Fantasy Waiver Pickups for Week 6
Finally, a weekend of NFL action that produced a ton of new names on the fantasy football waiver wire! However, you should be cautious because we have a few additional names on our list this week that you should approach with caution because they’re fools’ gold!
Nick Foles stepped in and played tremendously in the place of an injured Michael Vick against a horrible New York Giants squad, so he’s a solid QB2 as long as Vick is out.
Zac Stacy is the new starter in the St. Louis Rams‘ backfield, so now fantasy owners finally know which St. Louis runner to target after the bruising ball-carrier put up a nice stat line against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Austin Pettis also had a big game for the Rams, but be careful adding him because without his touchdown, he would have had four measly points. He likely won’t score very much this season.
Terrance Williams is another receiver folks shouldn’t jump to snatch up because he only had four catches, although he put up 157 yards and a score. In addition, he won’t see nearly as much action for the Dallas Cowboys once Miles Austin returns from injury.
Josh Freeman is now a member of the Minnesota Vikings and he’ll be the starter soon, so if you’re a gambler, snatch him up now because he’s a high-risk/high-reward option from here on out.
Rueben Randle had a big game for the Giants, but he’s so inconsistent and New York is so bad that you shouldn’t start him Thursday night against the Chicago Bears, even if you decide to pick him up.
Keenan Allen is the best addition of the waiver wire this week because it’s clear Philip Rivers is going to keep putting up big numbers all season and Allen was a big beneficiary on Sunday night. He’ll be your best bet going forward this season.