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Fantasy Football Update 10/6/16: Week 5 Waiver Wire Picks

Fantasy Football Sleepers and Waiver Wire Picks for Week 5

October 6, 2016

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Week 5 in the NFL gets going tonight, and that means it’s time to finish tinkering with your fantasy football rosters by heading to the waiver wire. That said, let’s check out a few notable players and trending adds out there to see who everyone’s going with this week. 

Cameron Brate, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Brate is one of the top TE adds right now, and for good reason. Over the past two weeks, he’s got 18 targets and 10 catches for 113 yards and a pair of touchdowns. 

Fantasy Football Update 10/6/16: Week 5 Waiver Wire Picks


Brate led the Buccaneers in receiving last week, which means he’s locked in as a key part of their offense. He gets the Panthers on Monday, and Carolina has been very permissive to opposing tight ends lately. 

Jalen Richard, RB, Oakland Raiders: With Latapius Murray (toe) gone, it’s pretty obvious who will get the reps in his absence. That will be Paul Gutierrez and Richard, who will likely be splitting the load. 

Richard only has 14 carries over the past three weeks, but did bag 84 yards and a TD in Week 1 over just three totes. He’s a nice sleeper pickup heading into a game against the Chargers Sunday. 

Quincy Enunwa, WR, New York Jets: Over the first four weeks, Enunwa has been a very active part of the Jets’ offense. He’s got 18 targets in his last two games, and has topped 60 yards twice this year. 

Enunwa should get an expanded role this week against Pittsburgh, with both Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall being questionable. 

James White, RB, New England Patriots: White is still available in over half the fantasy leagues out there, and he’s a nice play heading into this week against the Browns. 

White is coming off the best game of his year so far, and is the Pats’ key backfield guy in passing situations. With Tom Brady coming back this week, that’s a good sign. 

Brian Hoyer, QB, Chicago Bears: With or without Jay Cutler being healthy, it appears Hoyer will be the starter in Chicago this week against the Colts at Lucas Oil. 

Hoyer has turned in at least 18 fantasy points in each of his last two outings, and gets a favorable matchup again this week. 

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