Last updated: October 8th at 11:55am ET

With 5 weeks in the books, we all have a pretty good idea of where our fantasy teams stand.  That’s why we should all be making moves based off our team’s own unique situations.  If you’re 5-0, you can start thinking about moves that can potentially improve your team for the fantasy playoffs.  If you’re 1-4, you’re three solid weeks away from being right back in the thick of things.  For my fantasy teams that are 5-0 or 4-1, I’m adding someone like Darrel Williams over Jonathan Hilliman in those situations.  If I’m 2-3 and I have a group of backups and stashes at RB2, I’m probably overpaying for Adrian Peterson this week in that scenario.  As always, if you have any questions hit me up on Twitter @RyanReynNJ or via email at [email protected]  If you send me an email and I don’t respond within 24 hours, feel free to send it again as I probably missed it (and don’t want to).

Drop considerations, running back handcuffs and stashes, and all of the keep an eye on players are listed after the write ups for players with FAAB suggestions.

 

WEEK 6 WAIVER WIRE

Quarterback
1. Kirk Cousins – 2% FAAB Budget
2. Gardner Minshew – 1%
3. Matthew Stafford – 1%
4. Kyle Allen – 1%
5. Josh Allen – 1% (Has a Week 6 bye)

 

Running Backs
1. Adrian Peterson – 5% FAAB Budget
2. Chase Edmonds – 5 % (Dependent on David Johnson’s Status)
3. Malcolm Brown – 5%
4. Darrell Henderson – 4% (Updated 10/10 due to Todd Gurley’s injury status)
5. Jonathan Hilliman — 3%
6. Darrel Williams – 2% (The stash if you have a strong record)

 

Running Back Handcuffs and Stashes
Malcolm Brown, Alexander Mattison, Latavius Murray, Rex Burkhead, Tony Pollard, Ty Johnson, Gus Edwards, Ty Montgomery, Ito Smith, Jordan Wilkins, Ryquell Armstead, Justice Hill, Darwin Thompson, Kareem Hunt, Benny Snell

 

Wide Receivers
Note: In the event that Michael Gallup is available in your league, he would top this list and we would recommend aggressively pursuing him with a priority waiver position or FAAB bid.
1.  Jamison Crowder – 10% FAAB Budget
2. Albert Wilson – 5%
3. Byron Pringle – 5%
4. Keesean Johnson – 4%
5. Auden Tate – 2%
6. Keke Coutee – 2%
7. Jakobi Meyers – 2%
8. Geronimo Allison – 2%
9. Preston Williams – 2%
10. Diontae Johnson – 1%/
11. DeVante Parker – 1%
12. Josh Reynolds – 1%
13. Darius Slayton – 1%
14. Mohamed Sanu – 1%

 

Tight Ends
1. Gerald Everett – 5% FAAB Budget
2.  Hunter Henry – 1%
3. Chris Herndon – 1% (Downgraded on 10/9 due to injury status) 

 

Defenses
Note: If Dallas is available and Luke Falk starts again, they would be at the top of this list.
1. Washington – 1% FAAB Budget
2. Carolina – 1%
3. Tennessee – 0%

 

Kickers
1. Zane Gonzalez – 1% FAAB Budget
2. Mike Nugent – 0%

 

