Fantasy Football Week 6 Waiver Wire: Replacement options with Saquon Barkley out, David Johnson in doubt

The waiver wire for Week 6 doesn't have many exciting names, but we all might be chasing one running back as an injury replacement. And it could be a league winner for this scoring period.

David Johnson is dealing with a back injury coming out of Arizona's Week 5 victory against Cincinnati. Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury said Johnson will be monitored during the week, and he might not play against the Falcons in Week 6.

That could make Chase Edmonds a potential starter in all formats, and he's owned in just 8 percent of leagues on CBS Sports. Edmonds just had eight carries for 68 yards and a touchdown, as well as three catches for 18 yards on four targets, in Arizona's 26-23 victory against the Bengals in Week 5.

If Johnson is out, Edmonds would have the chance at the 18 touches per game that Johnson has averaged this season, and Johnson has scored at least 17 PPR points in four of five outings. The Falcons have also allowed a running back to score or gain at least 100 total yards in four of five games this year.

It's risky to spend a significant amount of your FAAB budget on Edmonds since Johnson hasn't been ruled out yet, but he's worth about 10 percent as a speculative add. I would consider Edmonds a top-20 Fantasy running back in Week 6 if he starts and Johnson is out.

Some other injury replacements to monitor for Week 6 (and potentially longer) include Jon Hilliman (1 percent ownership on CBS Sports), Darius Slayton (1 percent) and Byron Pringle (0 percent). Hilliman could start at running back for the Giants if Saquon Barkley (ankle) and Wayne Gallman (concussion) are out, Slayton should see a bump in targets with Sterling Shepard (concussion) likely out and Pringle could be needed for the Chiefs if Tyreek Hill (collarbone) and Sammy Watkins (hamstring) can't play.

We'll have more on those guys below, as well as three tight ends to add in all leagues with Hunter Henry, Chris Herndon and Gerald Everett. Aside from the injury replacements, Henry, Herndon and Everett could be the top three players to add in Week 6.

Editor's note: For this waiver wire column, we are only looking at players owned in less than 65 percent of CBS Sports leagues.

