by Ryan Skolrud
Its that time of the week again! The crazy dash to the waiver wire to grab the one, or if your season is in really bad shape 3…4…5, player(s) to add to your fantasy roster for week 6. There are a couple players that I am really high on this week that I will be targeting heavily in my leagues. One name that you may be surprised to find missing from this list is Robby Anderson. While he had a good game this weekend, almost all of his production came on two long pass plays and he only had one other catch. While I am not saying “don’t go pick him up”, I would exercise caution in using your waiver priority when there are other players who have shown more consistent production in pass heavy offenses.
Mohamed Sanu – 49% Owned on ESPN
With the emergence of Calvin Ridley, Sanu seems to have have been lost in the shuffle a little bit, at least by fantasy owners. Matt Ryan still has his eye on the WR. Sanu has only had one game so far with less than 6 targets or 4 catches. Even with Ridley putting up gaudy numbers for a couple of weeks, Sanu has finished with a total of 23 tgt, 14 rec, 220 yd and 2 TD. He is a solid WR3/Flex play, especially as bye weeks have started.
Willie Snead – 7.9% Owned
I was really high on Snead going into last season, just as many analysts were going into 2017. What we didn’t know was that Snead was apparently high himself and got suspended for a few games to start the season, plus he was dealing with hamstring injuries all through training camp. Now with the Baltimore Ravens, Snead has had a solid start to the season as the Ravens possession receiver. He has only one game with less than 6 targets or 4 catches, but has yet to top 60 yd in a game. Snead is not going to light up the scoreboard with fantasy points for you, but he can be a WR3/Flex option during the bye week gauntlet for PPR leagues. Snead is not a Standard league option.
Chris Godwin – 39.6 % Owned
Now that his bye week is over, it is time to jump on the Chris Godwin train again. Godwin had been hyped a bit in the offseason as possibly taking over the WR2 spot in the Bucs offense. Even with Desean Jackson having a hot start to the season, Godwin has remained relevant in the high-flying Buccaneers’ offense with TDs in each of the first 3 games. He finished with only 2 targets in week 4, but no one on the Buccaneers offense (or defense for that matter) did much of anything against the Bears. Look for Godwin to get back on track over the next couple weeks as he faces a decimated ATL defense and a Browns defense that has been inconsistent in its pass coverage so far in 2018.
Cameron Brate – 16.7% Owned
If you have been much of a listener to the SkullKing Fantasy Football Podcast over the last couple of years, you would know that we have an affinity for Cameron Brate. It has been painful to watch Cameron Brate‘s numbers collapse with Ryan Fitzpatrick manning the offense for Tampa Bay. In the 5.5 games that Brate has played with his fellow Harvard alum, Brate averages a dumpster worthy 1 rec for 12 yds per game with only one TD. With Jameis Winston back at the helm, Brate’s numbers should see a drastic increase. In 2016, Brate finished as a top 10 TE with a 57/660/8 line. Even since the Bucs drafted O.J. Howard in 2017, Brate has a 38/592/7 line with Winston at QB over 13.5 games. That equals about a 43/670/8 line over a 16 game season and easily in the top 10 TEs for the year. If you have struggles at the TE position on your fantasy team, Cameron Brate needs to be a top priority.
Geoff Swaim & C.J. Uzomah – 7.3% and 10.2% Owned
The Tight End position has become a bit of a wasteland this season with all of the season ending injuries. This has made the waiver wire options at Tight End less than desireable. Both of these players are “because there really isn’t anyone else” type of options. Neither player is going to go off for a huge game for you, however, they are used enough in their offenses to at least net you a couple points and a possible TD to keep you from getting skunked at the position.
All Stats provided by StatRoute.