Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pick-Ups – Week 6

Every week we take a look at the players to add in fantasy football that will make an impact on your lineup. Fantasy football is always full of surprises, with injuries, suspensions, and horrible play; you have to look to the waiver wire to boost your team.  I have compiled a list of key players to give consideration to in the upcoming week per position.

Quarterback

This season has seen the Quarterback position have some up and down numbers, if you do not fully trust your signal-caller for the upcoming week here are some guys to give a look on the waiver wire and possibly start on your team.

Brian Hoyer, Bears (1.9% owned) – The Bears are not very good, I get it. But Hoyer has been great for this Bears team, posting great numbers the past couple of weeks. I would pick up Hoyer as he has weapons to throw to and he doesn’t look to be losing his job anytime soon.

Marcus Mariota, Titans (69.6% owned) – Mariota put up amazing numbers last week with over 30 fantasy points. If he is available, I would pick him up if you need some help. He is a threat through the air and on the ground. This Titans team is better than their record shows and they will start to win some games behind their second year QB.


Running Back

Running backs have great value in fantasy and if you can find a guy that is going to get consistent carries then you should do well at this position. Here are my picks for waiver wire pick-ups this week.

Matt Asiata, Vikings (5.1% owned) – The Vikings do have a split backfield, but Asiata put up solid numbers back week and will look to continue to do so in the coming weeks. Asiata may not be consistent, but for a fill in option he is solid. The Vikings are on bye this week so he will not play, but with them being undefeated, they will be running the ball a lot in the coming games. In deep leagues he is a nice option.

James White, Patriots  (4.6% owned) – With Brady back, we have seen  White becoming a viable option out of the backfield, he is dangerous through the air and on the ground and can steal points away from Blount. In deep leagues he might be someone worth giving a shot.


Wide Receiver

We have seen some smaller name players taking the lead at this position this season which provides a lot of hope for people needed a solid performer to add to their team.

Jeremy Kerley (1.1% owned) – Kerley is leading the 49ers offense this season, posting good numbers even with his team struggling. With Gabbert at quarterback you will want to pick up Kerley because he is developing into one of his favorite targets. Keep an eye on the 49ers QB situation for this pickup.

*ADD OF THE WEEK*

Sammie Coates, Steelers (9.6% owned) – Sammie Coates is the Add of the Week. He will be the most added player in fantasy football this week. I am keeping Sammie Coates here this week because he put up another huge week in fantasy. Coates came up huge for the Steelers against the Jet and looks to be a WR to watch in the coming weeks. Add him if you are struggling for depth at WR and looking for someone to have big games Coates could be someone to take a look at.


Tight End

A position that can win or lose a matchup for you, and one of the most inconsistent positions in fantasy football if your last name is not Gronkowski. Here are my picks for the waiver wire this week.

ADD OF THE WEEK

Jacob Tamme, Falcons (11.5% owned) – He is a part of the best passing attack in the league. He is worth a look if you are struggling at TE and want an option for a big game or two. Ryan is on fire and this could prove to be a good pick in the long run.

Ladarius Green, Steelers (15% owned) – One of the most athletic TE’s in the league, Green is a pick and stash kind of player this week. His return is looking like it is happening in week 7 and with the Steelers dominating in the passing game; this could be a way that you take over your league in the coming weeks.


Defense

Unless you have one of the top defenses in the league, this position offers a very inconsistent amount of points week by week, but if you are really looking for a change here I have a couple of options for you. I kept my defenses the same this week as they are both solid adds for the upcoming weeks.

Dallas Cowboys (5% owned) – the Cowboys have been semi-impressive to start this season, but they will continue to get better as players come back from suspensions and they continue to grow in confidence. Keep tabs on this defense to possibly be a must start in the weeks to come.

Atlanta Falcons (5% owned) – Taking down the Broncos looked great for this defense this past week. The Falcon are surging and worth a look at defense.


Kicker

Kickers can also make or break your team, finding a kicker on a good team is key to scoring s solid 10 points a game.

Matt Bryant, Falcons (22% owned) – Bryant is the kicker for the best offense in the league, if he is not owned you better pick him up. He will score points every game because of the position his offense will put in him consistently.

Caleb Sturgis, Eagles (5% owned) – Sturgis is a part of a good Eagles team that has put some points up in recent weeks. Look for Sturgis to help his team score points and get you some help as well if you add him.

Let me know of any players you have added that have been successful for you this season or past seasons. Who has been your fantasy player of the year so far? I would love to hear your feedback!

About Caleb Rouse

Caleb Rouse is a blogger and sports enthusiast who is passionate about the NFL, the Barclays Premier League, and has a general love for all sports. Caleb was a college basketball player and graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a Master's in Education and his favorite teams are the Dallas Cowboys, Tottenham Hotspur, and the Pittsburgh Steelers.