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Fantasy Football 2013: Week 5 Waiver Wire Receivers

Waiver Wire TEs and WRs for Week 5 in Fantasy Football

October 1, 2013

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Now that the NFL’s Week 4 has come and gone, it’s time to start looking toward Week 5 in fantasy football. Part of that includes scouring the waiver wire for any potential talent, and the good news is that you should be able to find some potential adds if you’re in the market. Let’s take a look at the trending waiver wire names at wide receiver and tight end positions and see if anyone’s worth adding to your team.

Nate Washington, WR, Tennessee Titans: Where’d Washington come from? (And for that matter, where’d the Titans come from?) Sunday against the Jets, he posted a stellar 105 yards and two touchdowns, including a 77-yard strike. That makes back-to-back 100-plus-yard games for him, as he managed 131 on eight grabs in Week 3. Washington is worth picking up, thanks to this recent surge, but it remains to be seen if he’ll have the same type of chemistry with Ryan Fitzpatrick. He’s also got a tough matchup against KC this week.

Fantasy Football 2013: Week 5 Waiver Wire Receivers

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Robert Woods, WR, Buffalo Bills: The rookie Woods is fast becoming BFFs with fellow rookie QB E.J. Manuel. The two hooked up four times for 80 yards and a score during Buffalo’s Week 4 win against Baltimore, and Woods added in a run for 13 more. He got a team-high eight targets in this one, so there seems to be something to this chemistry. If you’re going to start Woods, you’ll have to make a decision quickly. He plays the Browns on Thursday.

Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago Bears: Jeffery is pretty much cemented as the No. 3 weapon in the Bears passing attack after Brandon Marshall and Martellus Bennett, but sometimes that’s okay. He posted a breakout game in the loss against the Lions, managing 107 yards and a score on five grabs (and one rush for 27 more yards). Jeffery has 12 catches over the past two games, so he could be turning into a reliable option for the situations when Marshall is covered (then again, he’s always covered, but that doesn’t stop Jay Cutler from throwing it. But we digress). Jeffery looks like a pretty good pickup in what’s bound to be a pass-heavy game against the Saints this week.

Garrett Graham, TE, Houston Texans: The forgotten TE in Houston had himself a nice game in Week 4. Graham posted 69 yards and a score on five receptions against Seattle, his best line of the season. He’s scored in three of four games thus far, which is a pretty good indication of his red zone capabilities. Graham and the gang will see another tough defense in the 49ers this week, but he could work if you’re in a bye-week pinch for a tight end.

Coby Fleener, TE, Indianapolis Colts: We’ve really liked Fleener so far this year, but he’s had some up-and-down performances. Week 4 was an “up,” as he posted 77 yards and a score on five grabs in Jacksonville. Here’s the downside: aside from his four-catch effort in Week 2, he’s only got three catches for 20 yards in those other two games. Fleener will also be facing an uphill battle against Seattle this week. Graham had some success against them, though, so maybe he’s not a bad fill-in for your roster.

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