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Welcome in everyone.
It is Tuesday, October 13th.
We've got a wacky week five wrap up and then our guy Steve at f F Underscore Encyclopedia will tell you who to target on your Week six waiver wire and once again, fantasy foresight.
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How you doing tonight, Jay? I'm happy to be wrapping up like you said another wacky week in the NFL fantasy football season.
It's just It's never gonna end this season, man.
Just it's gonna be a roller coaster ride of canceled games and rescheduled games and guys that around injuries and all this stuff.
We had Mawr injuries that will get into again this week, and I'll tell you what you know, If you didn't pull out your hair or didn't want to bang your head against the wall, you might as well just enjoy the ride because it's not gonna change just enjoy the craziness.
Steve, how are you doing? I'm doing pretty well, guys.
Um, yeah, it always comes back to the Cleveland Browns with me.
I guess every time you guys asked me how I'm doing this podcast.
So, uh, yeah, pretty well.
So, you know, happy to be on talk a little bit.
Fancy football, and, uh, yeah, just a little foreshadowing its It's looking a little grim out there on the waiver wire, but we'll talk about that.
It fits the Halloween season.
Put it that way.
I was going to save it until we talked about Jonathan Taylor.
But since you brought it up, I told you all my browns are Brown's had something for those Indianapolis Colts.
And I was right, four and one.
And now we got the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Alright, quick disclaimer.
If this is your first time listening, just know we're speaking in terms of single Q B full PPR redraft by default and all of our fantasy finishes as well as fantasy points per game.
Calculations are all based on full PPR LTD.
Two weeks one through 16 according to fantasy pros dot com.
So with all of the crazy coverted madness and all the cancelations, we ended up with just 11 buys and sells this week in week five.
And one of them is playing right now instead, uh, faan Dig.
So he's gonna be to be determined and we'll have to get back to you on that.
And because we still have two teams, there is a little bit of variance in the potential finishes for our guys.
But I will say every one of these outcomes is death in it, except for one tight end and for the guy we just mentioned Stefon Diggs.
So we will cover everyone else.
And first up, we were buying Gardner Minshew verse in aggregate projection of quarterback 24 total foresight got this one right.
He is currently the Q B 12 and at worst he will be Q B 14.
And all he had to do was be quarterback. 24.
Hey, went 31 of 49 for 301 yards, two touchdowns, no interceptions, added 18 rushing rushing yards, no touchdowns there.
And next week he is at home verse Detroit, So still on that streaming radar for shore and, you know, all of us, including trapped, bought this one.
So we all started off.
Wanna know? Got that right.
Look, a gardener, man.
You know, good game.
And, uh, I'm really proud of total foresight.
Had him dialed in a Q B 11.
And that's right around where he finished.
So look at that heck of a way to start.
Yeah, And you know, it's funny when I think back to the podcast Sunday, you know, talking about Menchu, it was like one of the reasons he seemed like such a home run hit is a by was Hill Hill.
Eventually get Thio the stat line that lets him finish where he finished.
I mean, that wasn't a game that Jacksonville really contended very well in.
They were definitely behind quite a bit in that game, but and he didn't look like he was gonna finish very well there for a good at least a whole half of football.
But that's just where he finishes on the day and fancy football.
That's why you gotta love Gardner Minshew in the valley he presents absolutely on, just like our next guy.
That we also told you was streamer worthy last week, and that's Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.
Total foresight was buying him verse in aggregate projection of Q B 19.
Got this one right as well.
He's currently Q B 11 and he's only gonna be Q B 13 at worst, right where total foresight has him ranked.
So you know the the Atlanta Falcons are the perfect home cooking for any quarterback out there.
Kirk Cousins is that guy.
Next week he gets the Falcons at home.
Eso It should be a pretty nice day for Auld Kirk O.
Um, you know what? I'm I'm very pleased to be wrong on this one.
You know, I'm the only one who got this one wrong because I said if I was wrong, then that means deejay probably had a good game, and he finally did so totally fine being wrong on this one.
Welcome to the season, D. J. Moore.
You know, it's funny.
A little quick peek behind the curtain.
All week I have been thinking about, you know, with Aaron Rodgers on buying our league of record.
I'm like, Gosh, I should start Teddy, be I should start Teddy B.
But I was like, No It just seems like such an easy call.
It won't really happen on then what an hour before game time, I go ahead, drop Ben Roethlisberger and pick up Teddy Bridgewater.
I was pretty happy for it.
Not that it matters, because I'm still gonna lose in that league like I losing all of my leagues this season.
Shout out to our guy, our guy Russ.
He's put the whipping on me this week.
But But it wasn't.
It was a wise move.
And, yeah, he had a great day.
Like every quarterback who plays against the Atlanta Falcons does and will continue to do so, yes, attack that match up every single week and yeah, that brings us to everybody is too.
And, oh, except J. Who is one and one.
But Jay gets the last laugh on our next guy because he was on an island, Uh, where total foresight was Not.
He was with total foresight, was buying Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson versus aggregate projection of RB 18 total foresight myself, Steve Trav.
We were all buying along with total foresight, and Jay was the only one selling and Jay was the only one who got that one right.
He is gonna be our B 27 at best.
