Fantasy Football: G’s Week Six Waiver Wire Tuesday Pick-Up’s
Welcome to Wavier Wire Tuesday, week six edition.
The 2018 season is still in its early stages and already there are many questions that you need answers to when it comes to your lineup. This week we continue with the dreaded bye weeks in the NFL, luckily there are still only two teams on a bye this week: New Orleans Saints and Detroit Lions.
The bye weeks will test your fantasy teams depth, your savvy of the waiver wire and your foresight to the weeks ahead.
Now, it's time to see which players I'm targetting this week on your waiver wires, as we've talked about, the waiver wire when used correctly, can be a deadly weapon to the success of your season.
The choice is yours and yours alone. Choose wisely, my friends.
Corey Clement/Wendell Smallwood (PHI, Owned in 28% / 7.7% of ESPN Leagues)
I'm giving you a two for one package deal on this one. The Philadelphia Eagles haven't been playing as well as many of us thought they would this year and have had to overcome some injuries to their skill position players. Running back Jay Ajayi was just placed on injured reserve so that means these two guys will be given more of an opportunity to spread their wings and fly so to speak. Clement did not play last week but he should be good to go on Thursday night against the New York Giants this week. Smallwood has played well when he's gotten an opportunity, it'll be interesting to see who gets the majority of the production, there's every chance that it'll be split. Add and enjoy in this match-up against the Giants.
Alfred Morris (SF, Owned in 50% of ESPN Leagues)
First, it was Jerick McKinnon, then Jimmy Garapolo, and now the San Fransisco 49ers will seemingly be without their new starting running back Matt Brieda with an ankle injury. Unlike McKinnon and Garapolo, Brieda should be able to return in a week or two but head coach Kyle Shanahan said he'd be doubtful to play this week on Monday Night against the Green Bay Packers. So, the team turns to their veteran backup who had a nice game with an extended workload last week in Alfred Morris. He racked up 61 yards on 18 carries and caught three passes for 30 yards. If you're part of the other 50% of leagues who don't have Morris rostered, roster him and give him a play this week against Green Bay if you need a running back.
Jamaal Charles (JAX, Owned in 0% of ESPN Leagues)
Are you looking for a guy who will be readily available in every single one of your leagues? This is rare but we've got one that'll have an almost immediate impact in former Pro-Bowler Jamaal Charles. He came to terms with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Tuesday as the team was desperate to add some established depth behind T.J. Yeldon. Starter Leonard Fournette will be out at least one more week with a hamstring injury and youngster Corey Grant just landed on IR with a foot injury. Now, Charles isn't going to play a big role, unless Yeldon goes down, but let's not assume that, he'll be in a backup role but should see some snaps in order to spell Yeldon every so often.
Keke Coutee (HOU, Owned in 20% of ESPN Leagues)
Keke, do you love me? Sorry, I couldn't resist... Okay, now that I've got that out of my system lets talk about this young receiver. I saw the Houston Texans utilize this guy in a multitude of different ways on Sunday night and he seems like a tough kid. He posted 14.4 fantasy points last week with six catches on seven targets for 51 yards and his first career NFL touchdown. The Texans are putting the ball up in the air at an average of 38 times per game so there are plenty of opportunities to go around for these Houston wide-outs.
Ryan Grant (IND, Owned in 23.6% of ESPN Leagues)
Grant had himself a decent little game last week when he caught six of nine targets for 58 yards against the New England Patriots. This week, he gets another crack at an AFC East opponent when the Colts travel to the New York Jets and a secondary that hasn't been anything to write home about this season. The Colts number one receiver T.Y. Hilton missed last week and wasn't on the field for the team's workout on Monday, that's of course not a good sign for him. However, if Hilton misses more action it'll bode well for Grant's value.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling (GB, Owned in 3% of ESPN Leagues)
The Green Bay Packers left themselves a little thin at the veteran wide receiver position when they let Jordy Nelson go in favor of paying Jimmy Graham. Right now, that lack of veteran depth has hurt them a little bit, two of the three vets that they've got were inactive on Sunday where the only one playing was Devonte Adams. That meant, a lot of rookie wide-out Marquez Valdes-Scantling and he looked like a rookie at times but still came away with a solid fantasy day. Valdes-Scantling hauled in seven of ten targets from quarterback Aaron Rodgers for 68 yards and his first career touchdown. Both Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison have been dealing with hamstring injuries and Allison has a concussion to boot. Those are injuries that take a little while to get over, there should be more opportunity for this young receiver to make an impression on the Packers offense moving forward.
Best of luck in week six!