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Week 5 NFL FDx (Waiver) Wire

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The FDx Wire is written in the tradition of a waiver-wire report, however, we have added our FDx Score to illustrate how our proprietary algorithms feel about the player. The higher the number the better that player will perform. Also, added is the projected points for the week. Visit The Fantasy Doctors Analytics HERE for our Top Week 5 Projections. You will not see any adds to a player over 60% ownership in two leagues.

Jared Goff, QB LAC (47.4 FDx Score/13.24 Projected Points) 

 13% ownership in ESPN leagues

34% ownership in CBS leagues

12% ownership in Yahoo leagues

I’ve been saying to grab Jared Goff, hopefully you can skip this portion because you already did. He has risen six percent in ESPN leagues and 11 percent in CBS, and 12 percent at Yahoo. Expect that climb to continue. Last week against the Cowboys he moved the ball up and down the field. Throwing for 255-yards and two touchdowns. A fringe fantasy starter with ceiling. His schedule does hit a sticking point, but his streaming value is excellent.

Deshaun Watson, QB HOU (67.27 FDx Score/18.06 Projected Points) 

26.9% ownership in ESPN leagues

50% ownership in CBS leagues

34% ownership in Yahoo leagues

Watson’s ownership keeps climbing and there is no reason why it shouldn’t. Yahoo he has moved up 20 percent, 15 percent in ESPN, and 22 percent in CBS. Since he took over the starting job in week two he has improved his fantasy points as well, 15-28-42. Hitting the 42 point wont be easy to do again, but there is no reason he shouldn’t be on your team.

Alvin Kamara, RB NOS (Bye Week) 

20.9% ownership in ESPN leagues

62% ownership in CBS leagues

46% ownership in Yahoo leagues

His value went up in all leagues. Five percent in CBS, over nine percent in ESPN, and six points in Yahoo. Based off Sunday’s performance, he will continue to climb. He rushed five times for 25-yards and caught ten balls for 71-yards and a touchdown. His reception totals led the Saints offense. His total points have climbed since week two 5-11-20. With Adrian Peterson, clearly not the player he was, look for Kamara to be on the field more as the season progresses.

D’Onta Foreman, RB HOU (49.53 FDx Score/4.21 Projected Points) 

7.6% ownership in ESPN leagues

59% ownership in CBS leagues

28% ownership in Yahoo leagues

D’Onta Foreman’s ownership percentage went up again. He is now going at a 59% ownership clip, which is up 30 percent, a huge leap. He carried the ball 13 times on Sunday gaining 45-yards. On Friday, head coach Bill O’Brien said that Foreman is an every down back. It seems the only thing holding Foreman from exactly that is Lamar Miller. Expect at least 10-12 touches per game unless Miller injured.

Eddie Lacy, RB GBY (63.4 FDx Score/7.38 Projected Points) 

91.6% ownership in ESPN leagues

25% ownership in CBS leagues

20% ownership in Yahoo leagues

Here we are again my old friend. With all the injuries Seattle is shredding at running back, they will need to turn to Eddie Lacy once again. He had 11 carries for 52-yards against Indianapolis on Sunday Night Football. With Chris Carson out, C.J. Prosise not able to stay healthy, and Thomas Rawls never ready, the default is Lacy.

Devin Funchess, WR CAR (71.91 FDx Score/7.89 Projected Points) 

13.2% ownership in ESPN leagues

56% ownership in CBS leagues

26% ownership in Yahoo leagues

Carolina Panthers are going to be using the short game as much as possible and the biggest benefactor at wide receiver is Devin Funchess. On Sunday, he caught seven of nine targets for 70-yards and two touchdowns. Its easy to have a great game against a Patriots defense that simply doesn’t exist. However, he is getting more targets this season. Last year, he had only 59 total targets, he has 19 this season. A true test for him will be this week against the ferocious Detroit Lions defense.

Evan Engram, TE NYG (78.41 FDx Score/5.02 Projected Points) 

24.2% ownership in ESPN leagues

69% ownership in CBS leagues

47% ownership in Yahoo leagues

It’s no secret that the Giants like to use their tight end in their offense, its why they made Evan Engram their first round selection at 23 overall. He was targeted 11 times on Sunday and finished with six catches for 62-yards. He was used early and often against the Buccs as he had 53-yards by the end of the first half. He has been a steady workhorse for the Giants passing game. He has four or more receptions in each game this season and has one touchdown. He may be off the waiver wire target list come next week due to high ownership rates.

Cameron Brate, TE TBY (82.18 FDx Score/6.68 Projected Points) 

9.8% ownership in ESPN leagues

52% ownership in CBS leagues

50% ownership in Yahoo leagues

Cameron Brate brought in four of six targets for 80-yards and a touchdown. This was his second score on the season and in back-to-back weeks. Two of his catches were of supreme importance. The first being the touchdown in the fourth quarter to put Tampa Bay in the lead. He then setup the Nick Folk winning field goal, when he made an over-the-shoulder grab on a 26-yard reception. On the season, he has 10 catches on 13 targets in three games. His limitations come with rookie tight end O.J. Howard being a threat on offense as well.

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