James Robinson on Lee.
A 13 rush attempts That hurts me just saying it.
And 48 rush yards. No touchdowns.
Hey, did have five receptions on seven targets, but for just 22 yards, just it was the worst game of James Robinson season.
I did not get to watch that game.
I don't know how he looked.
I know he did lose a fumble, Aziz.
Well, but it was just a bad one.
And J, if I remember correctly, you were just like this makes too much sense.
And that's why I'm going to sell it. And you're right.
It was one of those weeks.
It was mostly because of his offensive coordinator came out and said, We need to keep him or involved in the second half And I'm like, You know what? We've heard this song and dance and other situations this season, and it's completely not gone the way the coaches state it's going Thio.
So I'm like, you know what? I'm gonna bet that the coach speak is wrong again.
And it sure was because he was not heavily involved coming down the stretch.
Yeah, This was a frustrating one, for sure.
Obviously games gripped hurt him, you know, quite a bit in this one.
But then it was also, like I said, frustrating because you saw Chris Thompson getting involved a good bit in the passing game.
And, you know, I just kind of feel like keep James Robinson on the field and let him get the ball in his hands in those situations, So yeah, definitely a frustrating one.
And as somebody who was desperately depending on James Robinson, he let me down and put the final nail in my coffin on a couple of decisions in my legal record today.
The next by we have coming into Week five was New York Giants running back the Vonta Freeman.
Total foresight was buying him versa.
A Nagra get projection of RB 38 got that one correct.
Everybody but Jay and Steve, that is Hey, is RB 14 currently at worst, he's gonna be RB 18.
Hey, Got the increased volume that I was anticipating.
17 carries, 60 yards and a touchdown and another two receptions on three targets for 27 more yards didn't set the world on fire.
But all he had to do was beat that RB 38 he did so in a big way.
So total foresight, myself and travel are currently three and one, and Jay and Steve are sitting it to and to, You know, Steve, I don't know how you feel, but look, I like Devonta Freeman, and he's had his durability issues over the years, and I don't wanna hold that against the guy.
But just, you know, sitting out the first few weeks in this season, it's always a concern that somebody's gonna pick up a soft tissue injury.
And so when he goes to the Giants, a team with a very poor offensive line, I just didn't know how quickly he'd get ingrained, how much he'd be used.
So I just He's not a guy again.
I just didn't know if I could trust him in that role.
But boy, he really surprised this week and really put together a nice fantasy day, and I just have to say, Hey, I was dead wrong about the Cowboys.
I thought they were going to come out and have like a little bit of fight on their defense, and that was not the case.
And we We saw it all day Sunday and, you know, fortunately, Andy Dalton, I guess, came to the rescue there down the stretch in that one.
But man, Oh, man, that that defense, I was just very alarming.
We've seen the New York Giants struggle mightily offensively this season.
Probably called him one of the bottom dollars dollars in the NFL offensively, and they just lit up the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.
I'll tell you what local sports radio here they were having the debate on whether or not they don't like toe throw around.
You know the words like the worst of all time and things like that in Globe go with those kind of statements.
But are we seeing possibly the worst defense that we've seen in recent years in Dallas and also the worst offensive line that we've seen in recent years in Cincinnati at the same time during the same season? Like, could these be the absolute worse that we've seen in all seriousness? I mean it z pretty crazy.
I mean, yeah, there's there's bad defense all over the place you've got the Falcons, you've got the Cowboys.
I mean, there, you know, it's just a crazy 2020 co vid season, and I got to see the yardage pace.
But I know there was a New Orleans defense.
What was it? It's been so many years.
I can't remember exactly what year.
But they gave up 7000 yards.
Uh, and I'm just curious what pace Dallas is on for.
Like if they're on pace to beat that record, I gotta look that up.
And that's the thing, too, is like we knew coming into this season, all these defense is there gonna be definitely behind the eight ball, a little better advantage toe offense.
But then the Cowboys don't do any favors for their defense, either when they're throwing the ball 50 times a week.
I mean, they only had a good running back to turn around and hand it off.
Thio. That's right.
They have Zeke, what are you doing? Mike McCarthy.
You know, I understand.
Sometimes, you know, you do your you fall behind, you have to throw the ball a little bit more.
But But, man, they just they aren't doing themselves any favors.
Right now our defense goes, but Aaron Rodgers is sitting back like, Yeah, our worst defensive day is their best defensive day.
Yeah, our guy trapped just pointed out that deck had been on pace for 6700 past yards, in part because of that off of defense.
And we all a fantasy foresight.
Wish Dacca Very speedy recovery.
It's, uh, poor guy got a raw deal down there in Dallas, and hopefully Jerry does him, right? But, you know, uh, Andy Dalton, You could have much worse backups in the league.
But, you know, And while we're talking about Dallas, I've got a bone to pick with you, Mr.
Tight End Dalton Schultz Every single one of us were laughing about the fact that we were buying U verse in aggregate projection of tight end 32.
The joke is on us this year whenever it comes to buying tight ends with absurdly low aggregate projections because we're like there's no way this guy can't finish his tight and 32 what he do.
He finished his tight and 39 while some Dallas Cowboys tight end named Blake Bell taunt saw sitting at tight and 31 with one catch on one target for 13 yards.
