Making smart waiver-wire additions can help take your fantasy team to the next level during bye weeks. Several marquee teams, including the New England Patriots, New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles, are on bye in Week 7, making free-agent pickups even more important.
Some players are worth adding for the long term, while others are only an option for a couple weeks while a starter is injured—but both types can help your team survive.
It's all about research and taking time to make a couple astute moves every week.
Without further ado, here are five players you should strongly consider before next weekend.