Waiver Wire Week 6

NFL Waiver Wire Week 6


NFL Waiver Wire Week 6 by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles


Bye Teams: Dallas-Oakland- St Louis – Tampa Bay

There’s not going to be a lot of searching for quarterbacks on the NFL Waiver Wire Week 6 because none of the Bye teams have high percentage owned QBs that need a waiver wire fill in. In case you do need one…..

Quarterbacks Waiver Wire Week 6


Note: MIA QB R Tannehill- MINN T Bridgewater- NYJ R Fitz and CAR Cam Newton all had Byes Week 5 and may have been dropped by necessity

JACK Blake Bortles- The Jag QB has another favorable match Week 6 vs Houston ( 26th ranked DEF)- In Week 5, Bortles threw for 303 yards and 4 TDs. He might be a better option for you week 6 if you have QB M Stafford or QB R Wilson who has struggled lately- UPDATE: Make sure he’s healthy enough to play Week 6 ( sprained throwing shoulder)

HOU B Hoyer- HC O Brien finally decided to officially name Hoyer the starter ( should have acted like a head coach and done this in September)

DAL Matt Cassel- Only in very deep leagues should you consider Cassel, but the DAL/Weeden affair will be over soon

Running Backs Waiver Wire Week 6

KC Knile Davis/ Ch West- A lot of chatter for West as the lead guy in KC, but he only has 12 carries total as an NFL player. When given he opportunity in the past, Knile Davis has produced well,  so he is Utter-Fantasy’s first choice. Regardless, it will be a more RBBC approach for KC going forward

BUFF Karlos Williams- Only owned 56% now in Yahoo leagues due to his concussion, but he will be a big part of the BUFF offense ROS- Note: He hasn’t yet been cleared to play Week 6

SEA Thomas Rawls- Dropped ( only 10% owned) because owners think RB M Lynch is coming back, and Lynch will eventually, but he won’t be 100%. Additionally, Rawls Week 5 performance ( 169 yards and 1 TD ) will get him plenty of playing time even when Lynch is back

NE Dion Lewis- He is available in a surprising number of leagues and has been an important part of the Pat’s offense all year

MIA Lamar Miller- A lot of disgusted FF owners moved on from Lamar but IMO…too soon. HC Philbin was fired ( about time) and I think new HC Dan Campbell will get smash mouth and back to basics….getting Miller running

BALT  Javorius “Buck” Allen- With RBs J Forsett injured (ankle) & Lorenzo Taliaferro placed on IR 4th rounder Allen could be the starter Week 6

DAL C Michael- The Cowboys losing streak is forcing HC Garrett to make changes- sleeper RB C Michael could take over soon at tailback- stash player…DAL has a bye Week 6

Other decent candidates- Check your league’s free agents and see if MIA L Miller, NYJ Ivory or CAR J Stewart were dropped due to the Week 5 Bye Week

Wide Receiver Waiver Wire Week 6


NYG Dwayne Harris- Both WRs Odell Beckham and Rueban Randle sustained hamstrings injuries Week 5, so Harris’ fantasy stock rises considerably- He was already a nice part of the offense

ATL Leonard Hankerson- I have been writing this week after week and now the Falcons are “uncertain” if Julio Jones (hamstring) will be able to play Thursday night’s Week 6 game against the Saints. Only owned in 14% of Yahoo leagues

N.O. Willie Snead- Recommended Week 5 on Utter-Fantasy’s Waiver Wire suggestions- WEEK 5 WAIVER WIRE– 6 catches for 141 yards- Seems to be QB Brees’ go-to-guy of late

BALT K Aiken/ Chris Givens-  WRs Steve Smith (back) is due back soon, but WR Perriman isn’t. QB J Flacco needs weapons and they are Aiken and Givens

CAR Ted Ginn Jr- ( Week 5 was his Bye Week) Tough match up Week 6 ( at SEA ) but great ROS and 3 TD receptions in first 4 games

Other decent candidates-  GB Ty Montgomery- CHI Marquess Wilson

Tight Ends Waiver Wire Week 6


SD A Gates- Should have been grabbed last week- Only owned in 60% of most leagues

CLEV Gary Barnidge– On fire since Week 3

NYG Larry Donnell- The Giant’s TE had 6 receptions for 35 yards and a TD Week 5 and injuries to the Giant’s receiving corps will make Donnell even more valuable