Waiver Wire week 5

Waiver Wire – Find the Fitzmagic – Week 6 2020

Hello Rush Nation and welcome back to our early look at the Waiver Wire for Week Six. There was a lot of carnage with the schedules being announced and moved around, more COVID tests and just all around craziness in Week 5.

However, with still 1, or 2 depending on the Titans and COVID games to be played, we need to forget about them for now and get ready for the Waiver Wire and who become must additions to help you continue to dominate, or who help you turn that losing record into a winning one.


Ryan Fitzpatrick- Dolphins- 20.7% Owned- Vs. NYJ Week 6

Fitzmagic had an absolute blinder on Sunday. He decimated the 49ers and was absolutely dominant as he passed for 350 yards, rushed for 16 and threw three Touchdowns with no interceptions. Whilst he goes into a game against the haphazard Jets D full of confidence, be slightly weary that it is these games that tend to showcase the whole of Fitzmagic, and not just the good bits. However, if your QB is on bye, or you have Ryan Tannehill and you aren’t sure on his status, then you need to add some Fitzmagic to your bench/lineup this week.

Kirk Cousins- Vikings- 15.8% Owned- Vs. ATL Week 6

Kirk Cousins isn’t going to win you leagues. He won’t even win you weeks. However, he won’t lose you weeks either. And, against the coach-less, GM-less Falcons, he should be able to give you enough points to keep you competitive through your Week Six byes or longer. Despite Sunday’s 2 TD 2 Turnover day, he won’t be doing that against the Falcons. He is a safe Waiver Wire add this week

Running Backs

Alexander Mattison- Vikings- 30.0% Owned- Vs. ATL Week 6

This is your top Waiver Wire add this week. Dalvin Cook has gone down with a groin injury and exited the game early in the 3rd Quarter of the Vikings loss to the Seahawks. Given Cook’s history of injuries and the Vikings desire to run the ball, Mattison could have a game winning week in Week Six. And, depending on the injury to Cook, even longer.

J.D Mckissic- Washington- 11% Owned- Vs. NYG Week 6

I know! This is the scraping the barrel of the Waiver Wire. However, hear me out. McKissic lead the team in targets on Sunday as their QB, whether it’s Kyle Allen or Alex Smith under centre, looks for a dump off safety valve. With 6 catches for 49 all purpose yards, he provides a desperation flex option if you are stuck. 

Wide Receivers

Chase Claypool- Steelers- 8.9% Owned- Vs.CLE Week 6

Welcome to the NFL Chase Claypool. The much hyped rookie was earning rave reviews in training camp. Now, he’s going to earn rave reviews in the press after scoring 4 Touchdowns this week vs Philly. With all the talent the Steelers have at Wide Receiver, he might have some down weeks. However, he clearly needs to be owned and can have very big weeks going forward. He is another must add off the Waiver Wire this week.

Travis Fulgham- Eagles- 0.2% Owned- Vs. BAL Week 6

Another receiver in that game that went off is Fulgham. After scoring a game winning Touchdown vs the 49ers in Week 4, Fulgham led the Eagles in targets and went off to the tune of 10/152/1. Whilst the Eagles are struggling with injuries, Fulgham is the guy to add that is widely available everywhere this week off the Waiver Wire.

Tight End

Darren Fells- Houston- 0.5% Owned- Vs. TEN Week 6

Waiver Wire is thin at Tight End, with just a bunch of guys at the position. The pick of the bunch is Fells, especially with Jordan Akins out with injury right now. He found the end zone on Sunday and a Houston Tight End in 4 of 5 games this season. Therefore Fells is a good bet to find the end zone again if Akins fails to be available to play Sunday.


Jason Sanders- Dolphins- 2.2% Owned- Vs. NYJ Week 6

After going 5/5 on Field Goals in Week 4, he’s gone 5/5 on Field Goals again in Week 5. And with the Dolphins playing the Jets in Week Six, Sanders is the pick of the Kickers off the Waiver Wire this week.


New York Giants- 1.1% Owned- Vs. Washington Week 6

Despite the Giants being 0-5, they are the streaming pick this week. They go against Washington, who don’t score a lot of points, turn the ball over every week, and benched their starting Quarterback. Whether it’s Kyle Allen or Alex Smith, either of these QBs will turn the ball over on Sunday. And that offensive line is terrible for Washington to except the DL to get home a few times also.

That’s it for the Waiver Wire this week. Should you need anything, as always pop over to @5yardrush on twitter. We will be releasing the Waiver Wire podcast later also, so make sure to check that out.

However, until next week’s Waiver Wire article, Keep Rushing!

-Murf (@murf_nfl)


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