Week 6 Waivers
WAIVER WIRE
Quarterbacks
  • On a bye: Jacoby Brissett, Josh Allen, Derek Carr, Mitchell Trubisky
  • Injuries of note: Drew Brees (thumb), Cam Newton (foot), Nick Foles (clavicle), Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder), Sam Darnold (illness), Mason Rudolph (concussion)
  • Priority list: Gardner Minshew (32 percent ownership), Andy Dalton (53 percent), Teddy Bridgewater (21 percent), Kirk Cousins (54 percent), Sam Darnold (24 percent), Devlin Hodges (0 percent), Josh Rosen (5 percent)
  • Check to see if available: Jimmy Garoppolo (80 percent), Matthew Stafford (74 percent). I would take Garoppolo and Stafford behind only Minshew for this week if all are available.
  • Drop candidates: Baker Mayfield (92 percent), Jacoby Brissett (89 percent), Daniel Jones (82 percent), Josh Allen (69 percent). Mayfield is a bust, and there's no reason to hold onto him right now. It's also not worth stashing Brissett and Allen on their bye, and Jones still has plenty to prove during his rookie campaign.
Week 6 Priority List
JAC Jacksonville • #15
Age: 23 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NO JAC -1 O/U 44.5
OPP VS QB
28th
QB RNK
11th
OWNED
32%
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1279
RUYDS
124
TD
9
INT
1
FPTS/G
20.6
Minshew continues to impress in Fantasy and reality, and he's scored at least 20 Fantasy points in four of the five games that he's appeared in. He just had his best outing in arguably his toughest matchup at Carolina in Week 5, and he scored 24 Fantasy points. He has another tough test in Week 6 against the Saints, although New Orleans has allowed four of five quarterbacks to score at least 21 Fantasy points this year. I like Minshew as a low-end No. 1 quarterback in Week 6, and he plays the Bengals and Jets after this matchup. He's worth 5-10 percent of your FAAB budget.
CIN Cincinnati • #14
Age: 31 • Experience: 9 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ BAL BAL -11.5 O/U 48
OPP VS QB
15th
QB RNK
17th
OWNED
53%
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1412
RUYDS
16
TD
8
INT
4
FPTS/G
17.6
Dalton's Fantasy production in Week 5 against Arizona was about what I expected. I thought he would do well with a limited ceiling, and he scored 22 Fantasy points. That's now three games with at least 22 Fantasy points in five outings, and he has just one game with fewer than 18 points on the season. I can see him in that range again in Week 6 at Baltimore. In his past three games against the Ravens, Dalton has 698 passing yards, nine touchdowns and no interceptions, and he's scored at least 22 Fantasy points in each outing. Dalton is worth up to 5 percent of your FAAB as someone to use in two-quarterback and Superflex leagues.
CAR Carolina • #7
Age: 23 • Experience: 1 year
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ TB CAR -2 O/U 48.5
OPP VS QB
27th
QB RNK
18th
OWNED
21%
YTD Stats
PAYDS
674
RUYDS
3
TD
5
INT
0
FPTS/G
16.0
The hope for Allen this week against Tampa Bay in London would be that he does what each of the past three quarterbacks did against the Buccaneers. Daniel Jones, Jared Goff and Bridgewater each scored at least 24 Fantasy points against Tampa Bay, and hopefully Allen gets in that range. We have only seen Allen have one game over 13 Fantasy points, which was Week 3 in his first start at Arizona. Since then, he's combined for 16 Fantasy points against Houston and Jacksonville. But this matchup is easier given what the Buccaneers defense has looked like the past three games, so hopefully Allen takes advantage of this defense. He's worth 1 percent of your FAAB.
NO New Orleans • #5
Age: 26 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ JAC JAC -1 O/U 44.5
OPP VS QB
20th
QB RNK
21st
OWNED
21%
YTD Stats
PAYDS
849
RUYDS
32
TD
6
INT
2
FPTS/G
16.3
Bridgewater just had a stellar performance in Week 5 against Tampa Bay with 34 Fantasy points, and he's now scored at least 20 points in two of three starts for the injured Brees. He has a tough matchup in Week 6 at Jacksonville, but Bridgewater could be an option in two-quarterback and Superflex leagues this week, especially if Jalen Ramsey (back) remains out for the Jaguars. The window to use Bridgewater could be closing fast since Brees is nearing a return, but he's proving to be serviceable if needed in deeper formats. Bridgewater is worth up to 5 percent of your FAAB.
MIN Minnesota • #8
Age: 31 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs PHI MIN -3 O/U 44
OPP VS QB
17th
QB RNK
20th
OWNED
54%
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1041
RUYDS
40
TD
6
INT
2
FPTS/G
13.8
