelines while Foreman milked the clock.  It’s unclear how this will end up, but Foreman appears to be the more talented back who was signed this last off season to provide depth and perhaps even replace Hubbard, at least up until the CMC trade.  I’d prioritize Foreman over Hubbard, but both are worth picking up in 12-team leagues or deeper.

Michael Carter

RB – New York Jets – 65% Owned

The Jets are currently winning games in spite of Zach Wilson.  And it used to be on the back of rookie Breece Hall, that is, until an ugly injury which might be an ACL tear took him out of the game in Week 7.  Carter took back his every down role after that.  He’s slipped all the way down to 65%, so it’s time to scoop him back up if he’s on your waiver wire in all 12-team leagues or deeper.

Michael Carter Rushing & Receiving Stats
Game Rush Rush Rush Rush Rece Rece Rece Rece
Year Tm G Rush Yds TD Y/G Tgt Rec Yds Y/G
2021 NYJ 14 147 639 4 45.6 55 36 325 23.2
2022 NYJ 7 66 228 2 32.6 24 20 151 21.6
Care 21 213 867 6 41.3 79 56 476 22.7

UPDATE (10/24/22):

The Jets have traded for Jaguars RB James Robinson, so temper expectations for Michael Carter.  That being said, he’s still worth a pickup.

Kyren Williams

RB – Los Angeles Rams – 30% Owned

What we know is that Cam Akers is done in Los Angeles, and that fifth-round rookie Kyren Williams will be returning from an ankle injury soon.  There’s been some rumors that Williams will have a “big role” once he returns in line with what we were hearing over the summer prior to his injury, so if you want him, he’s worth an IR stash now before the Rams open Williams’ 21-day practice window.

Parris Campbell

WR – Indianapolis Colts – 4% Owned

In Week 6, Parris Campbell managed to catch 7 of 11 targets for 57 and a TD in a breakout performance.  He followed that up in Week 7 with an even better performance catching 10 of 12 targets for 70 yards and a TD.  It’s unclear how long this will continue, but you can’t ignore the 23 targets in two weeks and back-to-back scores.  He’s worth speculative stash in 14-team leagues or deeper.

Greg Dulcich

TE – Denver Broncos – 11% Owned

Greg Dulcich made his NFL debut after missing all of training camp and the first part of the season in Week 6 and managed to catch 2 of 3 targets for 44 yards and a TD after playing 71% of the snaps.  He followed that up in Week 7 catching 6 of 9 targets for 51 yards from second string QB Brett Rypien.  The important information here is that Albert Okwuegbunam was inactive again, so Dulcich should have plenty of more opportunity.  If you have TE issues in 14-team leagues or deeper, Dulcich is worth a look.


Marquise Goodwin

WR – Seattle Seahawks – 1% Owned

DK Metcalf was carted off in Week 7 and was recently diagnosed to have a patellar tendon injury that doesn’t require surgery but does appear to require rehab and doesn’t come with a timeline.  Marquise Goodwin stepped in and caught 4 of 5 targets for 67 yards and two TDs, far exceeding his total output over the first 6 weeks of the season.  It’s almost certain that Metcalf won’t play in Week 8, or at least will be way below 100% if he does, which provides for some opportunity for Goodwin in the short term, and perhaps longer than that.

UPDATE for Monday Night Football

Check back after the game!

Here our previous week’s waiver picks that we still think are worth a pickup:

10-Team Leagues

RBKenneth Walker (Seahawks)

12-Team Leagues

QBJimmy Garoppolo (49ers), Geno Smith (Seahawks)

RBEno Benjamin (Cardinals), Khalil Herbert (Bears)

WRDevin Duvernay (Ravens), George Pickens (Steelers)

TEGerald Everett (Chargers), Hayden Hurst (Bengals)

14-Team Leagues

QBMarcus Mariota (Falcons)

RBTyler Allgeier (Falcons), Caleb Huntley (Falcons), Alexander Mattison (Vikings), Jeff Wilson Jr. (49ers)

WRNoah Brown (Cowboys), Romeo Daubs (Packers), Jahan Dotson (Commanders), Alec Pierce (Colts), Josh Reynolds (Lions), Marquez Valdes-Scantling (Chiefs)

16-Team Leagues

QBZach Wilson (Jets), Jameis Winston (Saints) (watch the injury)

WRDeAndre Carter (Chargers), Greg Dortch (Cardinals), Russell Gage (Buccaneers), Ben Skowronek (Rams)

TEWill Dissly (Seahawks)

Check back every week for more Waiver Favors!