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Week 5 Lager List – Waiver Wire

Who should you pick up on the waiver wire heading into week five?

Week four is almost in the books with an upcoming MNF game tonight. But, as a fantasy player that just means we move on to week five waiver wire adds. After all the excitement, you can bet that On Tap Sports Net has got you covered when it comes to waiver wire advice.

However, before we get into it, let’s talk about how we generated the list. To qualify, each player must be owned in less than 50% of PPR leagues (based on ESPN fantasy app ownership). The ownership percentage will be included for each player. The list will be organized by position and priority, meaning the most important addition will be first and the least important/speculative move will be last based on each position. With that in the books, let’s get started!


Jacoby Brissett (31% owned) – Colts

Although this is not a sexy add, Brissett has done well the past two weeks, posting 19 and 21 points respectively. He seems to be improving each week and it’s worth mentioning he performed well this past week without T.Y. Hilton. Jacoby may get Hilton back in week five as his injury status is trending upward. He will need every bit of help as they face the high-powered Chiefs next week followed by the Texans and Broncos. It makes for a decent schedule considering the points those teams give to opposing QBs is high.

Gardner Minshew (14% owned) – Jaguars

The mustache crusader Minshew returns. He posted a solid 16 fantasy points against the Broncos this week. Minshew has had at least 16 fantasy points in each of his starts. His consistency makes him a good bye-week fill-in or QB2 in two quarterback leagues. Leonard Fournette’s resurgence against the Broncos also benefits him.

Running Backs

Jordan Wilkins (1% owned)

The Colts had a rough game against the Raiders. They lost Marlon Mack late in the first half due to an ankle injury. At the moment, it does not seem that the injury will sideline Mack for a long period of time. However, he only had two carries in the second half before he was benched. If Mack were to miss future time, it seems Jordan Wilkins will take the lead back role with Nyheim Hines serving as the passing back. Wilkins would serve better as a standard league back considering Hines’s pass-catching ability.

Wide Receivers

Mohamed Sanu (36% owned) – Falcons

Sanu has seen his target share grow each week. He garnered 12 targets in week four and currently holds an 82% snap count versus Calvin Ridley’s 74%. The Falcons next three opponents are the Texans, Cardinals, and Rams, all of which could spell good matchups for Sanu.

Corey Davis (47% owned) – Titans

Corey Davis’s targets have increased each game, and he is currently is the most targeted receiver on the Titans. The Wheaton Warrenville South alum had five receptions for 91 yards and a touchdown against the Falcons. He is a much riskier pick considering your reliance on Marcus Mariota, therefore when considering Davis, you also need to take into account his weekly matchup.

A.J. Brown (6% owned) – Titans

Like Davis, Brown has a lot of upside. It will be hard to count on him consistently again because of the reliance on Mariota. However, Brown has been a major big-play factor for the Titans. This past week, he caught a 55-yard in addition to an 11-yard touchdown. His usage in the red zone is very optimistic, which makes him someone to keep an eye on especially during favorable matchups.

Tight End

Chris Herndon (8% owned) – Jets

Chris Herndon will be able to come back from his four-game suspension after the Jets week five matchup against the Eagles. Herndon was a top-15 fantasy tight end last year and was a favorite weapon of Sam Darnold. The only thing hurting Herndon is the uncertainty of Darnold’s return. Nonetheless, good fantasy tight ends are scarce, and you need to take any opportunity you can get. Herndon serves as a high-upside player, especially when Darnold returns.

Ben Watson (2% owned) – Patriots

When you have another suspended tight end on your list, you know you are desperate. Watson will be able to return from his four-game suspension this week. Although the Patriots usage of tight ends in the post-Gronkowski era has not been promising, Belichick wouldn’t keep Watson on the roster if he didn’t think he could not get any use out of him. Again, scarcity is the name of the game when talking about fantasy tight ends, and Watson is another guy that should garner looks considering who’s throwing to him.

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