That would have made us technically right.
Even though that is just an absolutely abysmal fantasy day.
Eso You know, Dalton could only muster one catch on three targets for six yards.
So all I had to do was catch either one of those other two targets, even for one yard.
And we would have been right just one of those days in fantasy.
We're all three and two for me, Total foresight and trav and two and three for you guys.
So we're all neck and neck right there.
And then this was the one where I was like all right, this just makes way too much sense.
It's way too easy.
I should say no, but come on, it's tight And 32 like he just has to be better than like there weren't even There were what 28 teams playing this week like this is really It was a standard.
I mean, that was such an automatic win in my mind that when I was going through and I was like, Oh, we're gonna be this and that.
No, we got Dalton Schultz.
Wrong. Seriously on.
That's why it's It's always hard for me to want to sell tight ends just for the simple fact that it's like if he caught one pass for eight yards, but it happened to be a touchdown.
You know, you know that guy is gonna end up finishing e don't know.
It varies from week, probably, but that's what I mean.
Or he's gonna be so close, like within a point of such a wide variety of outcomes.
That is just it makes you.
It's like there's hardly there probably isn't a guy in the world.
I want to sell it tight end 30 to just for that simple reason that that is such an easy mark to hit.
Except every week when we buy tight ends. Well, maybe.
Well, maybe we'll by Blake Bell next week because he's undoubtedly going to be projected for like, tight end 40.
So we'll have to check that one out.
Um, and then, like I said, we we are buying Stefon Diggs verse in aggregate projection of wide receiver 17.
That game's almost a half time.
I admittedly have no clue how he's doing right now, but we all unanimous.
Unanimously picked that.
So whatever our records are, our respective spread will be the same.
But we do have a few cells to cover.
Before we jump into that.
I just want to give you a quick update.
The Saints defense from 2012 gave up 7042 yards.
How? I thought you were gonna tell me about Stefon Diggs E four for 54 I think last.
Okay, but he's well on his way to a pretty nice night.
The Dallas Cowboys defense is currently on pace for 6500 yards allowed.
So not not is bad.
Yeah, not as bad.
But yeah, it's funny.
Trav had said that Jack was on pace for 6700 past yards.
You know, it's a lot of defensive yards giving up.
So keep your hand on for Andy Dalton, man and fantasy.
That defense isn't magically just going to get better just because Dax gone Well, you know what, Ben? And you made the point before they do have Zeke.
Maybe this is the time when they start to rely on him a little bit more and maybe start.
I don't know, soak the clock up, not give opposing teams so many opportunities to possess the ball and relieve a little pressure from that defense and actually start playing some good team football.
But don't worry J.
They playing that awful NFC East where a sub 500 record equates to being the division leader.
So you're doing OK, Dallas? If the Browns were in that division, man, we'd be having a party.
A exactly take a month off.
All right, so way we do still have coming up.
Jay is going to give us our Week five injury update.
And Steve is gonna be rounding out the episode with the Week six waiver wire target.
So stay tuned for that.
But first, we do have these cells to get to and, um, let me see here.
Oh, except the one we almost went perfect on ourselves this week.
The first one we got right was your guy J Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz.
We technically got this one, right, but I'll be honest.
Carson played a lot better than I thought he would at Pittsburgh.
We were selling him verse an aggregate projection of Q B 11 and he is going to be Q B 13.
At best, he could be as low is Q B 15.
But that is a little bit better than the Q B 22 ranking that we had him at a total foresight.
We'll take the technical win, for sure, but you know, he's somebody that, um over the first two weeks played really bad that over the last three weeks he's been a very serviceable type of guy.
And if you are starting to look ahead toward playoff schedules down the stretch, Carson Wentz is a guy that's got some nice matchups later on.
So, you know, keep him on your radar and, you know, because he went, he went at Pittsburgh J.
He went 20 to 35 for 2 58 2 touchdowns, did throw two interceptions, but just a much better day than I thought he would have with depleted weapons again. AP.
It's well and I what I was going to say was, guys, you know, I know that this is the first time the Browns and Steelers have both entered a game with one lost each or fewer in a long time, and there's a lot of pressure on that game.
But you have to be feeling kind of good after seeing Philadelphia, who had the ball with under four minutes to go down less than one possession and had an opportunity to take the lead and really possibly pull the upset.
And Philly is not a good team.
So I mean, you gotta look at that and say, Hey, if Philly can keep it that close and have an opportunity to win that game, so can we? Oh, without a doubt, the fancy is gonna have those guys ready to sock them in the mouth with a helmet or without a helmet.
All of the above.
Okay, it'll just be on their heads.
Don't worry about take his cleats off.
The only guy who's ever taken his cleats off to try to hurt somebody, and I don't know, guys.
I mean, I'm not going to give Carson Wentz too much credit.
He just also had to do was just target future Hall of Famer Travis Fulgham like the entire I mean, you know, you didn't have it easy, you know? Just throw it up to him for a buck.
52 Number one overall draft pick for sure. Right.
Uh, I think I read that he's like from Old Dominion University.
And it was the sixth around, picking the Lions or something a little bit.
