Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Week 6 Waiver Wire - Add, Watch or Avoid


Add - Chad Henne – We saw what Tony Romo did last week against Denver in putting up 500 yards and 5 TD’s and while Henne is not even in the same conversation as Romo, Henne’s wide receivers are. Denver is allowing the 5th most fantasy points to QB’s and thanks to garbage time, Blackmon and Shorts should both go over 100 yards and Henne over 300 with a couple TD’s. With Matt Ryan on bye Henne is the perfect streamer. With Gabbert sidelined with a hamstring “pop” Henne is likely to run with the job thanks to the timing of Blackmon’s return.


Add - Zac Stacy – 5.6 yards per carry in week 5 and if his ribs check out, he will get another chance to start and keep rolling. While the offense is a mess, Stacy is an ideal replacement for Snelling or Miller/Thomas as bye week fill-ins.

Add -Marcel Reece – He may be the last man standing this week in Oakland with both McFadden and Jennings hurt. Reece is very serviceable when he gets volume and he won’t come off the field in passing situations if the other two are out. Keep an eye on practice reports.

Add Brandon Bolden (PPR) – Bolden is back healthy and will be a serviceable flex/rb3 in ppr formats. He should have a good game this week against the Saints where Brady will likely have to throw a ton to keep pace with Brees.

Watch - Andre Ellington, Mike Goodson (PPR)

Avoid – Despite David Wilson likely missing this Thursday’s game against the Bears, Brandon Jacobs and recently resigned Da’Rel Scott are not worth roster consideration; as Charles Barkley said: “Turrible.”


Add Terrance Williams – As long as Miles Austin is out, Williams has WR2 upside and even when Austin returns Williams should still be serviceable in three receiver sets. Even when Austin returns, how long will he stay healthy?

AddAustin Pettis – WR3/flex in PPR

Watch - Keenan Allen and Vincent Brown – Both are serviceable in deeper leagues but together they only have 37 catches after 5 weeks with a TD a piece. For perspective, Danny Woodhead has 34 catches and 3 receiving TD’s, out of the backfield. Wait and see if Keenan can separate himself. He almost had 2 TD’s (toe out of bounds) in week 5 and possibly a 3rd.

WatchJeremy Kerley (PPR), Markus Wheaton


Add Charles Clay – He was featured in the Week 3 waiver wire add column, so hopefully you added him then, if not and he’s on your waiver wire and you have a roster spot while he is on bye this week, then add him. He should come out of the bye even better as they iron out their offensive kinks.

AddBrent Celek – With Foles starting this week against Tampa and DeSean Jackson likely covered by Revis, Foles is going to be looking for a TE security blanket and that makes Celek a solid TE2 with TE1 upside.

WatchJeff Cumberland