Fantasy Football Week 6: Streamers, Sleepers, and Waiver Wire Adds
Streamers are players you can plug and play each week to fill a void in your fantasy football lineups. These players are rostered in a low percentage of leagues and should be available for you to pick up.
I will focus on the best player at each position every week who are rostered in under 50% of leagues. Typically, these will be guys you won’t want to drop too much of your free-agent acquisition budget (FAAB) on as they will be mostly short-term solutions.
The hope is that the players listed below will perform well enough to make up for any starters you may have to sit due to injury, suspension, or bye weeks. Maybe they even become viable starters for your fantasy teams going forward.
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Carson Wentz (vs. Houston Texans)
Carson Wentz had his best game of the season, in Week 5, against a tough Baltimore Ravens defense. He had 402 passing yards and 2 touchdowns. Wentz is finding consistency with his top-3 wideouts. He’s targeted them a combined 34 times in the last 2 games. Wentz now has back-to-back weeks with multiple touchdown passes.
The Houston Texans’ defense has given up the 15th-most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season.
Suggested FAAB: 14%
Additional Week 6 QB Streamer to Consider
- Taylor Heinicke, Washington Football Team (vs Kansas City Chiefs) - FAAB: 5%
Devontae Booker (vs Los Angeles Rams)
When Saquon Barkley went down with an ankle injury, Devontae Booker proved he’s the guy to turn to in the Giants’ backfield. Booker finished Week 5 with 42 rush yards and a touchdown. He also had 3 receptions for 16 yards and a touchdown through the air.
Booker will be needed in Week 6 against the Los Angeles Rams who have given up 50+ rush yards running backs in 4 of 5 games this season. I’d expect him to be involved in the receiving game as well.
Suggested FAAB: 9%
Additional Week 6 RB Streamer to Consider
- Kenneth Gainwell, Philadelphia Eagles (vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers) - FAAB: 4%
Tim Patrick (vs Las Vegas Raiders)
With team byes beginning this week, it’s becoming more important to find safe options for you to fill in at each position. Tim Patrick has been just that.
He has double-digit fantasy points in all but one game this season. He has 20 targets in his last three games and 89 or more receiving yards in two of them.
Tim Patrick continues to be a viable target for Teddy Bridgewater this season. Expect Patrick to see a healthy number of targets in Week 6 against the Las Vegas Raiders.
Suggested FAAB: 7%
Additional Week 6 WR Streamer to Consider
- Mecole Hardman, Kansas City Chiefs (at Washington Football Team) - FAAB: 3%
Hunter Henry (vs Dallas Cowboys)
Hunter Henry has scored in back-to-back weeks. Touchdowns are important for every position, but heavily relied on for productive tight ends. Even more encouraging is Henry’s target share. He‘s been targeted 5 or more times in the last 3 weeks.
Mac Jones and the New England Patriots will have to keep up with the Cowboys' high-scoring offense this week. The most effective way to accomplish this is to throw the ball a ton. Mac Jones will look to target Henry even more in Week 6. Hunter Henry is currently the TE9 in 2021.
Suggested FAAB: 8%
Additional Week 6 TE Streamer to Consider
- David Njoku, Cleveland Browns (vs Arizona Cardinals) - FAAB: 3%