Players To Target On Waivers, Going Into Week 6
With five weeks in the books, dynasty owners are starting to see how this season is going to go. Some owners are undefeated and looking towards the playoffs. Other owners are win less and are looking towards next season. The rest are in between deciding what they want to do for the rest of the season, go for it or not. How you look at your team for the rest of the season will cause you to add for the near future or next season.
Below i’m going to go over each offensive position, quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight ends in dynasty. Then tell you who should be added going into week 6. I’m going to use My Fantasy League for this article, but these suggestions should apply to other formats too. Lets dive into the waiver wire.
He hadn’t made the waiver percentage yet on My Fantasy League for week 6, but I’m expecting him to once waivers run.
With all of the injuries to quarterbacks this season, i’m guessing that not much is left. The player i’m going to highlight is Steelers undrafted rookie quarterback, Devlin Hodges. He came in for starting quarterback Mason Rudolph, who was knocked out with a concussion, by Ravens safety Early Thomas. There’s no official word on who’s going to start, but i’m going to guess that it will be Hodges. Hodges ended with 68 yards passing on 7 of 9 attempts and nearly lead the Steelers to an upset win, again Baltimore. With Josh Allen, Chase Daniel, Jacoby Brissett, and Derek Carr on bye, dynasty owners might have to dig deep and grab Hodges or trade for a quarterback. I know i’m in this position in one of my dynasty leagues, it’s rough! Here’s what Draft Diamonds has on Devlin Hodges (https://www.nfldraftdiamonds.com)
He hadn’t made the waiver percentage yet on My Fantasy League for week 6, but i’m expecting him to once waivers run.
The player i’m going to highlight from this list is Giants rookie running back, Jon Hilliman. With week 5 starter, Wayne Gallman, in the concussion protocol and the Giants playing on Thursday night, I don’t think Gallman will be cleared in time. Yes, i’m aware Saquon Barkley is shooting to play on Thursday, against the Patriots. If Barkley plays or not, for those who are in need of running back help, Hillman is worth and add, but not a recommended start. Here’s some additional information, via Rotoworld, on Hillman.
Free agent running back, Jay Ajayi is also someone who should be owned. If you add him, you’re hoping he signs somewhere he can have an impact.
Former Buffalo Bills wide receiver, Zay Jones, was traded to the Oakland Raiders on Monday night, for a 2021 fifth round pick. He’s someone i’d add if he’s available or trade for, as he should slide in as the Raiders number two receiver, opposite Tyrell Williams. With Jones out of Buffalo, this opens up more playing time for, four year pro, Duke Williams. Duke, started and played 51 snaps, in week 5, which was his most of the season. He’s someone that should be added in all dynasty leagues.
The player I’m going to highlight out of this list is Jeremy Sprinkle. This third year tight end is seeing more playing time with Jordan Reed and Vernon Davis in the concussion protocol. Through five weeks, he’s played in 35.6 % of the teams offensive snaps and has 7 receptions for 75 yards on 12 targets. With the Redskins changing head coaches, Sprinkle might continue to be more involved. He’s a nice end of roster add in dynasty leagues.
Hopefully you’re able to find some pieces that you can add to your dynasty team, regardless of your current record. Now is also a good time to see if the rookies on your taxi squad are still worth stashing. Always remember to check your waiver wire(s) every week, even if you think there isn’t anything worth adding because you never know. Good luck in week 6!