2020 Fantasy Football Week 6 IDP Waiver Wire

by Bob Van Duser
2020 Fantasy Football Week 6 IDP Waiver Wire

It's time to get ready for another week by taking a look at this 2020 Fantasy Football Week 6 IDP Waiver wire article! When we're looking at our waiver targets it's important to take all factors of a player's situation into consideration.

Being a big context guy I'm always considering a player's situation. Why did they pop off this week and not any other week? Was it injury-related? Did they win over the opportunity? Why did they do what they did as opposed to seeing what they did and solely using that to project future success?

There's always going to be an opportunity on the waiver wire. However it's important to be realistic in regards to the impact a player can have on your team, and whether he's a short or long-term option. This is often what pushes a player into a higher waiver priority for me. If I can use a player for the rest of the season as a steady starter or streamer through bye weeks and/or injuries, that's almost more valuable to me than a stud that's only a rental for a couple of weeks.

Eric Wilson, LB, of the Minnesota Vikings and Bobby Okereke, LB, of the Indianapolis Colts were a couple of the studs from last weeks'
Waiver Wire article. In my leagues, I'm still seeing a lot of players I've mentioned that have panned out in big ways. Check out my other waiver wire articles to see what gems might be out there that I can't highlight every week!

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Low Priority Waiver Adds

Cody Barton, LB, Seattle Seahawks

Week 5 Stats: 14 Tackles (9 Solo)

Cody Barton is a guy who will likely be a rental for a couple more weeks at best. Granted, with bye weeks incoming, rescheduled, and everything COVID related, everyone needs to be on your radar.

Seeing time in a role vacated by Rookie 1st Rounder Jordyn Brooks, Barton was far more efficient (Fantasy Scoring wise) than Brooks had been in limited action. With a bye week of their own coming up in Week 6, Barton will likely be someone you can pick up for free off waivers or in free agency after waivers clear.

Also, note by that time Brooks could return and Barton's role could be diminished. His window of usage is small but useful.

Markus Golden, DL/LB, New York Giants

Week 5 Stats: 3 Tackles (1 Solo), .5 Sack

"What a stat stuffer Bob! Good pick!" Is what you're probably saying here in a very sarcastic tone. However, remember what I said about context earlier.

Markus Golden was a late signing just before the season, and in fact, saw very little snaps until LB Lorenzo Carter left Sunday's game with an injury. It was later determined to be a ruptured Achilles, so Carter will miss the rest of the season. However, this does open up a bevy of opportunity for Golden to come in and have a full-time role again.

The only reason he's lower on my list of priorities is that I'm hesitant to believe if he can match last year's production. It was one of those boom years players seem to have in contract years then never replicate again. However, if Golden can stay on the field and maintain his production from last year, he'll be a reputable starter in your lineup.

Medium Priority Waiver Adds

Stephon Tuitt, DL, Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 5 Stats: 5 Tackles (2 Solo), 1 Tackle for Loss, 1.5 Sacks

Tuitt had a great game and he's been off to a great start this season in general. This is more of an indictment on how few leagues I see him rostered in. He may not be super flashy or stuff the stat sheet regularly but he should be rostered. He'll likely be pretty easy to acquire and be a weekly fill in for you. He also doesn't have another scheduled bye week, so if he's healthy he can be in your lineup.

Avery Williamson, LB, New York Jets

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Week 5 Stats: 8 Tackles (6 Solo), 2 Passes Defensed, 1 Interception

It seems that Avery Williamson is all the way back from his ACL tear last season. Stuffing the stat sheet, making tackles, and making splash plays make him a weekly option at the position. Williamson isn't a wildly flashy option but he is on a terrible Jets team whose defense never leaves the field. He's also an option you'll be able to use all season long.

Troy Reeder, LB, Los Angeles Rams

Week 5 Stats: 10 Tackles (7 Solo), 2 Tackles for Loss, 3 Sacks

Whereas Troy Reeder only drew the start due to Micah Kiser being out, he sure made the most of it. Racking up stats like this may draw questions to who should start at MLB for the Rams going forward.

While I think that's unlikely, I do think it's likely Kiser will miss at least one more week as he deals with multiple injuries. Reeder will likely be a hot commodity on the wire this week even though his usage is fairly finite. However, in 2020 you never know.

High Priority Adds

Willie Gay, LB, Kansas City Chiefs

Week 5 Stats: 6 Tackles (5 Solo), 1 Sack

The time is finally here. Well, maybe not quite yet. However, your buy-low window on Willie Gay is starting to close. While his sack was a gimme where Derek Carr slid down to avoid the hit, on 47% of the snaps he still managed six (five solo) which is very efficient.

After receiving zero defensive snaps Week 1, and following that up with 6 and 9 snaps in the following weeks, he played 25 in Week 4 and 33 in Week 5. His opportunity is growing and his production should follow. There may not be much buzz on him yet but capitalize on that and buy in before it's too late.

Montez Sweat, LB/DL, Washington Football Team

Week 5 Stats: 8 Tackles (4 Solo), 1 Sack, 1 Forced Fumble

Montez Sweat has broken out early this season. He and Chase Young make a formidable duo. Young's power and Sweat's speed and finesse are almost unfair. I've said it before but I compare this defensive line to the 49ers defensive line success after adding Nick Bosa. With the pieces they have, they're set to live in the nightmares of quarterbacks rent-free for years to come.

He's shockingly available in three of my six leagues. Check those wires!! There are often gems to be had!

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