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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Best Pickups For Tuesday Morning (Week 6)

Looking for the next big waiver wire move in your fantasy league? We got some advice.

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Looking for players to add in Week 6 of fantasy football? Isn't everybody? Here are some players who could turn things around for your team, or at least get you through a bye week or a nagging injury.  We hope to give you some fantasy relief this week.


Brian Hoyer, CHI, owned in 18% of Yahoo leagues

Who would think that Brian Hoyer would be a fantasy add at this point in the journeyman's career? He's not winning games for the Bears but he's scoring points. This guy has outperformed his projections since starting against the Cowboys in Week 3. He racked up 32 points against a terrible Colts' defense this week. This week he gets another matchup with a struggling Jacksonville team. If you have bad quarterback play, Hoyer is a solid pickup this week.

Alex Smith, KC, owned in 18% of Yahoo Leagues

Smith has never been the great fantasy football quarterback but he's got the Oakland Raiders coming up and they have a beat-up secondary that cannot stop opposing receivers. This is a big-time divisional matchup that has shootout written all over it. The Chiefs have to win a football game at 2-2 and they are coming off their bye week where history has show Andy Reid teams to perform remarkably well after some rest.

Running Back

Jay Ajayi, MIA, owned in 32% of Yahoo Leagues

After starting the season very slowly and behind Arian Foster, Ajayi seems to finally be catching on after scoring twice in the Dolphins' last three games. This year hasn't been kind to fantasy owners with running back issues and Ajayi can help relieve the troubles. He's got a tough matchup with the Steelers but if they watched what Philadelphia did to the Steelers, they have a blueprint to have success running the ball.

James White, NE, owned in 46% of Yahoo Leagues

The Cowboys just blasted the Bengals and showed teams how to run against them and I would expect Bill Belichick was watching. White has that explosiveness to break one and he's getting better each week. He could be a low-end RB2 or flexed out but with Tom Brady looking for a way to beat the Cincinnati defense, just look how Dallas dinked, dunked, dumped, and ran.

Wide Receiver

Sammie Coates, PIT, owned in 37% of Yahoo Leagues

I got Coates and he's the reason I didn't get absolutely embarrassed last week. We told you last week, we're telling you again, go get Coates who is way out[performing his projections. Coates had 30 points this week after doubling his points last week. He's become a solid target for Ben Rothlisberger and the passing offense. He's white-hot and needs to be grabbed by anyone that needs a better receiving option.

Cameron Meredith, CHI, owned in 3% of Yahoo Leagues

Meredith has become one of Brian Hoyer's most consistent targets and he's going to get more targets after going off for 21 points this week. Kevin White is dealing with injuries and is on IR. With that, the Bears need another option opposite Alshon Jeffrey and that is Meredith.

Tight End

Coby Fleenor, NO, owned in 76% of Yahoo Leagues

Some people dropped Fleenor in the bye week though he is still owned in most leagues. I was able to add him to mine and he's a great add with the Panthers coming up and they are giving up the third-most points to tight ends. Fleenor has been wildly inconsistent this season. He lit up Atlanta and then fell flat against San Diego. However, this is the time to start him in a game against Carolina where they are struggling on both sides of the ball.

Hunter Henry, SD, owned in 28% of Yahoo Leagues

ALERT! Henry is performing like a top tight end and everyone is writing him off. It's hard to get double-digits out of your tight ends unless their names are Rob Gronkowski. Henry has outperformed his projections the past three weeks in a row and scored 14 points yesterday. Get this man a spot in your lineup.


Tennesee Titans, owned in 6% of Yahoo Leagues

The Titans have been on a two-week tear and just dismantled Miami with 24.30 defensive points. Well, this week, they get another week team in the Browns, who just got stomped by "The Brady Revenge Tour Bus". Cleveland also gives up the ninth-most fantasy points to defenses.


Dan Bailey, DAL, owned in 66% of Yahoo Leagues

A lot of people dropped Bailey after he was dealing with a tight back but this is the right time to pick him up and put him on your squad. Bailey didn't have an attempt yesterday but that's because the Cowboys ran Cincy out of the building. Bailey is the most accurate NFL kicker and should only get better each week as the competition gets stiffer.

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