Week 5 WR Waiver Pickups & Adds: Fantasy Football FAAB Bids, % Owned

Those who picked up the Chiefs wide receivers last week were rewarded with a touchdown a piece. John Brown had another solid volume game and put up some PPR points. DJ Chark, Preston Williams, and Nelson Agholor should become more popular this week after they rewarded owners who grabbed them off the waiver wire. If DK Metcalf, John Brown, and Terry McLaurin are still out there, they are top priority. However, after three weeks of them being in the list, it is time to talk about some new names. Injuries and byes are piling up, and to win those fantasy football leagues, you are going to have to win the waiver wire as well. You can find the top wide receivers to pick up by rank for this upcoming week.

Week 5 WR Waiver Wire Pickups

Player Team Week 5 Opponent Ownership % FAAB
Golden Tate New York Giants MIN 50% $5
Phillip Dorsett New England Patriots @WAS 35% $5
Geronimo Allison Green Bay Packers @DAL 27% $3
Cole Beasley Buffalo Bills @TEN 20% $3
Preston Williams Miami Dolphins BYE 5% $1
Parris Campbell Indianapolis Colts @KC 5% $1

golden tateGolden Tate – New York Giants

The Giants offense has seemed a lot steadier under Daniel Jones. Who would have thought? Golden Tate is back this week, and is around 50% owned across the sites. He is an easy grab and at least stash him until we see him get up to par. It might not be the next week or week after, but Tate is going to have some fantasy value, mostly in PPR formats.

Phillip Dorsett – New England Patriots

Phillip Dorsett moved back up the food chain in New England, and despite a low fantasy score in Week 4 against the Bills, he saw solid targets yet again. He has 16 over the last two weeks, and is going to be a viable WR3 or FLEX option moving forward. Buffalo is a strong secondary, so there isn’t a knock on him for that outing. Dorsett is out there in most leagues still, and he might have one more week before that number trends up.

geronimo allisonGeronimo Allison – Green Bay Packers

Davante Adams is expected to miss some time, but it likely won’t be much. If you want to take a flyer on a temporary fill-in option, Geronimo Allison is worth a look in deeper leagues. The Packers offense hasn’t been steady through the air, but they will be set up with a few good matchups over the next few weeks. Allison has rotated good and bad weeks, but would see steady targets as long as Adams is out.

Preston Williams – Miami Dolphins

Preston Williams continues to be a deep league pickup, and also a nice filler for the article. He has 20% of the team targets in Miami, and has averaged 7.5 per game. While the efficiency has been hit and miss given the quarterback play, the weekly volume should least have him on your radar. Outside of Buffalo, Williams has some decent matchups coming up.

Cole Beasley – Buffalo Bills

Cole Beasley has been a reliable target for Josh Allen, who looks more comfortable with shorter routes. Although after last week’s performance, you might disagree. Over the first four weeks, Beasley has targets of 9, 4, 10, and 13. He is a nice safety blanket for Josh Allen and is a strong PPR option. While the weekly upside isn’t great, he should be a steady 10-15 point guy moving forward.

Parris Campbell – Indianapolis Colts

Parris Campbell saw eight targets last week, and had a decent role without T.Y. Hilton. This game also set up for the Colts to throw the ball from behind, and given the defensive injuries that might be a continuous problem. Campbell isn’t in contention yet for smaller leagues, but deeper leagues he is someone to at least scoop up. His value ultimately comes down to Hilton’s health, and this groin lingered through the end of last season, and has started back up again.

Jason Guilbault has been writing and podcasting in the fantasy sports world for over five years. You can find his work at Daily Fantasy Cafe. He is an avid Tottenham fan, and follows the Boston sports teams. When he isn’t diving into stats, he is enjoying the outdoors or down at the local brewery.

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