Having a good fantasy draft sets a team up really well, but most of the time to win a fantasy football league, acquisitions need to be made during the season. Each week there are several players worth exploring on the waiver wire. Here are five players to add in fantasy football week 6. (Note: These are best used for standard scoring leagues. All players are owned in less than 50 percent of ESPN leagues)
1. Alexander Mattison, RB, Minnesota Vikings
This week, Dalvin Cook suffered an injury. He has been an injury-prone player in the past and could miss time, even if that isn’t official yet. Alexander Mattison has proven to be a solid running back while filling in for Cook in the past.
Against Seattle, Mattison ran the ball 20 times for 112 yards and also had three receptions for 24 yards and a touchdown. He will be worth picking up and starting if Cook is out, especially if Cook is out for a decent amount of time. Mattison is available in 59 percent of ESPN leagues.
2. Chase Claypool, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
Claypool had a breakout game this week against the Eagles. He had seven receptions for 110 yards and three touchdowns. Claypool added three carries for six yards and a touchdown. It looks like the Steelers will start to get him more involved.
His performance was aided by the fact that Diontae Johnson left the game, but there is no way that the Steelers stop going to Claypool because he is a nightmare matchup. Claypool is available in over 90 percent of ESPN leagues.
3. Travis Fulgham, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
Travis Fulgham has come out of nowhere to be a great receiver for the Eagles. Against the Steelers, he finished the game with 10 receptions for 152 yards and a touchdown. He was targeted 13 times, showing a rapport with Carson Wentz.
As the Eagles get healthier at wide receiver, Fulgham could slide down the depth chart again. For now though, he is one of the only receivers that is producing, as he had a good game in week 4. Fulgham is available in virtually every ESPN league.
4. Damien Harris, RB, New England Patriots
With the Patriots having COVID issues, they did not play in week 5. Harris is still trending after his performance against Kansas City in week 4 when he carried the ball 17 times for 100 yards.
It is always tough to trust Patriots’ running backs in fantasy, but Harris did play well and is worth rostering to see if he continues to play well. He is owned in 40 percent of ESPN leagues.
5. Tim Patrick, WR, Denver Broncos
The Broncos didn’t play this week, but Patrick is still worth adding. In week 4, he had six receptions for 113 yards and a touchdown. It looks like he is trending and if he can keep the momentum up when the Broncos come back, he is worth rostering.
Denver will likely get Drew Lock back for their next game, which increases Patrick’s value. Other receivers are injured, which is giving Patrick his opportunity to shine. He is available in over 80 percent of ESPN leagues.
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