But But, hey, you know, maybe this is this is his opera, but, uh, yeah, you do make an excellent point as far as his playoff schedule down the stretch.
Like it, you know, as long as he could stay healthy and the rest of that receiving core of that team could just be healthy, you know, he's somebody that I'm sure you know, it's probably gonna be worth a look.
I'm sure people will be willing to stream him, Uh, very happily in the fancy playoff.
So definitely somebody to keep an eye on.
Next up, our our first running back.
So the week was Arizona Cardinals running back Canyon Drake.
Hey, was he had an aggregate projection of r B five and there was a running back in that backfield that finished his RB seven.
But it wasn't Kenyan Drake and Kenyan Drake didn't get hurt.
We got this one bright because he is currently our B 22 at best did get in the end zone on the ground but had 18 attempts for 60 yards, the one rushing touchdown.
What has surprised me the most this season about Kenyan Drake is his lack of involvement in the passing game.
One catch on one target for two yards.
And the reason is the guy that I alluded to Chase Edmunds.
You had three attempts for 36 yards, one touchdown and then five receptions on six targets for 56 yards in a PPR format.
Man like he just RB seven on the week.
So far, we're probably what worst case scenario gonna be like RB 10.
So, man of all the guys that if you went early running back that you hopefully you coughed.
You know Mike Davis and Chase Edmunds or two of the highest guys on that list.
And now obviously, Alexander Madison Dalvin Cook's hurt, but yeah, just another right one for total foresight.
Having a pretty good accuracy week so far.
If you're keeping count total foresight myself and traverse sitting at five.
And to Jay and Steve at four and three, everybody is over 500.
Nice bounce back week from that crazy week four, you know, and you know spoiler alert is just gonna get better over these. Last.
Like it. Let's go.
Next up, we've got Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor couldn't do anything.
Cleveland Browns defense.
57 yards, one touchdown, two receptions on three targets for 17 yards. No touchdown.
Hey! Is sitting at RB 18 at best.
That's why I just couldn't get on board with that r B seven aggregate projection that he's been very consistent as a middle of the road running back to this year.
But he's not at any point.
Jumped into that RB one territory yet.
Steve mentioned it partially because he hasn't had to, but this one it was partially because game script, because they were behind book to the Brown.
So much so, you know, happy to be right about this one.
You are being a contrarian.
And now you're sitting at four and four Total foresight myself are currently looking at a six and to record along with trav and Steve sitting at five and three.
Come on, I'm waiting for it.
If you want to take credit for it and that's your story for being wrong about that.
Just to give you the reverse juju.
It was all you. Thank you, sir.
There are guy Trav did go out on a limb on this next guy and unfortunately got it wrong.
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A J. Green.
This is somebody in my league of record that I took it the equivalent of the top of the seventh.
I've never been in a J Green guy.
I thought, You know what? That can't pass up that value.
Even though it was that late.
I still wish that I would have went a different direction, man.
And I had no idea how.
As of Week five, after everything we've seen for the first four weeks, he was still being projected as wide receiver 15.
And he shouldn't even have been on this podcast because he shouldn't even been that high.
He should have been irrelevant, like we all knew and we were right.
Didn't look good on his Onley target for an interception left with a quote hamstring.
There is speculation that people saw him on the sidelines lip reading specialists saying you know I'm talking about I say, specialist with quotations on Twitter, talking about saying trade me or something like that.
So I don't know if you know, you got all the targets you could handle the first few weeks and you didn't do much with them, Bud.
So, uh, you know that that drops trapped down to seven or six and three.
Steve's now six and three, J's five and four and me and total foresight sitting at seven and two.
What do you want me to say? A.
Green is done for a J.
And he's just a guy that's now hurt once again.
Yeah, I think if my memory serves correct said something along the lines of this might be the the hardest sell.
I think I've ever had this podcast.
And I do remember that my goodness, his zero receptions on the day speaks for you not to go, man.
I had that many catches this weekend.
Just so you know, guys, we all had that many fantasy points this weekend.
And my goodness talk about 2020.
If any of us would have envisioned that by week five.
J Green with I know he loved with the hammy, but let's just let's project him is being healthy and going to suit up and play next week.
Did he just be out there and every league just sitting on Labour's and that nobody's gonna wanna pick him? That that would just be unheard of.
Yeah, that's nuts.
Maybe he gets it figured out.
Maybe he father Time stays undefeated, and he is the most expensive decoy in the history of decoys.
That's not even really a decoy anymore.
Um, moving on to our last cell of the week.
We have Miami Dolphins.
Tight end might get Seki.
Man, this guy must have been listening to our podcast, and we motivated him because he was really mad at us for doubting his ability to be a tight end.
According to the aggregate projection last week, he's currently sitting at tight end four.
John who? Smith and Dawson knocks, and Tyler Kroft.
Let's get a technical dove year, but I'm not expecting it.
I mean, he had five catches on six targets.
91 yards didn't even get in the end zone is still sitting a tight end for So we will take that lost tip of the cap to you, Mr Kosecki.
But, you know, it just it drives me nuts when you know it's second worst strength of schedule at the tight end position.
You know, we had good reason to sell him.
It was the biggest gap.