Quarterback

  1. Kirk Cousins, QB, Vikings, 2% FAAB Budget: Cousins finished 22-of-27 with 306 yards passing and two scores against the Giants exploitable pass defense in Week 5. In Week 6, the Vikings are 3-point home favorites against the Eagles with a 44-point game total.  Much like the Giants, the Eagles also have an exploitable secondary.  Unlike the Giants, Philadelphia’s front four has an advantage over the Vikings middling offensive line, which could have a negative impact on the Vikings passing offense.  That makes Cousins a solid upside play for Week 6 with a concerning floor if the Eagles front is able to derail the Vikings offense.
  1. Gardner Minshew, QB, Jaguars, 1%: Minshew now has a 9-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio on the season. He just threw for 374 yards and two scores at Carolina in Week 5.  He has rushed for over 40 yards in two of his four starts in 2019.  In Week 6, Minshew’s Jaguars are presently a pick’em at home versus the Saints, in a contest with a 44-point total.  No one could have hoped for more out of Minshew this season and he is in the conversation as a streaming option in Week 6.
  1. Matthew Stafford, QB, Lions, 1%: The Lions visit Green Bay for Monday Night Football in Week 6 as 5-point road underdogs with an implied team total of 21. Before their bye last week, the Lions have played very well against some legitimate competition this year.  Over the Lions last three meetings in Green Bay, they have totaled 27, 30, and 31 points at Lambeau Field, respectively.  We wouldn’t have a big argument against playing Stafford over the rest of the likely to be available streaming options this week.
  1. Kyle Allen, QB, Panthers, 1%: The Panthers offense runs through Christian McCaffrey, but Allen has a strong matchup this week in London against the Buccaneers if Cam Newton remains sidelined. The Panthers opened as a pick’em but have moved to 2 ½ point favorites in their second matchup this year with the Bucs, in a game with a 48 ½ total.  Tampa Bay has given up over 300 yards passing in each of the last four weeks, most recently to Teddy Bridgewater.  Considering that a visibly uncomfortable Newton threw for 333 yards in week two against this Bucs defense, while leaving multiple opportunities on the field, Allen is a high upside bet this week for those in need of a streamer.
  1. Josh Allen, QB, Bills, 1%: The 4-1 Bills have their bye in week 6, which might push Allen onto even more waiver wires throughout this coming week. After Buffalo’s bye, the Bills have a 3-game home stand starting with Miami in week 7, the Eagles in week 8, and the Redskins in week 9.  After that, Buffalo has back-to-back road games at Cleveland and then Miami.  Allen will be a potential starting option in all five of those contests.

 

Running Backs

  1. Adrian Peterson, RB, Redskins, 5% FAAB Budget: If you’ve been reading the waiver column throughout the season, you may have noticed that when Derrius Guice went down we were considerably higher on Chris Thompson than Peterson due to usage and game script concerns. We also mentioned Week 6 at Miami as a potential strong spot for Peterson, which is where we’re at now.  With interim head coach Bill Callahan talking about wanting 25-30 running back carries a game along with a desire to specifically utilize Peterson’s skill set more, Peterson is a legitimately viable play leading into a Week 6 matchup in Miami where the Redskins are 3 ½ point road favorites.
  1. Chase Edmonds, RB, Cardinals, 5%: David Johnson closed out Week 5 despite his back “tightening up” during the contest. While Johnson appears more likely to play next week than not, Kliff Kingsbury’s recent comments bring some uncertainty to Johnson’s Week 6 status.  If Johnson should miss any time, Edmonds would instantly become a priority add.  If Johnson is active for Week 6, Edmonds remains a valuable handcuff behind Johnson, who has already played 280 offensive snaps this year.
  2. Malcolm Brown, RB, Rams, 5%: With Todd Gurley missing Wednesday’s practice and being listed as day-to-day with a thigh contusion, Brown becomes worthy of aggressive pursuit for fantasy purposes in the event that Gurley can’t go on Sunday. Brown has been the primary reserve behind Gurley through the first five weeks, making Brown the most likely option to fill in for Gurley should the latter miss Week 6. For now, grab Brown if you have the roster space and you can get him cheap.
  3. Darrell Henderson, RB, Rams, 4%: Henderson has only played 2 offensive snaps on the season to date. However, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport has labeled Todd Gurley’s Week 6 status as “very much in the air”, and Sean McVay has been recently quoted in regards to Henderson by saying “There’s also going to be a time that we’re going to rely on Darrell Henderson, it might end up being this week.” Those circumstances warrant a stash of Henderson when possible.
  4. Jonathan Hilliman, RB, Giants, 3%: Hilliman saw the bulk of the running back work in Wayne Gallman’s absence (concussion) in Week 5. With the Giants heading to New England for Thursday Night Football in Week 6, there’s a high chance that Gallman won’t get through the concussion protocol in time.  So, if you are desperate for playing time at running back for Week 6 and Saquon Barkley continues to remain sidelined, Hilliman is worth your considering in a spot where the Giants are 17-point road underdogs in New England.  If you play Hilliman this week, do so knowing that his floor is very low in this matchup.
  5. Darrel Williams, RB, Chiefs, 2%: With LeSean McCoy active and Damien Williams back from injury in Week 5, Darrel Williams had no usage with only 13 snaps, which was only 1 less snap than McCoy. With Darwin Thompson a healthy inactive last Sunday Night, Darrel Williams has entrenched himself as the third running back in Kansas City, making him a premium stash option behind two veterans that have already had injury concerns this season.  If your fantasy team is in strong position and you are set at running back, stashing Williams is a high-upside bet if he’s landed on your waiver wire.

