Week 6 Waiver Wire
By Josh Trotta
Week 6 is already here and injury’s to star players just keep on piling up. This past weekend we lost Jamaal Charles to a torn right ACL and he will be done for the remainder of the year. Tyrod Taylor has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL and has already been ruled out for the Bills game against the Bengals this weekend. Julio Jones has a short week and doesn’t know if he will be able to go. Throw in Dallas, Oakland, St. Louis and Tampa Bay are all on a bye this week and the waiver wire has never looked soo good!!
We will rank three players at each position in order of who we think you should try and grab first. Look at the position you need the most help in and best of luck getting your player!
- Josh McCown – Is RED HOT right now! Over the last 3 games he has thrown for 1,154 yards, 6 TD’s and is averaging 41 attempts per game!!! He was the number 1 QB in fantasy last week. Yes you read that right, Josh McCown was #1!! This week he faces Denver but there is no better option out there if you need a QB for a playoff run.
- Blake Bortles – Houston is terrible and Bortles was on fire last weekend. 4 TD’s and over 300 yards against Tampa Bay. He should have another solid game and could be the best fantasy QB this weekend. #Boldpredicition
- Brian Hoyer – Hoyer came in and was red hot on Thursday night against Houston and he has been named the starter for this weekend. Jacksonville is up next and they can be thrown on. Not a bad start if your QB is on a bye.
- Charcandrick West – Andy Reid came out and endorsed him as the guy to take over after Charles was lost for the season. We don’t know much about him but if he is going to get the work then we are on board for now.
- Knile Davis – If you swing and miss on West then look to pick up Davis. It’s going to be a RBBC in KC and if West can’t cut it, then Davis is next on the depth chart to handle all those carries.
- Antonio Andrews – The Titans backfield is a mess but Whisenhunt likes what he see’s in Andrews and is going to give him touches each week. If Andrews can take advantage of the opportunities then the starting job is sure to be his. Not a bad stash and wait player.
- Marquess Wilson – The clear #1 in Chicago as both Jeffries and Royal are battling injuries. If they are sidelined again this weekend then look for Wilson to lead the Bears in targets.
- Andre Johnson / Jamison Crowder – Was he dropped when he was terrible during those first 4 weeks? If he was then try and snag him. He looked like he knew what he was doing in the Colts offensive last week and this week New England rolls in and you know Luck and the Colts are going to do everything they can to win this game. The pats traditionally struggle against tall wideouts and he just might have turned the corner last Thursday. Crowder led the team in targets again last week and is becoming Kirk Cousins primary target. Keep an eye on Jackson but if he is still sidelined with that hamstring injury then Crowder could be a nice fill in this week.
- Brandon Lafell – But Josh we need help this week! Well that is what the three guys above are for and you can always pick up Doug Baldwin or Jermaine Kearse and hope they score a touchdown. If you are looking to win your league then this is the week to grab and stash Lafell. The top big play target on the best team in the NFL, it’s a no brainer. Put up great numbers last year and should be able to come right in and produce for you.
- Jacob Tamme – Going up against the horrible NO defense on a short week and Atlanta potentially could be with out Julio Jones. Was a the main focal point of the offensive in the second half last week and could be in line for a nice game Thursday night.
- Crockett Gillmore – Should be back this week and gets to face a SF defense that is having all sorts of trouble stopping tight ends. He will be a key focal point in Baltimore’s game plan and could have plenty of opportunities to have a big week.
- Vernon Davis – If healthy he is a beast but targets and lack of passion are always a concern with him. SF gets a juicy matchup this week and if Davis suits up he should have a good game.
- Cincinnati – No Tyrod Taylor means the Bills have no chance! Taylor is the only reason they have as many wins as they do. EJ Manuel spells the potential for a big fantasy day for the Bengals.
- Minnesota – No Charles and it’s at home. This could get ugly quick
- Detroit – Chicago has looked better of late but they still allowed Oakland and KC to put in good fantasy starts against them. Detroit has a better defense then both of them and it’s at home. They need a win badly and look for the defense to do it’s part.
- Robbie Gould – Kicking indoors and Chicago has been playing better of late
- Graham Gano – Huge game for the Panthers. Seattle is tough at home and look for the Panthers to have to settle for FG’s early.
- Nick Novak – Should see plenty of action as Jacksonville gives up the most points to kickers in fantasy right now.