Monday Night Football often produces a minimum of one notable efficiency that catches the eyes of fantasy soccer house owners, and this week we obtained two, as Hunter Renfrow and Jared Cook every made circumstances to have everlasting properties on rosters. Both shall be among the top Week 5 fantasy waiver wire pickups and free agent adds, however neither would be the most coveted. That honor belongs to handcuff RBs Damien Williams and Samaje Perine and sleeper QB Trey Lance…we expect. All three backups appeared poised to start out in Week 5 and presumably past round mid-afternoon Monday, however after new stories surfaced concerning the well being of starters David Montgomery, Joe Mixon, and Jimmy Garoppolo, we’re not so certain. Either approach, these guys will, on the very least, be picked up after waivers clear round 4-5 a.m. ET on Wednesday mornings in ESPN and Yahoo leagues.
You can discover extra information about Williams and Lance in our full free agent list, in addition to a bunch of intriguing depth items who is likely to be value grabbing this week. Whether you want a QB (Sam Darnold, Daniel Jones), RB (Kenny Gainwell, Michael Carter), WR (Jamison Crowder, Darnell Mooney, Randall Cobb, Curtis Samuel, DeVante Parker), or TE (Dawson Knox, Tyler Conklin, Dalton Schultz), we’ve got one thing for you. We even have a ton of Week 5 streaming ideas at TE and D/ST (plus one QB), which could be discovered on the end of this list. If you want a brand new kicker, you’ll be able to take a look at our Week 5 kicker rankings or admit that studying about fantasy kicker pickups will not be a approach for anybody to dwell their lives and eventually stop your league for one that does not have a kicker spot subsequent yr.
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There may very well be as many as three gamers (Williams, Perine, Lance) value top waiver claims this week. There is also as few as zero. Because the Bears have stated they will not present an replace on Montgomery’s harm till after Wednesday’s follow, likelihood is you will must chew the bullet on Williams (who’s coping with a thigh bruise himself). We know Montgomery’s harm is not overly critical, however he nonetheless may miss a number of video games. Mixon and Garoppolo do not sound like they’re going to miss a couple of recreation, on the most, so Perine may nonetheless be value it, however as troublesome because it is likely to be, you most likely must let another person have Lance in case you have a top-three declare. The relative worth of all three of those guys comes right down to your group wants and the way a lot you consider within the backups.
Top fantasy soccer waiver wire pickups for Week 5
Unless in any other case famous, solely gamers owned in fewer than 50 p.c of Yahoo leagues thought-about.
Samaje Perine, RB, Bengals. It was initially reported on Monday that Joe Mixon was “week-to-week” with an ankle harm after final Thursday’s recreation towards Jacksonville. Later within the day, Bengals coach Zac Taylor stated Mixon is “day-to-day” and can follow to start out the week. Obviously, that is much better information for Mixon’s outlook, however likelihood is, we can’t know if he is suiting up in Week 5 till a lot later within the week. You may bear in mind Mixon was “week-to-week” for 10 weeks final yr whereas lacking the ultimate 10 video games due to a foot harm. It’s powerful to know whether or not Perine is value a top waiver declare or will not even have worth this coming week, however likelihood is, you will have to bid for him if you need him. It’s attainable he is the Bengals’ beginning RB towards Green Bay in Week 5 and perhaps even Detroit in Week 6. He appears value including on the possibility Mixon continues to battle with harm.
Hunter Renfrow, WR, Raiders. Renfrow continues to function because the Raiders top broad receiver, and perhaps that is the week fantasy house owners take discover. He caught six of a team-high eight targets for 45 yards and a rating on Monday evening, giving him a minimum of 5 catches in each recreation this season and touchdowns in two straight contests. Renfrow does not put up huge yards, however clearly he has worth in PPR leagues. He’s a worthwhile WR3 in most matchups, and he ought to proceed to thrive in Week 5 towards a below-average Bears protection.
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Jared Cook, TE, Chargers. Cook is owned in simply 47 p.c of Yahoo leagues regardless of the dearth of respectable tight ends this yr. That share will go up after he caught six-of-seven targets for 70 yards and a TD on Monday evening. He’s been beneath common this yr, however he is had a minimum of 5 targets in three-of-four video games and performs in an explosive offense. He has loads of upside going ahead, although a Week 5 matchup towards Cleveland will not be a great spot to make use of him. He’s nonetheless value including, as he shall be a top streamer in Week 6 towards a Baltimore protection that entered final week tied for essentially the most fantasy factors allowed to TEs and gave up one other TE rating to Noah Fant.
Josh Gordon, WR, Chiefs. We’ve already said plenty about Gordon’s fantasy outlook, however here is a reminder that is value taking up a flier on after signing with the Chiefs. Yes, Gordon’s greatest days are lengthy behind him, however he could not have gone to a greater scenario. He’ll be no higher than a 3rd choice for the NFL’s scariest offense, however that might nonetheless yield some huge video games given the quarterback he’ll have throwing him the ball. At 30, he won’t be fully washed up, so if he can keep on the sector (an enormous “if”), Gordon may have worth.
Rashod Bateman, WR, Ravens. In shallow leagues, Bateman is an afterthought, however in deep leagues, he is value a flier. The first-round select of Minnesota has missed the primary 4 video games due to a core harm, however there is a good likelihood he returns in Week 5. The Ravens passing recreation has been productive this yr, and whereas Bateman may take some time to get acclimated, he has loads of upside. Grab him early within the week so you’ll be able to stash him in your IR till you must make one other roster transfer. T.Y. Hilton (neck), Tre’Quan Smith (knee), and Michael Gallup (calf) are additionally eligible to return off the IR this week, so it does not damage to stash one when you want receiver depth.
For extra waiver/free agent ideas, together with flex RBs Damien Williams and Kenny Gainwell, veteran WRs Jamison Crowder and Randall Cobb, and rising TEs Dalton Schultz and Dawson Knox, take a look at our full Week 5 list.