2018 Fantasy Football — Week 5 Waiver Wire Rankings, Adds and NFL Injuries

2018 Fantasy Football — Week 5 Waiver Wire Rankings and NFL Injuries

Pat Mayo and Chris Meaney recap Week 4 and debate Mayo’s Week 5 Waiver Wire Rankings, and update you on the injuries and news from the NFL.

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2018 Week 5 Waiver Wire Rankings: Show Index

1:33 Giveaways
2:56 Trade Value
12:55 RB Injuries
20:55 RB Waiver Ranks
32:05 Week 4 Headlines
40:02 WR Injuries
41:55 WR Waiver Ranks
46:54 TE Injuries
48:44 TE Waiver Ranks
51:55 QB Streams
53:46 DST Streams
1:00:53 Viewer Qs


2018 Week 5 Waiver Wire: Notes

  • All players must be less than 60 percent owned in leagues
  • Last Updated: Tuesday 11:00pm ET
  • PPR Scoring
  • Full waiver analysis on Monday morning show
  • Bye Weeks: Tampa Bay, Chicago


2018 Week 5 Waiver Wire Rankings: Running Back

RB Waiver Wire Breakdown

1. T.J. Yeldon
2. Aaron Jones
3. Austin Ekeler
4. Nyheim Hines
5. Javorius Allen
6. Bilal Powell
7. Ronald Jones
8. Robert Turbin
9. Duke Johnson
10. Mike Davis
11. Malcolm Brown
12. Jalen Richard
13. D’Onta Foreman
14. Chris Ivory
15. Alfred Morris
16. Nick Chubb
17. Wendell Smallwood
18. Theo Riddick
19. Ty Montgomery
20. Rashaad Penny
21. Chase Edmunds


2018 Week 5 Waiver Wire Rankings: Wide Receiver

WR Waiver Wire Breakdown

1. John Brown
2. Quincy Enunwa
3. Mike Williams
4. Jamison Crowder
5. Antonio Callaway
6. Taywan Taylor
7. Geronimo Allison
8. Keke Coutee
9. Chester Rodgers
10. Christian Kirk
11. Chris Conley
12. Ryan Grant
13. Mohamed Sanu
14. Rashard Higgins
15. Chris Godwin
16. Ted Ginn Jr
17. Dede Westbrook
18. Ryan Grant
19. Taylor Gabriel
20. Courtland Sutton
21. Marquez Valdes-Scantling


2018 Week 5 Waiver Wire Rankings: Tight End

TE Waiver Wire Breakdown

1. Vance McDonald
2. Austin Hooper
3. Ricky Seals-Jones
4. Tyler Kroft
5. Cameron Brate
6. Hayden Hurst
7. Austin Seferian-Jenkins
8. Rhett Ellison
9. Ben Watson
10. Geoff Swaim
11. Dallas Goedert
12. Mark Andrews
13. Nick Vannett


2018 Week 5 Waiver Wire Rankings: QB Streams

QB Waiver Wire Breakdown

1. Alex Smith at NO
2. Blake Bortles at KC
3. Marcus Mariota at BUF
4. Andy Dalton vs MIA
5. Derek Carr at LAC
6. Joe Flacco at CLE


2018 Week 5 Waiver Wire Rankings: DST Streams

DST Waiver Wire Breakdown

1. CAR vs NYG
2. TEN at BUF
3. DAL at HOU
4. ARZ at SF
5. DEN at NYJ
6. DET vs GB
7. NYJ vs DEN
8. CIN vs MIA


2018 Fantasy Football: Week 4 Injuries

RB

  • Joe Mixon (knee) — Missed Week 4; expected to return Week 5
  • Leonard Fournette (hamstring) — Exited game; expected to miss a few weeks
  • Devonta Freeman (knee) — Missed Week 4; expected to return Week 5
  • Chris Carson (hip) — Missed Week 4; expected to return Week 5
  • Marlon Mack (hamstring/foot) — Missed Week 4; doubtful for Week 5
  • Darren Sproles (hamstring) — Missed Week 4; doubtful for Week 5
  • Corey Clement (quad) — Missed Week 4; questionable for Week 5

WR

  • Will Fuller (hamstring) — Exited game; questionable for Week 5
  • Sammy Watkins (hamstring) — Exited game; questionable for Week 5
  • Geronimo Allison (concussion) — Exited game; questionable for Week 5
  • Randall Cobb (hamstring) — Missed Week 4; doubtful for Week 5
  • T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) — Exited game; doubtful for Week 5
  • DeVante Parker (quad) —Missed Week 4; questionable for Week 5
  • Anthony Miller (shoulder) — Missed Week 4; questionable to return after bye week
  • Travis Benjamin (foot) — Exited game; out indefinitely 
  • Dante Pettis (knee) — Exited game; questionable for Week 5

TE

  • Rob Gronkowski (ankle) — Exited game; questionable for Week 5
  • Hayden Hurst (foot) — Missed Week 4; questionable for Week 5
  • Will Dissly (knee) — Carted off; will miss rest of the season
  • Tyler Eifert (ankle) — Carted off; will miss rest of the season
  • Evan Engram (knee) — Missed Week 4; questionable for Week 5
  • Jack Doyle (hip) — Missed Week 4; doubtful for Week 5
  • OJ Howard (knee) — Exited game; out 2-4 weeks

OL

  • Jags C Brandon Linder (back) — Exited game; questionable for Week 5
  • Texans G Senio Kelemete (knee) — Exited game; questionable for Week 5
  • Lions G T.J. Lang (concussion) — Exited game; questionable for Week 5
  • Russell Okung (groin) — Exited game; questionable for Week 5
  • Joe Staley (knee) — Exited game; questionable for Week 5
  • Raiders T Donald Penn (leg) — Exited game; questionable for Week 5
  • Dolphins C Daniel Kilgore (arm) — Exited game; out for the season


2018 Week 4 Running Back Snap Shares

NOTE: Sometimes there is more than one RB on the field at the same time OR none. Hence why each team’s snap share doesn’t add up to 100%

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