Waiver Wire Week 5

Written by: Derrick Oien

Fantasy Football

Last Weeks picks - This week was way better than last week! QB - Zach Wilson was a great surprise at QB 12. Brisset was QB 21 and Lawrence QB 27. All three of these guys should have decent weeks in the coming weeks. RB - Last week was a solid bust. This week was not. Jamal Williams ended up at RB 6. Breece Hall was RB 16 and Herbert RB 25. With Wilson playing well, this could be good for Hall in the weeks ahead. WR - Our picks here were a bit thin. Zay Jones scratched but could be back this week. Doubs stayed strong at WR 22, and Parker was a middling WR 33 TE - Njoku was good at TE 12, and Woods was at TE 39. On to the Waiver Wire after Week 5. QB:

  1. Geno Smith - Geno was QB 2 this week, with Goff going insane and taking the QB 1 slot. Geno is making a solid case to be a starter rest of the season. Grab him while you can. His only bad game was against a strong SF defense that shut down Stafford this week.
  2. Teddy Bridgewater - With Tua out for a while, Teddy takes the reins of an on-fire Miami team. With Teddy in last week, the Fins didn’t miss a beat, and he ended up as QB 23 in late relief. He should have a solid outing this week against the Jets.
  3. Kenny Pickett - The Steelers made a move to the rookie, and he showed up with a QB 24 showing. It could be an ugly bumpy road, but he is worth a stash.


  1. Denver RBs - It’s hard to pick between Gordon and Boone. I would say the nod would go to Boone because of the fumbling with Gordon, but then late news came with the signing of Latavius Murray after a strong showing in London last week. It’s hard to understand why the Saints didn’t retain him. Whoever gets the lead will be worth points. It’s just not clear who that will be.
  2. Atlanta RBs - Same as above. Whoever gets the most carries will be worth it. We just don’t know who it will be. If you can grab either Tyler Allgeier or Caleb Huntley, you might want to not start either unless you are desperate.
  3. Brian Robinson probably won’t play this week, but if you need RB depth, he should be the starter when he returns.


  1. Josh Reynolds - With a ton of folks out, Reynolds stepped up and logged a WR 28 showing. Players will be in flux, but Goff has a lot of offensive love to go around now. Consider this a risky long-term pick-up.
  2. George Pickens - Pickens is trending nicely this season, but it’s still early. With Pickett in, things could be unpredictable. Proceed with caution.
  3. Corey Davis - This could pay off for Davis if Zach is real.


  1. Will Dissly - With Geno playing well, Will has been one of the beneficiaries. Dissly was TE 8 for the week and TE 11 for the year. If pickings are thin in your league, he might be a good stopgap with some upside.