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Week 5 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Rankings: Ranking the Top Five Players at Each Position

Looking for who to pick up on the waiver wire? Look no further as Jason Radowitz has you covered with who to pick up on your Fantasy Football Wire. Come find out NFL Week 5 Waiver Wire rankings.
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Week 5 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Rankings: Ranking the Top Five Players at Each Position

Week 4 was filled with notable injuries, with fantasy owners racing to the waiver wire to pick up some players.

This week, there's more of the same.

Running backs Coradarrelle Patterson and Javonate Williams are ruled out for the rest of the season. For the Falcons and Broncos, it's the next man up.

Here are our Week 5 Waiver Wire Rankings for fantasy football.

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Top 5 Quarterbacks

  • Jared Goff, Detroit Lions
  • Trevor Lawrence, Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Daniel Jones, New York Giants
  • Teddy Bridgewater, Miami Dolphins
  • Zach Wilson, New York Jets

Although Trevor Lawrence couldn't hold onto the ball last week, he still looks tremendous overall. He's thrown at least two touchdowns in his previous three games, and while he only completed 11 passes last week, it's worth noting that Lawrence faced the best team in the NFL. He'll bounce back.

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Meanwhile, Jared Goff will be a great addition. Just don't expect him to have an insane performance next week. Plus, the duel between Teddy Bridgewater and Zach Wilson should be intriguing this week.

Miami doesn't have the best secondary, while the Jets are consistently inconsistent. Bridgewater has a ton of weapons, like Jaylen Waddle and Tyreek Hill. Wilson has new weapons like Breece Hall and Garrett Wilson, to go along with Elijah Moore and Corey Davis.

Both quarterbacks could have big days in that game.

Top 5 Running Backs

  • Tyler Allgeier, Atlanta Falcons
  • Melvin Gordon, Denver Broncos
  • Latavious Murray, Denver Broncos
  • Caleb Huntley, Atlanta Falcons
  • Mike Boone, Denver Broncos

There are so many questions regarding the Falcons and Broncos' backfield.

Atlanta figures to give most of their snaps and volume for Tyler Allgeier. He's coming off his best performance in the NFL, where he rushed ten times for 84 yards and caught one ball for 20 yards. Meanwhile, Caleb Huntley is now the backup and was also given ten carries last week, where he averaged 5.6 yards per carry and scored a touchdown.

If you could only get one or the other, make sure to get one. You just never know what could happen or who gets what reps. It's a wait-and-see game.

Meanwhile, the Broncos have an interesting running back room now. They just signed Latavious Murray off New Orleans' practice squad and still have Melvin Gordon and Mike Boone on the roster.

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At first, it sounded like Gordon would be getting most of the snaps with Boone getting shuffled in. But with Murray signing with the Broncos, we could see all three get action. Whoever impresses the most could end up finishing out games. The safest bet is Melvin Gordon. The risky play is Latavious Murray, and the sneaky play is Mike Boone.

Top 5 Wide Receivers

  • Corey Davis, New York Jets
  • George Pickens, Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Josh Reynolds, Detroit Lions
  • Jamal Agnew, Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Robert Woods, Tennessee Titans

It looks like Zach Wilson is very comfortable with Corey Davis, dating back to last season. He's got more weapons than he had last year, but for now, Davis should be given a big role in this offense with the Jets. He's worthy of a flex option as he'll see at least five targets per game and have some chances at big plays down the field.

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Meanwhile, if Kenny Pickett is going to get the start for Pittsburgh, he'll likely have a better connection with George Pickens, who's also a rookie, over a guy like Diontae Johnson.

When it comes to Josh Reynolds, you've got to wait and see about Amon-Ra St. Brown and D.J. Chark. Reynolds is a solid addition if those two guys are out again next week.

Meanwhile, Jamal Agnew is an attractive guy who scored two touchdowns last week for the Jaguars on six targets. With Zay Jones out, Agnew stepped up. Agnew wouldn't be as big of a waiver wire add if Jones is back and active.

If there was an owner in your league who dropped Robert Woods, but they were impatient, now's your time to make them pay. Wood doesn't have a huge ceiling, but he scored a touchdown last week. Maybe he can ride some momentum off that touchdown and become a threat in the Tennessee passing game.

Top 5 Tight Ends

  • Will Dissly, Seattle Seahawks
  • Gerald Everett, Los Angeles Chargers
  • Mo Alie-Cox, Indianapolis Colts
  • Hayden Hurst, Cincinnati Bengals
  • David Njoku, Cleveland Browns

You're likely out of luck if you're looking for consistent tight ends on the waiver wire. But here are five guys capable of getting some targets and finding the end zone.

David Njoku can probably put up the best numbers on any given night. Gerald Everett could be a star with the Chargers as long as Keenan Allen is out.

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Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.


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