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Week 5 Waiver Wire Targets

Deshaun Watson

Each week throughout the 2017 season PDW will be posting a list of those players worth targeting on your weekly waiver wire. These lists will be made up from PDW contributors as well as fantasy partner content. Please check back weekly for the hot pickups. 

Deshaun Watson (QB, Houston Texans)

The rookie quarterback had a monster day in Week 4 putting up 5 total touchdowns. Don’t expect this kind of production week and week out, but Watson is certainly worth the addition.

Latavius Murray (RB, Minnesota Vikings)

The injury to Dalvin Cook is rough for the Vikings. It leaves Murray as the best option in the backfield. He’ll be sharing time with Jerrick Mckinnon, but I like Murray as the better option of the two.

Alvin Kamara (RB, New Orleans Saints)

The running game in New Orleans is a mystery, but the one constant is that Kamara will get his touches as a receiver out of the backfield. If you had been stashing Peterson waiting for him to emerge for the Saints, now is the time to ditch him in favor of Kamara. It looks like Peterson isn’t going to be any kind of consistent factor unless Ingram goes down.

Wayne Gallman (RB, New York Giants)

With Perkins suffering a rib injury Gallman is going to get added touches. I like Gallman more as the back going forward anyway, so hopefully he shines in the opportunity.

Devin Funchess (WR, Carolina Panthers)

Funchess is coming into his element in the Panthers offense. He’s had 50+ yards receiving in the last three games and came up with 2 touchdowns in Week 4. He’s struggled with inconsistency in the past (as young receivers do), but he seems to be emerging as a viable option.

Will Fuller (WR, Houston Texans)

Fuller is getting back into the thick of things after being injured. He had a very solid return to the field in Week 4 as he hauled in 2 TDs. He’s not going to score like that every week and he won’t see a large volume of targets sitting behind Hopkins, but he’s definitely worth the add.

Zay Jones (WR, Buffalo Bills)

Buffalo’s receiving options are getting limited. Jordan Matthews is now going to be out for at least a month. Zay Jones now emerges as the team’s best option ourside of their tight end, Charles Clay. The rookie is getting thrown into the fire, but he has good upside.

Austin Seferian-Jenkins (TE, New York Jets)

ASJ has always been an athletic beast with great potential. He just happens to be a bit of an off-the-field screw up. That said, the Jets appear to be giving him a shot at success. He’s getting consistent targets, and appears to be one of the best pieces in that offense in terms of potential for consistency. He’s worth the add if you need tight end help.


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