Who are some of the top Dynasty Week 5 Waiver Wire Adds?
Covid-19 and injuries dominated the headlines in week 4. Fantasy football owners are going to need to make adjustments once again. Opportunity is what dynasty players look for when considering players to add off the week 5 waiver wire. Below I will list some deep dynasty waiver wire adds owners should be targeting. If you missed my week 4 adds click here.
Week 4 Stats: 13 rushes, 95 yards, 0 touchdowns, snap% 23
Season Stats: 14 rushes, 100 yards, 0 touchdowns, snap% 0.09
D’Ernest Johnson – RB, CLE
Starting running back Nick Chubb suffered a knee injury against the Dallas Cowboys. While Kareem Hunt will be the starter, if Chubb misses time, there will still be a role for Johnson. He should be filling Hunt’s old role and through the first three games Hunt, as the RB2 had a 44% snap share. Hunt had 39 rushes for 204 yards and a rushing touchdown. He was also productive in the passing game with 8 receptions for 42 yards, and 2 touchdowns on 11 targets. Johnson makes a nice add for those in deep dynasty leagues who are thin at running back.
Week 4 Stats: 10 rushes, 53 yards, 2 receptions, 18 yards, 1 touchdown, 2 targets, snap% 28
Season Stats: 12 rushes, 69 yards 0 touchdowns, 2 receptions, 18 yards, 1 touchdown, 2 targets, snap% 0.09
Reggie Bonnafon – RB, CAR
With starting running back Christian McCaffrey still on injured reserve Bonnafon remains in a time share with Mike Davis. While Davis is the starter, Bonnafon saw an increase in workload this week compared to last week. If Reggie is available on your wire, I’d try to grab him as he makes for a nice deep league add. He’s also an injury-to-Davis away from being the lead back and a low end RB2, until McCaffrey returns. The Panthers play the Falcons in week five and if they can get a lead then both backs should see an increased workload.
Week 4 Stats: 7 receptions, 81 yards, 0 touchdowns, 9 targets, snap% 95
Season Stats: 7 receptions, 81 yards, 0 touchdowns, 9 targets, snap% 27
Jeff Smith – WR, NYJ
On Thursday night, Smith, who saw his first action of the season, was second on the team in targets, with nine. The Jets attempted forty four passes in a game that turned out to be shoot out. The only player that had more targets for the Jets was target hog Jamison Crowder. Smith, the second year pro, is someone who should be considered due to all of injuries to the Jets wide receivers. The Jets play the Arizona Cardinals next and should once again need to throw to keep up.
Other Notable Week 4 Injuries:
Austin Ekeler RB LAC (Hamstring, Knee Injury)
He got put on short term injured reserve which means he should miss at least the next three games. I would check to see if Justin Jackson is available in your league as he should form a running back by committee with Joshua Kelly leading that committee. Jackson isn’t more than a deep league add.
O.J. Howard TE TB (Achilles Injury)
Howard is likely done for the season. With Howard out this should increase Rob Gronkowski‘s involvement in the offense. For those who are looking for tight end help, look to see if Cameron Brate is available. He’s a very deep roster add for me but should also see an increase in snaps for the remainder of the season.
Previously Mentioned Players Who Should Be Considered:
** Be sure to checkout Kyle Bellefeuil’s IDP waiver wire article over at IDP Guys.