in Weeks 4 and 5Aaahh, Week 6 is here. The week of negotiating a lineup with players on a bye. Trying to decide whether the injured player is worth keeping on your roster or you must let him go. The week of deciding if five weeks of data constitute a trend (it does) and deciphering just what that trend is telling you. Week 6 IDP Waiver Wire

First, there are four teams on a bye this week: the Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, Las Vegas Raiders, and the Tennessee Titans. While there are no early Sunday morning games this week in London, the Thursday game will feature Washington and Chicago (both with viable IDP men).

Keep an eye on the status of Denver BroncosJosey Jewell. He will be playing Monday Night, so have someone available if he cannot go. San Francisco’s Nick Bosa has a groin injury, and Cleveland BrownsDenzel Ward left with a concussion. Atlanta FalconsMykal Walker and Adetokunbo Ogundeji left the game last Sunday with injuries. Monitor their status moving forward.

LINEBACKERS

Cody Barton, Seattle Seahawks

It isn’t only the offensive side of the Seahawks that is doing pretty good things. The defense has its moments.

Barton is only rostered in 4% of Yahoo leagues. He has had at least one sack in every game this season. And he is tied for first in the league with six sacks.

Last week he collected three total tackles, one tackle for loss, one forced fumble, and two sacks. This week the Seahawks will play the Cleveland Browns.

Germaine Pratt, Cincinnati Bengals

Pratt is playing behind Logan Wilson. Even so, he has played an average of 70% of the defensive snaps in the last three out of four games. Pratt is currently rostered in 20% of Yahoo leagues. This week the Bengals play the New Orleans Saints.

Rashaan Evans, Atlanta Falcons

Evans is on the field for 97.12% of the defensive plays. He has 41 tackles, one tackle for loss, two fumble recoveries and two passes defended for the season.

The Falcons could be short-handed for the game allowing for more opportunities for Evans.

DEFENSIVE LINE Week 6 IDP Waiver Wire

Grover Stewart, Defensive Tackle, Indianapolis Colts

The Colts play the Jacksonville Jaguars this week. This will be their second meeting of the season. In the Week 2 matchup, Stewart collected five total tackles.

He has since become tied for second for defensive tackles with 18 total tackles. Stewart also has one sack and one blocked kick. He is rostered in 1% of Yahoo leagues. And just for a little more incentive, the Jaguars are giving up the second-most fantasy points to opposing defensive tackles.

Montez Sweat, Defensive End, Washington

Sweat is only rostered in 6% of Yahoo leagues. Most have stayed away from Washington because of their inept play (on both sides of the ball). Now is the time to pick him up. Not only will he soon be reunited with Chase Young, but Washington plays the Chicago Bears this week.

Sweat will go into this week after six total tackles, three tackles for loss, and two sacks he racked up last week.

Bradley Chubb, Defensive End/Linebacker, Denver Broncos

Not quite sure why Chubb is only rostered in 3% of Yahoo leagues. That has to be a misprint, right? Last week he had seven total tackles, one tackle for loss, one forced fumble, and 2.5 sacks. For the season, he has 5.5 sacks.

This week he plays the Los Angeles Chargers. The Chargers are eighth in offensive plays (66.6/game), which gives Chubb so much more opportunity to wreak havoc.

DEFENSIVE BACKS Week 6 IDP Waiver Wire

Paulson Adebo, Cornerback, New Orleans Saints

In Week 3, Adebo was on the field for 14.8% of the defensive snaps. He was on the field for 100% of the defensive snaps in Weeks 4 and 5. In those two weeks, he collected 16 total tackles.

It helps that he plays across from Marshon Lattimore (pick your poison). It also helps that the Saints will play the Cincinnati Bengals in New Orleans this week. The Bengals’ offense is not only on the field for 69.8 average plays (third in the league), but they are currently 10th in passing attempts per game (38.4).

Adebo is currently rostered in 3% of Yahoo leagues.

CJ Gardner-Johnson, Safety, Philadelphia Eagles

Gardner-Johnson had 11 tackles, one for loss, one interception, and one pass defended last week. This week the Eagles will meet divisional rival Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys are allowing the 17th most fantasy points to the safety position. This should be fun.

Julian Love, Cornerback, New York Giants

Who would have thought the Giants are 4-1, and the defense gets much credit? Love has played every defensive snap in the last four games. He collected seven total tackles, one tackle for loss, and one forced fumble in London last week. This week he plays the Baltimore Ravens, who are giving up the ninth most fantasy points to the cornerback position.

Love is only rostered in 5% of Yahoo leagues.

Good Luck, Play Nice!