For my 2018 Fantasy Football Week 6 waiver wire adds to make report, we’re going to have different goals for each position.
At the quarterback position, Drew Brees and Matthew Stafford have a bye. We have to find quarterbacks to swap in for them.
There’s not a lot of gems at the wide receiver or running back position, so we’re looking at adding depth to our rosters. Fortunately, there’s a handful of receivers and backs still worth adding.
For the tight end position, if you’re still trying to figure out how to replace Tyler Eifert or are disappointed with your current starter, there are two players available you can roll the dice on.
So for our 2018 Fantasy Football Week 6 waiver wire report, let’s jump right in and look at the quarterback position…
2018 Fantasy Football Week 6 Waiver Wire Adds to Make: Quarterbacks
C.J. Beathard, San Francisco 49ers
ESPN Ownership: 3.1%
If you have to go deep this week, Beathard is owned in less than 5% of ESPN leagues.
He has paired four touchdown passes with four interceptions, but he’s also averaging 45 passing attempts and 323 passing yards per game.
If he can limit the turnovers, his Fantasy stats will improve.
Blake Bortles, Jacksonville Jaguars
ESPN Ownership: 40%
I’ve loved owning Bortles in best ball leagues this season, but he’s been hard to trust in other formats.
But because he can be productive and is still probably on the waiver wire in your league, he could fill in for Stafford or Brees In Week 6.
The Cowboys rank in the top 20 for Fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks, so this is a decent matchup for Bortles. Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins just went to the IR, but the 26-year old quarterback has plenty of weapons to get the job done.
Bortles also adds sneaky value through rushing the ball.
He’s averaging 33.2 rushing yards per game and has one rushing touchdown on the season.
2018 Fantasy Football Week 6 Waiver Wire Adds to make: Running Backs
Ito Smith, Atlanta Falcons
ESPN Ownership: 1.6%
This is more of a deep play if you have the room on your bench, but I told everyone on the Just Fantasy newsletter that Smith was on my radar. In Week 5 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, he scored a rushing touchdown.
Now, it’s true his playing time will be limited with Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman in the mix.
However, Freeman has been injured this season and only appeared in two games. Coleman is only averaging 3.7 yards per carry, and even that number is inflated because of his 6.7 average from Week 2.
Smith’s touches will be limited going forward, but if Freeman or Coleman get hurt, expect a much larger workload.
Alfred Blue, Houston Texans
ESPN Ownership: 15.5%
Lamar Miller has only averaged 3.9 yards per carry this season, and he has yet to score a rushing touchdown.
He didn’t play in Week 5, which opened things up for Blue.
The 27-year old back didn’t do much on the ground (20 carries for 46 yards), but he did haul in eight passes for 73 yards.
Like Smith, this is a bit of a depth play. If Miller is healthy, the Texans are going to give him a few more shots to be the lead back.
But if gets hurt or can’t handle the workload, Blue is the next man up right now.
Nyheim Hines, Indianapolis Colts
ESPN Ownership: 46.9%
I’m still shocked to see Hines owned in under 50% of leagues.
Last week, I wrote a detailed report about Hines and why he needs to be on your team.
You can check it out, right here.
2018 Fantasy Football Week 6 Waiver Wire Adds to Make: Receivers
Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Green Bay Packers
ESPN Ownership: 3.2%
Without much of a rushing attack, Aaron Rodgers has attempted at least 40 passes in four out of five games.
That’s good news if you own his receivers.
In Week 5, Randall Cobb (hamstring) and Geronimo Allison (hamstring) were both on the sidelines. Davante Adams reportedly had a calf injury, but he was able to play and have an impressive performance.
But even with his 9-140-1 stat line, Valdes-Scantling made a Fantasy impact. Valdes-Scantling posted a 7-68-1 stat line, finishing Week 5 with 19.8 Fantasy points.
Hamstring issues are lingering, which makes the rookie receiver worth stashing away, especially if you already own Allison or Cobb.
Christian Kirk, Arizona Cardinals
ESPN Ownership: 11.4%
The offense is a mess, but Kirk could still rack up a large amount of receiving yards this year. Larry Fitzgerald is averaging just 35.2 receiving yards per game, and he has yet to find the end zone.
Kirk, meanwhile, has recorded two games with 85 or more receiving yards and caught a touchdown in Week 5 against the San Francisco 49ers.
He has a tough matchup against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 6, but he’s still one of the most exciting playmakers on the roster.
Keke Coutee, Houston Texans
ESPN Ownership: 19.6%
Bruce Ellington was placed on IR on Sept. 25, and Will Fuller is dealing with a hamstring injury. The Texans are running out of warm bodies to send out on the field, which makes Coutee worth adding to your roster.
In Week 4 against the Colts, Coutee hauled in 11 passes for 109 yards. In Week 5 against the Dallas Cowboys, he posted a 6-5-1-1 stat line.
2018 Fantasy Football Week 6 Waiver Wire Adds to Make: Tight Ends
Niles Paul, Jacksonville Jaguars
ESPN Ownership: 0%
As I mentioned earlier, Seferian-Jenkins is on IR.
In his absence, Paul caught seven passes for 65 yards in Week 5 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Who Bortles favors changes each week, but if you’re thin at the tight end position or need to replace Seferian-Jenkins, Paul could be worth adding.
Geoff Swaim, Dallas Cowboys
ESPN Ownership: 7.3%
Even though Dak Prescott is only averaging 192 passing yards per game, when he does throw the ball, he often looks for Swaim.
Outside of Week 2, Swaim has caught a minimum of three passes per game.
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