NFL Fantasy: Week 5 Waiver Wire Targets

By Travis Taylor
Oct. 04, 2016

More injuries this week are thrusting second and third string players into starting roles, listed below are some of those players who are most likely to succeed and sustain success through more than one week. 

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Bilal Powell, RB, Jets - Facing a tough Seahawks defense, Powell stepped in after Matt Forte's injury and performed well. Although he was unable to find the end-zone, Powell amassed 26 rushing yards on four attempts and 54 receiving on six receptions. If Forte ends up missing anytime, Powell will be the lead back and a viable option for your team if your in need of a running back. (Owned in 23% of Yahoo Leagues)

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Sammie Coates, WR, Steelers -  So far this season Coates has been the go to deep ball threat for the Steelers, in the four games he's played in he's hauled in a pass of 40+ yards in each game. Roethlisberger targeted him the most last game by throwing his way eight times but don't look for that trend to continue as Antonio Brown is the lead guy. It is promising though as it would be an indication that Coates is gaining the confidence of his quarterback. Coates should continue to see around five targets or more each game with at least a few of them being deep balls. If he can start turning these deep catches into TD's his fantasy value will sky-rocket. (Owned in 17% of Yahoo Leagues)

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Hunter Henry, TE, Chargers - In Henry's second week in the place of injured Antonio Gates, he was able to perform at a high level once again by catching four of seven targets for 61 yards and a touchdown. Henry will continue to see targets so long as Gates is out. Henry needs to be on your team, grab him now while you still can. (Owned in 31% of Yahoo Leagues)

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Robert Woods, WR, Bills - With Sammy Watkins now on IR, the Bills are looking to Woods to step up in his absence. As the clear No.1 this week, Woods turned ten targets into seven receptions and 89 yards. With not many other options in the Bills receiving corps, Woods will continue to see a whole lot of targets coming his way. (Owned in 8% of Yahoo Leagues)

Until next time,

the wiz