Rush Nation, Week Six is almost in the books. I hope you had a better Week Six than I did. It was also nice to see a full slate of games without any COVID delays. If you suffered like I did in Week Six, then it is time to hit the Waiver Wire. There is some important pick-ups this week so make sure you pick them up and your opponents do not.
Remember, all of my Waiver Wire picks are 30% owned or lower on ESPN.com.
If you are streaming Quarterbacks, this is your number 1 Waiver Wire add this week. Dalton is more than a capable of putting up fantasy points. And he has Washington next week. We have yet to see Andy Dalton in a Cowboys uniform, at time of writing. However, Quarterbacks are thin on the Waiver Wire. Only Justin Herbert, who is under 50% owned, but more than 30% owned, excites me more than Dalton on the Waiver Wire this week.
This is a tough matchup for Carr and the Raiders. The Buccaneers defense is on fire at the moment and really got to Rodgers and add pressure on him on Sunday. Carr is coming off a bye. However, I do think he could be relevant vs the Buccaneers in Week 7. Especially if he plays to the level he did in Week 5 vs the Chiefs.
With Miles Sanders getting a knee injury in Sunday’s defeat to the Ravens, if you are not in need of a Quarterback, then Scott is your number one priority add this week. We know that the Eagles like to run the ball. And with little other options, Scott can easily become a RB1 next week, especially against the Giants. Make sure you add him this week.
This one is more of a slow burn. Im not a fan of adding any Jets players off of the Waiver Wire right now. However, with all the injuries at Running Back, if you have no options, I would be adding Perine. As the Jets continue their miserable run towards the number one pick in 2021, I expect they move to Perine being the lead back at some point, to see what they have in the rookie. Won’t give you a lot to start, but could be a RB3 with RB2 upside towards the end of the fantasy season.
Keelan Cole was second in targets on Sunday with 9, and led the Jags receivers with 6/143/0 on Sunday. He is a very safe WR3/Flex option week to week, with massive upside. Cole has managed to see 5 targets in every game this season. He also has a nice schedule coming up after his bye in Week 8.
Patrick has just completed his 3rd 100 yard game in a row. However, this one is significant as it was with Drew Lock under centre. It is clear Patrick is becoming a first or second read in this offense. He should bring you WR3/Flex numbers moving forward this season.
Trey Burton is the Tight End to own in Indy. He has at least five targets in each of his three games this season. He also is lining up all over the route tree, and even in the Wildcat, which was a shock. Two Touchdowns today, in a team that is targeting their Tight Ends almost as much as their Running Backs coming into Week Six (over 21%). That is plenty of work for Burton to have and make his own after the bye. He is on a bye this week. However, take advantage of that fact and grab him for cheap this week off of the Waiver Wire.
Logan Thomas finally found the end zone in Week 7. The targets have been there for him, despite a drop in the last two weeks. He is a touchdown or bust option. However, with the targets he does receiver, and snaps he plays, he is a better bet than most off the Waiver Wire to find that week to week. Especially in Week 7 when he goes head to head with the porous Dallas defense.
The Texans have finally got an offense you want to own pieces of. Their last two games have involved plenty of points, and plenty of opportunities for their Kicker, Ka’imi Fairbairn to score more points. This week, the Texans are facing another shootout, as they face the Packers.
The Waiver Wire is thin this week for D/STs. Therefore, I continue to target the Giants for streaming options. Daniel Jones continues to turnover the ball. I think the Eagles can get a turnover or two this week, as well as benefit from poor offensive line play, especially at 4th overall pick Andrew Thomas is having a challenging time, having been benched on Sunday for missing a team meeting.
That’s your lot for this week. We had a great start to the season with our picks so far, that have helped you overcome injuries or a bad draft. In addition to this, it’s time to add these players to keep growing our rosters with game changing players.
However, until next week, when I bring you more Waiver Wire picks, Keep Rushing!
– Murf (@Murf_NFL)