Fantasy Football 2017: Week 5 Waiver Wire
The Trending Waiver Wire Pickups and Sleepers in Fantasy Football Week 5
October 3, 2017
Now that all the weekend NFL games have finished, it’s time to focus on fantasy football Week 5, which begins in just a couple of days. Let’s check out a few of the notable adds trending this week out on the waiver wire and see if anyone’s right for your team.
Eddie Lacy, RB, Seattle Seahawks: Lacy is trending upward again following his 11 carries for 52 yards in Week 4 against the Colts. It was by far his best outing of the year.
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Lacy is still not a long-term solution to anything, but with Chris Carson out of action he’s worth kicking the tires on for a week or two. That said, Lacy will still have to contend with Thomas Rawls for carries in LA versus the Rams.
Latavius Murray, RB, Minnesota Vikings: The Vikes just can’t catch a break. News broke yesterday that lead RB Dalvin Cook will be out for the season following a knee injury, and as a result Murray is a trendy add.
Now, before you add Murray, you should be warned that he’s coming off ankle surgery and is still not 100 percent. He’s supposedly ready to handle a decent-sized workload, though, so he looks good for Monday in Chicago and beyond.
Deshaun Watson, QB, Houston Texans: it’s time to start giving Watson his fantasy due, as he’s been improving each week. After a dismal 6.68 fantasy points in Week 1, he’s posted 17.7, 22.14 and 34.72 points in the last three games.
The only drawback to picking up Watson this week is the matchup against Kansas City, but if you believe in the youngster don’t let that stop you. He’s looking good down the stretch with several bad teams on the schedule as well.
Buffalo Bills Defense: Those fantasy owners who string defenses will want to take a look at Buffalo this week ahead of a matchup against a not-very-good Cincinnati team. The Bills have at least 8.0 fantasy points in every week, and are coming off 14.0 in Atlanta.
The Bills somehow became a decent team this year, and things are looking up. Buffalo does have a bye in Week 6, however, so keep that in mind if you’re targeting them.
Jaron Brown, WR, Arizona Cardinals: There aren’t a whole lot of options this week for fantasy owners seeking out WRs, continuing a trend that’s lingered most of the year. Brown is worth taking a look at, though, as he posted eight catches on 12 targets for 105 yards against the Niners.
Brown has played 90 percent of the snaps in two straight games and has double-digit targets in two of his last three outings. He’s definitely one of the better wide receivers you’re likely to find on the waiver wire this week.
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