Fantasy Football Week 6 Waiver Wire Targets Snead Diggs Vereen

BY Ryan Fowler • October 13, 2015

Before we get into Week 6 fantasy football waiver wire targets, I stumbled upon a few interesting stats.

First, here are the bottom 10 NFL pass offenses through five weeks (total yards):

Even when scraping the bottom of the fantasy barrel, well-educated owners can sniff out value or potential value. Granted, that player’s or players’ value may only earn a spot in the starting lineup as a BYE week rental, injury replacement or when a friendly matchup presents itself. Here’s my fascination with the receivers on these squads.

Most teams have at least one wide receiver who averages double-digit fantasy points. To be clear, Stefon Diggs average PPG accounts for just the one game before the Vikings BYE week.

Speaking of Diggs – owned in less than one percent of leagues on FS.com – he faces the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 6. The Chiefs allow the most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers (22.2 FPAPG). Diggs, Mike Wallace and Adam Thielan saw 28 targets against the Broncos before the BYE. Keep in mind all that passing was with Adrian Peterson averaging 5.1 yards per rush against the Broncos. If there were ever a week Diggs earns a spot start, this would be the one, right?

Doug Baldwin (Available 79 percent) / Jermaine Kearse (Available 97 percent)

Baldwin and Kearse are averaging 22.6 fantasy points per game combined. Jimmy Graham is averaging 10.68 per game. However, if you average Graham’s two best games, the tight end is averaging 19 fantasy points per game (PPR) whereas in his other three, he’s averaging just 5.3 fantasy points per game.

What strikes me about Baldwin and Kearse is the consistency. Both receivers scored double-digit fantasy points in four out of Seattle’s five contests despite limited opportunity. Baldwin is seeing 18 percent of all the Seahawks’ targets from Russell Wilson, while Kearse is seeing 16 percent. Just know that Baldwin's 27 targets ranked 55th among receivers and Kearse's 23 targets ranks 85th.

Willie Snead – available 91 percent of leagues

If you ignore Brandon Coleman’s one shining moment from Week 1, Snead has averaged seven targets per game. With Marques Colston on the shelf for the immediate future (shoulder), look for Brees to increase targets in Snead’s direction. Without question Mark Ingram is the main offensive option, but Brandin Cooks does not have No. 2 on lock despite a season-high 107 receiving yards in Week 5. If you are of the opinion the Saints’ defense sucks and will force Brees to play from behind, Snead should see plenty of looks during rally mode.

Charcandrick West – available in 97 percent of leagues

If you’re looking for the pros and cons of chasing Charcandrick West and Knile Davis on the waiver wire, Terez A. Paylor does a nice job breaking down the two running backs in his Kansas City Star article from Monday. West has all the momentum as he was promoted to the No. 2 running back in Kansas City about a week ago (week ago). However, Davis did post a three-game fantasy friendly stat line of 70 carries for 318 yards (4.5 YPR / 106 RYPG) with three touchdowns when Charles missed time at the start of the 2014 season. If you own Charles, this is the direction you head. If you don’t own Charles, you may be chasing fantasy waterfalls.

Shane Vereen (Available 58 percent) / Theo Riddick (Available 97 percent) / Chris Thompson (Available 96 percent) / Bilal Powell (Available 95 percent)

These four running backs should be owned in more than 75 percent of all 12-team PPR leagues. With consistent running back production at an ulcer-educing low, owners should know that Riddick currently ranks 15th in points scored, Vereen 22nd, Thompson 33rd, and Powell 47th. With 12-team leagues most common, all four of these guys rank RB4 or better. Ink them to a deal.



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