NFL waiver wire pickups: Kenneth Walker, Jimmy Garoppolo among top targets in Week 6

After just a few weeks of NFL action, the waiver wires are stocked full of players who could help enhance fantasy rosters as Week 6 approaches.

Is your current starting fantasy quarterback sleeping at the wheel? Maybe your star wide receiver keeps falling short. If your fantasy team needs some help, check out the best waiver wire pickups for NFL Week 6.

Related: Week 6 fantasy football rankings

Waiver Wire Week 6 Quarterbacks

Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers

NFL: San Francisco 49ers at Carolina Panthers
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If Jimmy G remains on your Week 6 waiver wire, he is worth a pickup. Over his past two games, Garoppolo has out-performed several fantasy quarterbacks bordering on bust status. During this stretch, Garoppolo has recorded 492 yards and three touchdowns. Looking into Week 6, Garoppolo is a sneaky fantasy start against a Falcons defense that just allowed Tom Brady 351 passing yards.

Daniel Jones, New York Giants

Those in deep need of a starting fantasy QB in Week 6 should give Daniel Jones a look if he’s available. He has a great opponent on tap in that of the Baltimore Ravens next on the schedule. To date, the Ravens have allowed the most QB fantasy points per game. In the midst of a bye week and multiple QB injuries, Jones sports some fantasy appeal.

Waiver Wire Week 6 Running Backs

Kenneth Walker, Seattle Seahawks

Unfortunately, Rashaad Penny will miss the rest of 2022 after sustaining a fractured tibia. This means Walker — the standout from Michigan State — is a must-add fantasy RB from your Week 6 waiver wire. Walker is going to be the lead ball carrier, on a Seahawks offense running pretty smoothly at the hands of Geno Smith thus far.

Eno Benjamin, Arizona Cardinals

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Arizona Cardinals
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Benjamin is also a top waiver wire running back to add in Week 6. If James Conner misses his next game (ribs) Benjamin has a great fantasy contest ahead of him. The Cardinals play the Seattle Seahawks that have allowed the fifth-most RB fantasy points to date. So, target Benjamin should he be available.

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Rashaad White, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

White is picking up steam as a handy pass-catcher Tom Brady. This is a beautiful thing. Over his last two games, White was targeted nine times, resulting in a total of 78 yards. This makes White a waiver wire RB to add in Week 6 for those who can spare a roster spot. If White’s involvement keeps gaining, those who picked him up will likely reap some later-season rewards.

Tevin Coleman, San Francisco 49ers

Coleman is another deep waiver wire target for Week 6, should you need RB depth. While we never seem to know how the 49ers are going to utilize their running backs, Coleman took advantage of his time on the field and racked up 11 touches for 67 yards and two touchdowns. Another good dose of fantasy points could be had by Coleman next week when the 49ers face a suspect Falcons run defense.

Waiver Wire Week 6 Wide Receivers

Dyami Brown, Washington Commanders

NFL: Tennessee Titans at Washington Commanders
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Stealing fantasy points from Terry McLaurin and Curtis Samuel, Brown came out of nowhere and turned heads in Week 5. He turned four targets into two catches for a massive 105 yards and two touchdowns, making him a top waiver wire WR to add in Week 6. Will this production continue? It just might with rookie Jahan Dotson currently sidelined with a hamstring injury.

Alec Pierce, Indianapolis Colts

Pierce should be added from your Week 6 waiver wire as a WR seeing an uptick in targets each week. In his last game, Pierce played a season-high 59% snap count, while being targeted nine times. This resulted in eight catches for 81 yards. This is enough to consider Pierce a flex play when the Colts next play the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Khalil Shakir, Buffalo Bills

With the Bills missing a couple of their wide receivers in last week’s blowout against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Shakir earned a decent amount of fantasy points. He hauled in three catches from five targets for 75 yards and scored a touchdown. Sadly, this was all done with Shakir likely on everyone’s waiver wire. With that said, Shakir is a Week 6 waiver wire target to stash playing on a Bills’ pass-heavy offense.

Waiver Wire Week 6 Tight Ends

Taysom Hill, New Orleans Saints

NFL: Seattle Seahawks at New Orleans Saints
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Due to his on-and-off production, Hill might be available on your Week 6 waiver wire. If so, those with deep benches might want to stash Hill. The Saints leaned on him heavily in their last game, when Hill rushed for 112 yards and three touchdowns. This was on top of Hill tossing another touchdown through the air. His fantasy points were off the charts! More of the same could be had throughout the season as the Saints resort to creative measures in their attempts to salvage wins.

Cade Otton, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Otton took advantage of Cameron Brate’s absence (concussion) and saw seven targets in his last game. He finished his day with six catches and 43 yards, earning him some trust with Tom Brady. It’s possible Otton’s role keeps growing, making him a reliable fantasy TE for those who snag him off of the Week 6 waiver wire.

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Hayden Hurst, Cincinnati Bengals

Hurst is a top waiver wire target for Week 6 for those falling short at this position. He was last Joe Burrow’s second-highest targeted player with Tee Higgins sitting nearly his whole game out on Sunday night. Should Higgins miss further time, Hurst is must-start TE in Week 6 against the Saints.

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