Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Week 5

The top free agents and FAAB recommendations for Week 5

Mike Boone
With four games in the books, it’s doubtful anyone has escaped the rash of injuries and disappointing starts. With so many first-rounders underperforming or unavailable, the Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Week 5 has never been more important. Here are the [...]
With four games in the books, it's doubtful anyone has escaped the rash of injuries and disappointing starts. With so many first-rounders underperforming or unavailable, the Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Week 5 has never been more important.

Here are the top fantasy-relevant, low-rostered free agents to target ahead of Week 5, with FAAB recommendations.

FAAB denotes Free Agent Acquisition Budget 

Mike Boone (RB) Denver Broncos (15% FAAB) - Melvin Gordon would be the obvious add but he is rostered in three-quarters of ESPN leagues. Gordon also saw himself benched after another costly fumble. That opened the door for Boone to average 6.7 yards per carry against the Raiders in relief of Javonte Williams. Boone also ran 12 routes to Gordon's 5. Williams's season is over with a serious knee injury, so Boone should be a priority add in all formats.

Raheem Mostert (RB) Miami Dolphins (13% FAAB) - Now rostered in 53% of ESPN leagues, Mostert took a real step towards being Miami's best fantasy RB. He out-snapped Chase Edmonds 46-18 and had 10 more opportunities in Cincinnati. Edmonds will remain involved in the passing game but for now, Mostert looks like the better overall fantasy asset. 

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