The NFL is crazy in Week 6 with scheduling changes and Covid. With the actual bye-week part of the season in full swing you need help from the waiver wires more than ever. That’s what we are here for.
The Patriots, Saints, Raiders and Seahawks are on byes this week.
That is a ton of fantasy production not in action in Week 6. Add to that the potential for more postponements due to Covid and you could be in desperate need for waiver wire help. Week 6 will not disappoint. There are still some good players out there to take advantage of the waiver wire. The waivers are increasingly getting thinner however, so you need to jump on the opportunities that are still out there. Week 6 needs your attention so let’s take a look at what is out there, and as always, let’s start with..
There is not going to be a name talked about more this week than Andy Dalton. At 99% available the former Bengal is now in charge of the Dallas Cowboys offense after Dak Prescott suffered a season ending injury. He is a former pro-bowler, and has been to the playoffs multiple times. He now heads one of the best offenses in the NFL. Everybody is scrambling to get him off of waivers and you should too.
On second thought.. no.
Look, I want Dalton to succeed. Cards on the table, I am a life-long Bengals fan. Therefore I am pulling for the guy. I have to tell you though, he will drive you nuts and cost you games. I’ve watched him for years. I rooted for him for years, and I could not figure him out for years. His inconsistency isn’t game-by-game, it is series-by-series. He has the nickname Bad Andy for good reasons. He’ll be going along just fine and then, whoops, Bad Andy comes out and throws a pick or fumbles the ball. You already saw this a little bit when he fumbled the ball away which lost the lead for the Cowboys in the fourth quarter. That is just the tip of the Bad Andy iceberg. Mike McCarthy already confirmed he will be the starter going forward. He will probably keep the Cowboys in the running and most likely get them to the playoffs. As a fantasy QB however, all I can tell you is he will break you.
Ryan Fitzpatrick is a lot more promising as far as fantasy goodness goes. At 80% availability he can still be picked up in most leagues as well.
Fitzpatrick had a great Sunday completing 28 passes for 350 yards and three touchdowns; he also ran for 16 yards on three carries. Fitzpatrick looked great this weekend. He now has 300 passing yards in three games this season and faces a nice match-up in Week 6 against the Broncos. He is a nice pick-up and will be a great help for anyone needing a QB replacement.