Week 6 of the NFL season will see several players getting more involved in their team's offenses due to injuries and other things, and one of those players is Indianapolis Colts running back Delone Carter.
Carter is one of the many fantasy football waiver wire options you should act on right now, as he will likely receive the bulk of the Colts' carries in place of the injured Joseph Addai.
Derrick Mason's production will increase now that he will be a focal point of the Houston Texans' passing offense after being traded from the New York Jets this week.
Darrius Heryward-Bey of the Oakland Raiders is also someone who will see an increased role on Sunday.
Let's look at five waiver-wire gambles that will pay off this week.
Carter will likely get the larger share of starter Joseph Addai's carries this week, and will split touches with sophomore running back Donald Brown.
Brown has been unimpressive in his brief NFL career, and is injury prone as well. Carter is a strong back who will get goal-line carries, and may even be a factor in the passing game.
Start him as a third running back option this week, or in place of a star back on a bye week.
Derrick Mason was traded from the New York Jets to the Houston Texans this week, and due to his poor play this season, he's probably sitting on the waiver wire in your league.
With All-Pro receiver Andre Johnson sidelined with an injury, Mason will get plenty of targets from quarterback Matt Schaub.
Start Mason this week. He will get plenty of balls thrown his way and will also be targeted in the red zone.
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Greg Little has lots of talent, and it would be shocking if he wasn't targeted more by quarterback Colt McCoy this week.
Little can play in the red zone, be a deep threat and catch short passes for first downs.
He is one of the better offensive options the Browns have, and they would be foolish not to use him a lot this week.
I wouldn't start Little, but using him as a flex option is not a terrible idea.