Top Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets

Top Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets

Tyler Vaysman
3 years ago
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Top Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets

The Week 5 Waiver Wire is a really fun puzzle to sort through because of some of the names out there to discuss. Let’s dive into some of the options to go for at each position this week.


At QB, it really depends on the players available in your league and the structure of your league overall. This one is the rookies for me. I think I would rank rookie upside Fields, Lance, Lawrence, then Wilson but any of them are viable. I don’t think any 4 are must-starts in 95% of leagues, so I am more focused on the upside here.

Last week, Fields was great in real life but had little volume and no touchdowns. Lance had great production after Jimmy G was hurt, but he looked like he was struggling a bit in the game itself. I do think that we could see more QB run plays implemented in the game plan, and the upside rushing is big time here.

Running Back

The big conversation is around Damien Williams with David Montgomery being out for about a month or so. He is a great add-in in any format and someone I would buy if I needed an RB. The matchups aren’t great for Williams moving forward, but he can be more than good enough in this offense that showed a completely new identity last week.

If you are in a super deep league, I do expect Khalil Herbert to see carries, and he has looked explosive in the preseason and in kickoff returns relative to most third-string RBs.

Wide Receiver

Curtis Samuel is a great target with his return aligning with the injuries of Logan Thomas and Dyami Brown. Samuel was assumed to be out for a bit longer than this, but he returned and seemed fine in limited action. His injury is a threat to get reinjured as a soft tissue injury can be touchy, but if he is playing, I think that he should be pretty good.

If you want some fun, young receivers looking to explode in the near future, I love Darnell Mooney and Rashod Bateman, depending on the availability in your leagues. Darnell Mooney is posting in-home workout videos this week, and their chemistry showed in a big way, especially on deep shots.

Rashod Bateman is available in more leagues, and he is a much less safe add, but he is in an offense that has created a lot of explosive passes, and Marquise Brown has been hit or miss when it comes to simply catching the ball.

Tight End

If you are in need of a tight end, there are a few spots to look to for potential targets and touchdowns in elite offenses. I think that Dalton Schultz and Blake Jarwin are good targets depending on league depth. Jarwin is playing more than he was with Gallup in the lineup, and I think that a Schultz or Jarwin injury would result in the other being a legit T10 TE ROY.

Dawson Knox is getting targets this year, especially in the red zone. Is it going to continue? I’m not so sure about that, but this is a good athlete who is a good receiver playing a lot in the pass-heaviest offense in the league.

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