Fantasy Football: Top waiver picks for Week 6

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Week Six of the NFL regular season is here which means a whole new crop of waiver wire adds for your fantasy football team. Here are some of the top picks.

Week Six of the NFL regular season is here and that means another week of solid fantasy football waiver wire pickups. For all of you fantasy football owners who need a bye week replacement or are just looking for some players who will get more touches on the field there are some terrific options that can immediately be inserted into lineups.

Jerick McKinnon (Running Back/Minnesota Vikings): McKinnon officially made himself the starting running back of the Vikings this week as he managed to rack up 22 touches, 95 rushing yards, 16 rushing attempts, and a touchdown in the Vikings first game without Dalvin Cook.

Latavius Murray looked slow and unproductive but McKinnon sparked a fire within the Vikings offense and clearly looked like the better option. The Vikings offensive line is still pretty porous but McKinnon can seemingly produce regardless of the players on the field. He should be an RB2 moving forward.

Mike Wallace (Wide Receiver/Baltimore Ravens): Wallace was dropped by plenty of fantasy owners (myself included) as the Ravens offense looked pretty horrific. Now he is back in the mix as Baltimore seems to be correcting themselves and making some key adjustments.

13 targets in the last two weeks both games generating the same amount of fantasy points. He is easily the best passing option in Baltimore and has seemingly found his rhythm with Ravens quarterback, Joe Flacco. Wallace should be a solid flex start for fantasy football owners in PPR/Half PPR leagues.

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Marlon Mack (Running Back/Indianapolis Colts): I drafted Mack at the end of a 12 team draft and felt pretty good about him until his 0 point outings against Cleveland and Seattle. He showed he is the shiftier back in the Colts backfield but that does not necessarily mean he will be in for tons of production.

His upside is that of an RB1 especially when Andrew Luck begins to play but for right now he is a low-end flex start for fantasy football owners especially while Frank Gore is healthy.

Adrian Peterson (Running Back/Arizona Cardinals): Peterson has something to prove this week as the football world shockingly found out, AP was heading to Arizona as the Cardinals traded a conditional late round pick to the New Orleans Saints for his services.

Peterson was a nightmare on the Saints as fantasy football owners found out quickly. He was the worst back out of Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara but that is only because of how the Saints run an offense, he was never a solid fit.

Bruce Arians, on the other hand, loves to pound the rock with a veteran bell cow. Peterson has to have a chip on his shoulder after the way this season began and he will immediately become the starting running back for the Cardinals this week.

Fantasy football owners may want to be a bit cautious in starting him this week but if you have a banged up back with a bad matchup (Jonathan Stewart owners) then Peterson is worth a place in your lineup.

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Roger Lewis (Wide Receiver/New York Giants): Wow just wow, the New York Giants have only one truly healthy wide receiver and that is Mr. Lewis. He was also the only wide receiver after that “infamous boat photo” to score a touchdown in the playoffs last season.

He seemingly will have a ton of volume this week and potentially into next week as Sterling Shepard is still in a walking boot. Lewis could potentially have upwards of 8 targets but he does have a bad matchup this week against the Denver Broncos.