Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Week 6

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It’s hard to believe we’re already preparing for Week 6. The 2021 NFL season is flying by and to complicate matters, the pesky bye weeks have arrived. In addition to bye weeks complicating free agency, myriad injuries are piling up, making Week 6 the most crucial waiver period so far. Here are the top low-owned [...]
It's hard to believe we're already preparing for Week 6. The 2021 NFL season is flying by and to complicate matters, the pesky bye weeks have arrived.

In addition to bye weeks complicating free agency, myriad injuries are piling up, making Week 6 the most crucial waiver period so far.

Here are the top low-owned free agents for fantasy football managers to targets ahead of Week 6.

FAAB denotes free agent acquisition budget

Darrel Williams (RB) Kansas City Chiefs (15% FAAB) - Clyde Edwards-Helaire's sprained left MCL will keep him out for several weeks. Darrell Williams now becomes the starting running back on a potent offense. Williams will split time with Jerrick McKinnon, but it's Williams who would command most of the carries and fill the short-yardage role, giving him weekly RB2/3 value.

Kadarius Toney (WR) New York Giants (15% FAAB) - Toney blew up last week and will undoubtedly be one of the most popular waiver wire targets ahead of Week 6. But proceed with some caution. First, Toney was thrust into the lineup after Darius Slayton and Sterling Shepard have been sidelined with hamstring injuries. Toney barely saw the field when Slayton and Shepard were active and both could be back as soon as this week. Secondly, New York could be without QB Daniel Jones after Jones suffered a scary concussion. One thing that works in Toney's favor is that Kenny Golladay could be sidelined next, so there is a viable path to a permanent role, here. That's why the FAAB recommendation is aggressive, but not over the top. UPDATE: Toney may have injured his ankle late in Sunday's loss. It's not a major injury but it adds a little uncertainty to the rookie's Week 6 status.

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