 

Wide Receiver

  1. Jamison Crowder, WR, Jets, 10% FAAB Budget: With Sam Darnold cleared to play, Crowder once again becomes an asset that should be rostered to all leagues, particularly in PPR formats.
  2. Byron Pringle, WR, Chiefs, 5%: Pringle went from playing less than 5 offensive snaps a game through the first 4 contests, to being on the field for 47 in Week 5, where he posted a 6-103-1 line on 9 targets versus the Colts. That massive jump coincided with Sammy Watkins leaving Sunday Night Football early last week due to a hamstring injury.  Pringles’ role going forward is uncertain, as both Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson had 6 targets a piece in Week 5 and Tyreek Hill has a shot to play in Week 6 against the Texans.  Regardless, any potential share of the Chiefs passing offense is worth consideration.
  3. KeeSean Johnson, WR, Cardinals, 5%: Johnson caught 3-of-7 targets for 22 yards on 71 offensive snaps in Week 5 against the Bengals. Johnson has been on the field for 228 snaps this year, while tying Damiere Byrd for 4th on the volume-heavy Cardinals in target share (13%) and weighted opportunity (.29).  Johnson had a 7-target usage spike last week in Christian Kirk’s absence and a 10-target usage spike on opening day.  The Cardinals face off against two of football’s worst pass defenses in the next two weeks, with a home game against the Falcons in Week 6 and a trip to the Giants in Week 7.  Both of those opponents, as well as all of the Cardinals opponents up until their week 12 bye, have offenses capable of pushing these games well past their projected point totals.  Given the state of the Cardinals banged-up receiving corps, Johnson has the volume and the opponents to exceed expectations in the coming weeks.
  4. Albert Wilson, WR, Dolphins, 4%: Wilson has not played since Week 1, where he caught 2-of-4 targets for 13 yards with a rushing attempt for a yard.  Per PFF, Wilson played 6 offensive snaps in that game, with one of them coming at quarterback.  Coming off their bye, the Dolphins have one of their best shots at winning a game this season in Week 6, at home, versus the Redskins.  With Wilson set to return, as a player that saw usage on 5-of-6 offensive snaps in his only action this year, it’s a solid bet that he’ll have a purposeful role in the offense this week.
  5. Auden Tate, WR, Bengals, 4%: Per PFF, Tate has played in 179-of-192 offensive snaps over the past three weeks. During that span, Tate has 13 catches on 22 targets for 164 yards and a score.  With John Ross on IR, Tate is a bet on volume play for the foreseeable future in a very unreliable Bengals offense.  If J. Green should return from injury in the near future, Tate would become the 4th option in this offense behind Green, Tyler Boyd, and Joe Mixon.
  6. Keke Coutee, WR, Texans, 3%: With Kenny Stills sidelined with a hamstring injury, Coutee saw 31-of-70 snaps while hauling-in 3-of-4 targets for 72 yards in Houston’s Week 5 shootout with Atlanta. The Texans head to Kansas City as 5 ½ point road underdogs in a contest with Week 5’s highest game total of 55 ½.  If Stills should miss this contest, Coutee is a viable option in a potential shootout.
  7. Jakobi Meyers, WR, Patriots, 3%: Meyers offensive snaps jumped from 4 in Week 4 to 35 in Week 5, which coincided with Phillip Dorsett missing all but 4 snaps due to a hamstring injury. With the Patriots set to face the Giants as 17-point home favorites on Thursday Night football in Week 6, it is likely that the preseason standout Meyers will see significant run for at least one game against New York’s exploitable pass defense.
  8. Geronimo Allison, WR, Packers, 2%: Allison had a disappointing 2 catches on 6 targets for 28 yards performance in Week 5, as the Packers played with a lead against the Cowboys. However, in Davante Adams’ absence, Allison played in 62-of-72 offensive snaps in Dallas.  Should Adams miss Monday Night Football versus the Lions, you can count on Allison being on the field for the majority of the Packers offensive snaps.  Once Adams returns, Allison’s role will likely return to his previous levels of seeing roughly half of the Packers offensive snaps.
  9. Preston Williams, WR, Dolphins, 2%: Week 6 at home, versus the Redskins, while coming off their bye is one of Miami’s best chances to win a game this year. The Dolphins’ passing offense improved against legitimate competition when Josh Rosen took over under center, which has coincided with Williams seeing an uptick in usage over those two contests.  Williams was a preseason standout that leads the team in catches (15) and yards (201) while tying DeVante Parker in weighted opportunity (.51) on the season.  Week 6 presents a solid opportunity for Williams to exceed expectations.
  10. Diontae Johnson, WR, Steelers, 1%: Johnson’s collective box score through 3 games since being elevated to a starter is 14-156-2 on 20 targets. With the Steelers likely to be starting third-stringer Devlin Hodges this week, the overall ceiling of the Steelers passing offense without Ben Roethlisberger remains volatile.
  11. DeVante Parker, WR, Dolphins, 1%: Before the Dolphins bye last week, Parker had some monster usage numbers such as air yards (487) aDOT (20.3) and weighted opportunity (.51) through the first four games. When Josh Rosen is afforded some pocket stability, he is capable of being an accurate passer at all levels.  That would be the necessary ingredient in turning Parker’s elite opportunity into more significant production.
  12. Josh Reynolds, WR, Rams, 1%: With Brandin Cooks in the concussion protocol, Reynolds would be set to benefit if Cooks misses Week 6.  Jared Goff has thrown for a combined 912 yards in the air over the past two weeks, making any share of the Rams passing offense worth considering heading into their Week 6 showdown with the 49ers.
  13. Darius Slayton, WR, Giants, 1%: Slayton had a second productive outing in Week 5, catching 4-of-5 targets for 62 yards and a score against the Vikings. With Sterling Sheppard in danger of missing significant time after suffering his second concussion of the season last week, Slayton could be in line for an expanded role for Thursday Night Football in New England and beyond.
  14. Mohamed Sanu, WR, Falcons, 1%: Sanu’s run of productive games continued in Week 5, where he posted a 5-42-1 line on 5 targets during Atlanta’s shootout in Houston. Through the first five weeks of the season, the Dolphins are the only team that has played a higher percentage of their snaps while trailing than Atlanta.  The Falcons are also the most pass-heavy team in the NFL, which has led to Sanu having more opportunities than most 4th or 5th wheels in a passing offense normally do.  With that said, Sanu’s recent string of usage and production makes him worthy of a roster spot in leagues with deep benches.

