Waiver Wire Pick Ups: Week Six
5. Nelson Agholor WR (Philadelphia Eagles)
Coming into this season he had absolutely no expectations with his inability to catch the ball. He seems to have turned over a new leaf this year, on pace to surpass his all-purpose yards in the next few games. While also combining for as many touchdowns in the first 5 games this season as in his career. Currently wide receiver 37 in fantasy averaging 10.3 PPG I see him as a solid flex option who has high upside. Available in less than 20% of leagues you better snatch him up quick with the massive amount of season-ending injuries to players at his position.
4. David Njoku TE (Cleveland Browns)
I don’t usually buy into pass catchers on the Browns, but Njoku seems to be developing into a franchise Tight End. With the injury to Charles Clay, he could be a solid replacement option until he comes back. He has had only 2 bad games this year which is shocking considering how bad the Browns offense is. Even though he is currently TE 20 I see him on the rise with more and more comfortability not only in the offense but also In the NFL in general. He has a chance to have a solid game this week as well against a beat up Texans team that struggles to stop tight ends from having big games. He’s available in less than 5% of leagues so I don’t think you will have to rush to get him.
3. Mike Wallace WR (Baltimore Ravens)
Following a terrible start to the season the first three games Wallace seems to have found the connection he had with quarterback Joe Flacco again averaging 16.9 PPG the past two games. With no real threat to see targets in this offense besides maybe Jeremy Maclin he will see plenty of targets going forward. Not only is he a great pick up to replace some of the injured wideouts from this weekend, but he also is a solid flex option this weekend facing a secondary in the Bears that isn’t that good. He is available in just over 50% of leagues so technically he shouldn’t make my list I just believe he needs to be owned in every league going forward.
2. Jerick McKinnon RB (Minnesota Vikings)
I have to admit I might have been wrong about Latavious Murray last week when I said he was the lead back in the Vikings backfield with the loss of Dalvin Cook for the season. McKinnon produced 146 yards on 22 carries compared to Murray’s measly 43 yards on 14 touches. The thing McKinnon adds is his ability to catch out the backfield. Going forward he is a must-start in the flex with RB 2 upside. He is available in less than 30% of leagues, but after his performance on Monday night, he will be owned in most leagues pretty quick.
1. Wayne Gallman RB (New York Giants)
The Giants offense has been absolutely horrible when they had OBJ and Brandon Marshall with them both out for the season and Sterling Sheppard fighting an ankle injury there are pretty much no weapons left besides Gollman and tight end Evan Engram. Since he started getting playing time in week 4 he has shown the potential of being a great back sometime in the near future. The rookie out of Clemson is averaging 13.1 PPG when he plays. Going forward he should be the number one back for the Giants. With limited options and Eli Manning’s inability to throw the ball downfield this season, they are going to have to run the ball, Plus they need to see what they have in Gallman going forward to see if he is the guy. He is owned in less than 30% of leagues and I don’t see that skyrocketing with no real major injury at the position. He needs to be owned in every league though especially with the lack of depth at the position.