Cousins just had his best game of the season in Week 5 at the Giants with 24 Fantasy points, and he quieted some of the noise about his ability to be a serviceable Fantasy quarterback in a positive matchup. He has another positive matchup this week against the Eagles at home, and Philadelphia has allowed three of five quarterbacks this season to score at least 24 Fantasy points. Cousins isn't likely to have a huge volume of pass attempts -- he's averaging just 23.2 attempts per game -- which lowers his upside, but he's a good option in two-quarterback and Superflex leagues. Cousins is worth up to 5 percent of your FAAB.
NYJ N.Y. Jets • #14
Age: 22 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs DAL DAL -8.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS QB
6th
QB RNK
NR
OWNED
24%
YTD Stats
PAYDS
175
RUYDS
0
TD
1
INT
0
FPTS/G
15
We're hopeful that Darnold can return for Week 6 against Dallas from his bout with mono that has kept him sidelined since Week 1. I wouldn't want to use him against the Cowboys or in Week 7 against New England, but he could be a quality Fantasy option down the stretch when healthy. He's someone to stash in deeper formats, especially two-quarterback and Superflex leagues. Darnold is worth 1 percent of your FAAB.
PIT Pittsburgh • #6
Age: 23 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ LAC LAC -6.5 O/U 41.5
OPP VS QB
13th
QB RNK
NR
OWNED
YTD Stats
PAYDS
68
RUYDS
20
TD
0
INT
0
FPTS/G
4
Hodges is expected to start in Week 6 at the Chargers with Rudolph hurt, and he could be an option for you in two-quarterback and Superflex leagues. He came on in relief of Rudolph in Week 5 against Baltimore and was 7-of-9 passing for 68 yards, as well as two carries for 20 yards. We don't know how long Rudolph is out, and the Steelers have a bye in Week 7. But Hodges could be a decent short-term option in deeper leagues for Week 6. He's worth 1 percent of your FAAB.
MIA Miami • #3
Age: 22 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs WAS WAS -3.5 O/U 41
OPP VS QB
30th
QB RNK
NR
OWNED
5%
YTD Stats
PAYDS
482
RUYDS
13
TD
1
INT
3
FPTS/G
4.8
Rosen gets to face Washington coming off a bye. If there was ever a week to trust him in two-quarterback and Superflex leagues, this is it. Washington has allowed four of five quarterbacks to score at least 25 Fantasy points this season. He's worth 1 percent of your FAAB.
Waiver Wire
Running backs
  • On a bye: Marlon Mack, Josh Jacobs, David Montgomery, Tarik Cohen, Frank Gore, Devin Singletary
  • Injuries of note: David Johnson (back), Wayne Gallman (concussion), Jaylen Samuels (knee), Darren Sproles (quad), Jamaal Williams (head), Saquon Barkley (ankle), Devin Singletary (hamstring), Derrius Guice (knee)
  • Priority list: Chase Edmonds (8 percent ownership), Jon Hilliman (1 percent), Ito Smith (30 percent), Jamaal Williams (32 percent), Reggie Bonnafon (2 percent), Alexander Mattison (55 percent), Tony Pollard (52 percent), Gus Edwards (10 percent)
  • Check to see if available: Royce Freeman (74 percent), Adrian Peterson (70 percent). Freeman should be owned in all leagues, and he could be awesome if anything happens to Phillip Lindsay due to an injury. Peterson is a borderline starter in Week 6 against Miami.
  • Drop candidates: Devin Singletary (91 percent), Tarik Cohen (88 percent), Chris Thompson (84 percent), Darrel Williams (79 percent), Duke Johnson (78 percent). Singletary is worth dropping in all 10-team leagues and even 12-team formats if you need to make a move while he's on a bye. Cohen, Thompson and Johnson have minimal value in non-PPR leagues. And Williams is now the odd-man out with Damien Williams healthy.
Week 6 Priority List
ARI Arizona • #29
Age: 23 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs ATL ATL -2 O/U 52
OPP VS RB
8th
RB RNK
40th
OWNED
8%
YTD Stats
RUYDS
127
REC
6
REYDS
43
TD
1
FPTS/G
5
You'll want to keep an eye on any news for David Johnson and his back, but if he's out then Edmonds can be a starter in Week 6 against the Falcons. As stated above, the matchup is good, and Edmonds would be looking at a decent workload as the starter for the Cardinals. He's worth at least 10 percent of your FAAB budget.
NYG N.Y. Giants • #28
Age: 23 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ NE NE -17 O/U 41
OPP VS RB
2nd
RB RNK
29th
OWNED
22%
YTD Stats
RUYDS
53
REC
1
REYDS
4
TD
0
FPTS/G
2
Hilliman will be the starter for the Giants in Week 6 against the Patriots with Barkley and Gallman ruled out. It's a brutal matchup against the Patriots, so Hilliman is a flex option at best. He also would share touches with Elijhaa Penny (0 percent), who is worth a look in deeper leagues, but Hilliman would get the bulk of the touches. He's worth up to 5 percent of your FAAB.
ATL Atlanta • #25
Age: 24 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ ARI ATL -2 O/U 52
OPP VS RB
9th
RB RNK
39th
OWNED
30%
YTD Stats
RUYDS
93
REC
11
REYDS
87
TD
1
FPTS/G
6.4
