The fantasy football season is a little over a fourth of the way over. This week marks a pivotal one for those fantasy teams on the bubble.
With four teams on byes this week, everyone might be searching the waiver wire for replacements. Here are some last-minute fantasy football adds to replace some big names in week 6.
QB- Kirk Cousins (MIN)
Minnesota Vikings’ quarterback Kirk Cousins is in for a solid fantasy day against an abysmal Falcons defense.
Although Cousins hasn’t had spectacular fantasy numbers this season, this could be the game where he breaks out.
The Falcons rank last in the NFL against fantasy quarterbacks. Just last week, Teddy Bridgewater had 20 fantasy points against the Falcons.
This season, every quarterback has had over 20 fantasy points against the Falcons. Even though Mitchell Trubisky and Nick Foles both played in week 3, they still combined for over 20 fantasy points as a collective unit.
With Dalvin Cook out, the Vikings could lean more on the passing game than the run.
Kirk Cousins is rostered in 23 percent of ESPN Leagues.
RB- Adrian Peterson (DET)
In his 15th NFL season, Adrian Peterson is still fantasy-relevant. However, is Peterson considered a weekly starter?
Not necessarily, but he makes for a great running back or flex option in week 6.
Through five weeks, Peterson gets the touches that fantasy owners love. Even though he isn’t much of a pass-catcher, he does get the majority of the carries in Detriot.
Peterson averages about 15 touches a game which makes for a solid streaming option in week 6.
If the Lions can get out to an early lead, Peterson can get more involved in the run game. In the only game that the Lions won this season, week 3 against the Cardinals, Peterson had 23 touches.
Peterson will get his touches in week 6 against the 25th worst defense against fantasy running backs.
He is rostered in 51 percent of ESPN leagues.
WR- Travis Fulgham (PHI)
Get used to hearing this name in Philadelphia.
He was a star last week for the Eagles and will look to repeat his week 5 performance.
Last week against a difficult Pittsburgh defense, Fulgham had 10 catches for 152 yards and one touchdown, good for 34 fantasy points.
Although he draws an even tougher matchup in week 6 against the Ravens, the upside for Fulgham is there.
With Zach Ertz being nonexistent this season, that leaves the door open for Fulgam to have another exceptional fantasy day.
Even though his matchup against Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey isn’t ideal, Fulgham has the potential to produce another 20+ fantasy performance.
He is rostered in 43 percent of ESPN leagues.
TE- Eric Ebron (PIT)
This is the second week in a row that Eric Ebron has made this list.
If Ebron is still available, pick him up.
Not only has he had back to back five-catch games, but he also draws an extremely favorable matchup this week against the Cleveland Browns.
Ben Roethlisberger‘s connection with Ebron has really blossomed into something special. With Diontae Johnson, the Steelers’ second receiver, out this week, Ebron can get more work in the passing game.
Ebron is ranked second on the Steelers in routes run and targets, only behind Juju Smith-Schuster.
In the past two games combined, Ebron has 10 catches for 95 yards and a touchdown.
The Browns are the 25th worst defense against tight ends this season which means Ebron should have a solid fantasy day.
He is rostered in just 46 percent of ESPN leagues.
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