Week 5 Waiver Wire Targets

This is a tough week. We lost some big names. Please respect my privacy in this difficult moment. With that said we need to pull those boot straps up and continue on. Here are Week 5 waivers.

QB

Jared Goff – 44.1% rostered – The Goff Gang is walking around pounding their chest right now. No Swift. No ARSB. Pshh. Don’t even matter. Seattle was an easy matchup compared to next week, however. The sledding gets a little tougher heading into Foxborough, but it is not some daunting defense. Every QB has at least put up 16 fantasy points against them thus far which keeps the QB4 on the year well within the streaming radar.

Jameis Winston – 24% rostered – Baring his return from injury he is set up for a nice game at home vs Seattle. Seattle is giving up over 400 total yards per game and is 2nd to last in points per game allowed at 28.8. Also, just go see Jared Goff in Week 4.

Teddy Bridgewater – 0.2% rostered – Not sure how long Tua is out, but any QB with Hill and Waddle is worth streaming. Add in a matchup against the Jets and boom. Teddy is worth a look as a QB2.

Notables – Zach Wilson (Miami has given up some big days to opposing QBs and weapons are there for Wilson. He has to limit the turnovers but it’s clear they don’t mind him throwing it 35 times a game.) Geno Smith (QB10 on the year so far, his defense is so bad they likely will have to throw vs Saints.) Kenny Pickett (Loaded with weapons but 3 turnovers and facing the Bills. Worth adding for the bench now as he will be streamable some weeks).

RB

Rachaad White – 11.3% rostered – Leonard Fournette himself told the Bucs his usage was too high for his age. So, White, this go-round got a full series and not just a snap here and there. He had a rushing TD and 5 targets/5 catches for 50 yards. He is a very talented receiving back and we know Brady can utilize them quite well. You will see a few names on this list that I would rather have before any Javonte Williams replacement. White being the one I target first.

Isiah Pacheco – 10.5% rostered – 7 of his 11 carries went for 6+ yards. His snap share last night of 22% is not great but we saw McKinnon was getting over 50%. If Pacheco becomes the #2 it is hard to not get him the ball. We went over how useful CEH had been with such limited touches. Same can go for Pacheco if he were to take on the McKinnon snap share.

Tyler Allgeier – 16.8% rostered – Patterson is on the IR now. This opens a huge door for the BYU product. He had 10 carries for 84 yards and a catch for 20 yards. Would prefer him over Caleb Huntley, as Allgeier will get the first crack.

Mike Boone – 0.1% rostered – For most RBs, opportunity and workload is what makes them fantasy relevant. If Boone is going to see double-digit carries in the wake of Javonte Williams’ ACL injury then he will be fantasy relevant. Just not sure what they do or how they respond outside of Melvin Gordon now being a legitimate RB2. Worth the add but no promise with this one.

Notables – Phillip Lindsay (Nyheim Hines is 60% rostered so he did not qualify but if Taylor misses a week then Lindsay likely is activated and gets an opportunity Thursday night along with Hines. Brian Robinson (Robinson makes his season debut after the gunshot injury. Gibson doesn’t seem well liked but he’s not bad and this just might be a mess, but again, work is work. Latavius Murray (Watch Kamara’s status over the week, and if he sits Murray could be a decent flyer. Looked better than Ingram.

WR

Romeo Doubs – 46.1% rostered – This will be the last chance to acquire his talents. Back to back 8 target weeks, 70 of the 73 snaps in Week 4 and 4 red zone targets on the season now. It is clear he becoming a go-to option for Rodgers and that will translate to fantasy points.

Michael Gallup – 46.5% rostered – Not a horrible debut by any means. 3 targets and a TD. Dak’s return is looming and will play better into his downfield prowess. Being 2nd or 3rd option in Dallas will have its fair share of moments.

Notables – Corey Davis (They have lots of mouths to feed but he keeps seeing a decent workload. Josh Reynolds (Monitor the Lions WR corp as most are banged up. If they do not return in Week 5 he is a good steaming option again). Alec Pierce (Seeing a handful of targets a game and makes the most of them, if he garners any more could be a stable flex like we said last week).

TE

Tyler Conklin – 38.8% rostered – We saw his targets drop to a season low of 5 in Week 4 with Wilson’s return. Something we said to monitor. But 5 targets a week is still stash worthy. TE sucks. It is a wasteland most weeks.

Notables – Hayden Hurst (4 targets is not great but again, a handful of Burrow targets can lead to TDs some weeks). Mo Allie-Cox (6 targets and 2 TDs. Game is likely the outlier but it’s worth monitoring.) Will Dissly (Seems to have the red zone trust of Geno Smith).

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