NFL Week 6 Fantasy Waiver Wire Adds

Week 6 is here and it is the first bye week for NFL Teams. Now you need to not only account for injuries that may have beaten down your team, you have to account for players on a bye. We have you covered as we start to give you high priority players you need to add to your fantasy teams.


Week 6 Bye: Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, New York Jets, New Orleans Saints


RB Devontae Booker (9% Owned in Yahoo Fantasy)

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Saquon Barkley had his ankle blow up to the size of a balloon in Week 5 against the Cowboys. Barkley dodged a major bullet as he should be out for 2-4 weeks at the most, so grabbing Devontae Booker for your team is a high priority. Booker is a volume play that should be able to get some touches in the passing game and running game. He finished the Week 5 game with 19 total touches, 58 total yards, and 2 TDs (rushing and receiving). He has brutal matchups against the Rams and Panthers coming up, but like I said he's a volume play that can be a nice flex option in a 12-manager league. Also keep in mind a Week 8 against the awful Chiefs is on the horizon.


RB Rhamondre Stevenson (7% Owned in Yahoo Fantasy)

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Damien Harris not only lost a key fumble on the goal line this past week vs Houston, he ended up injuring his chest in the game. Rhamondre Stevenson finally got the chance to play after a solid preseason showing and showed some flashes. Stevenson's didn't have the stats to warrant a must roster as he had 9 carries for 23 yards. He should scored on a touchdown run that was called back and broke several tackles in the process. My thinking is Harris is in Bill Belichick's doghouse and the injury might be his saving grace. Stevenson is a volume play as he should be the "lead back", which means nothing in New England, and should get a healthy amount of touches. He has a matchup against Dallas coming up, but if the offensive line isn't healthy then you shouldn't start him yet.


RB Darrel Williams (19% Owned in Yahoo Fantasy)

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Yet another injury pick up that might pay off in the long run. RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire left the Sunday Night game against the Bills with a knee injury. Darrel Williams is next in line as Kansas City's lead RB. He finished the Bills game with 15 touches, so expect his volume to go up. The Chiefs have an interesting matchup against Washington's disappointing defense that might favor him. I'm thinking because of the usage and matchup, he's a RB2/high-end flex in 10-manager leagues.


WR Kadarius Toney (18% Owned in Yahoo Fantasy)

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I noted that Toney was a deep league roster add and to wait for him to pay off. Not only was I right, but Toney had his breakout performance before anyone was ready. Toney tallied 10 catches on 13 targets for 189 receiving yards before his day was cut short for an ejection. Toney was defaulted as the #1 WR options because of injuries to Sterling Shepard (hamstring), Darius Slayton (hamstring), and Kenny Golladay (knee). New York will not have their top 3 WR this week as toney and John Ross will be the top options. Toney is a must start as a flex options as he faces the Rams this week.


WR Marquez Callaway (30% Owned in Yahoo Fantasy)

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I drafted Callaway in one leagues and was a bust for me as I cut him for Shepard. But Callaway came to life in a great matchup in Week 5 against WFT as he tallied 4 catches for 85 yards and 2 TDs. Boy did I look dumb. Be aware that the Saints are on their bye next week, and Michael Thomas (ankle) and Tre'Quan Smith (hamstring) are rumored to return in Week 7. They clearly will push Callaway into a WR3 on the Saints, but he might see less coverage and steal a touchdown. Keep him on your radar going forward.


TE David Njoku (4% Owned in Yahoo Fantasy)

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You know the TE position is notoriously tough to draft and add after the big stars. But David Njoku had a good Week 5 against the Chargers as he tallied 7 catches for 149 yards and a touchdown. Njoku had a nice Week 1, but was almost non-existent in the next 3 weeks. But at TE, he's worth taking a chance on because you likely don't have a better option. Buyer beware though as he has a matchup against the Cardinals in Week 6. The Cards are one of the top defenses against tight ends, so he might not pay off.


QB Taylor Heinicke (16% Owned in Yahoo Fantasy)

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The quarterback position is thin position to look for a spot starter, they should be on your roster as is. Enter Taylor Heinicke coming off a poor performance against the New Orleans defense that was pushed around a bit by the Giants the week before. Heinicke only had a 49% completion rate and zero touchdowns. However, in the next few weeks, Heinicke has favorable matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs defense which is awful. The Chiefs got blitzed by Josh Allen and the Bills, and all season they have allowed the most points to QBs. A matchup with the Green Bay Packers who were also pushed around by the Bengals is also coming, is a solid spot start.


QB Geno Smith (1% Owned in Yahoo Fantasy)

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I never thought I would be writing an article highlighting Geno Smith. The former starting QB with the New York Jets has been a backups the past few seasons. But with news that Russell Wilson will miss somewhere in the range of 4-6 weeks with a ruptured middle-finger tendon, you might need to get Geno to keep your week to week fantasy roster going. Smith came into the Rams game Thursday Night in the 4th quarter of the game and completed 10-of-17 passes for 131 yards, 1 TD and 1 INT. Listen, I know I'll get killed for suggesting Smith as an option. But if you are in a 12-14 deep league, what other options will you have? The Seahawks face off against the Steelers Sunday Night and the Saints defense, kind of a mixed bag but it might be your only hope.

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