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2018 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 6: Start, Stash and Stream

Welcome back to Start, Stash and Stream where we provide an in depth look into the waiver wire landscape each week. After a week that saw a lot of points on the scoreboard from a wide range of players, this week’s version of the Start, Stash and Stream is stacked with a handful of young players who are starting to earn trust from their respective quarterbacks and are living up to their real-life draft position. Mix in a few injuries, especially Jay Ajayi, and there will be a few players worth starting immediately who should be available on your waiver wire.

As a note, bye week players worthy of Start, Stash and Stream consideration will find themselves in the “Stash” section from here on out, so be wary.

Start

  1. Wendell Smallwood, RB, Philadelphia Eagles (7% Yahoo ownership); (15-20% FAAB)
  2. Keke Coutee, WR, Houston Texans (34% Yahoo ownership); (15% FAAB)  
  3. Corey Clement, RB, Philadelphia Eagles (24% Yahoo ownership); (15% FAAB)
  4. Taylor Gabriel, WR, Chicago Bears (19% Yahoo ownership); (12-15% FAAB)
  5. Robby Anderson, WR, New York Jets (35% Yahoo ownership); (12-15% FAAB)
  6. Tre’Quan Smith, WR, New Orleans Saints (2% Yahoo ownership); (10% FAAB)
  7. Taywan Taylor, WR, Tennessee Titans (12% Yahoo ownership); (7-9% FAAB)
  8. Ronald Jones II, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (26% Yahoo ownership); (7-9% FAAB)
  9. Geronimo Allison, WR, Green Bay Packers (46% Yahoo ownership); (5-7% FAAB)
  10. DeDe Westbrook, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars (41% Yahoo ownership); (3-5% FAAB)
  11. Chris Godwin, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (40% Yahoo ownership); (3-5% FAAB)
  12. Cameron Brate, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (30% Yahoo ownership); (2-4% FAAB)
  13. C.J. Uzomah, TE, Cincinnati Bengals (22% Yahoo ownership)
  14. Antonio Callaway, WR, Cleveland Browns (30% Yahoo ownership); (2-4% FAAB)
  15. Chester Rogers, WR, Indianapolis Colts (3% Yahoo ownership); (1% FAAB)
  16. Derek Carr, QB, Oakland Raiders (42% Yahoo ownership); (1-2% FAAB) 
  17. Ryan Grant, WR, Indianapolis Colts (8% Yahoo ownership); (1% FAAB)

Monday changed a few things when the Eagles surprisingly placed RB Jay Ajayi on IR out of nowhere with a torn ACL. We’re leaning Wendell Smallwood over Corey Clement here, after Smallwood stole a goal line carry over Clement just a few weeks ago and has 16+ FPs in 2 of his last 3… Keke Coutee proved he was no fluke after his historic debut, grabbing six-of-seven targets and adding a score… Sam Darnold‘s nuts finally dropped as he hit Robby Anderson for not one, but two touchdowns. Training Wheels off, Quincy Enunwa banged up, and a history of catching fire = Anderson all day… Our guy Tre’Quan Smith filled in admirably for a hurt Ted Ginn, securing Drew Brees’ record-setting touchdown on a 62-yard bomb, before hauling in a second 35 yard score. Capable of a “whole route tree,” Smith would explode if he emerges as the No.2 WR here… Aaron Rodgers returned to form without Geronimo Allison in the lineup, but he’ll still be one of Rodgers’ preferred targets when he returns… Taylor Gabriel is the highest used WR in the Bears ascending attack. Deadly on screens in close. Enormous upside, could be the flex play that saves your season… The combination of Jameis Winston’s return and OJ Howard’s absence could mean good things for Cameron Brate over the next 3-4 weeks… The Colts receivers were a complete clown show without T.Y. Hilton, but Chester Rogers looks possessed more upside (8 receptions vs Patriots) than journeyman Ryan Grant. He’s racked up 11 targets and 8 receptions in back-to-back weeks, and, with Hilton still banged up, will be in line for top-WR volume against a Jets D that got carved up by Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas… CJ Uzomah underwhelmed in his first 2018 start (2 catches, 43 yards), but is staring at an every-down role with Tyler Kroft potentially shelved. That type of volume is enormous at such an unpredictable position.

