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Well, every single player in the NFL got injured in Week 4. At least it feels that way. Now you are forced to sort through the backups and rubble to salvage your season. Do. Not. PANIC! Plenty of good streaming fliers out there to keep you afloat. If you read the Razzball suite of articles you’ll be wearing your league’s championship belt before you know it! Let’s get into it!
If you’ve got any league-specific questions drop ‘em in the comments below and I’ll reply before the Wednesday waiver deadline.
Deshaun Watson, HOU, 27.9% owned: If you’re reading this it’s too late. I’ve been recommending Watson for weeks now. He was my rookie of the year prediction for Pete Carroll’s sake! Watson just had the second highest fantasy point total for a QB this year behind some clown named Brady.
(I know it’s old but that gif will never NOT be funny to me.)
Carson Palmer, ARI, 17.9%: I went all in on Palmer in my first Waiver Wired article of the year and he brought great shame to me and my family with a 8 point performance. Since then he’s been in my doghouse. Maybe I was a bit too hasty. The Cardinals have now been leaning heavily on the pass with the loss of David Johnson. Palmer has 300+ yards in his past three games and has averaged a little over 17 fantasy points in that time. Week 4 he faces an Eagles team that has allowed the second most passing yards so far this year.
Colin Kaepernick, FA, 0.4% owned: Alright this one is me getting a little cute, but with EJ Manuel starting in place of an injured Derek Carr (2 week minimum, 8 week maximum,) Jay Cutler being a joke in Miami, and Joe Flacco looking just plain lost I could see Kaep possibly getting a few calls soon. Do I recommend you owning a guy who hasn’t even sniffed an NFL field in months? Of course not, but this is just me getting in front of a story that could develop after Jay Cutler embarrasses himself facing another league-worst passing defense. Call it a pre-told-you-so if you will!
Alvin Kamara, NO, 20.9%: Last call on Kamara! Mark Ingram was too busy looking over his shoulder at Adrian Peterson that he forgot to look for Kamara — probably because Kamara was already in the end-zone celebrating. After his 25 point explosion in week 4, Kamara is the Saints highest fantasy scoring RB .
Aaron Jones, GB, 2.2%: Allow me step up on my soap box for a minute: stop tweeting at professional adult NFL players and telling them they’re ruining your fantasy team. They don’t care and — in case you haven’t been watching the news — are putting their livelihoods on the line each and every weekend for your entertainment. Maybe tweet a “get well soon!” instead. Ty Montgomery bruised his ribs in week 4 and some blowhole tweeted at him that he was ruining his fantasy week. The tweet has since been deleted. Soapbox over! Aaron Jones was a phenomenal rusher at University of Texas at El Paso and showed a little bit of that after Montgomery went down: 13 rushes, 49 yards and 1 TD. Montgomery is actually looking like he might play, but if he doesn’t or is limited expected Jones to get more work and actually put up some solid numbers for a rookie!
Jerick McKinnon, MIN, 0.8%: A lot of owners are going to think Latavius Murray is the RB to own with Dalvin Cook done for the year, but I want me some Jerick McKinnon. He got less attempts than Murray after Cook’s injury in week 4, but McKinnon has been far more involved in the passing game (10 targets to Murray’s 2) which makes him more of a double-threat.
JD McKissic, SEA, 0.2%: Eddie Lacy got the most rushing attempts after Chris Carson went down in week 4 (possibly for the rest of the season,) but he only got 52 yards on 11 attempts. Lacy is still owned in over 90% of leagues so I can’t recommend him, but let me take a shot on JD McKissic. McKissic helped his own case in week 4 by scoring a rushing AND receiving TD against the Colts. McKissic is a converted wide receiver so you can trust and believe he’ll be a great addition in PPR leagues. Oh and one more thing: the Seahawks are about to face the Rams who have allowed the most fantasy points to opposing running backs in 2017.
Wayne Gallman, NYG, 0.2%: Us Giant fans are so desperate for a good running back that we treated Gallman rushing for 42 yards in 11 attempts like he was our Walter Payton. All Gallman had to do really was rush for more than 18 yards per game and we’re willing to give him the keys to the city! Oh yea, and score 1 — just 1 — rushing TD. Right now our only player with a rushing TD is — jesus christ it’s Eli Manning.