 

Tight Ends

  1. Gerald Everett, TE, Rams, 5% FAAB Budget: The talented Everett followed up a strong Week 4 with a breakout Week 5 where he caught 7-of-11 targets for 136 yards on Thursday Night Football in Seattle. Per PFF, Everett has played 66.1% of the offensive snaps for the Rams in 2019, which is a significant increase over the 39.5% snap share he played over the 2018 season (including the playoffs).  While there are many mouths to feed in the Rams passing offense and we shouldn’t expect monster box scores to be the new norm for Everett, his role in the offense is trending upwards after two productive showings in a row.
  1. Hunter Henry, TE, Chargers, 1%: After a week 1 knee injury has sidelined Henry up until this point, he started to get a little work in during last week’s practice. If Henry has made it onto your waiver wire, now is the time to start monitoring his injury status while considering adding him to your bench before he’s cleared to return to game action.
  2. Chris Herndon, TE, Jets, 1%: While Herndon was set to return from suspension in Week 6, he has instead been ruled out for this week’s contest, and possibly beyond, due to a hamstring injury. Herndon’s injury status returns him to being a stash type of option at the position for the time being.

 

Defenses

  1. Redskins Defense at Miami, 1% FAAB Budget: If the Redskins have one strength it is their front four and that group has the potential to create issues against a poor Miami offensive line. The Redskins are a 3 ½ point road favorite in Miami this week.
  2. Panthers vs Buccaneers in London, 1%: The Panthers have caused 8 turnovers and compiled 20 sacks through the first five weeks of 2019. In Week 6, they face a sometimes-erratic Jameis Winston while the Bucs will be missing the right side of their offensive line.
  3. Titans Defense at Denver, 0%: The Titans have forced 7 turnovers to go with 17 sacks through the first five weeks of 2019. While their game in Denver will likely be a low-scoring affair where either defense can be a viable play (Denver would be 4th on this list) the Titans front can present matchup problems for the Broncos offensive line, which can lead to sacks and turnover opportunities.