I believe if I remember correctly between our tight end or total foresight, rank and aggregate projection of at least the relevant type of tight ends.
So, you know, just thought we could count on him to not be elite this week, and we couldn't once again that just goes to show you the tumultuous nous of the tight end position.
Because you have a guy who doesn't even get in the end zone, has five catches now.
He does have some good yardage, 91 yards.
That's nothing to be disappointed about.
But that's that's the fourth best tight end in the league this week.
I mean, that's and then you had a guy who had one catch who ended up being like what was Oh my God.
It was always tight end, like it was tight end like 31 it was going to be happy about.
Dalton Schultz had one catch for 13 yards and was tight and 39 like That's how much you're going from. 39.
No, that was Which is.
That was the other tight end.
He only had six yards on one catch on three targets.
Brian Schultz? Yeah, the other guy.
Like a difference of three, which is that it's like that's going from tight and 39 a tight end.
That's how much of a difference it makes.
The tight end is an extremely volatile position.
That's why there's only like a couple of guys worth investing any legitimate draft equity and and the rest of them, like we talk about in our offseason.
Siri's every year.
There are 50% of your tight end ones on average that go outside the top 12 tight ends in your drafts, which most of the time equates absolutely free.
So if you don't get one of the top guys, wait, wait, wait.
On those tight ends, Alright.
You ready to get into some injuries? Yeah, injuries from you and then waiver targets from Steve.
So again, you know, we had a slew of big names this week going down with injury, obviously, Dak Prescott.
Pretty gruesome injury compound fracture of the ankle or had surgery that evening.
I mean, he's gonna be out, obviously for the foreseeable future.
You know, I have not seen if he can even make it back this season.
I don't know what that kind of injury entails.
Maybe we can check with our boy foresight, F f p T.
Russ, our physical therapist specialist, to see what his thoughts are.
But Yeah, like you guys, said Andy Dalton, it's certainly gonna be an opportunity for him to leave the offense.
Deontay Johnson, who is now back to back games where he left early in games.
First it was a concussion, which cost him Week three.
Now it's a back injury, which cost him Week five.
So you know, back injuries are notoriously tricky to project, so just keep an eye on that.
Let's see, I've got uh, Kyle Allen did pick up a little bit of an injury in his game.
It remains unclear whether Allen will be given a fair opportunity to start should he be ready for week six.
Um, Alex Smith could take over for that offense.
What? Sammy Watkins, not surprising, has now picked up an injury.
Strained his hamstring.
So you know it's Sami.
What do you What do you What do you want to dio It was a matter of time.
We talked about a J Green.
Um Russell Gauge again, Man, bad luck.
Landed hard on his left shoulder, came up holding it, limping, uh, missed a handful of snaps, but he did return to the game, so he'll probably be on the injury report, but hopefully should be good.
D J h R Clayton.
The Jaguars lost.
The Texans, left the game with an ankle injury.
I have not seen anything about the severity, but keep an eye on that.
And then again, the you know, the other main one is Dalvin Cook.
In the third quarter of the Sunday night game, he pulled up holding his groin after a noncontact injury.
So likely several weeks.
They do have a by coming up, but you'd have to think he's gonna miss at least two games.
Plus the by minimum on den.
Uh, let's see, just some quick updates.
I don't know if there's anything really notable here.
Noah fans still 2 to 3 weeks away.
Austin, Eh? Killer? Still 5 to 7 weeks away.
Another 2 to 3 weeks away.
Expected back weeks. Six.
Dallas Goddard Still 3 to 5 weeks away.
Drew Lock should be back this week or next.
Um, CMC projected about 2 to 3 weeks away.
Chris Godwin is expected back this week.
Zac Moss Another 1 to 2 weeks.
Julio Jones Week.
The week, You know, he might be out another week or two.
Davante Adams should be back this week.
All right, Steve.
Oh, who are we targeting on our waiver wires in week six? Well, just let me say first and foremost, uh, the last I have seen because goodness, does it seem to change sometimes by the hour.
Here are your teams on by this upcoming week, that would be the Raiders, the Chargers, the Saints and Seahawks.
That is what I last saw as of, like, a couple of hours ago.
And I'm glad I checked because there have been some changes that I just caught me by surprise.
I was like, Whoa, Okay, that changes things.
So you know what that said.
Obviously, people are going to be without Russell Wilson and Drew Brees, Josh Jacobs, Chris Carson, Camara, Metcalfe, Lockett, Michael Thomas Waller, Keenan Allen, Hunter Henry.
You know even other you know, kind of marginal guys, but with how banged up rosters have been and how just Covidien this season has been.
You know, we've had to do some crazy things with our rosters, you know, even even the players, like, you know, in Emmanuel Sanders, who, by the way, had a fantastic game last night.
There's there's fancy managers.
They're gonna be missing guys like that this week with Saints owned by.
So, um, you know, that being said, it's it's important to get after the your ah waiver wire this week.
I wish I could say that it's looking a little better than it actually is out there.
But like I alluded to in the intro, it's it's a little scary, but we'll go ahead and kick it off with the most important position on a week to week basis of the running backs.
Obviously, Alexander Madison is the running back to go out there and get, um, even if it turns out to just be a 1 to 2 week rental.
