Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Sleepers for Week 6

Max Staley
Fantasy football waiver wire sleepers for Week 6.
Fantasy football waiver wire sleepers for Week 6. / Carmen Mandato/GettyImages

If you followed our advice last week, you would've added Darrel Williams a week before he became one of the hottest names on the waiver wire. That's the kind of savvy, out-of-the-box move that can win a fantasy championship.

If you need to make some more moves on the margins, here are three of the best waiver wire sleepers for Week 6.

Waiver Wire Sleepers Week 6

Note: Only players rostered in fewer than 20% of Yahoo! fantasy football leagues are in consideration for this list.

3. David Njoku, TE, Cleveland Browns (4% Rostered)

David Njoku had a monster day in Week 5, catching all 7 of his targets for 149 yards and a touchdown. He was virtually invisible in Week 2-4, but he did have a solid 76-yard outing back in Week 1. Baker Mayfield and this passing game could use his athleticism, especially with Odell Beckham Jr.'s slow start. Njoku is clearly the most talented pass-catching TE on this roster, and if he earns a bigger role, that 149-yard outing could be a sign of things to come. And if Austin Hooper ever gets hurt, Njoku could be a real force down the stretch.

2. Jeff Wilson Jr., RB, San Francisco 49ers (20% Rostered)

Jeff Wilson Jr. had some monster performances last season. He appeared in 11 games, and started only three, but still managed to put up five games with double-digit PPR points and four with 20+. With Elijah Mitchell and Trey Sermon not looking like anything special on the ground this year, this backfield could be Wilson's once he's back up to full strength. It's still unclear when he's set to return, but grab and stash him now before he becomes a much buzzier name.

1. Rhamondre Stevenson, RB, New England Patriots (7% Rostered)

Damien Harris lost another fumble in Week 5. That's not something Bill Belichick is going to tolerate. As a result of the inconsistent play in the backfield, Brandon Bolden has seen his snap share rise to at least 32% in each of the last three weeks. But Bolden, who has primarily been a special teams contributor in New England, is not likely to earn a huge role moving forward. If Harris' role continues to shrink, preseason star Rhamondre Stevenson feels like the best bet to earn a bigger job. We saw that play out in Week 5, as the rookie handled a season-high 11 carries. Sure, he was held to just 23 yards, but he was running behind an injury-riddled o-line. This group should be really good when healthy, and Stevenson has a chance to steal RB1 duties right as that unit is getting back to full strength. He's got a bottomless floor, but his ceiling could be really high down the stretch.

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