Fantasy Football 2013: Week 6 Waiver Wire Receivers
Noteworthy Trends in Week 6 Waiver Wire WRs and TEs
October 8, 2013
It’s time to start looking forward to Week 6 in fantasy football, as the games will be upon us shortly. If you’re having bye-week or performance issues with the wide receivers or tight ends on your team, there’s some hope on the horizon as we head into the fresh slate of matchups. Let’s take a look at the WR and TE names that are trending on the waiver wire right now and see who’s worth a claim.
Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago Bears: If Jeffery is still available in your league, he won’t be for long. He broke out with the best game of his career against the Saints in Week 5, posting 218 yards and a TD on 10 grabs, which was a perfect follow-up to Week 4, when he managed 107 yards and a TD on five receptions--and added another 27 yards on a run. Jeffery is turning into a very reliable target, and he gets a tasty matchup against a crummy Giants defense on Thursday.
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Terrance Williams, WR, Dallas Cowboys: We picked Williams as a sleeper prospect in Week 5, and we’re still patting our own backs over that one. He responded with a great outing against the Broncos: four receptions for 151 yards and a score. That makes 11 catches in the last two games, but it remains to be seen how much of an effect the absence of Miles Austin has had on that. Even if Austin does come back healthy this week, Williams is a pretty good fantasy add. He’s proven himself and should continue to get work.
Keenan Allen, WR, San Diego Chargers: Most of the country was sleeping during the Chargers’ Week 5 game against the Raiders, so a lot of fantasy owners didn’t get to see Allen in full detail. He had a great game statistically, finishing with six receptions for 116 yards and a TD. That makes two big games for Allen, as he managed 80 yards on five grabs in Week 4. He seems like a pretty good add coming into Week 6, but the Chargers will get a tough matchup against a Colts team that’s riding high after taking down Seattle.
Heath Miller, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers: Miller is coming out of a bye, so he’s not at the forefront of most fantasy owners’ minds. That’s good news if you’re in the market for a tight end, as he’s probably the best option out there on the waiver wire right now. Miller posted a six-catch, 70-yard game in the Week 4 loss, and he should only continue to get better. Now that he’s fully healthy--and rested after the week off--Miller should resume his place as a key cog in a Steelers offense desperate for playmakers.
Charles Clay, TE, Miami Dolphins: Dustin Keller’s season-ending injury was the best thing that could have happened to Clay. He’s made a nice waiver wire find this season and has come up with a few big games. In Week 5 he posted his third touchdown in the last four games with a three-reception, 52-yard effort against the Ravens.
If you want to add Clay, you’ll have to wait to use him. The ‘Phins are on a bye this week and will return Week 7 against Buffalo.
Injury Considerations: Before we sign off, we’ll throw a couple more names out there who may be getting some extra work due to injuries on their respective teams. First off is Houston TE Garrett Graham will get an increased load over the next 4-6 weeks while Owen Daniels gets healthy. Also, Atlanta WR Harry Douglas is trending upward with the news that Julio Jones may be done for the year. Both players are worth a pickup.
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