Week 6 Waiver Wire is here and we are giving you all the guys to target at each position! Granted that is a bad, bad week for waiver wire pickups! We recap the final few games from Sunday and Monday night to finish off Week 5 and give our takeaways from each of those. We also check in on Trev after a bad start to the season!
Chase Edmonds– 2.9% owned- If David Johnson does indeed miss the Cardinals week 6 tilt Edmonds will be in line for a solid floor of work. Edmonds was able to produce last week with limited opportunity and would be a solid handcuff if Johnson were to go down with a significant injury.
Adrian Peterson-48.6% With a new head coach who admits the quarterbacks are not where they should be and a great matchup against the Giants, Peterson will be a great Bye week fill in for a running back needy team. Peterson is my favorite pickup for running backs this week but long term I don’t believe he will a viable option.
Brandon Bolden– 0.2% owned- Bolden has received more opportunities the past 2 weeks and if Burkhead continues to miss time should continue to see more work. Bolden is and unreliable option at this point but could be a good bench stash with bye weeks coming and injuries to the Patriots backfield.
Jon Hilliman- 1% owned- Hilliman had 10 touches in week 5 with the injured Barkley and Gallman out for week 5 against the Vikings.
Honorable Mentions: Rashaad Penny– 59.3% owned
Darius Slayton– 0.5% owned- Slayton has been up and down through the early going of the season but with Sterling Shepard expected to miss at least one week and likely multiple weeks with a concussion Slayton has the opportunity to see more targets. Slayton is a risky play this week against the Patriots but will have better matchups moving forward.
Auden Tate– 13.7% owned- Tate has seen no fewer than 6 targets in the past 3 weeks. With Ross and Green out for the foreseeable future Tate has a direct line to a steady target share weekly. Tate has been able to produce the past 3 weeks and with matchup against the Ravens this week should be able to produce again as it will likely turn into a shootout.
Robby Anderson-61.7%/Jamison Crowder-62.5%- The Jets have a stretch with a few tough games against the Eagles, Cowboys, and Patriots. After that they have possibly the easiest schedule in the league including the Bengals, Giants, and Dolphins twice! With Sam Darnold set to be back from his strange injury it would be a good idea to pick up these Jets players before it is too late!
Willie Snead IV– 2.3% owned- Snead is a pure bye week fill in. Snead does not see consistent enough targets to warrant weekly consideration but with a solid matchup against the Bengals this week and the possibility that Hollywood Brown is missing Snead should be a solid bye week fill in option.
Honorable Mentions: Mohamed Sanu– 43.3% owned, Dede Westbrook– 62.6% owned, Zay Jones-1.2% owned traded to Raiders
Gardner Minshew– 18.7% owned- Minshew has produced week in and week out against every opponent he has faced. While Minshew has not had any huge days he has been able to keep a steady floor. Minshew has a very tough matchup this week with New Orleans on tap but moving forward has 3 straight games against easier opponents in the form of Cincinnati, the New York Jets, and Houston. Minshew will be valuable moving forward with slew of bye weeks coming.
Teddy Bridgewater– 10.2% owned- Bridgewater’s fantasy value is limited as the inevitable return of Drew Brees looms. Bridgewater has been inconsistent through the past few weeks but showed why the Saints wanted to resign him this past offseason this week with a 4 TD performance. With tough matchups against the Jaguars and Bears in the coming weeks Bridgewater will be a risky play but has upside as a bye week fill in.
Honorable Mentions: Kirk Cousins– 25.5%
Chris Herndon– 12% owned- For the same reasons we like the Wide receivers for the Jets and the fact that he will actually play from here on out we like Herndon as the top Tight End for the week.
Gerald Everett– 3.4% owned- Over the last two weeks Everett has caught 12 catches for 180 yards and a touchdown. It should be noted that both weeks have been high scoring affairs with the game script warranting Goff and the offense to pass often. This production does bode well for Everett though as it appears he is becoming the #3 target in this offense. Everett has a significant amount of upside each week and should be rostered in most leagues.
Honorable Mentions: Jared Cook– 74.1% owned
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