Smith continues to split time with Devonta Freeman, and Smith could have the chance for a big role if Freeman were to miss any time due to injury. He played 47 percent of the snaps in Week 5 at Houston (Freeman was at 54 percent), and Smith had a season-high 11 total touches, including six catches for 45 yards on six targets. I doubt he will overtake Freeman as the lead rusher barring an injury, but Smith is a great stash candidate in all leagues. He's worth up to 5 percent of your FAAB.
GB Green Bay • #30
Age: 24 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs DET GB -4.5 O/U 47
OPP VS RB
16th
RB RNK
NR
OWNED
32%
YTD Stats
RUYDS
87
REC
8
REYDS
55
TD
1
FPTS/G
6.3
Williams was out in Week 5 at Dallas with a concussion, and it's not clear when he'll return. Aaron Jones was a star with Williams sidelined against the Cowboys with 182 total yards and four touchdowns, so it's unclear what role Williams will have when healthy. Still, prior to going down in Week 4 against Philadelphia, Williams was playing more than Jones, and we'll see what Packers coach Matt LaFleur will do with his backfield when everyone is eligible to play. It's worth stashing Williams to find out. He's worth up to 5 percent of your FAAB.
CAR Carolina • #39
Age: 23 • Experience: 1 year
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ TB CAR -2 O/U 48
OPP VS RB
3rd
RB RNK
NR
OWNED
1%
YTD Stats
RUYDS
85
REC
0
REYDS
0
TD
1
FPTS/G
2.8
MIN Minnesota • #25
Age: 21 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs PHI MIN -3 O/U 44
OPP VS RB
5th
RB RNK
45th
OWNED
55%
YTD Stats
RUYDS
189
REC
1
REYDS
8
TD
1
FPTS/G
4.6
DAL Dallas • #20
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ NYJ DAL -8.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS RB
7th
RB RNK
NR
OWNED
52%
YTD Stats
RUYDS
168
REC
4
REYDS
28
TD
1
FPTS/G
5.4
BAL Baltimore • #35
Age: 24 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs CIN BAL -11.5 O/U 48
OPP VS RB
32nd
RB RNK
41st
OWNED
10%
YTD Stats
RUYDS
165
REC
4
REYDS
29
TD
0
FPTS/G
3.8
There are four potential lottery ticket running backs I want to stash if I have an open roster spot, including Bonnafon, Mattison, Pollard and Edwards. All would likely be Fantasy starters in the majority of leagues if the starter in front of them got hurt. We saw Bonnafon step in for Christian McCaffrey in Week 5 against Jacksonville when McCaffrey was dealing with cramps, and Bonnafon had five carries for 80 yards and a touchdown. Mattison already has three games with at least seven carries as the backup to Dalvin Cook, and Mattison is averaging more than 4.8 yards per carry in each outing. Pollard showed in the preseason when Ezekiel Elliott was holding out that he could be a star with an increased workload. And Edwards has three games with at least six carries as the backup to Mark Ingram, and Edwards is averaging more than 4.7 yards per carry in two of those outings. Each one is worth a minimal investment of your FAAB, and each one could pay big dividends down the road.
WAIVER WIRE
Wide Receivers
  • On a bye: John Brown, Cole Beasley, Allen Robinson, T.Y. Hilton, Tyrell Williams
  • Injuries of note: Brandin Cooks (concussion), Sterling Shepard (concussion), Sammy Watkins (hamstring), Phillip Dorsett (hamstring), James Washington (shoulder), Davante Adams (toe), Christian Kirk (ankle), Kenny Stills (hamstring), DeSean Jackson (groin), A.J. Green (ankle), Tyreek Hill (ankle), Tre'Quan Smith (ankle), Albert Wilson (hip/calf)
  • Priority list: Mohamed Sanu (65 percent ownership), Dede Westbrook (63 percent), Auden Tate (53 percent), Byron Pringle (0 percent), KeeSean Johnson (5 percent), Geronimo Allison (55 percent), Preston Williams (9 percent), DeVante Parker (10 percent), Darius Slayton (1 percent), Keke Coutee (10 percent), Jamison Crowder (50 percent), Robby Anderson (57 percent), Diontae Johnson (42 percent), Zay Jones (8 percent), Duke Williams (0 percent)
  • Check to see if available: Michael Gallup (75 percent), D.K. Metcalf (71 percent), Mecole Hardman (71 percent). Gallup would be the No. 1 receiver and likely No. 1 player to add if he's available. Metcalf would be the No. 4 receiver to add behind Sanu, Westbrook and Tate. And I would take Hardman after Pringle if we find out Hill and Watkins are out for the Chiefs.
  • Drop candidates: Curtis Samuel (74 percent), Phillip Dorsett (67 percent), Nelson Agholor (56 percent), Antonio Brown (53 percent). I'm still hopeful Samuel can be productive this season, but he's someone you can cut in 10-team leagues. Dorsett is hurt and not someone you need to stash, especially in 10-team leagues. Agholor is only trustworthy when he's the featured option in Philadelphia's receiving corps. And I have no idea why Brown is still owned in so many leagues.
Week 6 Priority List
ATL Atlanta • #12
Age: 30 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ ARI ATL -2 O/U 52
OPP VS WR
18th
WR RNK
31st
OWNED
65%
YTD Stats
REC
29
TAR
36
REYDS
281
TD
1
FPTS/G
12.2
