Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Sleepers for Week 6


It's important to stay on top of the best waiver wire pickups in fantasy football every week. But sometimes you're stuck with a low waiver priority and miss out on the top options. Or maybe you find yourself in a deeper league with sharp players, which can leave the options on the waiver wire a lot less appealing than we tend see in standard leagues.

That's where these top fantasy football waiver wire sleepers for Week 6, owned in less than 30 percent of Yahoo! fantasy football leagues, come into play.

1. Jon Hilliman, RB, New York Giants (1% Owned)

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The New York Giants' offense could really struggle this week. They're on the road against the New England Patriots, and their cadre of injured players likely to sit out Thursday night's game includes Saquon Barkley, Wayne Gallman, Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram. While that's terrible for the team's real-world outlook, it also means there will be plenty of touches to go around for their healthy players. Jon Hilliman will take over lead back duties after notching 19 carries and two targets over his last two games, and he will likely handle the lion's share of the backfield work with only Elijhaa Penny healthy behind him on the depth chart. A brutal matchup obviously hurts his outlook, but if you need a stopgap RB starter for the week, it's not often you'll get lead back volume from a waiver wire back like you can from Hilliman this week.

2. Dante Pettis, WR, San Francisco 49ers (20% Owned)

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After turning only three targets into one reception and 11 yards on Monday night, this may look like the time to drop Dante Pettis, but Week 5 brought some positive indicators for him as well. He led San Francisco 49ers wideouts with a 63.2 percent snap share, which was also his highest mark of the season. The 49ers look to be for real, opening the season 4-0. While their passing game hasn't been overly productive, and even their top wideout will be behind TE George Kittle in the pecking order, their No. 1 WR is still likely to offer some fantasy value. Pettis got a lot of hype in the offseason, and this increased snap count could be an indication that he's finally on his way to living up to those expectations.

3. Albert Wilson, WR, Miami Dolphins (2% Owned)

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It's obviously hard to get too excited about the Miami Dolphins' offense, but it's worth noting that the first four games of the season were arguably the toughest part of their entire 2019 schedule, and things could get a lot easier in Week 6 against the Washington Redskins. Albert Wilson has missed most of that early stretch with a calf injury, but the most recent word is that Miami is optimistic that he will return this week. Wilson could be in for some big volume in the slot, especially with the Dolphins likely having to throw a ton while playing from behind in most games, and that makes him especially appealing in PPR leagues. The move to Josh Rosen at QB should also benefit him, as he tends to work on shorter routes (7.4-yard average depth of target in 2018). Ryan Fitzpatrick has the highest average depth of target (11.5 yards) of all QBs in 2019, while Rosen's career average is only 8.5 yards.

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