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Best available quarterbacks on the Week 5 waiver wire

Teddy Bridgewater’s easy schedule could make him one of the best waiver wire options at quarterback ahead of Week 5.

Teddy Bridgewater of the Carolina Panthers warms up before the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium on September 27, 2020 in Inglewood, California. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

There are some quarterbacks widely available that either have good matchups heading into Week 5 or had successful Week 4 performances that raised our expectations moving forward. With that in mind, here are three QBs with under 50% ownership at traditional fantasy football leagues that managers can consider picking up in their leagues.

Teddy Bridgewater, Panthers (19 percent)

Although Christian McCaffrey is out with an ankle injury, Carolina’s offense has been productive. His trio of top receivers — Robby Anderson, D.J. Moore, and Curtis Samuel — all have a ton of speed and potential to rack up yards after the catch. Anderson is among the league leaders in receiving yards He has a cupcake schedule for the next four weeks and will face Atlanta’s porous secondary twice in his next four games. Next up — @ATL, CHI, @NO, ATL.

Justin Herbert, Chargers (16 percent)

Herbert has done a phenomenal job filling in for Tyrod Taylor. The rookie is averaging more than 300 passing yards per game and torched the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for three passing touchdowns in Week 3. Tampa Bay had one of the best coverage ratings in the league heading into last weekend, so it appears like Herbert can put up big numbers against quality defenses. He’ll face some questionable secondaries in the coming weeks. Next up — @NO, NYJ, @MIA, JAX

Derek Carr, Raiders (20 percent)

Carr is quietly having a pretty solid season. He’s notched over 1,000 receiving yards with eight touchdown passes and no interceptions. While he doesn’t have the best receiving corps, Josh Jacobs has been useful out of the backfield and Darren Waller has continued to look like one of the more dangerous tight ends in the NFL. He might not wow you with amazing numbers, but he has a solid floor. Next up — @KC, BYE, TB @CLE, @LAC