We are heading to the part of the season where you need to lock in and stay focused. You will need to make every waiver move count because the competition is starting to heat up. If you are 1-4 heading to the week, this is probably your last chance to turn the ship around.
Conversely, if you are sitting comfortably at 5-0 or 4-1, this is not the time to let your foot of the gas! Don’t take any opponent lightly and go after the jugular. This is your chance to separate yourself from the pack so don’t get complacent. Make trades that will help your team because everyone is trying to take you down. Now for the list…
Week 6 Start ’em
Jerick McKinnon – Min RB
After watching McKinnon out-snap the plodding Latavius Murray on MNF, I am convinced that he will soon be the official lead back for the Vikings moving forward. Murray ran with no explosion, which is understandable considering the 27 year-old is coming off ankle injury.
McKinnon can catch passes out of the backfield with ease and displayed a quickness that briefly made you forget about losing Dalvin Cook… Who am I kidding? It still hurts! I predict they will fall behind early against the Packers which will keep him on the field more during passing downs. Fire him up as an RB 2/FLEX option this week, especially in PPR.
Jerick McKinnon Week 6 Projection: 20 carries, 110 yards, 6 receptions, 1 TD
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Duke Johnson Jr.
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Terrelle Pryor Sr.
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Week 6 Sit ’em
Carlos Hyde – SF RB
Hyde’s early season success has been trending in the opposite direction and it looks like rookie Matt Breida is going to be a bigger factor in this offense moving forward. Hyde has always been injury-prone and it is only a matter of time before he misses a game or two, and Breida steps in and shows flashes of what he can do.
Against a stout Washington defense, the 49ers will likely end up abandoning the running game. Thus far this season, Washington has been limiting opponents to just 88 rushing yards a game which will results in another tough day for Hyde owners.
Carlos Hyde Week 6 Projection: 9 carries, 33 yards, 2 receptions, 0 TD’s
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There are still free agents available in a lot of leagues that deserve an add. Huseyin The Brain ranks the Top 60 waiver wire pickups and free agent adds for Week 6 in this video.