Week 5 Waiver Wire Report


Week 4 is finally over! None of those points will carry over to week 3, so it’s time to find the guys who will score you points in week 5. These are my favorite players to target.

(Based on players who are owned in 67% or less of Yahoo fantasy leagues)


QB



Teddy Bridgewater (20%) – CAR vs Falcons


Attacking the Falcons is a great strategy when streaming QBs, and Teddy is next in line to face the banged-up Falcons defense. He is coming off of one of his best games of his NFL career. Every QB who has faced the Falcons has totaled at least 4 TDs.


Daniel Jones (34%) – NYG vs Cowboys


The Cowboys defense has been horrendous this year, and they won’t be getting any better any time soon. Daniel Jones hasn’t been good, but he will get a chance to get back on track in week 5. Expect a shoot out and a bunch of fantasy points.


Other options


Justin Herbert (17%) – LAC vs Saints


Gardner Minshew (46%) – JAC vs Texans


Kirk Cousins (28%) – MIN vs Seahawks

RB



Damien Harris (32%) – NE vs Broncos


Damien Harris burst on to the scene on Monday Night Football, racking up 17 carries for 100 yards in his first NFL game. Sony Michel is on IR for at least 2 more weeks, so Harris will continue to rack up touches. Austin Ekeler and Nick Chubb owners should be willing to spend at least 35% of their FAAB budget on Harris.


Joshua Kelley (56%) – LAC vs Saints


Austin Ekeler is out for at least 6 weeks with a hamstring injury, so Joshua Kelley will be in line for more work. He has had struggles holding on to the ball recently, but the touches will still be there for him. Expect his 13 carries per game to increase over the next few weeks.


Other Options


D’Ernest Johnson (4%) – CLE vs Colts


Chase Edmonds (36%) – ARI vs Jets


Justin Jackson (6%) – LAC vs Saints


Frank Gore (19% - NYJ vs Cardinals

WR


Russell Gage (54%) – ATL vs Panthers


Julio Jones reinjured his hamstring yet again, so there are targets to go around for the healthy Falcons’ WR. Russell Gage will continue to benefit from the additional targets, as the Falcons face the Panthers secondary in week 5. Be on the look out for Gage being dropped post-waivers as well after only getting 3 targets in week 4.



Tim Patrick (2%%) – DEN vs Patriots


Tim Patrick is coming off of his best game of the season, catching 6 of 7 targets for 113 yards and a TD. He appears to be the go-to target for Brett Rypien, who will be the starting QB for the foreseeable future for the Broncos. The Broncos play the Patriots in week 5, but I expect Jerry Jeudy to draw Stephon Gilmore, allowing Patrick to face lesser CBs.


Other Options


Brandon Aiyuk (57%) – SF vs Dolphins


Greg Ward (17%) – PHI vs Steelers


Tee Higgins (34%) – CIN vs Ravens


Laviska Shenault (24%) – JAC vs Texans

TE


Dalton Schultz (53%) – DAL vs Giants


Dalton Schultz has been playing very well this season, averaging an 8/6/70

line over the last 3 weeks with 2 TDs. The Cowboys will continue to be trailing in games, which means more passing for Dak and his targets. Don’t be fooled by the Giants ranking against TEs so far this season. Schultz will cook.

Cameron Brate (0%) – IND vs Jets



The Buccaneers are losing receiving targets left and right, with the latest being O.J. Howard injuring his Achilles. Cameron Brate was able to score on his only target in week 4, and I expect him to be more involved in the coming weeks. The best thing is he will not be on anyone's radar so you can probably pick him him after the initial waiver run without spending and FAAB money.


Other Options


Robert Tonyan (53%) – GB on BYE


Eric Ebron (27%) – PIT vs Eagles

D/ST



Houston Texans (11%) – vs Jaguars

There aren’t many viable waiver options for D/STs this week, so buyer beware. The Texans face the Jaguars in week 5, so the matchup is good. The Jaguars have committed an average of 3 turnovers and have given up at least 3 sacks over the last 3 games, so the upside is there.

Other Options


Denver Broncos (66%) – vs Patriots


Dallas Cowboys (26%) – vs Giants

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