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Fantasy Football: Waiver Wire Additions for Week 5

Updated: Oct 10, 2022

Here's a look at some players that should take priority if you're looking to pick up some reinforcements from the waiver wire.


Josh Reynolds, WR, Lions: Jared Goff is playing pretty well, supporting whichever wide receivers are available to him. Reynolds has been targeted at least eight times over the last two games and finished Sunday with seven catches for 81 yards and a touchdown.


George Pickens, WR, Steelers: He had six catches for 102 yards in his best game as a rookie. Most of that success came with fellow rookie Kenny Pickett playing quarterback in the second half. If Mike Tomlin sticks with Pickett, Pickens could prove worthy of the add.


Latavius Murray, RB, Broncos: While Melvin Gordon should get the first crack at replacing Javonte Williams, who will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL, he's had trouble holding on to the ball. Murray could get a shot at some quality touches sooner rather than later. He rushed for 57 yards on 11 carries and scored for the Saints in Week 4.


Michael Gallup, WR, Cowboys: In his first game back this season, he found the end zone and with Dak Prescott returning soon, you'd think his value would go up as the No. 2 wideout. If Dalton Schultz misses another game, Gallup would be the No. 2 option overall in Week 5.


Corey Davis, WR, Jets: Zach Wilson returned to the field and targeted Davis seven times, connecting with the receiver five times for 74 yards and a touchdown. Davis is still widely available for a guy who's gained at least 74 yards in all but one game.


Isiah Pacheco, RB, Chiefs: While Clyde Edwards-Helaire has been great, his points have come from very efficient play and not volume. When Pacheco gets opportunities, he produces. He logged his second game with at least 11 touches and at least 62 yards Sunday. If he finds the end zone and continues to split touches with CEH, he can be valuable.


Robert Woods, WR, Titans: The top wideout for the Titans hasn't been great, but he's caught at least four passes in three straight games. He scored in Week 4 and gets to face the Washington Commanders who just gave up a good amount of fantasy points to the Cowboys.


Raheem Mostert, RB, Dolphins: Yes, he's had injury problems in the past and Chase Edmonds is still a factor, but Mostert has logged two games in which he's had at least 11 rushes for at least 51 yards. If he finds the end zone, he becomes fantasy relevant.


Alec Pierce, WR, Colts: It might not seem like the best idea to have any Colts other than Jonathan Taylor or Michael Pittman, but Pierce is starting to meld with Matt Ryan. Last week he had three catches for 61 yards and in Week 4 he amassed 80 yards on four catches.


Geno Smith, QB, Seahawks: Of course, we already know what Smith is. But since he's had two straight games with 300-plus yards and two touchdown passes, he's worth a look if you need a replacement down the line. If you've got Josh Allen, Jalen Hurts, Matthew Stafford or Kirk Cousins, they're all on bye in Week 7. Smith faces the Chargers that week.


Rachaad White, RB, Buccaneers: Though Leonard Fournette will continue to get the biggest share of touches, White showed Sunday night that he's at least capable of being a solid target out of the backfield, catching five passes for 50 yards. He also scored on the ground and is probably a worthy handcuff if you have room on your bench.


Caleb Huntley or Tyler Allgeier, RBs, Falcons: If the Falcons want to keep Cordarelle Patterson healthy, they may continue to take a committee approach which gave Huntley some opportunities. He rushed 10 times for 56 yards and scored. On that same note, Allgeier is the other back who had some success Sunday, rushing for 84 yards on 10 carries. It'll be tough to figure out which of the two backs could consistently contribute, but if you have room to stash either, it could pay off.





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