Hopefully Week 5 didn't come at you like a wrecking ball after some more key players went down with injuries. Because Eli Manning sure got pushed around in Week 5.
Poor, Eli. That just looked so awkward.
Let's make sure that your Week 6 isn't as weird as that tackle by helping you be smart and active on the waiver wire.
His name may be as tricky as the situation he's in with the Chiefs. Jamaal Charles' ACL tear has sent fantasy owners scrambling and debating between West or Knile Davis. Initially it may seem like a RBBC situation but West has gotten more touches than Davis with or without Charles in the lineup. Andy Reid apparently sees some similarities in West's game to Charles' so there's a pretty good chance West could see the majority of the carries. If your RBs are struggling (let's be honest, we all need RBs) go put in a claim for West. (John "The Professor" Paschall)
Much like Travis Benjamin, Snead is proving that a hot start wasn't just that. The rookie from Ball State caught six passes for 141 yards last week, and with Marques Colston dealing with a separated shoulder it's time to scoop up Snead. He looks like the Saints' No. 2 WR moving forward behind Brandin Cooks, and could be your team's WR3 the rest of the year. (Mark Strotman)
While Seattle will never have a high-volume WR in its offense, Baldwin has caught 23 of 27 targets this season for 268 yards and a pair of scores. And with Marshawn Lynch's shaky health, there's a chance Russell Wilson is forced to air it out more as the season goes along. That can only mean good things for the Seahawks' most talented wide receiver. I've put Baldwin on this list before, and I own him in multiple leagues. The (big) breakout is coming shortly. Make sure you're able to join me in the celebrations. (Strotman)
It took three years, but Wilson is finally more than just an intriguing name with fantasy potential. With a depleted Bears' wide receiving corps, Wilson has stepped in and posted a combined 12 receptions and 165 yards with one touchdown in his last two games. The third-year pro out of Washington State has established a trust with Jay Cutler, and continues to be a focal point of the offense. The floor for Wilson, as long as Alshon Jeffery and Eddie Royal remain sidelined, is as a high-end Flex or modest WR2. If Wilson draws another start, make sure he's on your roster and in your lineup in Week 6. (Scott Krinch)
You've certainly seen him on this list before, so if he's somehow still available in your league you need to pounce on him. The Packers continue finding different ways and areas to use their third-round pick, and the results have been telling. Montgomery scored from 31 yards out last week, finishing 4/59/1 vs. the Rams. Davante Adams' eventual return may slow his growth, but from an upside perspective alone he needs to be owned in just about every league. Green Bay wants to find a way to use him every week; your fantasy team should, too. (Strotman)
Just because the Jaguars aren’t winning doesn’t mean Bortles isn’t doing well (see Jay Cutler last year). Bortles is all over the downfield passes to guys like Allen Bros. (Hurns & Robinson). He’s a little banged up but he’s got a good matchup this week against a horrendous Texans team at home so if you are finding your QB on a bye or injured, Bortles is a nice get this week and potentially going forward. (Paschall)
Without Alshon Jeffery for two games and Eddie Royal for one, Cutler has posted respectable fantasy numbers of 17.2 and 17.6 points in his last two contests. As always with Cutler, you'll have to live with the turnovers, but he has enough upside and targets in the passing game in Matt Forte, Martellus Bennett, Marquess Wilson and the aforementioned two injured receivers when they return to be a streaming QB1 option as a bye week filler. Cutler doesn't need to be a high-priority waiver claim this week, but if he slips through waivers then go ahead and grab him, and plug him in against a dreadful Lions defense. (Krinch)
8. Knile Davis
Fantasy owners have been waiting to see Davis get his chance for a few years now. Well, for those who thought he would get No. 1 duties after Jamaal Charles tore his ACL, it appears they'll have to wait a little longer. Chiefs coach Andy Reid has identified Charcandrick West as the No. 1 running back in wake of Charles' season-ending injury. However, Davis has shown to be an effective fantasy player when given the opportunity in the past, and he's still a must-own in all formats going forward. (Krinch)