Fantasy football 2017: Top 10 waiver wire Week 6 pickups

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Who are the top pickups off the fantasy football waiver wire for your league heading into Week 6?

Another Sunday slate is in the books, and the fantasy football season is in full flow. It was another crazy weekend of football, and as expected, all of our predictions and anticipated happenings were thrown out of the window with ensuing madness. After all the twists, turns, and injuries, who should be targeted on the waiver wire for week six?

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10. George Kittle

The San Francisco 49ers offense showed some life against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, and a lot of fantasy assets had solid outings. Pierre Garcon had eight receptions for 94 yards, Brian Hoyer had over 350 yards and tossed a pair of touchdowns, and rookie tight end George Kittle had a break out of his own with seven catches for 83 yards and his first NFL touchdown. He could be a solid asset at a position where it’s hard to find production.

Kittle was a fifth-round pick this year and was touted as a H-back type player who was extremely athletic and able to catch the ball everywhere on the field. He ran a 4.5 yard 40 yard dash, which was third among tight ends behind only Evan Engram and O.J. Howard, who were both first round picks. Kittle definitely has the physicality to win at the pro level, and he proved it for the first time against the Colts.

Moving forward, we can’t put Kittle in the must-start category at the position (there are so few of them around), but he’s a matchup based player who has the ability to come up with big plays. If you’re struggling at tight end, Kittle is worth an add.