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Fantasy Football 2017 waiver wire: Best pickups for week five of NFL action

Looking for the next big move in your fantasy league? We’ve got some advice.

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Jared Goff, owned in 23% of Yahoo leagues

So what if he’s going up against the Seahawks? They haven’t been the beacon of consistency on defense. Goff has outperformed his projections in three of four weeks and deserves the respect.

Brian Hoyer, owned in 8% of Yahoo leagues

Admittedly, Hoyer is a boom or bust candidate but so are you if you’re looking for this waiver advice. Hoyer is up against one of the worst rosters in the NFL, the Colts. They give up the eighth-most points to quarterbacks and that seems too nice for how bad they are.

Running Back

J.D. McKissic, owned in 4% of Yahoo leagues

The Seahawks are trying everything at running back and J.D. turned into TD on Sunday. He’s a target in the short passing game as well and scored 18.5 points this past week, give him a shot.

Wide Receiver

Jermaine Kearse, owned in 39% of Yahoo leagues

He remains the best target on a struggling Jets offense but playing the Browns may be a cure all. Not a lot out there and you can do worse than Kearse.

Mike Wallace, owned in 33% of Yahoo leagues

He’s Joe Flacco’s most targeted receiver, last week he caught six of ten for 55 yards and a score. The Raiders have not been able to contain receivers and he may be a good play this week.

Tight End

Cameron Brate, owned in 50% of Yahoo leagues

Going up against the Patriots, who give up the second-most points to tight ends, he’s got a big shot. He already killed the New York Giants for four receptions, 80 yards, and a touchdown. Go grab him before someone else does.

Richard Rodgers, owned in 0% of Yahoo leagues

So the Cowboys aren’t letting tight ends get it done thus far, that changes this week. Aaron Rodgers loves Richard Rodgers and with some injuries on the Green Bay offense, he’ll need someone out there to beat one-on-ones. Aaron is going to torch the Cowboys secondary somehow, Rodgers is a candidate for a big game.


Buffalo Bills, owned in 13% of Yahoo leagues

The Bengals are giving up the fourth-most points to defenses, the Bills could make it tough on the “Red Rifle”.

San Francisco 49ers, owned in 1% of Yahoo leagues

They’re up against the Colts who give up the most points to opposing defenses. The 49ers will get some opportunities for sacks and turnovers.


Greg Zuerlein, owned in 40% of Yahoo leagues

He crushed the Cowboys a week ago with seven field goals made. This week, he’s against the Seahawks, who give up the fourth-most points to kickers.

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