Fantasy Football 2017: Week 6 Sleepers
The Trending Waiver Wire Pickups and Sleepers in Fantasy Football Week 6
October 11, 2017
Week 6 in the NFL will be upon us tomorrow, so it’s a good time to check the fantasy football waiver wire for those sleeper options that could put your team over the top. Let’s visit with a few trending names and see what the buzz is about.
Ed Dickson, TE, Carolina Panthers: Through the first four games of the season, Dickson had a high game of 6.2 points and totaled 3.4 points in the three weeks before that. He broke out with 175 yards against Detroit, though.
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Dickson bagged five of his five targets in the Lions game, and he's now got nine targets in the past two weeks. He’s still available in about 2/3 of leagues out there and is a nice lower-end gamble.
Marlon Mack, RB, Indianapolis Colts: If you’re down on depth with RB byes this week, Mack is worth consideration. He put up nine carries for 91 yards and a TD against the 49ers.
That’s two TDs for Mack this year, and he’s got two weeks of at least 10.5 fantasy points to show for it. He’s going to be getting an expanded role, and has a great matchup against the Titans this week.
Austin Sefarian-Jenkins, TE, New York Jets: Let’s go TE one more time and check out Sefarian-Jenkins, who put up six catches on eight targets for 29 yards and a TD in the Browns game.
Somehow the Jets are 3-2 with a three-game win streak, and Seferian Jenkins has received 18 targets during that run. Somebody has to catch passes for New York, and it might as well be him. The matchup against the Patriots looks pretty nice, too.
Roger Lewis, WR, New York Giants: Nothing has gone right for the Giants this year, and that includes losing Odell Beckham and Brandon Marshall to injury last week. That leaves a hole for Lewis, who caught his first touchdown of the year against LA.
Lewis is literally the Giants’ only healthy receiver this year, and they’re expected to be missing at least three WRs on Sunday in Denver. That spells opportunity for Lewis and adventurous fantasy owners.
Elijah McGuire, RB, New York Jets: We’ll finish up today by going back to the Jets and checking out McGuire. He’s got just one double-digit fantasy outing, a 19.1-point game versus the Jags.
That said, McGuire will likely be in line for a heavy workload this weekend against the Patriots with Bilal Powell not expected to play and Matt Forte beat up. He makes a nice lower-end bye-week filler in a nice matchup against a permissive New England rush defense.
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