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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 5 — Andy Dalton, Nick Chubb & More

With another week of NFL action on the way, we take a look at the possible waiver wire pickups you could land for week five.

Quarterbacks

Andy Dalton, CIN  

Via Cincy Jungle

We hope you picked up Dalton last week when we mentioned him. He had another great performance vs Falcons including the game-winning drive. He finished with 337 passing yards and three touchdowns. Dalton is surprisingly ninth among quarterbacks in fantasy scoring and has 15 Red zone targets to the end zone, which ranks second among quarterbacks. He gets Miami in week five.

Marcus Mariota, TEN

Via The Boston Globe

Mariota had a great outing in week four.  A 344-yard performance and a big-time touchdown throw in overtime while adding 46 rushing yards and a touchdown. He has battled an elbow injury since week one, but that shouldn't be an issue moving forward. Hopefully, this is the breakout game he needed to buy him for the rest of the year.

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Running Backs

Nick Chubb, CLE

Via Heavy.com

This is more a speculative add, but amazingly, Chubb accomplished the century mark on just three carries last week, and his runs were a thing of beauty. His role might not expand immediately, but it’s inevitable that the Browns are going to give him more work.

T.J. Yeldon, JAX 

Via Radio.com

With Leonard Fournette still banged up and possibly missing a few weeks, look for Yeldon to continue to see heavy volume. Corey Grant becomes the change of pace but Yeldon's 100 all-purpose yards and two touchdown performance in week four makes him the guy.

Aaron Jones, GB

Via SB Nation

For the second week in a row, Jones was much more impressive than Jamaal Williams in week four. Jones finished with 65 yards and a touchdown. He is the back to own in the Packers backfield.

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Wide Receivers

Sterling Shepard, NYG

Via Yardbarker

Shepard has seen heavy volume due to tight end Evan Engram missing time. Over the last two weeks with 16 catches. He’s also scored in back-to-back games.

Keke Coutee, HOU

Via SportsMap

Coutee made his NFL debut in week four in Indianapolis, and he put on a show with 11 catches for 109 yards on 15 targets! If Fuller can't play in week five against Dallas, Coutee would continue to have a big role as the likely starter opposite DeAndre Hopkins. But even if Fuller plays, look for Deshaun Watson to keep leaning on Coutee. He's a good receiver to stash on your bench if you have an open roster spot.

Taywan Taylor, TEN

Via A to Z Sports Nashville

With Rishard Matthews out of the mix, Taylor emerged as the clear number two in Tennessee. Taylor had a standout performance with seven catches for 77 yards on nine targets. He figures to keep seeing plenty of targets as the number two receiver opposite Corey Davis, and he has a favorable matchup in week five at Buffalo.

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Tight Ends

Cameron Brate, TB

Via ESPN.com

The Bucs head into a bye this week, but Brate is worth a stash with O.J. Howard slated to miss time with a sprained MCL.

C.J. Uzomah, CIN 

Via Cincy Jungle

With Tyler Eifert likely headed to injured reserve, Uzomah is the next man up at tight end for the Bengals.

Streaming Defenses

Tennessee Titans 

Via Titan Insider

Tennessee is this week’s top streamer option after the Bills allowed a massive seven sacks and three takeaways to the Packers in week four.

Denver Broncos 

Via broncoswire.usatoday.com

Denver probably likely put up negative fantasy points in your league last week, but they’re worth strong consideration against a Jets offense that has allowed double-digit fantasy points to each of the last three defenses they’ve faced.

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