The fantasy football gods have struck again with the injury bug, showing us once again the importance of handcuffing your guys.
There's a great chance that you'll need one of these guys due to injury or even the bye week. We only lose two teams to bye this week, the Kansas City Chiefs and the New Orleans Saints.
Sure you're missing a few important fantasy pieces there, but you'll survive.
For week 6, here are my fantasy football waiver wire adds.
I bought into the Montee Ball hype again this year, and again I was wrong. With Ball expected to miss several weeks following his week 5 groin injury I believe Hillman will fill his role.
Of course the expectation is that there will be some kind of RBBC, however CJ Anderson was a healthy scratch in week 5, meaning Hillman must have surpassed him on the depth chart.
I think if you need a RB, Hillman is the first guy you should be targeting.
Rashad Jennings is rumored to be out several weeks because of a sprained knee. We saw how well Jennings has been running behind this line, it now appears that it is Andre Williams turn.
With an offensive line that Football Outsiders has ranked as a top-10 run defense through the first 5 weeks, I'm willing to bet on Andre Williams as a starter in week 6.
The Jets run defense is actually good. Don't let the 182 total yards from Branden Oliver convince you otherwise. With Donald Brown suffering a concussion and Ryan Matthews still out with injury, it appears that Branden Oliver is the next man up.
Brown has looked rough behind this offensive line, while Oliver looked full of life in week 5. Sure you have to worry about the eventual return of both guys. But Ryan Matthews is made of glass, which means Oliver may be in the picture the rest of the way.
Hunter may have been dropped in your league as many people have left him for dead. Now don't get me wrong, he only had three receptions in week 5. That doesn't exactly instill confidence, but he did show off his talent.
He'll likely be playing with Charlie Whitehurst at QB, with Locker getting hurt again in week 5. I think Hunter is worth owning. Starting...now thats another debate entirely.
Zac Stacy injured his calf in week 5, andddd he also fumbled the ball. You can questions if it was the injury or the fumble that landed him out of the game.
Either way Cunningham played well in Stacy's place and could get an uptick in carried. But then again they have a brutal RB schedule for the next 4 weeks. If you're not a Stacy owner I'm not sure if Cunningham is someone you'll want to start. The next two weeks they face San Fran and Seattle. Yikes.
I hyped this guy up before week 1 as someone I thought that could have value down the road. I'm not sure we're having the fantasy value conversation yet, but he's at least showing promise.
I think Antone Smith warrants a spot on your bench, at least for now. The guy has had a touchdown of 30 yards or more in 6 of his last 8 games where he got a touch. That's rediculious.
You should also know that those 6 touchdowns have come on 23 touches in that timespan. Mike Smith has said that he's earned more playing time, which is promising. I think he's a guy to grab if you're feeling lucky or have the space.
If Steven Jackson were to go down this could get interesting.
If for some reason this guy is out there, please go get him. This guy is legit and needs to be owned.
I know their upcoming schedule isn't promising (See Cunningham) but he's the #1 guy on an offense that is going to throw. Scoop him up now.
Tennessee Titans Defense
Just because it's the easy answer doesn't mean it's wrong.
They're playing the Jaguars, which is the go to streaming defense each week it seems. I could understand if you want to look elsewhere, just because they've scored -3 points combined in the past 4 games. But hey luck has to turn around sometime right?
The Fantasy Football Waiver Wire
Look, all of these guys may not be available in your league. At the very least a few of them should be.
You can always improve your fantasy football team. Don't think you own/drafted the perfect bunch of players, odds are something will go wrong at some point.
Think I missed someone for week 6? Hate my recommendations? I'm always down to talk fantasy football.
For the record, I never actually played football. I have no doubt that I would get crushed running across the middle for a pass, every single time.