Week 6 Waiver Wire Pick-Ups



Jerick McKinnon

Last week was filled with speculative names to add and McKinnon may have taken a backseat to Murray initially, but Monday Night showed that McKinnon is the RB to own in Minnesota. McKinnon totaled 95 Rushing Yards and 51 Receiving Yards with 1 TD. Stats and ability showed an obvious separation between the two athletes and this should be McKinnon’s backfield going forward. Consider him a top waiver wire pick-up this week!

Elijah McGuire

The New York Daily News’ Manish Mehta expects rookie RB Elijah McGuire to handle a “heavy workload” in Week 6 against the Patriots with both Bilal Powell and Matt Forte expected to miss. The Rookie RB will see New England in Week 6. The Patriots are giving up the most Fantasy PPG to opposing RBs this season and McGuire should easily slide into a solid RB2 category for this contest. Consider McG another solid pick-up for Week 6!

Marlon Mack

Mack totaled 91 Rushing Yards on 9 Attempts, also adding a TD in the OT Victory for Indy. With Frank Gore at 34 and the Colts realistically going no-where this season, you would expect them to move forward and see what they have in the Rookie RB. The touch total split still tipped in Gore’s favor with 14, but we expect this ratio to slide more and more Mack’s way. We recommend picking him up should your roster be able to handle the depth.

Orleans Darkwa/Shane Vereen/Wayne Gallman

Don’t run out and get these guys, but something to have in the back of your mind … The absence of the Giants trio of WRs creates an interesting opportunity for each of the NYG RBs. Gallman is likely owned, however Darkwa and Vereen provide potential moving forward as this offense will severely have to change their strategy. The Giants face the gauntlet moving forward playing Denver, Seattle then having a Bye, so we would bump these guys pretty far down on your priority list.

Sterling Shepard

Bam! Just like that Sterling Shepard is the primo WR1 in New York as both OBJ and Marshall were hit with season-ending injuries. Consider Shepard one of those mid-season pick-ups that could actually make a difference for you week-in and week-out for the remainder of the season as he will see a boat-load of volume. This team has just went from bad to worse, but Shepard will emerge as a major beneficiary along the way. Pick him up!


Mike Wallace

Wallace is your typical boom-or-bust candidate and even more risky being part of a shaky Baltimore Offense, however should you need a bye week replacement during the mid-season, he may provide the home run opportunity similar to his Week 5 performance, where he totaled 3 Receptions on 3 Targets for 133 Receiving Yards.

Nelson Agholor

Similar to Mike Wallace above, Agholor is another tough name to trust and probably burnt a small percentage of your fantasy league in his early career. That said, Agholor has began the season with a bang, totaling 266 Yards and 3 TDs so far. Wentz and the Philly Offense is putting some points on the board and Agholor will stand to benefit from these outbursts. In Week 5, he grabbed 4 Receptions for 93 Yards and 1 TD. He isn’t popped with a bunch of targets as he averages 4.6 Targets Per Game in 2017, but consider him another “hail mary” option for you during these bye week replacements.

Albert Wilson

With Chris Conley suffering likely a season-ending achilles injury, Wilson will start opposite of Tyreek Hill. While Wilson still is #4 on the totem poll behind Hunt, Kelce and Hill, he is worth owning in Conley’s absence. Wilson also left Week 5 with a leg injury, but should be fine for Week 6.

Ed Dickson

Dickson had a monster game in Week 5, totaling 175 Yards on 5 Receptions. The Tight End position has been a nightmare so far this season and we view it as a “get production where you can find it.” Dickson will come back to reality, but with productive back-to-back games, it provides some proof and stability that he can be a start-able option for fantasy owners going forward.

Jordan and Michael Tozzi were 2013's Most Accurate Fantasy Football Experts in the nation. Owners of LegionReport.com

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