Fantasy Football Week 6: Terrance Williams and the Best Bye-Week Pickups at WR
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While the receivers of the Atlanta Falcons and Miami Dolphins are the only fantasy casualties of the Week 6 bye, you should still start your search for bye-week fill-ins.
Wait if you choose, but know that the Keenan Allens of the world won't remain on the waiver wire much longer.
With that said, here are four receivers primed for the taking, all owned in 35 percent or less of Yahoo! leagues:
After registering 11 receptions, 195 yards and a touchdown in his last two games, Allen has officially caught my attention.
While Antonio Gates is the unquestioned No. 1 receiving target for Philip Rivers, with Malcom Floyd sidelined, there are ample throws to be had by Allen.
Even with a matchup against the Colts' sixth-ranked passing defense, you can expect Philip Rivers to air it out.
With their running game only mustering 3.6 yards per carry, the passing game stands as the Chargers' best way to move the football.
Prediction: One touchdown, five catches and 70 yards.
Pettis leads the Rams with 14 first-down receptions and four touchdowns.
A bout with Houston's top-ranked passing defense isn't doing Pettis any favors, but with St. Louis owning the 29th-best rushing attack, it's not like the Rams can do anything besides pass the football.
Expect Pettis to capitalize on the garbage time in this one.
Prediction: One touchdown, four catches and 50 yards.
Which waiver-wire player do you like the most?
With a Week 6 matchup against the Redskins' 28th-ranked pass defense, Williams was a prime pick for this list before his outing against the Broncos. But in the aftermath of posting 151 yards and a touchdown against Denver, it's unlikely that Williams will remain on the waiver wire much longer.
Considering how chronic Miles Austin's hamstring injuries have become, Williams may be a player worth holding on to as a potential flex-play in the coming weeks.
Even in the event that Austin plays this week, with Tony Romo averaging nearly 38 passes per game, Williams will have his opportunity to put up numbers.
Prediction: Six catches and 100 yards.
Ted Ginn Jr.
Save an abysmal Week 1 performance, Ginn has been productive. He's racked up 211 yards and two touchdowns in the past three games.
We know he won't get many catches, but I expect that he'll make the most of them.
Prediction: Three catches and 75 yards.
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