2012 Fantasy Football: Week 6 Waiver Wire Targets to Consider

James Hatfield Correspondent IIIOctober 8, 2012

October 7, 2012: Pittsburgh, PA, USA: Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall (34) crosses the goal line for a 13-yard touchdown run to give the Steelers a 7-0 lead over the Philadelphia Eagles at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Pugliese-US PRESSWIRE
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Are you ready for next week?  Hope you have been reading this weekly as you would have players like Rashard Mendenhall, Mikel LeShoure, Andy Dalton and many great weekly spot starts like Andre Brown.

5-Star Pickups

Rashard Mendenhall (RB, PIT) - He has been on this list every week and hopefully you picked him up a long time ago. If he is still on your waiver wire then please make sure to pick him up now.

James Jones (WR, GB) - I have been talking this guy up while Jennings is gone. He is the one to own and start in GB.

Andy Dalton (QB, CIN) - How many times have I said to pick him up. Please grab Dalton at least for a backup QB option.

Devery Henderson (WR, NO) - If Lance Moore is still out after the Saints bye week next week, you can start Henderson.

4-Star Pickups

Kyle Rudolph (TE, MIN) - If you are looking for a TE then go with Rudolph next week. He goes up against the last-ranked pass defense and should find the end zone again.

Kenny Britt (WR, TEN) - He did not do well this week but is worth stashing for another week to see if he turns the corner. He offers the most season-long potential.

Andrew Hawkins (WR, CIN) - He seems to make my list frequently but with good reason. He provides solid PPR play during byes weeks and injuries.

Andrew Luck (QB, IND) - He makes the list weekly for good reason. If you are needing a spot filler then start Luck.

3-Star Pickups

Andre Roberts (WR, ARZ) - He is still a great bye week filler in TD only leagues.

Brandon Gibson (WR, STL) - Amendola is done for a little while and Gibson is the No. 1 WR is St. Louis, which is not saying much. If you start him, you must know that he is a gamble.

Rueben Randle (WR, NYG) - Hixon appears to have fallen behind Randle, and as long as Nicks is out, Randle is the better WR to own.

Kendall Wright (WR, TEN) - Hasselbeck looks Wright's way frequently and is a solid bye week PPR filler.

Randal Cobb (WR, GB) - He is not as good a play as James Jones, but if Benson is out next week, Cobb could also be the third down RB. He has upside if you are hurting for a WR next week.

Matt Hasselbeck (QB, TEN) - Hasselbeck is a fine bye week fill-in QB while Locker is out.

2-Star Pickups

Alex Green/James Starks (RB, GB) - Keep an eye on the news, but if Benson is out and Starks is healthy then Starks is the one to own. If Benson and Starks are out then clearly go with Alex Green. We have to monitor this for now.

Shaun Draughn (RB, KC) - He is a handcuff only at this point for Charles owners but is not a worthy starter.

Scott Chandler (TE, BUF) - He is up and down but if you are hurting at TE you could gamble here as he does get into the end zone on occasion.

Williams Powell (RB, ARZ) - Only if Ryan Williams is out next week would you want to pickup Powell. Keep an eye on the situation as it develops.

Brady Quinn (QB, KC) - If Cassel is out due to his concussion and you are short a QB then you can gamble on Quinn, but he is not the best option.

Golden Tate (WR, SEA) - He has been putting up usable numbers but is still too up and down to make a starter at this point.

1-Star Pickups

Kirk Cousins (QB, WAS) - He is only usable if RGIII is out and you have no other options.