Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Sleepers for Week 6

Max Staley
Tyler Johnson's fantasy football outlook makes him an interesting Week 6 waiver wire sleeper.
Tyler Johnson's fantasy football outlook makes him an interesting Week 6 waiver wire sleeper. / Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Savvy fantasy managers will find plenty of great options available on the waiver wire, but if you're in a deeper or more competitive league, you may need to opt for some lesser-known options.

That's where these three fantasy football waiver wire sleepers for Week 6 can come into play.

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Sleepers

3. Tyler Johnson, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0% Rostered)

Tyler Johnson may have earned himself a bigger role with his showing on Thursday Night Football. With Chris Godwin out, most thought that breakout candidate Scotty Miller would see a significant boost in both usage and value. But the bulk of it actually went to the rookie wideout. He turned 6 targets into 4 receptions for 61 yards (Miller was not targeted). Miller was dealing with injury issues of his own, which could explain this shift, but Johnson is a really interesting player. He was on the field for 79% of the team's snaps. Johnson was also an absurdly productive collegiate receiver, leading some to call him one of the steals of the 2020 NFL Draft. Johnson isn't worth rostering in most formats quite yet, but he's absolutely a name to keep an eye on.

2. N'Keal Harry, WR, New England Patriots (32% Rostered)

N'Keal Harry is a bit of a forgotten man in fantasy. The New England Patriots didn't play in Week 5 due to covid-related issues, and he wasn't worth considering in Week 4 since Cam Newton was out. But he's clearly earned himself a big role in the offense, playing at least 67% of the snaps in all four games (and at least 75% in three of the four). He's also averaging a robust 7.0 targets per game on the year. With those targets once again coming from Newton, Harry will have a real chance to breakout down the stretch.

1. Andy Dalton, QB, Dallas Cowboys (2% Rostered)

Fantasy managers will likely never feel too good about starting Andy Dalton, but this is arguably the best offense he's ever played in – offensive line issues aside. The Dallas Cowboys defense is also horrendous, surrendering a league-worst 36.0 points per game (PPG). Likely to be playing catchup in an offense featuring the likes of Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb, Michael Gallup and Ezekiel Elliott, Dalton has legitimate fantasy upside the rest of the way. He's a must-add player in 2QB formats, and he's probably going to be worth starting when presented with a solid-enough matchup.

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