The Watch List: Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Sleepers to Stash Ahead of Week 6

Jason Schandl
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The fantasy football landscape changes so quickly that you should always be thinking weeks ahead. It's a short season, and you can't neglect your current week's lineup, but with the roster spots at the end of your bench you should be taking some gambles.

The following three players, all owned in 15 percent or less of Yahoo! Fantasy Football leagues, may not offer much fantasy appeal in Week 6, but their long-term upside could make them worth a roster spot.

1. Antonio Callaway, WR, Cleveland Browns (3% Owned)

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Antonio Callaway didn't catch any passes in his first game of the season in Week 5, but he did play 42.9 percent of the Cleveland Browns' snaps and saw three targets. The Browns gave him 11 starts as a rookie in 2018, and he racked up 79 targets as one of the team's top receivers. He's buried a bit in 2019, behind Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry, but that could change. There have been trade rumors swirling around Odell Beckham, and while those shouldn't be taken too seriously yet, Callaway's value will explode if it does come to fruition. Even if Beckham sticks around, Callaway could still offer some matchup-based flex value some weeks if the Browns' offense can turn things around and live up to some of their pre-season hype.

2. Mark Walton, RB, Miami Dolphins (2% Owned)

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Featured in this column last week, Walton is still available in just about every league, extending the opportunity to grab him before his possible breakout game. Walton looks to have passed Kalen Ballage on the depth chart as the Miami Dolphins' No. 2 running back, and the 'Phins offense gets by far their most favorable matchup of the young season in Week 6.

3. Benny Snell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers (2% Owned)

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Jaylen Samuels is expected to miss at least a month following knee surgery, and that leaves Benny Snell as the primary backup to James Conner in the Pittsburgh Steelers' backfield. We saw in 2018 that the team is willing to lean on Conner as a workhorse, but that hasn't been the case in 2019, with his snap share sitting a 62.1 percent on the season. The 1-4 Steelers don't have much incentive to run their lead back into the ground this year, and a lost season could make them more likely to take a look at what they have in their younger players, which would be big for the rookie Snell. Conner hasn't exactly been a bastion of health himself, and if they do give him a bell-cow role, Snell also has some appeal as a handcuff.

4. Zay Jones, WR, Oakland Raiders (4% Owned)

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The Buffalo Bills quietly traded wide receiver Zay Jones to the Oakland Raiders for a fifth-round pick following Week 5. Jones has been egregiously inefficient in his young career, but he's still managed to earn himself some serious volume, with 194 targets across 36 games. Spending a fifth-round pick is an indication that the Raiders plan on giving him a real shot to get involved in an offense that is completely devoid of WR depth.


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