 

Kickers

  1. Zane Gonzalez, K, Cardinals, 1% FAAB: Gonzalez has made 14-of-17 field goals through the first five games of the season. Gonzalez could be a viable option at kicker up until the Cardinals week 12 bye.
  1. Mike Nugent, K, Patriots, 0%: Nugent is the new kicker for the Patriots, who are 17-point home favorites against the Giants on Thursday Night Football this week.

 

Drop Considerations
Note: Drop considerations are organized by position.

Mitch Trubisky: After missing Week 5 due to injury, the Bears will be on their bye in Week 6.

Duke Johnson: For those that grind the tape especially, Johnson continues to be in a maddening timeshare with Carlos Hyde.  Both players have a nearly equal numbers of snaps, while Hyde has been the primary ball carrier.  Johnson is not a must drop, but his week-to-week role in this offense to this point has made him a difficult start for fantasy purposes.

Donte Moncrief: We’re going to continue making sure that Moncrief isn’t taking up a roster space anywhere but in the very deepest of leagues.

Antonio Brown: Brown probably isn’t going to play in the league again this year.

John Ross: Ross is on IR with a shoulder injury.

Nelson Agholor: Agholor is still seeing significant playing time, having logged 56 offensive snaps in Week 4 and 59 in Week 5, but his usage has been very low in those two contests.

Jordan Reed: Reed has still not played a down in 2019.

Kyle Rudolph: Rudolph has 6 receptions for 36 yards on the season.

David Njoku: Njoku is on IR, so stash him if you can but drop him if you need to.

 

Subscriber Requests

Drew Brees: Brees posted a video of throwing a football before last Sunday’s game.  Starting in week 8, the Saints have a number of attractive matchups through the start of the fantasy playoffs.

Cam Newton: To this point, if and when Newton will return to action remains uncertain.  After the Panthers Week 6 trip to London to take on the Bucs, they have their bye in Week 7.

Damien Williams: After missing two games due to injury, Williams lead Chiefs running backs in snaps (34) and workload (9 carries, 4 targets) in Week 5.

Marquez Valdez-Scantling: For fantasy purposes, the only Packer that did not disappoint in week 5 was Aaron Jones.  Despite Valdez-Scantling’s light box score, he played in 68-of-72 offensive snaps for the Packers in Week 5.  We’d only move on from MVS if there is someone on your waiver wire (like Michael Gallup) that shouldn’t be there.

Demarcus Robinson and/ or Mecole Hardman: With Sammy Watkins leaving Sunday Night Football early last week while both Robinson and Hardman saw 6 targets a piece against the Colts, we wouldn’t move on from either of them at this point.

Curtis Samuel: We would wait to see what happens this week in London against the Bucs before moving on from Samuel in most cases.  If someone like Michael Gallup is available and Samuel is the most reasonable player that you can drop, that type of move could make sense.

O.J. Howard: Howard’s low usage continued in Week 5, where he caught 1-of-2 targets for 10 yards at New Orleans.  Whether or not to cut bait with Howard depends on your individual situation, but he continues to be a volatile fantasy play that is seeing consistently low usage despite his talent level.

 

Running Back Handcuffs and Stashes

Malcolm Brown: Brown saw his offensive snaps nosedive to just 3 in Week 5.  Brown continues to be little more than Todd Gurley insurance.

Alexander Mattison: Mattison remains Dalvin Cook’s primary backup and a change-of-pace option in the Minnesota backfield.  While it will take a Cook injury or a Vikings blowout for Mattison to see a big workload, he has been impressive on the touches he’s had in 2019.  If Cook were to miss multiple weeks, Mattison could easily become a max FAAB bid in that scenario.

Latavius Murray: Murray saw a bit of a usage uptick in Week 5 as he had 28 yards rushing on 7 carries while he caught both of his targets for 6 yards.  That said, he continues to be Alvin Kamara insurance for fantasy purposes.

Rex Burkhead: Burkhead missed Week 5 due to a foot injury.  When he returns, he will have a volatile role in the Patriots running back committee alongside Sony Michel and James White.

Tony Pollard: Pollard looked good on the one drive he was given usage in Week 5, but he remains little more than Ezekiel Elliot insurance with a chance for increased usage in blowout victories.  Pollard is also heading into Week 6 with knee and ankle issues.

Ty Johnson: The Lions had their bye in Week 5, but Johnson has only seen 11 snaps in each of the two games since C.J. Anderson’s departure.