Stash

  1. Nick Chubb, RB, Cleveland Browns (41% Yahoo ownership)
  2. D’Onta Foreman, RB, Houston Texans (20% Yahoo ownership); (10% FAAB)
  3. Christian Kirk, WR, Arizona Cardinals (9% Yahoo ownership) (8% FAAB)
  4. Josh Reynolds, WR, Los Angeles Rams (0% Yahoo ownership); (5% FAAB)
  5. Ty Montgomery, RB, Green Bay Packers (18% Yahoo ownership); (4-6% FAAB)
  6. Jack Doyle, TE, Indianapolis Colts (33% Yahoo ownership); (1-3% FAAB) 
  7. Theo Riddick, RB, Detroit Lions (19% Yahoo ownership); (1-3% FAAB)
  8. Duke Johnson, RB, Cleveland Browns (36% Yahoo ownership); (1-2% FAAB)
  9. Marcus Mariota, QB, Tennessee Titans (39% Yahoo ownership); (1% FAAB)
  10. Mike Davis, RB, Seattle Seahawks (19% Yahoo ownership) 
  11. Baker Mayfield, QB, Cleveland Browns (37% Yahoo ownership) 
  12. Peyton Barber, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (42% Yahoo ownership)
  13. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, Green Bay Packers (9% Yahoo ownership)
  14. Alfred Blue, RB, Houston Texans (2% Yahoo ownership)
  15. Frank Gore, RB, Miami Dolphins (9% Yahoo ownership) 
  16. Latavius Murray, RB, Minnesota Vikings (35% Yahoo ownership)
  17. Marlon Mack, RB, Indianapolis Colts (25% Yahoo ownership)
  18. Rishard Matthews, WR, Free Agent (13% Yahoo ownership)
  19. Marquise Goodwin, WR, San Francisco 49ers (49% Yahoo ownership)
  20. Cameron Meredith, WR, New Orleans Saints (11% Yahoo ownership)
  21. DJ Moore, WR, Carolina Panthers (19% Yahoo ownership) 
  22. Cole Beasley, WR, Dallas Cowboys (12% Yahoo ownership)
  23. Pierre Garcon, WR, San Francisco 49ers (47% Yahoo ownership)
  24. Jordan Matthews, WR, Philadelphia Eagles (3% Yahoo ownership)
  25. Rod Smith, RB, Dallas Cowboys (3% Yahoo ownership)
  26. Malcolm Brown, RB, Los Angeles Rams (2% Yahoo ownership)
  27. Dez Bryant, WR, Free Agent (17% Yahoo ownership)
  28. C.J. Anderson, RB, Carolina Panthers (25% Yahoo ownership)
  29. Ted Ginn Jr., WR, New Orleans Saints (31% Yahoo ownership)
  30. Jalen Richard, RB, Oakland Raiders (5% Yahoo ownership)
  31. Corey Grant, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars (4% Yahoo ownership)
  32. Geoff Swaim, TE, Dallas Cowboys (5% Yahoo ownership)
  33. Rashard Higgins, WR, Cleveland Browns (1% Yahoo ownership)
  34. Willie Snead IV, WR, Baltimore Ravens (5% Yahoo ownership)
  35. Doug Martin, RB, Oakland Raiders (4% Yahoo ownership)
  36. Mark Walton, RB, Cincinnati Bengals (0% Yahoo ownership)
  37. Charles Clay, TE, Buffalo Bills (15% Yahoo ownership)
  38. Dallas Goedert, TE, Philadelphia Eagles (9% Yahoo ownership)
  39. Zay Jones, WR, Buffalo Bills (1% Yahoo ownership)
  40. Chris Ivory, RB, Buffalo Bills (15% Yahoo ownership)
  41. Spencer Ware, RB, Kansas City Chiefs (6% Yahoo ownership) 
  42. Donte Moncrief, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars (11% Yahoo ownership) 
  43. Martavis Bryant, WR, Oakland Raiders (4% Yahoo ownership)
  44. Nick Vannett, TE, Seattle Seahawks (3% Yahoo ownership)
  45. Ryan Switzer, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers (1% Yahoo ownership)
  46. Kendrick Bourne, WR, San Fransisco 49ers (0% Yahoo ownership)
  47. Tyrell Williams, WR, Los Angeles Chargers (10% Yahoo ownership) 
  48. Ricky Seals-Jones, TE, Arizona Cardinals (27% Yahoo ownership)
  49. Jeff Heuerman, TE, Denver Broncos (1% Yahoo ownership)
  50. Ito Smith, RB, Atlanta Falcons (4% Yahoo ownership)
  51. Jordan Wilkins, RB, Indianapolis Colts (20% Yahoo ownership)
  52. Antonio Gates, TE, Los Angeles Chargers (13% Yahoo ownership)
  53. Stevan Ridley, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers (0% Yahoo ownership)

