Happy Tuesday Fantasy Footballers and welcome to Week 6. I am Matt Dean (@MattDeanQBList) and I am here to help you recover from Week 5 with your priority adds from the waiver wire this week. Along with this article, co-writer Aaron Rader and I will be putting out a weekly Waiver Wire Podcast that will normally air on Monday nights, but due to some unforeseen circumstances, this will air on Tuesday this week.
I took a bad beat this week, getting beat by someone with waiver wire star DJ Chark as their lead dog this week. Thankfully, I am looking to get Tyreek Hill back this week, so I am happy to be sitting at 3-2 heading into Tyreek’s return. If you are with me, I hope you are aren’t sitting too low in the standings upon his return.
This week was crazy, y’all. With 5 players scoring 40+ in most leagues (Deshaun Watson, Will Fuller, Christian McCaffery, Aaron Jones, and Michael Thomas), you were either on the winning or losing side of lots of matchups because of these blowups. Fuller was the only one that wasn’t 100% started, but still it was a wild week of scoring from a lot of people. Even now, as I watch Monday Night Football, the Browns still suck and Matt Breida was over 25 points in the first 10 minutes of the game. I, unfortunately, own none of these guys and therefore lost this week.
Before we get into the adds, let’s look and see how I did last week with my picks:
Losses: Ronald Jones, Golden Tate, Diontae Johnson
Overall Record: 13-11
Ouch is right. Time will tell if some of these pay off, but for Week 5, these guys didn’t help you win. I’m man enough to take my licks and move on, and I’m still confident those guys will have crucial roles, especially with Sterling Shepard going down in New York. This will continue to be updated every week, and I count wins as players that were flex-worthy during the week suggested.
With all that said, let’s hop right into the priority adds for Week 6.
Bye Week: Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts, Oakland Raiders
The ownership percentage is based on Yahoo Fantasy Leagues.
RB – Adrian Peterson, Washington Redskins (47% Owned)
Looking for a one week by fill-in? Look no further than Adrian Peterson, the former stud RB. This week he may get a taste of past glory. He gets the lowly Miami Dolphins this week who give up the most rushing yards per game this season. This is the battle of the tanking teams, and under a new head coach, it wouldn’t be surprising to see AP get a lot of run in this one. With more bye weeks coming this week, some of you could benefit from Flexing former All Day this week.
FAAB Budget – 12%
RB – Jon Hillman, New York Giants (1% Owned)
Well, the Wayne Gallman experiment ended pretty suddenly when he went down with a concussion in Week 5. He has already been ruled out for Week 6 and Saquon Barkley is looking doubtful to play on Thursday night. Enter Jon Hillman, who put up a measly 2.2 yards per carry in relief last week. I am not counting on a big week, but it is a dart throw if you are desperate. He plays the suddenly stout Patriots defense, so expectations should be heavily tempered. Don’t break the bank as this will be a one-week dart throw.
FAAB Budget: 5%
WR – Mohamed Sanu, Atlanta Falcons (42% Owned)
A very sneaky 12.7 PPG has Mohamed Sanu as a top-30 wide receiver in the early going this season. The Falcons are throwing the ball a lot and Sanu is benefiting from that. With 15 PPR points this week, Sanu is firmly on the radar as an every week Flex play. With a nice schedule down this stretch, this is someone who should be owned everywhere. He gets a date with Arizona this week, but as the third or fourth option in the passing game, he shouldn’t garner much defensive attention, which has worked out so far as teams key in on Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley.
FAAB Budget: 15%
TE – Gerald Everett, LA Rams (12% Owned)
Averaging eight targets and 18 PPG over the last two weeks, Gerald Everett is looking like a solid option at the desolate TE position. With a 7/136 line this week, Everett could be a good pickup for a team in need of TE help. There will be some down weeks, but it is the TE position. Even Travis Kelce can’t put up WR1/2 numbers every week. This is my top TE target for the week, and one you should put a high priority on as TE is an often overlooked, but valuable position.
FAAB Budget: 12%
Thanks for reading, and make sure to check out our podcast for in-depth analysis. Plus, we will be discussing names that are not listed here that you should be looking at. Good luck and see you next week!
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