Not The Best Fantasy Football Podcasts – Waiver Wire Adds for Week 5

Week 4 is in the books, which means we are now a quarter of the way through the season. The NFL season has been anything but predictable so far. This week we saw some big names go down with injuries that could be forcing you to search for replacements. Last week was the first week of byes and we will have the Bears and Buccaneers on byes this week. So plenty of reasons for all owners to be putting in claims. Here are the guys you should keep your eye on:

 

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Nyheim Hines, RB, Indianapolis Colts

Jon Gannon – @TheGannonBallZ

The running back position is dark and full of terrors. More and more frequently teams are going to a running back by committee approach which has led to a league with an absence of bell cow running backs. So, where can you find answers to the position that has some chance at being a relevant play week in and week out? Scat backs. More and more teams are finding creative ways to get the ball in the hands of playmakers in space. At 5’9″ and under 200 pounds, Hines isn’t a between the tackles running back. But with a 4.38 40-yard dash, you get him the ball in space and good things can happen. Coming off a game with nine receptions for 63 yards and two touchdowns, Hines appears poised to maintain fantasy relevance moving forward. Andrew Luck is falling more and more in love with the check down and Hines will be the beneficiary of that. Moving forward on the season, Hines is certainly flex-worthy, with some matchups where he’ll be flirting with RB2 status.

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Taywan Taylor, WR, Titans

Will Collins – @fanaticallywill

Well, it seems like the Titans offense has come alive and Taywan Taylor might just be the biggest beneficiary. Rishard Matthews was released from the team earlier this week solidifying Taylor’s spot in depth chart as the Titans’ number two wideout. Last week Taylor had a solid performance finishing with seven catches for 77 yards on nine targets. We have seen WR2s have great weeks when there is a solid WR1 on the other side of the field and Corey Davis had his coming out party. That paired with Marcus Mariota seeming to be getting healthier these are good signs for Taylor.

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Tennessee Titans, D/ST

Matt Shannon – @MattyShannon9

Bye weeks are upon us! If you were fortunate enough to grab the Bears D/ST after the Mack trade, then you are in need of a weekly streamer at the position this week. The Titans are an improving defensive unit going against Josh Allen and the struggling Bills. The Bills offense has generously awarded fantasy D/ST an average of 13.5 points/week and you can expect a similar outcome on Sunday.

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Available in 81% of Yahoo! Leagues

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Ricky Seals-Jones, TE, Arizona Cardinals

Jon Gannon – @TheGannonBallZ

The Tight end position is in absolute shambles right now. Gronk, Eiffert, Howard and Dissly, to name a few, are all fantasy players who were injured this past week. This means a lot of people will be going to the well for tight ends this upcoming week. While there are other, more long-term, options at tight end, on a pure streaming basis, Ricky Seals-Jones has a tasty matchup this upcoming week against the 49ers. Most weeks he won’t end up as a player you’ll want, but if you miss out on some of the better options, pick him up and plug him in for at least this week.

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Available in 78% of Yahoo! Leagues

 

Image result for Dede WestbrookDede Westbrook, WR, Jaguars

Will Collins – @fanaticallywill

What is happening down in Jacksonville? The is now the second, waiver wire adds, article that features a Jaguars wide receiver. Westbrook had himself a day last week bringing in nine catches for 130 yards on 13 targets. Going into a favorable Kansas City Chiefs matchup, Westbrook is averaging seven targets a game and 73 yards. When Leonard Fournette is sidelined, the passing game has shown it can hold its own. Time to stop taking Blake Bortles and his playmakers outside of Fournette lightly. The targets are spread between some other wideouts along with the pass-catching running back, Corey Grant. Look to set expatiation and not use this game as the usual but the ceiling.

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Tyler Kroft, TE, Cincinnati Bengals

Matt Shannon – @MattyShannon9

Last week, I had Tyler Eifert on this list as a must-add with his growing role in the offense. You hate to see an injury like that but next man up! Last season, Kroft performed well in the absence of Tyler Eifert. He didn’t light up the box score with many targets or high yardage performances but he did score seven touchdowns in 14 games. The TE terrain is pretty rocky at the moment and Kroft is a good addition for those owners that have Trey Burton / O.J. Howard / Cameron Brate on a bye week.

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Image result for Taylor GabrielTaylor Gabriel, WR, Bears

Will Collins – @fanaticallywill

Gabriel had come over to add speed and big-play ability to this offense to help the progression of Mitchel Trubisky. Just keep in mind that the Bears are on a bye this week so if you pick him up you will not be able to use him in your lineup. Gabriel had his coming out party as a Bear this weekend against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers totaling seven catches for 104 yards and two touchdowns on seven targets. Gabriel has seen the opportunities just has not been able to make most of them. A good sign was they used Gabriel for both of his TDs at the goal line. He may end up being a TD-dependent pick up, but the opportunity in the red zone should continue to be there.

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Austin Hooper, TE, Atlanta Falcons

Jon Gannon – @TheGannonBallZ

Much like Seals-Jones, Hooper is another streaming option at the tight end position with a tasty matchup this week. The Pittsburgh Steelers have given up the 4th most PPR points per game to tight ends. In a Falcons offense that has been seemingly on-fire in year two under Steve Sarkisian, Hooper is bound to benefit in some weeks due to just being on the field. Plug him into your lineup and pray to the Fantasy Football Gods to shine down on you this week.

Available in 60% of ESPN Leagues

Available in 62% of Yahoo! Leagues

 

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Keke Coutee, WR, Houston Texans

Matt Shannon – @MattyShannon9

Have a day, kid! 11 catches in a debut is a modern-era record. The Texans drafted Coutee in the 4th round out of Texas Tech, but he has been sidelined with a hamstring injury. With Will Fuller’s availability for Week 5 up in the air, Coutee is a must-add in all formats this week. Despite facing a stingy Cowboys secondary, Coutee will see plenty of targets and opportunities this week. His long-term outlook might not be as bright when Fuller is back healthy, but he’s definitely worthy of rostering in the interim.

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