New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara’s fantasy stock continues to rise following Adrian Peterson’s trade to the Arizona Cardinals, and the rookie running back has already seen his fantasy ownership increase by 21 percent after being last week’s top waiver wire addition.
While it might be too late to get Kamara in many fantasy football leagues, there are still plenty of waiver wire additions worth adding this week.
Below is a list of the top five fantasy football waiver wire additions entering Week 6:
5. Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams
A report surfaced on Sunday that the No. 7 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft would make his NFL debut against the Oakland Raiders in Week 6, making Williams one of the top waiver wire additions. Fantasy owners likely will want to wait before plugging Williams into the starting lineup but will need to act fast, as he is currently less than nine percent owned in most fantasy leagues. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound receiver joins a crowded receiving corps in Los Angeles but will likely be an instant red zone threat that should see an increased workload as the season progresses.
4. New York Jets TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins
Serferian-Jenkins has been targeted 18 times and has caught 15 passes in Gang Green’s past three games and worked out well as a plug and play option in Week 5, finding the end zone for the first time this season. The 6-foot-5, 262-pound tight end is quickly building his chemistry with veteran quarterback Josh McCown in their first season together and provides fantasy owners a legitimate starting tight end option in Week 6. Seferian-Jenkins remains less than 36 percent owned in fantasy leagues and draws a favorable matchup against the New England Patriots this Sunday. New England’s defense has surrendered the fourth most fantasy points to tight ends this season, making Seferian-Jenkins a solid option for fantasy owners with tight ends on bye weeks or injured.
3. Arizona Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson
There is undoubtedly a risk in adding Peterson to your fantasy team given his play with the New Orleans Saints so far this season, but fantasy owners surely won’t want to miss the boat on No. 28 if he’s able to find a rhythm in the desert. The Cardinals acquired Peterson through a trade on Tuesday and are expected to feature the future Hall of Fame running back until David Johnson’s return from injured reserve. Peterson was averaging just three yards per carry through four games with the Saints but only received 27 totes out of New Orleans’ backfield. The Cardinals new veteran running back is less than 48 percent owned in fantasy leagues and should be in line for a significant workload in Arizona moving forward.
2. New York Giants WR Roger Lewis
Big Blue lost wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr., Brandon Marshall, and Dwayne Harris to season-ending injuries in Week 5, which should skyrocket Sterling Shepard, Evan Engram, and Lewis’ fantasy value. Lewis caught his first touchdown pass of the 2017 season against the Los Angeles Chargers this past weekend and will be looking to prove himself a reliable starting receiver. The undrafted 6-foot, 203-pound receiver out of Bowling Green is less than three percent owned in fantasy leagues and should provide fantasy owners a strong bench option that can be plugged into the WR3 spot or flex position when needed.
1.Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack
Colts veteran running back Frank Gore accounted for 86 yards of total offense against his former team the San Francisco 49ers in Week 5, but it was Indianapolis’ rookie running back that stole the show. Mack carried the ball nine times for 91 yards and scored the second touchdown of his NFL career against San Francisco and should be considered the top waiver wire addition ahead of Week 6. Mack came in at No. 6 on Fourth & Goal’s Top 12 Instant Impact Offensive Rookies list in July, but the fourth-round pick out of South Florida struggled to find a groove within the offense early and missed Week 3 and Week 4 with a shoulder injury. The 5-foot-11, 210-pound running back has big-play ability any time the ball is in his hands and is less than 10 percent owned in fantasy leagues.