Even though Week 5 isn’t fully in the books, we are ready with our Week 6 waiver wire pickups for the 2021 season. This week we saw the first action in the UK, with the Falcons beating out the Jets. This week also brings in the first batch of bye weeks to have to deal with. The teams on bye this week are:
- Atlanta Falcons
- New Orleans Saints
- New York Jets
- San Fransisco 49ers
All of these pickups are written in percentage, not priority. For a player to be eligible they have to be owned in less than 50% of leagues. The rostered percentage is taken from ESPN. Now, let’s get into them!
Trey Lance (SF) BYE 35.0% rostered
Lance is on bye this week, so this isn’t a selection for this week, but he is talented. His rushing ability gives him a solid floor, and while he made some rookie errors, there are signs of promise. Pick him up while others are overlooking him.
Tua Tagovailoa (MIA) @JAX (UK) 24.7% rostered
There were reports that Tagovailoa was going to be set to return this week, with a nice matchup against Jacksonville. The Dolphins offense hasn’t really fired recently, but should get back on their feet in this game. Another bonus in this selection is the week after brings Atlanta, another target matchup.
Mac Jones (NE) v DAL 29.6% rostered
Jones hasn’t really shown what he can do in the league consistently. He struggled against Houston, which will put alot of people off. I’m not saying he is my favorite pickup, but a matchup against Dallas is good.
Teddy Bridgewater (DEN) v LV 17.0% rostered
Bridgewater has had a sneaky good season so far this year. Not only that, but the team are alot more competitive on the field when he is throwing the ball. A divisional matchup against the Raiders.
Others to Consider
- Jameis Winston (NO) BYE 24.0% rostered
- Taylor Heinicke (WAS) v KC 12.5% rostered
- Carson Wentz (IND) v HOU 5.4% rostered
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