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Fantasy Waiver Wire Week 6: 5 to add, drop, buy low, sell high

2T1WMGD Las Vegas Raiders tight end Michael Mayer runs with the ball as New England Patriots cornerback Jalen Mills defends during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 15, 2023, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Add Michael Mayer: The 2023 tight end draft class has been the best in a long time, and Mayer is ready to join the potential fantasy starters in that class.

• Cut Samaje Perine: Jaleel McLaughlin‘s emergence and Javonte Williams‘ return have reduced Perine’s role in Denver’s offense.

• Buy low on Rhamondre Stevenson: The Patriots running back went back to taking the passing down work along with a lot of the rushing work despite Ezekiel Elliott scoring a touchdown.

Estimated reading time: 14 minutes

This piece is a fantasy manager's one-stop shop for managing their fantasy roster early in the week. For more players to add, check out the weekly waiver wire, and for more on this past week's games in general, check out the fantasy football recap.

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5 PLAYERS TO ADD

1. RB Devin Singletary, Houston Texans

Singletary played the majority of available snaps and the majority of early-down work in a major backfield change for Houston.

  • Dameon Pierce was largely ineffective in the first five weeks. He averaged 2.9 yards per carry and gained a first down on 10.7% of his carries. It was assumed a lot of the problem was the offensive line because he was still avoiding plenty of tackles.
  • Pierce played 42 offensive snaps to Singletary's four on first and second downs on the first two drives during the first five weeks. The two split snaps — four each — in those situations this week.
  • The Texans also used Singletary to close out the game. He played nine of 13 snaps in the fourth quarter, compared to two for Pierce and two for Mike Boone.
  • Singletary ended up as the more effective runner of the two, averaging 4.8 yards per carry to Pierce's 2.6.
  • Singletary should be one of the top waiver wire pickups of the week, and Pierce should be kept out of fantasy starting lineups.
  • The Texans have their bye this week, so Singletary is an option for fantasy managers who want to gamble on his long-term upside.

2. RB Craig Reynolds, Detroit Lions

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