We've been talking about Sanu for the past several weeks, and all he does is continue to produce. He's scored at least 13 PPR points in three games in a row, including 15 PPR points in Week 5 at Houston when he scored his first touchdown of the year. It's a crowded offense for the Falcons, but Sanu is averaging 7.2 targets per game. He has a great matchup in Week 6 at Arizona, and Sanu should be considered a quality No. 3 PPR receiver this week -- and moving forward. He's worth at least 10 percent of your FAAB budget.
JAC Jacksonville • #12
Age: 25 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NO JAC -1 O/U 44.5
OPP VS WR
26th
WR RNK
38th
OWNED
63%
YTD Stats
REC
23
TAR
37
REYDS
227
TD
1
FPTS/G
10
Westbrook has been overshadowed by D.J. Chark, but he's quietly been productive of late, which is something to keep an eye on in PPR leagues. He's scored at least 11 PPR points in his past two outings against Denver and Carolina with 17 targets, 12 catches and 148 yards over that span. He hasn't scored since Week 1, but Westbrook is still someone to start as a No. 3 receiver in PPR leagues, including in Week 6 against the Saints. He's worth at least 10 percent of your FAAB.
CIN Cincinnati • #19
Age: 22 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ BAL BAL -11.5 O/U 48
OPP VS WR
24th
WR RNK
37th
OWNED
52%
YTD Stats
REC
14
TAR
24
REYDS
170
TD
1
FPTS/G
8.3
Tate didn't improve as much as I expected in the first game without John Ross (shoulder) in Week 5 against Arizona, but he was still productive, scoring the first touchdown of his career. He had three catches for 26 yards on six targets with it, and he now has at least six targets in three games in a row. He's locked into a prominent role until Green returns opposite Tyler Boyd, and Tate should be viewed as a solid No. 3 receiver in PPR leagues. He's worth at least 10 percent of your FAAB.
KC Kansas City • #13
Age: 25 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs HOU KC -5.5 O/U 55
OPP VS WR
27th
WR RNK
36th
OWNED
YTD Stats
REC
8
TAR
11
REYDS
123
TD
1
FPTS/G
5
Pringle could either be a potential Fantasy star this week if Hill and Watkins are out, or he could not play in Week 6 against Houston if everyone is healthy. It's a risk to invest in him, but there could be a significant reward if he's a key contributor in Kansas City's offense. We saw that in Week 5 against Indianapolis when Pringle came on for Watkins and had six catches for 103 yards and a touchdown on nine targets. That could be a sign of things to come. He's worth 5-10 percent of your FAAB.
ARI Arizona • #19
Age: 23 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs ATL ATL -2 O/U 52
OPP VS WR
32nd
WR RNK
48th
OWNED
5%
YTD Stats
REC
14
TAR
26
REYDS
131
TD
0
FPTS/G
5.4
We'll see if Kirk will return for Week 6 against Atlanta, but if he's out again then Johnson will have a prominent role opposite Larry Fitzgerald. In the first game without Kirk against the Bengals in Week 5, Johnson was second behind Fitzgerald in targets with seven. He managed just three catches for 22 yards, but this is a tremendous matchup against the Falcons. Johnson can be used as a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in Week 6 and is worth 5 percent of your FAAB.
GB Green Bay • #81
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs DET GB -4.5 O/U 47
OPP VS WR
5th
WR RNK
45th
OWNED
55%
YTD Stats
REC
10
TAR
17
REYDS
104
TD
2
FPTS/G
5.8
It would be great if Adams is back in Week 6 against Detroit, but if he's out again then Allison is still worth investing in as a No. 3 receiver in PPR. He struggled in Week 5 at Dallas with just two catches for 28 yards on six targets, but he has an easier matchup in Week 6 against Detroit. Allison should again be involved as one of the top options for Aaron Rodgers, along with Aaron Jones, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Jimmy Graham. Allison is worth up to 5 percent of your FAAB.
MIA Miami • #18
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs WAS WAS -3.5 O/U 41
OPP VS WR
30th
WR RNK
42nd
OWNED
9%
YTD Stats
REC
15
TAR
30
REYDS
201
TD
1
FPTS/G
9.8
Washington is among the league leaders in Fantasy points allowed to opposing receivers, which puts Williams and Parker in play this week as No. 3 receivers in deeper leagues. Williams has 25 targets in his past three games, and he's scored at least 10 PPR points in three of four games. Parker is coming off his best game of the season in Week 4 against the Chargers with 17 PPR points, and he has at least six targets in three of four games. Also keep an eye on Albert Wilson (5 percent owned) if he's able to play this week after being out for the past three games. All of the Dolphins receivers are worth 1 percent of your FAAB.
NYG N.Y. Giants • #86
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ NE NE -16.5 O/U 43
OPP VS WR
3rd
WR RNK
NR
OWNED
YTD Stats
REC
9
TAR
12
REYDS
157
TD
1
FPTS/G
10
