Fantasy Football: Week 5 Waiver Wire + QB Streamers
Get the full Waiver Wire breakdown on Episode #619 of The Fantasy Footballers Podcast – Week 5 Waivers & QB Streamers. Players may be listed below due to the Week 4 Studs & Duds performances as well as Week 4 Injuries. Here are the main players discussed on today’s show:
Editor’s Note: Jump to the Week 5 Waivers segment on YouTube!
Probably Owned but worth checking:
- NYJ Quincy Enunwa (58% owned) vs DEN
- NYG Sterling Shepard (71% owned) @CAR
- OAK Jordy Nelson (66% owned) @LAC
- CIN Tyler Boyd (72% owned) vs MIA
- 7+ targets & 90+ receiving yards in each of his last 3 games
- GB Geronimo Allison (47% owned) @DET
- CLE Antonio Callaway (38% owned) vs BAL
- HOU Keke Coutee (2% owned) vs DAL
- JAX Dede Westbrook (17% owned) @KC
- Westbrook was the clear target leader in Week 4. It could happen again, or this WR corps could continue to be hard to predict on a weekly basis.
- JAX Donte Moncrief (6% owned) @KC
- IND Ryan Grant (4% owned) @NE
- IND Chester Rogers (0% owned) @NE
- IND Zach Pascal @NE
- Colts receivers worth a look with T.Y. Hilton possibly missing Week 5.
- TEN Taywan Taylor (3% owned) @BUF
- Snaps have been increasing each week, no more Rishard Matthews.
- ARI Christian Kirk (12% owned) @SF
- CLE Rashard Higgins (1% owned) vs BAL
- CHI Taylor Gabriel (6% owned) on BYE
Probably Owned but worth checking:
- GB Aaron Jones (72% owned) @DET
- LAC Austin Ekeler (64% owned) vs OAK
- BAL Javorius Allen (62% owned) @CLE
- NYJ Bilal Powell (58% owned) vs DEN
- NE James White (77% owned) vs IND
- SF Alfred Morris (50% owned) vs ARI
- CLE Duke Johnson (42% owned) vs BAL
- JAX T.J. Yeldon (50% owned) @KC
- Fournette should miss time, so if Yeldon is on waivers, GET HIM!
- CHI Tarik Cohen (62% owned) – Week 5 BYE
- Stole the show (from Jordan Howard) in Week 4
- SEA Mike Davis (2% owned)
- 25 touches in Week 4! Pete Carroll says Davis will still be in the mix when Chris Carson returns.
- IND Nyheim Hines (15% owned) @NE
- Nine catches in Week 4! Has easily been the best Colts back to own thus far.
- JAX Corey Grant (2% owned)
- Yeldon is the main beneficiary but Grant is worth keeping an eye on with Fournette sidelined.
- MIN Latavius Murray (41% owned) @PHI
- Dalvin Cook, dealing with a hamstring injury, has admitted he’s not 100%. Murray hasn’t been very effective behind a bad Vikings O-line, but RB touches are hard to come by in fantasy football. Especially RB touches on a great offense.
- MIA Frank Gore (8% owned)
- TB Ronald Jones (24% owned)
- IND Robert Turbin (0% owned)
- Returning from suspension
- CLE Nick Chubb (19% owned)
- PHI Wendell Smallwood (5% owned)
- Clement and Sproles missed Week 4. Jay Ajayi is dealing with injuries but played in Week 4.
- GB Ty Montgomery (18% owned)
- HOU D’Onta Foreman (5% owned)
- Lamar Miller is dealing with undisclosed injury, did not finish the Week 4 game. However, Foreman is just a stash as he isn’t eligible to return from IR until Week 7.
- DAL Rod Smith (1% owned) vs HOU
- Report is that Zeke is dealing with knee and ankle injuries. If he to were to miss anytime, Rod Smith would be a big waiver add and fantasy starter.
- PIT Vance McDonald (43% owned) vs ATL
- ARI Ricky Seals-Jones (22% owned) @SF
- CIN Tyler Kroft (1% owned) & C.J. Uzomah (0% owned) vs MIA
- Debate on the show whether Kroft or Uzomah is the TE to replace Eifert. In past years, it’s been Kroft, but Uzomah saw many more snaps in Week 4 after Eifert went out.
- TB Cameron Brate (24% owned) – Week 5 BYE
- Great add with O.J. Howard set to miss time and Winston returning. However, can your bench handle it with Brate on Bye in Week 5?
- JAX Austin Seferian-Jenkins (29% owned) @KC
- NO Ben Watson (60% owned) vs WAS
- SEA Nick Vannett (0% owned) vs LAR
- Fellow TE, Will Dissly, is now out for the season.
- PHI Dallas Goedert (13% owned) vs MIN
- DAL Geoff Swaim (0% owned) @HOU
- 12 targets over the last two games
Check out the Week 4 Team DEF Recap with recommendations for Week 5!
Andy – Andy Dalton (62% owned) vs MIA
Jason – Marcus Mariota (33% owned) at BUF
Mike – Blake Bortles (33% owned) at KC