Waiver Wire Watch List: Week 5
Quarterback: Even with all of the Raiders’ struggles in the first quarter of the season, this week’s top add at quarterback is Derek Carr. Carr had his best game of the season against Cleveland, he passed for 437 yards and four touchdowns. Carr has also thrown for over 300 yards in three out of his four games. The Chargers rank in the bottom half of the league in passing defense, so it isn’t the toughest matchup for Carr either.
Running Back: The running back position in the fantasy football world is starting to thin out. Most running backs who will play a big role this season have probably already been rostered. If you are in desperate need of a running back, try and put a claim on Nyheim Hines. Hines is mainly a pass catching back, and in a shootout with the Houston Texans, he finally broke out. He totaled nine receptions for 63 yards, and two touchdowns. This pick is very much based on potential, so lets hope he continues to play a big role in the Colts’ offense.
Wide Receiver: At wide receiver, I expect the Ravens’ Willie Snead to have a big game against the Browns. He averages around 50 yards a game, but he hasn’t scored a touchdown since week one, he is due for another this week. Joe Flacco relies on Snead during third downs to move the chains, and with Crabtree struggling with drops, he has a chance to become Flacco’s go to possession receiver.
Tight End: Tight end is another position where we have seen most of the players that will make an impact this season rostered, but Ricky Seals-Jones still has a chance to carve out a solid role in the Cardinal’s offense. Rookie quarterbacks can tend to rely on tight ends, and Seals-Jones can become that guy for Josh Rosen. He scored a touchdown in week three and had 52 yards last week, so his production is improving.
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