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Fantasy Football -- Week 6 Waiver Wire


Fantasy Football -- Week 6 Waiver Wire

Here are the best Week 6 waiver wire pickups for NFL fantasy football.


Bye week: Dak Prescott, Russell Wilson, Andy Dalton, Tyrod Taylor 

Jacoby Brissett -- Not a great pool of options for those in need this week, but the Colts starter looks like the best bet. Indianapolis faces a Tennessee defense allowing the fourth-most points to fantasy quarterbacks and the most touchdown passes (tied with New England). Brissett put up solid points in recent games and he'll provide some help with his legs. Not bad for beggars can't be choosers scenario.

Case Keenum -- Shrugs. Pick Josh McCown at home against the Patriots or Brian Hoyer against a Redskins defense without Josh Norman if you want. Of these three, I'll lean Keenum because 1) He has the best receiving weapons with Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen, Kyle Rudolph and 2) the likelihood of having to play catch up or at least keep up against Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers.

Be concerned: Eli Manning. Forget not starting. Manning probably shouldn't be on rosters anymore now that Odell Beckham and Brandon Marshall are out for the season. There's simply not enough not upside for now. See where things are at in a few weeks when Sterling Shapard returns from his injury the Giants start using rookie tight end Evan Engram more on the outside. 

Running backs

Bye week:  Ezekiel Elliott, LeSean McCoy, Joe Mixon, Thomas Rawls, Eddie Lacy

Jerick McKinnon --

Marlon Mack -- Owners were told to grab Mack late in drafts because the Frank Gore ride will eventually derail and the rookie's all-around game made him the most likely replacement. There hasn't been a takeover, but Mack went for 91 yards and a touchdown on nine carries last week. Don't feel compelled to force Mack into your Week 6 lineup, but he's certainly worth a sign-and-stash.

Adrian Peterson -- The RB-needy Cardinals acquired Peterson from the Saints Tuesday. if available, he's worth a flyer simply based on opportunity. Arizona's backfield remains a mess following David Johnson's injury. The thing is, the offensive line isn't helping the cause which means Peterson won't have tons of help. Still, if he receives 12-18 touches per game, that's hope and that's worth taking a small risk if needed.

Be concerned: Isaiah Crowell has scored a total of 24 fantasy points this season. Seeing as Duke Johnson is making plays and the Browns don't exactly move the ball with ease, Crowell becomes a potential cut option for those aiming for a home run addition.

Others: Wayne Gallman, Elijah McGuire, Samaje Perine

Wide receivers

Bye week: A.J. Green, Dez Bryant, Doug Baldwin, Cole Beasley

Will Fuller -- Don't hesitate. Grab the Texans speedster if he's available after scoring four touchdowns over the last two weeks. DeShaun Watson is cruising and going next level with Fuller now in the lineup after an early injury.

Marvin Jones -- This is a strickly Week 6 recommendation. The Lions and Saints should keep the Superdome scoreboard operators busy. New Orleans's secondary is certainly beatable. That's it, that's the call. Jones is fine generally and perhaps better than that in this potential shootout.

Others: Josh Doctson, Cooper Kupp, Nelson Agholor, Mike Wallace, Roger Lewis

Tight ends

Bye week: Jimmy Graham, Jason Witten, Charles Clay 

Evan Engram -- This call might not work for most leagues, but the rookie is a must-own following Sunday's injury nightmare. Odell Beckham and Brandon Marshall are done for the season along with Dwayne Harris while Sterling Shepard is out a couple of weeks. The thing is, Eli Manning will still throw 30+ passes and somebody will be targeted on each. The best for lots of work among those not in the backfield is Engram, who has already flashed impressive skills early in his first season.

Austin Sefarian-Jenkins -- He helped needy owners out last week with 6-29-1 and now faces a Patriots defense allowing oodles of production to fantasy tight ends.

Others: Ryan Griffin, Zach Miller, David Njoku

Streamers:  Patriots (@ Jets), Redskins (vs. 49ers), Falcons (vs. Dolphins)

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Need to Know: The Redskins week that was—D-line scoop, Alex Smith's big deal

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Need to Know: The Redskins week that was—D-line scoop, Alex Smith's big deal

Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, March 24, 33 days before the NFL draft.  

The Redskins week that was

A look at some of the most popular posts and hottest topics of the week on Real Redskins and NBC Sports Washington.

Free agency update: What's next for the Redskins on the D-line? The Redskins have been casting out lines for defensive linemen since before free agency officially started but they haven’t been able to reel one in. Part of the issue might be that they know that Vita Vea and Da’Ron Payne are likely to be available in the draft. They have to balance spending big on a lineman vs. being able to get one pretty cheap for the next five years.

Redskins make a D-line contract change, gain roster flexibility—Speaking of the D-line, the team negotiated the removal of a salary guarantee for one player to give themselves more flexibility when it comes time to cut the roster down to 53 in September. See the post for details.

Redskins guarantee Alex Smith a whopping $71 million in new contract—In the words of Joe Biden, this is a big f-----g deal. It showed that the Redskins aren’t afraid to pay a quarterback big money if they think it’s the right guy. It should be noted that whether or not they chose the right guy is something that remains to be seen. Although the post shows that it’s plausible for the Redskins to terminate the deal after three years, I anticipate Smith playing out at least four if not all five years of the contract.

Redskins add another ex-Cowboy as they sign Scandrick—Orlando Scandrick has struggled with injuries the past few years and Redskins fans did not greet the news of his signing with great enthusiasm, to say the least. To point out the bright side, his contract is not pricey by NFL terms ($2.6 million cap hit this year, no guaranteed money beyond a $1 million signing bonus) and from what I have been able to gather it’s possible that change of scenery might give him a boost for a year or two.

Tweet of the week

Well before free agency started, I wrote that the Redskins’ top priorities in free agency should be to get extensions done for Smith, Brandon Scherff, and Jamison Crowder. They should have about $15 million to work with after a few more free agent signings and that would be plenty to get all of those extensions done. And if they do score a big free agent signing, it would be worth it to restructure the contract of someone like Ryan Kerrigan to get them done.

Stay up to date on the Redskins. Rich Tandler covers the team 365 days a year. Like his Facebook page and follow him on Twitter @TandlerNBCS.


Days until:

—Offseason workouts begin (4/16) 23
—Training camp starts (approx. 7/26) 124
—2018 NFL season starts (9/9) 169

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Eagles' Michael Bennett allegedly injured elderly worker; arrest warrant issued

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Eagles' Michael Bennett allegedly injured elderly worker; arrest warrant issued

Philadelphia Eagles lineman Michael Bennett has been indicted on felony abuse for allegedly pushing an elderly NRG Stadium worker during Super Bowl LI.

Bennett was indicted by the Harris County, Texas district attorney's office for injury to the elderly — which is intentionally and knowingly causing injury to a person 65 years or older, according to a press release from the Harris County Sheriffs' Office.

A warrant has been issued for Bennett's arrest.

The 66-year-old paraplegic stadium worker was attempting to control field access when Bennett allegedly pushed her. 

The maximum penalty Bennett faces is ten years in prison in addition to a $10,000 fine.


Bennett — whose brother Martellus played in that Super Bowl for New England — was a member of the Seattle Seahawks during the incident and was in attendance as a noncompetitive player.

The NFL has been made aware of the situation and is looking into the matter, according to Pro Football Talk.

The 32-year-old 10-year NFL veteran could potentially face NFL discipline under the league's personal conduct policy.