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Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

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Greg Olsen-TE (Carolina Panthers)

Greg Olsen started practicing again late last week from his early season foot injury. He was ruled out for week 5, but he hopes he can get on the field this week. In most leagues, he was likely dropped with no timeline of his return. With the lackluster tight end field, I would add Olsen.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling-WR (Green Bay Packers)

Marquez Valdes-Scantling seized the opportunity that he got when his fellow wide receivers were out for the day. Seven receptions, on ten targets,  and a touchdown is a heck of a day. Rodgers has trust in him or else he wouldn’t throw his way. So long as he is getting opportunities to start, he is a WR2.

Curtis Samuel-WR (Carolina Panthers)

Curtis Samuel returned to the Panthers last week after some heart issues. He didn’t wait to make his presence felt by scoring on a 25-yard touchdown catch. Samuel knows this offense well after battling last year for a spot in a limited wide receiver group. If he can build on this game, he will be worth an add in deep fantasy leagues.

Geoff Swaim-TE (Dallas Cowboys)

I waited on Geoff Swaim last week after his game where he went 3 receptions for 39 yards and a touchdown. This week, against a tough Houston defense, he added 3 receptions and 55 yards. Swaim can be a constant part of this Cowboys offense. With Dak dunking the ball instead of going downfield, he will continue to see targets.

Corey Clement & Wendell Smallwood-RB (Philadelphia Eagles)

The Eagles announced on Monday that Jay Ajayi would be going on IR after tearing his ACL. Players that should get an immediate boost are Corey Clement and Wendell Smallwood, who have both filled in for Ajayi this season. This will be pretty much a running back by committee backfield so beware of that. Also, Fletcher Cox restructured his contract so look for the Eagles to make some moves in the trade market. Maybe Le’Veon?

 

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