Fantasy Football Update 10/14/16: Week 6 Sleeper Picks
Fantasy Football Sleepers and Waiver Wire Picks for Week 6
October 14, 2016
Week 6 in the NFL season is already underway, so today is a great time to check out the fantasy football waiver wire to see who’s trending out there. Let’s take a closer look at a few adds and see if anyone’s right for you.
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Hunter Henry, TE, San Diego Chargers: The big fantasy target to come out of last night’s game is Henry, who caught six of his eight targets for 83 yards and a TD.
That makes three straight scores for Henry, who has posted at least 12.1 fantasy points in each game the last three weeks. If you’re hurting at TE, he’s the guy to target right now.
Charles Clay, TE, Buffalo Bills: If you miss out on Henry or just want to go in a different direction, Clay should be out there too. He hasn’t found the end zone yet this year, but does have at least 4.7 points in his last two games and has been targeted 13 times in that span.
Clay has been fighting off a knee issue this week at practice, but should be okay for the 49ers game on Sunday. He’s a decent matchup play against a defense permissive to tight ends.
Jalen Richard, RB, Oakland Raiders: Speaking of matchup plays, Richard’s got one this week against Kansas City, who has given up the 9th most fantasy points to running backs this year.
Richard, meanwhile, bagged 9.7 points in his last outing and is pretty active in the passing game. He makes a nice low-end PPR running back this week.
Bilal Powell, RB, New York Jets: Speaking of PPR running backs on the low end, Powell definitely qualifies. He caught six of his eight targets last week for 41 yards, and also had 10 yards on the ground against Pittsburgh.
With Arizona’s tough defense on the other side, we can see a lot of Jets check-downs, and that means lots of work for Powell.
Alex Smith, QB, Kansas City Chiefs: Smith heads up the low-end QB pickups for this weekend, as most people aren’t paying much attention to KC since they’re coming off a bye. Truth is, Smith has at least 13.18 fantasy points in four of five, and even managed to post 29.02 in the opener.
Smith is a nice matchup play this week, as he’s heading to Oakland to see a Raiders team that’s given up the second-most points in fantasy to opposing quarterbacks.
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