Top 13 waiver-wire pickups for Week 7 of fantasy football

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Hunter Henry, Kirk Cousins, and Chase Edmonds are some of the top fantasy-football pickups heading into Week 7 of the NFL season.
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Six weeks into the NFL season, bye weeks are beginning to wreak havoc on fans of fantasy football.On Sunday, a few players emerged as potential replacements for any fantasy player facing a particularly daunting bye week soon.Here are 13 waiver-wire targets for fantasy players looking to fill in any gaps in their rosters.Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.Fantasy football is in full swing.With six weeks of NFL action in the books, fantasy players were scrambling on Monday morning to work the waiver wire and fill in any gaps in their rosters.Below, we’ve collected 13 waiver-wire targets for fantasy players looking to add some depth to their rosters early in the season, going position by position to give you the best chance of earning your way to a first-round bye in the fantasy playoffs.All ownership percentages come from ESPN, and scoring is based on a standard ESPN points-per-reception format.

Kirk Cousins, QB, Minnesota Vikings

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ESPN fantasy ownership: 26.6%Week 6 stats: 333 passing yards, four touchdowns — 27.3 fantasy pointsOne thing to know: After a tumultuous start to the season, Cousins has rattled off back-to-back brilliant games for the Vikings. With matchups against the Chiefs and the Redskins in two of the next three weeks, he’s a solid option for fantasy players disappointed with their quarterback play thus far.

Sam Darnold, QB, New York Jets

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ESPN fantasy ownership: 7.8%Week 6 stats: 338 passing yards, two touchdowns — 19.6 fantasy pointsOne thing to know: Darnold is back from his extended absence due to mononucleosis, and his return brought an immediate spark to the Jets offense. The Jets have some challenging games in the coming weeks, but if Darnold can weather the storm, he’ll get to face a friendly stretch of defenses starting in Week 9 against the Dolphins.

Carlos Hyde, RB, Houston Texans

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