Fantasy Football 2017: Week 5 Sleepers
The Trending Waiver Wire Pickups and Sleepers in Fantasy Football Week 5
October 4, 2017
Week 5 in the NFL is upon us, and that means it’s time to get those fantasy football lineups in order by taking a trip to the waiver wire and searching for sleepers. Let’s take a look at a few of the notable adds this week who could pay off big in your matchup.
Jaron Brown, WR, Arizona Cardinals: Let’s kick things off with Brown, who is a good player on a not-so-good Arizona team. Last week, he secured eight grabs on 12 targets for 105 yards, his best performance of the young year.
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Brown gets a good matchup against the Eagles this week, and he’ll look to build on his last three weeks, where he’s posted a total of 29 targets and at least 7.3 fantasy points in each.
Wayne Gallman, RB, New York Giants: Down a little lower on the RB spectrum is Gallman, who had a solid 11-point fantasy outing this past week. Most of his work came when Paul Perkins went down with an injury in the third quarter, and Gallman made it count.
Coming off this strong outing, the Giants will have no choice but to give Gallman an opportunity to maximize his talents. He gets a solid matchup versus the Chargers in Week 5.
Andre Ellington, RB, Arizona Cardinals: Ellington has had two reasonable low-end fantasy outings in the past pair of weeks, with 8.1 points and 10.4 points. Most of his work came in the passing game, which is where his strength lies.
Ellington is without a doubt the Cardinals back to own, and he’ll likely get double-digit targets again this week. He’s still out there in almost 60 percent of leagues.
New York Jets Defense: The Jets D isn’t even a shadow of its former self this year, as aside from a nice outing against the Dolphins, they’ve scored exactly four fantasy points through three games.
That Miami game paid off well for those adventurous fantasy owners, yielding 14 points in New York’s best outing of the year. The good news is that the Jets get Cleveland this week, and they’re worth rolling with as a lower-end option.
Geronimo Allison, WR, Green Bay Packers: With Davante Adams banged up, the Packers will need some of their other guys to step up. Enter Allison, who is in line to receive more targets with a depleted corps.
Allison has just one good game this year, a 12.2-point outing versus the Bengals. Still, he might be worth rolling the dice on against a 20th-ranked Dallas defense this week.
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