There aren’t many apparent “must-haves” in our top Week 6 fantasy waiver wire pickups and free agent adds, however there may be a minimum of one huge one: Giants handcuff RB Devontae Booker. Unfortunately, Saquon Barkley suffered a nasty ankle injury, so Booker might be command a prime waivers declare, particularly with the byes arriving this week. Barkley wasn’t the one beginning working again who exited a recreation early, as Patriots’ bruiser Damien Harris (chest) additionally obtained dinged up. That doubtlessly paves the best way for rookie sleeper Rhamondre Stevenson to lastly get his shot, too. He joins the likes of Booker, Kadarius Toney, David Njoku, and Hunter Henry as a projected prime add this week. (Update: And Darrel Williams after Clyde Edwards-Helaire injured his knee on Sunday evening.)
Our (*6*) contains a bunch of depth choices, together with AJ Dillon, Samaje Perine, Khalil Herbert, Marquez Callaway, and Ricky Seals-Jones. Of course, with the byes right here, streamers might be of the utmost significance, and we now have loads of Week 6-specific solutions QB, WR, TE, and D/ST, which will be discovered on the end of this list.
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Booker will certainly command a prime declare, because the preliminary learn on Barkley is that he’ll miss a number of weeks. Depending on the prognosis for Harris, Stevenson may additionally command a high-to-mid-tier waiver declare. (Update: The similar goes for Darrel Williams.) Other than that, although, you are in all probability higher off holding onto your waiver place. Toney in all probability will not make it to free company, but it surely’s robust to say he is price a top-five declare, as he figures to see a decline in manufacturing when New York’s WR corps will get wholesome
Whether to make use of a declare this week may come all the way down to your document and desperation at a sure place. It may really feel wasteful to make use of a top-five declare on somebody like Njoku or Hunter Henry, however for those who’re in dire straights at TE for no matter motive, they could be price it. Chances are, you will get one among them as an FA in the event that they have not already been picked up in your league, however you by no means know when different TE-needy homeowners are additionally eying them. Of course, if there are a number of TEs you suppose are worthwhile, then there is not any have to burn the declare. It’s all about doing the analysis and weighing your choices. There might be extra accidents going ahead, so having a excessive declare will turn out to be useful in some unspecified time in the future.
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Devontae Booker, RB, Giants. Saquon Barkley made it via the primary 4 weeks and appeared to be getting stronger, however the injury bug so many fantasy homeowners had been apprehensive about within the preseason reared its ugly head in Week 5. Barkley had his ankle rolled up on towards the Cowboys. It instantly swelled to a nasty degree and he was carted off. It’s unclear what Barkley’s long-term analysis is, however grabbing Booker is a should. He figures to be the starter for the foreseeable future, and whereas he is not precisely a high-upside man, he confirmed his worth with 19 touches, 58 complete yards, and two TDs towards the Cowboys. Every again has worth with first rate quantity, and with the byes developing, somebody like Booker might be a flex consideration most weeks. His subsequent two matchups towards the Rams and Panthers aren’t nice, however he may actually break out in Week 8 towards the Chiefs.
Rhamondre Stevenson, RB, Patriots. It was solely a matter of time earlier than Stevenson obtained an opportunity in a New England, and with Damien Harris dropping one other key fumble on the objective line and hurting his chest, it seems that time is now. Stevenson’s last numbers towards the Texans weren’t something particular (9 carries, 23 yards), however he broke a number of tackles on a TD run that was finally known as again. More vital, if Harris misses time due to the injury or as a result of he is in Bill Belichick’s doghouse, Stevenson would be the chief within the backfield by default. He’s a minimum of price including on that likelihood, particularly with a matchup towards Dallas upcoming.
Darrel Williams, RB, Chiefs. With Clyde Edwards-Helaire knocked out of Sunday evening’s recreation with a painful-looking knee injury, Williams is in place to take over as Kansas City’s major RB. He’s a succesful runner and pass-catcher, so he ought to get round 15 touches subsequent week towards Washington’s weak protection. That’s sufficient to make him a low-end RB2/high-end flex. Jerick McKinnon may even have some worth in PPR leagues, however Williams is the highest man to personal.
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Kadarius Toney, WR, Giants. Toney has starred within the absence of Sterling Shepard (hamstring) and Darius Slayton (hamstring), and he noticed much more targets in Week 5 when Kenny Golladay (knee) exited early. Toney completed the day with 10 catches (13 targets) for 189 yards. He additionally tried a cross and and had a carry inside the ten on a wildcat snap. It’s unclear when New York’s WR corps might be wholesome, however Toney has proven sufficient to deserve extra taking part in time when everyone seems to be again. Even subsequent week towards the Rams, he’ll have flex worth.
David Njoku, TE, Browns. Njoku had Week 1 (three catches, 76 yards), then largely disappeared for the following three video games. He confirmed up in a giant manner towards the Chargers in Week 5, catching all seven targets for 149 yards and a landing. It’s robust to get overly enthusiastic about somebody like Njoku, even after a recreation like that, but it surely’s clear he has main upside in any given recreation. At TE, that has worth. so Njoku is price a free agent pickup. He’ll get the Cardinals, one of many prime TE defenses within the league, in Week 6.
Marquez Callaway, WR, Saints. Callaway has been a significant disappointment this 12 months, however he got here up huge in a extremely favorable matchup in Week 5, catching four-of-eight targets for 85 yards and two TDs. To be honest, a type of touchdowns was a 49-yard Hail Mary on the finish of the primary half, however Callaway was nonetheless clearly concerned and productive. The Saints have a bye subsequent week, and Michael Thomas (ankle) and Tre’Quan Smith (hamstring) may return in Week 7, each of which might minimize into Callaway’s workload, however maybe he would additionally see extra favorable protection. Either manner, he is price including as a depth piece now that the byes are right here.
For extra waiver/free agent solutions, together with extra streaming choices at each place, examine out our full Week 6 list.