Fantasy Football 2017: Week 6 Waiver Wire
The Trending Waiver Wire Pickups and Sleepers in Fantasy Football Week 6
October 10, 2017
Week 6 in the NFL is coming up in just a couple of days, so it’s time to start visiting the fantasy football waiver wire for the freshest adds. Let’s take a look at some of the trending players out there and see who’s right for your team.
Jerick McKinnon, RB, Minnesota Vikings: McKinnon blew through expectations in the game against the Bears, putting up 16 carries for 95 yards and a TD.
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On the evening, McKinnon had 20.6 fantasy points between running and pass-catching, which easily surpassed what most fantasy owners thought he’d be, which is mostly a third-down back. He’ll be a top waiver wire add heading into the Packers game.
Ed Dickson, TE, Carolina Panthers: Finding a good fantasy TE is not always an easy proposition, but Dickson is going to show up on a lot of people’s radar this week. He bagged five receptions for 175 yards in Detroit this past week.
It was easily Dickson’s best outing as a Panther, and he’s now got two straight weeks with at least 62 yards. The bad news is that he has a relatively meager amount of targets (nine) over the last two weeks. Still, if you’re an optimist in need of a TE he’s your guy.
Marlon Mack, RB, Indianapolis Colts: Mack was a questionable play heading into the 49ers game (shoulder), but he played and played well. He put up nine carries for 91 yards and a TD in that one.
Mack earned the praises of Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, who said the young RB has earned a bigger role. Whether that will come to fruition is yet to be seen, but he should get double-digit touches in Tennessee this week and works as a low-end RB add.
Nelson Agholor, WR, Philadelphia Eagles: After a 14.6-point opener, Agholor went quiet for three weeks. He broke out again in the Cardinals game, though, with four catches on five targets for 93 yards and a TD.
That makes three touchdowns this year for Agholor, who has showcased some nice big-play ability. Though he’ll be a bit of a gamble from week to week, he’s worth a look in deeper leagues.
Roger Lewis, WR, New York Giants: Coming into the Chargers game, Lewis was owned in just two percent of fantasy leagues. He earned some attention with a 29-yard TD catch in the loss, but the real news here is that Lewis is one of the few remaining healthy WRs for the Giants.
With Odell Beckham out and Brandon Marshall ailing, Lewis will be required to step up in volume as the Giants try to work out of this horrible start to the season. He’ll be in Denver this weekend.
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