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Fantasy Football Week 5 Waiver Wire: Damien Williams, Samaje Perine among potential backfield solutions

The accidents are commencing to pile up at functioning again, and we had two popular fellas go down in 7 days 4 with David Montgomery (knee) and Joe Mixon (ankle). Hopefully, their substitution possibilities can come to be likely Fantasy starters in the majority of leagues.

Let’s commence in Chicago, in which Montgomery is expected to miss 4-5 weeks with a knee sprain. That should let Damien Williams (sixteen percent rostered on CBS Sports) the prospect to be the highlighted functioning again for the Bears, and he should be the top precedence off the waiver wire.

Williams is dealing with a thigh bruise, but he’s expected to be Ok for 7 days 5 at Las Vegas. And if he starts, contemplate Williams a No. two functioning again in all leagues. He is well worth including for at the very least twenty five percent of your remaining FAAB spending budget, but you may see Williams go for much a lot more than that to a functioning again-needy crew.

We know Williams should get a great deal of do the job in place of Montgomery, who averaged eighteen.eight full touches for every match this yr. Williams just had 8 carries for 55 yards and a landing in 7 days 4 from Detroit, along with two catches for fifteen yards on two targets.

In case the thigh injury for Williams is a challenge then you should system to increase Khalil Herbert (1 percent) as nicely with a secondary waiver move. Herbert is well worth up to 5 percent of your remaining FAAB.

For the Bengals, Mixon is viewed as day-to-day by coach Zac Taylor, though ESPN claimed that Mixon is 7 days-to-7 days with a reduced-ankle sprain. Obviously, there’s however a prospect Mixon can perform in 7 days 5 from Eco-friendly Bay. But if he’s out, Samaje Perine (eight percent rostered) would possible commence, and he’s well worth including in all leagues as the No. two player off the waiver wire powering Williams.

Perine could share participating in time with Chris Evans (two percent rostered), who could do the job on passing downs, but there should be ample do the job to make Perine a flex from the Packers. Mixon has averaged 22.5 full touches for every match this yr.

In terms of FAAB, Perine is well worth up to fifteen percent of your remaining spending budget. I would not want to overpay for Perine in case Mixon performs in 7 days 5, but he did miss 10 online games in 2020 with a foot injury. Evans is well worth 1 percent of your remaining FAAB just to see what function he has in tandem with Perine.

There are other functioning backs to increase in case you are unable to get Williams or Perine, which include Kenneth Gainwell, Brandon Bolden, Jeremy McNichols, Darrel Williams, Alex Collins and Jeff Wilson. We will get into those fellas and a lot more at other positions below, and this should be a active 7 days on the waiver wire.

Editor’s notice: For this waiver wire column, we are only searching at gamers rostered in much less than sixty five percent of CBS Sports leagues.

7 days 5 Waivers


Working Backs

  • Injuries: Christian McCaffrey (hamstring), David Montgomery (knee), Joe Mixon (ankle), Elijah Mitchell (shoulder), Peyton Barber (foot), Tony Jones (ankle), Giovani Bernard (knee), JaMycal Hasty (ankle) and Rashaad Penny (calf)
  • Fall record: Ty’Son Williams (ninety one percent rostered), Kenyan Drake (80 percent), Ronald Jones (sixty four percent) and Mark Ingram (sixty three percent). Williams may return as the Ravens direct functioning again at some level this yr, but Fantasy administrators in 10-crew leagues or much less can move on after Williams was inactive in 7 days 4 at Denver with Le’Veon Bell becoming a member of the lively roster. … Drake had a person have and no catches in 7 days 4 at the Chargers with Josh Jacobs again. It truly is apparent Drake just isn’t heading to get prolonged do the job for the Raiders unless of course Jacobs and Barber each miss time. … Jones scored in 7 days 4 at New England, but he however has 7 full touches or much less in just about every match this yr, with only a person reception. He will never have increased Fantasy value as extensive as Leonard Fournette is wholesome. … Ingram scored fourteen PPR details in 7 days 1 from Jacksonville and has put together for 10 PPR details in 3 online games considering the fact that. He is also put together for just 13 full touches in his earlier two online games from Carolina and Buffalo.
  • Check to see if out there: J.D. McKissic (73 percent rostered), Latavius Murray (71 percent) and A.J. Dillon (sixty five percent). McKissic has scored at the very least sixteen PPR details in two of his earlier 3 online games, and he’s well worth working with as a flex alternative in PPR most weeks, which include 7 days 5 from the Saints. … Murray is now the direct functioning again in Baltimore after he had eighteen carries in 7 days 4 at Denver. He only managed 59 rushing yards, but he scored a landing for the 3rd time in 4 online games. Murray will be a weekly flex if he continues to get this variety of do the job, with his value higher in non-PPR leagues. … Dillon is a lottery ticket in case something ever happens to Aaron Jones. And Dillon just had a period-higher sixteen full touches in 7 days 4 from Pittsburgh and concluded with ninety six full yards, so a lot more do the job could be coming in tandem with Jones.

