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Week 6 Wide Receivers - Waiver Wire Pickups and Adds

It’s nice to write these articles when guys I have been keeping an eye on start making it to the top of the list. With the uptick in scoring this year, it’s been essential to find guys who don’t just offer a safe floor but offer the opportunity to score at a high clip. The hope is that some of the recommendations in this article will give you a nice ceiling each week.

I split this article into a few different sections. Waiver wire priorities will range from players you should try to add with some urgency all the way to players you should keep your eye on, but don’t make the move just yet unless you are in a deeper league. I’ll also sprinkle in a few guys you can potentially move on from.

Check here for a complete list of our Waiver Wire Adds for Week 6 for help at all the skill positions. As always, RotoBaller has you covered!

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Front Runners for Week 6 - Wide Receiver Additions

This group consists of wide receivers that I would recommend adding if they are available on your waiver wire. Some are more viable for PPR formats, so take note of that. These players have either earned a greater workload due to injury/performance issues or have shown that they can be weekly contributors to their NFL teams. All players listed have 50% or less ownership levels across fantasy leagues.

Keke Coutee - HOU (33% owned)

Last week I had Keke Coutee listed as a dark horse in this article because I wanted to see how Houston would use him with Will Fuller healthy and on the field at the same time. Coutee had a lot of work in Week 4, but Fuller also left with an injury and was questionable all week. The Texans answered my questions with ease on Sunday.

Six catches for 51 yards and a touchdown along with a rushing attempt was enough to show me the Texans are going to involve Coutee in the game plan every week. The Texans don’t have a good enough run game to get the backs involved often so Coutee could see those short yardage targets. It also helps that the Texans have two receivers that can stretch the field at will. There is going to be a lot of room to roam in the middle of the field.

Mohamed Sanu - ATL (32%owned)

Another quick riser from my article last week, Mohamed Sanu finds himself in the front runner’s category this week. It may be odd that I have a front runner who also shares snaps with Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley, but as I have explained several times over the past week, the emergence of Ridley is good for Sanu. Since Week 3, Sanu has 14 catches for 220 yards on 23 targets along with two touchdowns.

Since arriving in Atlanta, Sanu has been the WR2 and even though he has played well, I don’t think he is suited for that role. Sanu is much better playing out of the slot as the WR3 on the Falcons. All three of these guys can coexist and play well. Jones will always be Jones, while Ridley will be highly dependent on touchdowns and Sanu will be able to secure some volume in PPR leagues. Sanu is a player I would be able to place in my lineup as a WR3 or flex play in PPR leagues.


In the Running for Week 6 - Wide Receiver Additions

This group consists of wide receivers widely available on the waiver wire who aren't must-adds but could be worth stashing or streaming if the above options are already taken or if you are dealing with injuries.

Martavis Bryant - OAK (4% owned)

I am not exactly sure how Bryant finds himself on this list. I am not exactly sure how Bryant found himself on a team. After off-season rumblings that another suspension coming, Bryant was cut by the Oakland Raiders only to be re-signed later and now finds himself gaining steam week by week.

Bryant still hasn’t found the end zone this season but finally showed the big play ability he has been known for, grabbing three catches for 91 yards in Week 5. Can he find consistent production in this offense? Amari Cooper and Jordy Nelson haven’t yet, Jalen Richard has been up and down while Jared Cook continues to produce at tight end. Let’s see if Bryant can start to put together some consistent performances and find his way into our lineups.


Dark Horses for Week 6 - Wide Receiver Additions

This group consists of wide receivers who need some more time to show us what they have but should be on our radar still. Don’t jump to add them yet, but another week or two could prove to be fruitful.

Chester Rogers - IND (5% owned)

When I was looking for streaming options this week in the RotoBaller Experts League, Chester Rogers was on my short list. Coming off a decent performance against the Texans, Rogers had a nice matchup against the Patriots and it only got better once we learned T.Y. Hilton would be out.

In back to back weeks, Rogers has eight receptions on 11 targets. In PPR leagues, Rodgers could become the WR2 for Andrew Luck moving forward. If you think he only saw that volume because Hilton was out, keep in mind how many times Luck has thrown over the past two games. The Colts have 246 pass attempts this season, 57 more than the next closest team. More than enough targets to go around.

Christian Kirk - ARI (9% owned)

Will Josh Rosen be the savior for the Arizona Cardinals offense this season? He certainly could be the savior of Christian Kirk’s fantasy value. Kirk was able to haul in his first career touchdown Sunday against the 49ers. Kirk also had more receptions and yards than Larry Fitzgerald as well.

This isn’t to say Kirk will take over for Fitzgerald as the WR1 in Arizona, but to see Rosen forming a connection with Kirk so quickly is good. Fitzgerald has been hampered by a hamstring for a few weeks now, Ricky Seals-Jones has not been as good as hoped and David Johnson has been non-existent in the passing game. Kirk has a legit chance to start putting together some stats.


Say Goodbye for Week 6 - Wide Receiver Drops

This group consists of wide receivers who don't need to be owned. They aren't necessarily must-drop players, but if you need the roster space for one of the above players, don't hesitate to cut bait to chase upside.

Chris Hogan - NE (65% owned)

If you were high on Chris Hogan heading into the season, you were not alone. It was hard to find someone with a high trajectory than Hogan. For now, with Julian Edelman back and Josh Gordon starting to gain the confidence of Tom Brady, Hogan is going to find himself out of those targets soon. Hogan has not done enough up to this point of the season to retain much value moving forward.

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