Another horrendous Thursday Night Football is in the books. If you’re like me, you draft the players you want to draft, and you don’t worry about Bye Weeks. That can possibly put you in a situation where you might have multiple starters out of your lineup for a specific week, and you need to find a dependable player on the waiver wire. That’s where we come in. Check out my favorite Week 6 streamers who could help you sneak out a victory.
Week 6 Fantasy Football Streamers
Skylar Thompson, Miami Dolphins, QB:
He’s only rostered in 6.4% of leagues, at the moment, so he’ll be available. He’s got Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle on the outside. Two weeks ago, a reporter asked Tyreek Hill if he was confident in producing with Teddy Bridgewater starting. Hill’s response to the reporter: “I’ll put up numbers with YOU.” That’s not a comment I take lightly, and he’s got the stats to prove it. Skylar Thompson is better than a reporter at QB, and the Vikings will likely put up points, so the Dolphins will have a positive game script for the passing attack for Thompson to put up solid fantasy output. He’s also not completely immobile either, as he runs a 4.91 40-yard dash, and in his best season rushing at Kansas State, he ran for over 400 yards. Nothing to write home about, but he won’t be afraid to move. On the throwing side of things, he graduated college in the 80th percentile for yards per attempt in his draft class and 61st percentile for QBR. At the end of the day, he’ll be competent. If you’re searching for a QB on the waiver wire, Thompson is your best bet.
Wan’Dale Robinson, New York Giants, WR:
I know what you’re thinking….but hear me out. The Giants have been decimated by injuries at the WR position. They’re starting to get healthier, but even then, Daniel Jones isn’t anyone’s favorite quarterback. Robinson is particularly interesting though, and I think he has what it takes to be a store-brand Tyreek Hill. The rookie out of Kentucky practiced in a limited fashion this week and might get the clearance to play. He’s only rostered in 6% of leagues, but after people see him, that number will skyrocket. He’s a 5’8″, 180lb, 2nd round pick, so he’ll get the opportunity to show he was worth that draft capital. The Giants play the Ravens, so they’ll need to put up points, and the Ravens will stack the box against Saquon. What makes Robinson special is that he runs a 4.44 40-yard dash, which was 81st percentile in his draft class, and he’s used to being the #1 target on his team, as he had a whopping 39.3% target share at Kentucky. Good enough for 99th percentile in his draft class. He’s fast, he’s sure-handed, and he’s going to get plenty of targets. There’s a chance he doesn’t play this week, but getting in on him early is a great bet.
Keaontay Ingram, Arizona Cardinals, RB:
James Connor isn’t 100%, and everyone is hopping on the Eno Benjamin bandwagon for the week, but I think Ingram is the running back to own. The rookie is big-bodied, 6’0″, 220lb, back out of USC. He combines his size, with his speed (4.53 40-yard dash, 70th percentile in draft class) to make himself a well-rounded player. He averaged 6 yards per carry in college, good enough for 68th percentile in his draft class, and had 89 receptions out of the backfield in his four year career. The Seahawks have allowed at least 27 points in four of their five games this year. Arizona will move the ball and I expect Ingram to be a part of that. Get in early!