Week #6 Waiver Watch Of Truth
Week #6 Waiver Watch of Truth
Another Sunday is in the books and with it comes new additions to add to your fantasy team. This is another week where a lot of the additions will be high risk/high reward options because we are nearing a part of the season where a lot of fantasy relevant players have found their way onto rosters already so your options may be a bit more limited as we begin bye weeks.
Geno Smith, 0% rostered on Sleeper
The loss of Russell Wilson for 6 to 8 weeks with a ruptured middle finger tendon means either Geno Smith will have a chance to lead the Seahawks offense or Seattle will have to test the free agency market. Either way this is a situation to monitor closely since the Seahawks have a talented receiving corps and so whoever the QB ends up being in Seattle, they are definitely a player to roster in most leagues. Smith is currently the most likely one and even in relief he didn’t do too badly, completing 10 of 17 passes for 131 yards, 1 TD, and one interception, plus another 23 yards on the ground as well. For only playing part of the second half, those are not terrible numbers and a full week with the first team offense should help Smith get on the same page as the rest of the offense.
Trey Lance, 62% rostered on Sleeper
This is more of a depth pickup since the 49ers are on bye next week and because Garoppolo may eventually reclaim his starting position but a team that needs that roster spot may drop one or both of these QBs to make room and either could be a good potential add. Lance had an uneven game this week completing 15 or 29 passes for 192 yards and rushed for another 89 yards on the ground as well. He didn’t score on the ground or through the air and threw one interception but Lance’s rushing upside makes his potential fantasy relevance much greater, so consider picking him up.
QB Honorable Mentions
Mike Glennon (0% rostered on Sleeper)
Davis Mills (5% rostered on Sleeper)
Devontae Booker, 12% rostered on Sleeper
Once again Saquon Barkley got hurt, although this one doesn’t look quite as bad, but I would not expect to see him on the field in week 6. This means his primary backup, Devontae Booker will be carrying the lion share of the work and could be very productive if the goal line work continue in week 6. Booker also had to deal with stacked boxes with so many Giants starts out, that group included D. Jones, Barkley, Golladay, Slayton, and Shepard. Frankly it’s more impressive that in spite of that Booker managed a rushing and receiving score and had 42 yards on the ground and 16 on 3 catches through the air. I would expect him to remain a goal line option next week, especially with the Giants offense being so depleted.
Samaje Perine, 35% rostered on Sleeper
Although Mixon was active in this game, Perine ended up out-snapping him 41 to 19 and out-carried him 11 to 10. It is clearly a backfield to monitor since Mixon has an unfortunate injury history and Perine performed very well in the game against the Packers. Perine managed 59 yards on the ground and brought in 4 of 5 targets for 24 yards and a touchdown. Even if Mixon is able to stay healthy, Perine is good bench stash going forward.
RB Honorable Mentions
Brandon Bolden (7% rostered on Sleeper)
Khalil Herbert (22% rostered on Sleeper)
Kadarius Toney, 32% rostered on Sleeper
Aside from the ejection that Toney received after throwing a punch at a Cowboys defender, Toney had an excellent game for a young and probably somewhat frustrated receiver, having to carry most of the team’s offense on his receptions. Toney was targeted 13 times on the afternoon, had 10 receptions for 189 yards and another 7 yards rushing. It was an impressive game and with potentially Shepard, Slayton, and Golladay all possibly missing time, Toney could be in line as the Giants wide receiver 1 and showed the talent to achieve even with much of the offense unavailable this afternoon.
Amon-Ra St. Brown, 20% rostered on Sleeper
This pick goes somewhat against the grain of most people but I believe consistency is more important than boom or bust options. Amon-Ra started out slow on his rookie year but both last week and this one he lead the team in targets and most receiving categories this year. He had 7 receptions this week for 65 yards and had 13 plus fantasy points in each of the past two weeks. Goff is also notorious for having favored receivers and it is starting to look like Amon-Ra will be Goff’s favorite receiving target in the Lions offense.
WR Honorable Mentions
Marquez Callaway (41% rostered on Sleeper)
Van Jefferson (24% rostered on Sleeper)
David Njoku, 6% rostered on Sleeper
Njoku exploded this week against the Chargers catching all 7 targets that came his way for 149 yards and a touchdown. Although, it will difficult for fantasy managers to trust after just one good showing, he should be considered a potential waiver wire add with the injury to Landry and the inability for Mayfield to get on the same page as Odell Beckham, a reliable established player like Njoku could eventually be a key part of the Brown’s offense.
Evan Engram, 36% rostered on Sleeper
Engram is always a difficult player to trust and it pains me to add him to this article since he has burned me personally several times in fantasy. However, considering the injuries the Giants have suffered, there is a lot of fantasy production available due to the numerous injuries the Giants took this week. Engram hauled in 4 catches for 55 yards and if the rest of the offensive players are unavailable against the Rams, expect to see Engram involved in a game that could see the Giants playing from behind a lot.
TE Honorable Mentions
C.J. Uzomah (11% rostered on Sleeper)
Ross Dwelley (8% rostered on Sleeper)
Good Luck to Everyone and as always Stay True!