I I kinda side with you, J.
I think it would be more of a two week thing, you know, with a bye bye week looming.
You know, Madison, look as he always has in the time he does get on the field.
He looked pretty fantastic, you know, 112 yards on 20 carries certainly could fill the role that you know Minnesota invested a lot in Dalvin Cook.
No need to rush him back.
Um, he's surprised, Say, I'm curious to hear what kind of price you would throw out him knowing that he's going to be a new elite but an elite like three week rental.
So first and foremost surprisingly, he's actually on Lee 40% roster, and I was a little alarmed that that that was it.
Just because we have view him is one of the Mawr elite like insurance policy running backs.
And the guy who plays in front of them has a habit of never playing a full NFL season so that the cop aggregate Steve or just on Yahoo just on Yahoo, OK, just wanted to clarify and make sure that e I think yesterday morning and then, um so I'm sure, depending on different leagues.
And you know how, however, the league operates that some of these numbers probably took a a bounce up in the last couple of days, but still, even the fact that's not 50% is kind of stunning to me.
But the point is, there's plenty of leagues out there where he is available.
And, yeah, like you said Jay, depending on your situation and how desperate you are to, you know, we're at a point in the season where you know if you're hurting for a win, you gotta win, you know, just to kind of keep your playoff hopes alive, you might need to spend up.
I mean, at least he's somebody that's worth continuing to roster after renting him for like a 1 to 2 weeks start.
But, you know, so that's where for me I could see you doing anywhere from 30 to 50% of you know, $100 of Ah, you know, if you have $100 fab budget, you may be spend 50% of it.
It most, uh, to get him for a couple of weeks.
There's probably people out there right now who would blow the whole thing.
I can't say that I blame you at this point in time, you know, groin injury.
That could be tricky.
Even with the bye week, you know, coming up.
You know you don't know how easily that could be re injured, but so he's definitely the top ad.
If he's out there in your league, I do feel like in most highly competitive leagues, that's just not going to be the case.
Um, next up, we've got Damian Harris, New England Patriots running back.
He's 52% rostered, you know, The last time we saw him in action, he did have a 101 100 yard night on Monday Night Football against Kansas City Chiefs.
Obviously, they had their surprise by week thrust upon them, uh, this past week, So he's still sitting out there and roughly half of leagues.
You know he's not gonna get any passing game work.
He's kind of like another Sony Michelle, so to speak.
We don't know how long he'll hold on to that job once Michelle's healthy, but you should be able to get some starts out of him the next several weeks, and if you need a running back, you probably will.
I'd probably be willing to spend around 25% of my fat budget to get him, just knowing that he'll probably get 15 to 20 carries.
Um, and that's gonna That's worth something, right? So we'll move on to Justin Jackson, who last night on Monday Night Football it wasn't Joshua Kelly who led the team in touches.
It was Justin Jackson of the L A Chargers.
He's currently only rostered on 42% of leagues.
So even though he was somebody that a lot of people picked up last week, there's still plenty of him sitting around out there.
Hey, didn't produce at a high level on those 20 touches, but the matchup was a pretty brutal one.
So you have to think that if he continues to lead that backfield, Andi gets, um, nicer matchups down the line.
You know, he's certainly somebody that I think it's worth taking a shot on.
Uh, and he probably presents out of the guys I just mentioned between Madison and Harris.
And now Jackson being that heckler might be out for quite some time.
You know, Jackson, if he does, you know, take the reins of the backfield.
He could probably give you more production for a longer period of your season.
So at least before the other guys get healthy in front of them, I got the Ernest Jacks Johnson of the Cleveland Browns.
Um, you know, he was up there quite a bit last week.
Now he only got eight carries this past Sunday.
32 yards added a four yard catch.
You know, obviously a disappointing day if you did start him.
But, um, I don't think anyone was adding him last week, expecting him toe have a big game against the Indianapolis Colds.
You know that? That is projected to be a pretty tough contest.
Obviously, the Steelers coming up this week aren't a whole lot better as far as the matchup is concerned.
So, you know, he's somebody that I still thinks highly worth rasta ring.
Um, and you don't necessarily want to start him unless you're desperate.
And there are people that are desperate enough, Like like like me.
But, um, you know, the next couple of weeks after Pittsburgh, though, guys, he is going to get the Bangles and the Raiders, and I could tell you from watching this Brown's team this season.
We will probably run the ball for to 250 yards against those teams because they cannot stop teams on the ground.
And that means that Johnson is going to get some run in those games.
So he's somebody that you know.
I think if he's still out there in your league, the fact that he did disappoint against the Colts, you could probably get him fairly cheap.
At this point in time, you could probably only put down maybe like a 10 15% fab bid and come away with him.
Maybe depending on the league, you could oh, check out the you know who's still a free agent is of tomorrow morning and just pick him up for absolutely nothing in the league.
So just keep keep him in mind, because I do think that s so long as Nick chubs out, he's gonna have some better days ahead and one that you wanna talk about not ***y acquisitions at the running back position.
But desperate times call for desperate measures and we are talking PPR here, guys is J.
D McKissic um, Washington football team running back on Lee rostered on 6% of leagues.
