Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Miami Dolphins wide receivers DeVante Parker (left) and Preston Williams (right).
- Which fantasy football running backs and wide receivers should you target on the Week 6 waiver wire?
- Mike Randle goes position-by-position, hitting all of the relevant names, including two Dolphins WRs who deserve some consideration.
That was fun, huh?
Week 5 featured offensive explosions with players such as Will Fuller, Michael Thomas, Deshaun Watson, Christian McCaffrey, and Aaron Jones producing legendary fantasy performances.
Week 6 provides our first full bye week with the Bills, Bears, Colts, and Raiders all getting a chance to rest their injuries.
The Waiver Wire is thinning out, but there is still viable short and long term options worth your consideration.
Note: We’ve limited their recommendations to players owned in fewer than 50% of Yahoo leagues. All data as of Monday.
Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups
Quarterback Streaming Targets
Kirk Cousins, Vikings
Cousins silenced the critics with his best performance this season against the Giants, tallying 306 passing yards and two touchdowns.
The Vikings welcome the Eagles this week, who entered Week 5 allowing the most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers. The Vikings will certainly still skew run-heavy, but Cousins should be safe for a low-end Week 6 QB performance.
Gardner Minshew, Jaguars
I am officially a believer. The Washington State product has thrown two touchdowns in three consecutive games and four of his five games this season.
Against a Carolina defense that was allowing the seventh-fewest fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks, Minshew threw for 374 yards and almost won the game as time expired.
With home games in three of Jacksonville’s next four games, he is definitely worth a look in two-QB leagues and is a viable streaming option this week at home against New Orleans.