Week 6 NFL Waiver Wire Adds

Week 6 NFL Waiver Wire Adds

Well I can’t win them all, but 4 of 5 Waiver recommendations last week all performed well enough to have double digit fantasy points in PPR leagues.

Recapping last weeks recommendations:

  1. Andre Ellington (15.30 points)- 9 receptions for 65 yards and 1 rush for -2 yards.  Last week, I said that Ellington was going to replace David Johnson in the passing game and his 10 targets for 9 receptions was more evidence.  With the trade for Adrian Peterson, I do not expect much to change in Ellington’s role.  The Cardinals waived Chris Johnson this morning, and I expect Peterson, to take Johnson’s place.
  2. Evan Engram- (0.0 points) – this was certainly disappointing for fantasy owners. However, there will be redemption, because I expect big things going forward.  The Giants, lost 3 WR to season ending injuries, and Sterling Shepard is still on the mend, listed as week to week.
  3. Aaron Jones – (21.40 points) – 19 carries for 125 yards and 1 touchdown.  He added 1 reception for 9 yards.  At a position starved for options, Jones came up big for those who started him.  Until Montgomery returns, Jones will continue to get the opportunity to produce.
  4. Devin Funchess (18.30 points) – 7 receptions for 53 yards and 1 touchdown.  For the 2nd straight week Funchess has 7 receptions and a touchdown.  Benjamin added a touchdown as well, but Funchess is beginning to contend for the #1 option in Carolina.
  5. Will Fuller V (22.16 points) – 2 receptions for 49 yards and 2 touchdowns.  2nd straight week with 2 touchdown receptions.  The only concerning thing about fuller is the # of targets. He had only 3.  Lets see that number increase and as Watson continues to thrill, Fuller could enter an automatic flex start option.

And with that pat on the back; here are my picks for Week 6!

  1. Jerrick McKinnon (31%) – Last week, McKinnon didn’t disappoint.  He has 16 carries for 95 yards and a touchdown.  His touchdown run was for 48 yards.  McKinnon was thought to be the passing down back, but with Latavious Murray not producing, McKinnon has a real shot.  Next up is a packers defense that has performed better against the run than expected, but with the Vikings probably playing from behind, I expect Mckinnon to get 4 to 6 receptions in this one.
  2. Mike Wallace (34%) – Two big weeks in a row.  Yes, i’d like to see Wallace have more targets, but you can’t argue with the production of big plays.  How he is only owned in 34% of leagues, is mind blowing.  As we are entering bye week, if you need a spot start the next few week, Wallace has very intriguing match ups.  Next five weeks opponents – Bears, Vikings, Dolphins, Titans, Packers.  Other than the Vikings, Wallace would be a good flex option.
  3. Elijah McGuire  (18%) – McGuire was on my Deep Stash article last week.  Bilal Powell and Matt Forte may be sidelined with injuries this week and if that is the case, look for McGuire to produce with the increase production.  I expect McGuire to win the full time job by the end of the year, and this opportunity could be what sparks the transition earlier than expected.
  4. Marlon Mack (10%) – Mack had 9 carries for 91 yards and a touchdown.  He almost had 2 touchdowns, but 1 was called back.  We all know Gore is getting older, and the Colts are looking for his replacement.  With Mack continuing to perform better than expected, this is another running back, that I expect to over take the starting job by years end.  Especially if the Colts are out of the playoff race.

 

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