So, you know, out of the guys I've mentioned, 6%.
He is out there in a vast majority of leagues, regardless of how competitive they are.
And, you know, at this point in time in the season, you know, I don't I don't know if Washington They're just trying to bring Antonio Gibson along slowly because he's a rookie and you know, collegiately.
He never handled a heavy workload.
I'm sure there's some reasoning for it, Although Gibson has looked fantastic in certain stretches, McKissick just continues to get work.
He gets work in the passing game, and, you know, even this past Sunday had six receptions versus Gibson's five and again in PPR.
If you could go get a running back right now, who could give you like a floor around 10 PPR points? And you have to think Washington is going to continue probably to be behind in games and be in these gain scripts where enter Alex Smith and Kyle Allen, these air guys that will dump the football to the running back? I thought as soon as Haskins was benched, I was like, Great arrow up on my guy Gibson that I traded away.
So, um, which is still the case? He is seeing more work in the passing game, but McKissick the veteran, they like him there.
He's getting work.
So Andi is somebody that really I mean, I would have to think that if you if you put down an aggressive 10 to 12% of your fab budget, you should have no problem acquiring him.
And if you wanted to, for less.
I don't blame you at all for that.
And, ah, a couple other guys that consider that you probably don't have to put down much, if anything, on.
But at least this upcoming week, if you're desperate enough and again in PPR format Duke Johnson and Jamal Williams, they're both highly available leagues.
But just other names.
I just wanted to throw out real quick, uh, wide receiver, obviously the big name of the week.
Chase Claypool, right? Anytime somebody catches three touchdowns and runs for another one, that's going to get everybody's attention in the industry.
Beast of a wide receiver.
Obviously, Ben Roethlisberger relied on him heavily.
There's a lot to like their, however, you know how much you want to spend to put him on your team without knowing how much you could actually put him in your lineup and feel good about it really comes down to.
Do you think the anti Johnson is going to miss some time? Do you think you'll continue to be bitten by the injury bug? It's a lot of mouths to feed in Pittsburgh.
It's not to say Claypool can't be relied on in the red zone or have some other splash days, Um, upcoming in the season.
We've already seen it a little bit with him this year.
He's a guy mentioned to stash a couple of weeks ago, even, um, in the event that Johnson or Juju got hurt, because in his limited opportunity, he's been fantastic.
But it had been limited opportunity.
So just the fact that you know Johnson, it sounds like he might not even miss next week.
It makes me hesitant on what I'd want to spend on Claypool.
So at this point in time, at least for me, 10 to 15% of my fabs the most I want to go on.
A guy who very likely that could be the best game we see from him, like by far the rest of season.
So don't overspend to chase what he did last week with Johnson out and e was going to say, I feel like the message is gonna be very similar to possibly the next guy on your list.
Oh, so we'll just skip down to him.
I put him a little further.
I You're right, Travis Fulgham.
The reason I put him a little further down is because, you know, I'll Sean supposedly should be back this week.
You know, just on Jackson's in and out of the lineup.
Eventually, Jalen Gregor will be back and and you know, he had a career day and it was great.
It's a great story, but you don't You do not want to spend much, if anything at all, chasing that production.
I mean, they play Baltimore this upcoming week.
That's not that.
That is no cupcake matchup.
And to kind of put things a little bit in perspective, and j you probably a little bit more familiar with this guy than I am.
But Greg Ward Kat, um, in Week three caught eight of 11 for 84 yards for the Eagles.
So who knows if it would be Fold them again? Somebody else? Obviously, they're trying anybody and everything at the wide receiver position.
I don't blame anyone who sees 10 grabs for a buck, 52 in a touchdown.
If you want to throw 5% on him because you believe in him having some kind of an encore performance this upcoming week, then hey, call your shot, go for it.
I just won't spend up at all chasing that simply because we know that other options were coming back.
And there are guys that air from the practice squad.
So, um, I do not know how low Viscous Channel Jr is still out there in 66% of leagues, but he is.
And, um, he is somebody that I I'd probably spend 10 15 maybe even 20% if I need a receiver.
Just because he seems to be emerging is like the wide receiver on the Jacksonville Jaguars.
We've seen his targets climb, you know, so far this season.
44668 His receptions.
33557 he's involved They're trying to find ways to get him the ball and he looks good.
Um, and that's it, Steve.
They're actively trying to find ways to get him involved and put him in unique positions.
And on top of that, you know, he's finding Mawr of just a standard role in the offense to.
So the fact that they're putting that much attention around the guy has to get your attention because you need production and he's getting it.
Yeah, well, that's what I mean.
He seems like somebody that, like yeah, you could rely on him is like kind of a low end wide receiver. Three.
Definitely a flex in your lineup.
So how is he not rostered And 100% of leads then? Because he should be started by a lot of teams, nonetheless is worthy of a bench spot.
So and and then, you know, Chase Claypool and the Philadelphia wide receiver who we just talked about, you know, those were guys who you're guessing about their involvement in the offense moving forward, and it's based on other guys being injured on whether or not they're going to be more involved.
You don't have to worry about that in this situation, they are proactively getting him involved, and it doesn't matter who else is on the field.
It's a different story precisely whether the Games Chart Jr has been healthy or injured.
