NFL Week 6 – Waiver Wire Essentials Report

While on signs point to Charcan

While all signs point to Charcanrick West, don’t just dismiss Knile Davis

Charcandrick West (Ownership: 1.2%)   Knile Davis  (Ownership: 23.7%)

Unfortunately, the No. 2 rusher in fantasy went down Sunday to a torn ACL and will be out for the rest of the season. For those who invested a first round pick in Jamaal Charles, this most certainly is a devastating blow. Almost as devastating is that Charles no longer has a clear-cut handcuff. When Charles missed time in 2014, Davis stepped in and didn’t miss a beat rushing for 465 yards and six TDs. In 2015, Davis has 27 yards on 11 carries and managed just two yards on two attempts Sunday. West finished the day with five more carries and 31 yards once Charles stepped out. Head coach Andy Reid relayed that the two will both need to step up, implying some sort of timeshare. Davis has the track record of being the better handcuff, but for the time being, both tailbacks are worthy of a waiver addition.

Willie Snead (Ownership: 29.2%)

The Saints rookie wideout garnered career high six receptions for the second week in a row on a team high 11 targets Sunday against Philadelphia. Snead turned those six receptions into a whopping 141 yards. Perhaps Drew Brees new favorite toy, Snead will continue to be heavily involved the offense as the Saints struggle to play from behind every game. Currently ranked as the No. 25 in fantasy, look for Snead to make strides for top 20 by season end.

Josh McCown (Ownership: 4.3%)

Strangely enough, 36-year-old Josh McCown threw for a Browns franchise record of 457 yards and was fantasy’s leading scorer in week 5. Through less than four games, McCown is already fantasy’s No. 10 quarterback. Is this the same Josh McCown from two years ago when he filled in for Jay Cutler with the bears? Or is the Josh McCown from last year with Tampa Bay, just lying dormant waiting to strike? Who knows? What is known is McCown is currently on a hot streak with over 340 yards and two touchdowns in each of his past three games. Hop on the bandwagon while you can.

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