Dynasty League Waiver Wire Options for Week 7

Week seven will likely be a wild one. Bye weeks begin in earnest, and of course, you have the pile of injuries that continues to stack up. It will be a “last man standing” situation this week. And you want to be Bruce Willis, not Tim Allen. By the way, what pretentious title for the sitcom “Last Man Standing”. It is no wonder that the show was canceled. I know the rest of us are just a bunch of vegan, chai-sipping wussies staring at our phones, but do you think you could outlast all of us? C’mon Tim, Tool Time is over. Don’t embarrass the good folks at Binder. And with that, now on to the list.

Roster percentages from Fantrax 10/19/2021


D’Ernest Johnson RB Browns (8% rostered)

Kareem Hunt has been ruled out for next week. Nick Chubb will likely be limited at best. That leaves D’Ernest Johnson and Demetric Felton as the next men up in the Browns backfield. Felton has played more of the receiver roles, so I expect he will be the third-down back and maybe the 2 minute back. That leaves D’Ernest to take care of the heavy lifting. A word of caution, the Browns might bring in another back. If they don’t, Johnson is no slouch. At 5, 10″ 210 lbs, he should be able to hold up to at least a few games of NFL punishment and he has experience carrying the ball: He set the school record for total yards while he was at the University of Southern Florida, and is the only season of the Alliance of American Football, he finished second in the league in rushing yards and scrimmage yards playing for the Orlando Apollo. I’ll launch a claim, but nothing out of the world.


Tyree Jackson TE Eagles (2% rostered)

There may have been another aspect of the Zach Ertz trade that few of us considered. That aspect might be Tyree Jackson. Some of you remember Tyree as the big athletic quarterback from the University of Buffalo. Well, things didn’t work out at QB, but when you are 6′ 7″ and 250 lbs, you have options. Give the Eagles credit, they saw the potential to move Tyree to TE, maybe they are just copying their division rival Washington Football Team and what they did with Logan Thomas. Whatever the case may be, he is huge and athletic and he has an opportunity. I’m in.



Travis Homer RB Seahawks (6% rostered)

Homer has been a solid utility back for the Seahawks since 2019. He is fast, evidenced by his 4.4 forty-yard dash, and they have thrown the ball to him a little (7 catches this season). Travis is buried on the depth chart below DeeJay Dallas, Alex Collins, and Chris Carson. The Seahawks seem content with Collins running the power plays and Dallas catching the ball out the backfield. Homer can do both and he would fill n capably at either role. He’s a stash for me.


Denzel Mims WR Jets (28%rostered)

He is not getting many looks and it doesn’t help that he doesn’t play special teams, but this guy has the size and speed to win in the NFL and that’s always a good start. 6′, 3″ 210 lbs and he ran a 4.38 40 yard-dash at the combine. The Jets took him in the 2nd round of last year’s draft and then targeted him 44 times in his rookie season. This team would be silly not to put him on the field on Sunday, but it is the Jets.


Dante Pettis WR Giants (1% rostered)

All the Giants Wide Receivers were hurt last week, so Pettis saw 11 targets. He didn’t do much with them catching five for 38 yards, he’s a former 2nd round pick, and that is something I typically take note of, but I don’t think there’s anything to see here. NYG WRs will come back and that deep pool of targets will dry up.


Mack Hollins WR Dolphins (1% rostered)

Mack looked really good Sunday morning in Europe catching four of five targets for 61 yards. He is very big 6′, 4″ 220 lbs and he is fast with a 4.5 forty yard-dash. Combine that with Tua’s improved play and we might have a solid contributor here. Keep an eye on Davante Parker’s injury status and if Parker is set to miss another game this week, I’d grab Mack off the wire.


Dyami Brown WR Football Team (27% rostered)

I wrote a blip on Dyami Brown a few weeks ago. He hasn’t come through as of yet, but he might be set to see another opportunity. Terry McLaurin hasn’t been himself the past two weeks dealing with a hamstring injury. Brown was WFT’s 3rd round pick this year. Dyami is a smooth and fast WR who runs precise routes for a rookie. WFT threw six passes his way last week and I expect they continue to feed him the ball to help take some pressure of Scary Terry’s hammy. If he is still out there, get him.


Kalen Ballage RB Steelers (8% rostered)

An old flame that will not die. I have been dreaming on Ballage since he was drafted by the Dolphins in the 4th round of the 2018 draft. He looks great on the hoof– 6′, 2″ 230 lbs and he runs a 4.4 forty-yard dash. Kalen’s issues appear to be a lack of decisiveness and vision when he runs. He also runs a little upright and has more straight-line speed than acceleration. He was running as the 2nd RB for the Steelers on Sunday, couple that with the enviable size and speed, and Ballage is worth keeping an eye on.