Um, Chanel still getting.
He's getting run.
He's they're finding ways of getting the ball.
So he's somebody.
He should definitely be rostered everywhere, in my opinion.
So if you need a wide receiver, he's probably to me the guy.
I'd want to go out there and get the most out of any of these guys and on I will really quick just throw out the name Tee Higgins.
Roster share should probably also be higher.
He's not someone I want to get that into just because you don't want to talk too much about wide receivers that air 50% roster just because they're probably not available on a lot for people listening to this, they're probably not going to be available for you to go pick up one name.
I will throw out there again, and I had him as a stash this past week.
He did not have a great performance by any means, but then again.
You know Joe Flacco is this quarterback on the New York Jets, but Jeff Smith did see 11 more targets this past Sunday.
That is a lofty number.
It only cost three for 23.
That is not good.
But like I mentioned the previous week, though, he did get nine targets.
Turn that into 15 PPR points.
So it's just a name to keep your eye on.
You don't have to spend anything to get him.
He's just kind of like, Hey, after waiver wires, run.
If you want to stash him, you know, feel free to go grab him.
And then, uh so between a slow is maybe 30% as high as 40%.
Some other guys that you could consider that are out there and, you know, various leave.
You still have plenty of Michael Hardman, Golden Tate, Henry rugs.
Um, you know MVS Marcus vault has scant ling, so you know there's definitely players out there, and that's the whole thing, guys, you know, when it comes to the wide receivers on the waiver wire, you don't want to spend too much chasing the previous week's production or hoping for something that happened.
All these guys, because you can get so many guys that you don't have to spend anything for.
Like, a lot of the guys I just mentioned probably will go unclaimed, and you could just pick them up the next morning if you don't really feel confident.
And one of the guys I talked about earlier, and then when it comes to a quarterback, it's It's all about Kirk Cousins, e, haven't you know, mentioned last week.
Stash him for this week.
If you're going to need a quarterback, you know he gets Atlanta.
He's at home hosting Atlanta, a team that really seems like they've just given up and that, I mean, even even firing their head coach there don't care.
That defense is atrocious.
They will get lit up this week by Kirk Cousins in the Minnesota Vikings.
Couple honorable mentions a quarterback.
If Cousins has already claimed that.
You can't get him, but you need somebody to stream this week.
Andy Dalton gets the Arizona Cardinals if it's Magic, gets the New York Jets.
Yeah, both of those air perfectly stream a ble.
Opportunities there and then tight end.
I really wish I had something for you guys.
You know there's Jimmy Graham.
If you're desperate enough, he he's been catching touchdowns.
I think I think, in standard leagues he's tied in four on the year so But you know, I have to say that standard because he only catches two balls for 12 yards and a touchdown.
But, um, in camera break might be worth a hell Mary to just with O J.
Howard out of the way.
And you know, Gronk Gronk is what he is.
He's blocking primarily at this point, But you don't feel good about any of that.
And that's my whole point this week on the waiver wire.
You just don't feel good about like any of it, really? But sometimes, you know, some of it is like, do what you gotta dio one.
You've got to do what you gotta do and to like, you're getting to the point of the season where winds are becoming more and more important every week.
So sometimes you gotta play defense a little bit and just scoop up some of these guys just so somebody else doesn't have the option of inserting them and having it work out so No, you're totally right.
That's even Mawr.
Why? I think you look ahead of by weeks.
It's like stash what you think you might need if you can't afford it.
Like who cares? You know, people like to make fun of someone for carrying a second defense or a second quarterback like, Well, not if it's a very advantageous match up the next week because someone else might do the same thing.
Or you might have an opponent who has an empty bench spot.
Were like, I don't need a quarterback, but I don't want you getting Kirk cousins in Atlanta s.
Oh, that's a beautiful point that you make there.
It's worth picking those guys up.
All right, Ben, what's Week six gonna bring us Mawr delayed games And you know, from everything that I've heard, this has been a an isolated incident, and for the most part, when somebody gets co vid, they are immediately effectively quarantined by their team.
They go on covert reserve.
They missed a couple of games. They come back.
Games don't have to be moved.
Games don't have to be canceled, so you know, it does seem like we had a couple instances of just straight up guys not doing what they're supposed to be doing.
Millionaire athletes not doing what they're supposed to be doing as it relates to co vid protocol, it doesn't matter what you think about it.
If you wanna play football, you gotta do what you gotta do and make sure that you don't get yourself for your entire team exposed so that we can keep doing this NFL thing.
So I don't know what to expect, man.
All I care about is total foresight bouncing back from an abysmal week for, uh, to now going to be at worst seven and four.
Uh, you know, I am.
I'm confident that Digs is probably gonna be able to outpace his projection and make us eight and three.
So we put a lot of time and effort into this podcast.
We wanna bring you quality information.
We wanna help you win eso when we have weeks like this.
It's a whole lot more fun potting than in weeks like last week when you know it wasn't that good.
So, you know, now we're gonna be several games about 500 instead of just a couple we'll get you those final totals after this rare Thursday or Tuesday Night Football gem finishes up and we will be back with you Sunday morning.
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Speculative Stashes heading into Week six.
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