Post Week Five Waiver Wire Additions

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Week five did not disappoint with on field NFL action. More names are available for in fantasy football as owners scramble to make a playoff push to win their league titles.

To get there it requires weekly work on the wire. Zack Cimini examines some names that are currently available and deserve a shot on your roster.

Mitchell Trubisky
Off a bye week Mitchell Trubisky is owned in just 43% of CBS leagues. Thus far through four games Trubisky is averaging 19 points per game. That’s a solid average that is not on most waiver wires. What potential owners are worried about with Trubisky is his ability to continue to create. Designed plays have worked and with Tarik Cohen gaining in the offense expect Trubisky and the Bears to continue flourishing with the offense.

Baker Mayfield
The addition of Baker Mayfield is a must as he has shown he can make all the throws. Owned in just 62% of CBS leagues Mayfield is a fantasy backup quarterback option. Where I’d be leery of using Mayfield is later in the season when teams have been able to adjust based on film.

Alfred Morris

Morris is now the hot name with the 49ers Matt Breida out indefinitely with an injury. The veteran has shown in the past to have some value but clearly is not the same back. Still the 49ers offense has shown to boost values of the majority of on field personnel. Snare Morris and see what’s in store for the next week or longer.

Wendell Smallwood and Cory Clement
The Eagles offense has been a shell of itself for the first month of the NFL season. Now they’ll be without Jay Ajayi for the rest of the season, which means new boosted chances in the Eagles back field. No one knows for sure how the share will work out. What we do now is that Smallwood and Clement have been fill in fantasy stat fillers before. Smallwood likely is the better of the two but not by much.

Ty Montgomery
It’s been a long time since Montgomery has been a week-to-week fantasy contributor. With Aaron Jones back from suspension Montgomery is now currently owned in just 53% of CBS fantasy leagues. Yet I like what I saw from Montgomery this past week against Detroit. Jones is a hard runner that may not be able to stay healthy and clearly Jamaal Williams is not the threat people were hoping for. Montgomery is one of those you can add before he gets on the radar.

Cameron Brate
With Jameis Winston back there will be a huge shift to the Buccaneers offense. The rushing attack will likely increase and that means more from Cameron Brate. Brate has shown to be one of Winston’s favorite targets and with all the weapons expect the Buccaneers to continue to be.

Keke Coutee
If not for getting hurt briefly Coutee may have had a second consecutive spotlight game for the Texans. He did manage to get a goal line TD and seems to be more of a fantasy force than Will Fuller at this point. Coutee is worth an add and stash with upside going forward.

Paul Richardson
Lets face it no one on Washington looked prepared after their bye week. Something has to change and it has to be with the way the Redskins are attacking with the football down the field. On a couple of Smith’s attempts Monday Richardson was able to get open. Expect the Redskins to open up things more and for Richardson’s fantasy value to have an increase.

Donte Moncrief

For the second straight week Donte Moncrief has cemented himself in the wide receiver category. In week four Moncrief got the touchdown along with over one hundred yards. This past week against the Chiefs Moncrief was targeted fourteen times. Will this be a familiar spot that Moncrief showed as a Colt and disappears or does he have a role with upside?


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