In today’s Fantasy Life Newsletter we recap MNF, share the top waiver adds of the week, and do an injury roundup. It's 10/12. Take it away, Peter Overzet…
Last night summed up the NFL in a nutshell.
We simultaneously enjoyed one of the more entertaining games of recent memory between the Ravens and Colts on Monday Night Football, while also watching the fall of Jon Gruden in real time after a string of emails surfaced where he made racist, homophobic, and misogynistic remarks.
Jon Gruden promptly resigned as the head coach of the Raiders in a statement issued by the team on Twitter.
There’s always whiplash when pivoting to fantasy talk after stories like that, but that is the bind the NFL loves to put us in.
Lamar Jackson delivered a monster game last night (442 yards, 10.3 YPA, four TDs, no picks, 62 rushing yards) and fed Mark Andrews (13-11-147-2, 2 2-pt conversions) until he couldn’t eat anymore.
On the other side of the ball, both Jonathan Taylor (15-53-1, 4-3-116-1) and Michael Pittman (7-6-89-1) put up nice lines for fantasy managers.
Read on for the top waiver adds of the week, plus a roundup of important injury news.
🛒 THE TOP WAIVER WIRE ADDS
Rotoviz’s Sam Wallace lists his top waiver wire targets for Week 6, as well as the percentage that they are currently rostered in ESPN leagues. Take it away, Sam…
- Devontae Booker (RB - 3.8%) - Booker is going to be the waiver wire darling this week. Saquon Barkley left the game with an ankle injury, did not return, and will reportedly miss 2-4 weeks. In relief, Booker touched the ball 19 times for 58 total yards and a touchdown. The Giants may not win many games but Booker should be guaranteed some decent volume.
- Darrel Williams (RB - 7.6%) - Clyde Edwards-Helaire suffered an MCL sprain on Sunday Night Football and is expected to miss a few weeks. Williams has earned at least 10 opportunities in three consecutive weeks and has two scores on the season already which is the same number of touchdowns as CEH.
- Samaje Perine (RB - 34.7) - As of this writing, Perine has been placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. If he is cleared to play, he showed out well in Week 5. He touched the ball 15 times (11 carries, four receptions) and racked up 83 yards, and scored through the air. If Joe Mixon is limited or misses time, Perine is an excellent play.
- Kadarius Toney (WR - 10.7%) - Aside from his on-field antics, Toney erupted for 10 receptions (13 targets) and 189 yards. He’s an electric athlete with 88th percentile scores or better in the 40-yard dash, vertical jump, and broad jump. He’s certainly been capitalizing on the absence of Darius Slayton and Sterling Shepard over the last two weeks.
- Tim Patrick (WR - 29.8%) - Patrick continues to be a quiet, solid fantasy asset dating back to last season. From Week 13 of 2020 through Week 5 of this season, he’s had at least four targets in every game. He’s seen the same or more targets in each game this season and has at least 12 fantasy points in four of five games.
- Jamison Crowder (WR - 32.0%) - Crowder made his first appearance of the season in Week 4 and immediately saw nine targets. Despite only seeing six targets in the London game this week, his four receptions tied for the team lead. For the time being, he appears to have the edge on rookie prospect Elijah Moore.
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🚑 THE INJURY WARD
* Sammy Watkins injured his hamstring in the game last night and did not return. Rookie WR Rashod Bateman should be returning soon.
* Despite the knee injury, Tyreek Hill isn’t expected to miss any time. The news isn’t as great for Clyde Edwards-Helaire who sprained his MCL and is expected to miss a few weeks.
* Kyle Shanahan said that 49ers QB Trey Lance has a sprained left knee and might miss some time. Fortunately the Niners have a Week 6 bye, but it sounds like Lance will be questionable for Week 7.
* Kenny Golladay is expected to miss a “week or two” with his knee injury. The Giants WR room is really banged up right now as Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton, and Kadarius Toney are also dealing with injuries.
* Lions WR Quintez Cephus broke his collarbone on Sunday and the injury will threaten to end his season.
* Death, taxes, and Curtis Samuel back to “week to week” again with his groin injury.
* Saquon Barkley is expected to miss somewhere around 2-4 weeks with his ankle sprain. The Giants have a Week 10 bye, so it’s very likely we don’t see him until Week 11.
🐦 TWEET OF THE DAY
- Pete Overzet