Welcome to the Week 6 waiver wire, where I will be highlighting players that are available in less than 50-percent of leagues. These are the players you want to get on your team. There are mentions of radar guys as well. You shouldn’t pull the trigger now, but keep an eye on them. Percentages are based on ESPN leagues.
Week 6 Waiver Wire Quarterbacks
Trey Lance, SF (35-percent)
Trey Lance didn’t dominate, but he didn’t fall flat on his face either. Lance threw for 192-yards and no touchdowns with one interception. He also ran for 89-yards on 16 carries to secure his floor from falling completely out. Also, Lance shows that he has a high upside and is just waiting to get the call to be the full-time starter for the 49ers.
Taylor Heinicke, WFT (12.5-percent)
Taylor Heinicke was not spectacular against the Saints, but he has demonstrated he can be a top-15 performer at quarterback. Heinicke was a QB13 before entering the game against New Orleans. Also, he adds to his yardage total by being a runner at the position as well. Heinicke has the seventh-most rushing yards as a quarterback entering the competition. He has the Chiefs next week.
Sam Darnold (CAR), Carson Wentz (IND), Justin Fields (CHI)
Week 5 Waiver Wire Running Backs
Devontae Booker, NYG (3.8-percent)
Saquon Barkley suffered a strange ankle injury when he stepped on Jordan Lewis’ foot, causing it to twist. Barkley’s ankle swelled, and he was carted off the field. It is unclear whether or how much time Barkley will miss, so Booker becomes a must-add for Barkley managers. Against the Cowboys, he had 19 touches for 58-yards and two touchdowns. The Giants do have tough matchups against the Rams and Panthers in the next two weeks.
Alex Collins, SEA (42-percent)
Alex Collins’ volume depends on the health of Chris Carson. Collins had 17 touches for 72-yards against a stout Rams front. Look for Collins to eat up the touches as long as Carson is on the mend. He is a must-add for any Carson manager, as we have seen Carson’s inability to remain healthy. The Seahawks have a difficult matchup against the Steelers next week.
Khalil Herbert, CHI (4.6-percent)
Khalil Herbert had just as much of a role as Damien Williams subbing for David Montgomery. Herbert out-carried Williams 18-16 and rushed for 75-yards. Herbert is not a must-add at this point, but certainly, managers should keep an eye on it.
Mark Ingram (HOU), Samaje Perine (CIN), Rhamondre Stevenson (NE)
Week 6 Waiver Wire Wide Receivers
Kadarius Toney, NYG (10.7-percent)
With Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton out with injury, Toney came down with ten receptions for 189-yards on 13 targets. The rest of his day saw him attempt a pass and align in the Wildcat. Kenny Golladay exited the game with a knee injury, and Toney showed he is capable of more load than his previous contests demonstrated. The Giants face the Rams next week.
Tim Patrick, DEN (29.8-percent)
Tim Patrick was heavily involved in the Broncos offense. Patrick caught seven passes for 89-yards on nine targets against the Steelers. With both Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler out, Patrick has gotten the targets, and he has made the most with them. His value should continue into Week 6 against the Raiders.
Rondale Moore, ARI (38.2-percent)
Rondale Moore nearly disappeared in Week 3 and 4 after having just five receptions for 29-yards total. In Week 3 against Jacksonville, he caught two passes for a yard. Yes, a single yard. Moore returned in Week 5, catching five passes for 59 yards and having three carries for another 38. He nearly missed on a touchdown when the side of his foot stepped out of bounds at the one-yard line.
Randall Cobb (GB), Jalen Reagor (PHI), Josh Gordon (KC), Marquez Callaway (NO)
Week 6 Waiver Wire Tight Ends
Dan Arnold, JAX (1.3-percent)
The Jacksonville Jaguars traded for Dan Arnold, and he has been a feature in their offense. Arnold led the team in targets (8), receptions (6), and yards (64). As he progresses and finds his way into this offense, look for him to be a breakout tight end for the rest of the season.
CJ Uzomah, CIN (4.8-percent)
CJ Uzomah is capable of big games, as we saw in Week 4. In Week 5, Uzomah saw just two targets, but the Bengals face the Lions next week. Although the Lions were solid against the tight end over the last two weeks, the first three showed us mismatches can be found against this secondary.
Mo Alie Cox (IND), Jack Doyle (IND), Zach Ertz (PHI), Ricky Seals-Jones (WTF), Hunter Henry (NE), David Njoku (CLE)
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