Shepard is expected to be out for Week 6, and we're not sure when he'll return from his latest concussion, which is his second one this season. Golden Tate (82 percent owned) would benefit the most with Shepard out, but so would Slayton, who has at least 11 PPR points in two of his past three games. He's not someone to start in Week 6 at New England, but the Giants' schedule lightens up after that with matchups against Arizona and at Detroit. If Shepard is out for those games, Slayton's value would be on the rise. He's worth 1 percent of your FAAB.
NYJ N.Y. Jets • #82
Age: 26 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs DAL DAL -8.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS WR
2nd
WR RNK
46th
OWNED
50%
YTD Stats
REC
22
TAR
31
REYDS
174
TD
0
FPTS/G
9.5
NYJ N.Y. Jets • #11
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs DAL DAL -8.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS WR
2nd
WR RNK
47th
OWNED
57%
YTD Stats
REC
11
TAR
21
REYDS
131
TD
0
FPTS/G
5.8
Now is the time to get Crowder and Anderson at a cheap cost, and hopefully things turn around for them with Sam Darnold coming back. Since Darnold has been out with mono, Crowder has combined for 15 PPR points in the past three games. Anderson has scored 18 PPR points over that span, but both should improve with better quarterback play. I'd take Crowder over Anderson, who could struggle with Demaryius Thomas taking away some production, but both are worth 1 percent of your FAAB. The schedule is rough for the Jets over the next two weeks against Dallas and New England, but then things should improve, especially if Darnold stays healthy.
HOU Houston • #16
Age: 22 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ KC KC -5.5 O/U 55
OPP VS WR
12th
WR RNK
NR
OWNED
10%
YTD Stats
REC
6
TAR
11
REYDS
90
TD
0
FPTS/G
3.8
I'm expecting a shootout in Kansas City with the Chiefs and Texans in Week 6, and Coutee would benefit if Stills remains out. In Week 5 against Atlanta without Stills, Coutee had season highs in catches (four) and yards (72), while matching his high in targets (four). He's only an option in deeper leagues, but he's a sleeper for Week 6. Coutee is worth 1 percent of your FAAB if Stills is still out.
PIT Pittsburgh • #18
Age: 23 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ LAC LAC -6.5 O/U 41.5
OPP VS WR
14th
WR RNK
NR
OWNED
42%
YTD Stats
REC
18
TAR
29
REYDS
198
TD
2
FPTS/G
9
I like the way Diontae Johnson has played over the past three games, and I have no problem stashing him. But I wouldn't make him a priority for Week 6, which is why he's lower on the list. We don't know how Johnson will perform with Devlin Hodges starting for the injured Mason Rudolph (concussion) in Week 6 at the Chargers, and then Pittsburgh has a bye in Week 7. So stash Johnson if you have an open roster spot, and he's scored at least 14 PPR points in two of his past three games. He's worth 1 percent of your FAAB.
OAK Oakland • #81
Age: 24 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs MIA
OPP VS WR
11th
WR RNK
NR
OWNED
8%
YTD Stats
REC
7
TAR
18
REYDS
69
TD
0
FPTS/G
2.4
BUF Buffalo • #82
Age: 26 • Experience: 1 year
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs MIA
OPP VS WR
11th
WR RNK
NR
OWNED
YTD Stats
REC
4
TAR
4
REYDS
29
TD
1
FPTS/G
12
Jones and Williams are now tied together after Jones was traded to Oakland on Monday from Buffalo. Williams is now the No. 3 receiver in Buffalo behind John Brown and Cole Beasley, and he had four catches for 29 yards and a touchdown on four targets in his NFL debut in Week 5 at Tennessee. He's worth a look in deeper leagues. The same goes for Jones, who could emerge as the No. 2 receiver in Oakland behind Tyrell Williams. Jones has struggled this season with a combined 12 PPR points in five games, but he played well last year (at least 17 PPR points in four of his final seven games) and could benefit with a bigger role. Both receivers are worth 1 percent of your FAAB.
WAIVER WIRE
TIGHT ENDS
  • On a bye: Darren Waller, Dawson Knox, Jack Doyle, Eric Ebron, Trey Burton
  • Injuries of note: Evan Engram (knee), T.J. Hockenson (concussion), Hunter Henry (knee), Jordan Reed (concussion), Vernon Davis (concussion), James O'Shaughnessy (knee)
  • Priority list: Hunter Henry (49 percent ownership), Chris Herndon (34 percent), Gerald Everett (3 percent)
  • Check to see if available: Jimmy Graham (73 percent). Graham would be the No. 4 tight end to add from this group if you don't need to start him. If you need to start them then he's first on the list.
  • Drop candidates: Eric Ebron (83 percent), O.J. Howard (83 percent), Jason Witten (58 percent), Vance McDonald (55 percent). Ebron is not worth holding onto during his bye, and Howard has been a bust this year. Witten has struggled of late, and McDonald isn't worth stashing now with Hodges starting and a bye for the Steelers in Week 7.