Gus Edwards: Edwards continues to be the primary backup behind Mark Ingram.

Ty Montgomery: Montgomery remains Le’Veon Bell insurance in a Jets offense that will improve once Sam Darnold returns.

Ito Smith: Smith played 34 offensive snaps in Week 5, while rushing for 19 yards on 5 carries and catching all 6 of his targets for 45 yards.  Devonta Freeman is ahead in the Falcons timeshare at running back, but not by an overwhelming amount.

Jordan Wilkins: Wilkins had 7 carries for 28 yards in Week 5.  Should Marlon Mack miss any time, Wilkins would become the primary ball carrier behind a strong Colts offensive line in his absence.

Ryquell Armstead: Armstead only had 1 carry and 1 catch in Week 5.  Armstead continues to serve as Leonard Fournette’s primary handcuff.

Justice Hill: Hill remains a talented rookie with a small role in the Ravens offense.  Hill only saw 5 offensive snaps in Week 5.

Darwin Thompson: Thompson was a healthy inactive in Week 5 with the return of Damien Williams.  At this point, Thompson is clearly the 4th running back option for the Chiefs.

Kareem Hunt: Five games down, three to go on the suspension.  Hunt will likely be more involved than the present Browns reserve running backs, but don’t expect him to walk in and take Nick Chubb’s job.

Benny Snell: With Jaylen Samuels set to miss a month after knee surgery, Snell becomes James Conner’s primary backup in Samuels absence.

Reggie Bonnafon: Bonnafon had 5 carries for 80 yards and a score in reserve duty behind the super-producer that is Christian McCaffrey.

 

Keep an Eye On

 

QB

Teddy Bridgewater: Bridgewater lit up the Bucs for 314 yards and 4 touchdowns in Week 5.

Derek Carr: Carr went 25-of-32 for 229 yards in the air along with 8 yards rushing on 3 carries without any scores, of any sort in the Raiders Week 5 upset win over the Bears in London.

Chase Daniel: Daniel’s first start of the 2019 season came in a losing effort against the Raiders in London, where Daniel went 22-of-30 for 231 yards passing with 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions while also losing a fumble.

Sam Darnold: It’s still unclear if Darnold will play this week, but if and when he does Darnold could be an upgrade for some considering all of the quarterback injuries around the league.

Luke Falk: Falk was Nathan Peterman’d by the Eagles in Week 5.

Joe Flacco: Flacco only had 20 passing attempts in Week 5’s victory over the Chargers.

Devlin Hodges: After Mason Rudolph left with a concussion, Hodges was 7-of-9 for 68 yards passing while adding 20 yards rushing on two carries.  Hodges will likely be the Steelers starting quarterback in Week 6.

Josh Rosen: Coming off their bye, Week 6 at home versus the Redskins is one of Miami’s true opportunities to steal a win.  The passing offense has been better under Rosen.

Mason Rudolph: Rudolph had to have his facemask removed after a devasting hit in Week 5.  He will likely miss Week 6.

 

RB

Ameer Abdullah: Abdullah had 3 targets last week and 3 carries this week on limited offensive snaps.

Kalen Ballage: Miami had their bye in Week 5.

Giovani Bernard: Bernard caught all 3 of his targets for 16 yards while rushing for 10 yards on 2 carries in Week 5 versus the Cardinals.

Brandon Bolden: With Rex Burkhead out, Bolden carried 5 times for 13 yards while catching his only target for a 29-yard touchdown in Week 5.

Tra Carson: With Jamaal Williams sidelined with injury, Carson took over the reserve running back duties behind Aaron Jones in Week 5.  Carson played in 24-of-72 offensive snaps while rushing for 14 yards on 6 carries while hauling-in all 4 of his targets for 18 yards against Dallas.

Dontrell Hilliard: Hilliard had no usage in Week 5.

Nyheim Hines: Hines caught 4-of-5 targets for 46 yards in Week 5’s Sunday Night Football matchup at Kansas City.

Dion Lewis: Lewis’s role in the Titans offense remains minor, as he rushed for 11 yards on two carries while catching 2-of-4 targets for 19 yards in Week 5 versus Buffalo.

J.D. McKissic: The Lions had their bye in Week 5, but McKissic looked explosive on his limited touches in the previous two weeks.

Dare Ogunbowale: Ogunbowale caught 2-of-3 targets for 27 yards while adding a rare carry for negative 4 yards as the Bucs trailed the Saints in Week 5.

