Fantasy Football Sleeper and Waiver Wire Watch Week 6

Corey KoehlerSenior Analyst IOctober 5, 2008

Building this list was a little tricky this week but I managed to find a few players worth picking up and list a few more that you can add to your watch list. Check them out.

May be available now…

Kyle Orton QB (CHI) - Don’t look now but Mr. Orton is starting to look like a fantasy QB. I recommended that you pick him you last week and I am doing it again this week. And after a 334 yard, 2 touchdown performance against Detroit I am doing it with a little more certainty. A great bye week spot start this week with Atlanta on the schedule.

UPDATE: Tim Hightower RB (ARI) - I know I have mentioned him before (who hasn’t right?). But I just want you to make sure he isn’t laying around in your league. It is too bad he isn’t getting all of the carries 7 for 37 yards and 2 TD’s. With his nose for the endzone (he has 5 td’s already this year) He could be a nice fill in during a bye week and a MUST have if Edge goes down.

Bobby Engram WR (SEA) - If you didn’t grab him last week and you are not too late, grab him now. The Seahawks only had 113 total passing yards, Engram had 61 of them on 8 catches. When the Seahawks get back to the west coast and get some better match-ups, todays performance indicates that Engram will be a solid starter week in and week out.

UPDATE: Brandon Stokley WR (DEN) - Looks like Eddie Royal may miss a few games with a sprained ankle. Not only that but Scheffler has a strained left groin. Both injuries should result in more targets for Stockley in Denvers High Powered offense.

Washington D - Last Week I said “They haven’t gotten the sacks but they held the Cowboys juggernaut in check for most of the game and collected a pick and fumble.They have Phili next week, then excellent match-ups against St. Louis, Cleveland and Detroit”

They only allowed Phili 17 points. Imagine what they could do to the three lesser offenses on the schedule. Great bye week replacement and possible automatic start over the next few weeks.

Keep an Eye on…

J.P. Losman QB (BUF) - Trent Edwards suffered a concussion in the Cardinals game but the Bills have a very timely bye this week. I doubt Edwards will miss the next game but ya never know.

Jeff Garcia QB (TB) -Brian Griese injured his shoulder and missed much of the game in Denver. If he isn’t able to go next week, Jeffy is back in the saddle.

Cedric Benson RB (CIN) - If you are searching high and low for a potential bye week replacement in a deep league, maybe have some roster room to spare or need Perry’s back-up now that Kenny Watson has been cut, Benson might be your man. He had 10 carries and didn’t look to bad. Plus, Chris Perry keeps fumbling (five in five games).

Greg Camarillo QB (MIA) - He seems to improve his performance a little each week. This week grabs 6 balls for 68 yards and his first TD this year.

Vincent Jackson WR (SD) - Chambers was injured and carted off the field. If he misses time, Jackson would get a few more looks and thats not such a bad thing on a team that likes to sling it.

Domenik Hixon WR (NYG) - Plax will be back next week so Hixon’s big numbers may be spotty BUT he is a playmaker and could be included in the game plan a little more after posting 4 catches for 106 and a touchdown against Seattle.

Mike Walker WR (JAC) - Just when I decide to give in and recommend Matt Jones, he doesn’t do much. BUT Walker steps up and post some solid numbers 6 catches for 107 yards. Even though I won’t recommend pulling the trigger on him just yet, I would say he has some upside after watching him play. Lets keep an eye on him.

Notable performances…

Matt Ryan QB (ATL) - How about the rookie? I’m not buying yet but he gets a solid performance on the road 194 and 2 touchdowns. I would be a little higher on him - for a spot start in a deeper league - but he plays three solid defenses over the next three games( CHI, at PHI and at OAK).

Nate Washington WR (PIT) - Posted 6 for 94 and a TD against Jacksonville. Great night but won’t do it every week with guys like Santonio Holmes and Hines Ward ahead of him.

Rashied Davis WR (CHI) - He caught 6 balls for 97 yards which is great but I’m not buying quite yet. It is difficult to pin point a consistant fantasy reciever on the Bears.

Devin Hester WR/KR (CHI) - 5 for 66 and TD. Same as Rashied although I would give Hester a slight bump because of his return skills.

Remember the bye weeks…

This upcoming week: Buffalo, Tennessee, Kansas City, Pittsburgh

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Before you go…

If you haven’t had your fill just yet, the Fantasy Football Librarian will have her post listing waiver wire reports from all over the net. Also, The Hazean offers up his picks in his weekly “Grab Bag.” And last - and definitely not least - we have FootbalJabbers Weekly Waiver Wire Buffet.

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