Week 6 of the NFL season has fantasy football owners scrambling, because a lot of good players are either out or questionable for this week’s games with injuries.
This predicament has forced owners to look at the waiver wire for the best replacements. Luckily for you, we’ve compiled a list of the best last-minute pickups before Week 6 begins. Check it out below.
Colin Kaepernick, QB, San Francisco 49ers: Kaepernick has struggled all season, but if you have a quarterback on a bye, he’s not a bad option for Week 6. He’s playing against a Baltimore Ravens defense that ranks 25th against the pass with nine passing touchdowns allowed and just seven sacks.
Kaepernick did show some improvement against the New York Giants on Monday night with 267 pass yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Fantasy owners should be cautiously optimistic about him on Sunday.
Antonio Andrews, RB, Tennessee Titans: Andrews only should be added in deep leagues in which owners have injuries and bye weeks to deal with. He has just 58 rush yards in two games played for the Titans, but he has found the end zone once in each contest. Andrews does have a favorable matchup against a Miami Dolphins defense that ranks 28th against the run.
Marquess Wilson, WR, Chicago Bears: Eddie Royal’s injury has allowed Wilson to emerge as a reliable threat in the Bears passing attack. Royal didn’t play in Week 5, and if he misses Sunday’s game, Wilson should be added and started.
He’s tallied at least six receptions, eight targets and 80 receiving yards in each of the last two games, including his first touchdown of the season last week.
Jacob Tamme, TE, Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons offense has been on fire this season with 32.3 points scored per game, the third-highest average in the league.
Jacob Tamme has become part of quarterback Matt Ryan’s passing attack and is turning himself into a reliable target in his first campaign with Atlanta. He caught eight passes on 10 targets for 94 yards against the Washington Redskins in Week 5, and he has a good matchup in Week 6 against a New Orleans Saints defense that ranks 23rd against the pass.
Tamme is worth a pickup in most leagues.
Thumbnail photo via Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports Images
Dec 20, 2014; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) is pursued by San Diego Chargers safety Eric Weddle (32) on a 94-yard touchdown run in the third quarter at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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