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Week 6 Fantasy football waiver wire claims: IDP

Aug 30, 2018; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive end Marcus Davenport (92) against the Los Angeles Rams during the first half of a preseason game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

It’s that time of the week against when we scour the waiver wire for the top IDP prospects and now with five weeks of football in the rear-view mirror, the game data is piling up giving us a few more angles to find our future starters.

Defensive linemen

(A note to start us off: Melvin Ingram took a carry as a fullback for the Chargers on the 1-yard line this week. If this turns out to be more than just a one-off, Ingram enters the conversation to be the top fantasy defensive lineman.)

Jerry Hughes, Buffalo Bills

The last three seasons have seen Hughes’ sack upside erode, averaging just five a season, but he’s having a resurgence under Sean McDermott’s new regime and a switch back to a 4-3 defense. Hughes has three sacks through the first five weeks, but most impressively ranks fourth in our pass-rush productivity rankings (min. 50% of pass-rushes) thanks to an additional five hits and 17 hurries.

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