It’s been a huge week on the waiver wire with injuries playing a major role in its resurgence. There has been a plethora of running backs available, usually a position that’s in dire need during the long season. However, players such as Branden Oliver and Andre Williams have all but been picked up, so we’ve selected little owned serviceable players still available in most leagues…
Travis Benjamin-WR-Browns- The second year free agent had a fantasy friendly week 5 which included 4 catches for 48 yards and two touchdowns. Taylor made for those in deeper leagues only, Benjamin and the Browns will go up against a Steelers team that has given up the thirteenth most fantasy points to wide receivers. Benjamin will not put up these kind of numbers on a consistent basis, but with 3 TDs in four games and 30 fantasy points coming in last week’s game alone, you could do worse. Even with his 12,000+ adds this week, Benjamin is only owned in under 5% of leagues.
Darren McFadden-RB-Raiders- Hard to pick up anyone wearing an Oakland Raiders uniform but if you sift through the water long enough you just might find a golden nugget. With interim head coach Tony Sparano on the sidelines in Week 6, we could expect much more emphasis on the running attack by the Silver & Black. Maurice Jones-Drew is all but done allowing McFadden to highlight a portion of the Raiders offense in a week that will see them face a pretty good Chargers team that should be 5-0 if not for their opening week loss to the Cardinals by one point, 18-17. If you are desperately in need of a PPR flex in deeper leagues, you might just get lucky this week.
Allen Robinson-WR-Jaguars- Going up against a Titans team that has been struggling in the secondary, we selected Robinson off of his 28 targets over just the last three weeks; 11 last week alone against the Steelers. Owned in only 12% of leagues, Robinson will make for a decent play in PPR weeks this Sunday. The 0-5 Jags seem to always be playing from behind and we feel that Robinson and QB Blake Bortles are due for some fantasy relevant games especially in garbage time.
Tennessee Titans-DST – Owned in under 20% of leagues, the Titans are matching up against the Jaguars in Week 6, a team that has yielded the most fantasy points to DSTs. (Perfect for leagues with two DSTs).