Fantasy Fox: Top 30 waiver-wire pickups for Week 6

Here is my listing of fantasy football’s top 30 free agents, heading into Week 6 and citing only 12-team, standard-scoring leagues — a countdown that values long-term viability over one week of superb stats.

Obviously, free-agent quarterbacks like Teddy Bridgewater, Austin Davis, Blake Bortles, Ryan Tannehill, Carson Palmer and even Kyle Orton are the likeliest candidates for most points from Sunday to Sunday.

But I would also place an equal or higher priority on landing possible dynamos at receiver, running back and tight end, especially those who are already becoming fixtures in the red zone.

TOP 30 WAIVER-WIRE PICKUPS

1. RB Andre Williams, Giants
2. QB Austin Davis, Rams
3. RB Branden Oliver, Chargers
4. WR Kendall Wright, Titans
5. RB Ronnie Hillman, Broncos
6. WR Justin Hunter, Titans
7. QB Teddy Bridgewater, Vikings
8. WR Jordan Matthews, Eagles
9. QB Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins
10. WR Rueben Randle, Giants
11. RB Antone Smith, Falcons
12. PK Brandon McManus, Broncos
13. TE Jordan Reed, Redskins
14. PK Matt Prater, Lions (?)
15. RB Darrin Reaves, Panthers
16. TE Jared Cook, Rams
17. TE Heath Miller, Steelers
18. QB Mike Glennon, Buccaneers
19. WR Kenny Britt, Rams
20. D/ST New England Patriots
21. WR Odell Beckham Jr., Giants
22. PK Cody Parkey, Eagles
23. QB Blake Bortles, Jaguars
24. RB Isaiah Crowell, Browns
25. WR Travis Benjamin, Browns
26. TE Eric Ebron, Lions
27. QB Carson Palmer, Cardinals
28. WR Andrew Hawkins, Browns
29. RB Storm Johnson, Jaguars
29b. RB Ka’Deem Carey, Bears
29c. RB Benny Cunningham, Rams
30. D/ST Indianapolis Colts

Jay Clemons, the 2008 Fantasy Football Writer of the Year (Fantasy Sports Writers Association), can be reached via Twitter, day or night, at @FOX_JayClemons.