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Week 6 Waiver Wire Targets

Week 5, Pierre ThomasWe’re now going into the third week of byes, and things are probably starting to look pretty thin out there on your league’s waiver wire.  Now is a time to do some digging, possibly take some chances, and keep your eyes open. Here’s a look at some players to target on the Week 6 waiver wire. Good luck!

Pierre Thomas (RB, Saints)

It’s always hard to put much fantasy stock in New Orleans running backs. However, Thomas is showing that he’s worth a roster spot. He’s seen a greater number of carries with Ingram out with a toe injury and he’s been very involved in the passing game. While you’d think Sproles would be seeing those targets, it’s a boon for Thomas to see that he can perform big in the passing game as he did in Week 5. He’s worth picking up and if Ingram remains out in Week 6, he’ll be a great play.  He’s owned in 15.5% of ESPN leagues, so he’s out there.

Alshon Jeffery (WR, Bears)

This is a toss in because he’s likely not available in your league, but you have to get him if he is. The second year receiver was highly hyped in the offseason, but hasn’t had much production here at the beginning of the season. Those days could be behind him as he’s seemed to jive much better with QB Jay Cutler in recent weeks. Huge upside here and you should get him if he’s available.

Justin Blackmon (WR, Jaguars)

Blackmon returned from suspension in Week 5 and came up big. He played a huge role on the struggling Jags offense as he put up 5 receptions on 9 targets for 136 yards and a TD. Jacksonville is a dumpster fire, so it’s hard to trust much from anyone on that offense. That said, the perceived multi-faceted threat of MJD, Shorts, and Blackmon could be enough to start digging out of basement. Oh yeah, they have no QB worth mentioning….regardless, Blackmon is still available in 80% of ESPN leagues and he’s a great add. Go get him.

Terrance Williams (WR, Cowboys)

There were a lot of yards to be had by Cowboys receivers in Week 5. Regardless, Williams has been seeing a growing role in the Dallas offense and has stepped up in the absence of Miles Austin. He’s had 11 receptions in the last two weeks and has put up great numbers. He’s only owned in 1% of ESPN leagues, and he could be a great play if Austin misses additional time.

Rueben Randle (WR, Giants)

See the trend? Unexpected wide receivers that produced big in Week 5 are the hot commodity this week. The Giants are in the dumps this season, but the offense shows flashes and when Eli Manning isn’t throwing picks he has to occasionally find somebody (Sorry, Giants fans). Surprisingly, Randle led all Giants receivers in targets in Week 5 as he piled up 6 catches on 13 targets for 96 yards and 2 TDs. You have to figure the household names of Cruz and Nicks will be targets of choice on most weeks, but it’s nice to see that Randle can step up with big game potential. He’s available in 45% of ESPN leagues, so there’s a decent chance that you could pick him up.

Charles Clay (TE, Dolphins)

Clay is a repeat to the list, but he’s worth noting because he’s only owned in 28% of ESPN leagues. He’s had a enough solid production to show that his success is no fluke, and the chemistry between him and QB Tannehill has been noticeably improving. The Dolphins are on a bye in Week 6, so he can’t help you this week. However, you should grab him while you can if he’s still free in your league.


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Kelly Smelser is Owner/Senior Writer for Punch Drunk Wonderland and PDFantasy Sports. Architect of the PDW fantasy football world and general spinster of NFL and Fantasy Football news and analysis. Long walks on the beach, sunsets, and other such niceties are also fine...