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Fantasy Football: Last minute waiver wire pickups owners need for Week 6

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Jameis Winston, Quarterback, Tampa Buccaneers

The Tampa Buccaneers simply have no answer at running back, struggling to find a consistent running game by averaging just 69.5 yards a game on 3.1 per attempt. Tampa Bay’s terrible defense puts them in situations where the offense has to throw the ball consistently. With Ryan Fitzpatrick’s magic wearing off, it’s now Winston’s time to take over the offense that leads the league in passing yards per game (363.2).

Winston is available in about 60 percent of leagues throughout ESPN, Yahoo!, and NFL.com, which means he’s available in most leagues for either a quarterback swap or a team that is looking for a boom-or-bust candidate as a quarterback No. 2. The Bucs get a Falcons team that is struggling to defend opposing quarterbacks, giving up a completion rate of 69.8 percent per game. Atlanta’s defense has also allowed fourth-most fantasy points allowed to signal-callers, setting up Winston for a nice Sunday performance.

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Alfred Morris, Running back, San Francisco 49ers

Morris is getting the touches that will allow him to be potentially an RB2 or FLEX option for Week 6, tallying 12 carries in four of his five appearances thus far. That number will more than likely increase, at least for the early portion of the game, with Matt Brieda expected to miss Monday’s game. The former Redskin star could find himself with a great performance against a team that is allowing the seventh-most yards per carry after first contact this season. Jimmy Garoppolo is out for the season, so the 49ers are expected to lean more heavily on the run-game. It also helps that C.J. Beathard targets running backs on 33 percent of his dropbacks over his career.

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Mohamed Sanu, Wide receiver, Atlanta Falcon

If you’re an owner struggling to find a WR2, WR3, or even FLEX option, Sanu is a good candidate for Week 6 against a Tampa Bay defense giving up 370 yards PER GAME, setting up Matt Ryan to have a field day to Calvin Ridley, Julio Jones, and Sanu. Over the last three weeks, Sanu is averaging 15.5 fantasy points. Sanu has thrived a lot in the slot season, catching 12 passes for 151 yards and two touchdowns on 20 targets. That’s good news for Sanu as the Buccaneers have given up 55 receptions and seven touchdowns to opposing receivers in the slot.