Chase Edmonds (RB, Arizona Cardinals)
ESPN ownership: 28.9%
Week 7 stats: 126 rushing yards, 3 touchdowns
David Johnson was active despite dealing with an ankle injury, but Chase Edmonds ended up getting the majority of the workload this week. In fact, Edmonds finished with 27 carries and Johnson only had 1. Johnson will certainly have a larger role when he is at full strength. Nevertheless, Edmonds has earned a role in Arizona's offense. Plus, he proved in weeks 5 and 6 that he can still produce with Johnson as the lead back; he produced at least 60 total yards and a touchdown in each of those matchups.
Adrian Peterson (RB, Washington Redskins)
ESPN ownership: 56.3%
Week 7 stats: 81 rushing yards
Adrian Peterson is already widely owned, but he should now be rostered in almost every league. Sure, this was not a huge week for him, but it solidified him as the go to option in Washington's offense moving forward. The Redskins are now truly committed to the run, and Peterson has received at least 20 carries during the past two games, as a result.
DeVante Parker (WR, Miami Dolphins)
ESPN ownership: 8.5%
Week 7 stats: 5 receptions, 55 receiving yards, 1 touchdown
Here's the deal: DeVante Parker is the clear number one receiver on his depth chart. However, Josh Rosen or Ryan Fitzpatrick will be throwing him the football. Still Parker warrants larger ownership than 8.5%. He's a solid flex option in deeper leagues, and he has a receiving touchdown in each of his past three games. Depending on the matchup, he could even be a decent streaming option if you need a bye week starter.
Kirk Cousins (QB, Minnesota Vikings)
ESPN ownership: 37.4%
Week 7: 337 passing yards, 4 touchdowns
Yes, Kirk Cousins is a good waiver wire add. Sure, he got off to a rough start this season. Actually, it was so rough that he had to apologize to his receivers. Cousins flipped the switch during the past three weeks. Here is his average statline in those games: 325.33 yards and 3.33 touchdowns. He faces exploitable matchups the next two weeks as well in Washington and Kansas City.