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Fantasy Football waiver wire adds and drops after Week 6

A look at the latest adds and drops you need to be making with the midway point of the fantasy season nearing.

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The fantasy football season is heating up as Week 6 ends.

As Week 7 approaches, now is the time to be making moves frequently with multiple teams hitting their bye weeks, leaving many of the top players unavailable and needing replacements.. Here is a look at the latest adds and drops you need to be making.


Bengals WR Marvin Jones
It's clear now that Marvin Jones is back to his 2013 form when he caught 10 touchdowns as part of a high-scoring Bengals offense. Against the bills this week, Jones caught nine passes for 95 yards and a score in Cincinnati's 34-21 win in Buffalo. He now has 24 catches for 322 yards and three scores this season.

The problem with Jones in the Bengals' offense is that he'll have a dud game here and there with so many weapons in the Bengals' offense. With the Bills focusing more on A.J. Green (who caught just 4 passes for 36 yards), that allowed Jones to be a more focal point in the offense. He's as much of a boom-or-bust player as you'll find, but his boom is too much to pass on.

Saints WR Willie Snead
The Saints offense hasn't been up to its typical high-octane level we've become accustomed to under Sean Payton and Drew Brees, but that hasn't kept one pass-catcher from having a big year thus far. Willie Sneed has emerged as the go-to option for Brees this season after signing with New Orleans as un undrafted free agent out of Ball State last year.

Through six games, Snead has caught 26 passes (on 36 targets) for 436 yards and one score. He's clearly Brees' favorite target right now with Brandin Cooks and Marques Colston failing to step up. Sneed needs to be rostered in every league going forward.

Bucs RB Charles Sims
If you're hurting for a running back, Charles Sims is a great option in PPR leagues. He's second on the Bucs with 14 catches in five games this season. He's also coming off a breakout game against the Jaguars in Week 5 when he totaled 136 yards (85 receiving, 51 rushing).

It's clear the Bucs staff wants to give him more carries and make this more of a committee approach with Doug Martin. The problem with Martin is he offers little in the passing game, and the Bucs are still a bad team that's going to be playing from behind a lot. Look for Sims to become a more focal point in the offense going forward, making him a solid fantasy back, especially in PPR leagues.

Jaguars TE Julius Thomas
It took six weeks and eight catches, but tight end Julius Thomas finally scored his first touchdown for the Jaguars while also having his breakout game in Jacksonville. After signing with the Jags this offseason, Thomas missed the first month of the season recovering from wrist surgery, and he had just two catches coming into Week 6.

Against the Texans, Thomas hauled in seven catches for 78 yards, including a a 29-yard score. He was one of the best tight ends in football with the Broncos, and he should still be a legitimate fantasy option with the Jaguars now that he's healthy and finding some rhythm with Blake Bortles.


Browns RB Isaiah Crowell
The Browns have shown a lot of promise this season, but little of it has come on the ground. They don't have a 100-yard rusher this season, and
Isaiah Crowell no longer looks like the clear-cut No. 1 back. During Cleveland's Week 6 loss to Denver, Crowell ran just 11 times for 32 yards while catching two passes for nine yards.

It was the fourth time in six games Crowell hasn't scored, and he actually lost carries to third-stringer Robert Turbin this week. Turbin carried the ball 10 ties for 27 yards while Duke Johnson carried it nine times for 38 yards, but none of them look worth a roster spot on your fantasy team.

Titans RB Bishop Sankey
The Titans ground game is a mess, and Bishop Sankey is no longer a featured weapon in this offense. Against the Dolphins in Week 6, Sankey has just 20 all-purpose yards and no scores. It was also his third-straight game with under double-digit touches. He also hasn't scored since getting into the end zone twice in Week 1. If you haven't already, cut bait with Sankey now.

Seahawks WR Jermaine Kearse
Playing any Seahawks pass-catcher can be dangerous, but Jermaine Kearse isn't someone you should play again this season. After a busted coverage allowed Kearse to score on a 36-yard bomb against the Bengals, Kearse put up a dud in Seattle's Week 6 loss to the Panthers with no catches.

He now has just four catches during his last three games as the Seahawks are making star tight end Jimmy Graham the more featured weapon in the passing game, which has made Kearse irrelevant.