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Waiver Wire for Week 6!
Hey everyone! Another exciting week of NFL action that hopefully sees your fantasy team on the 5-0 or 4-1 side of the ledger! If you are on the other end of the spectrum – fear not! (Well fear a fair bit to be honest – but hopefully we can help with some nice little waiver pickups and IDP gems)!

Here’s G’s picks first!

Cordarrelle Patterson (WR), Vikings

Let me tell you why you’re here. You’re here because you know something. What you know, you can’t explain, but you feel it, you’ve felt it your entire life. That there’s something wrong with the entire world, you don’t know what it is, but it’s there. Like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad. This is your last chance. After this there is no turning back. You take the blue pill – the story ends and he stays the guy he’s always been. You take the red pill and start using him the way he was designed and continue the journey and we see how far this rabbit hole goes. Has Mike Zimmer swallowed the Red pill?

James White (RB), Patriots

Brady’s back – surgical pass here, another open slice of the defense there. Gronk’s catching passes and dragging defenders along like a ride at Disney World. Bennett is giving Line Backers Freddy Kruger style nightmares – just don’t fall asleep. Blount is causing trauma to those willing to place their bodies in his path.  Edelman, Hogan, Mitchell and Amendola just add to a Defensive Coordinators anxiety levels and then you have James White. Any chance of sneaking another Defensive guy onto the field? Can’t cover them all and White will take advantage. 4 catches for 63 yards, along with 26 rushing yards, probably makes him a better PPR pickup, but he looked the better runner on Sunday. Yes l know it was the Browns. The music will change but his dance moves won’t. While Lewis continues to get over his torn ACL, White will run like hell.

AJ’s picks…

Well the theme of my ‘bits’ this week is…. *drum roll* … SNAP COUNT! Remember that as you read on. You could also down a shot every time I mention it – or not – up to you!

Cameron Meredith (WR), Chicago

It’s with a heavy heart that I acknowledge that Kevin White is out for an extended time. I have a ton of stock in him – and with a rookie season spent on the bench, this injury thing is starting to become a big part of White’s narrative (sadly). I must confess that I looked hard at the Bears depth chart in the lead up to the week to see if I could strike gold. I didn’t. I thought it would be Eddie Royal who would continue his hot streak opposite Alshon. Royal has a lot of experience – and it also seems like he has a hot few weeks every season (prior to falling off the map for the rest).

Enter Cameron Meredith. He was the leading WR for the Bears securing 9 catches for 130 yards and a TD. Pick him up and start him right away!

IDP picks

There are some nice picks on offer this week… Injuries have been a factor in some of these, but it is all about SNAP COUNT. Let’s face it – 3 down backers or just guys that are on the field for the majority of the defensive snaps are the guys that will have the most opportunities to rack up tackles!

Joey Bosa (DE), Chargers

JOEY! JOEY! JOEY!

Now that I have that out of my system, let me tell you why you (as a non-Charger fan) should go after Joey Bosa. This was Bosa’s first game of the year and he was on a limited SNAP COUNT. Yes I know I just got through telling you why SNAP COUNT rules supreme. Well the Chargers No.3 draft pick played in just 27 snaps against the Raiders – but had 5 tackles and a pair of sacks. It was a great start (as well as a HUGE relief) for Charger fans. Good DE’s are hard to find – and it may well be that Bosa is not available in your league. If you play in a dynasty league, he probably isn’t. Never-the-less, lot’s of upside as Bosa becomes more acclimated to the game and his SNAP COUNT increases.

Perry Riley (ILB), Raiders

Same game – other side of the ball. With Ben Heeney now on IR and Malcolm Smith banged up, Riley was signed off the street. Perry has a lot of experience and the Raiders had a need – but he didn’t just fill it – he played EVERY SNAP. He also led the team in tackles with 7 and had a forced fumble. A great add!

DJ Swearinger (S), Cardinals

 

I think I’ve spoken about the Cards secondary on the podcast before. Exit Tyvon Branch – now out for the season. Enter Swearinger. Against the Niners he had 7 tackles and a sack but that’s not even the most important thing. What am I going to mention next? You guessed it! His SNAP COUNT was 78! How many snaps were the Cards D on the field for? 78! Yes – he played 100% of the snaps!! That’s IDP gold in them there hills!!!

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Adrian Janson

Adrian Janson (AJ) is one of the AussieguysNFL team and a (fairly) one eyed Charger supporter. His favourite player (was and) is Junior Seau and he is wondering why he is writing this in the third person. He has no idea!

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