The 2018 NFL season is just five weeks old and while many might think it’s premature to start picking up people from their fantasy football waiver wire, they are wrong. Every year a no name blows up in Week 1 and ends up being a top-20 fantasy football player over the remainder of the season. So, instead of letting your competition beat you to the punch, use your fantasy football waiver wire to find the next big thing.
Let’s get things started by taking a look at some fantasy football waiver wire wide receivers for Week 6.
Josh Reynolds, WR, Los Angeles Rams
After Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp both left Week 5 against the Seattle Seahawks with concussions, Reynolds had two catches for 39 yards right off the bat to start the second half and also mixed in a carry for 10 yards.
Cooks and Kupp have to be considered questionable for Week 6. The Denver Broncos allowed three touchdowns of at least 20 yards out to the New York Jets’ wide receivers in Week 5, and have generally not lived up to their reputation as a shutdown secondary so far this year. The Rams are clicking well offensively, independent of the specific parts and game plan, and if Reynolds gets a big role he’ll benefit.
Reynolds is more of a speculative add right now based on the health of Cooks and Kupp. But he is in line for a big spike in ownership this week, and he’s wort an immediate pickup without question in deeper leagues.
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