Your fantasy may be over. Or maybe not. That’s the beauty of fantasy football. Whether you’re trying to make a comeback down 28-3 (sorry Falcons’ fans) or trying to sustain the top spot in your league, here are some waiver wire adds and drops leading into Week 6.
Andy Dalton | QB, Dallas Cowboys
What happened to Dak Prescott against the New York Giants was gruesome and unfortunate for him and his team. However, this offense is loaded and Dalton is more than capable of replicating numbers similar to Prescott’s this year. Dalton has been to the playoffs multiple times, and while many believe they will run the ball more, don’t be surprised if he’s throwing 40 plus times per game because of how atrocious their defense has been.
Alexander Mattison | RB, Minnesota Vikings
Good news for Dalvin Cook led fantasy teams, his injury isn’t as serious as was first expected. However, he is still due to miss at least one or two weeks, so picking up Mattison is a smart move. He won’t replicate Cook’s production, but he is startable and can fill the void. He ran 20 times for 112 yards in Cook’s absence last week, so he’s capable of being the workhorse for the time being.
Travis Fulgham | WR, Philadelphia Eagles
It’s well documented that the Eagles have struggled with injuries this year, especially at the wide receiver position. Enter Fulgham, who has become a favorite target for Carson Wentz the past two weeks. He had 11 targets last week, but that might not be sustainable once Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson return from injury. Ride the wave while it’s hot.
Cameron Brate | TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The tight end position has arguably been the most difficult position to maintain in fantasy this year. Brate has the opportunity for an explosive second half of the season. O.J. Howard went down with an Achilles injury two weeks ago, so Brate and Rob Gronkowski are the go-to options at the position. Tom Brady is no stranger to two tight end sets, and the Buccaneers have been using them often. Brate will be receiving 5-7 targets per game and always has a chance to find the end zone. He’s worth taking a flyer on, especially if the Buccaneers’ receiving core continues to be hampered by injuries.
Marvin Jones Jr. | WR, Detroit Lions
While top option Kenny Golladay was nursing a hamstring injury in Weeks 1 and 2, Jones Jr. received 14 targets. Since Golladay’s return, Jones Jr. has seen only five combined targets. The Lions’ offense hasn’t been consistent enough to support two receivers, so look to move off of Jones Jr.
Russell Gage | WR, Atlanta Falcons
Gage was a surprise in Week 1 and 2, earning 37 fantasy points in PPR leagues. Since then, he’s averaged four fantasy points per game, and that’s with a banged up and less effective Julio Jones in the lineup. Calvin Ridley is the clear-cut No. 1 guy on the team and Gage won’t likely see many more opportunities than he already has.
J.K. Dobbins | RB, Baltimore Ravens
This rookie entered the season with so much hype and potential. While he will eventually be the lead back in Baltimore, the facts show that he’s the fourth running option on this team behind Lamar Jackson, Mark Ingram, and Gus Edwards. He’s only eclipsed five carries twice and hasn’t been featured as a passing-down back.
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