With October now upon us in the fantasy football season, the waiver wire is becoming a more difficult place to find quality players.

However, with injuries hampering some players, there are some options who should garner some attention. Here’s an early look at the week 6 waiver wire in fantasy football.

Alfred Blue could get some work in with Lamar Miller battling injuries. Flickr

Alfred Blue, RB, Houston Texans

With Lamar Miller still banged up, Blue has some decent value for the Texans.

Houston’s offensive line is one of the worst in the NFL, but the amount of volume that Blue can attain in that offense should warrant some attention. What makes Blue so attractive in a fantasy setting is that he’s going to shoulder the majority of work with Miller on the shelf.

There’s really not another option in the backfield without Miller, so Blue is a three-down running back by default. At this point in the season, that’s good enough to generate attention as an RB2.

Baker Mayfield, QB, Cleveland Browns

I’m not sold on Mayfield as a top-tier fantasy option this season.

However, I can’t deny his ability to put up yards. And his upcoming schedule is a streaming quarterback’s dream.

Before his week 11 bye, Mayfield will square off against the Los Angeles Chargers, Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh, Kansas City and Atlanta. Those teams have struggled to defend the pass. Mayfield is going to have some ups and downs, but his matchups will be worth investigating in the coming weeks.

If you’re in the quarterback streaming game already, Mayfield should get your attention.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, Green Bay Packers

If you’re wondering if anyone had ever heard of Valdes-Scantling outside the city of Green Bay before week 5, the answer is likely a no based on his fantasy football ownership.

He’s owned in less than 10 percent of leagues on Yahoo, but after his performance in week 5, that won’t continue.

Valdes-Scantling notched 10 targets in a week 5 loss to Detroit. He caught seven of those targets to go along with one touchdown. When Aaron Rodgers shows trust toward wide receivers, it means great news for fantasy football owners.

Valdes-Scantling will be the top waiver wire priority in many leagues for week 6.

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