This article is part of our NFL Waiver Wire series.
Week 6 went down as a week of blowouts and backups stepping up. Darrel Williams, Khalil Herbert and Alex Collins had great fantasy days in place of injured starters. Let's look and see who those players might be this week.
This column is geared toward "standard" 12-team leagues and based upon a $100 free-agent budget. Please adjust for your league based on both the number of teams (I'm in a 24-team league, for example) and remaining budget.
Tua Tagovailoa, MIA - Tua returned from a rib injury in a nice fashion Sunday, throwing for 329 yards and two scores and rushing for 22 yards. Six teams have byes this week and Miami has a fantastic home matchup against the Falcons, who have allowed at least 20 points in four of their five games. Helping Tua's value is his penchant for throwing to Jaylen Waddle (13-10-70-2 Sunday), a pretty good player to target. FAAB: $10-$15
D'Ernest Johnson, Demetric Felton, CLE - The Browns' backfield is in limbo and the only certainty is Kareem Hunt is slated to miss multiple games after sustaining a calf injury Sunday. Johnson had one carry while Felton caught two passes in the blowout loss at home against the Cardinals. Nick Chubb, who missed Sunday's game with calf injury, hasn't been ruled out for Thursday Night Football, yet, so Johnson and Felton could be afterthoughts this week if Chubb returns. If Chubb is out, look