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2021 Fantasy Football Rankings — NFL Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups, Adds

Pat Mayo provides his 2021 Fantasy Football Week 5 waiver wire pick up rankings.

Pat Mayo recaps Week 4 and lists his top Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups at each position while going over the injury report. Plus, a look at the MNF betting market.


Week 5 — Rankings | RB | WR | TE | QB | DST | Recap/Player Notes

Week 5 — Waiver Wire | Injuries/RB Snaps | DraftKings Picks

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2021 Week 5 Waiver Wire: Notes

  • All players must be less than 60% owned in fantasy leagues
  • Next Update: Breaking News
  • 12 PPR Scoring
  • Bye Weeks: NONE

2021 Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups: RB

Week 5 RB Snap Shares

  1. Latavius Murray
  2. Damien Williams
  3. Samaje Perine
  4. AJ Dillon
  5. Kenneth Gainwell
  6. J.D. McKissic
  7. Peyton Barber
  8. Jeremy McNichols
  9. Dwayne Washington
  10. Brandon Bolden

2021 Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups: WR

WR Pickup Breakdown + Buy/Sell

  1. Emmanuel Sanders
  2. Curtis Samuel
  3. Jamison Crowder
  4. Rashod Bateman
  5. Tim Patrick
  6. Darnell Mooney “Toons”
  7. Christian Kirk
  8. Rondale Moore
  9. K.J. Osborn
  10. Zach Pascal
  11. Terrace Marshall

2021 Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups: TE

  1. Dawson Knox
  2. Dalton Schultz
  3. Maxx Williams
  4. Tyler Conklin
  5. Ricky Seals-Jones
  6. Pat Freiermuth
  7. CJ Uzomah

2021 Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups: QB Streams

  1. Kirk Cousins vs DET
  2. Sam Darnold vs PHI
  3. Trevor Lawrence vs TEN
  4. Daniel Jones at DAL
  5. Trey Lance at ARI
  6. Zach Wilson vs ATL
  7. Mac Jones at HOU
  8. Justin Fields at LV

2021 Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups: D/ST Streams

  1. NE at HOU
  2. DAL vs NYG
  3. TEN at JAX
  4. ARI vs SF
  5. BAL vs IND

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