Week 6 is in the books and fantasy players are combing the waiver wire looking for injury and bye week replacements. We bring you the list of top 5 players who could be waiver wire duds.
QB Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles
Nick Foles had a fantastic game Sunday but there is no guarantee he will remain the starter. Chip Kelly has been tight lipped regarding the quarterback situation though Foles is getting first team reps right now. Mike Vick's injury status remains unclear but his style does lend itself to injury. Still, if Vick is healthy Kelly won't commit to a starter until he must and the quarterback situation in Philly will remain cloudy given Kelly's history.
TE Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings
Rudolph is a guy who keeps burning fantasy owners with inconsistent production. While Rudolph's value definitely rises without Christian Ponder under center he has been very inconsistent for fantasy owners and is hard to rely on. The Vikings quarterback situation remains very much up in the air but it does appear the Ponder era is grinding to a halt. Rudolph produced his best stat line ever Sunday but remains a risky play until the Vikings quarterback situation becomes more clear.
WR Percy Harvin, Seattle Seahawks
Percy Harvin is the hot commodity this week as he resumes practicing but color me skeptical on what impact he will make for the Seahawks this season. Harvin is coming off a major hip injury and will be adjusting to a new offense where he has no clear role at the moment. While Harvin is a multipurpose threat, Russell Wilson is a run first quarterback who is only averaging a little over 16 completions per game. He also averages a little over 8 carries per game and is the Seahawks second leading rusher. Golden Tate leads the Seahawks in receiving with 23 receptions for 269 yards and one touchdown. No Seahawks wide receiver has more than two touchdowns on the year.
WR Rueben Randle, New York Giants
The talented young receiver put up some good stats Sunday with five catches for 75 yards and a touchdown but also made some mistakes that cost his team. This is the second good game stat wise from Randle as the Giants start to put together some semblance of an offense but the mistakes are concerning. Randle has been the target on many of Eli Mannings' interceptions and the mistakes are concerning. Still, the talent makes him hard to pass up and from all appearances he will continue to get plenty of targets. It is just hard to trust any Giants skill players until you see some real consistency.
RB Brandon Jacobs, New York Giants
In a fashion similar to Rueben Randle, Brandon Jacobs is hard to rely on as well. The 31 year old running back put up good numbers Sunday with 22 carries for 106 yards and two touchdowns as the Giants offensive line looks to be improving. With David Wilson, Andre Brown and Da'Rel Scott out with injuries Jacobs is now the feature back and will likely continue to get the carries. The question remains whether he can carry the load and continue to produce at this level consistently. Add on top of that whether the Giants offensive line will remain serviceable and you see the doubt. This is Jacobs' first 100+ yard rushing game since December 11, 2011 where he rushed for 101 yards and two touchdowns against the Dallas Cowboys.