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Post Week 5 Waiver Wire

Kicking PATs shouldn’t be that difficult; it’s just a simple 32 yarder. Those “simple” kicks proved to be pretty difficult this week as there were 13 missed PATs. Ironically, the best finishes all came from kickers, as Greg Joseph, Nick Folk, and Mason Crosby lifted their teams to victory with game-winning field goals. Some notable injuries this week include Russell Wilson, Saquon Barkley, Daniel Jones, Kenny Golladay, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Clyde Edwards-Helaire. Here are the top 5 waiver adds of the week:

1. Alex Collins RB SEA 41.8% owned

The waiver wire is pretty dry this week, but if Alex Collins is still on your league’s available list, go pick him up. Neck injuries are very serious in football, and I expect Chris Carson to miss some more time. Collins was clearly the top back in Seattle as he handled 75% of the carries that came out of that backfield. He might not be the best, but RB1s should be picked up everywhere, no matter how good or bad they are in real life.

2. Kadarius Toney WR NYG 10.7% owned

Kadarius Toney proved a lot of doubters wrong this week as he carved up the Cowboys for 10 receptions and 189 yards. He also was ejected in the fourth quarter for throwing a punch, but he nonetheless showed an immense amount of potential. Toney did just hurt his ankle, which is why he isn’t number one, but he is still very much worth a waiver claim. If he plays next week, he likely remains the WR1 for either Daniel Jones or Mike Glennon.

3. Tim Patrick WR DEN 29.7% owned

Tim Patrick is flying very under the radar as the WR2 for the Broncos. Teddy Bridgewater threw him 9 passes last week and that volume will continue until Jerry Jeudy comes back from his ankle injury. I consider him to be a solid flex option in deep leagues and a solid bench stash in smaller ones. If you are at the top of your league or have a low waiver priority, look to pick up Tim Patrick until Jerry Jeudy comes back.

4.DeVontae Booker NYG 3.8% owned

He might be just a 1-2 week rental, but DeVontae Booker is a strong flex play while Saquon Barkley is out. The Rams and Panthers are tough defenses, but he will be used in the passing game as he caught 3 passes for 16 yards and a touchdown in Saquon’s absence. He had 16 carries for 42 yards and a touchdown on the ground as well. He’s wasn’t super efficient, but an RB1 should always be added in every league.

Deep add:

5. Khalil Herbert CHI 4.5% owned

I was very surprised to see Khalil Herbert get 18 carries against the Raiders, but the rookie looked like he belonged, as he turned that into 71 yards. The Bears do not seem to mind only passing the ball 20 times a game with Justin Fields and running the ball 40+ times. Until David Montgomery comes back, consider Herbert as a last spot on the bench stash in smaller leagues and a quality bench player in deep leagues.


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