IDP Week 6 Waiver Wire: Waiting for Wagner


Checking in to see if your fantasy team is still intact and your IDPs are still standing, unless you’re a Bobby Wagner owner like myself. In case you missed it, Wagner got hurt late in the game against the Bengals and today we found out he has a pectoral injury which will keep him out indefinitely. It’s like 2015 has been cruel to elite offense and defensive players this season, Kuechly owners got jacked in week one then Ogletree owners got wiped out in week four and now in week five Wagner owners got ousted heading into week six.

I’ll be taking a look at some bye week fillers (OAK, DAL, STL, TBB have a week 6 bye) and injury replacements and some possible dynasty assets to be had.  

    • Michael Whilhoite (LB, SF): don’t fall for the flavor of the week now, yes he had a solid game (16 total tackles, 11 of them solo), but within the last four games he’s got a combined 20 tackles so don’t go chasing points; let someone else pick him up.  
    • Gerald Hodges (LB, SF): acquired by the 49ers last week, was inactive in week five (not surprising) but he should see some snaps in week six.  Definitely someone to keep on radar in deep leagues has some LB3 upside appeal in SF but don’t expect out of this world numbers.  Give him another week and see how SF rotates him in, should be splitting with Whilhoite at the very least.
    • Rolando McClain (LB, DAL): A welcoming sight it was for the DAL defense, McClain looked very active in his first game of the season. He put together 8 tackles and 1 sack, he’s going to put up stats like this next to Sean Lee as this puts a hold on Hitchens. If he’s available in your league, I’d make him top priority (unless there are other options) as he should have LB2 value rest of the season.  
    • Thurston Armbrister (LB, JAC):  Poz is expected to be out again in week six and Thurston becomes a sneaky pick-up/start again.  If you’re suffering from injuries or have a few LBs on bye this week, give Armbrister a look as your LB3, has potential to put up a solid game against HOU in week six.  He racked up 6 tackles (5 solo) in week five, should have no problem reaching that number again with possibility of getting 7-10 tackles.  
    • Jeremiah Attaochu (LB, SDC):  The last two games he’s put up 12 tackles, 4 tackles for loss (TFL) and 2 sacks, granted 9 of those tackles came in week five, Attaochu could be turning the corner.  If you missed out on McPhee last week, give Attaochu a look this week as he has a pretty good match-up against the Packers.  Now, he is a boom/bust player and if you’re willing to take that chance, take it with Attaochu as your LB3/Flex.  
    • Kevin Pierre-Louis (LB, SEA):  With Wagner having a pectoral injury, this could be KPL’s calling as he’s been patiently waiting.  Wright should be moving into the MLB role and KPL take the WLB role until Wagner gets back, would be surprised if KPL got full-time snaps but he should get enough to make an impact. He’s worth a deep league spot start and short term option if needed, otherwise I don’t recommend grabbing KPL for your roster, but KPL brings speed and athleticism to the defense and if he’s taken the next step in his development we’ll find out on Sunday.  
    • Ramik Wilson (LB, KCC):  The rookie has been getting playing time the last couple weeks due to Mauga being out. Has he cemented his role? I believe Ramik has a shot to earn his fair share of snaps once Mauga returns, also if Johnson is declining then Wilson should see even more playing time.  In week five he’s put together 4 tackles and 1 fumble recovery that resulted in a touchdown, definitely a confidence booster for the rook going forward.  Dynasty wise I’d want Ramik as my LB3 with LB2 upside. He seems to be the future at ILB for KCC. If you don’t have to drop anybody significant to roster Ramik then I’d do so now, as he will be a nice bye week filler for the time being.  



Here are some defensive linemen who should be targeted if they’re still available in your league(s).  


  • Malik Jackson (DE, DEN):  The breakout continues to Malik, he put up 6 tackles and 1 sack against the Raiders in week five.  He’s quietly flying under the radar right now after a slow start to the season, owners were dropping him early on and if you’re one of the lucky ones to have him still available I’d go and get him.  Malik has a solid DL2 floor going forward and shall definitely sustain production. Having Wolfe back helps. He has a solid matchup against the Browns in week six, so plug him in if you can.  
  • Lawrence Guy (DE, BAL):  Guy put up 6 tackles and 2 sacks over the weekend (his first 2 sacks on the season) and also racked up 16 total tackles last 4 games; slightly averaging 4 tackles a game.  If you’re in need of a bye week fill in for McCoy or Tuck (examples) this week then I’d go make some room for Guy if he’s one of the top guys available, have a favorable match-up this week against the 49ers.  
  • Bennie Logan (DT, PHI):  it’s tough to fall in love with a DT but Logan has been one of the better ones.  He’s a run stopper and just put together a 5 tackle, 1 sack game against the Saints in week five.  In DT-required leagues I don’t suppose he’s available but if he is, then well you better be sprinting to get him.  In DL leagues, he’s a solid DL2 option with a handful of big games ahead but he should be close to 100 percent owned as well.  
  • Chris Baker (DE, WAS):  another solid outing for Baker (2 tackles, 2 FF, 1 sack), and he’s well worth a bye week/spot start flier as the Redskins visit the Jets in week six.  If you got the room to roster him, do so – if not don’t sweat it, not worth losing sleep over.  Baker has some sneaky DL2 appeal though going forward with a mix of boom/bust potential.  
  • DaMontre Moore (DE, NYG):  keep your eye on Moore as he had 4 tackles and 2 sacks in just 17 snaps, he probably earned a few extra snaps but it’s clear what coaching staff thinks of him.  Strictly high boom/bust potential, would only make the consideration in deep leagues where you can start 3-4 DL, otherwise just keep him on your radar if his snaps increase.  


Here are some DB recommendations for your streaming pleasures in week six.  


  • Clayton Geathers (S, IND):  Clayton had a career high 5 tackles last week, is getting snap at LB in DIME packages and overall getting more looks.  Sneaky DB2 start against the Patriots in week six.
  • Aaron Colvin (CB, JAC):  Mentioned him last week as a stream, put up 5 tackles and 1 sack.  For a CB that’s not bad at all and I’ll take that more times than not because he offered more than just the tackles.  Colvin faces the Texans in week six, Hoyer is the QB and well you can smell a turnover happening, 5-7 tackle range with an interception upside.  
  • Greg Toler (CB, IND):  racked up 8 tackles in his season debut, could put up similar numbers against the Patriots in week six.
  • Bashaud Breeland (CB, WAS):  had an impressive performance against Julio Jones and the Falcons in week five as he put together 8 tackles, 1 interception and 4 pass deflections.  Although he did injure his shoulder, if he’s good to go this weekend then he’s a solid play against the Jets as he should be covering Marshall — lots of opportunity there.  


As always feel free to reach me on Twitter @IDPwithBEE_8o8 and I’ll be glad to answer your questions, your league may differ from available players so I want to help you get that gem for you.


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