Week 6: Waiver Wire Pickups
The Lions are running thin at running back right now. Joique Bell andTheo Riddick were ruled out prior to Sunday's game, and then Reggie Bush departed during the fourth quarter because of an ankle injury. This left Winn as one of the sole remaining backs on the roster. He responded with 48 yards on 11 carries. There's a good chance Bell will be back in Week 6, but Winn might be the No. 2 RB and could start if Bell still hasn't cleared all of his concussion tests and if Bush's ankle requires rest. While his value is dependent upon the health of Detroit's other RBs, Winn might be worth a low-bid waiver claim by owners desperate at the position.MyFantasyLeague availability: 100%
After Teddy Bridgewater started his first game for the Vikings in Week 4, he remarked that his second-team connection with Wright contributed to the number of times (10) he targeted him during the game. In Week 5, Wright saw another eight targets, albeit with Christian Ponder under center. With star WR Cordarrelle Patterson underperforming, there's a chance for Wright to develop into one of Bridgewater's favorite options as soon as the rookie QB returns from his ankle injury. In a week thin with WR finds, Wright is a decent speculative add in deeper leagues.MyFantasyLeague availability: 100%
Back in August, the Patriots traded left guard Logan Mankins for Wright and a draft pick. Since then, the Patriots have been roundly ripped for making the deal as Wright was a non-factor in the passing game and the offensive line struggled to protect Tom Brady. But that changed in Week 5. Wright broke loose for 85 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' blowout victory over the Bengals. Wright should find a more prominent role alongside TE Rob Gronkowski in a passing game desperate for receiving weapons and is a solid rest-of-season pickup.