Week 6 waiver wire pickups
With five weeks in the books, it’s time to once again look at some of the possible waiver wire pickups for this week.
From weeks two through five Willie Snead has been extremely productive in the Saints offensive attack. In week 1, Snead only had one catch, since then he has at least four per game including back to back six catch games. Not only is Snead receiving plenty of looks, but he is turning them into a good amount of yards with a combined 230 yards the last two weeks. Snead has found himself a nice role in the offense in New Orleans and should be added this week because of it.
By now it is well known that Chiefs running back Jammal Charles is out for the year with a torn ACL. Although both West and Knile Davis should be considered as waiver wire additions, West has had 12 carries to Davis’ 2 the past two weeks. This may not be an indication of West being the starter, but it does show that he has been given more of an opportunity the past two weeks.
Montgomery may not be the number one or even the number two option in Green Bay, he has however been given the opportunity to get more opportunities the past few weeks with Devante Adams out. He had his best game of the year this past Sunday with 4 catches for 59 yards and a touchdown. Although like I said, he isn’t a top option, he plays in a very good offense and should continue to get targets if he continues to produce and get the playing time.
The Lions running back situation has been a interesting position to watch all year. Although Ameer Abdullah has been the back getting the most attention, Riddick has had a good year. He has 30 catches on the year which puts him second on the team behind Calvin Johnson. This past weekend, he had his best game of the year with 10 catches for 53 yards and a touchdown. The past four weeks Riddick has been a key contributor in the passing game with at least 5 catches in each game. He only has two rushes on the year, but his ability to catch the ball has been a huge reason why he is a factor in the Lions offense.
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Colby Gatz covers the NFL for MFST, and you can follow him on Twitter @bostonfan_15