This week in the NFL has some very entertaining games, with three finishing in overtime. Seattle, Minnesota, and Dallas all won with a game-winning score in the extra period. The Jacksonville Jaguars also won their first game of the season with a game-winning field goal in London. However, they are still 0-5 on American soil. Outside of that, most of the games were blowouts, and hopefully, week seven will bring some closer games.
Notable injuries: Kareem Hunt (calf), TY Hilton (quad), Antonio Gibson (shin), Kadarius Toney (quad), Latavius Murray (ankle)
Here are the top five waiver wire (<50% owned) adds for the week:
1. JD McKissic RB WAS (46.2% owned)
This one might be cheating because he isn’t that likely to be on your wire, but JD McKissic should immediately be a top priority if he is there. If Gibson inevitably misses time with a shin injury that has caused him to be questionable for pretty much the whole season, McKissic becomes a workhorse running back that will get 8+ targets per game. Even if Gibson is only out a week, Washington has a soft matchup against the Packers and has an RB1 ceiling next week.
2.Rhamondre Stevenson RB NE (11.5% owned)
Rhamondre Stevenson season is closely approaching in New England. The Patriots’ back has looked outstanding with limited work, and he finally put up a solid fantasy week with 64 total yards, a touchdown, and 3 receptions. With James White out and a lack of trust in JJ Taylor, Stevenson will establish himself as the third-down running back and a potential league winner.
3. AJ Green WR ARI (32.9% owned)
Outside of week 5, AJ Green has had exactly 6 targets in every game. In those games, he has averaged 14.4 fantasy points per game. He has quietly emerged as Arizona’s number two option, and he has proved himself to be a worthy weekly flex option. Green probably isn’t available in your league, but for two-thirds of the leagues on ESPN, he should be a definite add and a potential flex play with bye weeks coming up.
4. Demetric Felton RB CLE (2.9% owned)
With the Kareem Hunt injury news, Demetric Felton becomes a sneaky add in full PPR leagues. He is going to assume the Kareem Hunt role, getting many targets as they refuse to pass the ball to Nick Chubb. If you own multiple injured running backs, Felton is a solid start not just this week against a meh Broncos defense, but until Kareem Hunt comes back from his injury.
5. Chris Evans RB CIN (2% owned)
Chris Evans is in a similar situation to Demetric Felton, but he is not filling in for anyone injured. He seems to have taken the passing down back role from Joe Mixon and is a great end of the bench stash in all leagues bigger than 10 people. Evans is a pass-catching back who could be used in spot starts because of injuries or bye weeks. He has received equal or more touches than the previous week every week he’s played this year so he is clearly well-liked by the staff and someone to roster in deep leagues.
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