Week 4 recap; What if I told you Devonta Freeman was leading the league in rushing touchdowns. He’s torched me so much in the past two weeks that I actually fear facing him. I slightly shiver when I see his name on the opposite of my fantasy team. He is the monster under the bed to my fantasy teams right now. Michael Vick isn’t as bad as we thought he would be. If it wasn’t for the 39 yard drop in the end zone by Antonio Brown, Vick would have had a decent night. I don’t know how the Steelers allowed Josh Scobee back in the facility. I’ve seen better kickers at a poker tournament. Mark Ingram is the only bright spot for the New Orleans Saints. The 49’ers are unwatchable. This is Kaep’s second game this season where he only passed for 160 yards. I’ve seen better quarterbacks at a youth soccer game. Enough about last week, let’s get in to some week 5 waiver wire picks.
Waiver Wire QB- Blake Bortles (18% owned)
He hasn’t been good in real life but he’s put up respectable numbers in fantasy. He has two up and coming receivers in Allen Hurns and Allen Robinson. He’s a great streamer this week for his matchup against Tampa Bay. But you can expect Bortles to throw the ball at least 35-40 times over and over again because the Jags will be in “catch-up” mode all season.
Honorable Mention: Jay Cutler, Alex Smith
Waiver Wire RB- Ronnie Hillman (37% owned)
It’s only a matter of time before Hillman is the lead back in Denver. C.J. Anderson just isn’t the man he was last year. And it isn’t all his fault, I think he’s working with a shotty offensive line along with playing through injuries. I can’t knock him for it because he came out of nowhere last season and is just trying to keep his job. But with that 72 yard run by Hillman last week, I think the Broncos will be forced to make some changes. But this is still a risky situation because Anderson could become the red-zone back and transform into the 2005 Jerome Bettis of this team by stealing all the touchdowns. This is a risky add but could be worth it in the long run.
Honorable Mention: Duke Johnson, Thomas Rawls
Waiver Wire WR- Allen Hurns ( 21% owned)
Two Jaguars on the waiver wire pick up list; repent, the end is near,lol. I’m almost certain this has never happened in the history of waiver wire pickups. Allen Hurns has put in some serious work over the first quarter of the fantasy season. He’s clearly the number two receiver but Bortles ensures he gets his targets. In week 11, he came away with 11 catches, 116 yards and a TD. Expect good numbers again this week from Hurns considering Alterraun Verner will be shadowing Allen Robinson Sunday.
Honorable mention: Dorial Green-Beckham, Leonard Hankerson
Waiver Wire TE- Gary Barnidge (12% owned)
Yeah, I’ve never heard of him either! But he’ll be a household name if he keeps catching touchdowns every Sunday. Over the last two weeks he’s had 12 grabs, 180 yards and two touchdowns. I know, I know, he plays for the Browns. This might be the first time that anyone has uttered these words about a player since Jim Brown, “it’s a good thing he plays for the Browns”. It’s almost guaranteed that the Browns will be losing and forced to throw the ball 40 times a game. Which isn’t good for Browns fans but is fantastic for fantasy owners.
Honorable Mention: Antonio Gates, Richard Rogers