Fantasy Football Week 5: Waivers

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Rashad Jennings RD (9%): I am still a little bitter about owning Jennings after his dud last year. He showed talent in every chance he got his first two years in the league (5.4 YPC), until he actually got a chance to be a featured back and he bombed (2.8 YPC). Jennings looked good replacing McFadden in week 4 (116 total yards) and DMC is out at least 1 more week for the Raiders cushy match-up with the Chargers and their 25th ranked run defense. Dont go crazy as DMC will be the featured back when he returns so Jennings might only get 1-2 starts.

Max FAAB: $12

Coby Fleener TE (33%): He’s back. I recommended Fleener in this space the first 3 weeks of the season and then gave up after he failed to produce. Dwayne Allen’s injury opened up playing time for Fleener and QB Andrew Luck has looked his way more often in 2 of the last 3 weeks. Fleener had 7 targets in week2 , 8 targets in week 4, and scored a TD in both games. If you need help at TE, Fleener is a back-end TE1.

Max FAAB: $10

Andre Ellington RB (11%): I’ve made some mistakes this season, but one thing I am sure about is that Rashard Mendenhall sucks. Seriously, if you watch him play it’s obvious that he doesn’t have what it takes to be a #1 RB anymore. I think Cards coach Bruce Arians is finally coming around and he called out Mendenhall after week 4’s game for going out of bounds late when they needed to run clock. Ellington’s snap count has increased every week and he is already a valuable receiver out of the backfield. He is a poor man’s Woodhead right now, but with the added bonus that he could be stealing carries from Mendenhall as soon as week 5.

Max FAAB: $10

Kendall Wright WR (24%): Wright had an injury scare on the first series of the game and missed a drive, but returned and finished with a mediocre 5 catches for 56 yards. Wright did lead the team in targets (9) and should continue to be  a consistent source of double-digit points in PPR leagues. You could do a lot worse .

Max FAAB: $7

Percy Harvin WR (31%): Purely a speculative play, Harvin was expected to be out until late in the season but he is telling reporters that Week 7 is his target return date. When healthy, Harvin is a top 10 fantasy WR and could be a difference maker down the stretch. If you have an extra bench spot there is no one I would recommend more. If word comes out that he has a set-back or his return gets pushed back till late in the season, you can always drop him. If it becomes official that he is coming back around week 7, it will be too late to stash him for free. I recommend doing it today.

Max FAAB: $5

Just missed: Robert Woods WR 

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