Fantasy football Week 6 waiver wire: Which RB helps you most?

Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrel Williams (31) breaks a tackle by Buffalo Bills safety Jordan Poyer (21) during a 6-yard touchdown run in the first half of the AFC championship NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Kansas City, Mo. (Jeff Roberson/AP)

It’s Week 6 in the NFL, and that means that bye weeks begin.

Missing the Falcons, Saints, 49ers and Jets will certainly present some difficult lineup situations for fantasy owners. Below are a few widely available players to consider adding to your team.

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Devontae Booker, RB, New York Giants
(Yahoo! Ownership – 8%)
(Draft Kings salary – $5,400)

It was a rough Sunday for the Giants who were slapped with a plethora of key injuries. Daniel Jones, Kenny Golladay, Kadarius Toney, and worst of all Saquon Barkley.

After consecutive strong showings, Barkley suffered a sprained ankle and will yet again be sidelined. By default, this makes Booker a must add as he finds himself in the bell cow role with only rookie Gary Brightwell behind him.

Booker is a true dual threat out of the backfield and displayed that when filling in for Barkley this weekend. Producing a rushing and receiving touchdown along with 17-total touches makes him an intriguing RB2 candidate versus a Rams defence that has allowed the 17th-most fantasy points to running backs.

Carson Wentz, QB, Indianapolis Colts
(Yahoo! Ownership – 15%)
(Draft Kings salary – $5,400)

Apparently over his double ankle injury, Wentz dialled back the clock a few years Monday by delivering his first career 400-yard passing game. With a 7-to-1 TD/INT ratio on the season, a healthy Wentz is good news for fantasy managers looking for help at the position.

His health will always be a concern, but he’s been a top-12 QB over the past two matchups and is a smart streaming play or lookahead bye-week buffer. The 2016 second overall draft pick has a tremendous opportunity to smash again as the dead weight Texans come to town. A bonus is that he’s a DFS bargain as the 16th most expensive quarterback on the Sunday slate.

Darrel Williams, RB, Kansas City Chiefs
(Yahoo! Ownership – 19%)
(Draft Kings salary – $4,900)

Another injury means another handcuff to chase on the waiver wire. Clyde Edwards-Helaire was placed on injured reserve, meaning the Chiefs will look to Darrel Williams to carry the

bulk of the workload. Jerick McKinnon will syphon a few touches on third down, however it looks as though Williams will finally get his chance to shine.

The undrafted 26-year-old gets an enticing menu of weak run defences with the Football Team, Titans, and Giants as Kansas City’s next three opponents. I’d strongly suggest putting aggressive claims in on both Williams, and as mentioned above, Devontae Booker if you’re in need of a running back upgrade.

Top Defences to Stream for Week 6:
— Indianapolis Colts (vs. Houston Texans)

— Cincinnati Bengals (at Detroit Lions)

— Green Bay Packers (at Chicago Bears)

— Dallas Cowboys (at New England Patriots)

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