Troymaine Pope: Pope saw no offensive snaps in Week 5 against the Broncos.

Jalen Richard: Richard had 2 carries for 14 yards while catching both of his targets for 18 yards as the Raiders played with a lead in Week 5.

Mark Walton: The Dolphins had their bye in Week 5.

DeAndre Washington: Washington had 17 yards rushing on 6 carries with a score while adding 3 catches for 19 yards during Week 5, in London, against the Bears.

Jamaal Williams: Williams missed Week 5 due to a concussion.

Jeff Wilson: With the return of Tevin Coleman, Wilson was a healthy inactive for Week 5.

T.J. Yeldon: As Devin Singletary remains sidelined, Yeldon once again saw passing-game work in Week 5 in Tennessee, where he caught 4-of-5 targets for 13 yards.

 

WR

Cole Beasley: Beasley’s usage took a dip in Week 5’s grind-it-out affair in Tennessee, where Beasley caught all 3 of his targets for 21 yards.

Travis Benjamin: After missing Week 4, Benjamin played 40 offensive snaps in Week 5 while hauling-in 1-of-2 targets for 13 yards.

Kendrick Bourne: Bourne caught both of his targets for 24 yards last Monday Night.

A.J. Brown: The Titans passing offense came crashing back down in Week 5 against the Bills, where Brown caught both of his targets for 27 yards.

Jaron Brown: Brown caught 2-of-4 targets for 36 yards in Week 5 versus the Rams.

Miles Boykin: Boykin played 20 offensive snaps in Week 5, but he had no usage against the Steelers.

Deon Cain: Cain continues to see strong playing time (42 snaps) with very little usage (1 caught target for 7 yards).

Parris Campbell: Campbell missed Week 5 at the Chiefs due to injury.

Randall Cobb: Cobb’s usage has been quite consistent, as he hauled in 3-of-6 targets for 53 yards on 59 snaps versus Green Bay.

Chris Conley: Conley caught 1-of-3 targets for 26 yards in Week 5 versus the Panthers.

Pharoh Cooper: Cooper logged 17 snaps out of the slot in Christian Kirk’s absence in Week 5.

Corey Davis: After a spike game in Week 4, Davis caught 2-of-4 targets for 28 yards against the Bills in Week 5.

Trevor Davis: After rushing for 74 yards on 2 carries despite seeing no targets on 37 offensive snaps in Week 4, Davis caught all 4 of his targets for 42 yards on 54 offensive snaps in Week 5 versus the Bears.

Taylor Gabriel: After a huge week 3, Gabriel has missed Weeks 4 and 5 due to injury.

Ted Ginn Jr: The veteran speedster Ginn caught both of his Week 5 targets for 35 yards and a score.

Marquise Goodwin: Goodwin caught 3-of-4 targets for 41 yards as the 49ers romped the Browns on Monday Night Football in Week 5.

DaeSean Hamilton: Despite playing 31 offensive snaps in Week 5, Hamilton went target-less in the Broncos victory over the Chargers.

Kelvin Harmon: Harmon caught his only target for 4 yards in Week 5.

Adam Humphries: Humphries caught 4-of-6 targets for 30 yards in Week 5 versus Buffalo.

Dontrelle Inman: With Mike Williams and Travis Benjamin out, Inman caught 5-of-7 targets for 76 yards in week 4 at Miami.

Andy Isabella: Despite Christian Kirk’s absence, Isabella only logged 9 offensive snaps in Week 5.

Bisi Johnson: Johnson caught all 4 of his targets again in Week 5, this time for 43 yards against the Giants.

Jake Kumerow: With Davante Adams sidelined, Kumerow went from no snaps in Weeks 3 or 4 to 48-of-72 during Week 5 in Dallas.

Anthony Miller: Miller’s usage rose to 4 catches on 7 targets for 52 yards as the Bears played from behind against the Raiders in London.

Trey Quinn: Quinn caught 3-of-4 targets for 15 years during Week 5’s blowout loss to the Patriots.

Zach Pascal: After two solid weeks, Pascal only caught 1 of his 2 targets for 8 yards in Week 5 at Kansas City.

Breshad Perriman: Perriman left last week’s shootout with the Rams early with an injury and missed Week 5.

