2023 Fantasy Football Week 6 Waiver Wire

by Dylan Clemons

Hello Fantasy nerds! NFL Week 5 has wrapped up, which means it is to discuss the 2023 Fantasy Football Week 6 Waiver Wire!

What a wild ride Week 5 was. We had some star power return from injury including Cooper Kupp and Jonathan Taylor. Even with those guys returning we saw waiver wire darlings Puka Nacua and Zack Moss both have great weeks.

Plus, we also have some injuries to monitor including Travis Kelce injuring his ankle, and Khalil Herbert also injuring his ankle and could miss time. Plus, star wide receiver Justin Jefferson went down with a hamstring injury, and Anthony Richardson also looks like he will miss time. For more injury talk check out Michael Bonni's injury impact article.

There is a ton happening around the league. I will be here every week helping to decipher what players are one-week surprises and which players can add value to your squad moving forward.

In this article, we will be targeting players on the waiver wire who are under 50% owned on the FantasyPros consensus roster percentage.

At this point in the season, we are starting to get larger sample times, so it can be hard to find that waiver wire darling because the cupboards are bare. I am here to help with that. Now let's jump into the 2023 Fantasy Football Week 6 Waiver Wire!

2023 Fantasy Football Week 6 Waiver Wire

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Top Waiver Adds

Tyjae Spears, RB, Tennessee Titans (25.6% Rostered)

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Tyjae Spears needs to be rostered in more leagues than he is. This truly is almost a 50-50 snap split between Henry and Spears. Through the first five games of the season Henry is playing 59% of the snaps and Spears is playing 51% and that was about the same this week as well.

Spears has a defined role in this offense and is an elite handcuff if Henry ever were to go down. Spears has at least eight touches in his past four games and has finished as a top-30 RB in two out of the past four games, including this past week when he scored his first career touchdown and finished as RB8 in half-point PPR formats.

The Titans get the Baltimore Ravens this week, who are middle of the road against opposing running backs. Spears definitely needs to be rostered in more leagues.

Justice Hill, RB, Baltimore Ravens (26% Rostered)

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How is Justice Hill not rostered in more leagues? He has been in this article multiple times now and he keeps producing at a RB3 clip. Hill has only finished outside the top 30 at the position once in games he played this season.

Gus Edwards will out carry him in most games, and that's why he is rostered in way more leagues. But if you look deeper Justice Hill is playing more. He played 39 snaps compared to Gus Edwards's 30. That is the second time when both guys are healthy that Hill has out-snapped Edwards.

This week is not a great matchup against the Tennessee Titans as they are stingy against running backs. However, the schedule eases up a bit as they get the Lions Cardinals, and Seahawks in the three following weeks.

D'Onta Foreman / Roschon Johnson, RB, Chicago Bears (6.1% & 39.1% Rostered)

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Both of these running backs in Chicago need to be rostered in more leagues with Khalil Herbert injuring his ankle. However, Roschon Johnson suffered a concussion last week against the Commanders. He does have some extra time to start feeling better with them having 10 days off, but if he can't go that paves the way for D' Onta Foreman.

Foreman has been a healthy scratch since week 1, but we can not forget what he has done in the past when he gets the work. Foreman ran for 914 yards last season and was 25th in evaded tackles, 14th in breakaway run rate, and ninth in breakaway runs according to playerprofiler.

If Johnson and Herbert are both ruled out this week against the Minnesota Vikings, Foreman should be a solid play. If they are both active, it muddies the water a bit, but in a pinch, you can start either guy.

Josh Reynolds, WR, Detroit Lions (32.3% Rostered)

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Seeing Josh Reynolds rostered in so few leagues was a weird thing to see for me. It could be for the fact that people started him in Week 3 and he put up a goose egg. However, outside of that game, he has been very solid throughout the season.

Reynolds has seen at least five targets in each game this season outside of Week 3. He has finished as a top 30 guy in three of those four games including games in which he finished as WR8 and WR13 on the week. Amon-Ra St. Brown was injured this past game with an abdomen injury and it sounds like he could miss some more time than initially thought. Make sure you keep monitoring that situation.

As long as ARSB misses time Reynolds should be plugged into your lineup as a WR3, but also has flex appeal even if St. Brown plays. The next three games for the Lions are Tampa Bay, Baltimore, and Las Vegas who are middle in the pack against opposing wideouts.

Josh Downs, WR, Indianapolis Colts (10% Rostered)

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This one might surprise some people, but Josh Downs is a part of this Colts offense. Downs has seen at least five targets in each game outside of Week 4. Downs is third on the team in snap share on the team behind Michael Pittman Jr. and Alec Pierce but is second in the team in targets as the starting slot receiver.

Anthony Richardson went down with an injury last week and will most certainly miss some time. That means Gardner Minshew will be starting for the Colts. In Week 3 when Minshew started Downs saw 12 targets while catching eight of them for just 57 yards. Last week was also Downs coming out party when he caught all six of his targets for 97 yards and finished as WR17 in half point PPR formats.

Downs should be rostered in many more leagues. He also can be started in a pinch this week against the Jacksonville Jaguars who are in the middle of the pack against opposing wide receiver.

K.J. Osborn, WR, Minnesota Vikings (15.4% Rostered)

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K.J. Osborn is fourth on the team in targets behind Jefferson, Hockenson, and Jordan Addison. However, he is second in snaps playing in 90% of the team's snaps. He has also seen at least six targets in three of his five games this season. We have seen Osborn produce in the past, and there is no reason to believe he will not now.

If Justin Jefferson is likely to miss time, K.J. Osborn can be picked up and started this week in an outstanding matchup against the Bears. The Bears secondary is extremely banged up and has allowed the 11th most fantasy points to wide receivers in the league.

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