With Week 6 of the NFL season wrapping up, it is a perfect time to see which receivers are available on the waiver wire in fantasy football. On Sunday afternoon, we saw a few great outings from receivers such as Jamal Agnew, Donovan Peoples-Jones, and K.J. Osborn, who were not on many fantasy managers’ radar before the season. But now they might warrant a pickup off of waivers.
Below we will take a look at five wide receivers on the waiver wire who are rostered in fewer than 50% of Yahoo fantasy football leagues.
Jamal Agnew, Jacksonville Jaguars (0%)
Next up — Bye Week
With DJ Chark on injured reserve with a fractured ankle, it has opened up the door for Jamal Agnew. Agnew signed in the offseason to a three-year, $14 million deal, coming in known primarily as an explosive returner in special teams.
However, the 26-year-old wide receiver has been one of Trevor Lawrence’s favorite targets over the last two weeks. In Sunday’s game against the Dolphins, Agnew was the second-leading receiver with five receptions (six targets) for 78 yards. He also scored 12.80 fantasy points, despite not scoring a touchdown. It was the second straight week that Agnew had at least five receptions. In the Jaguars’ Week 4 contest against the Bengals, he recorded six receptions (seven targets) for 41 yards. It’s clear that he’s a factor and playmaker in the Jags’ receiver core and someone that is worth grabbing with a date against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 7.
Donovan Peoples-Jones, Cleveland Browns (2%)
Next up — vs. Denver Broncos
The second-year player is another wide receiver who had a great Week 6 and is starting to garner some more noise on the waiver wire. Heading into Sunday afternoon’s game against the Arizona Cardinals, Peoples-Jones was coming off of a five-reception, 70-yard performance against the Los Angeles Chargers. The former Michigan receiver followed that up in Week 6 with four receptions (five receptions) for 101 yards and two touchdowns.
One of Peoples-Jones’ touchdowns came off a Hail Mary from quarterback Baker Mayfield at the end of the first half. DPJ scored 26.10 fantasy points, putting him up there with Ceedee Lamb, Cooper Kupp, and Adam Thielen. With the Browns being on a short week and without potentially their top two running backs, we could see a lot more action for all the Browns receivers against the Denver Broncos.
Tim Patrick, Denver Broncos (35%)
Next up — at Cleveland Browns
Broncos veteran wide receiver Tim Patrick has continuously been productive this season, while quietly flying under the radar. Patrick scored his third touchdown on Sunday in the Broncos’ 34-24 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. The 6-foot-4 receiver had three receptions (six targets) for 42 yards and scored 13.20 fantasy points.
In his last four games, Patrick has been targeted 6.5 times per game and is playing 88% of offensive snaps. The 27-year-old receiver has become a valuable safety valve for QB Teddy Bridgewater this season and is someone, who has value as a FLEX every week.
Amon-Ra St. Brown, Detroit Lions (23%)
Next up — at Los Angeles Rams
If you have not brought stock in Lions rookie wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown, it is time to do so. Heading into this season, a lot of the attention was on TE T.J. Hockenson and RBs D’Andre Swift and Jamaal Williams as reliable fantasy options. However, the rookie wide receiver has inserted himself into the conversation with another solid game in Week 6.
On Sunday against the Bengals, Brown had five receptions (seven targets) for 26 yards and caught a two-point conversion. The former USC receiver scored 9.60 fantasy points and is someone worth keeping an eye on the waiver wire. In his last three weeks, St. Brown has 18 receptions (23 targets) for 161 yards.
A.J. Green, Arizona Cardinals (44%)
Next up — vs. Houston Texans
The veteran wide receiver scored his third touchdown on the season in the Cardinals’ 37-14 victory over the Cleveland Browns. Green also had five receptions (six targets) for 79 yards and scored 18.90 fantasy points. The 33-year-old Green is not the same wide receiver like he was in Cincinnati, but he’s been a quality second option next to DeAndre Hopkins.
The veteran wideout has been targeted at least six times in five games this season and has had three games with at least five receptions. Green has also produced four double-digit performances in fantasy football. With that type of production, the 33-year-old should be at the top of your waiver wire options.