Players to Drop For Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

Jason Schandl
Fantasy football players to drop for waiver wire pickups in Week 6, including Jerick McKinnon.
Fantasy football players to drop for waiver wire pickups in Week 6, including Jerick McKinnon. / Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

There are a ton of great waiver wire targets in fantasy football as we head into Week 6, but adding those players doesn't come without a cost.

You'll need to find players on your team to drop to make room for those additions. It's not always just as simple as dropping whoever hasn't scored much through two weeks, either. It's important to focus on dropping players who don't bring you much long-term upside.

With that in mind, here are three fantasy football players to drop this week to make room for Week 6 waiver pickups.

1. Jerick McKinnon, RB, San Francisco 49ers (84% Rostered)

The San Francisco 49ers' overall struggles aside, the return of Raheem Mostert has simply crushed Jerick McKinnon's fantasy value. McKinnon handled 38 touches across two games with Mostert on the shelf, but in Week 5 his role essentially disappeared. Jet played just 25 percent of the Niners' offensive snaps, notching 4 targets and just 1 carry.

2. Cam Akers, RB, Los Angeles Rams (64% Rostered)

Cam Akers returned to the field in Week 5, and his workload wasn't anything to write home about either. Playing in the incredibly crowded Los Angeles Rams backfield, Akers saw the field on just 19 percent of their offensive snaps, running the ball 6 times. Sean McVay has told us he wants to use a three-back committee, and nothing he has shown us should lead fantasy managers to believe otherwise. Unless either Darrell Henderson or Malcolm Brown gets hurt again, Akers isn't going to be worth much in fantasy.

3. Brandon Aiyuk, WR, San Francisco 49ers (66% Rostered)

Back to the increasingly healthy 49ers, Deebo Samuel appears to be back up to speed, having played 89 percent of the snaps in Week 5. He notched 8 targets and ran the ball once. Brandon Aiyuk also saw his fair share of volume (6 targets, 97 percent snap share), but this is a run-heavy offense that uses tight end George Kittle as the No. 1 receiving option. That makes the WR2 (Aiyuk) the third option, at best, in a unit that doesn't want to throw the ball. That's not a great situation for fantasy output.

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