Waiver Wire – Week 6

By Richard Lick

Here’s your week 6 waiver wire pickups, use my knowledge or don’t and lose your next game it’s your call. I’m not a professional fantasy football analyzer statistician person but I feel pretty confident in my waiver wire piece.

Each player is owned in less than 50% of leagues but in no particular order of need to pick up.

RBs

Alfred Morris-SF

Another injury add, with Breida possibly out due to an ankle issue, Morris should see increased usage. I mean a San Fran offense without Jimmy G is pretty much calling for an air raid offense, which doesn’t really help Morris’ case, but they couldn’t possibly throw passes on 100% of their plays. Morris is a great role model for saving money (he drives a ‘91 Mazda) so maybe the big guy above will allow him to exceed low expectations for him. Based on amount of touches consider him a flex for week 6 if Breida is out.

Nyheim Hines-Ind

He’s a good pass catching back in a RBBC team that passes a lot. He’s much more valuable in PPR leagues, but he should really be rostered because of his passing usage. The Indy Defense is also pretty damn horrible (think of a sticky food dropped into the space between your couch cushions). Hines has major upside since his team is usually pretty far behind score wise. Consider him a possible RB2 depending on game script.

WRs

Josh Reynolds-LAR

This guy’s usefulness hinges on Cooks and Kupp missing time for the Rams. This offense is lights out and with 2 out of the 4 offensive starters out, Reynolds can easily make a decent bye week fill in. This offense is explosive, just like your time in the bathroom after eating chipotle for 30 days straight. Consider Reynolds a major upside flex if Kupp and Cooks miss time.

Keke Coutee-Hou

QT is has passed the fluke test. He’s seen enough volume on pass first offense to deserve a spot on your roster. He won’t destroy defenses like Hopkins can, but he’ll definitely sneak into soft spots to make an impact on any game he plays. He’s a flex with potential.

Marques Valdez-Scanting-GB

Who the fuck is this person? Why is he a good option for GB? He’s one of the unknown guys behind Adams, Cobb, and Allison. He’s only useful if at least 2 of these guys are out of the lineup, but since 2 of them missed time last week, he’s worth adding in case 2 of the WRs miss another week. A speculative add, but a possibly useful one nonetheless.

TE

Cameron Brate-TB

A guy that you need to pick up ASAP as possible (office reference). He has a strong rapport with Winston and should break into the scene as a tier 2 fantasy TE. I know there’s still OJ Howard, but Winston has showed that he prefers Brate. I say get this mother trucker while you can.

QBs

Baker Mayfield-Cle

Mayfield makes the waiver wire adds again this week. He’s a rook with huge upside. He’s hyper accurate and he has the confidence to match. Once again he’s no Patrick Mahomes, but he’ll be okay to fill in if your a guy who waited until after round 9 to draft a QB.

Jameis Winston-TB

If Ryan Fitzpatrick can man this offense and score almost 70 points in two weeks, then Winston should have pretty close upside. He’s got Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, DeSean Jackson and other pretty stellar players. His defense also sucks more than an industrial vacuum, which should make Winston’s offense to go into overdrive to catch up. Unless the bucs solved their defensive issues over the bye week (unlikely) Winston should have a lot of chances to score points. Consider him a QB2 if he shakes off the rust in his first start back from suspension.

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