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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.

 

Quarterbacks:

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!

 

Running Backs:

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.

 

Wide Receivers:

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.

 

Tight Ends:

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.

 

Defense/Special Teams:

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.

 

Kickers:

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.

  1. Clos says:
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    What’s going on? Got the number 1 waiver, would you use it and drop Benjamin Watson for brate, Doyle or Jenkins? Or are you holding on Watson? 12 man ppr.

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Clos: if it’s a weekly reset waivers maybe, but probably not even then. probably better pickups when you know for a fact you’ll be getting them.

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @The Harrow: Never throw a #1 waiver on a guy that isn’t going to dramatically improve your offense. The difference between those TEs is nominal. Wait until FA status, and make a choice. Doyle might not play, so keep that in mind. He’s the best of the bunch.

        • The Harrow says:
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          @CMUTimmah: i’m in agreement with everything that guy says except the “doyle” is best of the bunch line.

  2. JP Morgan says:
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    I am setting in the same position got #1 waiver claim available to me in two leagues. I believe that there is a good chance of picking the wrong guy this week so therefore I am going to hold based on my 3-1 record in both leagues. If I had a loosing record I would be forced to take a shot on one of these guys but wouldn’t feel good about it. Dont be surprised if the Vikings resign Assiada which will really muddy the situation even worse than it currently is.

  3. Brent

    The Fantasy Dick says:
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    Think the carlos hyde will trade Smallwood for my Breida? He has Mixon/Hyde/Abdullah/Smallwood…so smallwood is probably riding his bench anyway…I lost DJ and Cook and my RB1 is Gore…I’m going to go all in on Kamara (someone actually dropped him last week) and try to steal Alex Collins or Gallman or McGuire too….maybe I can patch together a decent running attack…

    what do you think? after Kamara who would you go for? Collins, Gallman, McGuire, Murray, McKinnon?

    thanks

    TFD

    • Brent

      The Fantasy Dick says:
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      @The Fantasy Dick: *The Carlos Hyde Owner

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @The Fantasy Dick: It’s doubtful. Smallwood and Breida are likely comparable to him. You can try to sell him on handcuff, but if I’m him, I’m not trading a guy that accumulates stats for a guy like likely won’t.

  4. happyharry1958 says:
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    12 team, PPR.Need RB and WR, who you got, Abdullah or Kamara….Fuller or Funchess? Thanks,

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @happyharry1958: Kamara – although it’s very close, I just lean towards catching backs in PPR.

      Fuller. Funchess’ value drops when KB is healthy. Fuller has a history of success.

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @CMUTimmah: One more thing – Kamara and Abdullah are both based on game situation. NO’s defense is better, but I see them passing more than I see the Lions running.

        So the question is, which do you think is more real?
        -The Lions will keep playing with the lead increasing their RB opportunities
        OR
        -NO Defense had a good week, but they will continue being bad, forcing the offense to pass

        If you think one is more likely than the other, then take the player from that team.

  5. Noam Levenson says:
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    Great stuff! Couple questions for you:

    PPR League
    1. Would you drop one of: Ginn, Kupp, Abdullah, J. White, or C. Thompson for Fuller, Kamara, or Aaron Jones?
    2. Is Kyle Rudolph droppable for Brate, or some other waiver wire TE (examples: Tyler Kroft, OJ Howard, Jared Cook, Ebron, Hooper)…
    3. Who are your top three Ds this week?

    Thanks a lot!

  6. the imp says:
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    Are you going Watson or Wentz ROS in 6 pt per any TD league?
    Thanks

  7. The Harrow says:
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    wow, faded every question. hard (actually the opposite of hard) to do that.

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