Chances are if you’re reading this, you got unlucky with an injury in last week’s matchup or your expectations for a player’s role didn’t go as planned. There have been plenty of injuries that have plagued the league in just four weeks of action, with top-tier fantasy players out for extended periods of time or were unable to suit up Sunday morning, leaving you scrambling for a plug-in starter. This is why you will need to work the fantasy football waiver wire to grab high-upside players to help fill these empty spots and reduce the Sunday morning pre-kickoff panic.
It’s only been four weeks, so you can still stash those late-round flyers you’re attached to and think could boom moving forward in the season. But if you need an immediate upgrade now, here are some Week 5 fantasy football waiver wire pickups that could help move your team in the right direction.
Players must be owned in less than 60 percent of ESPN leagues to be included in the Week 5 fantasy football waiver wire pickups column. All ownerships for waiver wire players will be provided and will reflect that of Monday evening.