We've arrived at Week 6 of the NFL season, and for most fantasy owners, there's either a bye week fill-in that they're looking for, or someone on their team is injured and need of replacement. For a lot, both are an issue, so naturally you have to look to the Waiver Wire.
So, here are some players that are definitely worth a look; if you're in a pinch, you shouldn't hesitate to pick any of them up.
With RB Cedric Benson out at least 8 weeks, the Packers are desperately in need of a spark in the running game. With Aaron Rodgers not playing as well as he usually does, whoever fills in for Benson will be seeing a lot of carries.
Naturally, you should pick up Alex Green, Benson's backup. Green is a solid back and should get the bulk of the touches; you shouldn't have to really worry about James Starks. If you're in need of a long-term fill-in, Green fits the role perfectly.
LaRod Stephens-Howling is in a very similar situation as Alex Green; he's the backup and the No. 1 RB—in Arizona's case it was Ryan Williams—has gone down due to injury. With Beanie Wells also out, Stephens-Howling is all set to get a lot of carries and could have some very nice games for his potential owners.
Stephens-Howling is definitely riskier than Green as a pickup, but for those who are lower on the Waiver Wire, LSH may be a more realistic option.
Dreessen's quietly had three productive fantasy games in a row and has caught a TD pass in three straight games heading into this week. Dreessen isn't getting as many targets as his Denver TE counterpart Jacob Tamme, but he's finding the end zone, something that can't be ignored.
At some point, Dreessen has to start getting more receptions and yards to be a consistently viable fantasy option. But as long as he keeps scoring TDs, and as Denver looks to pass more, he's a great fill-in if you've got an absence at TE, or at a Flex spot.
Out of the five games the Jets have played this year, Kerley has had solid fantasy numbers in four of them, going over double digits in PPR leagues in three of them. Of all the WRs who are likely on the Waiver Wire in your league, Kerley might just be the best kept secret.
Kerley's not a flashy wideout, but the fact remains that he's putting up really good fantasy production, and that's all you can ask for.
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