Waiver Favors: 2017 Week 6 Fantasy Football Pickups
By Ha Kung Wong Fantasy Football Pickups
Twitter: @FBGarbageTimeAs I mentioned last week, I like nothing more than helping all of you make solid waiver pickups in your Fantasy Football league and have some part in your championship run. That’s just the type of guy I am. You’re welcome. Again.
So let’s get on with it with fantasy football pickups for Week 6!
As usual, all pickups are available in at least 50% of Yahoo standard fantasy football leagues (with some minor exceptions) as of Sunday evening.
QB – Green Bay Packers – 1% Owned
Ugh. Yeah, I hate the Packers, but losing Aaron Rogers to a broken clavicle for the season sucks. It sucks for the Packers, but it also sucks for football, as Rodgers is one of the best in the game, and the big time Packers offense will now be placed on the back of 2015 5th round pick Brett Hundley. And Hundley did nothing to build confidence, completing just 18 of 33 passes for 157 yards, a TD and 3 INTs. Ty Montgomery did drop what should have been another TD, and with weapons like Nelson, Adams and Cobb, plus some time practicing with the 1st team, Hundley has a shot at relevancy. If the waiver wire is bare and you had Rogers, or if you’re looking at a QB3/4 in a two QB league, you could probably do worse.
QB – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 0% Owned
Oh boy. The QB bad news keeps on rolling. Jameis Winston ended up in with an injury to his throwing shoulder early in the game and was quickly ruled out. In stepped Fitz-Magic. And although Ryan Fitzpatrick hasn’t been good in over a year, he’s perfectly fine for garbage time, as he managed 290 passing yards, 3 TDs and 2 INTs in a high scoring losing effort. Perhaps most notable is that Fitzpatrick’s TD pass to Cameron Brate is the first time in history that a Harvard alum through a TD to another Harvard alum in the NFL. Hurray. Winston’s X-rays came back negative, and he said after the game that he expects to play in Week 7, but if Winston remains out, Fitzpatrick is worth picking up for those who need Winston insurance, or if you’re desperate for a QB3/4 in a two QB league.
QB – San Francisco 49ers – 0% Owned
This one had nothing to do with an injury, but rather with Brian Hoyer just being flat out bad. C.J. Beathard got the call in the 5th drive of the game and completed 19 of 36 passes for 245 yards, a TD and an INT. And the INT, by the way, was essentially a desperation heave at the end of the game. After the game, head coach Kyle Shanahan called Beathard the 49ers’ starting QB, so looks like it’s his offense going forward, which makes sense since the 49ers are now winless. Don’t expect much, but he’s another one you can scoop up if you lost Rodgers or Winston, or need a QB3/4 in a two QB league. If you had your choice, I like Hundley first because of the opportunity, followed by Beathard and Fitzpatrick.
RB – New England Patriots – 10% Owned
Dion Lewis hasn’t been a “thing” for awhile now, but he finally broke out of three straight games of just 5 touches last week with 9 touches and 63 yards. And he followed it up this week with a big 11 carries for 52 yards and a TD. If we could count on 10-12 touches per week, Lewis could be interesting in a lot of leagues, but since he plays for Bill Belichick, who knows. He’s still worth scooping up in 14-team leagues and deeper.
WR – Miami Dolphins – 18% Owned
DeVante Parker had an injured ankle and wasn’t able to practice at all last week, leading to him sitting out Week 6. Apparently, Kenny Stills is the beneficiary as he snagged 4 of 4 targets for 49 yards and a TD. It’s not a lot of targets, but if Stills continues with downfield routes as well as taking some of Parker’s targets, he has value as a WR4 in 14-team leagues or deeper.
WR – Denver Broncos – 1% Owned
Emmanuel Sanders was carted off with a right ankle injury in the third quarter, which is bad news for a struggling Broncos offense. Assuming he misses weeks, Bennie Fowler should be the next man up. He didn’t do much to impress this week, catching just 3 targets for 21 yards, but he did garner 8 total targets. Perhaps a week with the ones will help him get in sync, so he’s worth grabbing in 16-team or deeper leagues.
REMINDER: And for those who have Ezekiel Elliott, or those looking to scoop the handcuffs, remember that his suspension starts this week. So, although they’re both over 50% owned, pick up Alfred Morris & Darren McFadden, in that order.
NFL spokesman on Zeke Elliott status: "The suspension is in place and anyone who tells you otherwise is not accurate."
— Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones) October 16, 2017
And here are previous pickups I’ve mentioned that are still worthy of your consideration:
10-Team Leagues or Deeper
12-Team Leagues or Deeper
Nelson Agholor, Charles Clay, Orleans Darkwa, Will Fuller, Devin Funchess, Allen Hurns, Aaron Jones, Alvin Kamara, Marqise Lee, Jerick McKinnon, Latavius Murray, Adrian Peterson, Alex Smith, Chris Thompson, Mike Wallace, Deshaun Watson
14-Team Leagues or Deeper
Javorius “Buck” Allen, Geronimo Allison, Jacoby Brissett, Alex, Collins, Tarik Cohen, Jared Cook, Ed Dickson, Wayne Gallman, Jared Goff, Ryan Griffin, Chris Johnson, Duke Johnson Jr., Jermaine Kearse, George Kittle, Tyler Kroft, Cooper Kupp, Samaje Perine, Marlon Mack, J.J. Nelson, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Trevor Siemian
16-Team Leagues or Deeper
Jesse James, Eddie Lacy, Ricardo Louis, Elijah McGuire, Nick O’Leary, Thomas Rawls, Ben Watson, Jamaal Williams
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