Fantasy Football Week 5: Waiver Wire

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Wide Receiver

Allen Hurns, JAX (21%) – He’s been on this list the last two weeks, so hopefully you picked him up before his breakout game last Sunday (11, 116, 1). Allen Robinson is drawing opposing teams best CBs which leaves less attention on Hurns and he has taken advantage of it the last two weeks with 13 catches for 186 yards and 2 TDs. Hurns will have some down weeks when Bortles struggles, but both players have looked better the last few weeks and Hurns could be a starting caliber WR the 2nd half of the season.

Leonard Hankerson, ATL (21%) – It’s pretty clear that Hankerson has passed Roddy White as the Falcons #2 WR. He’s averaging 8 targets per game over the last three and has scored TDs in two of those. The Falcons offense is firing on all cylinders right now and Hankerson should see plenty of single coverage across from Julio Jones.

Kamar Aiken, BAL (3%) – With Steve Smith Sr out for at least one week, Aiken is WR1 for the Ravens this week. It’s just a short term add, but for this week he’s worth starting as your WR3/Flex if you need a bye week replacement.

Nelson Agholor, PHI (46%) – Has only been getting around 4 targets per game, but has been on the field for the majority of the Eagles offensive snaps. It’s just a matter of time until the talented rookie starts getting more looks and once he does, the talent is there for Agholor to be an asset in fantasy. Stash him now and you’ll be thanking me in the second half of the season.

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Ted Ginn Jr, CAR (33%) – I never thought Ginn would be on this list, but he continues to produce and is arguably the Panthers #1 WR. Ginn only had two catches last week but found the end zone on both of them and is averaging 12 fantasy points per game over the last three. Cam needs to throw to someone and it looks like he trusts Ginn more than the rest of his awful receiving core.

Tavon Austin, STL (18%) – Had the best receiving game of his young career with 6 catches for 96 yards and 2 TDs against a tough Arizona secondary. The talent has always been there for Austin, it’s just been a matter of the Rams using him correctly and they seem to be figuring out how to get Austin involved this season. He’s going to have some weeks with little to no production, but his upside is massive and he is worth stashing on your bench as a high-upside bye week replacement.

Cecil Shorts III, HOU (9%) – Another guy who has been on this list most of the year due to the high number of targets he’s gotten from both Texans QBs. The looks finally paid off last week with a season high in yardage (86) and his first TD of the year. Shorts should continue to see a lot of looks in a very bad Texans offense.

Willie Snead, NO (6%) – Has averaged 5 catches per game over the last three weeks and played more snaps last Sunday than both Marques Colston and Brandon Coleman. Snead is looking like the Saints #2 WR and has gained the trust of Drew Brees which could lead to big numbers later in the season.