Week 6 Waiver Wire: Under-the-Radar WRs Fantasy Owners Must Target

Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent IOctober 11, 2012

SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 16:  Kendall Wright #13 of the Tennessee Titans reacts to his touchdown run during the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on September 16, 2012 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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If players named Robert Meachem, Jeremy Kerley or James Jones are floating around on the waiver wire in your fantasy football league, then you've struck gold my friend. 

Those are just a few examples of available wide receivers who have already won some lucky owners a game or two and are poised for another monster weekend in the NFL.

However, the list doesn't end there.

Let's take a closer look at a trio of under-the-radar WRs that fantasy owners should be searching for heading into Week 6.


Jordan Norwood, Cleveland Browns

Cleveland's Jordan Norwood has been targeted a remarkable 19 times since the start of Week 4, and has 13 receptions for 137 yards over the last two weeks. That's impressive when you consider that he had just 23 catches for 268 yards and a touchdown in 14 games last season.

The second-year wideout out of Penn State is proving to be a reliable downfield target for Browns rookie passer Brandon Weeden, and is no doubt a dependable option for your fantasy team. 

Norwood is owned in less than one percent of all ESPN fantasy leagues coming into this weekend and is a no-brainer if your roster is in need of a wide receiver. It's only a matter of time before Norwood scores his first touchdown of the year.


Kendall Wright, Tennessee Titans

Tennessee Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck looked Kendall Wright's way 11 times in Week 5 vs. the Minnesota Vikings. The rookie wide receiver out of Baylor would catch nine of the 11 balls thrown his way for 66 yards. 

Wright has 27 receptions for 214 yards and two touchdowns through five games this season and is one of the few bright spots on an otherwise disappointing Titans offensive unit. With Pittsburgh expected to shut down Chris Johnson and the Titans' running game on Thursday night, look for Wright to produce some solid numbers.

Wright is owned in less than 12 percent of ESPN fantasy leagues this fall and should be an easy add for most owners before Thursday night's showdown with the Steelers. 


Domenik Hixon, New York Giants

New York Giants playmaker Domenik Hixon has been flying under the radar all season long despite catching 15 passes for 236 yards in five games. The veteran wideout is on pace for a career year in 2012.

Hixon has been targeted six times per game on average this season. His biggest performance by far came in Week 4 at Philadelphia, where he recorded six receptions for 114 yards. With star wide receiver Hakeem Nicks still nursing a knee injury, expect another stellar effort from Hixon this weekend in San Francisco.

New York's underrated WR is owned in less than 17 percent of all ESPN fantasy leagues this fall, making him an accessible must-add for the stretch run ahead. 


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