After a wild week of football, with both the Titans-Steelers and Patriots-Chiefs games postponed due to COVID-19, we made it to Week 5. Barely, but we did it. Both Austin Ekeler (hamstring, knee) and Nick Chubb (knee) have been ruled out for at least four to six weeks. That now makes McCaffrey, Barkley, Ekeler and Chubb all down before we enter Week 5. This makes the Week 5 fantasy waiver wire pickups that much more important.
Active fantasy football managers win their leagues. If you lost your first round pick already, it’s okay don’t worry. You can work the waivers this week and get some solid guys worth starting for consistent fantasy points.
Here are my top waiver wire pickups for Week 5 that will see expanded roles and even starting roles with injuries plaguing nearly every team in the league thus far.
There are also some drop candidates to consider dropping, but by no means are must-drops.
Players must be owned in less than 60 percent of ESPN leagues to be included in the fantasy football Week 5 waiver wire pickups column. All ownerships for waiver wire players will be provided and will reflect that of Monday evening.