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

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Emari Demercado, Arizona Cardinals
Oct 8, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Arizona Cardinals running back Emari Demercado (31) scores a / Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

1. Emari Demercado, RB, Arizona Cardinals

Even if Emari Demercado gets this spot by default, he should still be the top waiver wire add this week. He gets the spot by default because the Cardinals have placed James Conner on IR and the team's primary backup, Keontay Ingram, has also been hurt.

That leaves the undrafted Demercado as the team's starting running back for the time being and there isn't much behind him. The former TCU Horned Frog could see a ton of action in the coming weeks for a team that is just sailing through this season looking for anything positive.

He could be that for them and he could be that for your fantasy lineup.

The Cardinals are not necessarily an offensive powerhouse, but because of the volume that he will see at a premium position, Demercado is worth whatever you're going to need to spend to get him, within reason, of course. In other words, I wouldn't spend the majority of my remaining FAAB to get him, but I'd certainly be willing to go up to about 60 percent.

On the season, Demercado has just 14 carries for 48 yards and a touchdown as well as six receptions for 40 yards. But it's the opportunity in front of him that fantasy managers should be excited about. The Cardinals did sign veteran Tony Jones on Tuesday, but if Ingram isn't ready to go, Jones and Demercado are the only RBs on the roster.


Veterans Corey Clement and Damien Williams are also on the practice squad.