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2019 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 6: Start, Stash & Stream

We’re back for the 2019 Fantasy Waiver Wire Week 6 Start, Stash and Stream, where we break down the Free Agent landscape and give you the best picks for the short and long haul. We’ll keep building on our Week 5 Waiver Wire momentum.

Per usual, think of this Waiver Wire set-up kind of like dating. In the first category, you’ve met “the one,” the love of your life, and you want to keep him/her forever. Those are your “Starts.”

Next, you have the person you’ve known for a while, but you find yourself asking: what are we? One week in, one week out, holding on for comfort and little else… they’re the “Stashes.” You just can’t quit them.

And then you have that Tinder date that serves a one-time purpose, most often leaving you feeling dirty and hopeless, but occasionally a solo home run. These are your “Streams.”

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With all that went down Week 5, here’s what we can use going forward.

Note – Ownership % based on Yahoo; all players are less than 50% owned

Start

  1. Gerald Everett, TE Los Angeles Rams (9% owned)

Our lone waiver wire acquisition you can immediately plug into your lineups going forward is Gerald Everett from the Rams. QB Jared Goff hasn’t been spectacular which has resulted in higher percentage and shorter throws to Cooper Kupp and Everett. Last week Everett had 11 targets for 7-136 against the Seahawks. Two games in a row of double digit fantasy points should put him on radars and he can fill in for other struggling TE options.

Stash

  1. Hunter Henry, TE Los Angeles Chargers (40% owned)
  2. Chris Herndon, TE New York Jets (29% owned)
  3. Gardner Minshew II, QB Jacksonville Jaguars (24% owned)
  4. Kareem Hunt, RB Cleveland Browns (49% owned)
  5. Chase Edmonds, RB Arizona Cardinals (3% owned)

Injured TE Hunter Henry sounds like he could be returning from his injury sooner rather than later. Which is good news, considering this Chargers offense has been seriously lacking playmakers outside of Keenan Allen and Austin Ekeler. The return of Melvin Gordon will help, but Henry would be a welcomed addition and quickly move up the ranks of Chargers pass catchers.

Chris Herndon is scheduled to return this week for the Jets offense — hopefully alongside Sam Darnold. This offense has been absolutely awful and there’s nowhere to go but up for them. Darnold should elevate this offense to something similar we saw in Week 1 and Herndon looks like someone who should get plenty of looks behind Crowder and Anderson.

Minshew Mania has taken over the NFL and Garnder Minshew looks like he’s capable of being a franchise QB in Jacksonville. He threw for 374 yards and 2 scores last week against the Panthers, and has a season low of 16 fantasy points back in Week 2. He has command of the offense and has some favorable matchups on deck. If your QB’s bye is approaching or he just stinks in general, consider Minshew going forward.

Nick Chubb has been operating as a work horse back for the Browns, but the shadow of Kareem Hunt still looms large. He won’t return until Week 10, but the team wants him to be a change of pace back to Chubb. The Browns could certainly look to lower Chubb’s touches with all the usage he’s gotten thus far. The former All-Pro will simply be too talented to be kept off the field later on.

Chase Edmonds saw a good amount of work in the backfield in Arizona with 8 carries for 68 yards and a long touchdown. He’s proven that if anything were to happen to David Johnson, he’s more than capable of carrying the RB load. With DJ lining up out wide or in the slot more often, Edmonds has been seeing the field at an increasing rate. Johnson also dealt with a back injury in Week 5, so stash Edmonds as a guy who is one injury away from serious work.

Stream

  1. Mohamed Sanu, WR Atlanta Falcons (42% owned)
  2. Kirk Cousins, QB Minnesota Vikings (41% owned)
  3. Preston Williams, WR Miami Dolphins (8% owned)
  4. Byron Pringle, WR Kansas City Chiefs (1% owned)
  5. Denver Broncos D/ST (29% owned)
  6. Washington Redskins D/ST (4% owned)

Last week Mohamed Sanu caught 5 balls for 42 yards and a score. Two straight weeks of double digit scoring, and now he’s blessed with an amazing matchup against the Cardinals defense. If you can land Sanu, he’s a great streaming play in Week 6. The Cardinals make everyone so much better.

Speaking of plus matchups, Kirk Cousins will find himself in another solid matchup against the Eagles poor secondary. Dalvin Cook will have his work cut out for him against that stout run defense, but the secondary can definitely be beaten with talented all-pro receivers in Thielen and Diggs. Cousins went for 306 yards and 2 scores after getting shit on last week by his teammates.

The thought of rostering a Miami player isn’t great, but if there’s a week to do it, it’s this one for receiver Preston Williams. He’s Josh Rosen’s favorite target, and now against the Redskins there’s an opportunity to cash in on his high target numbers. Williams is scratching at a breakout game after scoring 10-7-7-6 in his four games this year. I think this is the week he delivers.

With Sammy Watkins exiting the game during the first series of Sunday Night Football, something called Byron Pringle led the Chiefs in receiving with 103 yards and six receptions on nine targets. If Watkins sits out Week 6, Pringle should get the nod against the hapless Texans’ secondary.

If you’re looking for a defense to stream, Denver presents a strong option at home. The Titans offense hasn’t been anything to write home about, as they scored 7 points at home against the Bills. It could be a long day for Mariota having to deal with Von Miller, and Chris Harris is one of the best corners in the NFL. Denver played very well “on the road” against the Chargers, scoring 13 fantasy points.

If you really want to go off the board and try and impress everyone, you could take a flier on the Washington Redskins defense in Week 6. The Dolphins have been a team to target all year, and for as bad as Washington has been, Miami has been worse. This should be the most pathetic game of the year, and Washington showed some promise in the first half against the Patriots, getting to Tom Brady with ease.

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