Greetings, this is Andrew from the Barely Athletic Fantasy Football Podcast, and here are my top waiver signings for week 6 per position. This list will contain players that are owned in 50% of leagues or less.
Ryan Fitzpatrick (Miami Dolphins) – Time to start taking Miami seriously. This offense is legit and with a gunslinger a QB who’s not afraid to take risks both in the air and on the run. Fitzpatrick is now a top 10 QB this season just above Texans QB Deshaun Watson. Rostered in less than 20% of leagues, Fitzpatrick has multiple weapons in Devante Parker, Preston Williams, and Mike Gesicki. It would not be surprising if he finishes this year as a top 15 QB.
Derek Carr (Las Vegas Raiders) – I know it doesn’t sound exciting, but this Raiders offense is very underrated when healthy. Carr has a very high ceiling this season with some high flying weapons including rookie WR Henry Ruggs III, and a dependable TE in Darren Waller. Carr won’t finish as a top 5 QB and most likely won’t be top 10 but he has the potential to score a consistent amount of points week-by-week.
Andy Dalton (Dallas Cowboys) – Filling in for the rest of the season for Dak Prescott who had a brutal injury last week, Dalton has an opportunity to be a legit QB once again. I will admit, this is a risky pick, but with the opportunity mixed with arguably the best receiver core in the NFL, the sky is the limit for the red rifle.
Chase Edmonds (Arizona Cardinals) – There was a lot of hype built around this Cardinals offense during the preseason, and all of that hype included Kenyan Drake as the sole RB for this team. Heading into this season, Edmonds had very little to no stand-alone value and was seen as a handcuff for Drake. The further we get into the season, the more we realize that this isn’t true. As crazy as it may be, Edmonds has some value as we see the Cardinals split the shares between these two RBs more than expected. Edmonds doesn’t have a huge ceiling, but being involved in the receiving game adds some value, especially in PPR leagues.
Damien Harris (New England Patriots) – Unfortunately we have to wait until next week to see if Harris can be consistent, but his first game back from injury looked promising. As the only bright spot for the Patriots in the Week 4 matchup against the Chiefs, Harris led the team in carries with 17 and led the team in rushing yards with exactly 100. With Sony Michel being placed on the IR (Injured Reserve) Harris had a tremendous opportunity to be the featured back.
Alexander Mattison (Minnesota Vikings) – With RB Dalvin Cook leaving last week’s game with an injury, Mattison put up over 100 yards and 20 carries against the Seahawks. As one of the better backups in the league, Mattison could be the most valuable waiver pickup this week if Dalvin Cook is questionable or out. This is worth a shot for a player that has an extremely high ceiling.
Chase Claypool (Pittsburgh Steelers) – This is an obvious one. Scoring 4 total touchdowns and over 100 yards this will be the most wanted player off of waivers this week. Dionte Johnson left the game with an injury and JuJu just hasn’t been himself. This is Claypool’s opportunity and he is making the most of it. Prepare to pay a lot for him, but the payoff has a lot of potential.
Nelson Agholor (Las Vegas Raiders) – Agholor has already scored just as many touchdowns this season than his entire last season. Emerging as the clear number 2 option for the Raiders, Agholor has been a solid player putting up flex-like numbers. With a high scoring offense that looks legit, Agholor has some value even when Henry Ruggs III is playing.
Travis Fulgham (Philadelphia Eagles) – There is finally a receiver for the Eagles to be excited about. Fulgham has only played two games this season but has scored a touchdown in both and had a whopping 13 targets with 10 receptions and over 150 yards against the best defense in the league. Fulgham has cemented himself as the top receiver on this team and will continue to get a large number of targets.
Austin Hooper (Cleveland Browns) – This is the high scoring offense that Browns fans were looking for. Hooper in the last two games has had 17 targets with 10 receptions and a touchdown. He is on an upward trend and has been one of the most targeted Browns players in recent weeks.
Jason Sanders (Miami Dolphins) – He hasn’t missed a kick yet this season, went 10 for 10 in the last two weeks, and has more total fantasy points than JuJu Smith-Schuster. There’s not much more that I need to say except that hes only owned in 3% of leagues. Get him now.
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