Owners of losing records are feeling the pressure. The right pickup on the Fantasy Football Week 6 waiver wire may help alleviate some of that stress. The upside to the recent rash of NFL injuries is that there are some good options on the waiver wire. The downside is seeing someone else grab them and ruin the rest of your season.
Wide receivers dominate the fantasy football recommendations for Week 6. There are some really great options out there that can not only be your bye week fill-in, but your season starter. Wide receiver seems to be the most inconsistent position in fantasy football, so the way I see it is that you can never have enough help on your bench.
Danny Amendola, St. Louis Rams – Well if you were like me, you were feeling pretty good about your Mark Clayton pickup up until about 1:30 this past Sunday. Clayton was turning into this season’s Sidney Rice as a top 10 undrafted wide receiver. Clayton went down for the season and Amendola immediately stepped into Sam Bradford’s comfort zone. He is tied for third among wideouts with 33 receptions and was targeted 19 times on Sunday. The jury is still out as to whether he and Bradford will develop the same kind of chemistry that Clayton and Bradford had. Yet at the end of the day, he should be on the top of anyone’s list this week who needs a wide receiver.
[adinserter block=”2″]Roy E. Williams, Dallas Cowboys – See last week!
Anthony Armstrong, Washington Redskins – I didn’t have high hopes for Donovan McNabb going into the season, but he is putting up yards. Defenses are starting to key in on Santana Moss and Chris Cooley, leaving Anthony Armstrong open with opportunities. It appears that McNabb and Armstrong have the potential to develop a DeSean Jackson-McNabb connection. McNabb would just throw it long and deep in Philly and Jackson would go up and get it. That appears to be the game plan in Washington. I don’t know about Armstrong week to week, but against weak pass defenses he could be dangerous.
Mike Sims-Walker, Jacksonville Jaguars – Stop me if you heard this one before. I have to admit, I was really surprised to see MSW available in two of my leagues. It appears that the competition from Trent Edwards has sparked something in David Garrard. Yes it was Buffalo, but Garrard and MSW seemed to regain some of that lost magic of past seasons. It appears from looking at Mike Sims-Walker’s season thus far that he is a good play against bad defense but isn’t worth a start against any of the top 20 passing defenses. With games against Houston and Dallas coming up, MSW could be a sneaky sleeper and a great waiver wire pickup if you can grab him.
Kenny Britt, Tennessee Titans – Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice…well you know how it goes. He is out there in a few leagues and guess what? He is quietly putting up some nice numbers. He has had a touchdown in each of his last three games which is more than some highly ranked preseason wide receivers like Ochocinco and Randy Moss can say. He’s got Jacksonville, Philadelphia, and San Diego coming up, all of whom have subpar passing defenses. He won’t be as available as some of the other guys on this list, but if he is than take him.
[adinserter block=”1″]Steve Johnson, Buffalo Bills – I did a double take when I looked at Johnson’s numbers before writing this blog. I knew he was producing, but I didn’t realize how good he has been since Ryan Fitzpatrick took over the offense in Buffalo. Johnson has four touchdowns in all of Fitzpatrick’s starts. There is something there between these two guys. He is on a bye week so if you are looking for immediate help, he isn’t your man. He is really shining as the number three wide receiver in Buffalo. The only caution here is that the Bills have a real rough schedule coming up (not that any schedule isn’t a rough schedule for the Bills). If it weren’t for games against Baltimore, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Minnesota coming up I’d rank him higher.
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