We are five weeks into the NFL Season. Some teams are looking good, while some are on life lines. The waiver wire is getting slim but let’s see if we can grab some fantasy gold:
Jalen Richard: RB, Oakland Raiders
If you’re in a deeper fantasy league, Richard is a decent option. With Latavius Murray banged up DeAndre Washington started this past week however, the carries were evenly split. Richard caught six passes for 66 yards and carried the ball eight times for 31 yards.
Jacquizz Rodgers: RB, Tampa Bay Bucs
With both Doug Martin and Charles Sims on the shelf, Jacquizz Rodgers perfromed nicely in a volume game against the Panthers on Monday Night Football. In his first start as a he carried the ball 30 times for 101 yards. He also caught five balls for another 28 yards.
I would say Rodgers is someone to keep an eye as a low RB2 but in a PPR format, as long as he’s starting he’s worth a plug in play. Unfortunately, the Bucs are on a bye this week.
Sammie Coates: WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
Sammie Coates posted a monster line against the New York Jets. He had six catches for 139 yards and two touchdowns. Coates is still finding his place in the Pittsburgh offense but the targets should only go up as the season progresses.
If you’re down in you’re fantasy standings he should be your #1 waiver wire claim. He could turn into this year’s Martavis Bryant for Pittsburgh.
Adam Thielan : WR, Minnesota Vikings
Stefon Diggs sidelined left the game early and didn’t return. Thielen stepped up and had a great day, producing seven receptions for 127 yards and a touchdown. He was targeted early and often by quarterback Sam Bradford as he finished with a team high eight targets.
Thielan may get more opportunities like this if the Vikings throw the ball more. I believe Thielan right now is worthy of a fantasy flex spot.
Hunter Henry: TE, San Diego Chargers
Henry has been fantasy-productive over the course of the season thus far. Last week even when Antonio gates returned to the lineup, he had three receptions for 74 yards yards and touchdown in Week 5. Although his value has dropped, he’s still worth considering just due to the injuries to WR Keenan Allen and RB Danny Woodhead.
My Deep Sleeper of the Week: Cameron Meredith WR, Chicago Bears
Someone had to fill Kevin White’s shoes after he landed on the IR. I think most people were thinking it would be Eddie Royal. However, that man was Cameron Meredith. A 6-3, 207 pound receiver with plenty of athleticism, made the most of his opportunity. He produced nine catches for 130 yards and a touchdown, while being targeted 12 times.
If you’re in need of a flex spot you run to the wire and get him.
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