Top 10 waiver wire pickups for Week 6
Devery Henderson (NO): With Lance Moore out for Sunday night's game against the Chargers, Henderson figured to be given a bigger role. He made the most of that increased role with eight catches (on ten targets) with 123 yards and a touchdown - he also caught Drew Brees' record breaking touchdown pass. Moore is still week-to-week, so Henderson should continue to get a lot of looks from Brees.
Jordan Norwood (CLE): Norwood had no catches through the first three weeks of the season, but his role has improved in each of the past two weeks. He had four catches for 56 yards against the Ravens in Week 4, then caught all nine of his targets for 81 yards on Sunday against the Giants. It seems the Browns may be using him to replace drop-machine Greg Little, who had no catches on two targets against the Giants.
Reuben Randle (NYG): The Giants' receiving core is a huge headache for fantasy owners. No one knows when Hakeem Nicks is going to come back. Ramses Barden looked like a solid option while Domenik Hixon was hurt, then he blew the game against the Eagles and got a concussion. Well, with Nicks and Barden both injured, Reuben Randle led the Giants in catches with six, targets with nine, and yards with 82. If Nicks misses more time, Randle could be a solid PPR option, though Barden may come back and cut into his snaps. It's sort of a crapshoot, but I'd say Randle remains the number three receiver while Nicks is gone, even if Barden does return.
Jared Cook (TEN): There's really very little in the way of tight ends on the waiver wire these days, but Jared Cook is a solid option if you need an injury replacement or bye week fill-in. He did nothing for almost the entire game Sunday before heating up late, grabbing five catches and a touchdown. Don't go out of your way to get this guy, but if you have no one to play at tight end, he's worth a pickup.
Atlanta: I hate to say it as a Raider fan, but Atlanta has a great defensive matchup against Oakland this week. The Raiders have one good offensive game to their name on the season, and they have been terrible on the road. With the second most turnovers in the league, this is a very tasty matchup for the Falcons as they host Carson Palmer and the Raiders.