Dante Pettis: After head coach Kyle Shanahan eluded to Pettis dealing with multiple injuries to start the season, Pettis caught 1-of-3 targets for 11 yards during the 49ers Week 5 blowout of the Browns.

Hunter Renfrow: Renfrow caught 1-of-5 targets for 12 yards on 42 snaps during the Raiders upset of the Bears in Week 5.

Paul Richardson: Richardson caught both of his targets for 14 yards during Week 5’s blowout loss to the Patriots.

Seth Roberts: Roberts has played 223 snaps through the first 5 weeks.  He did not catch either of his targets in Week 5.

Chester Rogers: Rogers did not catch his only target in Week 5.

Deebo Samuel: Samuel had only 1 catch on 3 targets for 3 yards as the 49ers took an early lead and never looked back on Monday Night Football in Week 5.

Trent Sherfield: Sherfield caught 1-of-3 targets for 23 yards in Week 5 against the Bengals.

Willie Snead: Snead has played 257 offensive snaps through the first 5 games, while catching 4-of-5 targets for 51 yards in Week 5 versus the Steelers.

Kenny Stills: Stills missed Week 5 with a hamstring injury.

Demaryius Thomas: Thomas caught 4-of-9 targets for 47 yards in Week 5.

James Washington: Washington caught 3-of-6 targets for 52 yards in Week 5 versus Baltimore.

Duke Williams: Williams went from not playing through the first 4 weeks for the Bills, to playing 50-of-64 offensive snaps while producing a 4-29-1 line on 4 targets against the Titans in Week 5.

Damion Willis: Willis caught all 4 of his targets for 38 yards in Week 5 versus the Cardinals.

Bobo Wilson: With Breshad Perriman sidelined again in Week 5, Wilson caught 1-of-2 targets for 11 yards.

Javon Wims: Once again filling in for the injured Taylor Gabriel, Wims did not catch his lone target in Week 5 despite 52 offensive snaps.

 

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Jordan Akins: Akins caught his only target for 21 yards in Week 5’s shootout with Atlanta.

Cameron Brate: Brate caught his only target for 11 yards in Week 5.

Trey Burton: Burton caught 3-of-4 targets for 16 yards during Week 5, in London, against the Raiders.

Jack Doyle: Doyle caught all 3 of his targets for 19 yards in Week 5.

Tyler Eifert: Eifert had underwhelming usage in Week 5 catching 2-of-4 targets for 14 yards against the Cardinals.

Noah Fant: Fant caught his only target for 6 yards in Week 5’s contest with the Chargers.

Darren Fells: Fells caught both of his targets for 20 yards and two touchdowns in Week 5.

Dallas Goedert: Goedert caught 1-of-3 targets for 11 yards in Week 5.

Tyler Higbee: Higbee caught all 3 of his targets for 47 yards in Week 5 versus the Rams.

Hayden Hurst: Hurst caught all 4 of his targets for 32 yards in Week 5.

Blake Jarwin: Jarwin saw no usage on 22 offensive snaps in Week 5.

Lance Kendricks: Kendricks did not catch his only target in Week 5.

Matt LaCosse: LaCosse caught 1-of-4 targets for 22 yards on 72 offensive snaps in Week 5.

Foster Moreau: After a 3-30-1 line on 31 offensive snaps in Week 4, Moreau hauled in 4-of-5 targets for 46 yards on 44 offensive snaps in Week 5.

James O’Shaughnessy: O’Shaughnessy caught 3-of-4 targets for 57 yards on 37 offensive snaps in Week 5.

Ricky Seals-Jones: After a 3-82-1 line in Week 4, Seals-Jones failed to catch his only target in Week 5.

Irv Smith Jr.: After a spike week 3 performance against the Raiders, Smith has had limited usage over the past two weeks despite playing 63 total offensive snaps over the past two weeks.

Benjamin Watson: Watson missed Week 5 despite being slated to return from suspension, he has since been released by New England heading into Week 6.

Jason Witten: Witten’s role remains stable, as he hauled in 3-of-4 of his targets for 29 yards in Week 5.

 

Ryan Reynolds has privately analyzed football for investing and betting purposes for nearly two decades.  Ryan began forecasting by using sports cards as a method of investing in individual baseball and football players, a practice he still takes part in today.  Ryan plays DFS, high-volume best ball, and season-long fantasy while directly betting on props, totals, and point spreads that meet his conditions.  Ryan has watched every snap, of every NFL game since 2014.