Waiver Wire Watch: Week 6
It is crazy to think that we’re already five weeks into the season. Week 6 brings with it the return of our old fantasy nuisance - bye weeks. The Falcons, Jets, Saints, and 49ers all have off next week. Fortunately, aside from a few elite running backs like Alvin Kamara and Cordarrelle Patterson (*wink*), this won’t be the most costly of fantasy bye weeks. But it will serve as a good reminder, and good practice, for us to all be mindful of these breaks in the season when it comes to constructing our rosters. There are a few bye weeks-inspired pickups below, as well as the standard waiver-wire options. Good luck, and don’t give up hope if your season is off to a rough start. There is a lot of season left to go, and this is a game built on second chances. Or fourth chances (looking at you, Mason Crosby).
Recommendations are based on a PPR-scoring, four-point passing touchdown, 12-team league, with roster percentages coming from Yahoo. Typically, we will not be writing up players who are rostered in over 50% of leagues. We may include them on the lists, though, as a friendly reminder to scan your waiver wire for those names. Free agent budget recommendations are based on a standard $100 budget for the season. I try to mention when a player is a better streaming play (short-term/one-week starter) versus a long-term addition. Lastly, the great John Paulsen will edit this article every week and adjust rankings (and prices, starting next week), if necessary. Essentially, you’re getting two minds collaborating on this piece instead of one, so lucky you.
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