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Fantasy Football: Who to add on Week 6 waiver wire?

Pete Davidson
October 09, 2018 - 1:27 pm
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As we head into Week 6, there is a lot of quality out there for those of you in typical leagues. It’s a little tougher for the deep leaguers and if that’s who you are, head over to Rotobahn.com this afternoon for my expanded waiver wire. It’s still 100 percent free. And look for a special waiver wire podcast later today with my partner in crime and dead references, Jimmy Hackett. This week’s pod will be here at WEEI rather than at Rotobahn. I’ll post a link on Twitter as soon as it’s available. My handle is @Rotobahn.

Alright, let’s get to the Week 6 targets.

The Slam Dunks:

Greg Olsen, TE, Panthers

Tarik Cohen, RB, Bears

Nyheim Hines, RB, Colts

Javorius Allen, RB, Ravens

Austin Ekeler, RB, Chargers

Keelan Cole, WR, Jaguars

Andy Dalton, QB, Bengals

These guys are taken in most leagues, but not all, and it’s always worth doing your due diligence, so take a look just in case. Suffice to say that, if you can land one of these guys, you ought to go for it. Olsen could return this week and he’s a TE1, so nab him. Cohen was dropped in some leagues during his bye and needs to be owned everywhere. Hines’ involvement continues to grow. I’ve told you to add him every week this year, and this could be your last shot. Allen is playing more than any other Raven RB and needs to be rostered in all formats. Ekeler is one of the best number two backs in the NFL and has been getting about 10 PPR points on most weeks in a reserve role. Cole is the Jaguars’ lead receiver and had ten very wet targets in Kansas City in Week 5. Dalton has been a legit QB1 so far and his schedule is far from scary. In fact, it’s pretty sweet over the next four weeks.

QUARTERBACKS

Jameis Winston, Bucs

Joe Flacco, Ravens

Blake Bortles, Jaguars

Mitchell Trubisky, Bears

Baker Mayfield, Browns

Derek Carr, Raiders

Josh Rosen, Cardinals

Chad Kelly, Broncos

Winston is the prize this week. He should be a QB1 the rest of the way with his weapons. Flacco is a good guy to play matchups with. The Ravens are throwing plenty and they are getting healthier and have some good pass matchups in the coming weeks. Bortles is a slow-motion train wreck, but the stats are usually there by game’s end. He’s a good play as long as Fournette remains out as the Jaguars throw more when he’s hurt. I like Trubisky a lot as a matchup play. He looks playable in at least half of his remaining games. Mayfield has a tough matchup this week with the Chargers, but things get real good over the next three weeks, so roster him if that fits your team needs. Carr is another matchup type, and his good ones are a few weeks off, so check your needs against his matchups. Rosen has really helped the offense and he has a nice schedule in weeks 8-11, but be aware of his Week 9 bye. Chad Kelly is a deep league stash, because Case Keenum’s benching feels inevitable though not imminent.

RUNNING BACKS

Wendell Smallwood, Eagles

Corey Clement, Eagles

Alfred Morris, 49ers

Nick Chubb, Browns

Ronald Jones II, Bucs

Marlon Mack,  Colts

Peyton Barber, Bucs

Mike Davis, Seahawks

Latavius Murray, Vikings

Alfred Blue, Texans

D’Onta Foreman, Texans

Jalen Richard, Raiders

Kyle Juszczyk, 49ers

Smallwood and Clement are looking at a near split in the wake of Jay Ajayi’s season-ending ACL injury. I like Smallwood a bit better because he’s got more potential in the passing game. Both should have flex value in 12-team leagues. One may end up with RB2 value. The concern is that Philadelphia makes a move and deals for a new lead back. Morris should get a start this week and maybe even next week with Matt Breida (ankle) injured. Chubb received no workload bump off of his massive Week 5, but he’s still a great stash with Carlos Hyde plugging along at 3.5 yards per carry. If you are relying on Hyde, Chubb is a must-add player. Jones could be about to get his chance in Tampa. He played significant snaps going into their Week 5 bye. Add him now, because he’ll cost you a mint if he goes off this week. Barber must be owned as well. His struggles have been about the offensive line, not him. Mack has starter’s talent and he may be healthy now, so he’s worth a speculative add in all leagues. Davis ran well again, but Seattle is a mess and Chris Carson led the way in Week 5. Davis is a flex for now. 

WIDE RECEIVERS

Dede Westbrook, Jaguars

Robby Anderson, Jets

Geronimo Allison, Packers

Keke Coutee, Texans

Chris Godwin, Bucs

D.J. Moore, Panthers

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Packers

Courtland Sutton, Broncos

Christian Kirk, Cardinals

Dez Bryant, WR, Free Agent

Taywan Taylor, Titans

Taylor Gabriel, Bears

Antonio Callaway, Browns

Willie Snead, Ravens 

Chester Rogers, Colts

Rishard Matthews, Free Agent

Westbrook is rostered in about half of Yahoo leagues, so go get him if you can, especially in PPR formats. I told folks to not cut Anderson last week. I hope you all listened. He’s going to cost you now. I think he’ll be the most valuable Jet receiver going forward along with Quincy Enunwa. Allison will be a valuable asset as soon as he clears the league’s concussion protocol—probably this week. Coutee is now the third option in the Texans pass game and that’s worth plenty. Roster him in all leagues. Godwin is a talent and his time is here in my view. I think they ramp up his involvement going forward. Moore is my favorite stash option left at receiver. He posted 68 yards from scrimmage last week and could pop at any time. Torrey Smith and Jarius Wright’s snaps will be curtailed soon. Sutton got another six targets and scored against the Jets. He could become a weekly option soon, if they get better quarterback play. Valdes-Scantling has a lot of ceiling, but it’s tough to predict what happens to Randall Cobb going forward. I like adding or keeping Marquez until we see how things shake out. He showed quite a bit last week versus the Lions. Kirk has upped his game since the team switched to Rosen at quarterback. He’s the receiver in Arizona who is most likely to explode, especially in PPR formats. Dez should sign in the next week or so. People will rush to add him when he does. Why not get ahead of the curve? Callaway will get more time with Rashard Higgins’ knee injury.

TIGHT ENDS

Jack Doyle, Colts

O.J. Howard, Bucs

Hayden Hurst, Ravens

Cameron Brate, Bucs

Geoff Swaim, Cowboys

Niles Paul, Jaguars

Austin Hooper, Falcons

C.J. Uzomah, Bengals

Nick Vannett, Seahawks

Doyle has been dumped in a lot of leagues and he’ll be a locked in TE1 when he returns. He’s been week-to-week for a few weeks now. Howard is out for another week or so with an MCL sprain and has been dropped in a lot of leagues. I’d be snatching him up any place I can. Brate should get you a start this week and maybe next week while Howard is out. Hurst finally played his first game and should start leapfrogging the guys in front of him on the depth chart. He’s potentially the number two weapon in this passing game. Swaim has looked surprisingly strong the last two games. Ride that wave for now. Paul should replace Austin Seferian-Jenkins (IR) in the Jaguars passing game. Hooper is owned in 57 percent of leagues, but he’s worth listing with all the injuries at the position. Uzomah pulled ahead of Tyler Kroft on the Bengals depth chart and looks like the guy going forward. Vannett is getting all of the playing time in Seattle and should get you a little something every week.

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