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Here come our initial Week 5 fantasy football rankings for all scoring formats.
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Since we’re still in waiver wire territory, I’m also sharing a few pickup recommendations courtesy of 5th Down’s Aidan Gurvitch.
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Week 5 waiver wire adds
Zay Jones, JAX- WR (29%)
The 21 points the Jaguars put up on Sunday were not anything special. What makes matters worse is that it doesn’t even tell the whole story. What we saw in the abysmal Jacksonville offense is that the absence of Zay Jones was as clear as day.
Christian Kirk was clearly unable to create separation on his own against a tough Eagles secondary. The bright side though is that when Zay Jones returns from injury, we can expect him to pick up right where he left off in his target share.
Corey Davis, NYJ- WR (25%)
With a change at quarterback for the Jets, WR Corey Davis suddenly has upside considering that no receiver on the team had more targets, catches, yards, or touchdowns than him. While Davis’ production is still highly dependent on getting into the endzone, the volume he receives gives him a solid floor.
Rachaad White, TB- RB (27%)
Many fantasy managers were very close to dropping White, if they haven’t already, after his underwhelming start to the season. However, Rachaad White showed hope in Week 4 as he quietly started to claw at Fournette’s usage.
The highlight for White was not in the run game (despite scoring a touchdown), but rather in the passing game, where he saw 5 targets, catching all of them for 50 yards. Similarly to Corey Davis, White is worth the pickup as a stash prospect.
More Week 5 waiver wire pickups from Aidan Gurvitch.
Week 5 fantasy rankings
Our Week 5 fantasy football rankings for PPR, Half-PPR, and Standard scoring formats will update frequently up until kickoff on Sunday.
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