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Week 6 Waiver Wire Targets

Week 6 is here and we have a few big injuries that will be playing into waiver wire decisions this week. Numero uno is Jamaal Charles going down with a torn ACL. Not good. Additionally, Jags’ QB Blake Bortles could be sidelined with an AC joint sprain. Between making the best of injuries and new players rising up, there are several good targets to pick from going into Week 6.

Charcandrick West (RB, Kansas City Chiefs)

It looks like Jamaal Charles is out with a significant knee injury. That’s going to leave the Chiefs running game in the hands of Knile Davis and Charcandrick West. While many will be targeting Davis, West could be the potential star pickup. After Charles went down in Week 5 West saw the majority of the carries and showed much more upside. He’s likely taken over the top spot on the depth chart. Also, Charcandrick is a pretty sweet name.

Thomas Rawls (RB, Seattle Seahawks)

Rawls had a big performance in Lynch’s absence in Week 5. Many owners sent him back to the player pool after an uninspired Week 4 performance. There’s a chance Lynch will remain out for some time nursing a hamstring injury, so now is the time to grab Rawls if he’s out there.

Kamar Aiken (WR, Baltimore Ravens)

Aiken is seeing extra targets since Ravens receivers are pretty banged up, and he’s making the most of the opportunities. Over the last two weeks he’s pulled in 9 catches for 155 yards and a touchdown.

Willie Snead (WR, New Orleans Saints)

Yeah, yeah. It’s always a tough call with New Orleans receivers. However, there are a few things working in the favor of fantasy owners with the multiple Saints targets. The team’s defense isn’t very good and that means there should be plenty of playing from behind and garbage time production for the rest of the season. Snead has seen a marked uptick in targets over the last two weeks, and stands to continue to be one of the many targets quarterback Drew Brees leans on.

Jamison Crowder (WR, Washington Redskins)

I felt like the rookie slot receiver was coming into a good situation when Washington picked him up in the Draft. It’s taken some time and the offense has its limitations, but Crowder has started finding a niche. Over the last three weeks he’s has 21 receptions and he appears to be a go to short outlet for QB Kirk Cousins.

Marquess Wilson (WR, Chicago Bears)

Wilson had a nice week in Week 5. The downside for him is that he’s had some real struggles in consistently catching the ball. The upside is that he’s playing on a team that seems to always have injured wide receivers. Both Alshon Jeffery and Eddie Royal were out in Week 5 and there’s a chance one or both could be see more time off the field. It’s good news for Wilson, so it makes him a decent pick up.

Jacob Tamme (TE, Atlanta Falcons)

The Atlanta offense has been on fire of late, and quarterback Matt Ryan is finding ways to get everyone involved. In Week 5 Tamme led the team in targets and receptions, and had a solid week. He’s not going to have opportunities like this every week, but he’s certainly a worthwhile addition if you need TE help.

 

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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...

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