Week 6 Waiver Wire Grabs
Today we’re going to go over the more obvious waiver picks, but we’ll have the deep dives for those in the deeper leagues. I hope you have you FAAB ready, because these obvious choices are going to cost a penny or two.
Obvious Choices (More than 50% owned, but not owned enough):
Will Fuller (65% owned): He should have never been dropped; he was dropped after a disappointing first few weeks. I don’t expect another 3-touchdown week from with 16 targets, but he’s getting back involved with Kenny Stills missing time. He is worth 15 to 20 percent of your FAAB budget, he’s a wide receiver you can plug in every week with WR1 upside.
Dede Westbrook (62.6% owned): If Jalen Ramsey continues to miss time from the Jaguars, they’re going to need to throw the ball more. He’s an integral part of the defense. Westbrook had 11 targets with 7 receptions this week against Carolina. Gardner Minshew is developing into a competent NFL quarterback, and you should own his WR2. Chark is getting all the touchdowns, but Westbrook is a must own mid-range WR in any form of PPR. He’s worth about 10 to 13 percent of your FAAB, especially if you need a suitable bye week filler. He also has a juicy match up against the Saints in week 6, who’ve struggled against slot receivers dating back to last season.
Not so Obvious (Less than 50% owned):
Adrian Pederson (48.6% owned): With Jay Gruden fired, the new coaching staff has come out saying they want to establish the run. Establishing the run is a bit hard when you’re always playing from behind, but I still think AP should be owned. He’s worth no more than 5% of your FAAB, but the old man can still run and the Redskins plan to game plan around him looking forward.
Gerald Everett (3.4% owned): This breakout performance by Everett was inevitable with the rumbles that Sean McVay wanting to use two tight end sets more. His 11 targets are enticing, but he’s not a weekly starter in my eyes (yet). He can serve as a plug and play tight end with a relatively decent schedule going forward with the Cardinals, Steelers, Falcons, and Bengals which could all call for major points. He’s worth about 3 to 6 percent of FAAB, and maybe a little more if you’re desperate.
Gardner Minshew (18.7% owned): Saints, Bengals, Jets, and Houston are his match ups leading into the Jaguars bye week. If you need a streamer, he’s your guy. He’s developing into a good quarterback with weapons like DJ Chark and Dede Westbrook. The Saints could serve as a tough match up this week, but he’s a stash to go full send the next three after that. He’s worth as much as you see him worth, personally I would spend 12%, 4% for each week of production you’ll be guaranteed.
Chargers D/ST: The Steelers are on their third string quarterback, the Chargers D/ST is the defense to start this week if you can get them.
Miami D/ST: Are you feeling risky? They’ve had two weeks to prep for team who can’t figure out who to start at QB and just fired their head coach. Flores being a defensive minded head coach gives them a little edge and could bring a good fantasy start this week. It’s more of a desperation/risk play but something to keep in mind.
Cowboys D/ST: With Sam Darnold’s health still in question, Luke Faulk is projected to get the start. Faulk threw 2 interceptions against the awful Eagle’s secondary. . . and that’s all you need to know to start them.