Top Waiver Adds Heading Into Week 6
Chances are even if you're fantasy team is 5-0, you're looking at your league's waiver wire each week to make sure you have the most optimal roster possible. This week three of our top waiver adds are rookies, but that shouldn't dissuade you from picking them up. Success in fantasy football is all about opportunity, and all of these guys are in the position to help fantasy teams immediately.
QB: Geno Smith, New York Jets
Smith put on a show last Monday night, and put the Jets' offense on his back with a game winning drive against the Falcons. The talented rookie has scored at least 15 fantasy points per game in three of his five games this season, and enters Week 6 as the 14th ranked fantasy quarterback. The Jets have averaged nearly 30 pass attempts a game this season, and with one of the league's worst running attacks, that's not likely to change any time soon. Smith anchors this Jets offense, now he just needs to show more consistency.
RB: Zac Stacy, St. Louis Rams
Stacy's first start in the NFL last week didn't exactly wow too many people, but it was still the best performance any Rams' running back has put forth so far this season. The rookie back has earned another start this week, and will look to keep up his play against a tough Texans' defense. Stacy doesn't have a particularly high ceiling, but at this point in the game a starting running back is a starting running back, if Stacy's available on your waiver wire don't hesitate on picking him up.
WR: Keenan Allen, San Diego Chargers
As the number one receiver in San Diego, Allen has put up 195 yards and a touchdown over his past two games. Those numbers will be difficult for the rookie to maintain, but he's worthy of being rostered in all fantasy leagues, and is a solid bye week replacement for your more established studs. Allen and the Chargers have a tough match up against the Colts this week, but things get significantly easier with Jacksonville and Washington on the schedule coming up.
WR: Jerricho Cotchery, Pittsburgh Steelers
He's one of the least flashy receivers in the NFL, but Cotchery has quietly gotten it done for the Steelers this season. Through four games, the 10-year veteran has amassed 15 receptions, 248 yards and two touchdowns, good for more fantasy points than Greg Jennings, Dwayne Bowe and Vincent Jackson. Cotchery will be lucky to score another two touchdowns all season, but with bye weeks upon us you could do worse in your FLEX spot.
TE: Garrett Graham, Houston Texans
He's only owned in 22 percent of all ESPN leagues, but that number needs to be much higher now that Owen Daniels will be lost for 6-8 weeks with a leg fracture. Even with Daniels playing ahead of him on the depth chart all season, Graham has still managed to rack up three touchdowns through five games. With Daniels out of the picture, Graham is an intriguing option at TE, and could very well return Top 12 value. Matt Schaub has been struggling mightily for the Texans, which should translate into plenty of dump offs and check downs for Graham going forward.