Week 6 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Advice

Fantasy football waiver wire advice for Week 6 of the 2017 season. The parameters and assumptions of this weekly waiver wire advice column can be found in the preseason introduction. Let’s review my previous recommendations, and then see what we can scrounge up for Week 6 waiver wire advice.

Season to Date Waiver Wire Recap

This table includes every player recommended so far this year,1 along with ownership and an updated comment. I also indicate whether or not I’d still want to target the player if they’re still on waivers.
PlayerStill a Target?Week First RecommendedPositionCurrent Ownership %Comment
Elijah McGuireYES4RB15Double-digit attempts two weeks in a row, and now Bilal Powell is dinged up. Should be rostered.
Shane VereenYES1RB20See below.
Sam BradfordYESPreseasonQB23May return in Week 5, a good streaming option.
Jaron BrownYES3WR25Seventh among all WRs in air yards, better RACR than Alshon Jeffery or DeSean Jackson.
Wayne GallmanYES5RB2722 attempts and 7 targets in 2 games. Should be rostered.
Allen HurnsYES2WR36Decent market share numbers but Jacksonville is passing less. Safe to drop in shallow leagues but always worth considering if you need a WR.
Austin Seferian-JenkinsYES4TE36Averaging 6 targets, 5 receptions, but just 35 yards per game. Definite streamer, should probably be rostered.
Marqise LeeYES2WR37Jaguars leading receiver by targets and air yards. Solid hold.
Cooper KuppYES2WR40Solid hold in deep leagues. Hold if desperate in shallow leagues.
Wendell SmallwoodYES4RB48Missed Week 5 but should be owned. Grab him if he's available.
Andre EllingtonYES5RB50Double-digit targets two weeks in a row. Should be rostered.
Devin FunchessYES3WR56Hold if you have him, try to get him if not.
Will FullerYES4WR56Four TDs in two games. Woot!
Javorius AllenYES2RB62Solid hold.
Sterling ShepardYES1WR64Solid hold; see below.
Evan EngramYES4TE71One big game and one dud, but should see more reliable usage going forward.
Tarik CohenYES2RB84Potential league winner. Most hold, worth a trade inquiry.
Latavius MurrayYES5RB84We'll find out tonight.
De'Angelo HendersonNO1RB0Safe to drop.
Tyler ErvinNO2RB0Safe to drop.
Geronimo AllisonNO4WR3Only consider if another Packers WR misses time.
Rashard HigginsNO3WR4Drop.
Chris IvoryNO2RB5Straight handcuff, nothing more.
Ryan GriffinNO4TE5Streamer only.
Kevin WhiteNOPreseasonWR6IR.
Kerwynn WilliamsNO2RB8Safe to drop.
Vernon DavisNO4TE8Streaming option if Jordan Reed misses time.
Paul RichardsonNO2WR9Safe to drop; Week 6 bye, followed by negative matchups 3 of 4 following weeks.
Charcandrick WestNOPreseasonRB10Safe to leave on waivers, despite fluky 2 TD game.
Chris CarsonNO2RB14Drop.
Samaje PerineNO3RB16Safe to drop.
Ben WatsonNO3TE16Streamer.
Zach MillerNO3TE19Streamer.
Nelson AgholorNO2WR20Despite the big game, only had 3 more air yards and 1 more target than Alshon Jeffery. Deep league hold.
Austin HooperNO1TE38No need to roster in most formats. Matchup based play.
Charles ClayNO2TE87Drop.
J.J. NelsonNO3WR100Home run potential but has only had more air yards than either of the J.Browns once this season. Only consider if John Brown is out.
Charles SimsMAYBEPreseasonRB11Finally got decent targets in Week 5. Should be free but there are better options.
Kendall WrightMAYBEPreseasonWR16Marginal value as desperation streamer. Only one game with more than 4 targets.
D'Onta ForemanMAYBE4RB19Lamar Miller handcuff but big upside.
Cole BeasleyMAYBE1WR22Just third on the team in targets, only one more target than Terrance Williams.
Alex CollinsMAYBE5RB3312 attempts but clear second-fiddle to Javorius Allen.
Jamaal CharlesMAYBE1RB38Hold if you have bench space.
Jermaine KearseMAYBE2WR41Solid hold in deep leagues. Hold if desperate in shallow leagues. Robby Anderson is crushing him in air yards the past three weeks.
Danny AmendolaMAYBE2WR65Always worth considering if you need a WR, but tough to rely on.
Some of the players previously recommended will be recommended again this week. For those that aren’t, you’ll have to use your judgment (or hit me up in the comments) to figure out how to prioritize them relative to this week’s recommendations.


  1. Some more than once; the first week is listed.  (back)

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  1. So I've found myself in a bit of a roster jam (12 team std 'home' league - lots of players who really shouldn't be rostered are).

    RBs: Hunt, Ajayi, Coleman, Foreman, Allen, Jones, Gallman

    McKinnon, Mack, and Breida, are available. Are Foreman or Gallman droppable for any of these three?
    Not sure where to sit with Foreman - love his potential (mostly due to the RV prospect lab!)
    and potential situation, but does his upside make him worth holding him over a possibly lower upside guy-more immediate production guy like Mack or Gallman, particularly given this roster isn't really hurting for RB production right now (especially if the Dolphins offense can sober up). Any advice would be appreciated!

    If only I had these issues in money leagues frowning

  2. Buck Allen and smallwood are on my wavier wire. Along with both j browns, e. Mcguire and marquise Lee. Who would be the best pickup?

  3. Great stuff. Love the Travis Rudolph pull.

    Another guy at the edges of relevance - Tre McBride. He's already starting for the Bears (as their second outside WR) and Wheaton might just suck. Last night, McBride had one big catch wiped out by penalty, and another deep shot that he just missed on. He has the athleticism and college dominator rating profile to make a difference. Obviously only in VERY deep leagues, but I think he's worth a stash.

    Edit: a bit more info on McBride...

    Edit x2: Markus Wheaton is hurt! This McBride thing is F&%$ng happening I don't care what anybody says!!

  4. I have Isiah Crowell and luck on my bench. Would you drop any for buck Allen or Jaron brown? Luck should be back soon. And Crowell is facing some tough run D but I don't know if Crowell has positive regression based on Duke Johnsons recent performances.

  5. CK says:

    Jolly - nice get on mckinnon. i think you could cut alf or package him to zeke owner. even if zeke suspended i'm not sure alf gets all the work. could be mcfadden. i like the idea of adding another receiver but i don't think i'd give up tyreek.

    will - yes, i would swap dalton for stafford.

    aloha - i think roger lewis will be more exp than louis for sure. higher profile team and clearer need. i think your bids sound about right.

    aweraky - your question is prob better than my answer. but i tend to think you're right. mckinnon has a lot more 'blah' on tape than 'wow.' Min sch isn't that great either.

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