Herndon is eligible to play in Week 6 against Dallas now that his four-game suspension is over, but Jets coach Adam Gase said he wants to see Herndon in practice first before making him active. I've been talking about Herndon as a stash candidate for weeks, and he should be added in all leagues. Like Henry, he could be a difference maker for all Fantasy managers down the stretch. He's worth at least 10 percent of your FAAB.

Week 6 Priority List
LAC L.A. Chargers • #86
Age: 24 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs PIT LAC -6.5 O/U 41.5
OPP VS TE
17th
TE RNK
NR
OWNED
49%
YTD Stats
REC
4
TAR
5
REYDS
60
TD
0
FPTS/G
10
Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said Monday that Henry could return for Week 6, which would be a surprise. But if he's close to playing then he's the No. 1 tight end to add for this week if you are just looking to stash someone. He's been out since Week 1 with a knee injury, but he could be a standout Fantasy tight end when healthy, ahead of Herndon and Everett. I'm picking up Henry in every league where available, and he could be a huge difference maker down the stretch. He's worth at least 10 percent of your FAAB.
LAR L.A. Rams • #81
Age: 25 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs SF LAR -4.5 O/U 49
OPP VS TE
1st
TE RNK
9th
OWNED
4%
YTD Stats
REC
18
TAR
26
REYDS
223
TD
1
FPTS/G
8.8
Everett is my favorite tight end for Week 6 of this trio, but it's contingent on Brandin Cooks (concussion) being out. If Cooks plays, the ceiling is lower for Everett against the 49ers this week. But it's hard to ignore his production in the past two games against Tampa Bay and Seattle when Everett had 16 targets for 12 catches, 180 yards and a touchdown, and he's scored at least 15 PPR points over that span. The only concern I have with Everett in regards to that production is Jared Goff threw 117 passes in those two games, so everyone saw a spike in targets. Still, it's worth investing in Everett if this is a sign of things to come, especially if Cooks is out. Everett is worth at least 10 percent of your FAAB.
WAIVER WIRE
KICKERS

Priority list: Zane Gonzalez (30%), Josh Lambo (57%), Chase McLaughlin (6%), Mike Nugent (53%)

WAIVER WIRE
DST

Priority list: Cowboys (65%) at NYJ, Seahawks (61%) at CLE, Packers (51%) vs. DET, Steelers (53%) at LAC, 49ers (44%) at LAR, Dolphins (1%) vs. WAS, Redskins (15%) at MIA

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