Fantasy Football Top Waiver Adds Week 6
If you have managed to avoid the plague of injuries to your fantasy team this year congratulations your probably in first place. If you are anything like the rest of us you’re living and dying off of the waiver wire finding guys to fill in for your injured stars. This week is all about finding the fill-in backs and other positions to help stop the bleeding
Alfred Blue RB (Texans)
(ESPN ownership 15.5%)
With a beat-up Lamar Miller, Alfred Blue filled in and played better than Miller has all year. Blue performed well as a ball carrier and receiver out of the backfield having 119 yards on 28 touches. If he is able to stay in this role Blue could put together some nice performances in the Texans high powered offense.
Marquez Valdez-Scantling WR (Packers)
(ESPN ownership 3.2%)
Due to injuries, Marquez Valdez-Scantling filled in admirably for the Packers catching 7 of 10 targets for 69 yards and a score. The rookie receiver proved he was a trustworthy target for Rodgers and the more they play together the better the opportunity of an increased role in the offense. Both Cobb and Allison have underperformed this season and if Valdez-Scantling can continue to perform while they’re out he has the opportunity for a permanent role.
Chester Rodgers WR (Colts)
(ESPN ownership 7.4%)
Chester Rodgers has now had his second straight game of 11 targets and has proven to be one of Andrew Luck’s favorite targets. In an offense that throws as much as the Colts, he can be a nice plug and play floor guy in the flex position this season.
Wendell Smallwood RB (Eagles)
(ESPN ownership 7.5%)
Jay Ajayi is now on his way to the IR with a torn ACL, Corey Clement and Darren Sproles are beat up so the next man up is Wendell Smallwood. In limited opportunities this year Smallwood has produced. Smallwood has proved more than a capable as a receiver out of the backfield giving him great PPR upside as well as more with the Eagles still having a fairly high powered offense.
Niles Paul TE (Jaguars)
(ESPN ownership 0.0%)
Have you noticed a theme yet this week? With players going down we need to find the possible fill and with Austin Seferian-Jenkins done for the year Paul will take on the role as the receiving tight end in the offense. In the game with ASJ going down, Paul stepped in and caught 7 of 9 targets for 65 yards, which in a season filled with terrible tight end play is solid enough to start on a weekly basis if he can keep it up.
Keke Coutee WR (Texans)
(ESPN ownership 19.6%)
Apparently, people were slow to jump on this bandwagon last week with Coutee still being available in over 80%. Coutee was targeted 7 more times for 51 yards and a touchdown. Coutee’s two weeks of back to back usage should put him on top of the priority list for the waiver wire or over 75% of the FAAB budget. It’s time to buy this talented young slot receiver.
Christian Kirk WR (Cardinals)
(ESPN ownership 11.4%)
The Cardinals are a terrible offense as a whole but got a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel with Josh Rosen at the helm. On the first play of the game, he showed his connection with fellow rookie Christian Kirk for a beautiful 75-yard touchdown. Christian Kirk is the most talented receiver on the team and offers the most upside so it won’t be long before that matched with his connection to Rosen get him an increased role in the offense. Kirk is a free agent sign and stash, not an immediate play, which is fine because your patience could pay off.
Mike Davis RB (Seahawks)
(ESPN ownership 14.5%)
Seattle has gone full RBBC and it hasn’t gone the way we expected. First-round pick Rashaad Penny isn’t the guy, its veteran Mike Davis. As the secondary back on the team, Davis managed 14 touches and vultured a touchdown. With Pete Carroll being old school and believing the team still needs to run the ball a ton Davis should get enough volume to be a fill-in flex option.Download the Free GoingFor2 App by Clicking Here...