Week 6 is a big week for wide receiver pick ups. In fact, the focus of this will be on the WR position because there's a lot to sift through. If you're one of the many who drafted Lions WR Calvin Johnson in the first round, then you're probably scrambling to find another WR with news he may not play this week.
Another notable WR dealing with an injury is 49ers WR Michael Crabtree, and there are several potential waiver wire adds to replace him with. With that said, lets break down some of the more appealing options that you may see on your waiver wire today.
Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr.
Beckham made his NFL debut on Sunday and finished with four catches for 44 yards and a touchdown. It's difficult to envision Beckham being a consistent contributor. However, considering the recent improvement on the Giants offense and the unreliable production from Victor Cruz, Beckham is worth a grab as a WR3 with some upside. He's currently owned in just 12 percent of leagues.
49ers WR Stevie Johnson
As mentioned before, Michael Crabtree is dealing with a foot injury, and that's opened the door for Stevie Johnson to become one of Colin Kaepernick's favorite target.
Johnson has caught 11 balls for 124 yards and two touchdowns over the past three games.
Throw it to Stevie more! #BBN pic.twitter.com/eXk4AcWatb— Ky Sports Connection (@KySportsConnect) October 7, 2014
Johnson only has upside going forward because of injuries to Crabtree and TE Vernon Davis. If you have one or both of those guys, Johnson can work as a nice replacement until they come back.
Buccaneers WR Louis Murphy
Injuries to Vincent Jackson (played through a wrist injury) and Mike Evans (out 2-3 weeks with a hamstring injury) have paved the way for Louis Murphy to rise in Tampa Bay. Hes' caught 9 passes for 134 yards (14.9 ypc) and 1 TD over the past two games.
Expect him to put up decent numbers this week at home vs. Baltimore.
Titans WR Justin Hunter
Even with two different QBs throwing to him Sunday, Justin Hunter finally went off. He caught a 75-yard TD to highlight his day of three catches and 99 receiving yards. The Titans lost Jake Locker to an injury, but backup Charlie Whitehurst was still able to come up with a big-time throw. Hunter is never going to be a weekly double-digit target guy.
A prospect who once drew comparisons to AJ Green, Hunter has been an enigma since being selected 34th-overall in the 2013 draft. He has just 591 receiving yards and 5 TDs to this point in his career. If you need a WR, he's owned in 46 percent of leagues.