Week 4 started off a little different than most Sundays. London had the first game of the slate for the day and it was an early call to the Waiver Wire Week 4. Players that we talked about last week showed up and showed out, namely, Jared Goff, Isaiah Mckenzie, and the Giants DST. Therefore, Waiver Wire Week 5 holds a great opportunity in order to pick up players to help your team. Let’s not waste any more time and jump into the Waiver Wire Week 5!
Remember, this article contains players rostered in 30% or less in total leagues. Ownership data is coming from ESPN.com Fantasy Football.
MATT RYAN (IND) – 16.2% – @DEN
Matt Ryan had a good day on Sunday. He finished with 356 passing yards and two touchdowns with one interception. As a result, he ended up with 17.84 FPTS for the day. This is the second game in a row where he finished the day with more than 15 FPTS. Next week the Colts travel to Denver to face the Broncos.
The Broncos are averaging 11.87 FPTS allowed to the QB position. Matt Ryan looks to be settling into his role with the Colts. If he can continue to keep having multiple touchdowns per game and throwing for over 300 passing yards per game, his average should hold firm for another week.
GENO SMITH (SEA) – 14.6% – @NO
The Seattle Seahawks started the season with questions about who was going to be the Quarterback for the season. On Sunday, Geno Smith silenced all that voted against him. Geno had a stellar day, throwing for 320 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 49 yards and one touchdown. What’s more, he finished the day with 31.7 FPTS while leading the Seahawks to a 48-45 victory over the Detroit Lions.
Next week the Seattle Seahawks travel to New Orleans to face the Saints, who are giving up 12.04 FPTS to the QB position. Geno might have hit the ceiling on Sunday against Detroit. However, with two games in a row throwing for over 320 yards and two touchdowns, he looks to be a strong contender for your Waiver Wire Week 5 list if you need quarterback help this week.
REX BURKHEAD (HOU) – 25.9% -@JAX
Rex Burkhead had 14.9 PPR FPTS during Sunday’s game against the LA Chargers. He had no rushing attempts but did have five receptions for 39 yards and one touchdown. With Dameon Pierce taking the lead role in the backfield, look for Burkhead to be used as the 3rd down back with the emphasis being receiving work.
Week 5 has the Houston Texans going against the Jaguars in Jacksonville. The Jaguars are giving up 12.07 PPR FPTS to the RB position. The Texans are likely to get in a negative game script with the Jaguars. As a result, that would put them throwing the ball more to get back in the game. If you are needing to take a chance in Week 5, Rex Burkhead could be your answer.
TYLER ALLGEIER (ATL) – 16.8% – @TB
The rookie had his best game of the season so far. Rushing on 10 carries for 84 yards and catching one reception for 20 yards, Tyler Allgeier finished the day with 11.4 FPTS. The clear number two back will be looking at facing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 5. The Buccaneers are giving up less than 10 FPTS per game to the RB position. They are also one of the top rush defenses in the NFL. However, with Cordarrelle Patterson being banged up, and limited in workload yesterday, they might need to give more opportunities to the rookie in what sets up to be a potentially high-scoring game.
JOSH REYNOLDS (DET) – 8.0% -@NE
With the Detroit Lions wide receiver corps being down to bare bones with injuries, the door was open for Josh Reynolds to have a good game. For the third straight game, Reynolds scored double-digit fantasy points. Reynolds finished the day with 81 yards, seven receptions, and one touchdown whilst scoring 21.1 PPR FPTS.
In Week 5, the Lions go to New England to face the Patriots, who are giving up 21.18 PPR FPTS to the WR position. Reynolds is seeing 6 to 7 targets in the last two games and getting more trust from Jarod Goff. Granted, with a more healthy wide receiver corps, he might not get the same looks he has the last two weeks. However, we will have to wait and see how that affects the Week 5 matchup.
COREY DAVIS (NYJ) – 6.9% -VS MIA
Corey Davis, in week 4, saw the most targets he has seen since week 1. He finished the day with five receptions on seven targets for 74 yards and one touchdown. Thus scoring18.4 PPR FPTS. With Zack Wilson back under center, look for Davis as a frequent target as the team moves forward to face the Miami Dolphins for Week 5. The Dolphins are giving up 27.03 FPTS per game to the WR position. The Jets are young at wide receiver except for the veteran Corey Davis. If Davis stays healthy, watch out for him to lead the team in targets.
WILL DISSLY (SEA) – 1.6% – @NO
For three out of the first four weeks, Will Dissly scored a touchdown and also scored double-digit fantasy points. On Sunday he caught all four of his targets for 39 yards and one touchdown for 13.9 PPR FPTS. Next week the Seahawks go against the Saints in New Orleans. The Saints are giving up 2.52 PPR FPTS per game at the TE position. However, don’t see Dissly slacking off with Geno Smith looking for him three to four times a game.
GREG ZUERLEIN (NYJ) – 1.5% – VS MIA
Greg Zuerlein comes in for two weeks in a row as our Waiver Wire Week 5 Kicker pick. This week he only scored 6 FPTS. Next week the Miami Dolphins come to town giving up 6.75 FPTS to the kicker position. It is unlikely the Jets will be scoring as many touchdowns as they did in Week 5. Therefore, look for the Jets to keep the scoreboard ticking with field goal attempts.
TENNESSEE TITANS – 5.6% – @WAS
The Titans scored 9 FPTS this week. However, they had three sacks and one interception. They still have not scored a defensive touchdown this year. Look for them to continue the good defense and maybe get that touchdown against Carson Wentz and the Commanders, who threw two interceptions Sunday against the Cowboys.
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– Stacey @sdcochran99