Week 5 waiver-wire pickups and fantasy targets
Injuries have struck yet again, which makes for a busy week on the wire. We’ll likely see some big spending at running back, but it’s still a good time to churn your bench and stash upside at both running back and wide receiver. There are plenty of options in this week’s column who fit the bill.
Remember, we cast a wide net every week in our waiver wire advice. Below you’ll see recommendations for shallow, regular, and deep leagues. Players are listed in order of priority and the suggested auction budget percentage is in parenthesis.
Keep in mind that some leagues may be more aggressive or conservative in terms of bidding, so know your league tendencies. Regardless of the size of your league, it’s suggested that you work your way down the list and prioritize the top players in your waiver claims for this week.
Shallow leagues (8-10 teams)
Alvin Kamara, NO (25-50%) — Kamara seems to have passed Adrian Peterson in the pecking order after he posted 96 total yards and a score on 15 touches last week. He’s still widely available and needs to be owned.
Will Fuller, HOU (15-30%) — Fuller scored twice in his return game and is this week’s top wide receiver add. He’ll benefit from Deshaun Watson’s continued improvement.