Fantasy Football: Playing the waiver wire for Week 6

Moving on toward Week 6, here are some fantasy football waiver wire adds to consider.
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RB Kendre Miller, New Orleans Saints

Game script may have played a role in a 34-0 win over the New England Patriots on Sunday, but Miller had 12 carries for 37 yards and four catches for 53 yards as the clear No. 2 back for the Saints behind Alvin Kamara. Jamaal Williams is on IR, and Tony Jones Jr. was waived this past week, paving the way for the rookie.

In two of the three games he has played this season, Miller has at least nine carries and has topped 30 yards on the ground. He added receiving work in Week 5, which feels like it could be notable as an encroachment on Kamara.

Kamara has over 1,500 career touches, and once Williams is healthy he's not a good enough player to keep Miller off the field if he's performing well.

Miller is truly only an add-and-stash in leagues with 12 or more teams right now. But it could pay off down the road, with a potential path to consistent, significant playing time.

ESPN Ownership: 7.3%
Yahoo! Ownership: 12%

WR Josh Downs, Indianapolis Colts

Downs had six receptions (on six targets) for 97 yards against the Tennessee Titans in Week 5. The noteworthy development for the Colts was quarterback Anthony Richardson suffering an injury to his throwing shoulder, and it's pretty notable for Downs.

When Gardner Minshew started in place of an injured Richardson in Week 3 against the Baltimore Ravens, Downs had eight catches for 57 yards on 12 targets. Downs has four or fewer catches and less than four yards in each of the other three games this season, though Minshew did play a lot after Richardson was injured in Week 2.

Initial reports said Richardson suffered a sprained AC joint in his shoulder. Monday morning, news came the Colts' rookie signal caller is line to miss at least a month.

So Downs is in line to be a useful fantasy option while Richardson is out, as the Colts likely have a more pass-heavy approach with a quarterback who is not such a weapon with his legs. Along the line of a WR3/WR4/bye week fill-in, with some tilt toward PPR, Downs should be rostered in leagues with 12 or more teams.

ESPN Ownership: 11%
Yahoo! Ownership: 9%

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