Waiver Wire: Week 6

Tyler Orginski @FFTylerO

Waiver Wire: Week 6

Whether you won or lost, this is the time to either bolster that winning roster or look ahead to getting the W in week six. Active teams win leagues, and you are now tasked with the difficult decision on not only who to pick-up but how much to bid. If your league is not using FAAB, consider the order in which the players are listed, by position, to determine their priority. Players available in ~33% of Yahoo leagues will be featured in this week six waiver wire article. 



Gardner “Beowulf” Minshew II – (4-5% FAAB)

Mr. Minshew is one of only three QBs in the NFL who has never dipped under 16 fantasy points this season. He has established a solid floor and has a great rapport with both Chark and Westbrook. Minshew also offers some upside with his rushing ability. He draws the Saints in week six who have been stout up front but beatable through the air. Add in the likely negative game script, and Minshew could have a swell day. He also gets the Bengals and the Jets after this week. If you are hurting at QB, he could be your guy for the next three weeks. 

The 1%ers (guys I would spend only 1% on):




At this point in time, there is not much on the waiver wire in terms of RBs. It is, however, a great time to pick-up higher-end handcuffs and stash them. 

Tony Pollard/Alexander Mattison – (4-5%)

These two are shaping up to be fantasy football’s elite handcuffs. They need to be owned and are possible league winners. 

Chase Edmonds/Reggie Bonnafon/Raheem Mostert – (2-3%)

All three of these guys will likely see serious work if a guy ahead of them goes down. 

The 1%ers (guys I would spend only 1% on):

Gus Edwards – Giovani Bernard 


Wide Receiver

Diontae Johnson – (9-10%)

Johnson is the most targeted Steelers WR since Big Ben went down. You read that right, over JuJu. He is still only 33% owned. Don’t expect much with Delvin Hodges under center, but he is clearly my top target in week 6.

Auden Tate – (5-7%) 

Operating as the clear #2 option since the Ross injury, Tate has seen at least six targets in the last three games. He is not a smash play, as his upside is limited, but he is getting red zone looks and can get you through some bye weeks ahead.  

Cole Beasley – (4-6%)

We saw a poor showing from Beasley in week five, but he has still seen 26 targets over the past three weeks. He is on bye this week, but you could do a lot worse than Beasley in your flex in PPR leagues going forward. 

Preston Williams – (3-4%)

Establishing himself as the lead dog in Miami, he may be worth a grab. The lead dog in Miami has never been less sexy, but he hasn’t dropped below eight PPR points in his four weeks and has seen 19 targets over the last two weeks. Miami draws the woeful Redskins in week two, and the Skins are currently giving up the 2nd most points to WRs this season. 

The 1%ers (guys I would spend only 1% on):

Davante Parker – Jakobi Meyers – Byron Pringle – Darius Slayton


Tight End

Chris Herndon – (6-8%)

This is my 3rd time posting this, but Herndon comes off suspension this week. Last year, he was a top-eight TE from week 6 to 16. The return of Darnold should right the ship in terms of the Jets offense. There is not much upside left at TE on waivers at this point, Herndon may be your last chance to get a Top 12 guy. 

Gerald Everett – (4-5%)

Everett has 19 targets and 36 fantasy points over the last two weeks. He is likely on a heater, but with Goff looking more shallow and deep these days, he is worth an add. 

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