Waiver Wire Adds – Week 5

A Hiatus is uncommon for me on the content realm, but some much needed time away has made me hungry. Hungry for trophies. Hungry for content. Hungry to get an apology from Dre for smacking him with George Kittle up and down the Sunday Fantasy Football Matchup. But hey, I’ve had Dre’s number in Fantasy Football for EVER.

Justin Jackson – LA Chargers – 9.8% Rostered

Austin Ekeler is set to miss about 6 weeks with an injury and despite my love for Joshua Kelley, Justin Jackson should see some PPR relevancy. Jackson has shown in the past he can be a preimere starter when given the chance in fantasy.

Darnell Mooney – Chicago Bears – 0.9% Rostered

The Chicago Bears have of issues right now so I wouldn’t place your top waiver on Mooney, but the kid can ball. Nick Foles is an interesting starter for the Bears and this is a team with no real run attack right now. Anthony Miller and A-Rob are still one and two for me, but Mooney has upside.

Brandon Aiyuk – San Francisco 49ers – 34.8% Rostered

My Boy!!! Aiyuk is finally flourishing into a legit offensive weapon for a hurt 49ers team and although Deebo Samuel is on his way back, Aiyuk is just a beast. The guy has been given the running attack from the receiver position and has been doing well which bodes well for him to be on the field quite often. You may want to wait and see how he does this week before starting him, but he’s worth an add.

Damian Harris – New England Patriots – 15.4% Rostered

Aug 17, 2019; Nashville, TN, USA; New England Patriots running back Damien Harris (37) rushes against the Tennessee Titans during the first half at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Although I’m not fully sold on Harris quite yet, the former Alabama back is on the field for the Patriots in a murky backfield containing James White and Rex Burkhead. Harris was at one point in his career the starter ahead of Josh Jacobs so the upside is there, but do we really trust a Patriots back that isn’t the ball catcher when Cam Newton isn’t there? Who knows.

Dalton Schultz – Dallas Cowboys – 32.6% Rostered

A fantasy football relevant tight end for the Dallas Cowboys…what a time to be alive. Schultz has flourished in his role for the Boys and is a quality option as a starter in a 10+ team league. I currently have him as the backup for Evan Engram but honestly, the roles might be switched moving forward.

D’Ernest Johnson – Cleveland Browns – 0.4% Rostered

Nick Chubb will be out at least six weeks with an MCL sprain, opening the door for Kareem Hunt to be a top five play each week in fantasy thanks to the Stefanski offense. That all being said, Johnson has carved out a nice role for himself in this offense to be a secondary piece. The real reason to snag this guy? If Hunt goes down, Johnson could be EXTREMELY valuable.

Justin Herbert – LA Chargers – 11.8% Rostered

TAMPA, FLORIDA – OCTOBER 04: Justin Herbert #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers looks to pass against Shaquil Barrett #58 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half of a game at Raymond James Stadium on October 04, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)

Man, does this kid look great or what? I honestly can’t beleive how comfortable and poised Herbert has been knowing that the “starting” QB had an attempted murder just a few weeks ago by the teams doctor. All jokes aside, Herbert is in full command of that offense and is putting together a wonderful campaign as an NFL starter in his first season. He’s absolutely worth a snag if you have any QB issues at all.

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