Fantasy Football Week 6: “Waiver Wire Wonders”
Here’s Stripe Hype’s weekly “Waiver Wire Wonders” for your fantasy football team needs. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
QB – Austin Davis, St. Louis Rams
It’s really hard to trust these signal callers that come out of nowhere like Davis. However, he’s had a solid last two games. In both games he threw three touchdowns and also threw the ball over 40 times, which is great in fantasy football. Davis gets a tough matchup this week versus the 49ers, but he’s at home and could be playing from behind once again. Davis makes for a fine bye week fill in.
RB – Antone Smith, Atlanta Falcons
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This would be a super flier, but honestly I don’t know who else to trust waiver wire wise. Smith is doing the same thing that he did last year, using the limited amount of touches to show he deserves more time. The Falcons’ backfield is reminiscent of the Saints’ two years ago with no true player to count on. Falcons head coach Mike Smith admitted that Smith deserves more time, I agree.
WR – Mohammad Sanu, Cincinnati Bengals
Sanu somehow finds a way to put up points every single week and was one of the only bright spots for the Bengals during the Patriots game. Sanu is still only owned in 28% of Yahoo leagues and has already had his bye. I don’t know if wide receiver Marvin Jones will ever be right this season with his continuing injury woes, so Sanu makes for a very nice WR 3/4 during bye weeks. Ride Sanu until he doesn’t produce.
TE – Jared Cook, St. Louis Rams
One more time for Cook as he is owned in only 22% of Yahoo leagues and is overly due for a touchdown. Cook was targeted an amazing 10 times against an Eagles defense that has been good against tight ends. I take note when a tight end receives that kind of targets and you should too, especially if you own Jimmy Graham who could miss some time.