Week 6 Waiver Wire TEs
Week five is almost behind us and some of you are starting to appreciate that this is a passing league. Yet you can’t help but wonder why you are not allowed to pass on picking a tight end. Some of you lost faith in Eric Ebron. And you were wrong. Some of you thought Jared Cook would no longer let you down. And you were wrong. Some of you thought fantasy football could be fun. And oh boy were you wrong. If you have read my waiver wire articles before, you know I don’t believe in burning your waiver priority on tight ends. They are the hardest position to predict. But if you insist on wasting everyone’s time, there are plenty of week 6 waiver wire TEs available to disappoint you in new and exciting ways. If I don’t mention someone whom you think I should be talking about, just know there are many reasons why I overlooked them. Maybe they are owned in most leagues. Maybe they are so bad I don’t even consider them. Maybe it’s because your opinions cannot be trusted. After all, you are here. So let us examine what the best week 6 waiver wire TEs are.
Cameron Brate – Owned in 24% of leagues – Last week, Cameron Brate was 17% owned. This week, he is 24% owned, despite having been on a bye week. Because with O.J. Howard injured and Jameis Winston back under center, Brate’s stock is on the rise. Last season, Brate was a favorite target of Winston’s. If you are desperate for help at tight end, this is probably the best option among week 6 waiver wire TEs. He might be the only tight end that has a chance to actually be productive. I still wouldn’t burn a waiver on him though, as his usage will almost certainly decline once O.J. Howard gets back.
C.J. Uzomah – Owned in 18% of leagues – Last week, the question was who was going to take over the workload of Tyler Eifert. Some people, like myself, believed in Tyler Kroft. Others told you C.J. Uzomah was the man to own. If you listened to me last week, you found out that I was wrong. If you started C.J. Uzomah, you were right and found out that being right wasn’t much better than being wrong. C.J. Uzomah looks like he will be the main tight end for the Bengals going forward. Whether that translates to production is another story, but if you need a tight end, he is definitely a tight end. Don’t waste your waiver on him.
Geoff Swaim – Owned in 8% of leagues. – It is now three weeks in a row that Geoff Swaim has been the most productive player on the Dallas Cowboys not named Ezekiel Elliott. This would be way more impressive if the Dallas Cowboys offense wasn’t a dumpster fire on an oil field on top of Chernobyl. If you are desperate for a flyer, Swaim is going to get targeted. The problem is, because he is in Dallas, it won’t actually help you or the Dallas Cowboys.