Who are some of the top Dynasty Week 6 Waiver Wire Adds?
Covid-19 has impacted the NFL’s regular season schedule for the second week in a row. In light of this, dynasty players need to be more flexible and rely on roster depth more than ever before. Opportunity is what dynasty players should look for when considering who to add off the week 6 waiver wire. Below I list some deep dynasty waiver wire adds you to target this week. If you missed my week 5 adds click here.
Week 5 Stats: 9 completions on 17 attempts, 37 passing yards, 0 touchdowns, 1 rush for 1 yard.
Season Stats: 9 completions on 17 attempts, 37 passing yards, 0 touchdowns, 1 rush for 1 yard.
Alex Smith – QB, WSH
While his stats in relief of starting quarterback Kyle Allen don’t look great, head coach Ron Rivera stuck with him even after Allen was medically cleared to return from a head injury. That tells me a lot in regards to who could be starting in future weeks. Kyle Allen was named the starter for week 6 against the New York Giants, but Smith should get his shot this season. For now, Smith should be added to your watchlist.
Week 5 Stats: 1 rush for 3 yards, 6 receptions, 46 yards, 8 targets, snap% 50
Season Stats: 19 rushes, 75 yards, 17 receptions, 124 yards, 0 touchdowns, 25 targets, snap% 49
J.D. McKissic – RB, WSH
He’s only had one week of decent production (Week 2), when he had 8 carries for 53 yards. However, after that rushing performance he switched gears, becoming more involved in the passing game for Washington. I do believe that Alex Smith will be starting in the near future and he will need to keep targeting McKissic. If J.D. is available and you need help at running back in a PPR league, he makes a great add off the week 6 waiver wire. I see him as a flex play or a low end RB2 for the remainder of the season.
Week 5 Stats: 4 receptions, 61 yards, 0 touchdowns, 6 targets, snap% 79
Season Stats: 4 receptions, 61 yards, 0 touchdowns, 6 targets, snap% 29
Tyler Johnson – WR, TB
On Thursday night the Buccaneers entered their game with none of their top wide receivers at 100% health. Mike Evans was battling an ankle injury, Chris Godwin was out with a hamstring, Scott Miller battled through a hip and groin injuries, and Justin Watson was out with a chest injury. With all of those injuries atop the depth chart someone needed to catch passes at wide receiver. Hello my name is….Tyler Johnson. The rookie hadn’t been targeted before this week’s game. He’s someone that you can add to your watch list and see what he does in their next game, against the Packers. If you have room on your taxi squad then you could consider adding him.
Week 5 Stats: 10 receptions, 152 yards, 1 touchdown, 13 targets, snap% 78
Season Stats: 12 receptions, 209 yards, 2 touchdowns, 16 targets, snap% 23
Travis Fulgham – WR, PHI
He’s someone I talked about in my waiver article last week. Those who took my recommendation were rewarded nicely with his week 5 performance. Again, I’m looking at deep dynasty adds and if Fulgham is still available he’s definitely worth an add and should be at or near the top of your add list. The Eagles play the Baltimore Ravens next and again will need to throw to keep up.
Week 5 Stats: 5 receptions, 44 yards, 0 touchdowns, 6 targets, snap% 46
Season Stats: 6 receptions, 47 yards, 1 touchdown, 8 targets, snap% 19
Cameron Brate – TE, TB
Brate is someone I talked briefly about in my waiver wire article last week. Brate could see an increased workload until the team’s banged up wide receiver core gets healthy. Also working in Cameron’s favor is that quarterback Tom Brady really wanted to find a way to get him on the field more. It showed, as Brady targeted him six times, tied for the second most on the day with Gronk and Johnson. If you’re in a tight end premium league then Brate is worth an add. Otherwise, he’s someone that I’m adding to my watch list to see how he does in next week’s game.
Week 5 Stats: 5 receptions, 33 yards, 0 touchdowns, 6 targets, snap% 45
Season Stats: 7 receptions, 49 yards, 0 touchdowns, 11 targets, snap% 18
Trey Burton – TE, IND
While you might think he’s the number three tight end, he’s actually performing like the team’s number two, behind Mo Alie-Cox. Jack Doyle hasn’t done anything since his decent Week 1 performance. Since Week 4, the Colts have been using more tight end sets with all the injuries to their wide receivers. The hard part is divining which TE will be usable on a weekly basis. If you’re in a tight end premium league, or need a bye week fill in, Burton could be an option.
Others To Consider
Andy Dalton – QB, DAL
With starting quarterback Dak Prescott suffering a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle, the “Red Rifle” will be the Cowboys’ quarterback for the remainder of the season. How big of a signing was that by Dallas? After the Dak injury Dalton came in and threw for 111 yards while completing nine of eleven pass attempts. He should be owned in dynasty leagues. However, if he isn’t and you need quarterback help or are in a two quarterback league then he is your top Week 6 waiver wire add. I can see Dalton on the QB1/2 line with how the Dallas offense is operating.
Alexander Mattison – RB, MIN
He should be owned in most dynasty leagues, but if not he’d be my first or second waiver add depending on team need. We don’t know the availability of starting running back of Dalvin Cook, but if you own Cook you should doing all you can to acquire Mattison. If Mattison does start for Cook, he’d be an RB1.
They combined for 8 attempts for 66 yards, 5 receptions for 31 yards. With the Raiders on a bye next week, I’d add them to your watch lists if you need running back help. Out of their bye week they play Tampa Bay.
Jeff Smith – WR, NYJ
I talked about Smith in last weeks article and he once again was targeted a lot by his quarterback, this time it was Joe Flacco. He was the most targeted wide receiver on the Jets with eleven. That was one more than Jamison Crowder got on Sunday. If he’s still available I would put in a claim on him.
** Be sure to checkout Kyle Bellefeuil’s IDP waiver wire article over at IDP Guys **