Week 6 Pickups: Top Waiver-Wire Wonders You Must Add

Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer IOctober 10, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 7:   Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings looks for a receiver before the snap against the Tennessee Titans at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on October 7, 2012 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)
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A few weeks into the 2012-2013 NFL season, waiver-wire options are beginning to become scarce, but there are still several attractive finds heading into Week 6.

Whether you are in need of a quarterback, wide receiver or tight end this week, make sure you nab the following players before it's too late.

Here are some waiver-wire wonders you must add in Week 6.

Christian Ponder, QB, Minnesota Vikings

Christian Ponder looked great against the Tennessee Titans in Week 5, going 25-of-35 for 258 yards and two touchdowns.

Yes, it was against the Titans, but there's no denying how crisp his passes looked. On top of that, he rushed for 31 yards, showing his 33-yard output on the ground against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 3 wasn't a fluke.

Ponder faces a Washington Redskins defense in Week 6 that is allowing 8.2 yards per pass attempt (28th in the NFL) and 13 passing touchdowns (most in the league) this season. 

Don't be surprised if the second-year signal-caller goes off.

Jermaine Gresham, TE, Cincinnati Bengals

After racking up 596 yards and six touchdowns last season, Jermaine Gresham is averaging more yards per game in quarterback Andy Dalton's second season as a pro (47.6 compared to 42.3). He's also coming off a five-catch, 60-yard performance against the Miami Dolphins in Week 5 and has notched a touchdown this season.

Gresham continues to develop a rapport with Dalton as the Bengals get set to face the Cleveland Browns in Week 6 and he's an especially attractive tight end option in PPR leagues.

Robert Meachem, WR, San Diego Chargers

Robert Meachem is inconsistent with the Chargers, like he was with the New Orleans Saints, but if you pick your spots he can reward you handsomely. 

Meachem caught three balls for 67 yards and two touchdowns against the Saints in Week 5 and he faces a Denver Broncos defense in Week 6 that has allowed nine passing touchdowns this season, tied for 22nd in the NFL.

In what should be another shootout, expect Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers to look Meachem's way more than a few times in Week 6.

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