Fantasy Football Week 6: Waiver Wire

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WR Justin Hunter, Titans (46%) – Finally had a decent game last week (3-99-1) and has the highest upside of any Titans WR. With Locker injured and rookie Zach Mettenberger about to take over, it might not be worth playing any Titans WRs for the next week or two, but Mettenberger has a huge arm and Hunter is the team’s best deep threat. I am stashing Hunter in at least a couple of leagues.

WR Allen Robinson, Jaguars (13%) – Hasn’t found the end zone yet, but has averaged 9 targets per game since Blake Bortles took over as QB and it’s pretty clear he is Bortles go-to WR. The TDs will come, grab Robinson now before he gets expensive.

WR Jordan Matthews, Eagles (30%) – Almost an exact repeat of his disappointing week 4 (4-35), but had 7 targets for the 2nd week in a row and is becoming the Eagles 2nd option after Jeremy Maclin. He’s worth a stash on your bench for now because I see his role growing in the 2nd half of the season.

WR Andrew Hawkins, Browns (41%) – A regular on this list, Hawkins ownership will probably drop after his worst game of the season (3-27), but he did have 9 targets so it’s not like his role as the Browns WR1 is in danger. I still think Hawkins is a solid Flex play in PPR leagues and definitely worth a bench spot.

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WR Odell Beckham Jr, Giants (11%) – Finally escaped from Tom Coughlin’s dog-house and got a chance to play this week. Beckham didn’t disappoint with 4 catches for 44 yards and a TD. He should be a bigger part of the offense moving forward and is a perfect fit for the Giants quick passing scheme.

WR Mohammed Sanu, Bengals (28%) – Sanu is averaging 8.5 targets over the last two weeks and looks like the #2 option behind A.J. Green right now. Marvin Jones is still recovering from injury and could eventually steal some of Sanu’s targets but he is an acceptable PPR Flex play right now at least.

TE Owen Daniels, Ravens (43%) – He’s not as talented as Dennis Pitta, but the Ravens aren’t going to stop throwing to the TE either. Daniels is averaging 6.5 targets per game over the last two and will occasionally get some red zone looks. I wouldn’t be happy starting Daniels every week, but he isn’t a bad bye week sub.

TE Tim Wright, Patriots (9%) – The Patriots had success in their 2 TE set last week and Wright had a solid game with 5 catches for 55 yards and a TD. As bad as the Pats offense has looked early in the year, I think they will go with the 2 TE sets more often moving forward and Wright should have some decent games. I’m not ready to start him, but I have him stashed as my TE2 in leagues with a decent sized bench.

Super Sleepers (<5%)

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Louis Murphy Jr, Bucs (2%) – He’s averaging 9 targets per game since Mike Glennon took over at QB and has established himself as the Bucs WR2. With the Bucs suspect D, I think they will be throwing quite a bit every week and Murphy is a solid bye week sub with the upside for more.

Juwan Thompson, Broncos (0%) – You never know what John Fox and the Broncos are going to do at RB and there are already rumors that Thompson, a rookie out of Duke, might get the #1 RB gig in Denver instead of Hillman or C.J. Anderson. The one advantage Thompson has is size, at 5’11, 225 he is a legit three down back who can handle short yardage duty, so keep an eye on Denver’s RB situation and be ready to grab Thompson if he is practicing with the starters this week.

Ogletrees (Save your money)

Riley Cooper, Eagles (36%) – Scored his first TD of the season last week, but as the season goes on I think he will lose targets to Jordan Matthews who is infinitely more talented.

Bobby Rainey, Bucs (31%) – Vultured a TD last week, but only got 6 carries compared to 14 for Doug Martin. Rainey may be the better RB, but Martin has a pretty solid lock on the RB1 job in Tampa.

Travis Benjamin, Browns (1%) – Had a huge fantasy line this week (4-48-2) but those are only the 3rd & 4th TDs of his 3 year career and I’m pretty sure they were a fluke. If he’s free, then go ahead and stash him in case his role expands, but don’t waste any of your FAAB or a high waiver slot on him.