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Fantasy Football: Week 6 Waiver Wire Report

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Canadian wide receiver Chase Claypool has been a beast today against the Philadelphia Eagles. Can he keep it going in week 6? That Sports Guy believes he can.

By Craig Forrestal

It is Week 6 and we still have no IDEA what is going on in the NFL! The Jets, Patriots, and Titans have altered fantasy plans for a lot of teams over the last 10 days. Those 3 teams have had positive tests for the Coronavirus leading to a variety of ‘quarantine scenarios’ for every team. This has forced games to be rescheduled and leaving, fantasy, and real-life NFL, teams in sticky situations as they will need to adjust. However, the silver lining is here at Draft Diamonds we got you covered for your quick roster reshuffle. Let us take a look at what is sitting on the Waiver Wire for you this week.

Week 6 Waiver Wire Report

  • Chase Claypool/ WR/ Pittsburgh Steelers: Who is the WR1 in Pittsburgh? Is it Diontae Johnson? Is it JuJu Smith-Schuster? Is it Chase Claypool? I thought it was going to be Johnson as he was a popular pick to break out this season; including in my Steelers Fantasy Preview. However, we need to pay more attention to the DK Metcalf clone that is Chase Claypool. Claypool has shown big-play ability earlier this season as he scored a long TD against Denver. Claypool should be rostered as he was heavily targeted once Johnson left with an injury. If Johnson is out Week 6 fire Claypool up again but don’t expect 3 receiving TDs with 110 yards on 7 catches plus a rushing TD again. He saw 11 targets while no other Steelers receiver saw more than 5. Next 3: Browns, @ Titans and @ Ravens
  • Travis Fulgham/ WR/ Philadelphia Eagles: Old Dominion, stand up! Before settling in with Philadelphia, Fulgham spent time with Detroit and Green Bay. 13 targets for 10 catches and 152 yards plus 1 TD in Week 5. One again, Old Dominion, stand up! The Eagles WR room is big-time hurt but they may start to get some guys back and how that impacts Fulgham long-term is undetermined as of now. But you better believe he’s played his way into a role until the WR room is healthy. Once the WR room is healthy we will have to see what happens, but consider this an extended audition. Carson Wentz seems to like Fulgham as they’ve connected for a TD in back-to-back weeks. No Eagles receiving option saw more than 6 targets this week besides Fulgham. Next 3: Ravens, Giants and Cowboys 
  • JD McKissic/ RB/ Washington Football Team: I’m not thrilled about nominating “Smooches” but hey if you’re RB trapped/desperate and play in a PPR format then he’s worth a look. He could become a big factor in the passing game with Alex Smith and/or Kyle Allen taking snaps as the check down should become a prevalent option in this offense. 8 targets for 6 catches and 46 yards was his Week 5 stat line and in Week 6 he gets the Giants. Again, if you’re desperate “Smooches” is better than a lot of other options currently on the wire. Next 3: @ Giants, Cowboys and Bye
  • Alexander Mattison/ RB/ Minnesota Vikings: This one is entirely dependent on the health of Dalvin Cook and the Fantasy Doctors will keep updated throughout the week. Once Cook exited the game Mattison handled serious work. Mattison handled 20 carries for 112 yards and 3 catches for 24 yards. Mattison comes with serious upside should Cook miss time; possibly pushing Top 10 Weekly Fantasy Rankings at the RB position. I’d expect Cook to sit this week considering it is the Falcons and the Vikings go on Bye Week 7. Next 3: Falcons, Bye and @ Packers
  • Andy Dalton/ QB/ Dallas Cowboys: Andy Dalton has made it to the playoffs a handful times, been to 3 Pro Bowls and has a career season average of approximately 3500 yards with 23 TDs and 16 INTs. While he isn’t going to light the world on fire with explosive play this is the best supporting cast he has ever had and he has a RB better than most in Ezekiel Elliott. The Cowboys will need to score points to compete as their defense is almost nonexistent. He’s not Dak Prescott but he’s plenty capable. Consider Dalton a streaming option for Week 6 against a potentially sizzling Monday Night matchup with Arizona. Next 3: Cardinals, @ Washington Football Team and @ Eagles
  • Robert Tonyan/ TE/ Green Bay Packers: Tonyan was mentioned last week after he went off on Monday Night Football against Atlanta. He may have been left on waivers given how the Packers are coming off a bye. He has 13 catches for 173 yards and 5 TD. While he is sure to experience some TD regression, Aaron Rodgers needs trusted playmakers in the passing game as so many injuries are shuffling guys in and out of the lineup. Tonyan is a phenomenal athlete that is new to the TE position as he was a QB and WR at Indiana State. His athletic ability makes him an interesting option for Rodgers; especially as there are rumblings that Tonyan is a ‘George Kittle type’ in the making after training with him in the off-season. Next 3: @ Buccaneers, @ Texans and Vikings
  • Brandin Cooks/ WR/ Houston Texans: Are we chasing points here or is this the start of what many were expecting when they heard of a Deshaun Watson to Brandin Cooks combination? I’m not sure but I know when you are almost half of Deshaun Watson’s passing yards and get 12 targets from him I pay attention. Cooks was electric as he had 8 catches for 161 yards and 1 TD. Before Week 5, Cooks had been held to 25 yards or less in 3 of 5 games this season. Is this the result of Bill O’Brien being let go? Can we expect Cooks to regain his form as a constant Top 30 WR? Only time will tell, so don’t go broke for Cooks but don’t miss out either. Next 3: @ Titans, Packers and Bye
  • Justin Herbert/ QB/ LA Chargers: I mentioned previously that Pep Hamilton needs to be talked about more for the job he has down with his young QB since taking over for Tyrod Taylor. Herbert has thrown for at least 264 yards in every game with a TD. That is his floor and we have seen his ceiling can creep into 300+ yards passing with multiple TDs. Herbert goes on Bye Week 6, but gets Jacksonville in Week 7. Next 3: Bye, Jaguars and @ Broncos. Here are Herbert’s Yahoo! Fantasy Points By Week:
    • Week 2: Kansas City: 22.24
    • Week 3: Carolina: 14.70
    • Week 4: @ Tampa Bay: 23.00
    • Week 5: @ New Orleans: 27.36

