Fantasy Football: Best Week 6 add/drops from waiver wire

By Alex Butler  |  Oct. 10, 2017 at 11:02 AM
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Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The top waiver wire adds and top drops for Week 6 of the fantasy football season include some huge names.

Odell Beckham Jr. was perhaps the biggest fantasy football roster domino to fall in Week 5. But he wasn't even the only New York Giants wide receiver banged up in that game. That paves the way for guys like Roger Lewis to earn some waiver wire priority for the coming week of games.

Also of note: LeSean McCoy, A.J. Green, Ezekiel Elliott, Russell Wilson and Dez Bryant are benched this weekend due to Week 6 byes.

That means you are more than likely in need of some lineup help to get an edge on your Week 6 opponent.

Here are the players I'm targeting to add on my Week 6 waiver wire and some of the players I'm willing to drop.


QB | Kevin Hogan; RB | Marlon Mack, Aaron Jones; WR | Will Fuller, Roger Lewis; TE | Ed Dickson; D/ST | Atlanta Falcons; K | Nick Novak


QB | Joe Flacco; RB | Matt Breida, Elijah McGuire; WR | John Brown, Mike Wallace, Jermaine Kearse; TE | George Kittle; D/ST | New Orleans Saints


QB | Ben Roethlisberger; RB | Terrance West. Jacquizz Rodgers, Jamaal Williams; WR | Odell Beckham Jr; TE | Dwayne Allen


Cleveland Browns quarterback Kevin Hogan might not be on the top of your list for players you want to put in your Week 6 fantasy football lineup, but he has use in larger leagues and definitely in two QB formats. The second-year gunslinger completed 16-of-19 passes in Week 5 for 194 yards, two scores and two interceptions. He also rumbled for 30 rushing yards. With several starting quarterbacks on a bye, he might be worth a shot against the Houston Texans, a team that just lost J.J. Watt for the year.


Aaron Jones had a crack of opportunity in Week 5 and he literally ran with it. Jones started in place of the injured Ty Montgomery in the Green Bay Packers' win against the Dallas Cowboys. The rookie turned his first career start into a 19-carry, 125-yard performance on the ground. He also got into the end zone. With a performance like that, and back-to-back weeks with touchdowns, Jones is making his case to see more snaps for the Packers. He should be owned in all fantasy football league as he has RB2 upside.

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones falls into the end zone for a 7-yard touchdown Sunday against the Dallas Cowboy at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Photo by Ian Halperin/UPI


Who is Roger Lewis? He's the only healthy wide receiver on the New York Giants' depth chart. That makes him relevant this week and for the rest of the season, quite frankly. Yes, Odell Beckham Jr. went down in Week 5 to a horrible injury. But the Giants receivers were struggling before that. Lewis didn't have much work last week, but he did turn his only catch into a 29-yard touchdown against the Los Angeles Chargers. I expect the Giants to be throwing a ton for the rest of the season as their running game has struggled and they will likely be playing from behind.


Carolina Panthers tight end Ed Dickson broke out in Week 5 and has hitched a ride on the Cam Newton comeback train. It was no secret that Greg Olsen was one of Newton's favorite targets in this passing game. With Olsen out of the picture this season and none of the outside threats really stepping up in a major way, Dickson brings reliability to the fold. Dickson piled up 175 yards on just five catches on Sunday against the Detroit Lions and I don't think this is a fluke. Dickson is a TE1 for me this week against the Philadelphia Eagles.

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