Fantasy Football 2015: Week 6 Waiver Wire Update
Taking a Look at the Week 6 Waiver Wire Trends
October 13, 2015
It’s Tuesday, and Week 5 is officially finished up in the NFL. That means it’s time for us fantasy owners to hit the waiver wire in anticipation for Week 6, which begins in just a couple of days.
Let’s check out a few of the trending adds out there and see who might make a good addition to your roster this week.
Charcandrick West, RB, Kansas City Chiefs: With the devastating knee injury to No. 1 RB Jamaal Charles, the Chiefs and fantasy owners were dealt a crushing blow in Week 5. In the aftermath, West shot to the top of the waiver wire charts, as he’ll be timesharing with Knile Davis in Charles’ absence.
West is a must-add for Charles owners, though it’s tough to know exactly what to expect. Get that claim in ASAP.
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New York Jets Defense: The Jets are coming off a bye this past week, so it’s time to kick the tires on their defense once again. The bad news here is that the team has just 11 points in its last two games combined.
That said, New York gets a home game against the Redskins this week, so they look good for streamers. After a sketchy Week 7 matchup against the Pats, it’s smooth sailing for the next several weeks.
Gary Barnidge, TE, Cleveland Browns: Barnidge comes out of Week 5 as the most-added tight end out there. It’s pretty easy to see why, as he totaled eight grabs on 10 targets for 139 yards and a score in his team’s Week 5 win.
Barnidge now has at least 13.5 fantasy points in each of his last three games. Even better, he’s got 26 targets in that span. He’ll get Denver this week and is a must-add for the TE-needy owners out there.
Brandon LaFell, WR, New England Patriots: It’s time for us fantasy owners to start planning ahead with LaFell, who seems close to returning. He’s currently on the PUP list, but would be eligible to return Week 7.
12-team-league owners will want to grab LaFell now, while others can probably wait a week. He seems on track for a return as scheduled, and will jump right into the fray on a dynamic offense.
Willie Snead, WR, New Orleans Saints: Let’s finish up at WR and check out Snead, who is coming off a nice performance in his team’s loss to Philly. He posted six grabs on 11 targets in that one, totaling 141 yards.
Drew Brees isn’t the fantasy dynamo he once was, but with Snead getting plenty of attention it hardly matters. He’s got at least six targets in each of his last four games and will see a vulnerable Atlanta defense this week.
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