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Fantasy Football 2021: Week 6 Waiver Wire

Remember Week 6 starts the Bye Weeks in the NFL. The teams on a Bye this week: Atlanta Falcons, New York Jets, New Orleans Saints, and San Francisco Niners.

It wasn’t enough that you had to search the waiver wire to find replacements for your injured players. Now you have to account for the Bye Weeks too.

Here are a few players to consider for streaming options:

QUARTERBACKS

TAYLOR HEINICKE, WFT, ROSTERED 19%

Heinicke absolutely had a horrible game in Week 5 against the New Orleans Saints.  He went 20-of-41 for 248 passing yards, zero touchdowns, and two interceptions.  He had five carries for 40 yards and was sacked twice.

The good news, Week 6, he goes against the Kansas City Chiefs. The over/under for that game is 55.5, and the Chiefs are a 6.5 point favorite.

The better news, Week 6 is seemingly an aberration for Heinicke. He had seven passing touchdowns and three interceptions in his last three games before Week 6, including his one rushing touchdown against the Buffalo Bills.

The best news is that the Kansas City Chiefs are giving up the most fantasy points to the quarterback position through five weeks. They have given up 10 touchdowns, allowed 112 completions on 166 attempts, and surrendered 1,543 passing yards.

If you have Matt Ryan, Daniel Jones, Russell Wilson, or Jameis Winston, Heinicke may be your man for one week.

Also, consider: Tua Tagovailoa, 15% Rostered (Week 6 @ Jacksonville London Game); Carson Wentz, 13% Rostered (Week 6 v Houston Texans); and Ben Roethlisberger, 23% Rostered (Week 6 v Seattle Seahawks)

RUNNING BACKS

DARREL WILLIAMS, KANSAS CITY CHIEFS, ROSTERED 16%

The MCL injury to Clyde Edwards-Helaire makes Williams (and Jerick McKinnon) next men up.

This is a run (pun intended) towards a high-powered offense where the running back will have a low ceiling and a manageable floor.

When CEH went down, Williams stepped up and finished with five carries for 27 yards, five targets, three receptions for 18 yards. William’s value lies in the juggernaut that is the Chiefs offense.

In Week 6, they play the WFT, who, through five weeks, are much more porous against the passing attack. This will put a ceiling on Williams’s fantasy value, but the WFT did allow Alvin Kamara to rush for 71 yards and a touchdown last week.

Also, consider: Devontae Booker, Rostered 6% (Week 6 v Los Angeles Rams); Alex Collins, Rostered 37% (Week 6 v Pittsburgh Steelers); and JD McKissic, Rostered 45% (Week 6 v Kansas City Chiefs)

TIGHT ENDS

ZACH ERTZ, PHILADELPHIA EAGLES ROSTERED 37%

Ertz’s Week 6 was abysmal. He finished with one reception for seven yards. However, he was the third most targeted player in Philadelphia (6) and doubled the other tight-end Dallas Goedert targets.

Ertz is on the field for a 57.1% snap share and has a 13.8% target share. He has also been targeted in the red zone five times.

This week the Eagles will meet the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday Night Football. Tampa Bay is currently giving up the third-most fantasy points to the tight-end position.

Also, consider: Ricky Seals-Jones, Rostered 2% (Week 6 v Kansas City Chiefs): Evan Engram, Rostered 31% ( Week 6 v Los Angeles Rams); and David Njoku, Rostered 3% (Week 6 v Arizona Cardinals)

WIDE RECEIVERS

KADARIUS TONEY, NEW YORK GIANTS, ROSTERED 17%

The Giants are currently nursing a shocking number of injuries, including Darius Slayton, Sterling Shepard, and Kenny Golladay.

Last week Toney was targeted 13 times for 10 receptions and 189 yards. The week before, against the Saints, he saw nine targets for six receptions and 78 yards. It is clear that Toney’s usage is on the uprise.

This week the Giants find themselves a 10.5 point underdog against the Los Angeles Rams. This will necessitate either Mike Glennon or Jones throwing the ball a lot. Unfortunately, the options are limited, and well, Toney is healthy and able.

Also, consider: Tim Patrick, Rostered 31% (Week 6 v Las Vegas Raiders); Josh Gordon, Rostered 38% (Week 6 @ WFT); and Amon-Ra St. Brown, Rostered 3% (Week 6 v Cincinnati)

CONCLUSION

Good Luck! Keep your eyes out for injury status. Will Jones get out of concussion protocol, can Tagavailoa suit up this week, and of course, the severity of CEH’s injury.

Any injury questions, you can always hit up the fantasy sports doc on Twitter @TFSDoc. Tell him I sent Ya!

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Football enthusiast, dog mom, numbers geek who is also a long practicing social distancer. I am a fan of sports, but specifically the NFL. The Chargers no matter their locale is who we will be bonding over…because let’s face it writing about a team with so much talent, so many injuries, so many close games and the potential every season to see post-season is what it is all about! Let’s talk fantasy football, let’s talk about the players on the field and the production (or lack thereof), but let’s talk about the Bolts. PS If you have pictures of your dogs, cats (in Chargers gear) don’t be ashamed, send them to me, via Instagram, Facebook or Twitter (no, really, I want them). And always passionate polite respectful conversations always accepted.

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