It’s time for another look at the waiver wire additions and subtractions you need to make on your fantasy football team going into Week 6.
Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones
Thanks to a host of injuries in the Packers’ backfield in Week 5, Aaron Jones became a sneaky pickup coming into Week 5. However, not everyone was sold on him since Jamaal Williams ended up not missing time, while Ty Montgomery had a chance to play in Dallas before being declared inactive.
Well, after Jones’ performance against the Cowboys, he may be Green Bay’s top back for the rest of the season. Jones finished with 125 yards and one score on 19 carries in a 35-31 win for the Packers. Jones is easily the biggest pickup to make heading into Week 6.
New York Giants WR Roger Lewis
The Giants somehow lost three wide receivers during Sunday’s 27-22 loss to the Chargers, the most serious being Odell Beckham Jr., who is likely out for the season. Sterling Shepard and Brandon Marshall were also lost to injuries, though it’s unclear how long they’ll be it, but Marshall was already a fantasy bust. That’s paved the way for Roger Lewis to become a featured weapon in the Giants’ offense. Add him in any league you need receiver help in.
Baltimore Ravens WR Mike Wallace
Ravens wide receiver Mike Mike Wallace entered Week 5 as a player owned in just 47 percent of CBS Sports fantasy leagues. He could end up being the best receiver to get on the waiver wire this week now that he’s become the featured receiver in Baltimore. He scored last week and followed it up with three grabs for 133 yards versus the Raiders in Week 5. He’s also been targeted 13 times over the last two games.
Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack
Marlon Mack had a promising start to the season, but that quickly went away as the Colts found themselves and were able to focus more on Frank Gore to carry the offense. However, Mack has remerged in recent weeks, including a big Week 5 performance against the 49ers, rushing nine times for 91 yards and a score. Given Gore's age and slow start, it seems like only a matter of time before Mack is the featured back in Indy.
Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku
The Browns remain a mess, especially on offense, but the good news is David Njoku has still performed well in his rookie season. In Week 5, Njoku had a career-high 48 receiving yards on two catches and one score. That’s not much to brag about, but he’s now caught a touchdown in three of the last four games.
New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr.
As if the Giants’ season couldn’t get any worse, it gets monumentally worse. OBJ suffered a season-ending ankle injury in a loss to the Chargers that dropped New York to 0-5 on the season. Drop OBJ asap and try to get Roger Lewis in his place. It’s a sad way to see one of the game’s best receivers have his season end, but that’s life in the NFL.
Baltimore Ravens RB Terrance West
The Ravens have officially moved on from Terrance West in a featured role. Javorius Allen was already taking over the featured back role as the season began, but now, Alex Collins is getting more touches than West as well. West has a whopping 10 carries over the last three games, including two in Baltimore’s 30-17 win in Oakland. If West can’t get more carries than that in a blowout, it’s time to cut bait.
Los Angeles Chargers WR Tyrell Williams
After a big Week 4 performance, Tyrell Williams tossed in another dude in Week 5, catching just one pass for 22 yards on two targets. Making matters worse for him is Mike Williams, the seventh-overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, could make his NFL debut as soon as Week 6. It’s time to cut bait with Tyrell.
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger
Woof. That’s about the only thing you can say about the debacle Big Ben had in Week 5, tossing five interceptions (two pick-sixes) against the Jaguars, leading to a 30-9 home loss for Pittsburgh. It doesn’t get any worse than that, at least for you assuming you cut Big Ben from your fantasy team going forward.