Week 5 is almost in the books – only tonight’s incredibly fascinating Jets-Vikings game is left – and, as is usual on a Monday morning, there is plenty of carnage that will affect fantasy teams moving forward.
Does your team have Aaron Rodgers? He was concussed yesterday and could miss Week 6. Were you counting on Mark Clayton as one of your top three receivers? He’s out for the rest of the year. Do you own Knowshon Moreno? He still can’t get that troublesome hamstring to cooperate.
Of course, the bye weeks don’t stop just because your team has injury issues, and there are four more this week. Carolina, Arizona, Cincinnati, and Buffalo are all off this week. That means holes in your fantasy lineups, and that means you need some waiver wire sleeper suggestions.
Lucky for you, that’s what we do on Mondays so you can get a leg up on your competition.
Fantasy Football Week 6 Waiver Wire Sleeper Picks
* – As always, the criteria for making the list below is that the player be owned in less than 50% of Yahoo leagues.
Fantasy Football Week 6 Waiver Wire Sleepers: QB
Over his last three games, V.Y. has four TD passes and no INTs. He was splendid against Dallas in Week 5, with two TD passes and a couple of nice runs. In Week 6, Vince gets to face a Jacksonville defense that has been giving up big yards and points to every team it faces.
David Garrard, Jacksonville (29%, vs Tennessee)
Garrard has five TD passes and only one INT over his last two weeks. The Titans can be thrown on, and Garrard typically plays much better at home. He also remembered that he has Mike Sims-Walker in Week 5, and the emergence of Marcedes Lewis as a red zone threat is huge.
Matt Cassel, Kansas City (24%, at Houston)
Understand, I don’t like Cassel very much. He’s been downright awful so far this year and his receivers aren’t helping him out any. But…Kansas City is facing a Houston defense that is giving up big time fantasy points left and right to QBs. Cassel does also have a 3 TD, 0 INT performance this year, so he is capable of fantasy goodness in the right situation. If you’re in a bye week pinch, you could do worse than this matchup.
Fantasy Football Week 6 Waiver Wire Sleepers: RB
Willis McGahee, Baltimore (33%, at New England)
Ray Rice has been healthy two straight weeks, and Willis McGahee has scored touchdowns in two straight weeks. McGahee was particularly effective in Week 5, rumbling for 67 yards on 10 carries. That makes 24 carries over the last two weeks, and he faces a defense that hasn’t done a great job of stopping the run. Solid flex option.
Head over to MSF Fantasy Sports to see who my Week 6 Sleeper Special is, and to see the rest of my Week 6 waiver wire sleeper picks at RB, WR, TE, and D/ST.