If your fantasy football roster has left something to be desired through five weeks, fear not, there is still plenty of time left to salvage your 2018 season if you act quickly. In fact, history has proven that it’s nearly impossible to win a fantasy football championship without successfully navigating the waiver wire.
Fantasy owners are at the point in the season where they have to start planning ahead for bye weeks and finding injury replacements. Rather than waiting until the week of or gameday, it would be wise to start adjusting your roster now to avoid any potential disastrous situations.
As we head into Week 6, we have identified a handful of players worth targeting on waivers. Here’s what we came up with.
Statistics courtesy of Pro-Football-Reference.
Keke Coutee, WR, Houston Texans
Coutee, a rookie fourth-round pick out of Texas Tech, has been nothing short of phenomenal in his first two NFL games, catching 17 passes for 160 yards and a touchdown on 22 targets.
It is clear that Coutee is going to have a role in the texans’ offense going forward — despite the presence of DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller.
These past two weeks were no fluke, Coutee will likely see double digit targets (or close to it) in every game from here on out.
Wendell Smallwood, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
Jay Ajayi is out for the season, and Corey Clement is still battling a leg injury. That leaves Smallwood as the lead option in Philadelphia for the time being — barring a trade for someone like LeSean McCoy or Le’Veon Bell, of course
Courtland Sutton, WR, Denver Broncos
We mentioned Sutton here last week, and our feelings haven’t changed. Sutton’s talent is undeniable (he caught his first career touchdown in Week 5), and in our eyes it’s only a matter of time before he truly pops as a fantasy option.
Mike Davis, RB, Seattle Seahawks
The Seattle running back situation may be frustrating for fantasy owners, but if the last two weeks are any indication, it’s clear that Davis is going to be a factor going forward.
Don’t be surprised if the former South Carolina Gamecock gets 12-15 carries per week from here on out.
Alfred Morris, RB, San Francisco 49ers
Morris’ chief competition for touches, Matt Breida, is nursing shoulder and ankle injuries that may cause him to miss the team’s Week 6 game against the Green Bay Packers on Monday night.
Even with Breida healthy and on the field, Morris has been seeing plenty of touches in 2018. Bottom line: If you are looking for an emergency running back option in Week 6, Morris should be a waiver wire priority.
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