Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 6by: Michael Valverde
Going with the old veterans this week, as through injury or benching took well of their chances and showed the league why they are still in the game. In with those veterans are three rookies, which also have gotten their chance through injury, and made most of their opportunity. Missing are wide receivers. The tough one to leave out was Justin Hunter, after being pushed by coaches, and teammates he finally made a day, catching three passes for 99 yards and one touchdown. The only returner for the waivers is Owen Daniels, and he didn’t get much action as he was at 59% owned last week.
Kyle Orton-QB-BUF owned in 8% of CBS leagues
This 10-year veteran has parlayed a career from average skill, to starting quarterback. He has started for five teams, and now as a Buffalo Bill looks to have locked down another starting job. Orton takes over for the benched E.J Manuel, and against a very strong defense in the Lions, he completed 30 of 43 passes and for 308 yards and one touchdown, with one interception. Orton took the Bills on a come from behind victory, as his interception was a pick six. That was the last the Lions would score and the Bills put-up 17 straight points. In the 14 games that Manuel was the starter he didn’t throw once for 300 yards.
Owen Daniels-TE-BAL owned in 59% of CBS leagues
Taking over for Dennis Pitta, Daniels, led the receivers in receptions and yards against the Colts this week. He was targeted seven times, caught five passes for 70 yards. He finished the first half with only two receptions for 29 yards. On the season he has 19 receptions for 114 yards and two touchdowns. Daniels is one of the few tight ends left that holds a full-time job, and viable for strong fantasy stats. Owen Daniels takes on the Buccaneers next week, who currently rank 28th against the pass.
Andre Williams-RB-NYG owned in 56% of CBS leagues
Got a good amount of carries as Rashad Jennings went down with an injury in week five. Jennings left in the third quarter due to a sprained knee. Andre Williams had 20 attempts for 65 yards and one touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons. He also added two receptions for 18 yards, not bad for a guy who is not known for his hands. Williams played a big part in the 10 point-rally, as the Giants defeated the Falcons 30-20. Andre Williams will get the start against the Philadelphia next week, if Jennings cannot go. Rashad Jennings will have an MRI on Monday.
Austin Davis-QB-STL owned in 10% of CBS leagues
Davis had another strong game, this time, against the Philadelphia Eagles. Even though the Rams fell short of victory, Austin Davis looks like the young quarterback they didn’t get in Sam Bradford. Davis is in his second season out of Southern Mississippi, and has thrown 91 times, completed 59 of them for 702 yards, and six touchdowns and two interceptions in the last two games. Against the Eagles he completed 29 passes for 375 yards and three touchdowns. Keep in mind that Austin Davis’ schedule is brutal. He still has two games against the Seahawks, Cardinals and the 49ers. Obviously, these teams are much more defensively tough, than the Cowboys and Eagles he faced in the last two weeks. Watch to see how he responds to the 49ers next week, but I say take a chance on him now, and try to sell high.
Branden Oliver-RB-SDC owned in 13% of CBS leagues
Oliver has slowly made his way onto the scene, as Charger running backs have gone down with injury. He did not have a carry in week one or two, in week three and four he a total of 12 carries, but when Donald Brown went out with a concussion, he had 19 attempts, and he made them all count, as he rushed for 114 yards and a touchdown. Oliver also had four receptions for 68 yards and a touchdown. He is in a good spot, as Danny Woodhead will be out for the season, Ryan Mathews will be out for another few weeks, and Donald Brown was ineffective. Oliver is smallish at 5’7, and weighing a light 208 pounds. Branden Oliver was undrafted out of Buffalo, and reminds those of a young Darren Sproles even rocking the 43 jersey.
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