  • Injuries: Teddy Bridgewater (concussion), Jimmy Garoppolo (calf), Tua Tagovailoa (ribs), Ryan Fitzpatrick (hip), Tyrod Taylor (hamstring) and Andy Dalton (knee)
  • Drops: Baker Mayfield (70 percent rostered) and Justin Fields (sixty three percent). Mayfield has nevertheless to top 19 Fantasy details in any match this yr. … Fields has put together for nine Fantasy details in two starts and is on the verge of acquiring benched for Dalton when he’s wholesome. Fields is only well worth keeping in keeper and dynasty leagues.
  • Check to see if out there: Sam Darnold (71 percent rostered) and Trevor Lawrence (69 percent). Darnold has scored at the very least 21 Fantasy details in just about every match this period, which include at the very least twenty five details in each and every of his earlier two online games. He also has five rushing touchdowns on the yr. … Lawrence is well worth a flyer this 7 days from the Titans, who have allowed 3 quarterbacks to score at the very least 21 Fantasy details in 4 outings.

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Extensive Receivers

  • Injuries: Amari Cooper (hamstring), DK Metcalf (foot), A.J. Brown (hamstring), Julio Jones (hamstring), Tee Higgins (shoulder), Chase Claypool (hamstring), D.J. Chark (ankle), Will Fuller (finger), Sterling Shepard (hamstring), Darius Slayton (hamstring), Jerry Jeudy (ankle), Jarvis Landry (knee), Michael Gallup (calf), Elijah Moore (concussion), T.Y. Hilton (neck), Russell Gage (ankle), Tyrell Williams (concussion) and Marquez Valdes-Scantling (hamstring).
  • Check to see if out there: Check to see if out there: Henry Ruggs (79 percent rostered), Shepard (74 percent) and Jakobi Meyers (70 percent). Ruggs had a down match in 7 days 4 at the Chargers with 3 catches for sixty yards on 6 targets, but he however has at the very least 6 targets in each and every of his earlier 3 online games. He is heading to earn you some weeks, and I want to stash him on my bench for when the matchups are suitable. … Shepard will with any luck , return before long from his hamstring injury, and I would increase him in all leagues in which out there. Prior to acquiring hurt in 7 days three he had at the very least eighteen PPR details in each and every of his 1st two online games. … Meyers would be the No. 1 receiver to increase in PPR leagues in which out there, and he has at the very least 12 targets and sixteen PPR details in two consecutive online games coming into 7 days 5. Mac Jones continues to lean on Meyers, and he’s well worth commencing in PPR going ahead.
  • Drops: JuJu Smith-Schuster (93 percent rostered), Brandon Aiyuk (89 percent), D.J. Chark (eighty five percent), Will Fuller (eighty one percent), Jarvis Landry (68 percent) and Mecole Hardman (fifty one percent). Smith-Schuster and Aiyuk should only be dropped in 10-crew leagues or smaller sized, but evidently it is really been a disappointing commence for each receivers. Smith-Schuster has much less than 53 getting yards in just about every match this period, has 3 online games with 4 catches or much less and has nevertheless to capture a landing. Aiyuk has 3 online games with a person capture or much less and has nevertheless to top 37 getting yards in any outing, with a person landing. … Chark, Fuller and Landry are not well worth keeping whilst they are injured, unless of course you have an IR location, and Chark is possible out for the period. … Hardman may never ever be a regular Fantasy producer, and with Josh Gordon now becoming a member of the Chiefs, points could get worse, so it is really easy to let him go.

Extensive receiver

7 days 5 Precedence Record

  • Injuries: George Kittle (calf), Rob Gronkowski (ribs), Logan Thomas (hamstring), Tyler Higbee (ankle) and Gerald Everett (disease)
  • Check to see if out there: Mike Gesicki (seventy six percent rostered), Dalton Schultz (72 percent) and Jared Cook dinner (sixty seven percent). In the earlier two online games with Brissett commencing, Gesicki had eighteen targets, fifteen catches, 143 yards and a landing, and he scored at the very least sixteen PPR details in those outings. Hopefully, that continues when Tagovailoa returns, as nicely as when Fuller is wholesome. … Schultz should be viewed as a need to-commence limited stop suitable now considering the fact that he has at the very least seventeen PPR details in two consecutive online games, and he has 3 online games this period with at the very least 6 targets and 6 catches. He has fifteen targets in his earlier two outings, and it is really awesome to see Dak Prescott leaning on him. … Cook dinner did nicely Monday evening with 6 catches for 70 yards and a landing on 7 targets. He now has two online games with at the very least 7 targets on the yr and should be a reduced-stop starter in most leagues.
  • Drops: Robert Tonyan (69 percent rostered), Austin Hooper (forty six percent) and Evan Engram (43 percent). Tonyan is heading to score touchdowns, but he only has a person on the period and 3 catches or much less in each and every match. You can uncover a streamer undertaking a lot more, so he’s another person to contemplate dropping. … Hooper has a person landing on the period and 4 online games in a row with nine PPR details or much less. There is certainly little rationale to keep onto him now. … Engram has 6 targets in his two online games this period, but he’s put together for just nine PPR details. The Giants getting corps is crowded when wholesome, and Engram will possible wrestle for regular production.

  • Cardinals (sixty two percent rostered) vs. SF

    Vikings (eighteen percent rostered) vs. DET

    Raiders (sixteen percent rostered) vs. CHI

    Cowboys (35 percent rostered) vs. NYG

  • Greg Joseph (twenty five percent rostered) vs. DET

    Randy Bullock (three percent rostered) at JAC

    Nick Folk (10 percent rostered) at HOU

    Trevor Vizcaino (fourteen percent rostered) vs. CL