Week 6 Waiver Wire (Fantasy Football)
Week 6 waivers are here! After week of football, there are a lot of questions about who to target for your roster heading into Week 6. Below is a list of the players to target if you need a Week 6 pickup. Listen or watch today’s Week 6 Waivers episode of The Fantasy Footballers podcast for a full breakdown of these waiver adds, plus players to consider dropping!
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Not only is Kadarius Toney a must target on the waiver wire out of necessity for the Giants, but he is also an incredibly talented and versatile young receiver. With Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton, Kenny Golladay, Saquon Barkley, and Daniel Jones all banged up and likely to miss time, Toney is one of the only options left of the starters on the field. He made the most of the matchup with 13 targets, 10 receptions, and a whopping 189 yards. All he needed was a touchdown to put the cherry on top of that performance. Whether it’s Jones or backup Mike Glennon, Toney should be the target monster for the Giants moving forward.
Two other names to pay attention to in case Toney has already been swooped off the waiver wire are Jamison Crowder of the Jets and Tim Patrick of the Broncos. Crowder had a huge game two weeks ago but trailed off in their matchup against the Falcons in London. Crowder still has appeal in PPR formats with Corey Davis on the field to stretch out defenses. He does have a bye this week so this would be a stash for Week 7.
As long as Patrick is available in a majority of leagues, he will continue to be on the waiver wire list. He had another double-digit fantasy output in Week 5 and he didn’t even need a touchdown to get it. Even when Jerry Jeudy takes the field again, Patrick is still a flex option or a WR3 that Bridgewater will target.
Listen or watch today’s Week 6 Waivers episode to hear how The Fantasy Footballers are prioritizing these wideouts and who you can drop to pick them up!
Unfortunately, because of injury, there are some options on the waiver wire this week for the RB position. We never like to see players go down, but it is a fact of football and it lets managers target some backups to fill in a spot start.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire suffered what looked like a severe injury but it turned it to be better news than expected. He does have an MCL sprain, but he is only expected to miss a few weeks. In his place, RB Darrell Williams will be the next man up. Williams also has some flex appeal in his own right when Edwards-Helaire comes back from injury.
Devontae Booker of the Giants is another option to target after Williams. He had 16 carries for 42 yards and a rushing touchdown and he also saw four targets with three receptions for 16 yards and a receiving touchdown. The Giants are hurting (no pun intended) and they will need all the help they can get in the run and passing game until they can get some of their starters healthy.
For deeper leagues and PPR formats, Giovani Bernard of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers can be a speculative add if you have the room. Tom Brady found him 10 times in the passing a few weeks ago before Bernard missed time with an injury. He also helped Brady pile on touchdowns against the Dolphins with two receptions on two targets for 14 yards and a receiving touchdown. It’s unclear whether or not this is a fluke or if it’s a trend, but having him in your back pocket could prove useful if the injuries keep going at this pace.
Two other names to keep an eye on are the Bears’ Khalil Herbert and the Chiefs’ Jerick McKinnon. They are technically the RB2’s for each team, but they are an injury away from taking on the starting job. There is also an opportunity for touches if the offenses decide to spread out the workload between the backs.
Get the full breakdown and how much FAAB to spend on these RBs on today’s Week 6 Waivers episode.
Since almost every starter is hurt for the Giants, let’s stay there for the tight end targets. Evan Engram has been less than explosive since coming back from injury, but either Jones or Glennon will need someone to throw to besides Toney or Booker. He saw four targets with four receptions for 55 yards. A touchdown would have had us singing a different note today and it’s not out of the realm of possibility for Engram to see targets in the red zone.
After both of New England’s tight ends scored a touchdown against the Buccaneers in Week 4, it was Hunter Henry who was the beneficiary of the targets over Jonnu Smith. Smith saw only two targets against the beleaguered Houston Texans while Henry piled up eight targets, 6 targets, and a touchdown. This week, they play the Dallas Cowboys who have allowed the seventh most points to the position.
Is it time for Zach Ertz to finally come back to fantasy relevance? This week may just be it. Dallas Goedert was placed on the COVID-19 reserve list and the Eagles play on Thursday. Ertz will be the TE for TNF against the Buccaneers who have allowed the eighth-most points to tight ends.
Insert seal sounds here! That’s right, Ricky Seals-Jones had his second-best game of the season against the New Orleans Saints on eight targets, five receptions, and 41 yards. A touchdown would have made the fantasy day, but Washington will face the Chiefs who bleed fantasy points to every position. This game could turn into a shootout and with Curtis Samuel banged up and Logan Thomas on IR, Heinicke will need someone other than Terry McLaurin to target.
If you’re doing the TE dumpster dive this week, listen/watch The Fantasy Footballers discuss these options on today’s Week 6 Waivers show.
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