Ranking the top 3 waiver wire targets for Week 6

- Miami Dolphins regaining a running back

- Someone has to tote the ball in Arizona

- Justin Jefferson goes down, so it's next man up in Minnesota

Cincinnati Bengals v Arizona Cardinals
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Week 6 of the 2023 NFL fantasy football season is here and chances are your waiver wire claims for the week have already been processed. If so, did you get the right guy? If not, these are the top guys to be looking at this week.

Injuries are very common in today's game and that is almost always the way players start to rise on the waiver wire and there is often a mad dash to get these players. In leagues that use FAAB (and in my opinion, that's the only way to go), owners are often willing to splurge when they feel a player is available that could either change their season or solidify a run to the title.

Here are the top three players to go out and get this week and if you were able to obtain one of these guys already, good for you.

K.J. Osborn, Minnesota Vikings
Sep 24, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver K.J. Osborn (17) scores / Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

3. K.J. Osborn, WR, Minnesota Vikings

There are few players in all of fantasy football that an owner can ill-afford to lose more than Justin Jefferson, but a hamstring injury suffered in Week 5 against the Kansas City Chiefs is going to lead to just that.

It remains to be seen how long JJ will be out, but it does sound like he will go on injured reserve.

The biggest benefactor of this will be K.J. Osborn and unless you play in a pretty deep league, he should be available on your waiver wire. The only other wide receiver on the Vikings' roster is Brandon Powell, though the team does have four wide receivers on its practice squad, including former first-round pick N'Keal Harry.

Osborn has 13 catches for 166 yards and two touchdowns on the season, but that is with getting half the targets (53 to 26) that Jefferson has. Those targets are going to have to go somewhere, so logic dictates that Osborn should see a good-sized increase.

Kirk Cousins is averaging 40.8 pass attempts per game and without a terrific run game to lean on, that isn't going to change. Osborn will get his chances.