Will Fuller, HOU, 8.7%: Will Fuller might’ve been left for dead after breaking his collarbone in the pre-season, but he came back with a vengeance in week 4. He grabbed 2 of Deshaun Watson’s TD passes on his way to a 19 fantasy point day. Smart owners are going to make Fuller one of their priority waiver adds for week 5. Fuller had back-to-back 1000+ receiving yard years in 2014 & 2015 at Notre Dame and is this good.
Jaron Brown, ARI, 3.1%: Brown was close to making one of my articles last week, but ultimately I left him off and boy am I a fool on a fool’s journey. Jaron had a 105 yard, 18 fantasy point game leading Arizona in targets and receptions. See my Carson Palmer blurb from above for my thoughts on the Arizona passing game. Palmer has himself a lot of solid options.
Trent Taylor/Aldrick Robinson, SF: Taylor and Robinson combined for 22 targets from Brian Hoyer in week 4. Yes, they only grabbed 8 of those passes, but whose article is this anyway?! If they continue to get this volume of passes thrown your way in week 5 against the Colts who have allowed the 3rd most receiving yards to wide receivers — they could be nice value grabs.
Adam Humphries, TB, 0.4%: Is Adam Humphries actually the WR2 in Tampa Bay and not DeSean Jackson? It sure feels that way. Humphries is averaging 69 yards (nice) over his last two games and seems to have earned the trust and eye of Jameis Winston. He had 10 targets in week 3 and 6 targets in week 4. Both more than D-Jax. Next week Humphries will face the New England Patriots who have allowed the most receiving yards this year.
Charles Clay, BUF, 50.6%: With Bills WR Jordan Matthews about to miss a month due to thumb surgery owners with a struggling TE need to put some money down for Charles Clay. Clay has always been a favorite target of Tyrod Taylor and that preference is only about to grow over the next 4 weeks. Oh did I mention that Clay had a 112 yard receiving day in week 4?
Cameron Brate, TB, 9.8%: I recommended Brate as a fill-in start option in week 4 and he rewarded me with an 80 yard, 1 TD day. Doug Martin’s week 5 should really help this offense become more dynamic and open up more opportunities in the passing game. Their wide receivers will benefit from that sure but now after back-to-back TD scoring weeks, Winston knows he can rely on Brate in end zone situations.
Austin Sefarian-Jenkins, NYJ, 1.3%: ASJ has a healthy pair of 8 fantasy point games over the past 2 weeks and I think week 5 is when he’s really going to break out. I already know he’s going to be one of my start options in my Saturday start/sit article because he’s facing the Cleveland Browns who have allowed the 2nd most fantasy points to opposing TEs. Buy ASJ with confidence this week.
Lions D/ST vs. CAR, 34.4%: Don’t sleep on the Lions! They have double-digit fantasy points in every game this year. Week 5 they’ll get Cam Newton who yes, played like old Cam in week 4, but still has bouts of being inaccurate. The Lions are second in the league with 7 interceptions and will dine on inaccurate passes in this one.
49ers D/ST vs. IND, 1.1%: This is more than just the “start the defense facing the Colts!” pick. The 49ers have actually grabbed 9 sacks. Their impressive trio of first round d-linemen Arik Armstead (2015: 17th overall), DeForest Buckner (2016: 7th overall) and Solomon Thomas (2017: 3rd overall) each have 1 and old dog Elvis Dumervil has 2. Don’t sleep on this defense — they’re going to be REALLY good as they rebuild.
Greg Zuerlein, LAR, 17.2%: 27 points from your kicker?! Don’t count on that again, but Zuerlein has been begging owners to pick him up. Zuerlein is averaging 16.5 fantasy points per game! Don’t be scared off by the week 5 matchup against the Seahawks, Kerry Klug-favorite Ryan Succop scored 16 points against the Seahawks in week 3.
Robbie Gould, SF, 1.9%: Gould has 3 double-digit fantasy scoring weeks in a row and in week 5 will get to face off against the Colts who have allowed the most points in the NFL. Definitely a safe extra point floor with Gould.