Whether you're dealing with injuries, schedule issues or just in the hunt for more fantasy football help, here's a look at some likely free agent options for Week 7.
Quarterbacks -- Because Cam Newton is on a bye or you're out on Landry Jones as Ben Roethlisberger's replacement.
1. Marcus Mariota, TEN -- Expect some ups and downs ahead, but the second-year passer is maturing quite nicely while benefiting his owners. Six touchdown passes, one rushing plus 124 yards on the ground works just fine. He's a streamer, but with a winnable schedule over the next month starting with the Colts. Mariota might be more than a one-week fling.
2. Brian Hoyer, CHI -- Though he didn't throw a TD pass last week, snapping a streak of at least two in three straight games, Hoyer had his fourth consecutive game with at least 300 yards. Green Bay gave up three TDP to Dallas rookie Dak Prescott last week.
Others: Alex Smith, KC (vs. Saints), Colin Kaepernick (vs. Buccaneers)
Running Backs -- Because Ezekiel Elliott leaves you for a week
1. Jay Ajayi, MIA -- Well, how about that?? Ajayi, at least for one week, showed he was more than a tease thanks to 204 yards and two touchdowns against Pittsburgh. That this production cam with Miami's offensive line finally intact bodes well for future results. That Arian Foster remains a thing does not. The Dolphins should feature the young kid over the older option. If you've been hoarding those auction dollars, this isn't a bad spot to jump in.
2. Knile Davis, GB -- The Packers traded with the Chiefs Tuesday and not just for depth. The NFL Network reported starter Eddie Lacy could miss several weeks with an injury. This news comes after backup James Starks underwent surgery. Davis shined at times for Kansas City, but he's a mystery now. Buy the opportunity and hope.
3. Devontae Booker, DEN -- The rookie keeps eating into C.J. Anderson's lead back status. If CJA ever goes down...
Others: Jacquizz Rogers, TB (at 49ers), Zach Zenner, DET (vs. Redskins), Matt Asiata, MIN (at Eagles), Robert Kelley, WAS (at Lions),
Wide Receivers -- Because Stefon Diggs, Will Fuller and Terrelle Pryor are uncertain with injuries and your pre-draft self can't believe such thing matter now.
1. Cameron Meredith, CHI -- Not on anybody's radar to 20-243-1 over the last two games. The Bears haven't been great about feeding Alshon Jeffery, which means more work for Meredith, who received a staggering 27 targets the past two games. Look for more against a beat up Green Bay secondary.
2. Kenny Britt, STL -- Raise your hand if you knew Britt ranked among the NFL leaders in receiving yards. The Rams will have more success throwing on the Giants than running.
Others: Adam Humphries, TB (at SF), Robert Woods, BUF (at Dolphins), Jamison Crowder, WAS (at Lions), Ty Montgomery, GB (vs, Bears)
Tight Ends -- Because you can't replace Greg Olsen's production, but you must replace him in your lineup
1. Hunter Henry, SD -- The rookie looks legit and it's hard imagining Antonio Gates holding up all season are things I wrote about Henry in this pace last week. Then he had 83 yards and a touchdown on six receptions against the Broncos. Look for more goodness against a Falcons defense that's struggled against tight ends this season. It's cool to bid heavy.
2. Vernon Davis, WAS -- We don't know for sure if Jordan Reed (concussion) will miss another week, but good bet the Redskins let their top receiving threat rest another week. Davis looked the part of fantasy starter against the Eagles with his first touchdown since 2014. Detroit allows the third most fantasy points to tight ends through six weeks.
Others: Charles Clay, BUF (at Dolphins), Jack Doyle, IND (vs, Titans)
Defenses -- Because you stream this position
1. Bengals (vs. Browns)
2. Ravens (vs. Jets)
3. Giants (at Rams)