If your fantasy football roster has left something to be desired through six weeks, fear not, there is still plenty of time left to salvage your 2018 season — if you act wisely and 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 account for bye weeks and find 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 7, we have identified a handful of players worth targeting on waivers. Here’s what we came up with.
Statistics courtesy of Pro-Football-Reference.
C.J. Uzomah, TE, Cincinnati Bengals
Tyler Eifert is out for the season and Tyler Kroft has a broken bone in his foot. That means Uzomah is the unquestioned No. 1 tight end in Cincinnati, and he no longer has to compete for tight end targets.
Going forward, it wouldn’t be all that crazy to expect Uzomah to repeat his Week 6 performance (seven targets, six receptions, 54 yards) on a consistent basis. If you have issues at tight end, the former Auburn standout should be your highest priority.
Jack Doyle, TE, Indianapolis Colts
All signs are pointing towards Doyle returning to action in Week 7. If he does, the former undrafted free agent out of Western Kentucky, who has an outstanding rapport with Andrew Luck, has instant fantasy value — especially with Eric Ebron battling several nagging injuries.
Christian Kirk, WR, Arizona Cardinals
Over the last three weeks, it has become abundantly clear that Kirk has a special connection with quarterback Josh Rosen. And Kirk’s target numbers should only increase as the Cardinals continue to tweak their offense to fit Rosen’s skillset. He may not provide immediate returns, but it would make sense to pick up and stash the former Texas A&M star this week.
Courtland Sutton, WR, Denver Broncos
We are likely starting to sound like a broken record here, but we’ll say it again. Sutton is on the verge of breaking out for the Broncos. He is already the team’s best red zone threat, and he clearly has Case Keenum’s trust on deep balls.
Bottom line: Why not add Sutton now before he becomes a household name later in the season.
Ito Smith, RB, Atlanta Falcons
With Devonta Freeman now officially on Injured Reserve, Smith is in line to see an increased workload going forward. Yes, Tevin Coleman will be the Falcons’ starter and will likely see 15+ touches per game. But over the last three weeks, it has become clear that Smith is Atlanta’s guy near the goal line.
If you have an open roster spot, we would recommend adding Smith as a bye week streaming option.
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