Fantasy Football Top Waiver Adds Week 5

A quarter of the season is in the books and injuries are adding up and talent is emerging. We are getting fantastic play from some young guys and getting appearances from some who we’ve been clamoring for. In one of the more exciting weeks for free agency its time to spend some FAAB budget.

Nick Chubb RB (Browns)

(ESPN ownership 15.6%)

Nick Chubb was on the field for three plays and he racked up three carries for 105 yards and two touchdowns. This compared to Carlos Hyde who netted 82 yards on 22 carries is eye-opening. This type of production can’t go unnoticed by the Browns he’ll eventually get the carries he deserves. This is the time to buy Chubb now before it’s too late. If Chubb can get the starting job he has the opportunity to be a fantastic weekly option.

Tyler Kroft TE (Bengals)

2018 Fantasy Football Week 5 Waiver Wire(ESPN ownership 0.4%)

Unfortunately for the Bengals, Tyler Eifert is facing another major injury so the Bengals will have to be looking for a way to replace him once again. The next man up in this situation should be Tyler Kroft. Last season he filled in admirably for him having 404 yards and 7 TDs. Kroft has the size and athleticism to become a nice red zone threat for the Bengals.

Willie Snead WR (Ravens)

(ESPN ownership 5.6%)

John Brown has been getting all of the attention with his big-play ability but it’s Snead who has turned into Joe Flacco’s safety blanket. Averaging 6.5 targets a game Snead has PPR appeal in fantasy and can be a flex play in a pinch this season. As Raven’s chain mover Snead could have more value in games against better offenses.

Jameis Winston QB (Buccaneers)

(ESPN ownership 8.4%)

Winston’s stigma has been fairly low over the last 6 months are so. With suspensions off the field concerns plus a lot of turnovers, it’s not that farfetched to worry. The thing is Winston performs in fantasy and has a ton of weapons. Last season while battling injury Winston still had six games with QB1 performance. Now the offense has improved enough to make Ryan Fitzpatrick look like a superstar. Winston could be the waiver pick up at QB that stays your starter.

Cameron Brate TE (Buccaneers)

(ESPN ownership 10.6%)

2018 Fantasy Football Week 5 Waiver WireCan’t have Jameis Winston without his favorite target in the red zone. Last season when Winston was under center he was his go-to catching six touchdowns and being targeted more than OJ Howard. This year may not be much different, in his first half of football with Winston Brate has already caught a touchdown. Not only does he have Winston’s trust but he is now the only tight end playing with OJ Howard being injured.

Keke Coutee WR (Texans)

(ESPN ownership 0.4%)

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Keke Coutee was my favorite slot receiver coming out of college this year. The slot receiver from Texas Tech has everything you want in the slot. He has fantastic hands, can run after the catch and has the speed that he can take the ball to the house any time he touches it. With no real tight end on the Texans Coutee has the opportunity to eat up targets for them and could flash some big games. He showed it this week catching 11 of 15 targets for 109 yards and even if he gets 60 percent of this production moving forward he’ll be a great addition to a fantasy team.  

Nyheim Hines RB (Colts)

(ESPN ownership 15.5%)

The more the season moves forward the more a part of the offense Nyheim Hines is going to be used. The versatile back out of NC State has been dynamic in the passing game lining up all over the field and making plays. Outside of TY Hilton, Hines is the most explosive player on the team and with him banged up could see an expanded role. The NFL is moving more and more to players like this with the emergence of guys like this such as Tarik Cohen. Hines is the next in line to fill that role and he has some of the best pure speed in the game to match it.  

Dede Westbrook WR (Jaguars)

(ESPN ownership 12.4%)

The breakout the fantasy community has been clamoring for, for a while now finally happened. Dede Westbrook had his first 100-yard game turning 13 targets into 130 yards against the Jets. The talent has been he just hasn’t been able to put it together. His big-play ability mixed with this type of volume could find himself as one of the top options in a better than anticipated passing attack for the Jags.

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