Fantasy Football Week 5 Waiver Wire Cheat Sheet

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Week four of the 2019 NFL season is in the books and you’ve made every mistake a man can make. Lucky for you, fantasy football leagues are won on the waiver wire and I’m going to provide you with the best options available before week one starts.  If I don’t mention someone whom you think I should be talking about, just know there are many reasons why I overlooked them. Maybe they are owned in most leagues. Maybe they are so bad I don’t even consider them.  Maybe it’s because your opinions cannot be trusted. After all, you are here. So let us examine what our best week five waiver wire players for your championship run are…

Week Five Waiver Wire QBs

Should I Pick up Jacoby Brissett? Owned in 34% of leagues –  Last week, I told you to pick up Jacoby Brissett on the waiver wire if you needed quarterback help. If you listened to me, you got a top-ten week four performance out of Brissett. If you didn’t listen, it’s not too late. Over the next couple of weeks, Brissett has favorable match-ups against Kansas City and Houston. And if you don’t act on him now, odds are you’ll end up missing your chance at him.

Should I Pick up Gardner Minshew?Owned in 15% of leagues – The Denver Broncos have given up the fourth-fewest fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks, but that didn’t stop Gardner Minshew from beating them in Denver. While his 213 yards and two touchdowns aren’t the most exciting, he has proven himself to be a guy with a high floor who just gets better every week. If you just need your quarterback to not screw up, Minshew and his mustache is your guy.


Week Five Waiver Wire RBs

Should I Pick up Jordan Howard?Owned in 56% of leagues – While Jordan Howard had a great week four, I still don’t want him on my team. There is a clock slowly counting down in Philadelphia and when it strikes zero, Miles Sander will be the main back and Jordan Howard will revert to fantasy obscurity. I don’t know when that clock is going to strike, I just know I don’t want Jordan Howard on my roster when it does.

Should I Pick up Darrel Williams?Owned in 48% of leagues – In week four, Darrel Williams looks like the Williams to own in Kansas City. Darrel already has more touchdowns on the season than Damien. Unfortunately, who knows what this backfield is going to look like when Damien Williams returns.

Should I Pick up Ronald Jones II?Owned in 43% of leagues – At this point, you must be wondering if there is a running back worth rostering. Don’t worry, Ronald Jones is still available to solve your running back woes. In week four, Jones finally looks to have run away with the starting job, racking up 82 yards and one touchdown. Ronald Jones is, far and away, the best running back on your waiver wire. Odds are, he won’t be on your waiver wire in week five.


Week Five Waiver Wire WRs

Should I Pick up Geronimo Allison?Owned in 16% of leagues – On Thursday Night Football, Geronimo Allison had three catches for 52 yards and one touchdown. The question you need to ask yourself with Allison is “do I think Aaron Rodgers is still Aaron Rodgers?” Because if Rodgers blows up, Allison is going to have a lot of value.  I’m a big fan of grabbing Allison on the waiver wire.  I think he has a great schedule and an even better quarterback.

Should I Pick up DeVante Parker?Owned in 8% of leagues – DeVante Parker had four catches for 70 yards and one touchdown in week four. Unfortunately, this does not change the fact that he is still DeVante Parker and thus cannot be trusted on your fantasy lineup. And if you are really considering improving your fantasy chances by looking for offensive weapons from the Miami Dolphins offense, you need to take a long, hard look in the mirror and ask yourself if you really should be playing fantasy football at all.

Should I Pick up Phillip Dorsett?Owned in 49% of leagues – Last week, Phillip Dorsett was added in 30% of leagues. This week, he is probably going to be dropped. Don’t let his week four performance bother you, he was facing a Buffalo Bills defense that gave up the fifth-fewest fantasy points to opposing wide receivers. Next week, Dorsett will be facing a Washington team that made the Chicago Bears offense look efficient. I expect Tom Brady to go off and Dorsett could very well have a breakout game.

Should I Pick up AJ Brown?Owned in 8% of leagues – In week four, AJ Brown had three catches for 93 yards and two touchdowns. However, over the next two weeks, the Titans will be playing the Bills and Broncos, which are very tough match-ups for wide receivers. I’m a big fan of AJ Brown’s talent, but this isn’t the week to grab him on the waiver wire.

Week Five Waiver Wire TEs

Should I pick up Chris Herndon?Owned in 14% of leagues. – The good news is Chris Herndon only has one game left on his four-game suspension. The bad news is that if you grab Herndon, he won’t help you in week five. The worst news is that you still probably should grab him if you need tight end help because he is the only tight end on the waiver wire worth anything.


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