5 Priority Week 6 Waiver Wire Adds

The Week 6 waiver wire is not loaded with a ton of names, there are 5 names who can help this week and beyond. The list is headlines by three running backs are stepping into sizable increase in work starting with Week 6. There are also 2 WR options that have league winning upside.

Who should you target?

Darrell Williams – 7% Rostered

Clyde Edwards-Helaire injured his knee in the Sunday Night contest against the Buffalo Bills. It appears to be a sprained MCL that will sideline the RB for a few weeks at a minimum. This opens the door for another RB to step in.

I would be targeting Darrell Williams who has seen a handful of touches in each game thus far. He is also a bigger back that has seen work in and around the red zone. He should the vast majority of the RB touches when Kansas City gets in close.

Jerrick McKinnon, who should see some pass catching work, is also worth a dart throw if you miss out on Williams. I expect McKinnon to see the smaller side of the platoon but could be a viable option in PPR.

Devontae Booker – 4% Rostered

Anyone who saw Saquon Barkley’s ankle on Sunday knows exactly why Devontae Booker is a pick up this week. The veteran who has had many stops since being a highly touted prospect coming out of Utah is the next man up. Against Dallas he saw 16 carries for 42 yards and found the end zone.

With Barkley out, Booker should see most, if not all of the work in this backfield. Obviously a healthy Daniell Jones makes this Giants offense much more compelling, even without Jones he is worth your attention. At a position where volume is king, Booker should get it.

Khalil Herbert – 4% Rostered

While Damien Williams is the most versatile RB in the Bears offense, there is clearly a role for Khalil Herbert. He saw 18 carries against the Raiders, 2 more than Williams. He won’t see work in the passing game but should see volume in neutral or positive game scripts. 

Both Darrell Williams and Devontae Booker should be prioritized but Herbert can absolutely be a usable piece for your fantasy team.

Kadarius Toney – 12% Rostered

Kadarius Toney had a monster performance in Week 5 catching 10 of his 13 targets for 189 yards. This production despite playing only 54% of the snaps and running routes on about half of those snaps. This impressive performance comes one week after catching 6 of his 9 targets for 78 yards.

Now there are a few things to consider before adding Toney to your roster. The rookie WR got hurt late against Dallas but did return to the game. Giants head coach Joe Judge said the ankle/foot injury Toney sustained in Sunday’s 44-20 loss to the Cowboys isn’t “anything significant, in terms of season-ending.” Monitoring practice reports will be key for Toney’s potential in Week 6.

The other issue is at QB with Daniel Jones also getting injured in this game. He is going to be in concussion protocol this week and seems like a longer shot to play on Sunday. But with Teddy Bridgewater returning after looking like he may miss Week 5, anything is possible. Monitor practice reports this week.

The injuries and question marks may make it easier to sneak Toney onto your roster. He has league winning upside and is worth adding even if you have to be patient in the next week or two. 

Rashod Bateman – 12% Rostered

It seemed as if Monday would be the coming out party for Rashod Bateman but his groin injury pushed that first start back a week. That being said he should be targeted this week on the waiver wire. 

The Ravens offense has shifted a bit in 2021 between need and personnel. The offense is operating more on QB Lamar Jackson’s arm and not legs. He has gone over 30 attempts in 4 of 5 contests. A season ago he eclipsed 30 attempts just twice.

Look for Bateman to ramp up as the season marches on. He could be a real difference maker in fantasy playoffs. Add him now before the breakout happens.

Good luck on the Week 6 waiver wire and the rest of the fantasy football season!


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