NFL Week 6 Waiver Wire: Top Performers from Week 5 You Must Add to Your Roster

Alex KayCorrespondent IOctober 11, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 11:  Doug Baldwin #15 of the Seattle Seahawks makes a diving catch during their season opener against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on September 11, 2011 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

There was a surprising amount of breakout performances in Week 5, which is leading to a number of claims to be submitted on waivers.

You need to make sure you don’t get left in the dust and get your claim in today before waivers clear and give yourself a shot to get some of these great players who could continue to produce all season long.

Let’s take a look at who really killed it this past week and should be available in your league.


Tim Tebow

The controversial quarterback is going into a bye week as the new starter of the Denver Broncos.

He did an admirable job in the second half against the Chargers and accounted for two of his team’s touchdowns.

This kid could perform like a poor-man’s Cam Newton and will score on the ground and through the air, but don’t expect the long bomb passes and extreme amount of yards that Newton puts up.


Doug Baldwin

Baldwin is a legitimate No. 2 receiver in the Seattle offense. While we often knock that team because of Tarvaris "3rd-and-Long" Jackson, he may not even be the QB after the bye because of Charlie Whitehurst’s success in his place against the Giants.

Baldwin will rack up catches as he should be open when teams focus on Sidney Rice.


Jackie Battle

Battle is definitely going to get the majority of snaps for the Chiefs on the ground going forward this season.

Thomas Jones is simply too old and ineffective to keep anchoring the running game and Battle went off for 119 yards against the Colts this week.

He’s a great replacement to pick up if you owned Jamaal Charles this season.


Matt Cassel

The Chiefs may have found an identity and Cassel has been performing very solidly as of late.

He went 21 of 29 passing for 257 yards and four TDs on Sunday and is a solid option in the future when your starter is on a bye.


Kevin Walter

With Andre Johnson out for an extended period of time, Walter is going to be a very viable fantasy option.

He had five catches for 81 yards and a score against the Raiders and could be a solid sleeper against the Ravens next week.

Definitely worth adding if you have Johnson sitting on your bench.


Victor Cruz

If Victor Cruz is still available in your league, PICK HIM UP NOW.

His production isn’t a fluke and he has been simply putting up numbers for three straight weeks now.

There is no reason at all not to add him and play him in at least your flex spot at this point.


Steve Breaston

With defenses keying on Dwayne Bowe, Matt Cassel has been turning to the former Cardinals wide out.

He had four catches for 50 yards and two touchdowns on Sunday and if the Chiefs continue to win and score points, Breaston will be a big part of their offense.