Week 6 Waiver Wire Rankings

After several key injuries, play benchings, and some guys scheduled to come back soon, week 6 brings a whole new batch of waiver wire targets.

Week 6 is already here, and our experts have ranked the top 25 players that should be available on your league’s waiver wires this week.

At the top of the list are three familiar names at receiver: John Brown returned to the Cardinals and made an immediate impact scoring a touchdown. He is Palmer’s favorite target when he’s healthy, which it looks like he finally may be.

Agholar was one of our sleepers heading into the season, and I think we all officially know why. He not only steps into the Jordan Matthews role, but does so with more burst and upside. Ertz is the pass catcher to own, but with Jeffery garnering the opponents to DB every week, Agholar makes an extremely solid plug and play.

Mike Wallace had his second consecutive big day, and Flacco still isn’t quite into form yet. Wallace is certainly worth an add as he has flashed that speed, strength, and size that have made him a big play threat over the past decade.

The backs at the top of the list all have something in common: young guys outperforming the player in front of them. Mack is just a better player than 45 year old Frank Gore, and should continue to get a bunch of snaps when Luck returns.

Wayne Gallman has flashed over his first two games, and could carve out a considerable workload for a Giants team that looks like they will be running more 12 and 13 personnel with no healthy receivers left.

Alex Collins continues to outproduce anyone else the Ravens put out there as a runner. The only questions are: whether or not he gets a full workload and if he can stop fumbling. Collins is averaging 8.2 YPC, you’d think the Ravens would want to see if that holds up in a 20 carry game, but they just flat out don’t trust him to not turn the ball over.

Matt Breida took Carlos Hyde’s job for a whole half last week. As a guy that owned a ton of Hyde on FanDuel, it was puzzling, but I have since got a chance to rewatch the game film, and it was deserved. Hyde is either injured, or is concerned about getting injured because he simply wasn’t running as insanely hard as he’s known to. Breida looks like a player.

There were big performances that we will buy from three tight ends: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Ed Dickson, and George Kittle. ASJ is basically the only passing target the Jets have in the red zone. He moves like a tackle, so he will likely never hit 10 YPC.

Ed Dickson is a player that we have always liked, but the Panthers don’t run much 12 personnel and he was buried behind Greg Olsen. He should see a decent workload moving forward with Olsen out for the year.

George Kittle is the best of the bunch, and made our week 5 GPP article as a must play last week (7/83/1). He’s super athletic, running a 4.5 40 at 6’5″ and 250 lbs, but needs coaching. He comes from Iowa, and I’m not sure he is aware of just how lethal a weapon he can be in Kyle Shanahan’s offense. We saw a glimpse in week 5.

Just a reminder to keep an eye on the Ezekiel Elliott suspension. If you have an open roster spot, and don’t need to add someone that can produce immediately, it may be wise to target one of the Cowboys backs. The problem is which one? I would lean Morris, the McFadden, but wouldn’t sleep on Rod Smith who caught a 18 yard pass in week 5.

Week 6 Waiver Wire Rankings

  1. John Brown
  2. Marlon Mack
  3. Nelson Agholar
  4. Mike Wallace
  5. Wayne Gallman
  6. Alex Collins
  7. Matt Breida
  8. Roger Lewis
  9. Jermaine Kearse
  10. Mike Williams
  11. Austin Seferian-Jenkins
  12. Ed Dickson
  13. David Njoku
  14. Cole Beasley
  15. George Kittle
  16. Elijah McGuire
  17. Marquise Goodwin
  18. Jaron Brown
  19. Alfred Morris
  20. Taylor Gabriel
  21. Nick O’Leary
  22. Orleans Darkwa
  23. Ricardo Louis
  24. Darren McFadden
  25. JuJu Smith-Schuster
  26. Adam Humphries

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