Week Five Waiver Wire Preview
It is hard to believe a quarter of the fantasy season is in the books. Many managers have been staring at themselves in the mirror, feeling extremely confident or on the brink of destruction. Starting running backs Jonathon Taylor and Javonte Williams both suffered injuries in week four. For the second week in a row, we have seen significant fantasy starters lost due to injury. If needed, teams can be reconstructed on the waiver wire. It’s time to cut the cord on struggling bench players. Look to the week five waiver wire for players who look destined to make an impact for the rest of the season.
Week Four Waiver Wire Recap
Jamaal Williams was the breakout performer from the week four waiver wire recap. On 19 carries, he produced 108 yards with two touchdowns. Romeo Doubs could have had a better day if he didn’t drop a 41-yard touchdown. He tied the Lazard for the most targets. Doubs and Rodgers are developing a powerful connection. Khalil Herbert may not have lived up to many fantasy managers’ expectations, but he still managed to put up double-digit fantasy points. Not finding the end-zone hurt his stat line. Neither did anyone else in the 20-12 loss to the Giants.
Quarterback to Add
Jarred Goff (DET, 70% owned)- The Lions quarterback has seen his ownership rise by 18% this week. Look for that trend to continue. Goff has a week six bye so keep that in mind if you’re adding him to be your QB1. This week poses a tough road matchup in New England. Goff tends to struggle on the road. Looking past the next two weeks, there is nothing not to like about his situation. They have enough weapons for him to put up stats every week. The bonus is when Swift and Jameson Williams rejoin the offense. His playoff schedule is Car, Chi, and GB. Two of those three matchups look to be in his favor.
Raachard White (TB, 32% owned)- Whites’ performance in week four was nothing to brag about. He managed to score a touchdown and 12 fantasy points. Unfortunately, he fumbled the opening kick-off, and that set the tone for the game for his team. When the starting running back is telling his team to give him more carries, it’s going to happen. Tampa Bay is running the wheels of Fournette. Look for the team to transition into a run-first offense and for Fournette and White to become RBBC. If this happens, White will have an RB2/FLEX appeal.
Tyler Allgeier ( ATL, 55% owned)- Cordarrelle Patterson landed on the IR, opening the door for Allgeier. The situation is only going to be temporary but take advantage of it if you can. The next two weeks will be tough as Atlanta plays Tampa Bay and San Francisco. Two really strong run defenses so far. Cincinnati and Carolina are games you should be looking to start him. It is also worth noting that Allgeier got both the receiving targets and running backs after Pattersons’ injury.
Nyhiem Hines (IND, 68% owned)- Don’t let the week five matchup scare you away. Jonathan Taylor is out of the picture. Hines is going to get a full workload this week. His ability to catch the ball out of the backfield makes him a solid start in PPR leagues. If, for some reason, he is still available in your league, add him, as he is probably the best player on the week five waiver wire.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling (GB, 32% owned)- MVS is due for a breakout game with his new team. Kansas City is going to try to stretch the field against Las Vegas. I can see him scoring on not one but two deep balls in this game. Fire up MVS this week, and thank me later.
Micheal Gallup(DAL, 48% owned) Ceedee Lamb should see the majority of the coverage against Jalen Ramsey. Gallup could put up double-digit fantasy points this week against the Rams. Cooper Rush is playing for the starting quarterback job. If Gallup continues to see decent quarterback play and can stay healthy, he should be owned in all fantasy leagues.