Fantasy Football Week 6 Waiver Wire


Personally, this was my least favorite week of the NFL season. Odell Beckham Jr. and JJ Watt, two megastars of the league, are out for the season with leg injuries. There were also extremely poor performances across the league. Sammy Watkins and Evan Engram put up zero points. Amari Cooper just one catch for 8 yards, and Carlos Hyde had just 11 rushing yards. Todd Gurley cooled off considerably, scoring just 5 points in PPR leagues. With injuries storming the league, let's take a look at the wavier wire. All players are owned in under 40% of Yahoo leagues, and former waiver wire candidates will not be discussed. Pick them up if still available!

Nelson Agholor (31% owned) - Nelson Agholor has gone from being despised by Eagles fans, to loved for his big play ability. He showed that ability Sunday, catching 4 balls for 93 yards and a touchdown. His touchdown catch was a thing of beauty, catching the ball in stride and juking multiple times on the way to pay dirt. Agholor is WR24 on the season, just ahead of teammate Alshon Jeffrey. Carson Wentz has a cannon of an arm and Agholor is a huge beneficiary of his development. If I can get my hands on Agholor, I'm looking to sell him high because this production on such little volume (probably) will not continue.

Jerick McKinnon (30% owned) - Example 1 in this article of how talent will always prevail in the end. McKinnon had his chance last year and failed miserably, so most (including myself) assumed Latavius Murray would be given the opportunities after Dalvin Cook went down. Not the case. McKinnon shined last night, averaging 5.9 YPC and catching 6 passes for 51 yards. Latavius Murray, on the other hand, averaged just 2.6 YPC. As I tweeted earlier (@_fantasygods_), players who are in FAAB leagues need to be spending serious capital on McKinnon shares. Running behind an improved offensive line, McKinnon is happening for real. Trust me.

Kendall Wright (15% owned) - It doesn't mean much, but Mitchell Trubisky is very clearly a better quarterback than Mike Glennon. Against Minnesota's elite defense, Trubisky did fairly well, passing for over 100 yards in the first half before settling down and handing off a good amount in the second half. Kendall Wright managed 4-46 against who I think is football's best corner, Xavier Rhodes. Wright faces another pretty tough test next week against Baltimore but coasts into matchups against Carolina, New Orleans, Green Bay, and Detroit. He's going to see a good amount of targets and could be a plug-and-play FLEX on bye weeks.

Marlon Mack (9% owned) - Example 2 in this article of how talent will always prevail in the end. Marlon Mack, Indy's new rookie back, is clearly the better option as opposed to Frank Gore. Gore has had a spectacular career, one of the best backs of all time, but is noticeably slowing down. Mack, on the other hand, is super. He averaged over 10 yards per carry Sunday! Chuck Pagano recently said Mack has earned more touches. Next week, he's got an easy matchup against the Tennessee Titans and, as an Ezekiel Elliott owner with Joe Mixon as my main bench back, I will be using Mack as my RB2 next week.

Matt Breida (7% owned) - Kyle Shanahan is using a "hot hand" approach in San Francisco, meaning that whoever's having the better game between Carlos Hyde and Matt Breida will see the bulk of the looks. Well, that's pretty much the most confusing thing he could've said. It certainly means that Breida is in for more touches, because Hyde saw nearly every single carry in the first 4 weeks. Breida and Hyde are both talented, it's just a matter of who's the better player that day. Breida out-snapped Hyde week 5, and had a nearly 5.0 YPC. Breida is a must-add.

Atlanta Falcons (22% owned) - Atlanta makes it's second appearance on this list for the year, owning yet another good matchup against Miami. The stream worked well last time, as they exceeded their projections. To put it bluntly, Miami is bad. Jay Cutler is not a good quarterback, and they should probably be using Matt Moore. He's had two SPECTACULAR matchups against New Orleans and Miami, and been a huge bust in both. I'm excited to see what Atlanta can do, as an Atlanta D/ST owner of course.

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