Waiver Wire week 5

Waiver Wire- Week 7

We are almost 40% through the season, which means that you should have a good idea what your team is. However if you are 0-6 or 1-5, you are probably destined to miss out on a playoff berth this year. There is a small chance you make you, but you do need to pretty much win out to stand a chance. But this Waiver Wire is getting very thin now. If you are anywhere from 2-4, 6-0, then this Waiver Wire gives you the opportunity to keep pushing for wins. 


Joe Flacco- 4.2% Owned vs KC

KC next 

Week 6: 18/28 177yds, 1 INT, 4 Carries, -1yds

The stat sheet didn’t look impressive for Flacco this week. However, it didn’t need to be because the Broncos were in control from minute 1 to minute 60. The Titans have a good defense and they contained the Wide Receivers for the most part. However, Flacco did what he needed to do. Next week though, he faces Kansas City. This is a defense that looks suspect every time the ball is in the air. If Flacco can attack the Cornerbacks and use both Sutton and Sanders to effect, he could have a nice game next week. Flacco is a typical Week Seven Waiver Wire add.

Kirk Cousins- 26.6% Owned

ARI next 

Week 6: 22/29 333yds, 4TDs, 1 INT

Cousins finally arrived this season. He was superb in the demolition against the Eagles. In addition to breaking the 300 yard barrier for the second straight week, he also threw 4 Touchdown passes (3 to Stefon Diggs). Cousins looks to be reborn and the coaching staff have finally accepted that they cannot win games just by running the ball alone. They play a divisional game against the Lions next and they are in a position to challenge for 1st place. The wire is thin, but Cousins will be a decent play if you need a QB this week.

Running Backs:

Malcolm Brown- 25.4% Owned

@ATL next

Week 6: 11 carries, 40 Yds

Malcolm Brown didn’t seem to seize the opportunity on Sunday. However, nor did any other L.A. Ram on offense. Goff was held to just 78 yards and was sacked 4 times against an Offensive Line that looks a million miles away from the one that went to the SuperBowl in February. Therefore, the only thing to look at this game is the volume. Brown got 11 carries to Henderson’s 6. In a game where the Rams at least puts out an average offense, on that pace, Brown will get over 15/16 touches. No one is sure when Gurley returns, and he could be back this week. However, Brown, if Gurley is out, is the lead back, and the goalline back. He is the only Running Back on the Waiver Wire that will get this volume if he gets a start next week.

Jamaal Williams– 20.7% owned

OAK next 

Week 6: Yet to play

Williams was out injured in Week Five with a concussion. He has now cleared the concussion protocol and should be a part of the offence for the Packers on Monday Night Football. In our article for The Touchdown on Buy/Sell/Holds, I said you should sell Aaron Jones. That is because Williams is getting a decent share in the offense. Matt LeFleur has made it completely clear that this backfield is a Running Back By Committee and a Timeshare. Jones is the lead back for sure, but Williams will get carries. In addition to carries, he will also get some Touchdown’s. He isn’t a league winner in this role. However, if Aaron Jones goes down, then Williams can deliver similar number to what you saw in the Fantasy Football Playoffs last year. He is worth a stash and a Waiver Wire add, with sparing use for bye weeks.

Wide Receiver:

Cole Beasley- 27.4% Owned

MIA next 

Week 6: BYE

We told you to grab Cole Beasley last week off the Waiver Wire. He was a cheap option and a stash for a week. Now, you will need to pay a bit more in terms of FAAB. Or, if you play in a Waiver Wire priority league, you might miss out on him. Beasley’s next three games are at home. They play the Dolphins, the Eagles, and the Redskins. All of these games, to go in with Beasley’s volume, should mean he could easily be in the WR2 conversation for each of the next three weeks. You should have picked him up last week. However, if you couldn’t, add him this week without fail.

Auden Tate- 18.8% Owned

BYE Next

Week 6: 5 Rec, 91yds 

The Bengals and, in particular, Andy Dalton, were pretty poor against the Ravens on Sunday. However the one takeaway was Tate got 5 receptions to Boyd’s one. With Boyd drawing double coverage right now, it is allowing Tate to not just be fantasy relevant, but he is producing. There is the worry that Tate’s days in the sun are coming to an end and that A.J. Green will be back soon. But until then, you can start Tate every week with comfort. Especially as a FLEX play. Grab him now on the Waiver Wire, before he becomes irrelevant.

Tight Ends:

Darren Fells- 1.7% Owned

@IND next 

Week 6: 6 receptions, 69 receiving yards 

One player who has been trending up week on week is Darren Fells. I joked he was not worth an add, and I have been made to eat my words. Fells’ snap count is going up week on week, and he is starting to get targets. He is someone who can be relevant, especially as Tight End is becoming a wasteland. Anyone getting 50 yards at the moment is a top 10 Tight End. So Fells is as good a punt as any on the Waiver Wire.


Matt Prater- 26.8% Owned

MIN Next

Week 6: 

We put Praeter on the list last week, and he has yet to kick this week. However next week he is kicking against the Vikings. Prater has a long leg and similar to what I said last week, the Lions will need to kick Field Goals to stay in the game. Prater has the best leg of any kicker on the Waiver Wire who is less than 30% owned. With some great kickers on bye, he is a good stop gap option.


Giants- 0.9% Owned vs ARI

The Giants defense isn’t great. However they did force the game vs the Patriots on Thursday Night Football. They scored a TD and got an INT. This week they have Arizona, who did look good the Falcons. However, in a week where the Waiver Wire is thin in several positions, it’s even thinner at D/ST. If you didn’t plan for this week, the Giants are your best bet on the Waiver Wire. However, if the Packers D/ST, Jags D/ST or 49ers D/ST are available in your league, then you should grab these as a priority. The Giants are as good as it gets on the Waiver Wire this week.

That’s it for this week. We hope you have gotten a lot out of this article and are seeing some success. You can listen to the audio show on Tuesday night’s on your favourite podcast app. We also answer questions on Twitter @5yardrush so do get in touch there. However, until next week, Keep Rushing.

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