Week 6 of the NFL season just wrapped up, and if you're a Fantasy Football player that means you're scanning the waiver wire for players to help take your team to the next level. Fortunately, I've already done that for you. Each week I will be listing players owned in less than 50% of Fantasy Football leagues that can help turn your team into a Championship contender.
Tua Tagovailoa (7% owned)
Even with the Week 7 bye, Tua is one of the pickups of the week. It was announced earlier today that the dual-threat QB would be the starter for the Dolphins going forward, supplanting veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick. The Dolphins' offense has been surprisingly good, and with Tua under Center it provides another wrinkle to the offense that opposing defenses must worry about. Expect Tua to come out of the bye with a good handle of the offense and production going forward. It's Tua Time in Miami.
Jalen Hurts (1% owned)
With Zach Ertz and Miles Sanders both going down on Sunday, the Eagles are desperate for production from anywhere. After the game, HC Doug Pederson suggested that this means Hurts could see more involvment going forward. Playing primarily as a gadget-QB so far in Philly, Hurts has been underwhelming despite Wentz playing poorly. But if the Eagles plan on winning some games, they need to try something new. I'm expecting Hurts starts seeing more touches/opportunity from here on out.
Boston Scott (16% owned)
As mentioned above with Jalen Hurts, Boston Scott will be expected to get a good amount of touches Thursday with RB Miles Sanders expected to miss the game. Not much of a runner at this point, Scott does have potential in FF as a pass-catcher, as he saw 4 targets in limited action this past Sunday. Scott is only worth rostering as long as Sanders is out, and that is strictly due to opportunity he may receive. He is droppable upon Sanders' return.
JaMycal Hasty (1% owned)
With the 49ers continuing to only use McKinnon as a change-of-pace back, it was Hasty who took over when Raheem Mostert left Sunday night with a high ankle sprain. With Mostert, Coleman (knee), and Jeff Wilson (calf) all injured, it opens the door for Hasty to have a big game for a team that runs the ball quite effectively, and often. Even with a tough matchup against the Patriots on Sunday, Hasty is a must-add in 12-team leagues as long as McKinnon is the only other healthy RB on the roster.
Frank Gore (34% owned)
It makes me cringe putting Frank Gore on here knowing how bad the Jets offense is, but with HC Adam Gase refusing to use La'Mical Perine, the opportunity is too much to look past. Gore continuously sees at least 10 carries a game, and is a dump-off option in the passing game. He won't wow you with points, but if you're desperate for RB help he could be an option for you with how stubborn the Jets coaching staff has been.
Christian Kirk (41% owned)
Kirk hasn't received an insane amount of targets with D-Hop now on the roster, but he does make the most of the ones he gets. Against the Cowboys Kirk put up 2 TDs on 3 targets; one for 80 yards. In PPR formats, Kirk has only scored less than 10 points once this season in games he's played. Facing a poorous Seattle Defense on Sunday, Kirk has the opportunity to explode yet again.
Adam Humphries (9% owned)
Humphries came back on Sunday after missing a portion of the season due to being on the Covid-19 list. In his 1st game back since he played great, catching all 6 of his targets and scoring a TD against the Texans. With Jonnu Smith exiting the game and potentially missing a couple weeks himself, it allows Humphries the opportunity to get work underneath and in the zone. With Ryan Tannehill playing lights out, Humphries has decent FLEX appeal.
Cole Beasley (34% owned)
Beasley has proven himself to be a reliable target for QB Josh Allen, and has managed at least 5 targets in all but one game this year. Even in that one game (4 targets), Beasley managed to score a TD to salvage the day. His lowest scoring game was Week 1 and has yet to go under 10 points in PPR formats since then. With a delicious matchup with the horrendous New York Jets, Beasley can provide some help to WR-needy teams.
Demarcus Robinson (1% owned)
With Sammy Watkins out, it was Robinson who played the role as the #2 WR; not Mecole Hardman. Robinson in turn churned out a 5 catch performance for 69 yards. With Watkins still on the fence for a Week 7 return, Robinson has potential to put up the similar numbers to the former. A plus matchup with Denver on Sunday gives Robinson a great chance to put up numbers in the Chiefs pass-heavy offense.
Darren Fells (6% owned)
With Jordan Atkins out, Fells filled in and provided 85 yards and a TD against the Titans. With the Texans passing a lot more as they find themselves playing catch-up due to their poor defense, it allows great opportunity for the pass-catchers in that offense. Watson has a tendency to look for a check-down when given the opportunity, so as long as Atkins is out Fells can have a role on this offense. He shouldn't be more than a TE2 but given how this season has played out for this position, that's better than nothing at this point.
Richard Rodgers (0% owned)
With Dallas Goedert and Zach Ertz both out for the forseeable future, Rodgers will get the start at Tight End for the Eagles. Against the Ravens Rodgers managed 3 catches for 31 yards, and with Wentz continuously throwing to his TEs, Rodgers is instantly fantasty-relevant as long as the other two are unable to suit up. With a soft schedule ahead for the Eagles, Rodgers could provide TE2 outlook until Ertz or Goedert return.
* Players to keep an eye on going forward: JD McKissic, Tim Patrick, Anthony Firkser, AJ Green, Corey Davis, DeSean Jackson, Alshon Jeffery, Gio Bernard, Antonio Brown.
Each week I'll be here to give you the who's who for waiver wire pickups to help lead your Fantasy team to the ultimate goal: To bring home a championship. Hopefully some of the names on this list find their way onto your team, and may the odds forever be in your favor.