Week 6 Adds

  1. Marlon Mack | RB Colts
  2. Adrian Peterson | RB Cards
  3. Jerick McKinnon | RB Vikings
  4. Josh Gordon | WR Browns
  5. Alfred Morris | RB Cowboys
  6. Elijah McGuire | RB Jets
  7. Nelson Agholor | WR Philadelphia
  8. Ed Dickson | TE Carolina
  9. Orleans Darkwa | RB Giants
  10. Wayne Gallman | RB Giants
  11. Roger Lewis Jr | WR Giants
  12. Kevin Hogan | QB Browns

Edited 9/10/17: Today, Adrian Peterson was traded to the Cardinals, so double-check your free agent pool and make sure he wasn’t recently cut in your league. He will certainly get a solid shot to start in AZ moving forward until David Johnson returns. Also, Josh Gordon, as I’ve written for weeks, needs to be owned in larger leagues because he could apply for reinstatement soon. Jerick McKinnon also jumps onto this updated list after his 100+/TD outing on Monday night. It feels like the Vikes will give him a shot to start moving forward, or at least they give him a boatload of touches and see what develops.

(10/9/17) Marlon Mack has been one of the most talked about ‘stash’ players on SleeperU since August. He is on the Bold Predictions, and he has been on both the Stock Market write-ups and Waiver Wire write-ups on almost an every-week basis. However, he is still available in a big number of leagues. I love the kid. He is dynamic, exciting, and if given starter touches, which seems likely now, well, I think high-end RB2-type numbers is the worst-case scenario. He has upside for more. In Week 5, he went nuts, rushing for 91 yards and a TD (almost having a second score, which was overturned at the 1-yard line). He is a play maker, something the Colts are very unlikely to ignore at this point. Hopefully you own him already being a SleeperU member, but if not, he is most likely the top claim to make heading into your league’s waiver wire process. Put a claim in!

Alfred Morris, this coming week, may not be worth much at all, or he could turn out to be an instant high-end RB2 (with low-end RB1 appeal). Ezekiel Elliott news could break early this week, news that will either uphold or overturn his six-game suspension. Morris has value on the speculation alone, and by the time Week 6 kicks off, we should know if Morris is a must-start entering Week 6, or handcuff-only material.

Past Mack and Morris, and assuming no one like Alvin Kamara or Deshaun Watson are strangely-available in your league, there aren’t a ton of “must-grab” players floating around this week… Sure, the devastating broken ankle suffered by Odell Beckham opens the door for both Roger Lewis Jr and Sterling Shepard (ankle) good grabs if available, but neither has the kind of impact that comes with let’s say a Marlon MackElijah McGuire, despite his poor Week 4 showing, is a player to snag in case Pilal Powell is hurt for a bit… Ed Dickson deserves a look at TE, and could be a low-end TE1 at times moving forward… and Nelson Agholor continues to look like a WR3/4 moving forward.


  1. Avatar Darin Campbell on October 9, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    Smitty, I grabbed Mack last week off my waiver wire solely based on your advice. So glad I did. Thanks for the excellent insights!

    • Smitty Smitty on October 9, 2017 at 6:45 pm

      You bet, Darin. Glad you got him! I hope they let him run!

  2. Avatar iceman on October 9, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    Drafted Mack in 4 of my 7 Dynasty leagues based on your evaluation of him, looking like it wills start paying off, Thanks for the foresight!!

    • Smitty Smitty on October 10, 2017 at 2:42 am

      Let’s hope he gets a full and fair shot! Nice work!

  3. Smitty Smitty on October 10, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    I’m adding Josh Gordon and Adrian Peterson (traded to the Cards today) to the above list, FYI!

    • Avatar leo verani on October 10, 2017 at 6:40 pm

      AP bad offensive line 2.4 yards a carry. And Josh Gordon what team will take him.

      • Smitty Smitty on October 10, 2017 at 7:21 pm

        Sure, AP has offensive line issues, which I highlight here, but he’s a must-add after Mack this week, and I can see someone wanting McKinnon more. Preference.

        Josh Gordon would be a Brown, so he already has a team. But, they could move on, sure. I doubt they do. Everyone loves a good comeback story, if the player truly looks humble and takes the steps needed to rebound. He appears that he has, also something we link to (his interview video) right here. If you watch, he’s taking action, I think IF the league reinstates him, the Browns will welcome him back, but hey, anything can happen.

  4. Avatar Ray Wilga on October 10, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    Gordon is an interesting pick up, what are the chances that he is reinstated to the league and the Browns then turn around and trade him to NYG for say a late pick? What say you Smitty, does that sound possible?

    • Smitty Smitty on October 10, 2017 at 9:38 pm

      Possible, but we shall see. I think CLE needs WR help right now, they may test him out. See how he has changed, then make the call. Anything is possible, though, including him being a stud out of the gate, or not getting reinstated at all this year. He should be grabbed, though.

  5. Avatar Will Edwards on October 10, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    Please promise me Mack will be the man.

    • Smitty Smitty on October 10, 2017 at 9:39 pm

      Ha, I can promise he is the man, but I can’t promise they will use him. Look at how AWESOME Tarik Cohen is, but Chicago refuses to try him out as an every down back. I hope IND doesn’t ‘respect’ Gore so much they just keep it business as usual. Some coaches don’t see the light, man. After last week, I lean that they will be looking at a 60/40 ish tryout.

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