Ah, fantasy football is in the air and it's everyone's favorite day during the week leading up to the games, Waiver Wire Tuesday.

As we did last season I'll be breaking down the best players to add off the waiver wire to your fantasy football rosters on a weekly basis. Maybe there's an injury or a player who's just not performing up to expectations, dump them and find yourself a gem off the waiver wire that'll help you dominate.

Also, as a rule of thumb, if you're new to our weekly fantasy football column we don't look at players off the waiver wire who are owned in more than 50% of leagues and we use ESPN.

This week we continue on with the dreaded bye weeks but this week begins a trend us fantasy players hate to see, four teams will enjoy Sunday off. In addition, we've got a couple of players dealing with injuries, and we're going to need to replace them because some of them are going to miss a couple of weeks.

In addition, now would be a great time to think ahead a little bit. What I mean by this is a little planning can go a long way by looking to see which of your guys have bye-weeks coming up and grabbing someone who has a good match-up when your stud is chilling on his bye.

BYE WEEK: Oakland Raiders, Indianapolis Colts, Chicago Bears, Buffalo Bills

Happy hunting.

RUNNING BACKS:

Adrian Peterson, WSH @ MIA (48% Owned)

My goodness, I can't believe I'm advising you to pick up AND play a Washington Redskin with everything that's gone on with that team this season, dumpster fire. However, Adrian Peterson is playing the Miami Dolphins this week and the fins are allowing a league-worst 176 yards on the ground. AP might not be what he used to be but he could turn back the clock a bit this week in Miami.

 

WIDE RECEIVERS:

Auden Tate, CIN @ BAL (14% Owned)

With the John Ross III injury and A.J. Green still trying to work his way back into the Cinncinatti Bengals offense Tyler Boyd is the clear cut number one receiver but Auden Tate has stepped in as the number two. He didn't have a ton of production in week 5 but he garnered six targets and the all-important touchdown that pushed his fantasy total into the double-digit range. The Bengals will be facing a Baltimore Ravens defense that hasn't been stout against the pass as they've given up 280 pass yards per game which ranks them 29th in the league thus far. I think there'll be opportunities for Tate in this one in the Ravens secondary.

Mohamed Sanu, ATL @ ARI (43% Owned)

The Atlanta Falcons may be 1-4 on the season but it's not because their passing offense hasn't been able to produce this season as they're third in the league in passing yards per game with 313. Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley are the sexy names but don't sleep on Mohamed Sanu who is just steady in this Falcons offense as he's averaged about 6 catches per game and has produced double-digit fantasy points in four of five games this season. He's facing the Arizona Cardinals who allow 269 passing yards a game which ranks 24th in the league if you need a flex streamer this week Sanu would be a good pick.

 

TIGHT ENDS:

Chris Herndon, NYJ vs. DAL (12% Owned)

Fresh off a four-game suspension the New York Jets talented young tight end is returning this week just as Sam Darnold is from mono. Having Darnold back in the mix is going to help all the Jets skill position players and it'll be nice to have a reliable target in Herndon back to throw to as potentially another outlet valve next to Le'Veon Bell.

Hunter Henry, LAC (46% Owned)

Do you remember what I said above about looking and planning ahead and how that might be beneficial? Well, here's an example of that when it comes to Hunter Henry who has been doing some football activities over the past couple of weeks off to the side at practice. Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said that he was moving around pretty well and while I don't think there's a chance he plays this week against Pittsburgh there may be some hope for week 7 against the Titans. This would be a solid add and stash if you can swing it on your roster.

 

Best of luck in week six.

 

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