Potential Waiver Wire Traps:

  • Henry Ruggs/ WR/ Las Vegas Raiders 

Make Sure They’re Not Available:

  • James White/ RB/ New England Patriots 
  • Mike Gesicki/ TE/ Miami Dolphins 
  • Laviska Shenault/ WR/ Jacksonville Jaguars 
  • Chase Edmonds/ RB/ Arizona Cardinals 
  • Damien Harris/ RB/ New England Patriots 
  • Tee Higgins/ WR/ Cincinnati Bengals 
  • Mecole Hardman/ Kansas City Chiefs 
  • Justin Jackson/ RB/ LA Chargers

QB Streams:

  • Matthew Stafford/ Detroit Lions (Week 6: @ Jaguars, Week 7: @ Falcons)
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick/ Miami Dolphins (Week 6: Jets, Week 7: Chargers)
  • Kirk Cousins/ Minnesota Vikings (Week 6: Falcons)
  • Andy Dalton/ Dallas Cowboys (Week 6: Cardinals)

Cuff ‘Em Up:

  • Latavius Murray/ New Orleans Saints
  • Tony Pollard/ Dallas Cowboys 
  • Alexander Mattison/ Minnesota Vikings
  • Benny Snell & Anthony McFarland/ Pittsburgh Steelers 
  • Jordan Wilkins & Nyheim Hines/ Indianapolis Colts 
  • Brian Hill/ Atlanta Falcons 
  • Travis Homer/ Seattle Seahawks 
  • Gus Edwards/ Baltimore Ravens 
  • Giovani Bernard/ Cincinnati Bengals 
  • Jamaal Williams & AJ Dillon/ Green Bay Packers 
  • Duke Johnson/ Houston Texans 
  • Darrel Williams/ Kansas City Chiefs 
  • Devontae Booker/ Las Vegas Raiders 

It Might Be Early But…

  • Matt Breida/ RB/ Miami Dolphins 
  • Preston Williams/ WR/ Miami Dolphins 
  • Jacoby Brissett/ QB/ Indianapolis Colts
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