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NFL Week 6 fantasy football waiver wire targets

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III (9) rushes for a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints during the second half at Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Ken Walker is starting in Seattle: Rashaad Penny suffered a significant injury, leaving the second-round rookie as Seahawks' new starter.

Rondale Moore is finally the Cardinals' slot receiver: Moore reached seven-plus receptions and 60-plus yards for just the second time in his career, and he could have many more before the season is over.

Hayden Hurst is healthy again: Hurst reached new heights in playing time with the Bengals, which included scoring a touchdown.

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Carson Wentz, Washington Commanders (Rostered in 47.7% of leagues on ESPN)

Wentz finished 25-of-38 for 359 yards and two touchdowns.

    • He joins Josh Allen and Justin Herbert as the only quarterbacks with 1,375-plus passing yards and 10-plus passing touchdowns this season.
    • He’s scrambled 11 times, which ranks among the top 10.
    • Wentz has consistently been a top-eight fantasy quarterback when he hasn’t faced an excellent pass rush and has consistently been unstartable when facing a good pass rush.
    • This makes him a great complementary quarterback, where he can be in fantasy starting lineups depending on the matchup.

Geno Smith, Seattle Seahawks (32.2%)

Smith has arguably been the best quarterback in the NFL the past three weeks.

    • His 9.2 yards per attempt are the most for quarterbacks in that time — a full yard higher than any signal-caller who also played all three weeks.
    • He’s tied for the lead in passing touchdowns with seven, while also throwing for 912 yards, which ranks third.
    • The Seahawks' schedule will get more difficult, which will lead to lower efficiency but also higher volume.
    • If he plays this well for the rest of the season, he will be a top-five quarterback. But it’s hard to rely on that on a small sample size for a player who just turned 32.

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