The fantasy football season is well underway and with bye weeks playing a role in starting lineups, the waiver wire becomes that much more important. Last week we saw Bears second-year WR Alshon Jeffery explode for over 200 yards, and has already put up more points this year than teammate Brandon Marshall.
Let’s go ahead and take a look at the best wide receiver additions for Week 6.
5) Austin Pettis, WR, St Louis Rams
Pettis has turned into the go-to receiver for QB Sam Bradford. Pettis is second on the team in receptions with 22 and caught two touchdown passes last week.
In his last three games Pettis has caught four touchdown passes and has turned into a productive fantasy option. Pettis is available in 99% of ESPN leagues.
4) T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts
Hilton is available in 18 percent of Yahoo leagues and has established himself as the go-to receiver for QB Andrew Luck. Last week against a great Seahawks secondary, Hilton went off for five caches, 140 yards and two touchdowns.
Hilton and Luck have great chemistry while Hilton has become a very reliable fantasy option. He is a great deep-ball receiver and with one play can easily put up 11 points in standard scoring leagues. With RB Ahmad Bradshaw out for the year, Hilton's touches will only continue to increase. Look for quick screens and jet sweeps to become part of Hilton's game.
3) Terrance Williams, WR, Dallas Cowboys
Williams had a monster game against the Broncos on Saturday catching four passes for 151 yards and one touchdown. While he is currently filling in for the injured Miles Austin, Williams has given Austin some competition for the starting spot.
Williams is available in 99 percent of ESPN leagues and is even more valuable playing along side Dez Bryant. Even if Williams is moved down to No. 3 on the depth chart, he is still a very viable fantasy option.
2) Justin Blackmon, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
Blackmon returned from his four-game suspension with a huge game for the Jags. Against the Rams he caught five passes for 136 yards and one touchdown. Blackmon is available in about 80 percent of ESPN leagues and will continue to put up points.
While the Jacksonville offense is far from great, Blackmon is the most talented player on the roster and will get his fair share of touches. Despite the off-the-field issues he is a complete wide receiver and can add depth to your fantasy receiving core.
1) Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago Bears
Jeffery had one of the best receiving days of the season last week against the Saints. He caught 10 catches for 218 yards and one touchdown. This huge game moved him into the top 10 for fantasy wide outs this season.
Through five weeks, Jeffery has more points than Calvin Johnson, AJ Green and Larry Fitzgerald. He is an absolute steal if you are able to get him off the waiver wire and is available in 31 percent of Yahoo leagues. Jeffery has proven to be not only a bye week replacement, but an every week type starter in fantasy football.