Nick Chubb would be a true RB1 in Hue Jackson‘s power-heavy run scheme that’s let Carlos Hyde build up a league-high six Rush TDs… Lamar Miller sucks, Alfred Blue is Alfred Blue, and D’Onta Foreman is set to return Week 7. Use your brain and stash him now… Christian Kirk showed off his elite speed when he took the opening play 75-yards for a score. He has legit upside, especially if Larry Fitzgerald ever breaks down… With both Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp in concussion protocol, Josh Reynolds could be in-line for a decent target share against the Broncos… Ty Montgomery did next to nothing in a plus-matchup, but this backfield is still a quagmire with no clear winner…. Although Eric Ebron cemented himself as a top-five fantasy tight endJack “The Beanstalk” Doyle is still a favorite red zone target of Andrew Luck… With both Geronimo Allison and Randall Cobb banged up, Marquez Valdes-Scantling hauled in 7-of-10 targets for 68 yards and a touchdown… Rishard Matthews was in Cleveland visiting the Browns on Monday after Rashard Higgins went down with a sprained MCL… DJ Moore was more involved in the Panthers offense after the bye week, securing all four of his targets for 49 yards… Ito Smith converted a goal line carry, while Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman watched from the sideline… With Gio Bernard out for a few weeks, Mark Walton is a Joe Mixon flare up away from bell-cow duties.

Stream

  1. Jameis Winston, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (17% Yahoo ownership)
  2. Alfred Morris, RB, San Francisco 49ers (42% Yahoo ownership)
  3. Mohamed Sanu, WR, Atlanta Falcons (32% Yahoo ownership)
  4. Green Bay Packers DST (52% Yahoo ownership)
  5. Phillip Dorsett, WR, New England Patriots (8% Yahoo ownership)
  6. Indianapolis Colts DST (3% Yahoo ownership)

Jameis Winston will make his season debut against the horrific Falcons defense. He couldn’t have asked for an easier defense to return against… It looks like Matt Breida will miss this week with an ankle sprain, giving Alfred Morris the keys to the Redskins backfield against the PackersCalvin Ridley continues to get all the headlines, but Mohamed Sanu has received seven-plus targets in the past three games… The Packers DST sucked against the Lions on the road, but get CJ Beathard at Lambeau… Tom Brady trusts Phillip Dorsett on intermediate routes and should be in for a shootout with Patrick Mahomes’ Chiefs.

Others, for those of you in leagues with your grandparents and pets (50-60% Yahoo ownership)

  1. Nyheim Hines, RB, Indianapolis Colts (59% Yahoo ownership); (10-12% FAAB)
  2. Quincy Enunwa, WR, New York Jets (53% Yahoo ownership); (10-12% FAAB)
  3. Bilal Powell, RB, New York Jets (55% Yahoo ownership); (5-7% FAAB)
  4. Keelan Cole, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars (57% Yahoo ownership); (4-6% FAAB)
  5. Austin Hooper, TE, Atlanta Falcons (51% Yahoo ownership)
  6. Benjamin Watson, TE, New Orleans Saints (55% Yahoo ownership)
  7. Alex Smith, QB, Washington Redskins (55% Yahoo ownership)

Week 5 Waiver Wire Rankings

  1. Wendell Smallwood, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
  2. Keke Coutee, WR, Houston Texans  
  3. Corey Clement, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
  4. Robby Anderson, WR, New York Jets
  5. Taylor Gabriel, WR, Chicago Bears 
  6. Geronimo Allison, WR, Green Bay Packers 
  7. Jameis Winston, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 
  8. Nick Chubb, RB, Cleveland Browns
  9. Tre’Quan Smith, WR, New Orleans Saints
  10. Christian Kirk, WR, Arizona Cardinals
  11. Chester Rogers, WR, Indianapolis Colts
  12. Taywan Taylor, WR, Tennessee Titans 
  13. Mike Davis, RB, Seattle Seahawks 
  14. Alfred Morris, RB, San Fransisco 49ers
  15. Ronald Jones II, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 
  16. Ty Montgomery, RB, Green Bay Packers
  17. DeDe Westbrook, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars 
  18. Chris Godwin, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 
  19. Cameron Brate, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 
  20. Antonio Callaway, WR, Cleveland Browns
  21. Josh Reynolds, WR, Los Angeles Rams
  22. Jack Doyle, TE, Indianapolis Colts
  23. Theo Riddick, RB, Detroit Lions
  24. Duke Johnson, RB, Cleveland Browns 
  25. Derek Carr, QB, Oakland Raiders
  26. Marcus Mariota, QB, Tennessee Titans 
  27. Ryan Grant, WR, Indianapolis Colts 
  28. Baker Mayfield, QB, Cleveland Browns 

Good luck finding these diamonds in the rough. Remember, some stashes can immediately become starts, so always stay updated with RSJ, as we will always provide the latest and greatest info.

To contact me with any questions or general fantasy football discussion, please email me at [email protected] or tweet me @AJGamballer.

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