NFL Fantasy Wavier Wire Adds for Week 5

Well Fantasy friends, I hope you have been read my articles and taking me advice. I have come up roses on. few picks (Geno Smith, Jared Goff and Tyler Allgeier) and struck out on others (Jamies Winston and Michael Gallup). But that's the game of fantasy, it changes week to week. With the rash of injuries to stars, it's time to looks for some replacements and ways to make up points in other positions.


Mike Boone, RB, Denver Broncos
0.1% rostered according in Yahoo Sports

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Boone is a universal must add at this point. With the unfortunate injury to Williams, he's going to get a bigger role alongside Melvin Gordon. Gordon however has had a history of fumble issues and Gordon fumbled on his first rushing attempt after Williams went down. Gordon has now fumbled 5 times in his past 44 rushing attempts, so the snap share will likely be even or maybe favor Boone if the fumbles continue. He only netted 4 fantasy points in Week 4, but that will increase. Go get him.


Tyler Allgeier, RB, Atlanta Falcons
19% rostered according in Yahoo Sports

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I told you 2 weeks ago to grab Allgeier for deep leagues because I liked what he did with his touches. Allgeier and Caleb Huntley were starting to see an increase in touches because of Patterson’s knee issues. Now Patterson is on IR and Allgeier stepped up as he had 10 rushes for 84 yards in Week 4. Allgeier led the team in rushing, but Huntley snipped the touchdown. Allgeier should be the one in lineups because run/catch threat out of the backfield.


Nyheim Hines, RB, Indianapolis Colts
62% rostered according in Yahoo Sports

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When Jonathan Taylor went down against the Titans in Week 4, it was believed he might have suffered a high ankle sprain. But tests on his ankle were negative and the Colts may have dodged a bullet. However, the Colts have a quick turnaround with a Thursday night game against the Broncos this week. They will likely not push Taylor and Hines is the logical choice to pick up the load. Hines has always been capable of playing on all three downs because he’s a dual threat. Interesting stat, when Hines has 10+ touches, he has averaged 14.5 fantasy points. When he’s had 15+ touches, his numbers jump to 20.7 fantasy points per game.Hines will likely split duties with rookie Deon Jackson or Phillip Lindsay. Jackson is an interesting option, but monitor the news and then you’ll have to make a pickup tomorrow.


Geno Smith, QB, Seattle Seahawks
13% rostered according in Yahoo Sports

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GENO!!! This is the QB the Jets hoped to draft years ago. I told you to get Geno a few weeks ago and my Sport City brothers laughed at me. Smith wasn’t ready when he was drafted by the Jets, but he hung in there, learned and he’s taking advantage of his opportunity. Smith has averaged 323 passing yards and 25+ fantasy points so far this year in a “rebuilding” year in Seattle. But what stat I love the most about Geno is he has a completion percentage of 74.7%! This is Geno freaking Smith we’re talking about here! To be honest, Week 5 against the Saints will be a tough matchup for him. However, if you are looking to spot start or maybe platoon QBs, Smith will have better matchups against the Cardinals (twice), Chargers and Giants. If you need a QB stream or your guy isn’t cutting the mustard (ahem Brady), he's a great option.


Zach Wilson, QB, New York Jets
10% rostered according in Yahoo Sports

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Now from the former Jets franchise to the new Jets franchise QB. Zach Wilson is back in his first game back from his scary preseason knee injury. Wilson had a solid game putting up 18.8 fantasy points against a solid Steelers in Week 4. Wilson has weapons at all positions and some interesting matchups against the Dolphins, Packers, Broncos, Patriots and Bills. Why do I say interesting, because the Jets will have to score a lot of points in those games to keep pace with those offenses. If you are looking to get through a bye week, Wilson is a solid add.


Corey Davis, WR, New York Jets
26% rostered according in Yahoo Sports

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The before mentioned Zach Wilson loves working with WR Corey Davis and the love was apparent against the Steelers. Davis saw a team-high 7 targets in Week 4 and finished the comeback victory with season-high 18.4 fantasy points. Davis added a 5-yard TD pass from Wilson in the 4th quarter. The Jets have talent at all positions and Davis is the No. 3 receiving option behind Elijah Moore and Garrett Wilson. Davis will see soft coverage as long as Moore stays healthy so double down on the chemistry of Wilson and Davis.


Alec Pierce, WR, Indianapolis Colts
5% rostered according in Yahoo Sports

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The Colts have failed to get WRs in the building since Marvin Harrison, Reggie Wayne and TY Hilton. The Colts have been saying they want Alec Pierce to be more involved with their offense. In the last two games, Pierce has responded by catching 7 of his 11 targets for 141 yards. I like that his usage is increasing and Matt Ryan will trust him more as the season goes on. Pierce will eventually supplant WR Parris Campbell on the depth chart, book it. Pierce is a deep league add and a sneaky cheap daily league flex.


Josh Reynolds, WR, Detroit Lions
20% rostered according in Yahoo Sports

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The Lions are playing the long game with first-round draft pick Jameson Williams, playing it cautiously in his return from a torn ACL. With that in mind, Reynolds is a nice add for your team. All he's done is produce this season and consistent targets to go with it. Reynolds has chemistry with QB Jared Goff from their days in Los Angeles. In the last 3 weeks, Reynolds has scored 12+ PPR points (12.8 in Week 2, 15.6 in Week 3 and 21.1 in Week 4). The Lions offense can score on anyone and Reynolds will see soft coverage next to St Brown.


Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Cleveland Browns
8% rostered according in Yahoo Sports

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Donovan Peoples-Jones had some nice games last season, but started to fade as he drew more attention. In Week 4, Amari Cooper struggled to separate from defenders and was mostly bottled up against the Falcons. Peoples-Jones saw a nice uptick because of it and led the Browns with 9 targets. Peoples-Jones finished with 12+ fantasy points in PPR and I would imagine his numbers increasing more. QB Jacoby Brissett has settled into Cleveland's offense and the veteran is going to find the open man. A good matchup against a banged up Chargers defense awaits in Week 5, Peoples-Jones could get more targets if the Browns have to keep pace with the Chargers’ offense.


Robert Tonyan, TE, Green Bay Packers
32% rostered according in Yahoo Sports

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In Week 4, Robert Tonyan caught both of his targets for 22 yards and a touchdown. Not big numbers but it’s nice to see one of the 2nd-3rd tier level TEs get into the endzone. The Packers use three tight ends mostly for run blocking, but Tonyan is the best receiving option for Green Bay. Tonyan has a cold matchup against the Giants on Sunday as injuries to their safeties might have TEs running open in the middle of the field..


Hayden Hurst, TE, Cincinnati Bengals
21% rostered according in Yahoo Sports

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Hayden Hurst was a forgotten TE as he was one of the Patriots’ big free agent picks a few years ago. He’s quietly moved on to Cincy and he’s said publicly he loves playing for the Bengals. He’s the Bengals fourth receiving option behind Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd. But he’s had 2 games scoring over 9 fantasy points this season and he caught his first touchdown of the season against the Dolphins. In a deep league, give him a look.



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